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My tall, dark, and handsome lover.


Photo by Maegan Tintari on Flickr
a leaky faucet out of control
Adjusting to college is no easy feat, and it's easy to feel alone in your first few weeks.
First Last
The Story of Salem Pierce
The soul flies east to rise with the Sun.
Photo by Joe Haupt/Licensed via Creative Commons
friends from far away
Whether they're near or far, friends define our world and our college experience. NBN Writing explores those relationships.
earworm earworm earworm
"I know what the song means, but to me, it’s still bananas on the soles of her shoes."
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By the Lake
One writer reflects on memories created on the shores of Lake Michigan.
Kit Kats and Crying
Whether I’m fond of it or not, even the words “Room 202” conjure nostalgia
Day by Day
One writer's personal journal entries show a glimpse in to her life.
isn't it ironic
"Clarence was with me at the time. He’s one of those people I see, one of those voices I hear that no one else can."
Photo by Walter Ko / North by Northwestern
Happy in general
A Korean student relives the joy of being a Wildcat after returning to campus from military service.
Photo by a.dombrowski/Licensed via Creative Commons
take a step back
"People never stopped going to the cliff, despite its recent tragedy, because in a land stuck in a time warp, old habits died exceptionally hard."
Illustration by Samuel Hamilton
Fast food and jazz
"I remember thinking: I have his number. But people like Warren Flanagan just don’t come across the same over the phone."
not quite a jar of hearts
"Moonlight reflects your bones and riddles climb your spine, whispers of a love once craved ..."
Pay attention! Look at me! Love me! Like me.
green eyes
"The only difference is that for him, the poison is literal, and for me, the poison is him."
Photo by Wikipedia. Licensed under Creative Commons.
"My recumbent body rises from the bed and floats in a quite familiar cube of darkness – my apartment studio."

On The Blogs

This is not a study abroad blog
When a sign in a bathroom stall reminds you that you miss your Evanston home a lot
This is not a study abroad blog
In another installation of this non-blog, a student shares how important health is when abroad, and how hard it can be when your health fails on you.
This is not a study abroad blog
The third installation in the Not a Study Abroad Blog series addresses answering the dreaded question of how things are going when they're not tip-top
This is not a study abroad blog
In the second installation of this non-blog, NU study abroad students reveal differences between expectations and reality when living in new countries.
This is not a study abroad blog
A series of stories from NU students studying abroad, covering topics relevant both abroad and on campus.
Cover to Cover
We looked at Anthony Doerr's All the Light We Cannot See.
Cover to Cover
It's a tear jerker.
Cover to Cover
If Sherlock Holmes as written by the author of Kavalier & Clay doesn't already sell you, maybe this review will.