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Jackson: What I learned about failure during my freshman year at NU

Cassidy Jackson, Columnist

May 28, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Last week, I wrote a column about how I learned to take ownership and be unafraid in my friendships during my freshman year. But I learned things in the classroom too, like the fact that academics shouldn’t define me. Similar to the vast majorit...

Jackson: What I learned about friendship during my freshman year at NU

Cassidy Jackson, Columnist

May 24, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

I’ve recently realized what freshman year and the rest of this weird four-year period is all about: adjusting to the culture that permeates this campus and digesting a new pseudo-adult life. It’s about being a metaphorical...

Lachow: Parents, friends should normalize tumultuous first year at college

Hannah Lachow, Op-Ed Contributor

March 1, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

“Is she happy there?” The question seems easy enough. Yes or no. I mindlessly scroll through Instagram, liking photos of distant high school acquaintances on various elevated surfaces. “Is she?” My mom persists. I...

Lieberman: For freshman, Fall Quarter should be about embracing disorder

Matt Lieberman, Columnist

November 1, 2016

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Growing up, I always saw the college experience depicted in movies as a time to become heavily involved with on-campus organizations, delve deep into academics and form a lifelong group of friends. In my first few weeks at Northw...