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Mahen: Ditching dirty word taboos

Jill Mahen

October 18, 2009

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...

Letter: Curbing greenhouse gases

Suelyn Yu

October 18, 2009

If you are "just someone who happens to care a lot," why not consider proving it and taking greater environmental action. If we are going to curb greenhouse gases by 18 percent in 10 years by 2012, "going green" is going to take significant, not passive, lifestyle changes. While I agree with Ms. Pinsk...

Guest column: Purple-powered homecoming festivities

Catrina Miksis and Yazmin Harris

October 18, 2009

A love of purple is just the beginning of what drew us to working with Northwestern's Homecoming celebration. While this year's theme focuses heavily on our school colors with the slogan, "got purple?" there is so much more to the week-long celebration. Students, alumni and the Evanston community wi...

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

October 14, 2009

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 14, 2009

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...