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Editorial: Wildcat Welcome day of service important addition

The Daily Northwestern Editorial Board

September 19, 2011


Filed under Opinion

For the first time in NU history, Wildcat Welcome Week challenged new students to give back to the Evanston area through community service as part of their first week on campus. Last Sunday, over 2,200 freshmen and transfer students were sent off on buses to volunteer at sites in Evanston and Chicago, as detail...

Friedman: Top picks from this summer’s entertainment

Natalie Friedman

September 19, 2011


Filed under Opinion

Missed out on entertainment news this summer because you were out of the country or your office manager was big brothering your Internet usage? Turn back the clock on summer with my recommendations for summer 2011. Album of the Summer: "Torches" by Foster the People If you haven't already gotten you...

Ajith: Off-campus apartment help not up to par

Ani Ajith

September 18, 2011


Filed under Opinion

During the past 19 years, I've moved into 15 apartments and houses-all with my globetrotting family (my dad's in the oil industry). This past week, I began my own count with a new place. I'm proud to call a great two-bedroom apartment in downtown Evanston my new home, especially since I went through he...

Kurtz: Year-end news: How well do you know NU?

Michael Kurtz

May 25, 2011


Filed under Columns

I've decided to rip off Gail Collins and Nicholas Kristof of The New York Times for my final column. Since I'm known across campus as the authoritative source on all things Northwestern, I will be evaluating your knowledge of this past year at NU with an interdisciplinary final exam. For you pre-professional dr...

Letter from the Editor: Look down and read the print in the box

Jeannette Moon

May 25, 2011


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

There's a box underneath this column. It's a staff box, and the font's small so it's fine if you've never read it. Still, it's there every day and it says important things like what editorials are, the volume number, a couple of disclaimers and my name. Most importantly, it outlines how to send a Le...

Carson: Beer tent won’t stop vampire weekend at NU

Mike Carson

May 25, 2011


Filed under Columns, Opinion

If a beer garden opens and nobody drinks there, does it help calm Evanston residents down? That's the philosophical question Northwestern hopes to answer with the new Dillo Day beer tent, coming to a Lakefill near you. It's the latest step in the effort to keep undergrads on campus during Dillo Day...

Letter to the Editor: For Evanston and Northwestern, the best is yet to come

May 23, 2011


Filed under Letters to Editor

Evanston has long been a vibrant, exciting place to live, work and shop. The community's strengths have supported the strengths of the overall Evanston economy. Asthe national economy begins to see the first signs of recovery, so does the City of Evanston. Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl and the Evanston Ci...

Mitrakos: Post-college, don’t stay na

Vasiliki Miitrakos

May 23, 2011


Filed under Columns

A few weeks ago I received an email in response to my column on the rising discrepancy between tuition and average income. They said I was young and naïve in my criticism of rising tuition and that I had a general illusion about companies' appreciating good workers with impressive degrees. The em...

Swiatek: A columnist’s last wish: Comment with care

Greg Swiatek

May 23, 2011


Filed under Columns

The first rule of PWild is that you don't talk about PWild. The second rule of PWild is that you tell everyone about PWild: Talk about the nudity a lot, talk about all the crazy parties where you chant the names of states and cities and most importantly defend it to the death if anyone dares disgrace th...

Elkin: On news, ‘Happy Days’ and the apocalypse

Ali Elkin

May 22, 2011


Filed under Columns

Jumping the shark" is the term used to describe the moment when a television series resorts to a plot device so ridiculous that it must be a harbinger of the series' imminent doom. Here's how you use it in a sentence: "‘Boy Meets World' totally jumped the shark when they did that time travel ep...

Editorial: P-Wild should reconsider its pre-orientation ties

May 22, 2011


Filed under Editorial

There is no doubt Project Wildcat, the most popular pre-orientation program on campus and the focus of a feature story in today's edition, has provided defining experiences for many of its freshman participants. Numerous students and counselors have given positive accounts of the trip, and The Daily...

Clifton: Surviving Dillo Day for dummies

Derrick Clifton

May 21, 2011


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Well, it's almost that time of the year again. For many, Dillo Day is the the last chance to be completely escandaloso with friends at NU before some of us prepare for a heaping spoonful of the real world via graduation/work or spending the summer Northwasted. While it's wonderful that Northwestern just join...