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Seniors revive Hilary Duff-inspired production to celebrate nostalgia, childhood

Rachel Yang, Reporter

April 8, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E What first began as an inside joke between two friends quickly became the inspiration for a popular Hilary Duff-inspired student production four years ago. And now this upcoming Friday and Saturday nights, senior theatre majors Alex Benjamin and Catherine McGee are reviving their show, â€...

New podcast explores Northwestern students’ stories

Kimberly Go, Reporter

April 8, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E “Everyone has nine lives, share one of yours." This is the catchphrase of “Nine Lives,” a new storytelling podcast that shares Northwestern students' personal stories. Started by Communication freshman Alaina McCaffrey, the series went live at the end of March. The 46-minute f...

Alumni musicians and composer collaborate in new percussion compositions

Alumni musicians and composer collaborate in new percussion compositions

Rachel Davison, Assistant A&E Editor

April 8, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E When he was an undergraduate student in the Bienen School of Music, David Skidmore (Bienen '05) was the captain of the Northwestern University Drumline and a member of Boomshaka. He now performs with three other Bienen graduates in Third Coast Percussion, an ensemble that collaborates with Chi...

‘Divergent’ author, Northwestern grad Veronica Roth talks new movie, advice for students

‘Divergent’ author, Northwestern grad Veronica Roth talks new movie, advice for students

Rachel Yang, Reporter

March 18, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories

A&E Veronica Roth, now 26, was still attending Northwestern when she wrote “Divergent,” the first novel in the popular dystopian trilogy. Fans are anxiously awaiting the March 20 premiere of “Insurgent,” the second installment of the series' film adaptations. But despite achieving ...

Choreographers connect works to family, community in Danceworks 2015

Choreographers connect works to family, community in Danceworks 2015

Rachel Davison, Assistant A&E Editor

March 4, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Exploring familial and community connections through dance takes center stage at "Danceworks 2015: Ties that Bind." Dance lecturer Jeff Hancock is the artistic director of the show, which is the dance program’s annual Winter Quarter production featuring choreography from faculty, alumni and outside...

RTVF professor discusses collection of Spock action figures

Peter Kotecki, Reporter

March 4, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E Radio, Television and Film department chairman David Tolchinsky owns a collection of nearly a dozen Spock action figures. Tolchinsky watched Star Trek as a kid and always had an interest in Spock, he said. “He’s a really interesting character that is partly very logical and controlled, a...

Northwestern students create character-driven TV comedy ‘Ghouls’

Northwestern students create character-driven TV comedy ‘Ghouls’

Kevin Mathew, Copy Chief

March 4, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E From "The Vampire Diaries" to "Teen Wolf," there's no question fantasy shows are television's current specialty, and two Northwestern students are adding to the genre with their own production. Sam Freedman and Summer Benowitz recently finished filming the supernatural portion of their dark c...

Barre classes offer empowering workout environment

Barre classes offer empowering workout environment

Amanda Svachula, Reporter

March 4, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E Dance, kickboxing, fitness and yoga thrive under the same roof at The Barre Code, the newest of Evanston's specialty fitness studios. The Barre Code, which opened Feb. 27, joins Pure Barre and Fit Girl Studio in offering barre, yoga and dance to the Northwestern and Evanston communities. With posit...

ASL Idol seeks to engage deaf, hearing communities

Hayley Glatter, A&E Editor

March 4, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories

A&E Ryan Seacrest and Paula Abdul have never seen performers like these. For the first time, Northwestern's American Sign Language Club will host ASL Idol on Saturday, a public event inviting performers to show off their signing and interpreting skills. Club president Katie Lalla said the ...

Challah for Hunger, Dance Marathon team up to provide treats for dancers

Sophie Mann, Assistant A&E Editor

March 4, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E It's no secret that 30 hours of dancing will burn a lot of calories, and Challah for Hunger will once again do its part to keep dancers nourished. CFH, a Hillel student group that bakes flavored challah each week and raises awareness for social justice causes, will be providing 175 loave...

World-famous pianist Garrick Ohlsson visits Northwestern

Madeline Burg, Reporter

March 4, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E This week, world-famous pianist Garrick Ohlsson visited campus for a three-day series of events at the Bienen School of Music. Ohlsson led a piano master class Monday where three Bienen doctoral students performed pieces by Beethoven and Chopin. On Tuesday, students perform a trio by Beethoven in...

Creating croissants: a step-by-step guide

Creating croissants: a step-by-step guide

Helen Lee, Reporter

February 26, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Captured: Photo Blog, Multimedia

Welcome to The Daily's photo blog: Captured. This will be a space to share photos by The Daily's staff as well as photos from members of our community. Students can submit entries to be considered from their classes, vacation or just from around NU by emailing photo@dailynorthwestern.com.   Flaky croissants and colorful macarons are always on the menu a...