The Daily Northwestern

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 clas...

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 sch...

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...

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. ...

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 iso...