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Reed: Studios have themselves to blame for box office failures

Chase Reed, Columnist

October 9, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

My memories of home are inextricably tied to going out to the movies. Whenever my family would make the trek to my grandmother’s house — to stay over, celebrate or reunite with family — we’d drive by a wide, open field of drought-addled grass flanked by four 50-foot-tall screens: the lonely remains...

Sumra: International students are valuable to America

Eish Sumra, Columnist

October 8, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Walking back from a friend’s house last week, I was struck by a group of who I can only assume were freshmen. A tall guy surrounded by a group of women was clearly on his way to a party, and their conversation epitomised the stereotype of American masculinity. “All my friends are chicks because guys...

Alfaro: Learning to love America in bits and pieces

Mariana Alfaro, Opinion Editor

October 8, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

They don’t let you bring your phone to the United States embassy when you go for visa interviews. The day I applied for my student visa, I went in terrified, wearing my Sunday best, disconnected from the world. I left my phone with my then-boyfriend, who planned to pick me up three to five hours later...

Letter to the Editor: Northwestern sports are doing OK

October 8, 2017


Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

Last Thursday, Daily sports editor Jonah Dylan wrote a column arguing Northwestern is running out of excuses for mediocrity. Dylan opened his column by highlighting a weekend’s worth of relatively negative results for University athletic teams, eventually concluding “NU is still not very good at sports.”...

Pytosh: On hegemonic masculinity, modern male struggles

Jordan Pytosh, Op-Ed Contributor

October 5, 2017


Filed under Contributors, Opinion

In a male-dominant world, the term “hegemonic masculinity” is scarcely used in modern gender analysis. However, it is still highly prevalent in our culture as it relates to the set of factors that we use to dictate the “perfect” male. Australian sociologist Raewyn Connell’s 1987 work “Gender...

Levine-Drizin: In Trump era, let’s not romanticize Obama

Gabriel Levine-Drizin, Op-Ed Contributor

October 5, 2017


Filed under Contributors, Opinion

It was nice to see Samantha Power's visit well attended. People clearly feel the need to become politically engaged in the wake of President Donald Trump's election. For some, hearing from someone in Barack Obama's cabinet is seen as a good way of remembering better times. Power herself alluded to t...

Baas: The United States of cold pizza

Jared Baas, Op-Ed Contributer

October 5, 2017


Filed under Contributors, Opinion

It’s 8 p.m. on a Sunday night. You have two papers and math homework, all due at 11:59 p.m. The only thing standing between you and the finish line is hunger. Fatigue, soreness, lack of motivation, all these can be cured by the magic prescription of food. Pulling yourself out of the fog of numbers...

Dylan: Northwestern is running out of excuses

Dylan: Northwestern is running out of excuses

Jonah Dylan, Sports Editor

October 5, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Sports

While we focused our attention on Madison this weekend, something important happened elsewhere. On the pitch in West Lafayette, Purdue beat Northwestern’s women’s soccer team 2-0, effectively ending the Wildcats’ chances to repeat as Big Ten champions. In a brutal weekend for NU sports, a field ho...

Sumra: US just suffered a terror attack, why aren’t we treating it like one?

Eish Sumra, Columnist

October 3, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

As the dust settles on what was the largest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, questions will surely be prompted from all sides. From liberals, we’ll likely see the bombast of gun control, whereas the usual rhetoric — of mild sympathy mixed with a heavy dose of stubbornness — will unravel from...

Shirola: The food crisis is real, we need to act now

Wesley Shirola, Op-Ed Contributor

October 3, 2017


Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

The sharing of food has always been part of the human story — from the Last Supper to modern society. It’s helped us forge lifelong relationships from the classic “dinner and a movie” date to family meals. It’s allowed us to cope with our problems as we curl up on the couch with a tub of ice...

Boyd: Recognize Suu Kyi’s culpability in Rohingya genocide

Ryan Boyd, Op-Ed Contributor

October 3, 2017


Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

The world is witnessing a case of ethnic cleansing in Myanmar. The minority Rohingya Muslim population in Rakhine State are being systematically killed, terrorized and driven from their homes. Over 500,000 Rohingya have fled the country — accounting for nearly half of the total Rohingya population....