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Letter to the Editor: Open letter in support of Northwestern becoming sanctuary campus

November 17, 2016

Filed under Letters from Editor, Opinion

We, the undersigned faculty, staff, alumni and students of Northwestern University write in the wake of Donald Trump’s election as president of the United States to declare our commitment to the safety and dignity of all students...

Op-Ed: America needs a revitalized movement on the left

Camren Ward and Alex Gordon

November 15, 2016

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

Today the sun rose on a darker America: an America where the people have decided that a bigot and sexist deserves the highest office in the country. We must try and move forward, to regain the ground that we lost. It must be the pr...

Op-Ed: We will not look away from Trump’s threat to the two-state solution

Ben Weinberg and Dan Toubman

November 14, 2016

Filed under Columns, Contributors, Opinion

The result of last week’s election challenged the values that many students on this campus hold dear. A Trump presidency poses dangerous threats to our country’s most vulnerable people. Trump’s policies could shut out immigrants,...

Pellissier: We can continue to fight for change after Trump, while listening

Bernie Pellissier, Op-Ed Contributor

November 13, 2016

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

This past week since election night has been a whirlwind of emotion. As University President Schapiro stated in his email to students on Wednesday, this election has “shaken some,” while being “a pleasant surprise to other...

Vargas: Facing my return to a country under Trump after quarter abroad

Alani Vargas, Columnist

November 13, 2016

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Tuesday was one of the worst night sleeps I have ever had in my life. Because I am studying abroad in Italy this quarter, I’m six to seven hours ahead of the United States and went to bed awaiting results in the morning. I w...

Patterson: A call for NU students to reject Trump’s rhetoric demonizing Chicago

Sky Patterson, Op-Ed Contributor

November 9, 2016

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

“Look at what’s going on in Chicago. It’s horrible.” This statement, made in an interview with Bill O’Reilly, was not Donald J. Trump’s only instance of oversimplifying and demonizing the city miles from Northwestern’s campus. Throughout the curre...

Trejos: After Trump, GOP can still rebound

Jose Trejos, Columnist

November 7, 2016

Filed under Columns, Opinion

The 2016 presidential election comes to a close today. After the most negative campaign in living memory, most experts predict that a former Secretary of State accused of criminal negligence will triumph over a man who has bragg...

Letter to the Editor: Fostering the next generation’s civic engagement begins in the classroom

October 20, 2016

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

For many Northwestern students, November will be the first time they cast a ballot in a presidential election. In just a few weeks, students will be lined up to pull a lever that will determine the course of our nation — no...

Jasper: Problem-solving skills from computer science can aid social progress

Mila Jasper, Op-Ed Contributor

October 18, 2016

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

American political news has been painful to read lately. The polarization, political doublespeak and inflammatory rhetoric, bigotry and fragmentation are disheartening. This quarter I decided to take a computer science class,...

Cooper: Trump’s comments are not ‘locker room banter’

Danny Cooper, Columnist

October 13, 2016

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Donald Trump is involved in a campaign-threatening scandal. In case you were stuck under a rock last weekend, you may have missed the video clip from 2005 of Donald Trump talking about...

Sumra: Young Americans should learn from Brexit that voting is essential

Eish Sumra, Op-Ed Contributor

October 11, 2016

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

The author of this op-ed is currently studying abroad in Paris. The night of the Brexit vote, I fell asleep to the news that Britain would be leaving the EU and, like other Brits, had no idea what would happen next. I woke u...