The Weekly Memo

Jeremy Gordon

After much post-break slaving and scrambling, I’m proud to present the first Weekly issue of the year. In honor of Northwestern making its auspicious appearance at the Outback Bowl, our entire issue is sports-themed. Managing Editor Sara Peck gives us the hectic story of Krissy Cox, the NU cheerleader who was bashed across campus after slighting the Cats in ESPN Magazine, Sarah Freishat talks to one of the most acclaimed IM sports stars on campus, and new sports columnist Sam Allard muses about being in the Big Ten and the US News Top 10 (almost, but we can dream, right?).

We’ve shaken up the departments a little and are introducing three new sections: True Love Ways, where NU students reflect on love; Fashion Breakdown, where our writers analyze the best and worst of campus fashion; and Almost Famous, where musicians tell us how they got their big breaks.

Finally I would like to invite all of you to check our brand new Web Site, which will update with content every day starting next Monday, at

It’s going to be an exciting quarter– thanks for reading!