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Letter to the Editor: Should arrest be the only tool police have in a nonviolent situation?

July 12, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

At the Evanston 4th of July Parade, I was disappointed to find myself arrested for an act of protest. I went to the parade as a cautionary tale from my own heritage: an Abuela de Plaza de Mayo, one of the women whose children were “disappeared” by the Argentine government of the 1970s. While...

The Spectrum: Deconstructing white-passingness

Jolie Boulos, Op-Ed Contributor

June 7, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Opinion, The Spectrum

This essay is part of The Spectrum, a forum in our Opinion section for marginalized voices to share their perspectives. To submit a piece for The Spectrum or discuss story ideas, please email spectrum@dailynorthwestern.com. “What are you?” When I was little, I didn’t understand the offensive and insensitive impl...

The Daily Northwestern’s 2018 Diversity Report

The Daily Northwestern Editorial Board

June 1, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Instagram Posts, Latest Stories, Opinion, Top Stories

For nearly 137 years, The Daily Northwestern has been the newspaper of record for Northwestern and Evanston. And for the vast majority of that time, we have not been representative of either of those communities. It’s no secret that our newsroom’s lack of diversity has led — and continues to...

Letter to the Editor: Notion that Trump is to credit for possible peace on Korean Peninsula is misguided

May 30, 2018


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Many have weighed in and shared their thoughts on recent developments in a promised peace treaty to be signed this year by South and North Korea. Yet I feel that a column written by Wesley Shirola in The Daily Northwestern crediting President Trump for the Panmunjom Declaration, and even possible reunification, requires a response. While I agree it is necessary for the U.S. t...

Phillips: Personal experiences, not statistics, effect change

Ruby Phillips, Assistant Opinion Editor

May 30, 2018


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

From publishing columns about my unhealthy drinking habits to my struggles with mental health, I have been more honest about my personal experiences in my columns for this desk than I ever have before. Exposing myself like this wasn't particularly empowering or satisfying like I thought it would be,...

Letter from the Editor: Reflecting on discourse, censorship after a quarter as Opinion Editor

Alex Schwartz, Opinion Editor

May 30, 2018


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Last Spring Quarter, I wrote a column arguing that hate speech should not be free speech. I received a litany of nasty emails and comments calling me a fascist and saying that I didn’t deserve free speech if I opposed it for others. I’ll admit that the piece could’ve been worded better and that ...

Martinez: Opinion section should try to move beyond limitations

Marissa Martinez, Assistant Opinion Editor

May 30, 2018


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

I applied to be assistant opinion editor Winter Quarter because a second leg surgery prevented me from walking anywhere to report, and I had dabbled in opinion during high school. Writing for the past two quarters has been a mixed bag: I have been able to share thoughts that are important to me, but...

Jackson: What I learned about failure during my freshman year at NU

Cassidy Jackson, Columnist

May 28, 2018


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Last week, I wrote a column about how I learned to take ownership and be unafraid in my friendships during my freshman year. But I learned things in the classroom too, like the fact that academics shouldn’t define me. Similar to the vast majority of Northwestern students, I excelled in high sch...

Shirola: US, North Korea Summit will bring us one step closer to a united Korean Peninsula

Wesley Shirola, Columnist

May 28, 2018


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

It all started in February at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, when South Koreans and North Koreans walked under one united flag for the first time in over a decade. This moving display of unity marked a sign of hope that there may one day be a united Korean Peninsula, as I wrote in...

Boyd: Trump administration fuels ICE, CBP’s despicable behavior

Ryan Boyd, Columnist

May 28, 2018


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The Trump administration recently implemented its most callous policy yet. And that’s saying something considering the fact that these are the same people who pushed for the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, refused to act on gun control and implemented a wildly discriminatory Muslim ban. The new...

Jackson: What I learned about friendship during my freshman year at NU

Cassidy Jackson, Columnist

May 24, 2018


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

I’ve recently realized what freshman year and the rest of this weird four-year period is all about: adjusting to the culture that permeates this campus and digesting a new pseudo-adult life. It’s about being a metaphorical sponge, absorbing everything from the minute details to the grand themes of...

Letter to the Editor: A response to Joel Harrison and an Open Letter to Northwestern Graduate Students

May 23, 2018


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Dear Joel and colleagues: Let me begin by thanking you for engaging with me in a conversation about funding models for graduate education. My goal is to ensure that you, and all graduate students, are able to pursue academic excellence. Your concerns suggest a level of anxiety that I would like...