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Updated: Homecoming Week ends with parade, pep rally

Updated: Homecoming Week ends with parade, pep rally

Paulina Firozi, Campus Editor

October 26, 2012


Filed under Alumni, Campus, Photo Gallery, Student Groups, Top Stories

Northwestern students, staff and alumni paraded down Sheridan Road on Friday night, gathering at Deering Meadow for a pep rally to celebrate the culmination of Homecoming Week. The parade began at the Henry Crown Sports Pavilion and proceeded to The Arch and eventually Deering. Evanston residen...

Children from Evanston, Chicago enjoy halloween activities at Norris

Children from Evanston, Chicago enjoy halloween activities at Norris

Zachary Elvove, Reporter

October 25, 2012


Filed under Campus, Student Groups, Top Stories

For two and a half hours Thursday, Project Pumpkin transformed the Norris University Center into a halloween festival filled with candy, games and fun for children. Project Pumpkin is sponsored annually by the Northwestern Community Development Corps, a student organization that engages in Northwestern...

Evanston Barnes & Noble one of 63 stores with tampered PIN pad

Evanston Barnes & Noble one of 63 stores with tampered PIN pad

Manuel Rapada, Assistant City Editor

October 24, 2012


Filed under Business, City, National, Top Stories

Evanston’s Barnes & Noble store is one of 63 locations found to have a tampered PIN pad, potentially compromising the credit and debit card information of customers. Although the tampering occurred during the summer, Barnes & Noble notified the public about the “sophisticated criminal...

Booker checks politics at door for on-campus address

Booker checks politics at door for on-campus address

Patrick Svitek, Online Managing Editor

October 24, 2012


Filed under Campus, Daily Decision, Photo Gallery, Student Entertainment, Student Groups, Top Stories

Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker urged Northwestern students Tuesday night to embrace the "conspiracy of love," offering a nonpartisan respite from one of the most politically charged times of the year. "We are here because of the fortitude, fierceness and faith of the people who came before us,...

Northwestern Political Union debates affirmative action in college admissions

Northwestern Political Union debates affirmative action in college admissions

Meghan Morris, Reporter

October 22, 2012


Filed under Campus, Student Groups, Top Stories

As the Supreme Court evaluates the constitutionality of affirmative action, the Northwestern Political Union met Monday night to debate race-based affirmative action policies for college admissions. A student moderator led three student debaters and about 60 audience members for the 90-minute session...

Dance Marathon adds more committee positions after applications spike

Dance Marathon adds more committee positions after applications spike

Stephanie Yang, Reporter

October 21, 2012


Filed under Campus, Student Groups, Top Stories

After receiving a record number of applications, Northwestern’s Dance Marathon committees have restructured to increase efficiency and include as many students as possible. This year, DM committees accepted 336 students, said DM co-chair Matt Larsen. Larsen said the size of the DM committees ha...

Northwestern Homecoming hosts first-ever charity paint fight

Northwestern Homecoming hosts first-ever charity paint fight

Stephanie Haines, Reporter

October 21, 2012


Filed under Campus, Student Groups, Top Stories

Gusts of powdered color exploded in the air as nearly 100 Northwestern students engaged in Northwestern Homecoming's first-ever charity paint fight, The Color ROAR, on Sunday. Primal drums rumbled as the rhythm and dance group Boomshaka counted down for the fight to start on Lakefront Field. The ...

Football: Wildcats bungle late 12-point lead against Cornhuskers

Football: Wildcats bungle late 12-point lead against Cornhuskers

Rohan Nadkarni, Assistant Sports Editor

October 20, 2012


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Sports, Top Sports Stories, Top Stories

Northwestern’s loss to Nebraska was the movie remake nobody wanted. In shockingly similar fashion to their first loss of the season — as well as losses last year to Illinois, Michigan and Penn State — the Wildcats blew a substantial lead Saturday. This time, they fumbled a 12-point cushion in...