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Northwestern chess club open to all skill levels, emphasizes community

Northwestern chess club open to all skill levels, emphasizes community

James Pollard, Assistant Campus Editor

December 4, 2019

Every Thanksgiving, Weinberg senior Isaiah Katz recalls going over to a family friend’s house and playing chess on an ornate glass set, the adults watching as “these two kids duke it out over the chessboard.” But at around age 14, Katz — who grew up playing chess against his late grandfather...

Northwestern GlobeMed raises cheer, money through annual ugly sweater sale

Northwestern GlobeMed raises cheer, money through annual ugly sweater sale

Wilson Chapman, Assistant Arts and Entertainment Editor

December 3, 2019

You might think a sweater with an elf lifting a barbell underneath the words “Merry Liftmas” is ugly, and you’d be right. But if you buy it at Northwestern GlobeMed’s annual ugly sweater sale, it’s not just a tacky outfit for your family Christmas party — it’s an act of charity. Every...

Knit 1, Purl 2: Knitwestern makes its first year count this winter

Knit 1, Purl 2: Knitwestern makes its first year count this winter

Charlotte Walsh, Reporter

December 3, 2019

Imagine a winter without knit hats, sweaters and scarves to bundle up in. It’s hard to do, but even harder for Weinberg sophomore Sarah Eisenman. In 2015, Eisenman founded Kids Knitting it Forward, which began as a Girl Scouts project and now continues to teach kids and teens how to knit by creating...

Sheil Catholic Center’s annual mitten tree supports community during holiday season

Sheil Catholic Center’s annual mitten tree supports community during holiday season

Sophia Scanlan, Assistant Sports Editor

December 3, 2019

Each year during the holidays, a small Christmas tree stands by one of the windows in the Sheil Catholic Center— and it’s not just a decoration. Beside the tree are two tables that hold printed cutouts of mittens, each with a requested gift typed on it. Sheil employees, churchgoers and Northwestern...

Northwestern’s Concrete Canoe prepares to build a boat this winter

Northwestern’s Concrete Canoe prepares to build a boat this winter

Andrea Bian, Recruitment Editor

December 3, 2019

When McCormick junior Shea McHenry looked at colleges, she looked for an unusual characteristic — whether schools had a concrete canoe club. McHenry is now a project manager of Northwestern’s Concrete Canoe team, an undergraduate club with the annual objective of designing, building and racing...