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Closson: Now more than ever, we need diverse journalists

Troy Closson, Columnist

February 26, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

A few weeks ago, Beyoncé’s Album of the Year loss stirred conversation about diversity and inclusion at the Grammys. This year’s Oscar contenders included significantly more people of color than in previous years, but there’s still room for improvem...

Letter to the Editor: Northwestern must reinforce its letter of support for transgender and gender nonconforming students with concrete action

Adam Davies

February 24, 2017

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

The following letter is written in response to the recent letter from Patricia Telles-Irvin, vice president of student affairs, to the Northwestern community about support for students who are trans* or gender nonconforming. As a student who very openly identifies ...

The Spectrum: In defense of refugees, reflections on the Paris attacks

Carson Brown, Op-Ed Contributor

February 23, 2017

Filed under Opinion, The Spectrum

This essay is part of The Spectrum, a weekly 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 [email protected]..

Dion-Kirschner: Organizations can act without government to combat climate change

Hannah Dion-Kirschner, Columnist

February 21, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Alongside social media accounts and White House web pages, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conference on health and climate change was yet another casualty of America’s new political climate. The conference was...

Closson: Expand your discussion, reflection of black history beyond one month

Troy Closson, Columnist

February 12, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

For my fifth grade American history class, I wrote a report on Rosa Parks. In honor of Black History Month, my teacher had us research a prominent figure of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement and compose a short essay about their...

Editorial: Local elections are more important than ever in Trump era

The Daily Northwestern Editorial Board

February 6, 2017

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Immediately following President Trump’s inauguration, Americans got to work demonstrating at political marches in cities across the United States and protesting at airports following the now-stalled travel ban. These protests, and the political momentum powering them, illustrate that Trump’s noxious agenda will not be enacted wit...

Letter to the Editor: Response to letter by philosophy lecturer Mark Sheldon

February 5, 2017

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

I write in response to the recent letter in The Daily written by Prof. Mark Sheldon, entitled “The walkout’s purpose was derailed by anti-Israel sentiment.” His letter expressed dismay that the #NoMuslimBanNU demonstration incl...

Sumra: Trump’s Muslim ban is more ‘American’ than we think

Eish Sumra, Op-Ed Contributor

February 2, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

In a recent acceptance speech for her Screen Actors Guild for Outstanding Performance By a Female Actor in Comedy Series, Northwestern alumna Julia Louis-Dreyfus called President Trump’s recent executive order “un-American,” j...

Reed: Reclaiming the term ‘social justice warrior’ during Trump regime

Chase Reed, Columnist

February 1, 2017

Filed under Opinion

The debate over the presence of safe spaces on college campuses reared its head at the beginning of the school year, inviting political pundits to openly criticize universities that provide marginalized students with a community...