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Column: Washington needs scientists

Column: Washington needs scientists

January 12, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Alex Frandsen, editorial columnist There are more former almond farmers in Congress than there are physicists. They outnumber chemists and microbiologists, too. The engineer population is only bigger by six. Now, this would all be fine if there was a burgeoning army of almond enthusiasts at ...

Column: Media must define alt-right narrowly

Column: Media must define alt-right narrowly

December 1, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Alex Frandsen, editorial columnist 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.” If, like the rest of us, you had to suffer through the election slog of 2016, the term is at least vaguely famil...

Column: Finding role models for young women

Column: Finding role models for young women

November 16, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Gwen Schanker, editorial columnist 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, fa...

Column: Data is key to journalistic analysis

Column: Data is key to journalistic analysis

November 8, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Gwen Schanker, editorial columnist 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. This can be confusing for c...

Column: Hillary Clinton’s email “scandal”

Column: Hillary Clinton’s email “scandal”

November 3, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I am a longtime Hillary Clinton supporter. For my first-ever book report, I read about First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton back in 1999 (roughly around the time this never-ending election cycle first began). I was With Her in 2008; I flooded my Facebook friends’ news feeds with photos and videos the...

Column: Seize opportunity to rebuild politics

Column: Seize opportunity to rebuild politics

November 2, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Alex Frandsen, editorial columnist 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. I know, for instance, that you’re likely not happy about either Donald Trump or...

Column: NFL fosters toxic culture

Column: NFL fosters toxic culture

October 27, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Alex Frandsen, editorial columnist “Obviously, it’s a sad situation what he’s going through,” said New York Giants football player Justin Pugh last week. “It’s definitely something that’s tough. […] All we can do is support our teammate and make sure we’re there for him.” What co...

Column: Student activism should be promoted

Column: Student activism should be promoted

October 19, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Alex Frandsen, editorial columnist 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. Members unfurled signs proclaiming that “Oil money is blood money,” staged a die-in during Prospecti...

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

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

October 13, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Gwen Schanker, editorial columnist 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 biolo...

Column: Reframe climate change as a complex issue

Column: Reframe climate change as a complex issue

October 5, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Gwen Schanker, editorial columnist 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 State...

Column: Time to explore Roxbury

Column: Time to explore Roxbury

September 29, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Alex Frandsen, editorial columnist When was the last time you walked through Ruggles? Maybe it was an hour ago, when you went to get lunch at International Village (IV), or maybe it was a couple days ago when you visited a friend in one of the Davenports. But when was the last time you kept going? W...

Column: Facts, differing perspectives necessary for political engagement

Column: Facts, differing perspectives necessary for political engagement

September 21, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Alex Frandsen, editorial columnist For most of the past decade, The Washington Post has had a section on its website called the Fact Checker. Primarily used to monitor the statements public officials make, it has been a solid source for verifying whether politicians are actually saying things t...

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