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The Daily Northwestern Holiday Guide 2014

The Daily Northwestern Holiday Guide 2014

Olivia Exstrum, Stephanie Kelly, and Alice Yin

December 3, 2014


Filed under 2014 Holiday Guide, Top Stories

Welcome to The Daily's annual Holiday Guide! The print edition hits newsstands Dec. 3, but for our full issue and online articles, click here for info on how to get through the holidays.   Holiday Guide 2014...

Holiday Guide: Charitable ideas for the holidays

Christine Farolan, Copy Chief

December 2, 2014


Filed under 2014 Holiday Guide

'Tis the season of giving, and there is no shortage of worthy causes. Here are some on- and off-campus suggestions to get you started, plus some opportunities that are a little different than your average food drive. On-Campus Most holiday-themed philanthropies such as GlobeMed’s Ugly Sweate...

Holiday Guide: The alternative holiday mix

Shane McKeon, Reporter

December 2, 2014


Filed under 2014 Holiday Guide

As everyone knows, Christmas music is great. In fact, some would say it’s the greatest. For others, though, an entire season of Michael Buble’s “Christmas” can be daunting, if not fatal. Submitted for your approval: A dozen classics (or soon-to-be classics) you may have missed. “Christmas in...

Men’s Basketball: Midway through nonconference play, Wildcats still growing

Men’s Basketball: Midway through nonconference play, Wildcats still growing

Jesse Kramer, Reporter

December 2, 2014


Filed under 2014 Holiday Guide, Men's Basketball, Sports

In terms of winning percentage, Northwestern is off to a fine start with a 5-1 record. Only underneath that pretty record lays a team still identifying and then correct some shortcomings. NU was exposed last Wednesday in a 61-42 loss to Northern Iowa at the Cancun Challenge. The Wildcats allowed the Panthers to ...

Holiday Guide: Sports to keep an eye on this holiday season

Paige Leskin, City Editor

December 2, 2014


Filed under 2014 Holiday Guide

Although the Christmas season is most known for festivities such as drinking eggnog and spending time at home with family, sports teams do not take a break for the holidays. Games are in full swing: the Wildcats’ basketball season is underway, it’s the middle of hockey season and both college and...

Holiday Guide: How to give budget-savvy Secret Santa gifts

Paige Leskin and Rebecca Savransky

December 2, 2014


Filed under 2014 Holiday Guide

With the holiday season approaching, planning ahead for gifts is a must. With these suggestions and tips, you’ll be prepared and won’t have to bust your wallet to buy presents for everyone on your list. For a foodie: When you’re shopping for your friend who loves to cook, eat and entertain, gettin...

Holiday Guide: Ranking the best Christmas episodes of ‘The Office’

Alex Putterman, Sports Editor

December 2, 2014


Filed under 2014 Holiday Guide

Over its nine seasons, "The Office" aired seven Christmas episodes with numerous overlapping themes: Jim and Pam being in love, Michael quibbling over who gets to be Santa, loads of Party-Planning Committee drama and Meredith getting drunk, among others. But though the seven Christmas parties ("The...

Holiday Guide: A Netflix recap to cap off the holidays

Annie Bruce, Reporter

December 2, 2014


Filed under 2014 Holiday Guide

Even though we can all agree it’s way more fun to watch Netflix when procrastinating, there are still plenty of binge-watching opportunities to carry you through winter break. When you’re avoiding your relatives: "Once Upon a Time” Tired of yet another uncle asking you what your plans are a...

Holiday Guide: Bartending this holiday season

Rebecca Savransky, Managing Editor

December 2, 2014


Filed under 2014 Holiday Guide

The holidays are a great time to experiment with your bartending skills and give those drinks you’ve always wanted a try. Whether it's drinking to drown out your parents and family members or get yourself a little more into the holiday spirit, here are some great drinks that are sure to get the job...

Holiday Guide: No-bake holiday recipes for the lazy college student

Amulya Yalamanchili, Reporter

December 2, 2014


Filed under 2014 Holiday Guide

Do you lack substantial culinary skills and need an easy recipe for the holidays? Impress your friends (or satisfy a craving) with these quick, no-bake treats. Microwave apple crisp – 6 servings (Adapted from allrecipes.com) Ingredients: 4 large Granny Smith apples – peeled, cored, sliced ½ cup butter, softened ¾ cup packed brown sugar ¾ c...

Holiday Guide: The unavoidable awkward encounters of Winter Break

Alice Yin, Assistant Campus Editor

December 2, 2014


Filed under 2014 Holiday Guide

Traveling back home after a riveting quarter of all-nighters at the library and scandalous weekends watching Netflix alone can be a stark change of scenery. Winter Break mercilessly throws you into the familiar-but-unfamiliar terrain of high school friends/enemies. And don’t forget the sobering mo...

Holiday Guide: International students share their holiday celebrations

Mariana Alfaro, Reporter

December 2, 2014


Filed under 2014 Holiday Guide

Students who travel internationally for the holidays note the differences between holiday celebrations here and in other countries. Brazil Gabriela Leal, a Communication freshman from Sao Paulo, said Carnaval is the biggest holiday in Brazil, but Christmas and New Year's Eve are celebrated jus...