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Closson: Let’s reframe mental health to acknowledge core issues, stop ‘pushing through’

Troy Closson, Opinion Editor

February 6, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

It’s week five, but I feel like by now, we should be at reading week. For a lot of this quarter, I’ve felt like I’m running on empty — and that’s worrying. During my first year at Northwestern, I felt the exact same...

Soto: Rollback of birth control mandate will make college students less safe, less healthy

Isabella Soto, Columnist

October 12, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Let me begin this column by establishing a fundamental truth. Hormonal birth control, in its various forms, is simply that — hormones. It can aid in preventing a pregnancy, reduce painful cramps caused by menstruation and help...

The Spectrum: Don’t burn out before you get the chance to shine

Isabella Soto, Columnist

September 21, 2017

Filed under Latest Stories, Opinion, The Spectrum

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....

Baskaran, Basti: Through honest conversation, we can deconstruct perfectionism on campus

Archit Baskaran and Neha Basti, Op-Ed Contributors

May 18, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

Northwestern’s academic, extracurricular and social pressures challenge us toward an unreal standard. We celebrate and compete about our packed schedules, boast about sleepless nights and ultimately champion perfectionism. Yet,...