Staff Editorials

New parking policy proves abelist

Staff Editorial Driving in certain parts of Pittsburgh can be a little like trying to push a buggy through a crowded aisle in the grocery store — if everyone else in that aisle had never pushed a cart before. But one of the most challenging aspects of car ownership in the Steel City — and […]

Math is not always the answer

Staff Editorial 2/27/2020 When it comes to classifying intelligence, it is usually accepted that if you have strong abilities in science and mathematics, you are considered to be smart. Unfortunately, most people do not take the time to appreciate the amount of work and creativity that goes into artistic fields. Science and math carry such […]

Big trouble for the 2020 census

Big trouble for the 2020 census

Staff Editorial 2/20/2020 Controversy over the 2020 census began due to President Trump’s attempted citizenship question, which thankfully the Supreme Court blocked from being enacted. Problems surrounding this upcoming census have not stopped there. The 2020 census is underfunded and understaffed and is in danger of underrepresenting a large portion of the country. The census […]

Caucus mistakes must be ironed out

Staff Editorial The results for the 2020 Democratic Iowa caucus, as of press time, which took place on Feb. 3, have yet to be fully released. This is unprecedented, and reflects the failures of both the Iowa Democratic Party and the caucus system as a whole. This stems primarily from issues with the app that […]

Papers picking political sides

Staff Editorial One of the first things you learn in a journalism class is to be unbiased. In fact, that’s kind of the whole point. Journalism’s purpose is to give citizens the information they need in their communities, lives and jobs. Journalists are to remain objective, providing facts, issues and events in an unbiased and […]

Women Can’t Win

Women Can’t Win

Staff Editorial As award season rears its head toward another year of red carpet glamour, social media has exploded with its usual outrage over nearly every nomination, or lack thereof. However, one major complaint seems to be a persistent theme of the Academy Awards: the domination of male directors. In recent years, movie-goers have finally […]

Paradise Lost

Paradise Lost

Staff Editorial  1/9/20 In a city called Eden, the skies overhead have turned red. Empty streets and vacated houses stand in stark opposition to the flames pushing residents toward the coast, where they hope to seek refuge on a crowded beach. Children wearing respirators pile into boats, and by the town’s wharf, families wait out […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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