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Where to meet off campus

Susan Du, City Editor

August 27, 2012


Filed under Orientation Issue

When months’ worth of dirty laundry renders dorm conditions inhabitable, when “meet me at Norris” gets old and the trek down to Chicago is complicated by endless viaduct construction, Evanston’s many mom and pop hangouts are a reliable alternative to social eremitism. More widely known as...

How to survive the Chicago cold

Amy Whyte, Reporter

August 27, 2012


Filed under Orientation Issue

As someone who was born and raised in Alabama, I grew up in the kind of town where an inch of snow on the ground could cancel school for a week. I rarely saw temperatures dip below 30 degrees Fahrenheit and considered it “cold” if it wasn’t tanktop weather. And then I went to Northwestern. Despite...

Evanston eateries: Where to eat off campus

Audrey Cheng, Reporter

August 27, 2012


Filed under Orientation Issue

As a college student with a dining plan, you’ll be surprised how much you find yourself eating out. While some claim they eat out because they get tired of the food served in dining halls, I suspect the habit of eating out so much might be because of the close proximity of downtown Evanston and its...

Campus top stops: Best events at NU

Kevin Trahan, Reporter

August 27, 2012


Filed under Orientation Issue

Dillo Day Dillo Day is an annual concert held at Northwestern each May, and it celebrated its 40th anniversary this spring. It’s the biggest concert held on campus each year and features artists from all different genres. Dillo Day is held on the Lakefill, just south of Lakeside Field, and many ...

Know your teams: A guide to NU’s top athletes

Josh Walfish, Gameday Editor

August 27, 2012


Filed under Guide to NU Sports, Orientation Issue

1. Football Summary: There is a lot of optimism in Evanston surrounding Pat Fitzgerald’s bunch this season. After four straight bowl games and five straight seasons of bowl eligibility, the pressure is on the Cats to finally end the bowl drought in 2012. The non-conference slate is challenging with...

Traditions every fan should know

Dan Ryan, Sports Editor

August 27, 2012


Filed under Guide to NU Sports, Orientation Issue

So you’re attending Northwestern. Chances are you didn’t choose to go here because of the high-profile athletic teams the schools offers, and if you did, you probably really like lacrosse more than most people. But for the rest of us, who live and die with football and basketball, life is a little...

Greek or not, follow your own goals in college

Greek or not, follow your own goals in college

Joseph Diebold, Forum Editor

August 26, 2012


Filed under Guide to Greek Life, Orientation Issue

I don’t hate the game. In this space last year, Katherine Driessen, the esteemed former editor in chief of The Daily wrote, “I don’t hate the player, I hate the game.” I expected that to be my experience as well regarding Greek life. I was looking forward to a year of avoiding those houses...

Greeks will accompany your NU experience

Greeks will accompany your NU experience

Matt Hong, Reporter

August 26, 2012


Filed under Guide to Greek Life, Orientation Issue

No one should have to tell you that friendships are important. However, that fact might hit some of you in the face after landing at Northwestern along with thousands of other undergraduates, paired with a roommate you’ve never met, and forced to create connections far from home. I hope every one of...

Finding your own sisterhood

Finding your own sisterhood

Julianna Nunez, Editor in Chief, Summer Daily Northwestern

August 26, 2012


Filed under Guide to Greek Life, Orientation Issue

Joining a sorority will feel like the biggest temptation when you live on campus. Sororities look like a great place to be: nice house (I mean, really, really nice), a new family system in college, special events for just you and your friends and those jazzy t-shirts. I know I contemplated joining a...

Sorority life provides community and support

Sorority life provides community and support

Jenna Zitaner, Reporter

August 26, 2012


Filed under Guide to Greek Life, Orientation Issue

“I never would have thought of myself as a sorority girl, but Greek life at Northwestern is just so different from other schools.” – It’s a sentiment that I’ve heard, and you (if you choose to participate in sorority recruitment), will hear a whole lot as a freshman, and even as a prospective...

How to maintain a happy parent-child relationship

How to maintain a happy parent-child relationship

Julianna Nunez, Editor in Chief, Summer Daily Northwestern

August 26, 2012


Filed under Orientation Issue

College will most likely be your first time living away from your parents for an extended period of time. While you may feel like you are ready to take on the world, and you may very well be, it takes our parents a little longer to realize that. When you first move to college, you may feel like your...

Favorite NU memories… so far

Favorite NU memories… so far

Staff

August 26, 2012


Filed under Orientation Issue

My favorite NU memory so far was the night when what was supposed to be a ten minute study break in the form of a walk around the library turned into an hour and a half of talking on the lifeguard chairs at South Beach with one of my best friends. Maybe this break wasn’t the wisest idea two days before...