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Freshman juggles makeup career and NU classes
Makeup tutorials on Instagram and YouTube have recently been blowing up on social media, but most of these artists focus on applying makeup on themselves – not real clients. Andrew Gordon, a School of Communications freshman, however has worked as a professional makeup artist for over a year, and continues to juggle the demanding Northwestern curriculum with freelance jobs.
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Ambiguous and ambivalent: what does race mean when you’re misidentified in the U.S.?
Upon noticing her long, braided hair and dark skin, one might make the assumption that Weinberg freshman Demi Oluyemi is African-American even though she’s actually Nigerian. Sure, her accent and the spelling of her name are uncommon, but for someone unfamiliar with the Nigerian accent and spelling, skin color is easily linked to an identity.
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A high-five experiment
Here at North by Northwestern, we take investigative journalism seriously, and whats' more serious than an experiment evaluating how well the Northwestern student body high-fives?
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