Count yourself into the census

NATIONAL AFFAIRS: Filling out the census has wide-reaching impacts, including funding assistance to vulnerable communities.

While it might not be the most exciting aspect of the political landscape, it provides invaluable support to many communities that need it. 
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Under siege, DACA needs urgent protection

NATIONAL AFFAIRS: Undocumented students’ future hangs precariously in the balance.

It’s unimaginably nerve-wracking to have the most powerful forces in the nation acting against you, but there is also a coalition of institutions fighting to preserve that chance.
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Guide student journalists, not scold them

NATIONAL AFFAIRS: Vitriol directed at the Daily Northwestern by professional journalists is nowhere near as productive as constructive criticism.

As student journalists, we’re dedicated to our craft, which includes providing timely, accurate information to the public while remaining well within the limits of what could be construed as libel or slander. 
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Students are more than standardized test scores

UNIVERSITY AFFAIRS: Put a discussion about standardized tests on the UC Board of Regents agenda.

While these exams do not intentionally skew against students from these communities, it’s not too far of a stretch to say that standardized tests benefit the better off.
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