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Votta: Brexit is looking wildly better for EU than anyone could have imagined

Roberto Votta, Op-Ed Contributor

November 21, 2017


Filed under Contributors, Opinion

Brexit was supposed to end the European Union as we know it. It was supposed to trigger other crises alongside innovative wordsmithing, like Grexit and Quitaly. It was supposed to be the resolution of a romantic tale for independence. In fact, I still remember the day the EU Referendum took place in...

Closson: Trump’s latest attacks on black people illustrate deeper issues

Troy Closson, Opinion Editor

November 21, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

In the latest edition of “What black person will Donald Trump attack this week?,” LaVar Ball, LiAngelo Ball and two other UCLA basketball players were subjected to one of the president’s infamous tweet storms. According to Trump, LaVar Ball did not accept his generosity in getting LiAngelo out of China and comp...

Letter to the Editor: Virginia’s elections hold significance for national politics

November 21, 2017


Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

Two strong signals were sent to the nation as the results of Virginia’s Nov. 7 election trickled in: Americans are rejecting President Donald Trump and his conservative agenda, and progressives are energized and ready to help elect Democrats up and down the ballot. Leo Sainati is correct to say...

Alfaro: Handling opinions as the Opinion Editor

Mariana Alfaro, Opinion Editor

November 20, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

As Opinion Editor, this last quarter was interesting, to say the least. I’m a trained reporter, but I decided to take over The Daily’s Opinion section as a way to explore an aspect of journalism I had never considered pursuing. I am not one to pass a good challenge. I had also heard that The Daily’s...

Sumra: Australia’s marriage referendum shows flaws of democracy

Eish Sumra, Columnist

November 20, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Last Tuesday evening, news broke that marriage equality had been given a resounding vote of approval in Australia. It came after a long, hard-fought campaign that saw ugly public battles between celebrities, politicians and citizens. Anti-gay graffiti was spray painted on buildings, and bitter words...

Sainati: Virginia’s election is promising for Democrats, but shouldn’t be overemphasized

Leo Sainati, Columnist

November 19, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Virginia’s gubernatorial election earlier this month received widespread media attention for voters’ apparent "rejection of Trumpism." These narratives treated Virginia like a contentious swing state, and Republican candidate Ed Gillespie like a champion of President Donald Trump’s ideals. It’s...

Baas: It’s time for us to stand up to excessive advertisement

Jared Baas, Columnist

November 19, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Go to a movie, browse a website, check your social media feed or take a walk by The Rock. What do all of these things have in common? Ads. Advertisements are a continuously growing part of our culture in the United States. It may surprise you that in the 1970s, the average American was exposed to...

Letter to the Editor: Stop stealing from Nevin’s

Letter to the Editor: Stop stealing from Nevin’s

November 18, 2017


Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

What follows is not directed at most Northwestern students, but it is really, really directed at some of you. It is important to note that my words are my own and no one else’s, and certainly do not represent the people for whom I work. On Thursday night, Tommy Nevin’s Pub was looted by members...

Kim: We need more diverse voices in our English readings

Yvonne Kim, Op-Ed Contributor

November 16, 2017


Filed under Contributors, Opinion

Every course I take toward my English literature degree is an emotional roller coaster. It’s one I admit partially stems from my own obsession with having to get the most out of my college years, but I also believe it largely speaks to the nature of an English education. I often treat quarterly...

Schwartz: ‘IT’S OK TO BE WHITE’ posters reference a nonexistent threat

Alex Schwartz, Assistant Opinion Editor

November 16, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Earlier this week, The Daily reported that posters displaying the phrase “IT’S OK TO BE WHITE” appeared in Crowe Hall, mostly around the African American studies offices. Northwestern was just one of a growing number of American college campuses hit by a wave of these posters. The flyers origin...

Letter to the Editor: Reid, Burns should focus on helping people with FOIAs

November 14, 2017


Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

To The Daily Northwestern, The article “Citizens urge FOIA reform,” published Nov. 8, should have been called “The Devon Reid and Bobby Burns Show!” My recent Freedom of Information Act request was denied, and I believe Evanston staff acted to contradict both the letter and spirit of r...

Sumra: If the last year has taught us anything, it’s to listen and engage

Eish Sumra, Columnist

November 14, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

My most distinct memory from Election Day 2016 is standing outside a bar in Paris, stumbling around crying snowflake tears. This time last year, I sat in beautiful parks around a foreign city observing people who didn’t seem to care about the epic shift taking place across the pond. What I most...