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Cooking and Recipes: Chicken tortilla soup

Cooking and Recipes: Chicken tortilla soup

Benjamin Kraft, Blogger

April 16, 2014


Filed under Columns & Reviews, Food/Dining, Lifestyle, The Current

Ugh, what's with this cold snap? We had a few days of beautiful weather, and now back to clouds, rain and cold. Luckily, I found a delicious and hearty soup recipe to keep out the chill. With a quick trip to Whole Foods Market or Jewel-Osco and a few pots and pans, it’s easy to make scrumptious meal...

Feminist blogger headlines Sex Week, talks Beyonce

Feminist blogger headlines Sex Week, talks Beyonce

Sarah Rense, Reporter

April 9, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Events, The Current

Northwestern Sex Week is back, and this year, Beyonce made an appearance. Kara Brown, a writer and blogger from New York City, discussed Beyonce and feminism with a small crowd Wednesday evening in Fisk Hall. The presentation, called “Partitions, Patriarchy and Rocket Sex #Beyonce,” was the headlining e...

Makeup Mavericks: Communication freshman Sharon Wei

Makeup Mavericks: Communication freshman Sharon Wei

Elizabeth Santoro, Columnist

April 9, 2014


Filed under Columns & Reviews, Fashion, The Current

Some days it seems like you barely have enough time in your schedule to shower before class, let alone put together the perfect look. But amazingly, Northwestern is filled with students who manage to look flawless — even with five midterms a week and a thousand extracurriculars. Each week, I'll tal...

Pillow Talk: Shaving, waxing and trimming, oh my!

Pillow Talk: Shaving, waxing and trimming, oh my!

Laken Howard, Columnist

April 9, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns & Reviews, The Current

Pubic hair maintenance is more than a chore; it’s an art. With all the hair removal options available — waxing, shaving, even lasering — it can be hard to decide the best choice for you. How (or if) you manscape or ladyscape is completely a matter of personal preference. All that matters is feeling...

Q&A: Caroline Hetzel, co-director of Sex Week

Laken Howard, Columnist

April 9, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Profiles, The Current

Sex Week is a magical time: You can find events about Beyonce, the friend zone and micropenises — or maybe even get free condoms or lube. Check out The Current's chat with co-director Caroline Hetzel to see what it's like behind the scenes of the sexiest week of the year. The Current: What is the goa...

Prepping for Dillo Day: Get to know Chance The Rapper

Prepping for Dillo Day: Get to know Chance The Rapper

Scott Ostrin, Columnist

April 9, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns & Reviews, Dillo Day 2014, Music, Reviews, Songs, The Current

Chance The Rapper is coming to Northwestern for Dillo Day. Congratulations, you are now completely caught up to speed on the performers for NU's annual music festival on May 31. I didn’t personally see the teaser that Mayfest put out, but if you are at all familiar with Chance The Rapper’s m...

Spring Quarter brings not-to-miss theater performances

Zach Barr, Columnist

April 9, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns & Reviews, The Current, Theater

It’s strange how things work out, isn’t it? The Current finally gets a writer to talk about the theater events on campus, and in the first week of publication I have nothing to write about. Other than a few special events, not much went up this weekend. So, I thought I’d use this introduction...

Comparing Northwestern’s three on-campus gyms

Comparing Northwestern’s three on-campus gyms

Chelsea Sherlock, Columnist

April 9, 2014


Filed under Columns & Reviews, Lifestyle, The Current

While trying to survive Chicago’s coldest winter since 1872, it was pretty easy to convince myself that it was a good idea to skip the gym and stay inside with a mug of hot chocolate. However, all those missed workouts have had consequences. Now that the temperatures are back to a range where I can...

Here We Go Again: April 10

Devan Coggan, Current Editor

April 9, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Quotes, The Current

“I am the recipient of a lot of backhanded compliments. … They’re like, ‘It’s so refreshing that Mindy feels comfortable to let herself go and be a fat sea monster!'” — Mindy Kaling on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” “There’s this unbelievable bias and prejudice against quote-unquote...

Street Style Inspiration: Bows and polka dots

Street Style Inspiration: Bows and polka dots

Kendall Siewert, Columnist

April 8, 2014


Filed under Columns & Reviews, Fashion, The Current

WHO: Martina Barrera-Hernandez, Medill freshman WHAT: A white oxford, a navy polka dot skirt, wine-colored tights, brown boots and two golden necklaces WHERE: The sorority quad WHY: When I was younger, I had an entire box of bows. There were favorites, of course — the watermelon and th...

Greek Beat: It’s all Greek to me

Mackenzie Broderick, Columnist

April 7, 2014


Filed under Columns & Reviews, Lifestyle, The Current

Greetings, culture lovers. As The Current continues to evolve to better serve and entertain the filthy masses of Northwestern — that would be you, gentle reader — we’ve added a new column. There is a good chance that you, or someone you know, or someone who knows someone you know, is affiliated...

Cooking and Recipes: Buttermilk pancakes

Benjamin Kraft, Recipe Blogger

April 6, 2014


Filed under Columns & Reviews, Food/Dining, Lifestyle, The Current

Welcome back, hungry college students, to the new quarter — and a third consecutive quarter of dorm food. Who's excited?! Me neither, but that's what I'm here for! My name is Ben and I am majoring in nothing to do with writing or cooking, but I will be posting simple, weekly recipes that aren't too...