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Perez: Christianity shouldn’t be politicized

Zamone “Z” Perez, Op-Ed Contributor

January 17, 2019


Filed under Latest Stories, Opinion

In December, the Senate symbolically outlawed lynching when it passed the Justice for Victims of Lynching Act, making lynching a federal crime. Evangelicals aligned with the Liberty Counsel, a designated “hate group” by the Southern Poverty Law Center, urged the House of Representatives to take language...

Zhang: Why I changed my name

Dani Zhang, Op-Ed Contributor

January 17, 2019


Filed under Latest Stories, Opinion

Over the last two months, I changed my name from Dannes (pronounced “Denise”) to Dan to Dani. Naturally, people had questions. Was I changing my gender identity? Was I just a kid who, after coming into college, believes she’s totally a new and improved person now? The latter’s probably true....

Bian: Gillette ad about toxic masculinity was more than necessary

Andrea Bian, Assistant Opinion Editor

January 17, 2019


Filed under Latest Stories, Opinion

The popular razor brand Gillette released an advertisement Jan. 13 titled “We Believe: The Best Men Can Be.” The ad challenged the brand’s previous slogan, “The Best a Man Can Get,” by offering a reflection on how toxic masculinity manifests itself in everyday life. In the video, men stare...

Thuillier: United States should prioritize press freedom

Marcus Thuillier, Op-Ed Contributor

January 16, 2019


Filed under Latest Stories, Opinion

Even in 2019, not much has changed for the international journalist community, as coverage of France’s “yellow vests” protests showed once more. We have become used to violence toward journalists in authoritarian countries, but similar acts have picked up steam in democracies around the world —...

Gutierrez: Why I decided to go through recruitment

A. Pallas Gutierrez, Columnist

January 16, 2019


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

At the beginning of winter quarter, many first- and second-year students make what is framed by Hollywood as the most important decision in a college student’s life: whether or not they are going to join Greek life. The portrayal of sororities by Hollywood is consistently negative. Elle Woods and...

Mills: In 2019, don’t let politicians ruin protests

Clay Mills, Op-Ed Contributor

January 16, 2019


Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

Last November, I attended Evanston’s “Nobody Is Above the Law” protest following the resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, which eliminated the buffer between President Trump and Robert Mueller, the special counsel looking into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Arriving to the...

This election season, don’t ignore black journalists — again

This election season, don’t ignore black journalists — again

Marissa Martinez, Opinion Editor

January 15, 2019


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

As potential candidates are slowly announcing their 2020 presidential campaigns, newsrooms across the country are gearing up to cover local and national reactions, assembling teams of their best political reporters and correspondents to tackle this large project. CBS recently announced its 2020 election team in a graphic on Twitter Saturday. The problem? There were no recognizable black reporters out of 12 members. It's Official: The @CBSNews 2020 Election Team has assembled! https://t.co/0GBCw4mj7s pic.twitter...

Closson: Being a black journalist is hard — but necessary

Troy Closson, Op-Ed Contributor

January 15, 2019


Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

I didn’t want to write a story about the 50th anniversary of the Bursar’s Office Takeover last spring, but I wanted one to be written. When I first pitched my vision for the story, I basically said if anyone else also had a similar idea, they could just do it. I hadn’t reported in a while for...

Buchaniec: The United States is not a victim

Catherine Buchaniec, Columnist

January 14, 2019


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

In a column that ran Friday, Wesley Shirola rebutted my argument that a crisis does not exist at our southwest border. Moreover, he said that President Donald Trump does not hold sole responsibility for our current government shutdown. He went on to say the whole country is in a state of peril because...

Shirola: Border crisis, shutdown not solely Trump’s fault

Wesley Shirola, Columnist

January 10, 2019


Filed under Latest Stories, Opinion

On Tuesday night, President Donald Trump delivered an address to the nation from the Oval Office. He stated that there is a “growing humanitarian and security crisis at our southern border” where many illegal immigrants have entered, and are entering, our country. Yet, in a column that ran Wednesday,...

Buchaniec: Holding the country hostage for a non-existent crisis

Catherine Buchaniec, Assistant Design Editor

January 10, 2019


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Earlier this week, President Donald Trump formally addressed the nation on prime-time national television. He described a situation that requires immediate action — a time of unparalleled drug smuggling and illegal border-crossing, a time of violence and, moreover, a state of danger that challenges...

Zhang: I don’t major in RTVF for the classes

Zhang: I don’t major in RTVF for the classes

Dannes Zhang, Op-Ed Contributor

January 9, 2019


Filed under Contributors, Instagram Posts, Latest Stories, Opinion

Every week in high school, for two or three times a week, I would walk down the art hall, enter classroom A107, and sit down among a clutter of documents, misplaced SD cards and stationery. My teacher Mr. Gran taught me about Marxist theory, the French New Wave and David Lynch’s “Twin Peaks” in...