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Mariana is a Medill senior studying journalism and history of the Americas. At The Daily, she has previously served as managing editor, opinion editor, web editor, development and recruitment editor and assistant campus editor. The El Salvador native is also president of Northwestern's chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and is a former Peer Adviser for Wildcat Welcome. Previously, she has worked for The Wall Street Journal, The Texas Tribune and participated in The New York Times Student Journalism Institute. You can reach Mariana via Twitter or email.

Mariana Alfaro, In Focus Editor

Apr 11, 2018
Medill Dean Brad Hamm to step down in June (Story)
Mar 15, 2018
19 more women accuse Medill Prof. Alec Klein of inappropriate behavior (Story)
Mar 10, 2018
150-hour, 120-hour club members reflect on their final Dance Marathon (Story)
Mar 02, 2018
Medill associate dean Tim Franklin to teach Medill Justice Project course in spring (Story)
Mar 02, 2018
Jenny Slate talks career, #MeToo Movement, tampon experiences in stand-up show (Story)
Feb 19, 2018
The Medill Justice Project will offer spring courses despite Klein leave of absence (Story)
Feb 12, 2018
In letter to Klein accusers, Medill professors show support, say they’re listening (Story)
Feb 09, 2018
Following harassment allegations, 2 former MJP employees receive cease-and-desist letter from Klein (Story)
Feb 08, 2018
Klein to take leave of absence from Northwestern (Story)
Feb 07, 2018
Former Medill students, employees accuse Prof. Alec Klein of ‘predatory’ behavior (Story)
Nov 20, 2017
Alfaro: Handling opinions as the Opinion Editor (Story)
Nov 14, 2017
Alfaro: Goodnight Nevin’s, you will be missed (Story)
Nov 12, 2017
Alfaro: When discussing immigration, try to see things from the other side of the border (Story)
Nov 09, 2017
Letter from the Opinion Editors: Do not stop speaking up (Story)
Nov 06, 2017
Alfaro: Notre Dame’s decision to revoke birth control access dangerous for women (Story)
Nov 01, 2017
Alfaro: Charles Murray’s visit ignores experiences of those he denigrates (Story)
Oct 26, 2017
Off Script: Laugh about it (Story)
Oct 22, 2017
Alfaro: Men, please stop and listen (Story)
Oct 08, 2017
Alfaro: Learning to love America in bits and pieces (Story)
Oct 01, 2017
Alfaro: In journalism, never forget empathy (Story)
Sep 25, 2017
Alfaro: Mexico will not be beaten down (Story)
Sep 17, 2017
Letter from the Opinion Editors: These are trying times. Discuss them with us. (Story)
Jul 10, 2017
Northwestern upholds suspension of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity chapter (Story)
Jun 12, 2017
NU-Q continues summer classes after several Arab countries cut off diplomatic, commercial ties with Qatar (Story)
May 28, 2017
Some students who protested ICE representative undergoing University’s conduct process, lawyer says (Story)
May 19, 2017
Administrators, ASG release statements on protest of ICE representative; students in class react to disruption (Story)
May 17, 2017
Students protest ICE representative’s visit to campus (Story)
May 16, 2017
SNL’s Michael Che to headline A&O, NSTV comedy event (Story)
May 14, 2017
‘La La Land’ producer Jordan Horowitz to speak at Northwestern (Story)
May 10, 2017
College Republicans to host Daily Wire’s Ben Shapiro (Story)
May 09, 2017
Poynter Institute director to join Medill (Story)
May 07, 2017
Accreditation council responds to Medill decision (Story)
May 04, 2017
‘Late Night’ host reflects on Northwestern experiences, writing satire in current political climate (Story)
May 03, 2017
MGMT to headline Dillo Day (Story)
May 01, 2017
Medill to not reapply for accreditation from national journalism council (Story)
May 01, 2017
Fliers denouncing relationships between black, white people falsely attributed to NU black student groups (Story)
May 01, 2017
Friends remember Mohammed Ramzan as inquisitive, driven (Story)
Apr 28, 2017
Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity appeals suspension, members to remain in house through end of quarter (Story)
Apr 18, 2017
Hip-hop artist Jeremih to headline A&O Ball (Story)
Apr 17, 2017
Schapiro says federal cuts could affect research, but University will carry on (Story)
Apr 16, 2017
Rapper Aminé to open this year’s A&O Ball (Story)
Apr 13, 2017
Community remembers Mohammed Ramzan as a ‘lover of life’ at memorial (Story)
Apr 10, 2017
Northwestern to give five honorary degrees during 2017 commencement (Story)
Apr 10, 2017
Authorities find body of missing first-year student Mohammed Ramzan (Story)
Apr 10, 2017
Northwestern student Mohammed Ramzan reported missing Monday morning during men’s crew practice (Story)
Apr 09, 2017
Northwestern Medicine creates miniature female reproductive tract (Story)
Apr 06, 2017
ASG releases statement on University’s SAE decision, chapter currently under review by national headquarters (Story)
Apr 02, 2017
‘Moonlight’ director Barry Jenkins discusses representation, film inspiration (Story)
Mar 30, 2017
Kellogg celebrates opening of lakeside building (Story)
Mar 29, 2017
Evanston, Chicago vow to uphold immigration policies amid U.S. Justice Department threats (Story)
Mar 23, 2017
D65 school board members introduce contingency plan in case referendum does not pass (Story)
Feb 27, 2017
The Spectrum: Fear of ‘making it about race’ stops students of color from speaking out (Story)
Nov 30, 2016
The Daily Northwestern presents: Holiday Guide 2016 (Story)
Nov 21, 2016
In Focus: A New Waa-Mu (Story)
Nov 15, 2016
More than 750 sign petition to make Northwestern a ‘sanctuary’ for undocumented people (Story)
Nov 11, 2016
Black representation in music discussed during State of the Black Union (Story)
Nov 09, 2016
First-generation American voters at NU discuss election rhetoric around immigrants (Story)
Nov 09, 2016
Men’s Soccer: Northwestern’s season ends in Big Ten Tournament opener (Story)
Nov 04, 2016
International students weigh in on presidential election candidates (Story)
Oct 27, 2016
Northwestern receives $5 million to grow Business Institutions Program (Story)
Oct 26, 2016
‘West Wing’ star Joshua Malina to speak on campus (Story)
Oct 25, 2016
Men’s Soccer: Northwestern prepares for Loyola as season winds down (Story)
Oct 21, 2016
Evanston woman missing for almost a year (Story)
Oct 20, 2016
Facing underrepresentation, black STEM students find support in one another (Story)
Oct 19, 2016
Northwestern stuns No. 4 Notre Dame in overtime upset (Story)
Oct 17, 2016
Men’s Soccer: Northwestern comes back in final minutes, beats Rutgers (Story)
Oct 12, 2016
Students hold vigil during National Coming Out Day (Story)
Oct 10, 2016
Men’s Soccer: Down to third-string goalkeeper, Northwestern readies for crosstown rival UIC (Story)
Oct 09, 2016
Waa-Mu panel discusses need for casting actors of color in non-stereotypical roles (Story)
Oct 06, 2016
Men’s Soccer: Northwestern falls to Central Florida, loses goalie on the way (Story)
Oct 05, 2016
Following report, black professors discuss need for more minority faculty (Story)
Sep 29, 2016
Men’s Soccer: Northwestern to face No. 1 Maryland after Michigan win (Story)
Sep 29, 2016
Communication junior Lucy Godinez stars in Chicago rendition of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “In the Heights” (Story)
Sep 27, 2016
Students hold watch parties across campus for first presidential debate (Story)
Sep 26, 2016
Men’s Soccer: Northwestern beats Michigan in first conference win (Story)
Sep 22, 2016
University hires architectural firm to begin planning Black House renovations (Story)
Sep 22, 2016
Black Student Experience task force members hope report will result in actual change (Story)
Sep 20, 2016
Men’s Soccer: Wildcats look for first victory of month against DePaul (Story)
Sep 20, 2016
Men’s Soccer: Wildcats break losing streak with heroic defensive effort against No. 3 Indiana (Story)
Sep 20, 2016
University report: Being a black student at Northwestern is ‘exhausting’ (Story)
Aug 30, 2016
Congressman John Lewis speaks at ETHS on graphic novel trilogy about Civil Rights Movement (Story)
Aug 30, 2016
University planning to build larger residence hall at 1835 Hinman to meet needs of 2-year live-in requirement (Story)
Aug 25, 2016
62-year-old documents found in Kresge time capsule (Story)
Aug 24, 2016
South Campus land lines affected by construction (Story)
Aug 16, 2016
Mediterranean restaurant takes over former Dixie Kitchen space (Story)
Aug 12, 2016
Fire breaks out in the 1700 block of Lyons Street (Story)
Aug 10, 2016
Four shot Tuesday night (Story)
Jul 28, 2016
University unveils plans for new student center (Story)
Jul 20, 2016
Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl announces she will not run for re-election (Story)
Jul 20, 2016
“Pretty Woman” director, NU alum Garry Marshall died Tuesday (Story)
Jul 13, 2016
Illinois drops PARCC college readiness exam (Story)
Jul 11, 2016
ETHS graduates lead Black Lives Matter demonstration at Fountain Square (Story)
Jul 07, 2016
Northwestern rises to No. 15 in Forbes Top Colleges List (Story)
Jun 30, 2016
‘The Fourth Awakens’ in Evanston this Independence Day (Story)
Jun 18, 2016
“Late Night” host Seth Meyers encourages graduates to cherish their Northwestern friendships (Story)
Jun 04, 2016
‘Serial’ creator Sarah Koenig discusses podcast’s popularity (Story)
May 25, 2016
Activists discuss gun violence regulation bill during panel (Story)
May 24, 2016
Black House improvement recommendations submitted, await approval by Student Affairs (Story)
May 13, 2016
Medill Hall of Achievement inductees discuss life, careers after college (Story)
May 11, 2016
Pell Grant recipients increase for the class of 2020 (Story)
May 11, 2016
Film director Garry Marshall returns to Northwestern for ‘Mother’s Day’ screening (Story)
May 03, 2016
Feinberg doctor, researcher appointed to Biden’s ‘Moonshot’ Cancer Initiative (Story)
May 01, 2016
Workers protest McDonald’s, Burger King over minimum wages (Story)
Apr 29, 2016
Schapiro, students discuss structure of socially responsible investment committee (Story)
Apr 20, 2016
‘Spotlight’ reporters talk impact of investigative journalism (Story)
Apr 12, 2016
Northwestern student balances academics, porn career (Story)
Feb 24, 2016
Best Coffee Shop: Coffee Lab (Story)
Feb 24, 2016
Best Mediterranean: Naf Naf Grill (Story)
Feb 23, 2016
In Focus: Searching for safe spaces (Story)
Dec 17, 2015
Administrators respond to students’ list of demands, plan for meeting next month (Story)
Nov 28, 2015
Northwestern student activists release list of demands for racial inclusivity (Story)
Nov 24, 2015
Economics remains NU’s most popular major despite computer science majors almost tripling (Story)
Nov 21, 2015
NAISA demands removal of John Evans’ name from buildings (Story)
Nov 21, 2015
Black House future discussed at final listening session (Story)
Nov 19, 2015
Journalist, writer emphasize importance of black voices in media (Story)
Nov 16, 2015
Northwestern cancels Black House changes (Story)
Nov 14, 2015
Northwestern students speak out to administrators during forum on racial tensions (Story)
Nov 13, 2015
Students protest institutional racism, interrupt groundbreaking ceremony (Story)
Nov 06, 2015
NUDivest demonstration at Norris shut down (Story)
Oct 29, 2015
DMK restaurateurs hope to improve Evanston’s fried chicken scene with new restaurant (Story)
Oct 22, 2015
Panelists discuss police-civilian interactions, protocol at Levy Center event (Story)
Oct 15, 2015
Administrators apologize during first Black House listening sessions (Story)
Oct 09, 2015
Rainbow Alliance holds candlelight vigil as part of Rainbow Week (Story)
Oct 09, 2015
Changes to Black House still postponed, listening sessions announced (Story)
Oct 05, 2015
MSA unveils two new programs to begin school year (Story)
Sep 30, 2015
Northwestern graduates who received financial aid make nearly $30,000 over national median (Story)
Sep 28, 2015
Exhibit on Deering encourages conversation about mental health (Story)
Sep 25, 2015
Financial aid refunds now available before start of academic year (Story)
Sep 23, 2015
FAFSA updates to benefit new and prospective Northwestern students (Story)
Sep 22, 2015
New NUhelp app consolidates safety resources (Story)
Sep 09, 2015
Northwestern celebrates Stephen Colbert’s debut as “Late Show” host (Story)
Jun 03, 2015
Dutch King and Queen visit Feinberg, establish collaboration for study of healthy aging (Story)
May 29, 2015
Chicano band Las Cafeteras discusses history, race (Story)
May 28, 2015
Woman sues Northwestern for negligence after falling near Scott Hall (Story)
May 25, 2015
Law Prof. Andrew Koppelman receives Walder Award for Research Excellence (Story)
May 25, 2015
Scholars explore identities of queer Latinos during daylong symposium (Story)
May 22, 2015
Alumni speak about activism after graduation (Story)
May 20, 2015
Eva Moskowitz discusses New York City public school system (Story)
May 20, 2015
Campus religious leaders discuss stereotypes at interfaith event (Story)
May 15, 2015
University of Wisconsin-Parkside professor discusses Israeli colonialism, Zionism on eve of Nakba Day (Story)
May 15, 2015
Northwestern’s Writing Program renamed after large gift (Story)
May 13, 2015
Northwestern Quest Scholars Network launches fundraising campaign to aid low-income students during Wildcat Welcome (Story)
May 12, 2015
Two Northwestern students receive Goldwater scholarship (Story)
May 11, 2015
Mayfest teases singer-songwriter Miguel for Dillo Day (Story)
May 11, 2015
Two Northwestern professors elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences (Story)
May 11, 2015
‘Selma’ director to speak at Northwestern (Story)
May 08, 2015
Northwestern, Evanston community join to support Nepal earthquake victims (Story)
May 07, 2015
Northwestern community celebrates 20th anniversary of hunger strike (Story)
May 03, 2015
Schapiro, trustees dedicate Segal Visitors Center (Story)
Apr 29, 2015
Former Illinois governor, NU alumnus dies at 92 (Story)
Apr 29, 2015
Panel discusses Martin Luther King Jr.’s influence in North Shore housing discrimination issues (Story)
Apr 26, 2015
Weinberg’s new dean, Adrian Randolph, to begin July 1 (Story)
Apr 24, 2015
Novelist Teju Cole discusses ‘white-savior industrial complex’ for packed audience (Story)
Apr 23, 2015
Northwestern professor discusses the law, definition of sexual assault (Story)
Apr 21, 2015
Law professor submits amicus brief to Supreme Court for same-sex marriage case (Story)
Apr 21, 2015
Northwestern alumni win Pulitzers (Story)
Apr 19, 2015
Jay Sean rocks sold-out Ryan Auditorium (Story)
Apr 17, 2015
Northwestern community commemorates Holocaust Remembrance Day (Story)
Apr 16, 2015
Pulitzer Prize-winning author discusses beauty, science, religion at The Veritas Forum (Story)
Apr 10, 2015
Medill announces Hall of Achievement honorees (Story)
Apr 10, 2015
Student Enrichment Services holds student committee kick-off meeting (Story)
Apr 08, 2015
Blogger discusses female roles and representation in video games (Story)
Apr 08, 2015
Comedian discusses sexism and catcalling for Sex Week event (Story)
Apr 07, 2015
Northwestern researchers show promise for prostate cancer screening (Story)
Apr 05, 2015
Buffett Institute creates new programs, increases funding (Story)
Apr 03, 2015
Study abroad office adds new programs in Germany, Czech Republic (Story)
Mar 31, 2015
Northwestern trustee Donald Perkins dies at 88 (Story)
Mar 05, 2015
Feinberg receives $92 million gift (Story)
Mar 05, 2015
Jose Antonio Vargas discusses undocumented immigration (Story)
Mar 04, 2015
Bill McKibben discusses climate change, emphasizes importance of environmental movements (Story)
Mar 01, 2015
Northwestern back on Peace Corps’ ‘Top Colleges’ list (Story)
Feb 27, 2015
Best Bite for Your Buck: Chipotle (Story)
Feb 27, 2015
Best Place to Study: University Library (Story)
Feb 27, 2015
Lawyer discusses human rights violations in Mexico (Story)
Feb 24, 2015
Dartmouth administrator Adrian Randolph named new Weinberg dean (Story)
Feb 24, 2015
Northwestern entrepreneurial program receives Wells Fargo foundation grant (Story)
Feb 23, 2015
Northwestern Law partners with Hamad bin Khalifa University to create new law school in Qatar (Story)
Feb 23, 2015
Two Weinberg professors named Sloan Fellows (Story)
Feb 20, 2015
Experts discuss ‘Juan Crow’ immigration laws at Buffett Institute event (Story)
Feb 20, 2015
Northwestern applications to Teach for the America drop slightly amid national decline (Story)
Feb 17, 2015
Real Food at NU screens ‘Food Chains,’ hosts Q&A with director (Story)
Feb 17, 2015
Northwestern reserves funds for Indigenous Research Center (Story)
Feb 16, 2015
NU orders extra shuttles in upcoming cold (Story)
Feb 15, 2015
Divest Northwestern holds day of action to protest coal investment (Story)
Feb 12, 2015
Northwestern among top universities for Fulbright grants (Story)
Feb 11, 2015
Coalition for Peace panelists discuss NUDivest (Story)
Feb 09, 2015
Feinberg professors receive grant to alleviate amputee pain (Story)
Feb 05, 2015
Buffett Center speaker discusses creating social impact abroad (Story)
Feb 04, 2015
One Book One Northwestern author speaks about stereotype threat (Story)
Feb 04, 2015
Northwestern Medicine finds ‘SuperAgers’ have differently structured brains (Story)
Feb 02, 2015
McCormick senior earns prestigious Cambridge scholarship (Story)
Jan 29, 2015
Rabbi speaks at NUDivest event on Israel-Palestine conflict (Story)
Jan 28, 2015
Schapiro recognized with award for support of student affairs (Story)
Jan 28, 2015
College Feminists hosts anti-sexual violence photography project (Story)
Jan 26, 2015
Student groups offer winter South Campus workouts (Story)
Jan 23, 2015
Northwestern searches for new dining director (Story)
Jan 22, 2015
New Spring Break program aims to introduce students to humanities (Story)
Jan 19, 2015
Former senator Moseley Braun reflects on King, civil rights at Northwestern vigil (Story)
Jan 17, 2015
Northwestern community honors French terrorism victims (Story)
Jan 15, 2015
New York Times Magazine’s Mark Leibovich talks Washington reporting (Story)
Jan 15, 2015
University to honor Martin Luther King Jr. in 10-day long celebration (Story)
Jan 13, 2015
Northwestern students hold vigil to honor victims of Peshawar school massacre (Story)
Jan 13, 2015
New NCA fund to aid students with job search costs (Story)
Jan 09, 2015
In the midst of winter, SummerFest offers students summer opportunities (Story)
Jan 09, 2015
Northwestern study finds music alleviates pain after pediatric surgery (Story)
Dec 02, 2014
Holiday Guide: International students share their holiday celebrations (Story)
Nov 24, 2014
Panel discusses LGBT interests while studying abroad (Story)
Nov 21, 2014
International collaboration works to increase Holocaust awareness (Story)
Oct 26, 2014
Northwestern celebrates Latin American culture at annual Festival LatiNU (Story)
Oct 19, 2014
‘The Laramie Project’ brings LGBT community discussion to Northwestern (Story)
Oct 19, 2014
Northwestern celebrates Homecoming with parade, pep rally (Story)
Oct 12, 2014
Civil rights activist, journalist speaks on segregation (Story)