Best Place To Cry: The Beach At Night

February 23, 2023

It’s a miracle Lake Michigan still has freshwater after the tons of tears Northwestern students have shed into it. Whether it’s a situationship gone sour or a midterm that was … quite mid, Northwestern’s beaches perfectly muffle your cries of despair. 

There are two beaches close to campus. North Beach (also known as Lincoln Street Beach) is right behind Ryan Fieldhouse, and South Beach (or Clark Street Beach) is behind Segal Visitors Center. So whether you receive your 600th internship rejection letter or just finished watching Toy Story 3, there’s a sandy escape within a few minutes’ walk.

NU’s beaches comfort you, too. The sound of waves crashing, the blue water and the night sky dotted with stars reminds us the world is way too beautiful to be sobbing over a tough professor.

But who said the beach is only for sadness? Some of my best memories at NU are of my friends and I sitting on the beach gossiping and drinking 7-Eleven Slurpees, and those memories are good enough to bring tears to my eyes.

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