Keeping Up With The Joneses

Two Northwestern players with the last name Jones, Tyris Jones and Tony Jones, scored a touchdown in Northwestern’s 50-14 thrashing of the hapless Illini. A third, Christian Jones, came this close to scoring one of his own. That’s half of the Joneses on the team. Why am I bringing up this random fact? A) It’s […]

You might be a libertarian if…

Do you believe that individuals should have the rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness? If so, then chances are you’re a libertarian. Whether you consider yourself conservative or liberal, in all likelihood you believe in the concept of freedom. The desire to be free from oppression is a fundamental human characteristic. Consequently, […]

What the Hell Happened in Ann Arbor?

What a shitty weekend. My computer broke and had to be replaced. The Chron sat out at the Rock and we froze our asses off. And, Northwestern lost to Michigan in one of the most embarrassing manners possible, putting myself and other fans of NU athletics in a state of shell shock, not to mention […]

Northwestern Needs to Open Up its Course Content

Higher education in the United States is undergoing radical change. Some of the best colleges in the US—including Harvard, Duke, and Yale—are putting large chunks of their course content online, a move which is threatening the traditional model of higher education and, indeed, the notion of “college” itself. As the content of these highly rigorous […]


Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. The Northwestern Wildcats are leading their opponent for almost the entire game, and then they collapse in the fourth quarter and end up losing. Sound familiar? It should, as it happened just two weeks ago against Penn State (and far too often all of last season). Northwestern was ahead […]

Eastwood’s Artistry: More Than An Empty Chair

Sara Vaux, Northwestern professor and expert in all things Clint (This article was featured in our print issue, which was published on Nov. 10, 2012.) Don’t worry- Clint Eastwood saved you a seat in Tampa. His speech at the Republican National Convention in August certainly caused some concerned murmurs among viewers. As always, Eastwood didn’t hide […]

Winning is Winning, I Guess

Northwestern vs. UMinn result: 21-13 It’s good to see Northwestern winning again. Granted, it’s just one game, but after last week’s loss, I was very worried about the future of this team. The Penn State loss was brutal. So much so, that I forgot to write about it because I was too busy drowning in […]

NU Destroys South Dakota’s Coyotes

This article was originally published on Sep 22, 2012 After three straight games against BCS teams, Northwestern said “fuck it” and turned their schedule on Easy Mode. The Wildcats cruised to an easy 38-7 win over the South Dakota Coyotes. There isn’t too much to say about the game. Northwestern’s Venric Mark scored a touchdown on […]

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