The Daily Northwestern

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: University reactions to ICE protest overlook role of protest as intellectual, free speech

May 22, 2017

Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

On May 16, 2017, some students on the Northwestern campus protested a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement representative, who was invited to speak to a sociology class. Since that protest, the students have been vilified i...

Steinberg: Restricting controversial speakers will only polarize us further

Kent Steinberg, Op-ed Contributor

February 14, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

At Northwestern and many other American universities, the concept of debate is distorted. Our universities were founded with a specific purpose: to educate students to be active and informed individuals in our society. Aristotle...

Letter to the Editor: Muslims can think for themselves

Omar Shanti, McCormick senior

February 6, 2017

Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

The following letter is written in response to the Assistant Dean of Weinberg Mark Sheldon’s letter, revealingly titled “The walkout’s purpose was derailed by anti-Israel sentiment.” This title does not only reinforce the erasure of the Palestinian people and of the continual punishment inflicted upon them by Israel but also deploys a comm...

Johnson: My experience at the Women’s March on Washington

Hannah Johnson, Op-Ed Contributor

January 22, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

When I first saw the Women's March on Washington event advertised on Facebook, I RSVP'd "going" without thinking twice. Even though I didn't know how I would get there or where I would stay, I knew that somehow, I would get to...