Stories by Sylvan Lane
The former Pennsylvania senator spoke about the U.S. as a global superpower and his potential 2016 plans.
Not a sports person? Here's your guide to Northwestern athletics.
Some students seek social circles different from the ones they would presumably belong to.
If you find yourself feeling homesick while spending Thanksgiving at school, you know it's not just that turkey dinner you're really missing.
Former Northwestern student Caleb Dayton jumped to his death from a parking structure Tuesday afternoon, and the incident has been ruled a suicide.
North by Northwestern has you covered better than Ibraheim Campbell on an Ohio State receiver with some sign-spiration.
A&O Blowout is bringing the rap artist to Welsh-Ryan Arena.
Why didn't the actions of administrators match the email warning sent to students?
NBN writers offer suggestions on how Chris Collins can truly become a member of the Wildcat community.
To quell terrorism, we must show rationality when rage is building, restraint when wrath is tempting, and faith when hope is dwindling.
Breaking down the nitty gritty of the ASG campaigns.
Controversy surrounds The Associated Press' decision to drop the term "illegal immigrant."
Ten years after the U.S. invasion of Iraq, the debate on whether or not it was a necessary war rages on.
Our debaters take on the issue of climate change and whether or not our government should take action regarding it.
The Illinois State Senate voted to legalize same-sex marriage last week, but will it make a difference or is it just an issue of semantics?
Northwestern's all-time leading scorer reflects on life after Northwestern as Hofstra University head coach.
With two starters injured, the 'Cats struggled against the Hawkeyes Saturday, ultimately losing 71-57.
"Doing more and trying harder had been the source of my success in high school, but why wasn’t it working now?"
Is Hagel the right choice for Secretary of Defense? Our writers debate his aptitude for foreign policy.
If Capitol Hill shared a Spotify playlist, we think it would look a lot like this.
The trillion dollar coin toss kicks off the political version of the Super Bowl, where Republicans take on the Democrats in an unproductive game.
With Obama's State of the Union coming up, two writers weigh in on the role that fiscal issues play
Two writers weigh in on what Obama needs to get done during his second term.
The big splash and the backlash caused by one writer's hometown paper when it published the names of area gun permit holders.
Is the Republican Party due for a comeback or down for the count? Two writers debate the GOP's future.
Are legendary baseball players today held to unfair higher standards than the classic greats?
"To understand just how remarkable this exclamatory ending to a storybook season is, you must go to the very start of the book – not just to Northwestern’s opening win at Syracuse."
The 'Cats hung tight for the first half, but when Dave Sobolewski fouled out, the Bulldogs pulled away.
The 'Cats finished the season off 9-3 with a big win against Illinois.
We sat down with the man behind @TeaPartyCat. He talks Colbert, boundaries and fake Sarah Palin accounts.
Through a power play of fate, the Northwestern women's lacrosse team became a young girl's reason to hope.
Breaking down the important issues surrounding the next economic doomsday scenario, the fiscal cliff.
Sylvan Lane analyzes what the Northwestern football season has been so far – and what it almost was.
The 'Cats season opener against UChicago gave us a glimpse into what's to come for this year's basketball team.
Although Pasadena is still a remote possibility, a number of other bowls are far more likely.
Why personalized campaign ads don't quite make the impression they're supposed to be making.
Northwestern's win lets fans know that the Wildcats are back on track.
NBN compiles the perfect selection of songs to go along with the final debate of the 2012 election season.
The 'Cats lost a heartbreaking game against Nebraska this week. Maybe it's time to reconsider the two-quarterback system.
Do you love our glorious coach? If so, then you won't regret checking out these awesome GIFs.
The 'Cats, 6-1, beat the Minnesota Golden Gophers 21-13 in Minneapolis on Saturday.
Vice President Joe Biden and Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan are about to throw it down in Thursday's debate.
The Wildcats no longer have an undefeated record, after a 39-28 loss at Penn State.
Voter fraud has been a hot topic lately, but it might not be as big a deal as it seems.
With the election quickly approaching, NBN recounts some of the most significant political moments of an eventful summer.
Northwestern announced Friday that junior guard JerShon Cobb has been suspended for the entire 2012-13 basketball season for violating team policy.
There's a while left in the season, but one writer is already speculating about Northwestern's chances of taking a trip to Pasadena.
A week after a close road win, Northwestern heads home to take on Vanderbilt in a tough non-conference game.
See how Northwestern edged out Syracuse 42-41 on Saturday. But hey, a win's a win, right?
See why two writers stay loyal to Northwestern sports, even though each team doesn't fare quite as well as women's lacrosse.
Need a condensed summary of the Wildcats women's lacrosse season? Look no further.
Putin and Rahm Emanuel take Chicago, Ahmadinejad discovers Chipotle and other stories.
How much should a president's marital status matter? French President Francois Hollande's choice to not marry his partner and first lady might indicate that in the end, it doesn't.
Is California's governor going too far by asking the wealthy to pay higher taxes? Dormroom Debate tackles the nuances of this issue.
Despite a consistent showing at the NCAA Tournament, women's lax was all business while taking down the Duke Blue Devils 11-7 Saturday.
Northwestern students will head to Wrigley Field on Thursday night to watch baseball - or something like that. NBN prepares you for NU Day at Wrigley.
The runner and swimmer may very well have been the greatest athletes in Northwestern's history.
Who should take the blame for partisan problems in the current political environment? Our writers tackle the issue from both sides of the aisle.
The Fighting Irish lost 12-7 Saturday, but the 'Cats continue to look for improvement as the NCAA tournament continues.
The 'Cats fell 14-7 to the Florida Gators on Saturday.
The Obama campaign recently released its 2012 slogan, "Forward." See how the Dormroom Debaters responded to the decision.
The Northwestern Men's Golf team finishes in third place at the Big Ten Tournament, with senior Sam Chien leading the way.
After an unimpressive first half, the Northwestern women’s lacrosse team beat the No. 9 Virginia Cavaliers 13-6.
In this edition of Dormroom Debate, NBN columnists Mattias Gugel and Sylvan Lane debate the details of the Women's Health and Safety Act, recently signed into state law by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer.
With Mitt Romney turning his attention away from the GOP field and toward President Obama, one writer predicts the identity of Mitt's eventual running mate.
After seven consecutive losses, the Wildcats rally after going three-for-four this past week.
"McCormick senior Matthew Markwell is a member of Campus Crusade for Christ and wants to share a gift he’s received with Northwestern students."
North by Northwestern speaks with future Wildcat Ifeadi Odenigbo.
The outcome of the Trayvon Martin case may hinge on the implementation of a gun law that operates in a legal gray area.
During the week, you're just a Mechanical Engineering student. But through ISA, you're a soccer star.
We live blog the final match of the ISA World Cup.
No. 11 Ohio State narrowly defeated the 'Cats 75-73 at Welsh-Ryan Wednesday.
These individuals fund the anti-Obama ads, Paul's social media outreach and the occasional Domino's pizza of the campaign trail.
The 5-star receiver talks about his decision to transfer from USC and his pre-game psych up.
They lost to the Wolverines back in January, but a Tuesday win for the 'Cats could bring the NCAA Tournament within reach.
Election season is the time for expressing feelings — whether it's that hot coed (if you're Anthony Weiner) or eight Iowans (if you're Rick Santorum).
Replacing Dan Persa, Jeremy Ebert, Al Netter and the rest of the Wildcats’ senior squad won’t be easy.