The Daily Northwestern

Guest Column: Class Wars

Nate Nicholas

October 7, 2010

Writing for the New York Times recently, economist Paul Krugman once again demonstrated that a Nobel Prize does not necessitate rational thinking. In a characteristically over-the-top opinion column, "The Angry Rich and Taxes," Krugman enumerated and denounced the evils of the "very privileged." Granted, Krugman i...

Firing Squad: New library computers are an inconvenience

Ali Elkin

October 6, 2010

I own a printer, but I have not had black ink since freshman year. I am now a junior. Because I'm tired of explaining to professors that the blue ink is not a creative choice, I try to get most of my printing done in McTrib or Fisk, so I can abuse Medill's resources. The pile of requisite electronic de...

Firing Squad: Bicycle parking causes inconvenience at Tech

Jim An

October 6, 2010

When I was a freshman, I had two classes up north in Tech every quarter, and though I was often late, at least I could ride my bike up to Tech's front doors and run right in. Now as a senior, I once more have a class at Tech, but not only is the bike parking ridiculously far away from the entrance,...

Guest Column:”Are you a good witch or a bad witch?”

Jeffrey Geiger

October 5, 2010

Every time you meet someone new, that's what you wonder. If you're LGBTQ, that is. If you're LGBTQ, you most likely spend some degree of time either outright worrying about - or at the very least unconsciously preparing for - "What If This One Turns Hostile?" There's no guarantee that someone isn't go...

Carson: SHIFTing the blame

Mike Carson

October 5, 2010

The folks that run SHIFT sure know how to get people talking. Last week, your diligent Forum columnists managed to stir up 12 online comments on seven columns. A story about an event that Secular Humanists for Inquiry and Free Thought put together drew 10 comments in 48 hours. And all they had to do...