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


State Department photo/ Public Domain
Make a state-ment
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, the former CEO of Exxon Mobil Corp., has been irrelevant to the point of ineffectiveness.
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puerto rico
"Let the voices of those hurting in Puerto Rico be heard as much as the ones in Florida and Texas."
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taking a knee
"The university should continue to support those condemning racism and police brutality until change is made."
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Books are expensive
Books and online materials are important to our education, the problem is, not everyone can afford them.
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Money Money Money
We have the power to tell the Pritzkers, Rauners, Trumps, and Zuckerbergs of the world that neither they, nor their fortunes, should represent us in government.
Campus Casting
"For Asian American women in theatre, Marcy Park represents an opportunity to play a fully rounded part that reflects our experiences"
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Pass the speaking stick
"College campuses ... often forget that some may hold viewpoints other than their own."
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When TV gets it wrong
"'Thirteen Reasons Why' can be invalidating and triggering to those struggling with mental illness."
Letter to the Editor
"Average everyday Muslims are not theologians, yet we are consistently asked and expected to speak about Islamic theology."
Letter to the Editor
"It is high time that journalists on this campus hold themselves accountable for their work."
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Time to Take Action
"I can’t remember the last time I’ve been so personally affected by the responses of United States government officials to LGBTQA+ hate crimes."
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roll up for equality
"I, like many ladies across the world, was raised with the expectation that drugs, specifically weed, were well within a man’s domain."
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Junk food? More like junk science
"Food is more than calories in, calories out. Food is supposed to have carbs and fat and sugar."
pepsi commercial went wrong
"What bothers me most is how Jenner tramps into the crowd, smiling and shouting, as if the point of marches is to have fun with friends. "
Mia Zanzucchi / North by Northwestern
Q&A (question and attack)
"Even when stories on victory and change are told, they are often told with a tone of spite, a feeling of “Told you so!"

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."