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A failed twist on a holiday classic

A failed twist on a holiday classic

Staff Editorial We’ve all heard the phrase, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Well, maybe John Legend and Kelly Clarkson haven’t heard the phrase. Recently, Legend and Clarkson covered “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” but made it a little more “woke.” By making it “woke,” the duo changed some of the original lyrics. In this […]

Adult hobbies and playtime benefit health

Colleen Hammond | Opinions Editor In the rat race to pass every class, get a degree and sprint toward a career path, it is all too easy to overlook the fundamentals of education. As children, the first ways humans learn about their surroundings is through play, but somewhere on the road to adulthood that need […]

Chick-fil-A strays from traditional Christian philanthropy

Chick-fil-A strays from traditional Christian philanthropy

Nikki Veneziano | Staff Columnist Chick-fil-A holds the reigning title of a superior “fast food” chain all around America. Not many people consider anything less than the reliable taste of their 8-count nugget meal and salty waffle fries when stopping at their local Chick-fil-A. However, the company has been known for supporting and funding several […]

School lunches cannot be a luxury reserved for the wealthy

School lunches cannot be a luxury reserved for the wealthy

Charles Vogel | Staff Columnist Forty students at a Richfield High School in Minnesota had their hot lunches thrown away and replaced by cold lunches by cafeteria staff after it was found out that these students were more than $15 in lunch debt. The school district came under fire soon after a student recorded the […]

Consumerism dominates Thanksgiving

Consumerism dominates Thanksgiving

Staff Editorial Every year it seems as if Christmas starts earlier than it did the year before. Holiday season displays come up as soon as Halloween decorations are taken down. In the retail world, once Nov. 1 hits, it’s already Christmas time. Thanksgiving Day has fallen victim to the season of spending. The importance of […]

Hong Kong protests call for democracy

Colleen Hammond | Opinions Editor Tear gas and rubber bullets showered the city streets of Hong Kong as protesters took to the streets for a fifth consecutive month of protests. While these events are not new or uncommon in the region, the tumultuous history of Hong Kong and its current political state are too often […]

No apologies for good journalism

No apologies for good journalism

Staff Editorial The Daily Northwestern — referred to as The Daily — the student newspaper of Northwestern University, apologized on Sunday, Nov. 10, for its coverage of protests surrounding the former Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ speech on the campus. This apology, however, was one that was entirely unnecessary, as the student reporters at The Daily […]

New streaming services recreate consumer problems with cable

New streaming services recreate consumer problems with cable

Alyse Kaminski | Staff Columnist It is with a heavy heart that I report that the days of “Netflix and chill” may be coming to an end. With the influx of multiple streaming services occurring, it seems that Netflix may no longer be the favorite. Because of shows like Friends leaving in the coming months, […]

Gene editing technologies promote a terrifying future

Gene editing technologies promote a terrifying future

Nicoletta Veneziano | staff Columnist Imagine having the ability to change your eye color, your strength or make yourself glow in the dark. Imagine having the chance to cure fatal diseases or edit your own DNA. It sounds like a typical child’s fantasy dream. However, with modern science and technology, through genome editing, these fantasies […]

Twitter bans paid political advertisements

Colleen Hammond | Opinions Editor Tuesday, Nov. 5 marked a historic election for the U.S. as it was the last election to feature paid political advertisements on Twitter. Twitter announced their decision to ban political ads on Oct. 30 and noted the ban will be fully implemented on Nov. 22. While political ads on Twitter […]

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