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Baas: The words we use are reflections of our personal character

Jared Baas, Columnist

January 21, 2018

Filed under Columns, Opinion

A recent conversation between friends in my room sparked an avid cultural debate, one that transformed my viewpoint on how language is perceived by modern culture. The question that sparked our discussion was whether it is ac...

Soto: We should not denigrate English learners while padding our résumés with second languages

Isabella Soto, Assistant Opinion Editor

January 11, 2017

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

During Winter Break, news outlets reported that an older woman in a Kentucky JCPenney went on an angry, hate-fueled tirade directed at two Latina shoppers. The woman’s vitriol was deeply rooted in racist rhetoric, she assumed...

Guirgis: For students of color at NU, code-switching can be alienating both on campus and at home

David Guirgis, Columnist

September 25, 2016

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Everyone comes to NU with a story to tell, and perhaps an accent or dialect in which to tell it. Mine is the story of three-dollar Spanish food plates and murals of mandalas in India Square; of a poor high school freshman showin...

Students launch language exchange program

Julia Doran, Reporter

October 26, 2015

Filed under Campus

When Weinberg senior Kate McCarter learned Northwestern had no on-campus club where she could practice Spanish, she started Campus Language Connection, a student-led group that serves as an informal language exchange program. Officially...