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Schwartz: Our votes are just the beginning

Alex Schwartz, Opinion Editor

November 7, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

My first time voting was in the 2016 election. I was excited to cast my vote for Hillary Clinton, eagerly awaiting morning of Nov. 9 when I’d say to myself, “I helped elect the first female president of the United States.” I...

Martinez: Voting will not solve all our problems

Marissa Martinez, Opinion Editor

November 4, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

There has been a huge surge, particularly among my generation, to go to the polls. Massive signup campaigns can be spotted on campuses and across many cities in the United States. National Voter Registration Day brought in a record...

Buchaniec: This election season, remember those who can’t vote

Catherine Buchaniec, Op-Ed Contributor

October 23, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

We are a democratic republic — emphasis on the democratic. Despite the founding fathers’ fear of pure democracy, a concept they believed would ultimately lead to tyranny by “mob rule,” the notion of democracy was paramount...

Evanston Civic Center sees most ballots during first week of early voting in Cook County

Syd Stone, Reporter

March 27, 2017

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center had the most ballots in Cook County during the first week of early voting, according to a tweet from Cook County Clerk David Orr. Orr wrote in the tweet that 1,837 ballots had been cast at the Civic Center since early voting opened March 20. Evans...

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...

Schwartz: Don’t forget that Donald Trump is no typical Republican candidate

Alex Schwartz, Op-Ed Contributor

October 16, 2016

Filed under Columns, Contributors, Opinion

I recently heard someone at Northwestern say that it’s hard for them to be a Trump supporter on this campus. They expressed that the hostility and judgement they received from their liberal friends was, at times, too much to...

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...