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Homecoming 2009: “Paint the Town Purple”

October 17, 2009


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More than just purple: NU student groups spent most of Sunday mixing paint and dabbing their brushes with color as they decorated Evanston's storefront windows to celebrate Homecoming week. The winning window of "Paint the Town Purple" will be announced at Saturday's Homecoming football game, and th...

Kappa Delta’s Demon Dash fights child abuse

Claire Brown

October 17, 2009


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On Saturday morning, 92 runners celebrated Halloween early. The runners, who donned witches hats, devil horns and masks, ran across campus to raise money for Prevent Child Abuse America, were racing for the fifth annual Demon Dash, held by Kappa Delta sorority as part of its philanthropy. The event ra...

Dinner with 12 Strangers hits record high

Lilia Hargis

October 17, 2009


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Four years ago, it took days to fill up spots for the Northwestern Alumni Association's annual event, Dinner with 12 Strangers. This year, it took hours.About 225 NU students participated in the dinners held Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights this weekend in the homes of alumni across the city. Almost 20...

Opera aims for accessibility to all audiences

Lilia Hargis

October 14, 2009


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Peter Weathers, a second-year Bienen School of Music graduate student, has spent the last several months working to make opera accessible to both the "red wine and Bud Light crowds." Weathers is co-producing "No Exit," a chamber opera, based on the 1944 play of the same title by French philosopher Je...

Intramural Quidditch takes flight

Luke Siuty

October 14, 2009


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Northwestern students may soon be able to pass quaffles and dodge bludgers on their very own intramural Quidditch team.Marc Bourgeois, NU's Intramural Quidditch organizer, said he began reading J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter" books at age nine, a hobby that evolved into a "borderline obsession."The Weinberg sophomo...