The NBN freshman housing guide has been revived from the dead, two years after it was last updated, a little less than a year since our redesign lost all the archived guides to internet purgatory.

Even if you’re not a future Northwestern freshman, it’s still really cool. It was built in Java by our current multimedia whiz, and a lot of people poured time and effort into it that have essentially no vested interest in whether freshmen make an educated decision about their housing.

Not surprisingly, internet-commenter backlash about a few bugs and mistakes went wild yesterday. The internet loves to call people out on their mistakes, usually with very little appreciation for the work that people pour into the content they post. But hey, give the kids some credit. In the grand scheme of things, I think I’d rather have something awesome and cutting-edge with a few technical quirks than something that works perfectly but brings nothing new to the table.

Because we’re still students. We’re allowed to have big dreams and imperfect execution. So be patient if things scroll weirdly.

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