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A look at the role of Northwestern students in local and national politics.


Where politics meets science
Where do the presidential candidates stand on climate change, space exploration and renewable energy after Monday's debate? Sniff.
You Should Probz Vote
“... when people turn 18 and go off to college, getting registered to vote should be synonymous with that experience.”
Big Deal
The Trans-Pacific Partnership, or the TPP, is not only a free trade deal – it is the largest free trade agreement in history.
dolla dolla bills y'all
Christine Lagarde called for governments to prioritize free trade in order to boost economic growth in a sold-out lecture to Kellogg students on Wednesday.
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to fact-check or not to fact-check
A CRC tradition every election year since '04, the party featured a post-debate discussion led by professors David Zarefsky and Craig LaMay.
political entertainment?
Dozens of students congregated at Norris to watch the political spectacle (er, discourse) of the first presidential debate of 2016.
it's only cheating if you feel bad about it
The first debate between Clinton and Trump is on Monday. If you, like us, have been avoiding election news like the plague this summer, here's a cheat sheet to get you caught up.
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culture of silence
The Clintons' connections to sexual assault allegations parallels the handling of sexual assault cases on college campuses.
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student activism
Some student activists at Northwestern often travel to Chicago to participate in political protests.
The formerly progressive reporter turned libertarian discussed the role of the government in people's lives on Tuesday night.
get out the vote
In some respects, NU is a national leader in getting students to register to vote.
Did ya know?
Did you know that Northwestern students can and have run as aldermen for the City of Evanston?
Make Dillo Happen Again
After filibustering ScHoolboy Q’s performance for 34 minutes, Ted Cruz was booed off the stage.
Photo by Mia Zanzucchi / North by Northwestern
Former Northwestern President Henry Bienen debated Obama's foreign policy Monday with political science professor John E. Rielly.
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water water everywhere
Experts say Lake Michigan's levels are rising due to global warming, and Evanston residents are feeling the effects.

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Rock Around the Clock
Members of the African Students Association (ASA) painted the Rock Thursday night in honor of African awareness month.