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"May we never be stoners, may we always be stoned."

Opinion

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lights, camera, wrong action
Opinion: RTVF's restructuring of how student film projects are funded and produced is unfair.
On Women's Center counseling
A writer addresses the importance of Women's Center counseling.
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"get comfortable with discomfort"
Two days before graduation, a senior reflects on her four years at NU and gives advice to incoming freshmen.
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life advice from a graduating senior
"While not a poem, I write this love letter to you, soon-to-be freshman, and you, graduating seniors, who are just starting out in college or in that interminable “real” world."
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About:Blank
Voyeur Theatre Collective's new show explores the in between moments.
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shake it up?
"A deeper consideration of the consequences of the proposed policy reveals a misguided commitment to the abstract concept of inclusion, at the expense of the actual student experience."
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Comfort in discomfort
"When we shoulder the title of “activism” only to the extent that it doesn’t affect or threaten our privileges, the title becomes another positional advantage."
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it's on us
"We can work together to ensure that we acknowledge the aspects of Greek Life which reinforce harmful gender roles and rape culture."
Woo shack?
One writer reveals how Frances Willard wasn't as good-intentioned as many think.
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The way we talk about syria
The dialogue on campus (and nationally) about the Syrian Crisis can be disheartening and dangerous.
Letters
The following is a Letter to the Editor submitted to North by Northwestern and does not reflect the views of ...
"Om" How 'bout No?
"Why is yoga only cool when it has no ties to brown skin?"
Head in the game
"Because you could go anywhere in your decision pool and be okay, but here is where you’re best."
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A NU Direction
Northwestern is the "annoying people school" – but that's okay. At least, now it is.
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drink it in
"I’m supposed to embrace my “culture,” whatever that means, but am also constantly reminded by others that 'I’m the whitest Black person they know.'"

On The Blogs

This is not a study abroad blog
Despite Hannah's excitement for the great delicacies of Chile, she arrived to find her food bland and covered in the egg-y condiment.
Weekly One-Liners
This week people wrote about long weekends, Subway and the Oscars.
Fresh Frosh
One writer offers his take on the new IGNITE program, which was supposed to help freshmen through their first year, and suggests that next year NU should remix IGNITE.
Fresh Frosh
Freshmen might become discouraged during Winter Quarter, but they should focus on embracing failures, celebrating successes and waiting for warm weather.
Fresh Frosh
The quarter system is "an awkward tango of timelines."
Fresh Frosh
What is it about college parties that make them inherently more enjoyable than their high school counterparts?
Campus Loop
See how you can contribute to NBN's discussion under our changed comment policy and system.
Fresh Frosh
"A seven letter German and a nine letter Norwegian were forcefully joined on a 4 ½ X 10 legal birth certificate by a tiny, yet crucial dash."