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The Spectrum: Don’t burn out before you get the chance to shine

Isabella Soto, Columnist

September 22, 2017

Filed under Latest Stories, Opinion, The Spectrum

Content warning: This piece discusses mental health and assault. Quite a lot has changed in the past two years of my life. I started college. I moved into a dorm and made friends. I joined clubs. I was assaulted. I took on ...

Baskaran, Basti: Through honest conversation, we can deconstruct perfectionism on campus

Archit Baskaran and Neha Basti, Op-Ed Contributors

May 18, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

Northwestern’s academic, extracurricular and social pressures challenge us toward an unreal standard. We celebrate and compete about our packed schedules, boast about sleepless nights and ultimately champion perfectionism. Yet,...