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Kempis: Trump’s inauguration generates new wave of uncertainty among international students

Nicole Kempis, Opinion Editor
January 19
Filed under Opinion

This is the first in a series that will examine the challenges NU faces as it strives to become a global university. International Student Orientation commenced in September of my freshman year, a few days before the “local” American students arrived. I remember it was frigid and drizzling the firs...

Pope: Consistent success has redefined Northwestern sports

Ben Pope, Reporter
January 19
Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Sports

In a column published on Jan. 12, Garrett Jochnau argued that, despite the Wildcats’ reputation as “perennial losers,” students should appreciate the charm and personality of Northwestern’s teams. It is true that NU has been remarkably unsuccessful throughout much of its athletic history. And it is...

Vargas: Protesting is a valid way to express frustration with status quo

Alani Vargas, Columnist
January 17
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Political protests and marches have raged across the country since Donald Trump’s election and have received more attention this week as his inauguration approaches. The Women’s March on Washington this Saturday will coincide with demonstrations in Chicago and other major cities. Protests and rallies,...

Reed: Lack of dual-degree program inhibits Medill, School of Communication students

Chase Reed, Op-Ed Contributor
January 17
Filed under Contributors, Opinion

For all intents and purposes, my first all-nighter at Northwestern was a total waste of time. Fueled by a potent mix of restlessness, anxiety and Pringles, I typed furiously away at my keyboard as the clock struck 2 in the morning. Dead-eyed and desperate, I surveyed the contents of the email I’d...

Farkas: New IFC and PHA members, stick to your values

Alana Farkas, Columnist
January 16
Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

It’s that time of year again, when newly-accepted fraternity and sorority members experience their first taste of what it’s like to be part of the Northwestern PHA and IFC community. Some of these eager new members can be seen around campus wearing hats with big Greek letters and walking with new...

Lee: Watch the spacing between your letters

Jerry Lee, Columnist
January 16
Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

I’m the former creative director at The Daily, and I’m writing a new series of columns about how typography subtly and thoroughly pervades our lives. I hope this series will reveal the powerful ways fonts can redefine arguments and dramatically change a text’s meaning. You’ll notice that the...

Ryan: From a student-athlete, it’s OK to not be OK

Caleigh Ryan, Op-Ed Contributor
January 12
Filed under Opinion

We aren’t perfect. No one is. Everyone has tough times, dark thoughts and seriously considers what they are doing in life — especially at a place like Northwestern, where it seems like everyone is doing well. It can be so easy to think you’re alone. You are not. Though it can be difficult to...

Wuest: Student groups should welcome diversity in new members

Matthias Wuest, Op-Ed Contributor
January 12
Filed under Opinion

Coming to Northwestern can be overwhelming. By the end of two weeks in Evanston, it’s common for new students to have attended information sessions for multiple clubs, interviewed with a number of pre-professional groups and auditioned for (and been rejected from) a performance group. Why do students...

Soto: We should not denigrate English learners while padding our résumés with second languages

Isabella Soto, Assistant Opinion Editor
January 11
Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

During Winter Break, news outlets reported that an older woman in a Kentucky JCPenney went on an angry, hate-fueled tirade directed at two Latina shoppers. The woman’s vitriol was deeply rooted in racist rhetoric, she assumed they were “probably on welfare” and brazenly told them to “go back...

Bannister: Donald Trump’s campaign against American civil society threatens the very institutions that hold the presidency accountable

Edmund Bannister, Columnist
January 10
Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

The American experiment would not be possible without individuals who strive to understand our society through research, analysis and a careful consideration of nuance and detail. Although everyone has their personal biases, objective moderators endeavor to set aside their leanings in pursuit of the...

Cooper: Craig Sager should be honored with Northwestern award in his name

Danny Cooper, Columnist
January 10
Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Craig Sager, the Northwestern alumnus who strutted the sidelines for 40 years and reported on some of the biggest events in sporting history, had a personality as loud as the garish suits for which he was known. Even after he was diagnosed with leukemia in 2014, Sager continued to cover basketball for...

The Spectrum: Understanding my international identity at Northwestern

Nadine Daher, Op-Ed contributor
January 10
Filed under Columns, Opinion, The Spectrum

“Sometimes I forget you’re an international student. I just see you as an American.” I’ve been told this by numerous friends here at Northwestern and each time, a sense of pride used to grow within me. I am an Arab student living abroad for the first time, and this compliment once resonate...