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Carly Rae Jepsen and Smino blow up Blowout

Carly Rae Jepsen and Smino blow up Blowout

Zoe Malin, Reporter

November 18, 2018


Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories, Student Groups, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Twenty minutes into headliner Carly Rae Jepsen’s set at Saturday’s A&O Blowout, the distinct beat of her hit song “Call Me Maybe” blasted through the speakers. The audience screamed and began to sing like it was 2012. “I wasn’t ever expecting to hear that song live,” said Communication...

Rania Awaad used to dismiss psychology as nonsense — now she’s a clinical psychiatrist

Rania Awaad used to dismiss psychology as nonsense — now she’s a clinical psychiatrist

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor

November 18, 2018


Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories, Student Groups, Top Campus Stories

While in college, now-psychiatrist Dr. Rania Awaad didn’t take a single psychology course. At the time, she thought of psychology as a “Western construct.” “What good Muslim takes psychology?” she asked. “That’s a bunch of nonsense.” It wasn’t until Awaad was a practicing spiritual...

Safe Ride suspends minimum distance in response to campus incidents

Safe Ride suspends minimum distance in response to campus incidents

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor

November 16, 2018


Filed under Campus, Campus Safety, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Safe Ride is temporarily suspending its three block ride minimum in light of recent reports of men targeting women on Northwestern’s Evanston campus, according to a Thursday email from Patricia Telles-Irvin, the vice president of student affairs. In the email, Telles-Irvin told students to be patient,...

New technology fee for international students triggers intense backlash

New technology fee for international students triggers intense backlash

Danny Vesurai and Alex Wong

November 16, 2018


Filed under Academic, Administration, Campus, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

A technology fee levied this academic year on international students has sparked outrage among many graduate students, who said the fee’s implementation unfairly targets the international student population and was poorly communicated by administrators. The $50 fee assessed by the International...

Marc Lamont-Hill talks black activism and voting third party at annual FMO event

Marc Lamont-Hill talks black activism and voting third party at annual FMO event

Amy Li, Assistant Campus Editor

November 16, 2018


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Host of BET News Dr. Marc Lamont-Hill reminded black students at Northwestern to look to the black tradition of resistance and freedom fighting as a tool to make sense of the current “moment of chaos.” Hill recalled how in the age of Barack Obama’s presidency he felt the need to prove to people...

Key jangling has been a tradition at football games for years. Some say it is elitist

Key jangling has been a tradition at football games for years. Some say it is elitist

Maddy Daum, Reporter

November 15, 2018


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When Weinberg sophomore Vicente Rudolph went to his first football game during Wildcat Welcome, he watched as fans jingled their keys at kickoff. He figured it was a form of distraction, to try and throw the opposition off their game. Rudolph said he later found out the tradition implies that Northwestern...

Rising STD rates shine light on college sex-education

Rising STD rates shine light on college sex-education

Cameron Cook and Alan Perez

November 15, 2018


Filed under Campus, Campus Safety, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories

Rates of sexually transmitted diseases have risen for the fourth consecutive year to a record high, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But Northwestern hasn’t changed its approach to addressing it students’ sexual health in response to the news. Nearly 2.3 million cases...

Administration sees better budget outlook than previously expected

Administration sees better budget outlook than previously expected

Alan Perez, Campus Editor

November 15, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

University administrators say last year’s budget deficit will close out in better shape than they previously expected, though it is much higher than what was originally projected earlier this year. Administrators had projected after the third quarter of last year that the deficit would reach $130...

Former chairperson of the National Endowment for Arts emphasizes the importance of art

Former chairperson of the National Endowment for Arts emphasizes the importance of art

Aaron Wang, Reporter

November 15, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Speakers

Recalling the moment after her dad passed away when she was nine, Jane Chu, the former chairperson of the National Endowment for the Arts, said she didn’t have the vocabulary to fully express her grief. “I expressed my feelings through music,” Chu said. “The piano lessons I took dutifully...

ASG passes emergency legislation after multiple women targeted on campus

ASG passes emergency legislation after multiple women targeted on campus

Evan Robinson-Johnson, Reporter

November 15, 2018


Filed under Campus, Student Government, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Associated Student Government passed emergency legislation Wednesday calling for Northwestern to make greater efforts to protect its students in the wake of several recent incidents on campus. Proposed by Weinberg freshman Margot Bartol and Communication freshman Arianna Staton, the resolution attempts...

Sarah Kliff talks healthcare reporting, Democratic platform for 2020

Sarah Kliff talks healthcare reporting, Democratic platform for 2020

Avi Varghese, Reporter

November 15, 2018


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Nearly a decade after journalist Sarah Kliff moved into healthcare reporting during the passage of the Affordable Care Act, she is covering the beginnings of a new era of the political fight over healthcare. The senior correspondent at Vox spoke during a moderated talk with Medill Prof. Abigail Foerstner...

Students criticize UP responses to battery incidents, express fear

Students criticize UP responses to battery incidents, express fear

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor

November 14, 2018


Filed under Campus, Campus Safety, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Northwestern students have been put on edge by a number of incidents involving men grabbing women by the tops of their backpacks or arms or following them down the street. University Police have alerted students to five separate incidents of men targeting women, a figure University Police Chief Bruce Lewis said is unusually high. In a Nov. 8 email, Lewis alerted the community to t...