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"Even for people who do not have eating disorders, knowing the calorie content of food is not necessarily helpful."


Creative Commons
Oprah 2020? O, no
Considering the role of celebrities in office now and in the past, regardless of Oprah’s status as an inspiration and a leader, she should not be on the 2020 ballot.
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Python Ponderances
When it comes to science, are programming and human languages put in the same category?
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Trade Wars: Trump Strikes Back
Last Thursday, the president made an announcement that has taken news outlets by storm: the possibility of a trade war
black lives... matter?
It pains me to realize that Black lives are simply not seen as innocent enough for this large of a response.
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Sport Science
"I’m saying that technological advances in sports equipment and design will determine the success of the world’s best athletes in future competitions"
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the snapping point
Like any good consumer of social media, I’ll certainly complain to my friends about poor graphic design or how I have to expend additional effort to scroll through to my stories. But in the end, I’ll still be suckered into keeping my streaks alive.
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Toward a younger tomorrow
"We’re on the brink of taking the world that was promised to us and steering it in a direction that reflects our collective commitment to progress."
Reading news about North Korea in an international sporting event, and not in relation to nuclear weapons, is refreshing and encouraging.
Impeachment March
they get the job done
“High-skill” and “developing countries” are not necessarily a dichotomy.
Stressing about stress?
One writer explores self-inflicted stress at Northwestern.
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Thus, the impending Oscars still raise the question: Have the Academy Awards become too much of a political platform to properly acclaim the true protagonists of the show, the nominees?
Savannah Christensen
Rapping for change
Let's talk about hip-hop's political roots.
Graphic by Savannah Christensen / North by Northwestern
all by myself
The topic of loneliness is something we’re afraid of talking about. No one seems to be comfortable saying it, but who hasn’t at one point felt like they wanted to make friends?
Lark Breen / North by Northwestern
Is it too late now to say sorry?
A love letter to one of NU's most emblematic dining halls
You better deserve it
"Merit-based immigration would benefit the U.S. by incorporating a greater emphasis on newcomers’ skills rather than improving diversity."

On The Blogs

This is not a study abroad blog
Despite Hannah's excitement for the great delicacies of Chile, she arrived to find her food bland and covered in the egg-y condiment.
Weekly One-Liners
This week people wrote about long weekends, Subway and the Oscars.
Fresh Frosh
One writer offers his take on the new IGNITE program, which was supposed to help freshmen through their first year, and suggests that next year NU should remix IGNITE.
Fresh Frosh
Freshmen might become discouraged during Winter Quarter, but they should focus on embracing failures, celebrating successes and waiting for warm weather.
Fresh Frosh
The quarter system is "an awkward tango of timelines."
Fresh Frosh
What is it about college parties that make them inherently more enjoyable than their high school counterparts?
Campus Loop
See how you can contribute to NBN's discussion under our changed comment policy and system.
Fresh Frosh
"A seven letter German and a nine letter Norwegian were forcefully joined on a 4 ½ X 10 legal birth certificate by a tiny, yet crucial dash."