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Letter to the Editor: Focus on listening to survivors, not saving Northwestern Greek life’s face

December 7, 2017

For background, I identify as a cisgender Asian American woman and am not a member of any sorority. I am also currently studying abroad and have been following campus conversations about sexual assault related to Greek life through...

Letter from the Opinion Editors: Do not stop speaking up

Mariana Alfaro and Troy Closson

November 9, 2017

Sometimes the systems in place to combat abuse are not successful in stopping dangerous behaviors. That’s when we — as allies, as witnesses, as bystanders — have to step up. The last month has seen countless sexual harassment...

Closson: Like FSU, Northwestern’s response to Greek issues must acknowledge problems with culture

Troy Closson, Opinion Editor

November 7, 2017

On Monday, Florida State University announced an indefinite suspension of all fraternities and sororities following the recent death of Andrew Coffey, a fraternity pledge who died at an off-campus party. The announcement also cited a separate incident i...

Letter to the Editor: My experience as a former SAE brother

November 2, 2017

Content Warning: Sexual assault, sexual violence, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, fraternity culture, rape culture Former Sigma Alpha Epsilon brothers, I’ve been silent too long and it’s time I told you publicly: stop rushing a ne...

Shirola: Women are essential to U.S. armed forces, deserve respect

Wesley Shirola, Op-Ed Contributor

October 30, 2017

Women have played an integral part in the United States military for most of this country’s history. In the Civil War, over 400 women disguised themselves as men to fight on the battlefields. When World War II broke out in the...