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The Spectrum: Ending mental illness stigma shouldn’t require me to relive my trauma

Katie Pach, Op-Ed Contributor

October 11, 2018

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Wednesday marked World Mental Health Day. Amid the flurry of “check in on your friends” tweets and “self care is so important” Facebook posts, people around the world — myself included — shared personal stories of...

The Spectrum: #IDidReport

September 30, 2018

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This essay is part of The Spectrum, a forum in our Opinion section for marginalized voices to share their perspectives. The author of this piece chose to remain anonymous. To submit a piece for The Spectrum or discuss story ide...

The Spectrum: Deconstructing white-passingness

Jolie Boulos, Op-Ed Contributor

June 7, 2018

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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 spectrum@dailynorthwestern.com. “What are you?...

The Spectrum: Television writers need to stop killing their LGBTQ characters

Jesseca Rodgers, Op-Ed Contributor

March 8, 2018

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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 spectrum@dailynorthwestern.com. A friend texted me a few weeks ago raving about a TV show she...

The Spectrum: Learning to love Northwestern as a multiethnic woman

Anisa Codamon, Op-Ed Contributor

February 11, 2018

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Being a student at Northwestern felt isolating for a very long time. To start, no one looked like me. I had dark skin, Asian eyes and a culture that was unrelatable to many other people around me. I am half Honduran (Hispanic de...

The Spectrum: Deconstructing whiteness from a multiracial perspective

Laura Carther, Op-Ed Contributor

February 1, 2018

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Writing about my own identity has always been a challenge for me. The way I have identified myself and the way I have been identified by others has been so varied and fluid throughout my life that when I try to pin it down, I...

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

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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 spectrum@dailynorthwestern.com. 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 spectrum@dailynorthwestern.com. 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 spectrum@dailynorthwestern.com. 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 spectrum@dailynorthwestern.com....

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 spectrum@dailynorthwestern.com. 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 spectrum@dailynorthwestern.com. Four year...