Students celebrate winter at January Jamboree


Sophie Mann/Daily Senior Staffer

Students distribute ice cream at January Jamboree’s ice cream sundae bar. Proceeds from the sundae bar will be donated to Relay for Life.

Matthew Choi, Assistant Campus Editor

More than 600 students gathered at Norris University Center on Sunday for food and festivities at the first January Jamboree.

Organized by Deering Days, Student Organizations and Activities, Norris Event Management, Northwestern Relay For Life and Sheridan Road Records, JanJam’s programming included horse carriage rides, arcade games, an oxygen bar and free ice skating. Sheridan Road Records hosted an Open Mic at the Norris Starbucks, and Relay for Life hosted an ice cream sundae bar with proceeds going to their event.

JanJam was organized to relieve stress and revive an old NU tradition that had gone out of style, said SESP junior Bella Sandoval, co-president of Deering Days.

“Deering Days is committed to putting on accessible and inclusive campus-wide events with the lowest barriers of entry,” Sandoval said. “The winter carnival has actually been a long running tradition at Northwestern. … We wanted to provide fun and quirky things to relieve stress.”

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