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Closson: Being a black journalist is hard — but necessary

Troy Closson, Op-Ed Contributor

January 14, 2019

Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

I didn’t want to write a story about the 50th anniversary of the Bursar’s Office Takeover last spring, but I wanted one to be written. When I first pitched my vision for the story, I basically said if anyone else also had...

Letter to the Editor: Northwestern needs to stop ignoring its students

December 21, 2018

Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

After receiving more than 4,000 signatures in petition to remove a racist researcher, Satoshi Kanazawa, from the Northwestern guest scholars’ program, the University has answered with a resounding no. Kanazawa’s research adds...

The Daily Northwestern’s 2018 Diversity Report

The Daily Northwestern Editorial Board

June 1, 2018

Filed under Editorial, Instagram Posts, Latest Stories, Opinion, Top Stories

For nearly 137 years, The Daily Northwestern has been the newspaper of record for Northwestern and Evanston. And for the vast majority of that time, we have not been representative of either of those communities. It’s no...

Martinez: Oscars continue to miss the mark

Marissa Martinez, Assistant Opinion Editor

March 7, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

“Get Out” was almost never made. That’s what Jordan Peele said during his acceptance speech for Best Original Screenplay during the Oscars on Sunday. He said he almost stopped writing 20 times because it was such a har...

Closson: NU needs to move beyond task forces for tangible change

Troy Closson, Opinion Editor

February 23, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Last month, Northwestern’s Undergraduate Residential Experience Committee released its report on restructuring campus living. The new framework presented widespread changes to residential life from eliminating permanent themes at residential colleges to fully integrating Greek housing into th...

Martinez: ‘Black Panther’ signifies new era in representation

Marissa Martinez, Assistant Opinion Editor

February 18, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

February 15, 2018. I’ve had that date in my calendar ever since 2016, when I first saw Black Panther’s small role in “Captain America: Civil War” in theaters with a friend. Each passing month felt like it was just br...

Closson: Having professors who look like us can be invaluable to students of color

Troy Closson, Opinion Editor

January 26, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

This is my fifth quarter on campus. And prior to this one, I only had two black professors during my time here. Within my journalism major, the number was zero. Thankfully, this winter been a little different. I’m only taking...

Srivastava: Conservatism must shift approach to social issues in the Trump era

Heena Srivastava, Op-Ed Contributor

January 9, 2018

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

It only takes a comparison of two political student groups’ Facebook pages to determine the ideological leaning of a college campus. On campus, College Republicans have less than half the number of page likes as College Democrats...