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Martinez: Huerta’s impact should not be erased

Marissa Martinez, Opinion Editor

October 15, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

As soon as I saw the poster announcing Dolores Huerta’s Thursday night speech, I immediately entered the event into my calendar. I had learned about Huerta’s work as a labor leader and civil rights leader, but did not know...

Letter to the Editor: Think globally, act nationally. Here’s how.

April 29, 2018

Filed under Latest Stories, Opinion

In his Earth Day piece, Alex Schwartz remarks that, “Environmentalism … requires political action.” He provides data to support the idea that no amount of individual environmental activism will solve the immediate and dire...

Shirola: Winter Olympics should serve as a reminder that we can be united

Wesley Shirola, Columnist

March 5, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

The world seems more divided right now than at any other time in recent history, possibly since the Cold War and the fall of the Berlin Wall. Conflicts, both within countries and between them, threaten democracy and civil...

Holtzman: The Women’s March should be more than a once-a-year commitment

Rachel Holtzman, Op-Ed Contributor

January 22, 2018

Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

According to recent estimates, more than 1 million people in Los Angeles, New York City and Chicago alone attended the second annual Women’s March this Saturday, with hundreds of thousands more rallying in cities around the...

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...