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Letter to the Editor: In wake of Pittsburgh shooting, remember light will dispel the dark

October 28, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

Dear Northwestern, Our hearts are shattered by the heinous and horrific attack on our brothers and sisters in Pittsburgh. We mourn the 11 holy souls who were so cruelly torn from our midst, pray to G-d to provide strength and comfort to their shocked and grieving families and pray for the speedy recovery...

Duquenois: What journalists can do about political polarization

Servane Duquenois, Op-Ed Contributor

October 28, 2018


Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

Polarization is no breaking news. Since the 2016 elections, it has been the norm. People have a harder time listening to opposing viewpoints in this country, and political extremes are constantly growing more radical, leaving a huge gap in between. On a class reporting trip in Wisconsin, I had the opportunity...

Thuillier: Green card holders should be able to vote

Marcus Thuillier, Op-Ed Contributor

October 28, 2018


Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

With election season right around corner, I can hear the familiar sound of other students urging me to register to vote. Political ads pollute my television (can Illinois afford a governor going to jail, “again”) and there is a feeling of desperation amongst my generation. 2018 could be a defining...

Buchaniec: The routine of mass shootings

Catherine Buchaniec, Columnist

October 28, 2018


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

When I was 12, I watched as ABC News covered Sandy Hook, questions forming in my bewildered mind. Why did this happen? Will this happen again? What are we going to do to stop this? When I was 15, I pored over a New York Times article detailing how Omar Saddiqui Mateen opened fire at Pulse nightclub...

Affording NU: Family Weekend isn’t accessible for everyone

Allie Goulding, Development & Recruitment Editor

October 25, 2018


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

In this series, a writer explores the everyday struggles of being a low-income student at Northwestern Family Weekend comes at a weird point in the year. You just came back to campus — or got here for the first time — about a month ago. And in another month, you might be going home for Thanksgi...

Huang: How can I be as great as Bill Gates and Steve Jobs?

Alexandra Huang, Op-Ed Contributor

October 23, 2018


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

“How can I be as great as Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Elon Musk or Sir Richard Branson?” This question received more than 100 answers on Quora, getting responses from curious minds all over the world. This question is relevant because every once and awhile, we all ask ourselves this question, “How...

Srivastava: Hey journalists, be human

Heena Srivastava, Op-Ed Contributor

October 23, 2018


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

One of the first stories I made last year was for Anne Ford and Bill Healy’s “Introduction to Podcasting” class fall quarter. I was a freshman and determined to make something amazing. I recorded a story about my sister and a negative childhood experience she had with my neighbor. It had to do...

Buchaniec: This election season, remember those who can’t vote

Catherine Buchaniec, Op-Ed Contributor

October 23, 2018


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

We are a democratic republic — emphasis on the democratic. Despite the founding fathers’ fear of pure democracy, a concept they believed would ultimately lead to tyranny by “mob rule,” the notion of democracy was paramount to our founding as a nation. We fought a war to have a government for...

The Spectrum: I’m still Chinese, even if I can’t speak the language

Andrea Bian, Op-Ed Contributor

October 22, 2018


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I’m sure many American-born Chinese people (ABCs) will concur: You meet someone new, they ask if you’re Chinese, you say yes and they ask if you speak Chinese. You say yes, and they promptly ask you to “say something in Chinese” for them. The only difference for me is that I don’t speak...

Gutierrez: AND is already in my DNA

A. Pallas Gutierrez, Op-Ed Contributor

October 22, 2018


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It’s Week 5 of fall quarter. I’m writing for The Daily and Syllabus, applying to be a first-year theater board representative, a writer and new board member for the Waa-Mu Show, going to club fencing practice and doing lighting design for a winter quarter show. I have gone to two interviews, filled...

Perez: Don’t knock the Midwest until you try it

Zamone “Z” Perez, Op-Ed Contributor

October 21, 2018


Filed under Contributors, Opinion

When most people think of the Midwest, what comes to mind is a crippled economy, corn and a funny vernacular. As a lifelong resident of the Midwest, I feel like most of those assumptions hit the target most of the time. So, as new students from across the globe begin to adjust to life in the Midwest,...

Huang: Hip-hop made me aware of the bruises and strains of my people

Alexandra Huang, Op-Ed Contributor

October 18, 2018


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People usually laugh at me or squint their eyes — their disbelief tracing a question mark in the air — when I tell them that I’ve played Drake’s “Passionfruit” on repeat for three months straight. Cognitive bias gets the best of them: a Chinese girl can love hip-hop too. Hip-hop is my lingua...