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Gutierrez: Why I am going to double major

A. Pallas Gutierrez, Op-Ed Contributor

October 29, 2018

In a column in the New York Times’s opinion section, David Leonhardt advised college students, “Do not double major.” I’m going to do it anyway. Leonhardt’s main argument is that college students are prohibited from...

Jackson: What I learned about failure during my freshman year at NU

Cassidy Jackson, Columnist

May 28, 2018

Last week, I wrote a column about how I learned to take ownership and be unafraid in my friendships during my freshman year. But I learned things in the classroom too, like the fact that academics shouldn’t define me. Similar to the vast majorit...

Gordon: Rethinking the college major

Jake Gordon, Columnist

March 4, 2018

Many academic disciplines specialized throughout the 20th century, leading to the huge number of department offerings at most modern universities. Sadly, in specializing the disciplines, we’ve frequently pushed one perspective...