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Sainati: The U.S. doesn’t need a military parade

Leo Sainati, Assistant Opinion Editor

February 13, 2018


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

After witnessing the Bastille Day parade in France last year, President Donald Trump said he wanted to bring the festivities, notably the excessive displays of military power, to the United States. Remarking that the parade “was military might,” Trump declared that “we’re going to have to try...

Phillips: The problem with “woke” culture

Ruby Phillips, Columnist

February 13, 2018


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

This weekend, I was able to see the Wirtz Theatre’s MFA Lab production of White, a theatre production that addresses how everyone is complicit in problematic institutions and the tokenization of people of color. The show delved into how being socially conscious about issues of race has become more so a fa...

The Spectrum: Learning to love Northwestern as a multiethnic woman

Anisa Codamon, Op-Ed Contributor

February 12, 2018


Filed under Opinion, The Spectrum

Being a student at Northwestern felt isolating for a very long time. To start, no one looked like me. I had dark skin, Asian eyes and a culture that was unrelatable to many other people around me. I am half Honduran (Hispanic descent) and half Filipino (Asian descent). My first impressions of other NU...

Editorial: Body cameras aren’t enough to solve Evanston police issues, racial bias

The Daily Northwestern Editorial Board

February 12, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

As incident after incident has shown, the issues of racial bias and excessive force that pervade police departments across the country also affect Evanston police — most recently illustrated in the detainment of 60-year-old black Evanston man Gregory Hall. Hall was injured after Evanston police misidentified him as an armed robbery suspect as he was lea...

Holtzman: Long-term self care requires more than a drop-in session

Rachel Holtzman, Columnist

February 8, 2018


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Discussions surrounding mental health during winter quarter often boil down to handing out the Counseling and Psychological Services phone number and reminding people to take a healthy dose of Vitamin D — or, in worst-case scenarios, proposing the option of medical leave. Those discussions focus on...

Hume: Why I’m choosing to live outside of the present

Jack Hume, Op-Ed Contributor

February 8, 2018


Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

In the quest for contentment, I find myself, more than anything else, trying to live in the present. I am prone to do otherwise, coping by burying myself in the past or anchoring myself in the future. So as I’ve gotten older, I’ve learned to wall up the wilderness of time and consciousness into something...

Kang: In support of ‘To Be Departments’ campaign for AASP, LLSP

Will Kang, Op-Ed Contributor

February 8, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Currently, there is a struggle for the recognition of two of Northwestern’s biggest ethnic studies programs — Asian American Studies Program and Latina and Latino Studies Program — as departments. While The Daily has had its fair share of articles written about (and often in support of) this campaign,...

Martinez: Students can find ways to celebrate black culture both on, off NU campus

Marissa Martinez, Assistant Opinion Editor

February 7, 2018


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Back in grade school, Black History Month was associated with some basic elements: a few history lessons about heroes like Martin Luther King Jr. or Rosa Parks, some sort of culturally significant gathering or talks held by the Black Students Association, and maybe a mandatory assembly or school function....

Closson: Let’s reframe mental health to acknowledge core issues, stop ‘pushing through’

Troy Closson, Opinion Editor

February 7, 2018


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

It’s week five, but I feel like by now, we should be at reading week. For a lot of this quarter, I’ve felt like I’m running on empty — and that’s worrying. During my first year at Northwestern, I felt the exact same way around this time of year. Coming from a high school where mental health...

Schwartz: Philadelphia riots reveal racial bias toward white violence

Alex Schwartz, Assistant Opinion Editor

February 6, 2018


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

As I watched coverage of the celebrations taking place in Philadelphia after the Eagles won the 2018 Super Bowl this past Sunday, I thought, “This is going to get interesting.” People on social media worried about whether the city would be able to handle its residents celebrating their team’s victory,...

Sainati: Individual mandate must stay: Let’s pay it forward

Leo Sainati, Assistant Opinion Editor

February 5, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The recent tax bill passed by Republicans has been widely analyzed and scrutinized for its impact on tax brackets, incomes and savings, but one of the most important elements of the bill has nothing to do with tax cuts: It’s the repeal of Obamacare’s individual mandate. The individual mandate was an e...

Shirola: Science is vital to our society, but it is under attack

Wesley Shirola, Columnist

February 5, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

There are arguably not many things that have contributed so much to our society as science has over the course of our history. Indeed, scientists have existed since the first human civilization in ancient Mesopotamia, where they curiously observed and recorded the world around them. However, only a handful...