Stories by Jason Plautz
Desler and the Dillo Day Task Force helped Dillo Day survive after a 2003 debacle.
Henry Bienen. Photo by Katherine Tang / North by Northwestern “We’re going to have to make this quick. I have ...
We've invaded the privacy of undergrads, but what are Kellogg students typing?
How one student's obsession with The Price is Right took him to Los Angeles.
We asked students in Norris: What's the last sentence you wrote?
Mavis Staples. Photo by jcrawford3505 on Flickr, licensed under the Creative Commons. Through message songs like “Why am I Treated ...
Game by game, we recap the victories and defeats of NU and our Alamo foe.
Raising the federal gas tax may be the best way to reduce oil dependence.
For some, aliens and UFOs don't just exist in re-runs of The X-Files.
The new president starts a Web site for the people.
The passing of Prop 8 is a defining moment in the struggle for gay rights.
Various factors could be skewing the polls enough to rob them of their meaning.
CNN is bringing in D.L. Hughley to make news more accessible to a key demographic.
Grevers isn't the only NU swimmer. A history of the swim team's redemption.
What will happen if Democrats win the presidency and the Senate?
The Working Bike Cooperative doesn't underestimate used bicycles.
Celebrities and politicians really want you to vote.
The city will become more bicycle-friendly and add more green space.
What the failing economy and its possible bailout will mean for, well, everyone.
Argentina's new high-speed train could inspire America to switch to rail.
Ralph Nader, the man oft-blamed for Al Gore's 2000 defeat, throws his hat in the election ring. Again.
Will Spielberg's decision lead others to avoid the Beijing Olympics?
Where to go when you have to go.
Legislators proposed anti-obesity legislation in Mississippi this week. Could your state be next?
If all goes according to plan, the first rebate checks will be in the mail in May, so any students eligible for the rebate can spend it by Dillo Day.
The abortion rate hit its lowest point in 30 years, but the reasons why are still unclear.
So, you know how us college students are destroying the film industry through illegal downloading, what with our flimsy morals ...
Just hope that the Keg doesn't start checking microchips.
Oft relegated to the punch lines of jokes, Kucinich might be the true candidate of "change."
It's part of his "kitchen table" agenda.
You can ask me anything, as long as I say it's okay to ask it.
The simplicity and benefits of microfinance have helped it grow in popularity.
Northwestern faces off against Iowa with one more chance to go bowling. A victory today would be NU’s third straight ...
New York's Charles Rangel is out to save the middle-class from oppressive taxation. And he might just end up helping poor college students in the process.
In this age of baseball parity, every season can be the season.
Smoking bans are rapidly becoming the norm across the U.S.
Climate change will affect more than just our grandkids.
Anyone who saw I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry can tell you that health care is going to be a huge issue.
Columbia University's decision to invite Iran's controversial President Ahmadinejad to speak helps foster open discussion.
The fallout Northwestern students will feel from CTA service cuts.
Without Blair, the U.S. will have a tougher time abroad, which can only mean more turmoil at home.
China navigates the stormy waters of international diplomacy with its plans for the Olympic Torch route.
Radio commercials could be a thing of the past.
Students joined in a rally downtown for farmworkers days after McDonalds announced a rate-hike.
How the hot global warming Supreme Court decision could incite real change.
The battle over funding Iraq may be a defining moment for Bush and Congress.
Students for Economic Justice wants to bring better pay and treatment to the farm workers who supply McDonald's.
Why you should care about objections to government spending for faith-based organizations.
Race Alliance, a new student group, promotes discussions about diversity on campus.
A tape of JFK minutes before his death brings us closer to solving one of America's greatest mysteries.
As many states suspend executions after botched injections and wrongful convictions, others are expanding them.
What Harvard's new female leader means for NU.
Why Lost is better than any other show on TV.
California wants an earlier primary election. That's bad news for the presidential race.
Insightful commentary about the Super Bowl -- live!
John Roberts gave an engaging but uncontroversial talk at the NU law school.
What the recent crop of health-care reform proposals means for college students.
Reactions to A&O's screening of documentary This Film is Not Yet Rated.
Even though the terror alert hasn't been raised, the Doomsday Clock being changed should make you pay attention to the issues.
Activists from Campus Greens critique Bush's annual speech.
American Idol's "search for a superstar" celebrates the new standard in America: mediocrity.
The man who invented college's most ubiquitous meal died recently. Here's a look at his legacy.
Think college is too expensive? Tomorrow is the day to do something about it.
Why slow job growth recently? Blame your parents.
Dance clubs in Brazil helped build national identity, says one expert.
One MLB team's new stadium could change sports across the country.
Absentee ballots don't come with stickers, and that's a problem.
“A lot of things are going wrong in America, but people are killed every day in Darfur," says an NU activist.
“For now, my name is Cody Baker, but the world is going to change that on January 1, 2007.” It ...