The Daily Northwestern

Ladycats dance team and cheerleading squad merge this football season

Ava Wallace

October 22, 2011

Filed under Administration, Campus (Archived), Greek, Sports

For the first football season in school history, the Northwestern Athletic Department's University Cheerleading Squad and Ladycats Dance Team are merged in a spirit team officially known as the WildPride Spirit Squad. The sq...

Students seek collaborative environmental front

Chelsea Corbin

October 18, 2011

Filed under Campus (Archived), Greek

Increased awareness, support and collaboration among environmental student groups were the focus of the Northwestern Energy and Sustainability Roundtable discussion Wednesday at Chambers Hall. Nearly 20 students, staff and al...

A&O confirms Lupe Fiasco for Fall Blowout, Matt & Kim will also perform

Kaitlyn Jakola

October 16, 2011

Filed under Campus (Archived), Greek

Rapper Lupe Fiasco and dance punk duo Matt & Kim will perform at Welsh-Ryan Arena on Nov. 4, A&O Productions confirmed Monday. A&O Director of Concerts Allison Zuzelo said the addition of Matt & Kim to the lineup was the result of ...

Northwestern Triathlon Club hosts Krispy Kreme 5K run

Michele Corriston

October 16, 2011

Filed under Campus (Archived), Greek

The Northwestern Triathlon Club held the Krispy Kreme Doughnut Run 5K Saturday on the south end of the Lakefill at 10 a.m. Participants could stop at aid stations to eat Krispy Kreme doughnuts along the run's route. For every doughn...

City Year hosts national ‘dropout crisis’ awareness drive for Northwestern students

Stephanie Haines

October 15, 2011

Filed under Academic, Campus (Archived), Greek

National nonprofit organization City Year will host an awareness drive Monday at the Norris University Center to address the "dropout crisis" affecting schools nationwide. A little more than half of Chicago Public Schools students ...

Despite more Lupe Fiasco rumors, no official confirmation for A&O Fall Blowout

Ava Wallace

October 15, 2011

Filed under Campus (Archived), Greek

Despite persistent rumors that rapper Lupe Fiasco will headline A&O Productions's annual Fall Blowout next month, Northwestern students still have yet to receive University confirmation of the Chicago-born artist's visit. Rumors about Fia...

Rainbow Week highlights tragedies and triumphs of LGBT movement

Tom Meyer

October 12, 2011

Filed under Campus (Archived), Greek

Northwestern Rainbow Alliance's annual Rainbow Week took on new meaning this year following successes and setbacks in the gay community. Despite the suicides of several gay teens in high-profile, national bullying cases, the gay r...

Northwestern groups raise funds for famine in horn of Africa

Ben Breuner

October 12, 2011

Filed under Campus (Archived), Greek

The African Students Association and other student groups will begin a campaign Monday to help raise awareness and money for the victims of the current famine in East Africa. The campaign, called NU Sounds the Horn for East Africa, will...

Evanston and Northwestern police forces forge close ties

Michele Corriston

October 11, 2011

Filed under Administration, Campus (Archived), Greek

Medill sophomore Alison Decker was walking near Darrow Avenue last Spring Quarter when two men mugged her, grabbing her from behind and holding her to the ground to steal her iPod and cell phone. Three minutes after the attack, ...

Northwestern groups help spread breast cancer awareness

Meghan Morris

October 11, 2011

Filed under Campus (Archived), Greek

For Weinberg sophomore and Zeta Tau Alpha philanthropy co-chair Claire Dillon, breast cancer is an issue that hits close to home. Two of her aunts were diagnosed with the disease, and her grandmother passed away after her di...

SHAPE leads discussion on hook-up culture

Ciara McCarthy

October 11, 2011

Filed under Campus (Archived), Greek

Northwestern's Sexual Health and Assault Peer Educators held a screening of the documentary "Spitting Game: The College Hook-Up Culture," on Wednesday at the McCormick Tribune Center. The film addresses ‘hooking up' in co...

Northwestern Greek life offers personal, professional enrichment

Alexandria Johnson

October 10, 2011

Filed under Campus (Archived), Greek

Last week, hundreds of freshmen were introduced to Greek life on a large scale for the first time since beginning college. Greek organizations hosted numerous events from Top Chef: Greek Edition to a day of service around ca...