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28 days is not enough: Black history should be taught year round

Tamara Guy, Staff Writer February 28, 2020

In January of 2019, Illinois passed a law that required all public colleges, high schools and elementary schools, to teach Black history. According to the Illinois House Resolutions, “...every public...

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Music streaming is making songs shorter, less enjoyable

Christopher Vye, Staff Writer February 28, 2020

      From record players to radios to walkmans to mp3 players, the methods that people have used to listen to their favorite songs have always been evolving. Lately, the most common way that people...

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It’s time to end the stigma. Period.

Gwen Tucker, Staff Writer February 28, 2020

The swimming unit in P.E. class can be painful for many people: getting in the cold water in the middle of the day, walking around school with wet hair and wet clothes, and smelling like chlorine for weeks...

The other side of the Sucursal del Cielo: recognizing global effects of pollution

Angie Gomez, Staff Writer February 7, 2020

Cali, Colombia is home to an abundant amount of mountains and palm trees, as well as rivers. Accordingly, it was nicknamed “Sucursal del Cielo” — or “Branch of Heaven."  However, during...

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50 years later — Youth led anti-war activism persists

Saskia Teterycz, Assistant Opinion Editor January 31, 2020

When President Donald Trump dissolved the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with Iran in May 2018, a sense of nervousness arose in particular progressive states around the country. Following the...

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“New Year, new me” creates unrealistic expectations

Maddie Coyle, Assistant Opinion Editor January 31, 2020

2020, a new year, a new decade. Long forgotten are the pitfalls of 2019 and here we are, ready to welcome the new beginnings that 2020 may bring. Resolutions are a key aspect of the New Year. We use...

The Daily Northwestern should not have to apologize for doing their job

The Daily Northwestern should not have to apologize for doing their job

December 14, 2019

Early last month, Northwestern’s student newspaper, The Daily Northwestern, came under fire by students who protested former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ visit to the Northwestern (NU) campus....

13 Reasons Why is harmful for mental health

Annie Johnson, Staff Writer December 14, 2019

Trigger Warning: The following piece discusses a show that contains topics such as drug abuse, sexual assault and self-harm. I have to admit, controversy intrigues me. Whenever I hear about a book,...

It’s time to recognize benefits of women’s colleges

Saskia Teterycz, Assistant Opinion Editor December 14, 2019

Women-only colleges have been around for well over 150 years in the U.S., with the “Seven Sisters”--Barnard, Bryn Mawr, Mount Holyoke, Radcliffe, Smith, Vassar and Wellesley--being among the most well-known...

Culture of overwork contributes to student stress

Lia Sheahan, Staff Writer December 14, 2019

With the rising epidemic of student stress, overwork and mental health issues, students are signing up for more and more advanced classes and programs than ever before. The question is- is allowing student’s...

Normalizing gossip perpetuates ‘mean girl’ culture

Normalizing gossip perpetuates ‘mean girl’ culture

Maddie Coyle, Assistant Opinion Editor December 13, 2019

Gossip is best defined as “chatty talk, the spreading of sensational or intimate information,” according to Psychology Today. In mainstream media, gossip has become normalized through movies, TV and...

Latino students deserve more support from ETHS

Antonia Languilla, Staff Writer December 13, 2019

Life as a Latino student at ETHS and in general isn’t the best. Every time I walk into my classes here, it’s not hard to notice the limited diversity in races. In fact, in one of my classes, there’s...

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