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Letter to the Editor: Trump’s recent international involvements send powerful message

April 17, 2017

Filed under Letters from Editor, Opinion

As someone who has opposed Donald Trump since he announced his presidency, recent political developments have caused me to second-guess some of my previous perceptions. On the campaign trail, Trump parroted an isolationist military policy and xenophobic international measures. By launching missiles against...

Letter to the Editor: Stop claiming Mayor Emanuel’s CPS plan is ‘elitist’

April 17, 2017

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

Over the past weeks, a great deal of controversy has erupted surrounding Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s proposed “Learn. Plan. Succeed.” initiative to increase high school graduation requirements for Chicago Public Schools students. The proposal states that for graduating seniors to obtain high school diplomas,...

Anderson and Neumann: A call for unity among Democrats, on campus and beyond

Calvin Anderson and Alex Neumann, Op-Ed Contributors

April 16, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

Over the past two years, the Democratic Party has been tested greatly. Hillary Clinton’s candidacy seemed to promise a return to harmony, unifying the party around a common vision and an extension of the cherished years of President Barack Obama in the face of a strengthening Republican Party. Instead,...

Letter to the Editor: I’m with Comic Sans

April 14, 2017

Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

Jerry Lee is my colleague, my confidant and a Comic Sans hater. On Jan. 5, I scrolled through my Facebook feed and came across his column arguing that “there is little use for Comic Sans.” And though I agree with Lee that there is a level of unprofessionalism associated with what is arguably the mos...

Dion-Kirschner: This Earth Day, take time to consider environmental inequities

Hannah Dion-Kirschner, Columnist

April 13, 2017

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

On April 22, the U.S. will celebrate its 48th Earth Day. This day to celebrate and advocate for our planet was established in 1970 by former U.S. Sen. Gaylord Nelson (D-Wis.), who organized environmental teach-ins in collaboration with universities across the country. As a result, the first faces of...

Kim: Greek life members must go beyond institutional criticism, step up as individuals

Yvonne Kim, Opinion Editor

April 12, 2017

Filed under Latest Stories, Letters from Editor, Opinion

After weeks of uncertainty following allegations of sexual assault and druggings at two fraternities, students finally received a University response when vice president for student affairs Patricia Telles-Irvin sent a school-wide email that said, “No disciplinary action or further investigative action related to the reports of sexual misc...

Off Script: Sesame Street’s autistic character is an excellent example for young viewers

Alex Schwartz, Columnist

April 12, 2017

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

A few months ago, I wrote about the importance of socially conscious children’s media. I particularly addressed how inclusive characters in media make children more aware and accepting of people different from them, and can ultimately lead to an increasingly better future. And just a few days ago, we’v...

Letter to the editor: Students urge for better response to sexual assault

Nehaarika Mulukutla and Rosalie Gambrah

April 11, 2017

Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

The following is a letter written by incoming Associated Student Government president Nehaarika Mulukutla and executive vice president Rosalie Gambrah. Many students, whose names are listed below, have since signed the letter in support. The students of this campus are ready to end the normalization of sexua...

Oh: Barry Jenkins’ thoughtful approach to ‘Moonlight’ illustrates importance of reflective, diverse storytelling

Louis Oh, Op-Ed Contributor

April 11, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

Last weekend Barry Jenkins — director of this year’s Oscar winner for best picture, “Moonlight” — came to speak on campus. Like quite a few of you, I was there. The event started with a screening of the film. It was my second time seeing it. Again, I soaked myself in the imaginative compositional flow, t...

Masson: Following Syria missile attack, news media are perpetuating dangerous U.S. policies

Ryan Masson, Op-Ed Contributor

April 10, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

Immediately following the Trump administration’s missile strike on the al-Shayrat airbase in Syria last Thursday, voices in the mainstream media started manufacturing consent for another war in the Middle East. As news of the attack broke, cable news networks including CNN, MSNBC and Fox News rolled...

Trejos: Successful democracy requires utmost respect for law, judiciary judgment

Jose Trejos, Columnist

April 10, 2017

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

After a failed and misguided attempt at a Democratic filibuster, Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch was confirmed to the Supreme Court on Friday. While it was no surprise that Democrats did everything in their power to block the appointment of a conservative justice to the Supreme Court, some of the argum...

Farkas: A message from SPEAK for Change during sexual assault awareness month

Alana Farkas, Op-Ed Contributor

April 9, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

Since last year, when former President Barack Obama issued a presidential proclamation on sexual assault, April has been observed as sexual assault awareness month. And given the recent sexual assault allegations at Northwestern, it is especially important now more than ever, to not only promote awareness in April, but also to act. According to an email vice president for student affairs Patricia Telles-Irvin...