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Augustine: The discrimination against Caster Semenya is unwarranted

Augustine: The discrimination against Caster Semenya is unwarranted

Kathryn Augustine, Columnist

May 6, 2019


Filed under Latest Stories, Opinion

Olympian swimmer and gold medalist Michael Phelps is genetically endowed with a proportionally longer wingspan, larger than average hands and feet and a double-jointed chest. These seemingly arbitrary differences are all advantages for Phelps in the sport of swimming, helping him get ahead with each...

Bian: Mixing me up with other Asians isn’t a harmless mistake

Bian: Mixing me up with other Asians isn’t a harmless mistake

Andrea Bian, Opinion Editor

May 6, 2019


Filed under Opinion

An English student teacher who taught me as a sophomore in high school went the entire year without calling me by the right name. The president of my high school stopped me before mass one day to congratulate me on a performance of a musical production I never starred in. For much of my junior...

Boice: It’s time to finally legalize marijuana

Boice: It’s time to finally legalize marijuana

Lilli Boice, Op-Ed Contributor

May 6, 2019


Filed under Latest Stories, Opinion, Uncategorized

In the United States, medical marijuana is legal in 33 states, and recreational marijuana in 10. However, the legalization of both medical and recreational marijuana and decriminalization of marijuana is moving very slowly. Considering that cannabis is a less harmful substance than alcohol and tobacco and ha...

Thuillier: History is repeating itself — right before our eyes

Thuillier: History is repeating itself — right before our eyes

Marcus Thuillier, Columnist

May 3, 2019


Filed under Latest Stories, Opinion

History has a tendency to repeat itself. As memory fades, events from the past can become events of the present. Some, like author William Strauss and historian Neil Howe, argue that this is due to the cyclical nature of history — history repeats itself and flows based on the generations. According...

From the Newsroom: The Daily’s decision to use the word “racist”

Marissa Martinez, Print Managing Editor

May 1, 2019


Filed under From the Newsroom, Latest Stories, Opinion

In this series, Daily staff members hope to provide more transparency about how we operate. If you would like to submit a question to be answered here, please send an email to eic@dailynorthwestern.com. Racist. It’s the word no one wants to be called. Especially in America, it carries the unique connotation of intentionally seeking to hur...