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On campus: Is there as much diversity as we think?

Safiya Merchant

April 23, 2011


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After getting accepted by Northwestern last year, I contemplated how a potential lack of diversity on campus would affect the educational experience for me, an aspiring journalist and social justice advocate. Since Northwestern is one of the country's elite institutions, I assumed the school's admissions-guarded by...

Cohen: Yemen’s power struggle highlights American exceptionalism

Marshall Cohen

April 23, 2011


Filed under Multimedia, Online Exclusive, Politics

After months of protests in Yemen, President Ali Abdullah Saleh agreed Monday to step down within the next 30 days as part of a deal negotiated by the Gulf Cooperation Council. The details of the plan include a transfer of power from Saleh to his current vice president, as well as an assurance of immunity from prosecution. Still, half a million protesters responded by ga...

SafeRide – clever and safe

February 14, 2011


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<p> Northwestern wit combined with SafeRide information: what more could you ask for? One of my favorite recent tweets is: "still one hourz. i do not knowz da grammarz."</p> <p> <a href="http://twitter.com/#!/SafeRideWait"><br /> http://twitter.com/#!/SafeR...

Chet Haze is not a faze

February 3, 2011


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That's right, Chet Haze is back with a new rap, "Freestyle." Get excited for the release of his album on Valentine's Day - the perfect gift for your sweetheart! ...

Ten quotes from this week’s news (Jan. 29-Feb. 4)

Minjae Park

February 3, 2011


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1. "There is nothing now the president can do except step down and let go of power." –Mohammed el-Beltagui, a leader of the Muslim Brotherhood Protests turned violent in Egypt, as demonstrators clashed with Mubarak supporters. Journalists have been targeted. The military, whose backing Mubarak r...

Buzz for Present Bee!

February 1, 2011


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Photo Courtesy of Presentbee.com Distraught about what to get your significant other for Valentine's Day? Fear no more because Presentbee.com will help you decide! Last year, during a new, two-quarter long class at Northwestern called NUvention: Web, a group of undergraduate and graduate students dev...

Trays vs. sleds

January 31, 2011


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In the spirit of snow and all things snow day, let's discuss the merits of sledding on a tray versus on an actual sled. Why trays rock: 1. It's small and easy to carry back up the hill 2. If it's a quality made lunch tray, then you're guaranteed good speed 3. It's free (if borrowed from a dining hal...

And snow it begins…

January 29, 2011


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The snow began falling around 9 p.m. on Monday night. (Becky Olles / The Hourly) As the snow falls from the sky and the wind blows it directly into your eyes, pull out your 5th grade snow day superstition tactics! In case you forgot: 1. Wear your pajamas inside out 2. Put ice cubes in your toilet 3....

Aziz Photos

January 29, 2011


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As part of Aziz Ansari's "Deliciously Dangerous" tour, the comedian performed for more than 900 students on Friday. Comedian Kyle Kinane opened for Ansari. Photos by Sharon Paravastu/The Daily Northwestern ...

The Keg of Evanston joins twitter

January 29, 2011


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So either The Keg of Evanston joined twitter or else a Northwestern student had a really clever idea. Here's some highlights off of the Keg's twitter: http://twitter.com/kegofevanston @kegofevanston: Why not come to the Keg for dinner! Why not?! @kegofevanston: It's Saturday... You know what that means! ...

Ten quotes from this week’s news (Jan. 22-28)

Minjae Park

January 26, 2011


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1. "Freedom, freedom, freedom." –Protestors in Egypt The protests in Tunisia that drove out dictator have spilled over to Egypt. Muslim Brotherhood, the largest opposition group, had been largely quiet until it declared "a day of rage for the Egyptian nation" on Friday. Unhappy with stagnant wages ...

Chicago Bucket List

The Hourly

January 24, 2011


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We're so close to Chicago, but how often do we take advantage of all the wonderful things the city has to offer? Okay, so you went to Shedd Aquarium once. But in case you're interested in doing more fun things downtown, Living Social (aka Groupon copycat) has a list of 365 things to do in Chicago. We'...