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The Spectrum: Students of color shouldn’t be forced to feel obligated to always speak about their identities

Troy Closson, Opinion Editor

October 31, 2017

Filed under Opinion, The Spectrum

This essay is part of The Spectrum, a forum in our Opinion section for marginalized voices to share their perspectives. To submit a piece for The Spectrum or discuss story ideas, please email [email protected] During Peer Adviser training this fall, as we practiced facilitatin...

The Spectrum: Before coming out, I have to learn to accept myself

October 17, 2017

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This essay is part of The Spectrum, a forum in our Opinion section for marginalized voices to share their perspectives. To submit a piece for The Spectrum or discuss story ideas, please email [email protected] I don’t remember how old I was when I first started to reali...

The Spectrum: Treat all stories with empathy, not just those close to you

Michelle Zhang, Op-Ed Contributor

October 15, 2017

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This essay is part of The Spectrum, a weekly forum in our Opinion section for marginalized voices to share their perspectives. To submit a piece for The Spectrum or discuss story ideas, please email [email protected] My ...

The Spectrum: Don’t burn out before you get the chance to shine

Isabella Soto, Columnist

September 21, 2017

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This essay is part of The Spectrum, a forum in our Opinion section for marginalized voices to share their perspectives. To submit a piece for The Spectrum or discuss story ideas, please email [email protected]

The Spectrum: Finding beauty in my depression

Lizzie Baetz, Op-Ed Contributor

August 6, 2017

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This essay is part of The Spectrum, a weekly forum in our Opinion section for marginalized voices to share their perspectives. To submit a piece for The Spectrum or discuss story ideas, please email [email protected] I feel compelled to write about my experience with depression — part...

Korean and American: Dual citizenship complicates identity

Louis Oh, Op-Ed Contributor

May 18, 2017

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This essay is part of The Spectrum, a forum in our Opinion section for marginalized voices to share their perspectives. To submit a piece for The Spectrum or discuss story ideas, please email [email protected] Four year...

The Spectrum: Fear of ‘making it about race’ stops students of color from speaking out

Mariana Alfaro, Op-Ed Contributor

February 27, 2017

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This essay is part of The Spectrum, a weekly forum in our Opinion section for marginalized voices to share their perspectives. To submit a piece for The Spectrum or discuss story ideas, please email [email protected]

The Spectrum: In defense of refugees, reflections on the Paris attacks

Carson Brown, Op-Ed Contributor

February 23, 2017

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This essay is part of The Spectrum, a weekly forum in our Opinion section for marginalized voices to share their perspectives. To submit a piece for The Spectrum or discuss story ideas, please email [email protected]

The Spectrum: My reality of surviving sexual assault (Not just surviving)

Jonathan Hoffman, Op-Ed Contributor

January 20, 2017

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This essay is part of The Spectrum, a weekly forum in our Opinion section for marginalized voices to share their perspectives. To submit a piece for The Spectrum or discuss story ideas, please email [email protected]

The Spectrum: Understanding my international identity at Northwestern

Nadine Daher, Op-Ed contributor

January 9, 2017

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“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 ...

Chen: Children shouldn’t always learn from parents’ mistakes

Brandon Chen, Op-Ed Contributor

November 18, 2016

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This essay is part of The Spectrum, a weekly forum in our Opinion section for marginalized voices to share their perspectives. To submit a piece for The Spectrum or discuss story ideas, please email [email protected] The professor fo...

The Spectrum: Coming out as bisexual is not as sexy as you may think

Allyna Mota Melville, Guest Columnist

November 15, 2016

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I’m a two on the Kinsey scale. Developed in the late 1940s to categorize sexual orientation, the Kinsey scale is based on a sex-positive, action-based approach. Zero is 100 percent heterosexual, and a six is 100 percent homose...