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

Opinion

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We need to do better
In order to change the culture around sexual assault, we can't excuse the past actions of one of the U.S.'s most powerful leaders.
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Bet your bottom dollar
Why do Northwestern’s donors have such shitty priorities?
Less Language
The foreign language requirement detracts from what college should be about
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More than just a game
The World Cup is seen is as a celebration of talent – but for many, it is more than that.
lecture: unplugged
This argument may be controversial, but it really shouldn’t be.
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Artistic Atrocities
There are few occasions in human society during which terrible aesthetic and artistic choices are routinely made. Unfortunately, weddings are one of them.
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Northwestern's favorite princess
Meghan “has so much more in common with the rest of the world than members of the aristocracy.”
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Fly like a... Boeing?
Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg gave an eye-opening talk at Northwestern Wednesday evening.
silent spring
The Earth Day Brunch in Allison Dining Hall was pretty, but it did nothing to promote the health of the environment.
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save student newsrooms
We'd especially appreciate donations today on Save Student Newsrooms Day, a time to support the student publications you love.
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land of soccer and samba
"I had to change the idea of what a normal life means, as I had been living two different lives at once."
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open your eyes
While it is difficult for students of a university halfway across the world from Syria to connect with the struggles of its people, it is still our responsibility as global citizens to remember the lives of those who have fought and lost.
Shifting viewpoints
"I felt my perhaps almost excessively liberal California viewpoint shifting so I could see that my experience could not have prepared me to understand that of my relatives in this situation. However, one thing continued to nag at me as I tried to be culturally conscious and generous to a lifestyle so distant from my own."
culturally (in)competent?
As I went back to my hometown – a 93 percent non-white/minority community – I realized my outlook had changed.
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unafraid?
You know what’s slightly more annoying than a spontaneous, involuntary subscription to a Listserv? Two strangers giving away your personal information to a third-party organization renowned for their difficulties in warding off hackers – all for the sake of their political campaign.

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.
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Freshmen might become discouraged during Winter Quarter, but they should focus on embracing failures, celebrating successes and waiting for warm weather.
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The quarter system is "an awkward tango of timelines."
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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.
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"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."