Photo by Nick Youngson, Licensed under Creative Commons.
"Even for people who do not have eating disorders, knowing the calorie content of food is not necessarily helpful."


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Pass the speaking stick
"College campuses ... often forget that some may hold viewpoints other than their own."
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When TV gets it wrong
"'Thirteen Reasons Why' can be invalidating and triggering to those struggling with mental illness."
Letter to the Editor
"Average everyday Muslims are not theologians, yet we are consistently asked and expected to speak about Islamic theology."
Letter to the Editor
"It is high time that journalists on this campus hold themselves accountable for their work."
Photo by Petr Kratochvil on Public Domain Pictures. Licensed under Creative Commons
Time to Take Action
"I can’t remember the last time I’ve been so personally affected by the responses of United States government officials to LGBTQA+ hate crimes."
Image courtesy of Giphy.
roll up for equality
"I, like many ladies across the world, was raised with the expectation that drugs, specifically weed, were well within a man’s domain."
Photo by william.neuheisel on Flickr. Licensed under Creative Commons.
Junk food? More like junk science
"Food is more than calories in, calories out. Food is supposed to have carbs and fat and sugar."
pepsi commercial went wrong
"What bothers me most is how Jenner tramps into the crowd, smiling and shouting, as if the point of marches is to have fun with friends. "
Mia Zanzucchi / North by Northwestern
Q&A (question and attack)
"Even when stories on victory and change are told, they are often told with a tone of spite, a feeling of “Told you so!"
Mia Zanzucchi / North by Northwestern
accountability matters
"We need to start paying attention to the fact that fraternities are breeding grounds for sexual violence and sexual predators."
beyond the banana demonstration
Sex education and consent should go hand in hand, period.
Dun dun DeVos
In defense of public education
Photo by Jonathan McIntosh on Wikimedia Commons/ Licensed under Creative Commons
consider this
"From both a moral and economic standpoint, the case for the free movement of people is strong and compelling."
This is why we march
"To me, the March was about more than the rights women feel are being threatened by this new administration..."
what lies ahead?
" ... 'Give him a chance.' They say it as if I plan to deny the validity of Trump’s administration, as if I’ve been planning to pack up and leave ... "

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."