Alex Schwartz, Kira Fahmy, Nov. 17, 2016
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At midnight on Tuesday, a group of Northwestern students gathered at the Rock to chalk up some positivity following an emotional week on campus. After the election results on Nov. 8, Weinberg junior Michael Pattis recognized the need for students to see some positive messages, especially ones of inclusion and love. He created the event, which he called “Chalk the Rock,” and urged students to cover south campus with colorful notes, quotes and drawings. Those who came worked fervently under the cover of darkness to make sure the Northwestern community had something to smile about the next day.

Video by Kira Fahmy / North by Northwestern

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Jesus Campos, Nov. 13, 2016

Have you seen a bike stationed around campus selling coffee and ever wondered what it was? It’s BrewBike, serving you caffeine when and where you need it.

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David Gleisner, Nov. 10, 2016

The Garage, a student start up incubator and innovation hub, has been open for over a year now. Since June of 2015, businesses and inventions have been pouring out. We took a look inside ...

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Election Day 2016 is finally here, and after months of intense campaigning, debating and meme-ing, emotions are high as Americans choose between the first female president or the first political outsider president.

We're gauging how students feel today, and this page will be updated throughout the day with new videos.

Video by Mia Zanzucchi and Brock Hall
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Video by Paola De Varona, Justin Curto, Mia Zanzucchi, Libby Berry and Jesus Campos. Video added at 12:32 a.m.

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The election is literally around the corner, and you probably know the faces of Hillary and Donald. But what about the politicians who aren't up for election on Nov. 8? We asked Northwestern students to pick out Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel from a lineup of some other white guys.

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David Gordon, Nov. 1, 2016

Every year, Todoroki holds a sushi eating contest, with all-you-can-eat sushi once a week for Winter Quarter at stake. Even if you missed it, we were there to capture all of the intense action and competition.

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Jesus Campos, Nia Adurogbola, Oct. 30, 2016

Homecoming last week was filled with traditions and annual events, among them get-togethers of specific clubs, organizations and residential colleges. A group of alumni who lived in the Communications Residential College planned reunion festivities to celebrate the residential college's thirty-fifth birthday. The weekend, filled with food, networking, reminiscing, touring the building and more, culminated in a large dinner for alumni and current students with a fireside about the history and traditions of CRC.

After the fireside, we sat down with alumni from throughout the decades to hear about their time in CRC.

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Decades of Northwestern alumni returned to Evanston for Homecoming Weekend, but how much of NU's 165-year history do they know—or remember?

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Justin Curto, Nia Adurogbola, Oct. 16, 2016

Are you actually a horrible dormmate but just don't know it? We asked Northwestern students what dorm etiquette rules they wished their fellow residents followed.

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Alejandra Fernandez, Oct. 3, 2016

On Wednesday, Northwestern students could catch Pokemon virtually and in real life at University Library's Library GO. Pokemon were scattered throughout the library, and students became more familiar with University Library while catching 'em.

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Kira Fahmy, Mia Zanzucchi, Sept. 29, 2016

Young Thug is headlining A&O Blowout tonight. We asked Northwestern students to interpret and analyze some of his lyrics. WARNING: Some language is NSFW.

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Missy Chen, May 8, 2016

Holi, a traditional South Asian spring festival, came to the Lakefill Sunday afternoon, and things got messy.


Video by Missy Chen / North by Northwestern

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Missy Chen, Morgan Smith, April 19, 2016

The second of two Wildcat Days was Monday, April 18, when lanyard-bedecked prospies took over campus for a day of tours and info sessions. NBN quizzed prospective students to see if they have what it takes to be a Wildcat.



Video by Missy Chen / North by Northwestern

Editor's note 4/19: This video originally misrepresented the location of NU's third campus in Doha, Qatar. This misleading exchange has been removed from the updated video.

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Juliette Johnson, Missy Chen, April 17, 2016
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Northwestern Sex Week came to an end the evening of Friday, April 15, after five days and 12 sex-positive events.

Sponsored by Northwestern College Feminists, the week of programming is aimed at a campus where smart students are often pretty dumb about sex.

“The main goal [of sex week] is distributing sex education and information and also to create awareness by looking at gender and sexuality and destigmatizing certain types of sex or certain types of people that are associated with sex,” said Weinberg junior Wan Kwok, a co-chair of Sex Week.

What's that look like? Burlesque, anal sex and more.

With events ranging from BDSM 101 to a panel about porn from the people who make it, co-chair Cristina Polencia said Sex Week is important because it covers a wide array of topics that encourages people to talk about safe sex and promote healthy sexuality.

“Sometimes people are uncomfortable, and I ...

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Zahra Haider, April 11, 2016

Kristine Bunch was locked away for almost two decades for a crime she didn't commit. Now, she's free and works in the University's Office of Religious Life.


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