Jakola: Recent suicides show Northwestern perspective on mental health still needs change

Jakola: Recent suicides show Northwestern perspective on mental health still needs change

Kaitlyn Jakola, Guest Columnist
November 13, 2013
Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

On my way to work this morning, I found out that two more Northwestern students had committed suicide this week. Well, "former Northwestern students," but it's no surprise that people with mental health issues at some point found there was no room for them at NU. Right now, I am angry. I feel furious... Read More »

Reflections from the editor: Kaitlyn Jakola

Reflections from the editor: Kaitlyn Jakola

Kaitlyn Jakola, Editor in chief, Fall Quarter 2012 and Winter Quarter 2013
June 18, 2013
Filed under Graduation Issue 2013

To say that my time at Northwestern was perfect would be a lie. To even say that it was 90 percent positive would be a lie. But I think we learn more from the truth, which is that the reason I am here today, an adult with a job and a plan and a future I’m excited about, is because I had bad times in... Read More »

Dance Marathon 2013: Block 5 recap

Dance Marathon 2013: Block 5 recap

Kaitlyn Jakola, Editor in chief
March 9, 2013
Filed under Dance Marathon 2013

Not quite halfway through DM, dancers finally got a chance to sit down at the start of Block 5. During the 30-minute reprieve, dancers enjoyed breakfast while Comedy Forum, Fusion Dance Company and the University drum line provided entertainment. After the performances, "Heroes" actor Greg Grunberg... Read More »

ASG paints Rock as hiatus ends

ASG paints Rock as hiatus ends

Kaitlyn Jakola, Editor in Chief
October 16, 2012
Filed under Blogs, Harsha Maddula, On Campus

Six members of Associated Student Government painted The Rock on Monday night, two weeks after ASG president Victor Shao emailed student leaders proposing a hiatus on the Northwestern tradition. ASG asked students not to paint The Rock for 13 days following the funeral for Harsha Maddula, the McCormick... Read More »

Letter from the editor: College life brings new challenges and triumphs

Letter from the editor: College life brings new challenges and triumphs

Kaitlyn Jakola, Editor in Chief
August 26, 2012
Filed under Orientation Issue

For the purposes of this letter, let’s say college consists of two groups of things: those you’re afraid of doing and those you haven’t yet realized you’re afraid of doing. It could be because you haven’t heard of them yet, or you don’t think you want to do them, or maybe you feel you’re... Read More »

Personalizing your class schedule

Personalizing your class schedule

Kaitlyn Jakola, Editor in Chief
August 26, 2012
Filed under Orientation Issue

First: Take a breath. You’re in college now. Really. You applied, you were accepted and soon you’ll be on your way to a degree from a great university. High school, with its constant pushing, fighting, squabbling over grades and viewing your peers as not friends but competition, is over. You may... Read More »

In Focus: Students seek ways to shape their schools

Kaitlyn Jakola
March 1, 2012
Filed under Academic, Campus (Archived), In Focus

SESP senior Emily Kellner had a frightening realization last fall. The social policy major was trying to plan for post-graduation, searching for jobs that fit her qualifications, when she... Read More »

SESP students reveal results of survey advocating change

Kaitlyn Jakola
February 19, 2012
Filed under Academic, Campus (Archived)

During a meeting Monday with School of Education and Social Policy... Read More »

SESP group looks to revamp curriculum

Kaitlyn Jakola
February 13, 2012
Filed under Academic, Campus (Archived)

Fifteen SESP students are putting their knowledge of social policy to the test, forming the NU Social Policy Reform Council in an attempt to overhaul the school's curriculum. Since they began assembling over the summer, ... Read More »

Kenan Thompson bring laughs, nostalgia

Kaitlyn Jakola
January 28, 2012
Filed under Alumni, Campus (Archived)

A&O Productions Winter Speaker Kenan Thompson, the "Saturday Night Live" cast member known for his work on Nickelodeon comedies during the 1990s, filled approximately 980 audience members with... Read More »

ASG struggles with communication, implementation of ideas

Kaitlyn Jakola
November 17, 2011
Filed under Campus (Archived), Student Government

In the past two months, Northwestern's Associated Student Government has recruited new members, spoken with administrators and allocated $219,322 in funds. Its members have met with University and Evanston officials to discuss the controversial issues including the over-occupancy housing ordinance,... Read More »

Northwestern enters final round in "Most Vegan-Friendly College" competition

Kaitlyn Jakola
November 14, 2011
Filed under Campus (Archived)

Northwestern entered the final round in the small-school category of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals' "Most Vegan-Friendly College in the ... Read More »

A&O confirms Lupe Fiasco for Fall Blowout, Matt & Kim will also perform

Kaitlyn Jakola
October 17, 2011
Filed under Campus (Archived), Greek

Rapper Lupe Fiasco and dance punk duo Matt & Kim will perform at Welsh-Ryan Arena on Nov. 4, A&O Productions confirmed Monday. A&O Director of Concerts Allison Zuzelo said the addition of Matt & Kim to the lineup was the result of attempts... Read More »

Campus safety remains a priority for University, parents

Kaitlyn Jakola
October 12, 2011
Filed under Administration, Campus (Archived)

A few weeks ago, Weinberg junior Alice Zhang got a concerned call from her mother. A family friend and fellow NU student had gone several days without calling her mother, who was frantically looking for a way to contact her daughter. "Her mother couldn't reach her for a couple of days and... Read More »

Daniel Rodriguez to take over as NU School of Law dean in January

Kaitlyn Jakola
September 24, 2011
Filed under Campus (Archived)

Daniel Rodriguez won't officially start his post as dean of Northwestern School of Law until January, but the school has been on his radar for years. "I always admired the work being done at Northwestern," Rodriguez said. "NU has long had a reputation for being really ahead of its ... Read More »

Transfer students find new home at Northwestern

Kaitlyn Jakola
September 19, 2011
Filed under Campus (Archived)

There are 70 new students who skipped most of Wildcat Welcome week, but they won't face repercussions for not completing the usual slate of Essential NUs. This year's transfer students were exempt as usual from much of the Wildcat Welcome... Read More »

Schapiro moves into renovated Weiboldt House

Kaitlyn Jakola
July 20, 2011
Filed under Campus (Archived)

University President Morton Schapiro's house was built in the early 1900s, but he didn't move in until last week. After almost a year of renovations - and two full years of being Northwestern's... Read More »

By Any Other Name

Kaitlyn Jakola
May 24, 2011
Filed under Archive, Manual

When Sarah Mann-O'Donnell was a teenager, she stopped speaking to her stepfather. The "very conservative" man had made a homophobic comment in passing, and Mann-O'Donnell decided that she wasn't going to put up with it. But when her mother confronted her about the incident, Mann-O'Donnell was forced... Read More »