Highs and Lows

Thumbs Up To IFC And Panhel …

… for providing students with free food at this year’s Dillo Day. This year the university is making a genuine effort to bring students to the Lakefill by appealing to their innate desire for free food. In the morning the Interfraternity Council and the Panhellenic Association are sponsoring pancakes and sausage at Deering Field from 9 to 11 a.m., and free pizza will be served at 12:30 p.m. on the Lakefill.

Many Northwestern students disdainfully remember last year, when Dominos held a pizza monopoly over the Lakefill and students were forced to pay an outrageous $2.50 per slice. Perhaps this year will mark a return to Dillo Day’s humble, noncommercial roots.

Thumbs Down To The Toe Licker …

… who, well, licked a few toes. According to a Tulsa woman’s account to police Wednesday, as she was loading groceries into her car in a Wal-Mart parking lot, she caught a man lying underneath the car and who began licking her feet, reports KOCO (Channel 5, Oklahoma City).

In the article, the woman is quoted as saying

“I felt something lick my foot. I looked at him and I said, ‘What in the hell are you doing?'”

She said at first she thought it was a dog. Unfortunately, the alleged “toe attacker” made his escape before police could arrive.

With a long and storied history of strange men conspicuously masturbating in public areas (including one just this week near Annie May Swift), we at Northwestern can feel this woman’s pain.

And with University Police already hard at work investigating muggings, it probably wouldn’t take pleasure in assigning an extra flatfoot or gumshoe to walk this particular beat.

Given NU’s luck in attracting some of the North Shore’s most creep-tastic individuals to wander around campus it’s probably only a matter of time before toe-licking also becomes commonplace.

So if you do run into a toe attacker in the SPAC parking lot, it may be best to simply take matters into your own hands. Or feet.

Thumbs Up To COZY…

… because we will miss their Crazy noodles while Cozy Noodles and Rice establishment recovers from Monday afternoon’s fire. According to Evanston Fire Department officials, the fire started about 4 p.m. and damaged the restaurant, apartments above the restaurant and Professional Security Hardware, the store adjacent to Cozy Noodle.

Because of the size of the fire, five engines and two trucks came to battle the blaze. The Skokie Fire Department was called in for backup. Firefighters cleared the scene by 5:30 p.m., and drivers were permitted to move their cars from in front of the restaurant.

Students will have to head to other restaurants this week Cozy will be closed for at least a few days to repair the smoke and fire damage.

Thankfully, there is no shortage of noodle shops in Evanston. Lulu’s Dim Sum, Thai Sookdee, and Noodles and Company should suffice for the time being.

Thumbs Up To Clinton Kelly …

… for illuminating the importance of style for Northwestern students. Kelly spoke about body image and the behind-the-scenes operations of his Learning Channel program “What Not to Wear” to a sold-out audience Monday. Kelly’s show gives makeovers to fashion victims; participants’ wardrobes are donated to Salvation Army in exchange for new looks, courtesy of the trendmaster.

Kelly, who received a master’s degree from the Medill School of Journalism in 1993, worked at a women’s magazine for years before auditioning to host “What Not to Wear.”

His advice to students graduating from college? “Go ahead and be poor in your twenties … It’s so chic!” Kelly’s witty remarks impressed his audience as much as his fashion sense, proving that humor, unlike chunky shoes and shoulder pads, is always in style.

Highs and Lows reflects the majority opinion of The Daily’s editorial board.