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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...

Soto: Trump’s wall will only worsen conditions on both sides

Isabella Soto, Assistant Opinion Editor

January 26, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

I’m originally from a town called McAllen, Texas. My home is 9.1 miles from the international bridge that straddles the Mexican city of Reynosa and Hidalgo, Texas. While I’m now more than 1,400 miles away at Northwestern, my ...

Collins: The power for change is in your purse

Jessica Collins, Op-Ed Contributor

January 25, 2017

Filed under Opinion

President Donald Trump is a successful businessman. Or rather, he has managed to persuade the electorate that his business acumen uniquely qualifies him for the American presidency. If this is the case, and America has come to...

Dion-Kirschner: Climate change is a national security threat

Hannah Dion-Kirschner, Columnist

January 23, 2017

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

President Donald Trump’s inauguration is alarming for anyone who sees climate change for what it is: a grave risk to the only known livable planet for humans. Our planet is both astonishing and precious. To the environmentally...

Johnson: My experience at the Women’s March on Washington

Hannah Johnson, Op-Ed Contributor

January 22, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

When I first saw the Women's March on Washington event advertised on Facebook, I RSVP'd "going" without thinking twice. Even though I didn't know how I would get there or where I would stay, I knew that somehow, I would get to...

Phillips: After Women’s March, white feminists must recommit to intersectionality

Ruby Phillips, Columnist

January 22, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Millions of people united and marched all over the world to stand in solidarity against the inauguration of President Donald Trump on Saturday. I, too, proudly participated in the women’s march in Chicago with an estimated 250,000...

Kempis: Trump’s inauguration generates new wave of uncertainty among international students

Nicole Kempis, Opinion Editor

January 19, 2017

Filed under Opinion

This is the first in a series that will examine the challenges NU faces as it strives to become a global university. International Student Orientation commenced in September of my freshman year, a few days before the “local...