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Turkolmez: Literature is burning out with devastating consequences

Emre Turkolmez, Op-Ed Contributor

May 10, 2018

Filed under Latest Stories, Opinion

It is becoming an unavoidable fact that people, especially teens and children, read less and less by the day. You could go to any bookstore from multi-franchise giant Barnes & Noble to indie Strand and observe the steady decrease...

Pomp: Student organizations should refocus on missions, not exclusivity

Amos Pomp, Op-Ed Contributor

April 19, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

I have heard time and time again how annoying it is that seemingly everything at Northwestern requires an application, a petition or some sort of rigorous selection process. Even opportunities you wouldn’t expect, like some...

Jackson: Social media adds to college loneliness phenomenon

Cassidy Jackson, Columnist

April 10, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

On Nov. 4, 2017, a month and a half into my freshman year at Northwestern, I made a fatal mistake. I created a Facebook photo album, and titled it “GO U! GO NU!” — which I mistakenly thought were the lyrics to our school’s...

Holtzman: When women say they’re in pain, believe them

Rachel Holtzman, Columnist

March 6, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Even within our modern healthcare system, women still face remarkable stereotypes about pain and suffering in doctor’s offices. It starts with the everyday workings of female bodies — the classification of PMS and PMDD, for...

Holtzman: Tech companies are finally acknowledging their role in tech addiction. Now what?

Rachel Holtzman, Columnist

March 1, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

I recently came across a tweet that read, “College is mostly just sitting with a laptop in different places.” I read it on my iPhone, which had been in my hand for several hours as I sent emails, listened to podcasts and mindlessly...

Shirola: Ending politicization in 2018 will make everyone happier

Wesley Shirola, Columnist

January 22, 2018

Filed under Columns, Opinion

The active discussion of politics is a necessary component of any healthy democracy, and as former President James Madison famously said, it is “sown in the nature of man.” Yet there is undoubtedly a point at which it can...

Soto: Negotiating a ‘professional’ online identity

Isabella Soto, Columnist

November 2, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

I’ve been on the internet in some capacity since I was about eight years old. Whether it was watching Hilary Duff and Avril Lavigne music videos using my parents’ AOL dial-up internet, tending to my Webkinz or pouring out...

Sumra: Students, please stop job bragging

Eish Sumra, Columnist

October 26, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Every year, I love seeing eager college students post barrages of career updates on Facebook. As they negotiate roles with big-name companies and secure internships, they share lines of humble bragging mixed with language reminiscent...

Northwestern faculty, students plan to improve ‘TweetCast’ ballot prediction app

Kristine Liao, Reporter

October 20, 2016

Filed under Campus, Faculty

Solely based on tweets, an application developed by Northwestern professors and students is reported to predict people’s voting preferences with an 80 percent accuracy. TweetCast is an online program that predicts who Twitter...

President Obama’s former aide discusses importance of exploring opposing viewpoints online

Mary Dolgoff, Reporter

October 16, 2016

Filed under Campus, Events, Speakers

President Barack Obama’s former digital director Caleb Gardner spoke to more than 30 people Friday about the importance of exploring opposing viewpoints on social media. Gardner, who is now a digital marketer at global management...