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Haleem: NU should market discounted student section football season tickets to non-students

Naasir Haleem, Op-Ed Contributor

April 17, 2018


Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

At the unveiling of Ryan Fieldhouse on Saturday, April 7, a reporter from Rivals.com asked coach Pat Fitzgerald how the addition of the new venue changed the expectations for Northwestern Football. The answer the reporter received was both unexpected and telling. “Our attendance isn’t top 15 in...

Letter from the Editor: After ASG elections, don’t call The Daily biased

Letter from the Editor: After ASG elections, don’t call The Daily biased

Alex Schwartz, Opinion Editor

April 17, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Letters from Editor, Opinion

I know you’re probably rolling your eyes. You’ve read enough letters about last week’s Associated Student Government election. Believe me, so have I — I edited all of them. But this letter isn’t about the campaign or its candidates so much as it is about The Daily’s role in covering them....

Gresik: With airstrikes, Trump fulfills Obama’s broken promise in Syria

April 16, 2018


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President Donald Trump — in step with coalition partners — has made good on the promises President Barack Obama failed to keep. Around 4 a.m. local time Saturday, the skies of Damascus, Syria, erupted with the screams of passing rockets and flashes of exploding shells. Blasts also rocked the city...

Srivastava: Financial aid should be expanded to higher income brackets

Heena Srivastava, Daily Columnist

April 15, 2018


Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

In 2016, Money ranked Northwestern among the richest colleges in the nation, and by the end of the 2017 fiscal year, NU had an endowment of $10.5 billion. But while the University is ranked among the richest in the nation, it remains excluded from the top 28 in providing need-based financial aid. And...

Martinez: Journalists should use more accessible language

Martinez: Journalists should use more accessible language

Marissa Martinez, Assistant Opinion Editor

April 15, 2018


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

A few weeks ago, I was finishing up my column about Korea in my hotel room, asking my mother to fact-check what I wrote. My grandmother asked what was going on, and we explained that I was writing an essay about my experience of meeting family in this new country. “That’s great, Marissa. I’...

Chen: NU students are already living in the ‘real world’

Sophie Chen, Op-Ed Contributor

April 15, 2018


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I’ve recently figured out that I’m quite the interdimensional traveler. And, evidently, so is anyone enrolled in higher education. Being a lifelong student, my forays into internships and post-graduation plans have elicited bleak welcomes into what many refer to as the “real world.” As I’ve...

Letter to the Editor: 30 LGBTQ+ students endorse Sky + Em

April 13, 2018


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We, as members of the LGBTQ+ community at Northwestern University — as activists, as advocates and as allies — are voting for Sky Patterson and Emily Ash for student body president and vice president. We fully believe that these candidates are the best choice for LGBTQ+ students at NU. Sky and...

Letter to the Editor: For student body leaders, Sky and Emily are the wrong choice

April 12, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

As we approach the last days of this election season, I get more and more frustrated with this process. As speaker of the Senate for Associated Student Government, I was asked to remain neutral in order to act as a liaison and adviser to the candidates and election commission. As my term ended officially...

Letter to the Editor: 52 student leaders endorse Sky and Em

April 11, 2018


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We, as current and former student leaders at Northwestern, endorse Sky Patterson and Emily Ash for president and executive vice president of the student body. We know that students are tired of Associated Student Government making vague promises to enact reforms and to promote equity across this...

Phillips: Stop romanticizing trauma and mental illness

Ruby Phillips, Assistant Opinion Editor

April 10, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Opinion

Yesterday, I found myself on the Greyhound bus at 9 a.m., openly crying reading Junot Díaz’s new article in The New Yorker entitled, “The Silence: The Legacy of Childhood Trauma.” I have loved his writing for a long time, but unlike his other work, this essay wasn’t fictional. Díaz normally pai...

Letter to the Editor: Sky and Em are unafraid to take on sexual assault, create queer spaces

April 10, 2018


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On college campuses across the country, two of the issues I find to be imperative in the current moment are the fight against campus sexual assault and the creation of more spaces for queer students — especially queer students of color — to create community. To work against sexual violence and...

Jackson: Social media adds to college loneliness phenomenon

Cassidy Jackson, Columnist

April 10, 2018


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

On Nov. 4, 2017, a month and a half into my freshman year at Northwestern, I made a fatal mistake. I created a Facebook photo album, and titled it “GO U! GO NU!” — which I mistakenly thought were the lyrics to our school’s fight song. Along with the tragic title, I added a sappy blurb about...