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

Mariana Alfaro, Op-Ed Contributor

February 27, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion, The Spectrum

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

Filed under Opinion, The Spectrum

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

Filed under Opinion, The Spectrum

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 10, 2017

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 ...

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

Brandon Chen, Op-Ed Contributor

November 18, 2016

Filed under Opinion, The Spectrum

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

Filed under Opinion, The Spectrum

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...

The Spectrum: Navigating mental health beyond Northwestern

Carson Brown, Op-Ed Contributor

October 20, 2016

Filed under Opinion, The Spectrum

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] This is my exper...

The Spectrum: “The real lezpocalypse” — Why queer women need representation

Zoe Johnson, Guest Columnist

October 6, 2016

Filed under Opinion, The Spectrum

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] In the movie “...

The Spectrum: Why Asian Americans should be politically conscious

Johan Qin, Columnist

April 28, 2016

Filed under Columns, Opinion, The Spectrum

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] Peter Liang, a former New York police officer, was sentenced to fi...

The Spectrum: Whitewashing of Asians in media represents a bigger issue

Rachel Yang, Assistant A&E Editor

April 24, 2016

Filed under Opinion, The Spectrum

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] Earlier this month, controversy emerged when it was announced that...