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Campus groups’ bar crawl sets students on The Prowl

New Student Week might be over, but Northwestern upperclassmen prowled Evanston bars Tuesday night to unwind after their first day of classes.

About 15 Northwestern student groups teamed up Tuesday night to offer The Prowl, a bar crawl to kick off the academic year. Groups involved include Mayfest, Rainbow Alliance, A&O, Arts Alliance and Associated Student Government.

The crawl was “something for the campus, something for the university as a whole that people can get behind,” said Doug Singer, co-chairman of Mayfest and one of the organizers of The Prowl. He said he hopes The Prowl becomes an annual event.

Cover charges were not collected, and this was not a fund-raising event. Instead, it was a way for students to interact as a large group, said Singer, a Weinberg senior.

“There are really few true Northwestern events, and that was the idea behind it,” he said.

Tony Sheffler, 1800 Club general manager, said the night brought the typical number of students to the club, 1800 Sherman Ave.

Prairie Moon, Tommy Nevin’s Pub & Restaurant, 1800 Club and Bar Louie were stopping points for the event, and each venue offered a different activity for 21-and-up students. Singer said he could not estimate how many students participated in The Prowl.

At 1800 Club, Dance Marathon hosted trivia, a Tuesday night staple for the organization.

“It worked out very conveniently because we have (trivia nights at the 1800 Club) every Tuesday, ” said Cecilia Byrne, a Weinberg senior, who serves as a DM executive co-chairwoman.

Tables of students filled the room, drinking alcohol to the tune of “Holiday” by Green Day.

As Evanston resident David Brady, 32, watched the students file in for a crawl, he handed Byrne a $20 bill.

“Could I make a donation for this activity?” he said.

Byrne accepted the money as a donation, one of the first contributions of the year to come to DM at the 1800 Club.

While $1 of the $4 charge to play trivia normally goes toward DM, all $4 from each player Tuesday night went toward the trivia winner.

Education senior Emily Farber just came for the trivia. The crawl brought her out with her six roommates, but she said she wouldn’t go to any other bars that night.

“I have stuff left to do,” said Farber, who lives on Maple Avenue and Simpson Street. “My Internet’s not up yet.”

Bars blocks away from the 1800 Club also offered events on The Prowl. Karaoke was set up at Tommy Nevin’s Pub & Restaurant, 1450 Sherman Ave. WNUR disc jockeys spun at Prairie Moon, 1502 Sherman Ave. Bar Louie, 1520 Sherman Ave., did not have an event planned beyond its regular Tuesday $1 burger deal but allowed students on the crawl to “go there and relax in a more casual atmosphere,” Singer said.

The Daily’s Robert Samuels contributed to this report.

Reach Angela Tablac at [email protected]

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