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Becht: Support for Northwestern sports must extend past four years

Colin Becht

June 19, 2013


Filed under Graduation Issue 2013

Four years ago, we came to a school without much of an athletic reputation. Sure, alumni and older students would tell us that Northwestern was actually in its athletic prime, and they were right. But at the time, there was very little to show for it. Compared to the state schools we turned down, a recent...

Daoud: Everything is changing, but that’s OK

Sarah Daoud

June 19, 2013


Filed under Graduation Issue 2013

The other day someone called me an alum.  It was nothing short of horrifying. The truth is, I don’t know how to exist outside of Northwestern. My four years here have been more formative than I ever could have imagined, in all the necessary and strangest ways. I became a feminist, vegetarian,...

Park: College brought both tears, highs

Colleen Park

June 19, 2013


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I’ve never had a good memory. A part of the appeal of journalism has been recording as many moments as your notepad, tape and hard drive can hold. It’s also the appeal of hoarding, which I’ll admit to my fair share of doing. I’m never going to re-watch or re-read any of my interviews from...

Kim: The value of a Northwestern education

JuJu Kim

June 19, 2013


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I remember an incident about four years ago, several days after I decided to enroll at Northwestern, when a family friend declared my choice foolish. “My friend who went to Medill has to work multiple freelance jobs to make ends meet,” she said. “It’s not worth it.” Overwhelmed with excitement...

4 years, hundreds of stories: Best of City

4 years, hundreds of stories: Best of City

The Daily Northwestern

June 19, 2013


Filed under Graduation Issue 2013

1. ‘Brothel law’ strains town-gown trust No one has ever been evicted for violating the city’s so-called "brothel law," a rule barring more than three unrelated individuals for living together, but ongoing threats that officials would begin enforcing the law has remained a point of contention be...

4 years, hundreds of stories: Best of Campus

4 years, hundreds of stories: Best of Campus

The Daily Northwestern

June 19, 2013


Filed under Graduation Issue 2013

1. Schapiro becomes president Along with the current class of graduating seniors, Northwestern President Morton Schapiro entered campus in fall 2009. Schapiro brought a background in economics of higher education, and experience as president of Williams College. He implemented a focus on adding “thi...

Cohen: Letting go of control can make changes liberating

Rebecca Cohen

June 18, 2013


Filed under Graduation Issue 2013

At pretty much every graduation I’ve been to, someone at some point has whipped out Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken.” You know the poem: Two paths, woodland imagery, the speaker picks the one less traveled and it makes “all the difference.” As platitudes aimed at people wearing mortarboards...

Lasher: ‘Livin’ on Northwestern Time’ means enjoying unique moments

Allison Lasher

June 18, 2013


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The first and only entry that appears in the diary I brought with me to college is dated “September 11, 2009 – somewhere between New Jersey and Chicago.” Yup, that’s right. The only time I journaled at college was on my flight to Northwestern to begin the journey of amazingness more formally...

Trautwein: What I learned in college: At Northwestern, passion is celebrated

Cally Trautwein

June 18, 2013


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Full disclosure: I’m currently in a very particular and precarious emotional state. I watched two movies today: "First Daughter" and "Shakespeare in Love." I have a final tomorrow, and a cold, and I just ate three cookies. We march through the Arch on Friday, back where it all began. I’d say I’ve...

Uberti: A letter to my younger self: on doors that close

David Uberti

June 18, 2013


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I had never been beaten up until I was 21 years old and in the best shape of my life. A Fourth of July boating accident killed three children outside New York. As an intern for Newsday, I was sent to do journalism’s dirty work: knocking on survivors’ doors. A pair of angry neighbors threatened...

Freishtat: Why seeing Northwestern’s silver linings is a choice

Sarah Freishtat

June 18, 2013


Filed under Graduation Issue 2013

My roommate and I sat trapped in our apartment during a thunderstorm, debating what I could possibly write for this column. As I distracted her from studying for her last exam — as I have done every finals week since freshman year — I worried about sounding cheesy, or like I had no idea what I was...