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Residence director Kristina Richards dies, Northwestern announces

Tyler Pager, Assistant Campus Editor

February 23, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Latest Stories, On Campus

University officials announced Sunday the death of a residence director. Kristina Richards worked at Northwestern for the past 10 years in different roles. According to the Residential Services website, Richards most recently served as resident director for three graduate student halls. She was previously...

Men’s Basketball: Drew Crawford honored as Capital One Academic All-American First Team member

Men’s Basketball: Drew Crawford honored as Capital One Academic All-American First Team member

Ava Wallace, Sports editor

February 20, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Blogs, Wildcat Extra

Drew Crawford became the fourth member of Northwestern men's basketball program history Thursday to be named to the Capital One Academic All-American First Team. Recipients of the award, who are selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America, must hold a 3.30 cumulative grade point...

Where Are They Now: Ben Savage

Erica Witte, Blogger

February 19, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Blogs, Current Blogs, The Current, TV

Even if you’ve never heard the name Ben Savage, I can almost guarantee you know the name Cory Matthews. If you haven’t, you had a most unfortunate upbringing. If one show has that taught me anything about life and love, it was “Boy Meets World.” Although I was never a prepubescent boy like Cory, t...

Cooking and Recipes: minestrone soup

Cooking and Recipes: minestrone soup

Benjamin Kraft, Blogger

February 19, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Columns & Reviews, Current Blogs, Food/Dining, Lifestyle, The Current

I don't know if you check the weather daily, waiting for 30-degree temperatures and sunshine like I do, but if you do, you may have noticed that later this week it is supposed to be 40. I suppose it's been 40 already this quarter, but I'm talking positive 40. Bathing suits, flippy-floppies, sun bathing...

The Steam Press: The Final Countdown

Mackenzie Broderick, Blogger

February 19, 2014


Filed under Books, Columns & Reviews, Current Blogs, The Current

Greetings, culture lovers! As the quarter system continues to test our mental fortitude and capacity for caffeine, finals loom like a giant black hole, slowly sucking us toward its gaping vortex. Once again using the power of literature to predict the future, The Steam Press flips through "Cold Comfort...

University to add signs noting firearm prohibition to comply with new Illinois law

Ally Mutnick, Campus Editor

February 19, 2014


Filed under Administration, Blogs, Campus, On Campus

To comply with a new Illinois law on firearms, Northwestern will place signs explicitly prohibiting guns on all University buildings and properties.  The Illinois Firearm Concealed Carry Act, which passed in July, allows registered gun owners with an appropriate license to carry a concealed weap...

From reggaeton to K-Pop, broaden your musical horizons

Sofia Rada, Blogger

February 19, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Current Blogs, Music

People like to be passionate about music. Whether the DJ changes genre, artist or song, someone at the party will have a reaction. Maybe multiple people will. Sometimes that means people will stop dancing and instead stand still, look up at the ceiling, clench their firsts and proclaim that they "came...

Pillow Talk: The dos and don’ts of sexting

Pillow Talk: The dos and don’ts of sexting

Laken Howard, Columnist

February 18, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Blogs, Columns & Reviews, Current Blogs, The Current

This Fall Quarter, a horrible tragedy befell me. I was in Media Law and Ethics, and while talking about privacy, the professor asked how many of us engage in “sexting.” Obviously, this was a rhetorical question to be used as an example of a larger concept; the bad news, however, is that my hand shot...

Microwave malfunction starts minor fire in Tech

Rebecca Savransky, Assistant Campus Editor

February 17, 2014


Filed under Administration, Blogs, Campus, On Campus

Technological Institute was evacuated Monday afternoon after a fire broke out on the second floor of the building. University spokesman Bob Rowley said students and faculty vacated the building at 2:37 p.m. after several fire alarms were pulled due to heavy smoke spreading in different directions...

Watching the Olympics? Go figure!

Aditi Bhandari, Blogger

February 16, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Blogs, Current Blogs, Music, Songs, The Current

Let’s face it. We’ve all done it. Whether in socks on a hardwood floor, as a kid on wheelies or even on the ice rink at Norris University Center, we’ve all pretended to be a pro figure skater at some point in our lives. With the 2014 Sochi Olympics unfolding like a train wreck right befo...

Man brings substance claimed to be cyanide to Searle

Ally Mutnick, Campus Editor

February 14, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Campus, On Campus, Science & Technology

Someone connected to the University brought three vials of what he claimed was cyanide to Northwestern University Health Service on Thursday afternoon, causing part of the building to be quarantined and drawing emergency responders to the scene. The man entered Searle at about 1:30 p.m. and turned...

Celebrate these international alternatives to Valentine’s Day

Sofia Rada, Blogger

February 14, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Current Blogs, The Current

It is ironic that a holiday about love often brings hate to mind instead. Maybe we’re single and bitter. Maybe one time we got a card from some kid we didn’t really know that said, “I love to watch you from afar.” Maybe we’re not into PDA. Perhaps we have not been celebrating it right. Fear...