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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...

Holtzman: Schools must do more to encourage girls’ interests in tech

Rachel Holtzman, Columnist

February 19, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Last Saturday, about a dozen Girl Scouts visited the Northwestern University Knight Lab, where they experimented with the Knight Lab’s virtual reality headsets. It’s one of many components of the Girl Scouts’ new STEM programs,...

Baas: Video games can provide creative outlet, don’t solely promote violence

Jared Baas, Columnist

February 15, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Stepping out into the brilliant sunlight of the late afternoon, I shield my face to give my eyes a moment to adjust to the surroundings. The lack of vision is attributed to the last couple of hours I had to spend in the hospital....

Holtzman: Facebook’s identity crisis continues to endanger business of media

Rachel Holtzman, Op-Ed Contributor

January 9, 2018

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

On January 4, Mark Zuckerberg posted his personal challenge for the year: “fixing” Facebook. In his nine-paragraph post, he attempted to address problems of abuse that runs unchecked on the platform, anxiety about advertising...

Shirola: We must re-learn the art of listening

Wesley Shirola, Columnist

November 13, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Philosophers and intellectuals have long said that we have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak. But in a society marked by short attention spans, too little time and an almost innate love for...

Australian Parliament member speaks on future of artificial intelligence

Mustafa Alimumal, Reporter

October 27, 2015

Filed under Campus, Events, Speakers

A member of the Australian House of Representatives said Tuesday afternoon people should be aware of the changing marketplace as he spoke about rapid technological innovation and the economic impact of artificial intelligence. Andrew...