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Buonomo: On the pressure to become a mother

Noelani Buonomo, Op-ed Contributor

September 26, 2019

“I’ll go anywhere as long as I don’t have to take my kids.” This innocuous statement, meant purely in jest, jarred me out of my reverie. Perched comfortably at the roughly hewn tabletop at my favorite coffee shop,...

Zhang: Why I changed my name

Dani Zhang, Op-Ed Contributor

January 17, 2019

Over the last two months, I changed my name from Dannes (pronounced “Denise”) to Dan to Dani. Naturally, people had questions. Was I changing my gender identity? Was I just a kid who, after coming into college, believes she’s...

Gutierrez: The argument for ‘Latinx’

Pallas Gutierrez, Op-Ed Contributor

October 16, 2018

Officially, Latino 201-0 is listed as “Introduction to Latina and Latino Studies,” but the course syllabus says “Introduction to Latinx Studies and the department recently hosted a symposium called “Latinx Politics Today:...

The Spectrum: Deconstructing white-passingness

Jolie Boulos, Op-Ed Contributor

June 8, 2018

This essay is part of The Spectrum, a forum in our Opinion section for marginalized voices to share their perspectives. To submit a piece for The Spectrum or discuss story ideas, please email spectrum@dailynorthwestern.com. “What are you?...