Missy Chen, May 8, 2016

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


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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.



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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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Margaret Corn, March 6, 2016

Recapping the tears and joy of Dance Marathon's final moments.


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Margaret Corn, March 5, 2016

The dancers are in for another, potentially more painful marathon when their 30 hours of dancing are over. We asked them about it:

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Zoe Davis, March 5, 2016

A first-person look at one of DM's greatest traditions.


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Missy Chen, March 5, 2016

30 hours too long for you? Experience DM so far in 20 seconds.


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Margaret Corn, March 5, 2016

Dancing is hard, especially for 30 hours. Check out NBN's motivational video and rhyme your way to the finish line.


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Leo Ji, Will Fischer, March 4, 2016

Sports editor Will Fischer gives us a first-person perspective on Block 1 of DM 2016.


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Medha Imam, Feb. 24, 2016

NU Divest and Unshackle NU staged a demonstration Tuesday of the alleged mistreatment by G4S, the world's largest private security company. Northwestern recently divulged that it holds direct investments in the company, one of several targeted by both groups in their divestment efforts. NU Divest and Unshackle NU, along with others, plan to introduce a joint resolution to ASG Wednesday night.


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Aine Dougherty, Feb. 9, 2016
The company Say It With A Condom has launched a campaign that they believe can start conversations about asking for consent before a sexual activity, according to its website.
Photo by Elizabeth Philip / North by Northwestern

“Make sure that she agrees before you give her the D.”

“Don’t be a schmuck, get a ‘YES!’ before you F#CK.”

“Intoxication is not an invitation.”

These are just some examples of the unique condoms manufactured by Say It With A Condom, a New York-based company churning out custom-designed condoms. The designs on the wrappers range from sexually-charged political puns (think: “The Ultimate Stimulus Package”) to more meaningful – but still hilarious – slogans, such as the ones above, all meant to raise awareness and facilitate dialogue about sexual consent.

Intrigued by the idea of breaking down the “taboos” surrounding the topic of sex, sophomore Alaina McCaffrey was drawn to the campaign’s goals and became a campus rep for Say It With A ...

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Andie Linker, Feb. 4, 2016

North v. South 3 from North by Northwestern on Vimeo.

It’s the age-old Northwestern battle of the creative minds versus the jocks, Lisa’s versus Fran’s, engineers versus actors, North Campus versus South Campus. Here’s a hypothetical situation: let’s say a Northwestern student apocalypse were to take place, and each half of campus were to defend themselves. Imagine a battleground in the middle of Deering Meadow. Clouds hang low overhead; nothing is in bloom. Tired college students move sluggishly, using their heavy backpacks, grumpy attitudes and laptop stickers to battle it out for campus dominance. Let’s see how this pans out by assessing each side's best strengths:

DINING

South

Known for its comfort food, Fran’s serves up greasy deliciousness until late in the night. Their milkshakes are second to none and their chicken nuggets can easily put anyone into a food coma. Could be used as ammunition. The tangy spice of the chipotle ...

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Margaret Corn, Jan. 27, 2016

Need a way to put off studying for your next midterm? If your Netflix queue is empty, you can challenge your mind in a more exciting way thanks to the new escape room that opened in Evanston. NBN interviewed the founders of Lock Chicago about what to expect if you head over.


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