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This Weekend on Campus/Diversions and Excursions

Iman Childs

May 1, 2012


Filed under Editorial

Event: Inspire Symposium Where: McCormick Tribune Forum, 1870 Campus Drive When: Saturday, May 5 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Head out to Inspire Media's annual symposium to see "media meet global health." The event will feature workshops, various mixed media projects and the premiere of the student documentary...

Five Words For Octomom

Allison Lasher

May 1, 2012


Filed under Editorial

Mother of 14, Nadya Suleman better known as the "Octomom" filed for bankruptcy Monday. The mega-mom claimed $1 million in debt, proving that selling your story can't always pay the bills. The Daily and Current staffers respond: "Advice: Swift's A Modest Proposal." -Jillian Sandler "Kids aren't actuall...

The Week That Was/This week NU students were NOT

Kathy Hong

May 1, 2012


Filed under Editorial

The Week That Was Hosting NU Nights' first event NU Nights hosted its first event this past Friday with the theme of the roaring 1920s at Norris. The event had a free screening of Chicago in the McCormick Auditorium and also had free food, caricatures and vintage photos. The event also included free Char...

Letter to the Editor: Lewis’ behavior undermines diversity dialogue

April 26, 2012


Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

Despite the outrage over last weekend's "Racist Olympics," no one has fully analyzed the culpability of all those involved in this incident. It is clear that the Ski Team made poor decisions that were offensive to a variety of groups. The Ski Team has acknowledged its mistakes and is working to preven...

Letter to the Editor: “Cultural insensitivity” claims are absurd

April 26, 2012


Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

Once again, Northwestern has descended into the absurdity of political correctness, now defined downward as "cultural insensitivity." Indeed, Orwell is spinning in his grave. Not in disbelief, but jealous that Big Brother could not have come up with this. If reported correctly, it appears that the ...

Editorial: Waging a campaign before starting a conversation

The Daily Northwestern Editorial Board

April 26, 2012


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

There's no need for Northwestern's campus to make excuses for what the Ski Team wrought during its Beer Olympics. The party's costumes were offensive and unacceptable. It's encouraging that NU students and administrators are talking about where we go from here. There's ample space for introspection in this i...

Clothes lines:Concrete catwalk

Chelsea Peng

April 25, 2012


Filed under Letters to Editor

If you weren't on campus Saturday, you missed out. I'll try anything (fashionable) once, and this weekend's excursion was a jaunt to the library and Norbucks in a reconstruction of look 59 from Michael Kors' fall 2012 ready-to-wear collection, meticulously researched down to the undone, bobby-pinned knot and Dick Page's...

Between the sheets:In defense of high-quality porn

Tonya Starr

April 25, 2012


Filed under Letters to Editor

Last week, the daily sex columnist, Tonya Starr, wrote a review ("Between the sheets: High-budget porn goes overboard") of the famously "sexpensive" porno, Pirates XXX. After a discussion with Ms. Starr, not only do I disagree with her claims that plot does not matter, but I also believe that gende...

The backburner:Three ways to spice up oatmeal

Maggie Gorman

April 25, 2012


Filed under Letters to Editor

Like so many things from our childhood, oatmeal re-emerges in adulthood attached with mixed emotions and associations, as well as a newfound appreciation for all it has to offer. Oatmeal may be mealy, unaesthetically pleasing and an unfortunate reminder of those days when breakfast was not a choice...

This week we’re obsessed with…YouTube

Genna Krecicki

April 25, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Games, Opinion

I have a feeling not many Internet frequenters can even remember a time when YouTube didn't exist. So why am I suddenly obsessed with something everyone has known about for eons? My best answer is I've come across an unusual number of YouTube-related news this week due to its seventh anniversary on...

Technically speaking:Smartphones: Survival of the fittest

Corey Mcmahon

April 25, 2012


Filed under Letters to Editor

About a week ago, a group of protesters rallied outside of an Apple store in downtown Sydney, Australia, clad in black T-shirts and holding signs that read "Wake Up." Their message was simple: the cult-like customers of Apple follow the company like sheep, and if only the brainwashed masses could se...

Music Review: Butterfly Boucher and Missy Higgins lead the Australian invasion

Jennifer Suh and Jennifer Suh

April 24, 2012


Filed under Columns

Belgian-Australian singer-songwriter Gotye's chart-topping single, "Somebody That I Used to Know," and album, Making Mirrors, is only the beginning of the recent Australian invasion in our pop music scene. As Gotye's North American tour ended at Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival last weekend, ...