I wasn’t alright. I’m not alright.


paradox of endless dimensions
I took this impossible contradiction, this combination of hot and cold, of water and fire, as luck, as freedom, as everything I had ever needed.
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Memorial Day memories
"It would be rude to the memories I’ve become so acquainted with to pick just one."
Rachel Hawley / North by Northwestern
love is blind
"I’ve never been one for “chemistry” or “sparks,” but in this moment, skin to skin, eye to eye, it felt as if the whole restaurant had disappeared, and it was just us two, floating in limbo, held together by infinite volts of electricity."
not your normal buzzfeed article
If you want to know more about your personality, or just about Starbucks coffee.
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good riddance
"Farewell, friend. This is the last you’ll hear of me, because I’m better off without you."
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This story is inspired by “Say Something” by A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera.
We all say things we don't mean
nothing happens
What happens in Nebraska stays in Nebraska.
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Forever alone?
"Sex with someone you do not love is physically enjoyable, but there is not much else between the people, other than sex."
Illustration by Emma Sarappo / North by Northwestern
"The emotions I keep within are strong, raging; many run the other way in terror from that which I, and even themselves, feel."
Photo by Vladsinger on English Wikipedia. Licensed under Creative Commons.
work out for me
As a naïve freshman who couldn’t navigate the way through campus without Google Maps, I tried to look up SPAC.
disappearing act
"I don’t think it was exactly in that instant that I felt myself beginning to fade."
Mia Zanzucchi / North by Northwestern
Video by Emma Kumer / North by Northwestern This is part five of our series called “Campus Tales.” Everyone has ...
midnight musings
"I laid in our bed, became one with our bed."
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For students North and South, Norris University Center is home.

On The Blogs

This is not a study abroad blog
One student abroad reminisces on the NU days of packed schedules and time management stress, almost starting to miss being too busy.
This is not a study abroad blog
"Being far away from the U.S., we've had to negotiate our country's new reality without the support system or resources we would've had back on campus."
This is not a study abroad blog
A student abroad in Scotland passes the time until her return to Evanston listening to tunes that match her emotions.
This is not a study abroad blog
Though Emma is all the way in South Africa, she can't escape the effects of the American election.
This is not a study abroad blog
"College taught me how to rely on myself and how to spend time alone. Spain challenges me to do the opposite."
This is not a study abroad blog
Despite what it may seem from the beautifully crafted social media presence, studying abroad can be hard.
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.