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Dance Marathon 2013: Block 6 recap

Dance Marathon 2013: Block 6 recap

Ava Wallace, Assistant Sports Editor

March 9, 2013


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Though lines for the bathroom were so long they clogged the entrance to the tent, energy remained high for Dance Marathon's "British Invasion" themed block.   At the beginning of the block, which stretched from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., dancers celebrated Dance Marathon's halfway mark with Bon Jovi's "Livin on ...

Updated: Dance Marathon Block 6 cut short due to medical issue in tent; student ‘fine’ at hospital

Paulina Firozi, Managing Editor

March 9, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Dance Marathon 2013, On Campus

Updated, 7:50 p.m. Saturday: DM spokesman David Harris, a SESP junior, said DM's executive board received confirmation from the hospital that the female student, who was transported after collapsing in the tent, is fine. Because of University policy, however, he said he could not give further com...

Dance Marathon 2013: Block 5 recap

Dance Marathon 2013: Block 5 recap

Kaitlyn Jakola, Editor in chief

March 9, 2013


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Not quite halfway through DM, dancers finally got a chance to sit down at the start of Block 5. During the 30-minute reprieve, dancers enjoyed breakfast while Comedy Forum, Fusion Dance Company and the University drum line provided entertainment. After the performances, "Heroes" actor Greg Grunberg...

Dance Marathon 2013: Block 4 recap

Dance Marathon 2013: Block 4 recap

Joseph Diebold, Web Editor

March 9, 2013


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A better for name for Block 4 might have been Trance Marathon. Backed by a banner reading "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro" and the sleepy electronic music of DJ Mufasa the Philofasa (Weinberg sophomore Oluwaseun Ososami), emcees Chloe Woodhouse and Demetri Elias returned for the "Jhortz...

Dance Marathon 2013: Block 3 recap

Dance Marathon 2013: Block 3 recap

Paulina Firozi, Managing Editor

March 9, 2013


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Behind closed doors, things began to change during Northwestern Dance Marathon's first lockdown block, aptly named "Adult Swim" after Cartoon Network's late-night programming. Wearing an inner tube and a shark hoodie, emcee Chloe Woodhouse welcomed dancers — dressed in bathing suits, swim trunks...

Dance Marathon 2013: Block 2 recap

Dance Marathon 2013: Block 2 recap

Lauren Caruba, Assistant Campus Editor

March 9, 2013


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With a haze hanging in the air, students donned a range of costumes and reentered the tent for Block 2 of Dance Marathon 2013, the “Thrift Shop” block. Looking out on a sea of furry clothing and animal prints, emcee Chloe Woodhouse noted the dancers’ creative attire. “I have seen more animal...

Dance Marathon 2013: Block 1 recap

Dance Marathon 2013: Block 1 recap

Stephanie Haines, Development Editor

March 8, 2013


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Amidst high energy screams, chants and bumping music, more than 1,000 dancers stampeded the tent for Northwestern University Dance Marathon 2013.  This is the first year NUDM has topped 1,000 dancers. "You are dancing for 30 hours and saving people's lives," said Demetri Elias, one of the emcees. Among...

Dance Marathon 2013 goes back to its roots, promotes sustainability

Lauren Caruba, Assistant Campus Editor

March 8, 2013


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In 1975, a group of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity brothers decided to organize a dance marathon on Northwestern’s campus for the first time. Creating fliers on typewriters and actively promoting the event on campus, the brothers invited Chicago musicians and disk jockeys to provide live entertainment....

Jamming with the 120 hour club

Celia Skaggs, Blogger

March 8, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Current Blogs, Dance Marathon 2013, Wildcat Tracks

As most of you know, this weekend marks Northwestern’s 39th annual Dance Marathon. Whether you are a dancer, committee member or tent visitor, DM is certainly one of the most exciting weekends on campus. I’m particularly excited about DM this year because it marks my entrance into the 120 hour...

Dance Marathon 2013: Full 30 Hour Coverage

Dance Marathon 2013: Full 30 Hour Coverage

Joseph Diebold, Web Editor

March 8, 2013


Filed under Dance Marathon 2013, Top Stories

Dance Marathon 2013 kicked off Friday night. More than 1,000 students are in the middle of dancing for 30 hours, raising money for the Danny Did Foundation, which aims to prevent sudden unexplained death in epilepsy, and the Evanston Community Foundation. This is DM's 39th year, and the 2013 edition...