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1,001 Nights with Laken: Finding a winner

Laken Howard, Columnist

May 20, 2013

Filed under Current Blogs

It's no secret at this point that I've been treated poorly by a lot of guys. The worst part, though, is that a number of times I've let myself be treated that way. For those who know me best, it must have been baffling to see...

1,001 Nights with Laken: Scary Hotel ‘Date’

Laken Howard, Columnist

May 15, 2013

Filed under Blogs, Current Blogs

Once upon a time, I received an OkCupid message from a guy who lived very far away in Georgia. The message was nice, funny and generally pleasing. Despite the obvious fact that I would probably never get to meet this guy, hereafter...

1,001 Nights with Laken: Creepy Zoosk Date

Laken Howard, Columnist

May 8, 2013

Filed under Blogs, Current Blogs

Back in the days before I discovered OkCupid, I experimented a little with a website called Zoosk. Because I was not yet trained in the art of online dating, I made a few mistakes. In general, I just wasn’t as skilled at recog...

1,001 Nights with Laken: J.J. Java snoozefest

Laken Howard, Columnist

May 1, 2013

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Not every date is a home run. Actually, most of the ones I’ve been on have been fairly mediocre. A few months ago, I was bored and in a dating lull, so I messaged a guy I had talked to before but stopped messaging because I...

1,001 Nights With Laken: Heinous and hysterical messages

Laken Howard, Columnist

April 22, 2013

Filed under Blogs, Current Blogs

Although most weeks I’ll use this blog to tell you about particular dates I’ve been on, this week I wanted my blog to supplement my column, so I’ll show you some examples of hilarious and horrifying messages I’ve recently...

Work, Sex and Play: ‘The Real World,’ episode 3

Rohan Nadkarni, Online Sports Editor

April 11, 2013

Filed under Blogs, Current Blogs

This week’s episode was mainly about Johnny and Averey’s sexcapades. Apparently Johnny has entered some kind of new, 11th dimension where hot girls only want to have sex at all hours of the day. Averey, the Hooters waitress...

Sashay into spring with Chicago’s music festivals

Celia Skaggs, Reporter

April 11, 2013

Filed under Blogs, Current Blogs, Wildcat Tracks

Despite the unusually cold weather taking over campus this week, Spring Quarter is officially in session, which means one thing: Music festival season is here. Although Lollapalooza doesn’t roll into town until August, there...

Jamming with the 120 hour club

Celia Skaggs, Blogger

March 8, 2013

Filed under Blogs, Current Blogs, Dance Marathon 2013, Wildcat Tracks

As most of you know, this weekend marks Northwestern’s 39th annual Dance Marathon. Whether you are a dancer, committee member or tent visitor, DM is certainly one of the most exciting weekends on campus. I’m particularly...

The five best places in Chicago to see local talent

Celia Skaggs, Blogger

February 25, 2013

Filed under Blogs, Current Blogs, Wildcat Tracks

Chicago is undoubtedly one of the best cities in America to see performances from world-famous artists, but the Windy City has its fair share of talented local musicians as well. From blues pioneers to indie rock bands, Chicago...

Musical dates for Valentine’s Day

Celia Skaggs, Blogger

February 12, 2013

Filed under Blogs, Current Blogs, Wildcat Tracks

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and this year there are some great Chicago concerts to make your holiday more memorable than ever. Whether you’re single, taken or in some complicated mess, the Windy City has you...

In defense of “Catfish”

Allison Lasher, Blogger

February 3, 2013

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"Catfish: The TV Show" has taken a lot of crap lately, and I won't stand for it. The MTV documentary-style program chronicles the story of Internet daters who believe they are being misled by their online crushes. Sure, it has its...