I wasn’t alright. I’m not alright.

Writing

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safe haven
"Days are for focus, but nights are born for freedom."
Photo by Uri Tours on Wikimedia Commons. Licensed under Creative Commons.
oh yeah, life goes on
"We could look back from the point of view of our last year, and, if not exult in our past lives, then accept the crazy, weird, embarrassing things we’d done in our Northwestern years."
Image by Eva Rinaldi on Flickr, licensed under Creative Commons
heartbreak
When fractured glass is in a circle surrounding you You need to pick up the pieces
"my body is mine"
"You taught me I am not mine /until I am someone else’s."
Image by Alexas_Photos on Pixabay, licensed under Creative Commons
Try!
How could you know? How should you know? How would you know? You wouldn’t know.
Photo by Guma89 from Wikimedia Commons. Licensed under Creative Commons.
tumbling towers
"I will dream only of you and me / falling asleep / in our castle of disheveled blocks."
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Fair Faramir
"What have they done to me?"
Brand New / The Quiet Things That No One Ever Knows
lowercases and capitals
i’m damaged goods emerged from broken glass.
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Feeling Green
This is part four of our series “Writer’s Palette,” where writers express what a specific color means to them.
stranger
"dark circles, swelling red / I look into a stranger’s eyes"
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Blue da-ba-dee-da-ba-da
"Blue is more than sadness. It comes in a myriad of shades."
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Misery
This is part one of our series “From Literature and Back,” where writers are inspired by a film that was originally a novel. This selection is based off of Stephen King’s Misery.
Savannah Christensen / North by Northwestern
LOLing
"I count it a blessing to be able to give myself so completely to mirth."
Image by Skitterphoto on Pexels, licensed under Creative Commons.
I hope that you...
Burn bridges to brightly light the way.
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The Universe!
This piece by Brennen Bariso is inspired by the shade cosmic latte.

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.