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

Jeanne Kuang, Holiday Guide Editor

December 7, 2013

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

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

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

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

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...