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Sometimes, Instagrammed healthy living can have a tangible effect.

Life and Style

Paola de Varona
Life and Style
We take a look at the basic, the smart and the weird things people carry in their fanny packs during Block 2.
Photo Courtesy of Robert and Susan Waterman
Love conquers all...even Chicago winters
"This is part four of a series called "Wildcat Love," where NBN reporter Elizabeth Guthrie collects and shares the stories of couples who found love during their time at Northwestern."
Courtesy of Bob Frazin
frat love
In this edition of Wildcat Love, Elizabeth speaks with Bob Frazin, who graduated from NU in 1959, about the Wildcat love of his life, Penny.
High five nation
NBN explores how Northwestern students high five.
Image courtesy of LongitudeLatitude / Flickr
my momma always said...
When you have sex, think about chocolate.
Photo courtesy of Ben and Robin Johnson.
anything is possible
Ben and Robin’s now 27-year love affair began as an innocent first encounter in the Hinman dining hall.
Photo by Piotr Siedlecki on, licensed under Creative Commons
Brrrr-ing on the fashion
"I see brands I've never heard of and styles I thought people only wore in movies on campus every day."
Photo by Emma Kumer / North by Northwestern
"Tearing the keyboard from beneath my fingers taught me a few interesting things about myself that even limitless Buzzfeed quizzes never could."
photo by Jill111 on pixabay, licensed under Creative Commons
"Spread the love to your favorite Wildcats this Valentine’s day with these ~ fun and flirty ~ Northwestern themed pick-up lines. "
it takes two
NBN sat down with four NU couples who found love in many places – some conventional, others ... not so much.
Photo by Pat Lyn on, licensed under Creative Commons
A blind date that went well?
In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, we've begun a series to highlight some of the NU romances that have turned into a happily ever after.
Photo by Fadyphotography on pixabay, licensed under Creative Commons
Treat yo self...and your gals
"Gather your gals, because NBN will help you plan a Galentine’s day celebration that would make Leslie proud."
A guide to surviving the most romantic day of the year without your S.O.
Illustration by Laura Zornosa and Audrey Valbuena / North by Northwestern
tone up
A quick guide to staying fit throughout your daily grind, in the comfort of your own dorm.
emma kumer
multiple identities
Sometimes there's no race/ethnicity option that describes somebody accurately. What then?

On The Blogs

Booze Blog
Take a break from finals prep and treat your taste buds to a boozy crawl at one of these fine eateries this Reading Week!
Life Skills
Lost your most precious valuable (or your water bottle)? Four tips to finding it, all in our new blog.
Booze Blog
Drink the entire bottle and start a second whenever Trump calls the media “fake news”: Not my president, but definitely my drinking game.
Better Know a Neighborhood
Whether you’re looking for a new spot to hit the books, or a place to waste a few hours window shopping with friends, Roscoe Village provides the perfect escape.
Booze Blog
"While the ever-present availability of basement booze may appeal to the average college kid, occasionally, we need a semblance of something a bit more adult. The solution: apartment party, cocktail edition."
Better Know a Neighborhood
We curated your next trip to Wicker Park with the four hot spots you have to check out.
My Box
Condoms can be a drag, but the Mistress has a few ways to make those little rubber lifesavers sexy.
Booze Blog
Get sprung with spring's tastiest drinks.