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That’s My Jam with NSTV

Avi Small

May 14, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Games, Opinion

Northwestern Sketch Television (or NSTV for short) is Northwestern's premiere sketch comedy group. NSTV produces student-written, acted and edited sketch comedy each year, culminating in a final SNL-style video show of the sketches created this school year. The Current had a chance to sit down with NST...

This Week We’re Obsessed with…The Cast of The Avengers

Aliza Weinberger

May 14, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Games, Opinion

For the past week, nearly every conversation I've had has been related to The Avengers. After wading through a rainstorm to see the midnight premiere and then going back again this past weekend for an encore viewing, it's safe to say I'm obsessed. And considering The Avengers has made $1 billion wo...

That’s my jam Zach Hyman

simone alicea

May 9, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Games, Opinion

Don't be alarmed if you hear booms and loud music coming from McCormick Auditorium this weekend. Boomshaka, Northwestern's percussion and dance group, will be performing its annual spring show. The Current got to sit down with Weinberg freshman and Boomshaka rookie Zach Hyman to talk about catchy po...

Supersonic Ensemble Brings Video Game Music From Console to Stage

Sammy Caiola

May 9, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Games, Opinion

When Sam Barker plays video games, he isn't just goofing around - he's listening for potential masterpieces. Barker, a Weinberg sophomore, is launching Northwestern University's first video game-themed music ensemble, an endeavor that has allowed him to combine two of his biggest passions. The Super...

Letter to the editor: NU’s first female golf champion

Dale Park

May 9, 2012


Filed under Opinion

I enjoyed Joshua Walfish's column in the April 19th edition of The Daily Northwestern about Northwestern's golf teams - men and women. But I must comment on one statement in his article, "Luke Donald remains the only NCAA (golf) individual champion in school history." That is true but perhaps should...

Between the sheets: My sexual bucket list

Tonya Starr

May 9, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns, Rental & Dvds

Sex in public is dicey, dirty and potentially illegal depending on where you are and who can hear you. But people do it anyway because there's something undeniably attractive about getting it on in a traditionally nonsexual place. This endeavor is risky, but the element of scandal may be worth it to...

Watters: Seeking activism amid laughs

Arabella Watters

May 9, 2012


Filed under Opinion

In the short seven months I've spent at Northwestern, I've seen two vastly different prominent political speakers address the student body. In November I attended a lecture that former Wisconsin Democratic senator Russ Feingold gave to promote his new book, "While America Sleeps: A Wake-up Call for the...

Technically speaking:Spotify: The tle of an app fail

Corey Mcmahon

May 9, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns, Rental & Dvds

The long wait is finally over. Spotify has released an app for the iPad. For the first time, users can experience the popular music streaming service on the tablet. But instead of a radical new experience or interacting with music, the app is actually a pretty big bummer. The "What's New" tab is rath...

Letter to the editor: Daily’s language is outdated

Sheila Donohue

May 9, 2012


Filed under Opinion

In "Comedians Make Way to Final Four in TBS Contest" (May 7, 2012) Izzy A. Boncimino writes about the recent success of "[a] four-man Northwestern comedy team," even though at least two of its members are apparently women. Seriously, Daily, that's so 20th century. Sheila Donohue Distinguished Senio...

Clothes lines: Pillow talk

Chelsea Peng

May 9, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns, Rental & Dvds

What do Ryan Gosling, Arizona Muse and I have in common? More than you know. On a purely sartorial level, we're all noticeable fans of pajamas in public: relaxed, airy loungewear that looks equally easy when you're running errands or watching a lazy Sunday "New Girl" marathon. Not convinced? Sleepwear as...

Letter to the editor: APAC responds to tennis attack

Asian Pacific American Coalition

May 9, 2012


Filed under Opinion

Two days ago, an act of physical aggression occurred against two fellow Northwestern University students, Sasijaree Rianterawongs and Priyanka Seshadri. The incident and subsequent reactions were deeply troubling from campus safety and unity perspectives, because we are all entitled to feel safe and welcome. We as a comm...

The backburner: Snacks for picnic season

Maggie Gorman

May 9, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns, Rental & Dvds

There's no better, easier or cheaper way to simultaneously celebrate our short window of beautiful spring weather and escape the bubble of Northwestern than going on a picnic. It's May, and in the time leading up to the ultimate celebration of spring, Dillo Day, the Lakefill is just begging to be re...