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The Spectrum: Mexico much more than its American stereotypes

Pablo Garcia Romero, Contributor

May 24, 2014

Filed under Opinion, The Spectrum

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word “Mexico?" I would be willing to bet it is either illegal immigration, drug violence, or poverty. Maybe Cancun if that’s where you spent your Spring Break. Nonetheless,...

The Spectrum: Moving from shame to empowerment as a Chinese American

Bethany Ao, Contributor

May 2, 2014

Filed under Contributors, Opinion, The Spectrum

Shame found me when I was just four years old. I had been sitting at the end of the table during lunch with my preschool classmates when I took out my lunchbox. My mom had packed me a steamed bun (mantou)  filled with pork fl...

Welcome to The Spectrum, a new part of The Daily’s opinion section

Mariam Gomaa, Spectrum Editor

April 18, 2014

Filed under Opinion, The Spectrum

Dear Northwestern, I write to you as a fellow student, one who has very few days left on this campus, but will nonetheless be tied to it in the years that follow. As many of you are aware, the tensions at our university are...