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Closson: Expand criminal justice reform, activism beyond policing

Troy Closson, Opinion Editor

November 14, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Growing up, my parents consistently talked to my younger brother and me about the realities of being black men in this country and the importance of being aware of our actions. I still remember in eighth grade when they sat us...

Vargas: Don’t dismiss celebrities who speak out against Trump

Alani Vargas, Columnist

February 8, 2017

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Today’s political climate is anything but civil. President Donald Trump is hell-bent on keeping campaign promises based on his xenophobic rhetoric. So it should come as no surprise that many are speaking out and protesting against...

Letter to the Editor: Response to letter by philosophy lecturer Mark Sheldon

February 5, 2017

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

I write in response to the recent letter in The Daily written by Prof. Mark Sheldon, entitled “The walkout’s purpose was derailed by anti-Israel sentiment.” His letter expressed dismay that the #NoMuslimBanNU demonstration incl...

Daniel Arzola discusses intersection of art and activism at NUCHR event

Madeleine Fernando, Reporter

January 16, 2017

Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories

Venezuelan artist and activist Daniel Arzola said the world needs “more artists and less martyrs” at an event hosted by the Northwestern University Community for Human Rights on Saturday. The talk was the closing keynote...

Cooper: Social media slacktivism accomplishes little

Danny Cooper, Assistant Opinion Editor

November 3, 2016

Filed under Columns, Opinion

On Monday after class, I opened up my laptop to see many of my Facebook friends had checked into the page for the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, the site of a massive protest against the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline. I was...

Ho and Rastogi: A closer look at viral internet “activism”

Vicky Ho and Ritika Rastogi

November 17, 2015

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Over the past week, hashtags #ConcernedStudent1950 and #InSolidarityWithMizzou have become viral on a variety of social media platforms, tacked on to the end of some variation of the following statement: “To the students of...