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Mahen: Ditching dirty word taboos

Jill Mahen

October 17, 2009

Filed under Columns

I'll never forget my middle school health class. On the first day, my teacher asked us to say certain words out loud and laugh as much as we wanted to to "get it out of our system."She said the first word. "Penis." The class erupted in laughter. Second word, "vagina." More laughter. Finally, "sex." Th...

Editorials: With fare hikes, time for U-Pass; Improve NU’s dorm life now

October 13, 2009

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

With fare hikes, time for U-PassNorthwestern students are lucky to go to school only miles away from one of the most vibrant cities in the world. But if proximity to Chicago is such an important aspect of attending NU, why is the University doing so little to encourage students to take advantage of the c...

Barzon: No winners in battles of modern war

Carlton Barzon

October 13, 2009

Filed under Columns, Opinion

There's no such thing as a "clean" war. No matter what shock-and-awe buzzwords politicians use to sell it to us, no matter how many smart bombs or unmanned drones we churn off the assembly lines and no matter how much money we spend on body armor and early warning systems, someone will still have to step up to...

LeBuhn: Professional sweet-talking for new job

Mac LeBuhn

October 10, 2009

Filed under Columns, Opinion

To Whom It May Concern:I recently came across your posting on CareerCat, Northwestern University's Career Services page. I am writing to express my interest in a full-time position at McTinsley and Co. I think you'll find my academic and professional experiences make me a superb match for your organization.Academically, I've spen...

Barzon: At all costs, avoid online pit of terror

Carlton Barzon

October 6, 2009

Filed under Columns, Opinion

I have seen the Internet's true face. The forum boards are decrepit septic tanks ready to burst open like the bloated belly of a swollen corpse, releasing a deluge of verbal diarrhea and the abandoned social waste of a damned culture. The accumulated filth of all their tired memes and LOLcats will foam up arou...