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Perez: College is weird

Alan Perez, Daily Senior Staffer

June 17, 2020

Graduation Issue I took my first step onto Northwestern’s campus alone with no idea where to go. I arrived a day early to my pre-orientation program and took 20 minutes to find Parkes Hall, where I slept on the floor of a classroom for the night. It took me about three days to finally open up...

Karisch: In Evanston, three years’ worth of learning and late nights

Kristina Karisch, Daily Senior Staffer

June 17, 2020

Graduation Issue When I walked into The Daily’s newsroom as a scared, wide-eyed first-year, I was looking for a college publication to join, and nights to spend making a newspaper. As someone who didn’t have a paper in high school, the idea of putting one out five days a week was both thrilling and...

Closson: What memories matter

Troy Closson, Daily Senior Staffer

June 17, 2020

Graduation Issue About two months after joining The Daily as a freshman, I quit. And it wasn’t a fake, fun, still planning to come back in a couple days kind of “quit,” I was actually done. Within three weeks on campus, I’d already heard stories from other black students about how The ...

Dylan: On the moments we remember

Jonah Dylan, Daily Senior Staffer

June 17, 2020

Graduation Issue It’s something we do all the time with sports; trying to extrapolate meaning from a big moment and figuring out how we can apply that particular lesson to our own daily lives, far removed from arenas or stadiums. Sometimes the moment is enough without any context, like Jord...

Burakoff: Meet me at Norris

Maddie Burakoff, Daily Senior Staffer

June 17, 2020

Graduation Issue I never knew how much I could miss a cramped, poorly ventilated, harshly lit office space in the least convenient corner of Norris. Until I was abruptly plucked from campus and dropped into the most socially isolating few months of my young life. That is to say — until now. Th...