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Column: Washington needs scientists

Column: Washington needs scientists

There are more former almond farmers in Congress than there are physicists. They outnumber chemists and microbiologists, too.

by × January 12, 2017 × 3 comments

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Column: Media must define alt-right narrowly

Column: Media must define alt-right narrowly

Just over a week ago, in a meeting with the New York Times, President-elect Donald Trump was asked about his affiliation with the “alt-right.”

by × December 1, 2016 × 2 comments

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Gwen Schanker, Editorial Columnist

Column: Finding role models for young women

Last Sunday, I spent my afternoon watching the Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions, the tail end of a national tour where members of the men’s and women’s U.S. 2012 and 2016 Olympic gymnastics teams showcased their skills in a fun-filled, strobe-lit, fast-paced event.

by × November 16, 2016 × 2 comments

Columns, Opinion

Gwen Schanker, Editorial Columnist

Column: Data is key to journalistic analysis

The world of journalism is being continually shaped and reshaped by the digital age. The high prevalence of bloggers and citizen journalists, contributors to the so-called “fifth estate,” creates an environment of conflicted views.

by × November 8, 2016 × 2 comments

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Column: Hillary Clinton’s email “scandal”

Column: Hillary Clinton’s email “scandal”

I am a longtime Hillary Clinton supporter.

by × November 3, 2016 × 3 comments

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Column: Seize opportunity to rebuild politics

Column: Seize opportunity to rebuild politics

In a few days, there will be an election. And if you’re a college student, like most readers of this fine newspaper are, then I already probably know how you feel about this election.

by × November 3, 2016 × 0 comments

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Column: NFL fosters toxic culture

Column: NFL fosters toxic culture

The NFL thinks smoking weed and shady gamesmanship are worse offenses than making your wife’s life a living hell.

by × October 27, 2016 × 1 comment

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Column: Student activism should be promoted

Column: Student activism should be promoted

There was no way not to notice DivestNU. The student group spent nearly two weeks stationed in the heart of campus, with tents dominating Centennial Common.

by × October 19, 2016 × 0 comments

Columns, Opinion

Gwen Schanker, Editorial Columnist

Column: Learning what it’s like to be a scientist

As a double major in journalism and biology, I have exposure to many different types of Northeastern courses that can essentially be broken down into two categories: Paper-oriented, deep-thinking, comfort-zone-expanding journalism classes and conceptual, complex biology classes interspersed with exams.

by × October 13, 2016 × 4 comments

Columns, Opinion

Gwen Schanker, Editorial Columnist

Column: Reframe climate change as a complex issue

Human-caused climate change is one of today’s biggest global issues. While countries around the world are working toward a more sustainable future – Brazil and the Netherlands are good examples – climate change remains less than a priority in the United States, though the number of American citizens that care about climate change is increasing.

by × October 6, 2016 × 4 comments