For how he lived: remembering James Foley

For how he lived: remembering James Foley

James Foley, journalist and Medill graduate, was killed by ISIS on August 19, 2014. (credit to: www.freejamesfoley.org)

The death of James Foley at the hands of ISIS (the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria), brought a brutal end to a life dedicated to capturing and conveying the realities of a world in conflict. Foley was, as President Obama remarked in his honor, “a journalist, a son, a brother and a friend.” He was also a Wildcat,

For how he lived: remembering James Foley

For how he lived: remembering James Foley

Posted by: on Aug 22, 2014 | No Comments

James Foley, journalist and Medill graduate, was killed by ISIS on August 19, 2014. (credit to: www.freejamesfoley.org)

The death of James Foley at the hands of ISIS (the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria), brought a brutal end to a life dedicated to capturing and conveying the realities of a world in conflict. Foley was, as President Obama remarked in his honor, “a journalist, a son, a brother and a friend.” He was also a Wildcat,

Full Steam Ahead!

Posted by: on Jun 25, 2014 | No Comments

This spring, I took the helm of the first newspaper to ever print my words for the world to see: The Northwestern Chronicle. Most people I know have asked me one of two questions. Many want to know why I would take charge of a paper they view as failing and ridiculous. The rest ask me, “What’s the Chronicle?”

‘World’s Best Journalism School’ Spells Own Name Wrong on Graduates’ Diplomas
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‘World’s Best Journalism School’ Spells Own Name Wrong on Graduates’ Diplomas

Posted by: on Jun 21, 2014 | One Comment

Medill can now give itself a “Medill F.”

Northwestern’s journalism school, whose full name is the “Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications” misspelled the word “integrated” on some of its 2014 graduates’ diplomas.

The incorrectly-spelled diplomas read “Itegrated Marketing Communications.”

The Depression through red-colored glasses

The Depression through red-colored glasses

Posted by: on Jun 14, 2014 | No Comments

In the early 1920s, the Russian futurist poet Vladimir Mayakovsky was so awestruck at the sight of Brooklyn Bridge that he wrote a 4-page poem about the experience.

President and professor clash on John Evans investigation
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President and professor clash on John Evans investigation

Posted by: on Jun 12, 2014 | No Comments

President Schapiro disparaged sociology professor Gary Fine at a faculty senate meeting last week for claiming Northwestern was not doing enough to publicize university founder John Evans’ role in the Sand Creek Massacre.

The Fault In Our Stars (Film Review)

The Fault In Our Stars (Film Review)

Posted by: on Jun 6, 2014 | No Comments

Is there any more difficult task in film than adapting a wildly successful novel?

A Million Ways To Die In The West (Film Review)

A Million Ways To Die In The West (Film Review)

Posted by: on May 30, 2014 | No Comments

As the preeminent farce comedian and satirist in America today, Seth MacFarlane has expanded his realm off of the television screen and into movie theaters.

Ben Shapiro on name-calling, racism and ‘check your privilege’

Ben Shapiro on name-calling, racism and ‘check your privilege’

Posted by: on May 27, 2014 | 3 Comments

Ben Shapiro, conservative commentator and radio host, explained last week how he believes rational argument in political debate has been overtaken by attacks on the character or morality of the opposite side.

Skeezy “hot-or-not” site causes predictable anger at Northwestern
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Skeezy “hot-or-not” site causes predictable anger at Northwestern

Posted by: on May 24, 2014 | No Comments

A spectre is haunting Northwestern – the spectre of Morty’s Angels.

X-Men: Days Of Future Past (Film Review)

X-Men: Days Of Future Past (Film Review)

Posted by: on May 23, 2014 | No Comments

With three tentpole Marvel superhero films coming out in two months, I feared that X-Men: Days of Future Past would have a nearly impossible task in replicating the success of the Captain America and Amazing Spider-Man sequels which preceded it.