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Classic Winter Break questions: explain NU to your family and friends

Jeanne Kuang, Holiday Guide Editor

December 7, 2013


Filed under 2013 Holiday Guide

It wouldn't be a Northwestern student's Winter Break without concerned friends and family bringing up at least one of the following conversation topics. Here are some tips on how to answer the inevitable frequent questions. "How close are you to the city?" Non-Chicagoans might find the local geography ha...

Burn calories with 12 days of holiday workouts

Meera Patel, Reporter

December 7, 2013


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In the coming weeks, you'll have many excuses to drink hot chocolate, devour pumpkin pie and slather whipped cream on everything edible within reach. Unfortunately, our favorite treats take their toll on our bodies. Every year, it seems we put on a few extra pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year's...

What to wear this holiday season

What to wear this holiday season

Erica Witte, Reporter

December 6, 2013


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As you reunite with hometown friends and family members over winter break, you may become overwhelmed with the number of festivities for which you’re required to have a stylish outfit. Whether you’re constructing the perfect gingerbread house or hitting the slopes, here you’ll find a guide to the...

Why you shouldn’t do Secret Santa, and how to do it anyway

Why you shouldn’t do Secret Santa, and how to do it anyway

Yoni Muller, Opinion Editor

December 6, 2013


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Well, you’ve done it again, haven’t you? Every year you tell yourself, "It’ll be different this time,” and every year you’re disappointed. But you did it again, and here you are in the middle of your Secret Santa gift-giving process. Unfortunately for you, this means you’ve been reminded...

How to get home for the holidays

Sabrina Rodriguez, Reporter

December 6, 2013


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With holiday travel at an all-time high in December, find the easiest ways to get to Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Chicago Midway International Airport so you can fly home for Winter Break. The El To get to O’Hare using the El, take the Purple Line to the Howard station, where y...

I’m dreaming of a green Christmas

I’m dreaming of a green Christmas

Jonathan Li, Columnist

December 5, 2013


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Christmastime. Just hearing the word lifts the spirits of even the most jaded individuals. Christmas means caroling, reuniting with friends and family, stuffing our deprived bodies with quality food and, most importantly, forgetting about internships and the harsh realities of the real world. Indeed,...

Winter Break football alternatives for Northwestern fans

Preston R. Michelson, Reporter

December 5, 2013


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For those who follow sports, Winter Break means college football bowl games — tons of them. It ramps up with events like the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, which is decidedly not famous. Any football game scheduled before the new year is traditionally considered to be a warm-up for the real slate. Whether...

Decorate your dorm for the holidays

Amanda Suarez, Reporter

December 5, 2013


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Sometimes when you’re away from home it can be hard to feel the joy of the holiday season. Here are some tips for sprucing up your apartment or dorm to make it more homey for the holidays (while following your landlord's and Residential Services' safety regulations, of course). Make an advent ...

Christmas playlist

Aditi Bhandari, Blogger

December 4, 2013


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We’ve finally reached Christmas season—it’s time to listen to one of the best playlists of the year. But that doesn’t mean we have to be subjected to the terrible a capella versions of the same rehashed songs in every single commercial outlet. Instead, I present you all with a Christmas playlist...

Mariachi NU brings energy to holiday classics

Tyler Pager, Reporter

December 4, 2013


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This holiday season may look and sound a little different — that is, if you’re going to be serenaded by Mariachi Northwestern. Although its repertoire contains holiday classics such as “Merry Christmas,” the band blends the traditional melodies with a Hispanic twist. Alejandro Serrano, a sing...

Tis the season to explore: holiday traditions from around the world

Sofia Rada, Reporter

December 4, 2013


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Whether it is singing carols, hanging stockings or meeting someone under the mistletoe, everyone has their favorite holiday traditions. But sometimes we need a new twist in our festivities. This year you may want to borrow some ideas from around the world to spice up this special time of year. If...

The Daily presents: Holiday Guide 2013

The Daily presents: Holiday Guide 2013

Sophia Bollag and Jeanne Kuang

December 4, 2013


Filed under 2013 Holiday Guide, Top Stories

Craving some holiday treats? Not sure what to wear to that holiday party? Trying to figure out the easiest way to get to the airport to fly home for Winter Break? The Daily has the answers to all your holiday-related questions in its annual Holiday Guide. Look for the special issue on newsstands and...