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Schwartz: NU is grossly underfunding students’ mental health services

Alex Schwartz, Opinion Editor

April 10, 2018


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

I’ve seen student activists stress countless times the need for more funding and resources for mental health and wellness on our campus. I’ve never disagreed with that, but I have to admit that it never struck me as an extremely pressing issue. At least, not until I sought out Counseling and Psychological...

Levine-Drizin: Palestine protests demonstrate need for new progressive foreign policy

Gabe Levine-Drizin, Columnist

April 10, 2018


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

For the second straight week, thousands of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip marched toward the border fence with Israel to protest on “Land Day,” a day that has been commemorated since 1976 when Arab leaders initially declared a day of protests in response to the Israeli expropriation of Arab land...

Letter to the Editor: Sky and Em call for divestment from guns

April 9, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

From the beginning, we’ve wanted our campaign to be about reclaiming power for students. We know that our strength is built from large numbers and coalitions across different communities on this campus that force the University to pay attention to the issues that we care about. That’s why we’ve...

Turkolmez: Americans need to consume more foreign news

Emre Turkolmez, Op-Ed Contributor

April 8, 2018


Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

While globalization seems inevitable, the knowledge Americans have of other nations reads as highly insufficient. This may be due to the geographic distance between the U.S. and other countries. Or, as a Global Media Journal article states, “the result of American arrogance and self centeredness” or “a parochial journalism profession that focuses on domestic news and entertainment and pays atte...

Shirola: Constant changing of Trump’s senior officials is worrying

Wesley Shirola, Columnist

April 8, 2018


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

I can’t recall any recent presidential administration that saw as many changes to its cabinet and senior staff during its first year as President Donald Trump’s did. In fact, during this past month, five senior officials within the Trump administration announced their intent to depart — whether...

Schwartz: Be vigilant of corporate bias in journalism

Alex Schwartz, Opinion Editor

April 6, 2018


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

You may have seen it on Twitter over the weekend: A video compiled by the sports publication Deadspin showing almost 200 local news stations reciting a single script about the dangers of fake news. The stations are owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group, a company that has come under fire for biased conservative and ...

Letter to the Editor: Course affordability involves more than textbooks

April 5, 2018


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Six months ago, in a hallway in East Fairchild, I wrote a petition about textbook affordability based on a simple idea: Students already pay tens of thousands of dollars in tuition — what is that tuition money for if it does not cover the crucial materials our professors use to teach us? It’s...

Letter from the Opinion Editor: A column is just the beginning

Letter from the Opinion Editor: A column is just the beginning

Alex Schwartz, Opinion Editor

April 3, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Letters from Editor, Opinion

Hannah Montana has said time and time again that “nobody’s perfect,” and I take that to heart. I’m not perfect. My ideas aren’t perfect. My columns aren’t perfect. My editing isn’t perfect. This section isn’t perfect, nor are the other people who contribute to it. This publication isn’t...

Varcie: It’s time to change how undergraduate courses are evaluated

Joshua Varcie, Op-Ed Contributor

April 3, 2018


Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

At face value, Northwestern undergraduates appear to be receiving an elite university education. We attend a top-ranked institution, get high-paying jobs after graduation and often become leaders in our respective fields. But is the quality of education received by undergraduates at NU truly reflective...

Martinez: Reaffirming my Korean identity

Marissa Martinez, Assistant Opinion Editor

April 2, 2018


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

  I’ve dreamed of visiting South Korea since I was 8 years old. But because of money, school and work issues, we were never able to make the trip back to my grandmother’s homeland. She had immigrated to the United States with a 6-month-old baby (my mother) at age 20, unable to return and...

Letter to the Editor: Medical costs should be public information

March 18, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor

When you buy a new pair of shoes or go grocery shopping, you know exactly what you will be paying, down to the last cent. Even if you’re unsure, pricing information is easily accessible — whether it be at your local store or via a quick online search. This is reasonable; it allows you to make an...

Letter to the Editor: Lockdown illustrates need to better equip students for self-care during, after crises

March 16, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

I teach in the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern and also hold instruction on meditation. Last Wednesday afternoon, I was walking through the Evanston campus when the dining staff at Sargent Hall unceremoniously hustled me into the residence hall’s kitchen. Everyone and everything...