Remember Mitt Romney, Gangnam Style and that time the world was supposed to end, according to the Mayan calendar? That was the world when many graduating seniors began their undergraduate careers at Northwestern. As they take their last exams, write their last papers and jaywalk across Sheridan Road for the last time, several Wildcats reflect on how much they've changed over the last four years.
Austin and Abby
I feel like I am a lot more comfortable in where I am in terms of figuring out what my life is going to be. I still have no idea what's going to happen in the future but I'm a lot more comfortable with that than I was before. – Austin Dickey (McCormick '16)
I feel kind of like I understand more now that life is a marathon. I don't get upset by the little things as ...
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The Korean American Student Association held their annual variety show celebrating Korean culture Friday. DEAN headlined the show, called Seoulmates, and other acts included Soribeat Pungmuldan, a youth pungmul group performing traditional Korean music. Fusion Dance Company also performed along with NU Taekwondo and Korean music and dances by KASA members and other Northwestern students.
Northwestern community members gathered at the Rock on Thursday afternoon as a part of Yom HaShoah. The date remembers the 11 million Jews, Roma, political prisoners, disabled persons and homosexuals who died during the Holocaust. Rabbi Brandon Bernstein spoke briefly before students, and Evanston residents marched a short path around campus, finishing at the Rock. After two students shared their perspectives on Yom HaShoah, Rabbi Dov Hillel Klein discussed the importance of symbols and remembering tragedies to avoid repeating them. The event closed with a recitation of the Kaddish, a traditional Jewish prayer for the deceased.
Editor's note 5/9: A previous version misattributed a quote by Rabbi Klein to Rabbi Bernstein, and vice versa. NBN regrets this error.
Hip hop duo Rae Sremmurd headlined Ball 2016, co-sponsored by A&O and FMO. Baauer, an EDM artist famous for "Harlem Shake," opened the show Friday night at the Riviera Theatre.
The Northwestern University Office of Sustainability partnered with environmental activist students to create Mt. Trashmore, a literal representation of the amount of waste regularly generated on campus, Friday outside of Lunt Hall. For four hours, members of the Northwestern Office of Sustainability and student volunteers talked to students about environmental issues like recycling and reducing waste.
Frio Gelato, the Evanston gelato shop located at 517 Dempster Street, celebrated its reopening April 15 by inviting local NuTango instructors to demonstrate dance steps in the store. Traditional and alternative tango music filled the shop as customers ordered gelato and watched the dancers. Some were brave enough to test out the tango themselves.
Northwestern’s synchronized skating team The Purple Line hosted an exhibition April 8 at the Niles Ice Arena. Members of the team performed solo and synchronized routines, and the exhibition also featured guest performances by Lucky7 Open Juvenile Team and Chelsea Ridley, a professional skater. This year, The Purple Line also competed in the Open Collegiate Division at Green Bay Synchro, where they won a gold medal.
The Northwestern women's tennis team remains tied for first in the Big Ten standings after playing Purdue and Indiana this weekend. The matches took place at the Combe Tennis Center within the Henry Crown Sports Pavillion.
Northwestern defeated Purdue 7-0 Friday. The doubles point was decided by the No. 3 doubles pair, junior Jillian Rooney and sophomore Erin Larner, after they won an intense tiebreaker.
The 'Cats then won every singles match. Redshirt sophomore Maddie Lipp was the first to win her game after swiftly defeating Krisztina Kapitany 6-3, 6-3. Larner won her game following Lipp. While Larner struggled to beat Nicole Robinson during her first game, she easily won the second game 6-0. The remaining matches were won by Northwestern, with the last game won by sophomore Alex Chatt after defeating Natalia Davila 5-7, 6-3, 6-2.
The Wildcats kept up their winning streak by defeating Indiana 6-1 on Sunday. The doubles ...
Northwestern (11-20, 2-4 B1G) partook in a three-game series with No. 21 Minnesota (24-10, 5-1 B1G) in Evanston over the weekend, dropping two of the three games.
Minnesota opened the series by rolling the ’Cats 16-0 on Friday, out-hitting NU 10-2 en route to the victory. The game was called after five innings due to the run-rule. For the Gophers, Sarah Groenewegen earned her 17th win of the season, striking out six over four shutout innings. Groenewegen also contributed two hits and four runs batted in on the other side of the plate. Northwestern trailed 4-0 entering their half of the first inning due to two Minnesota two-run home runs in the top half. Sabrina Rabin and Krista Williams led the game off for NU with back-to-back singles, which would prove to be Northwestern’s only hits of the game.
The two sides engaged in a doubleheader the following day ...
Northwestern men’s tennis (19-2, 5-0 B1G) continued a successful season with a win against Wisconsin (13-3, 3-2 B1G) on April 1, keeping them tied for first in the Big Ten conference.
The Northwestern baseball team (7-18, 1-2 B1G) beat Chicago State (6-17, 0-3 WAC) 11-5 in their home opener, playing in the newly renovated Rocky and Berenice Miller Park for the first time. The 'Cats will host a three-game series against Michigan starting on Friday.