Monica Kim | EDITOR
Julie Beck | SENIOR EDITOR
Nolan Feeney | SENIOR EDITOR
Alessandra Calderin | ASSOCIATE EDITOR
Sean Kane | ASSOCIATE EDITOR
Shaunacy Ferro| ASSISTANT EDITOR
Sarah Adler | CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Sarah Davidson | SENIOR DESIGNER
Gus Wezerek | SENIOR DESIGNER
Katherine Zhu | DESIGNER
John Meguerian | PHOTO DIRECTOR
Justin Barbin | PHOTO ASSISTANT
Nick Sauerberg | DIGITAL EDITOR
Could you be friends with someone who listens to Nickelback? A look inside snobbery at NU.
By Caleb Melby
The Animate Arts program merged art, engineering and technology. But five years after it began, it’s already gone.
By Edwin Rios
SOLVING LIFE’S PUZZLES
Not all learning happens in the lecture hall. Life advice from seven Northwestern professors.
By Alessandra Calderin
Twenty-six percent of history graduate students are teaching outside their department. Why is this case?
By Katherine Zhu
Love and Lattes
A record of romance at the Unicorn Cafe
By Jordyn Wolking
An attempt to find love in lab
By Angad Chadha
A hedgehog will never cancel study plans.
By Jasmyne McDonald
In My Bag
A theater stylist shows off her beauty tricks.
By Emily Ferber
Workout Guide: Chairmaster
Workouts for when you’re lazy — or locked in Kresge
By Jenny McCoy
Lord of the Fries
A salty, greasy taste of Evanston’s hot potatoes
Web extra: Full reviews, including how Burger King and Edzo’s stack up.
By Tom Schroeder
College Drinker: Hot Shots
Who wants to black out? Tonight’s all about color.
By Alison Goldman
Recipe Guide: Chicago Chow Down
Bring the Windy City’s treats to your kitchen.
By Nathalie Rayter
Learn how some of NU’s student leaders plan their weeks.
By Nolan Feeney
How to protect your privacy when the Internet is forever
By Patrick Svitek
Grading the Ratings
The CTEC system should help professors improve, not hurt their feelings.
By Kevin Sullivan
Get to know your master mocha maker.
By Ariana Bacle
Lobby of Love
Catching up with NU alum Janessa Goldbeck on battling genocide
By Lydia Belanger
Language Death Match
An assistant professor’s work pairs numbers and letters in unexpected ways.
By Brian Lange
Facing the Music
For performance majors, getting in is only half the battle.
By Nolan Feeney
PMA Bros Out
Take a trip to Phi Mu Alpha, the frat house in the sorority quads.
By George Elkind
Pop the Evanston Bubble
Off-campus programs let Wildcats fly the coop.
By Heather Devane
Meet your new backpack.
By Lindsey Kratochwill
This student housing project saves energy and space.
By Rose Pastore
Northwestern: a Prehistory
Long before University Hall was built, giant beasts roamed the Rock Quad.
By Matt Connolly
Sip of Tradition
A look at the green tea state of mind
By Alyssa Howard
The audiophile’s guide to aural pleasure
By Laura Rosenfeld
A Dauntless Debut
Reviewing Divergent, 2010 grad Veronica Roth’s upcoming novel
By Julie Beck
Sex and Mouse Ears
Look a little harder into Disney’s magic mirror
By Max Brawer
Making the Switch
The women’s basketball team transfers are biding their time before they hit the court.
By Josh Sim
A recently acquired scrapbook raises more questions than it answers.
By Stanley Kay
Classrooms to Kegstands
One staple, four ways
Photos by John Meguerian and Justin Barbin
We Are All Grape Juice
A writer’s search for personal perfection
By Nick Castele
One man’s experiment in wordless storytelling
By Shaunacy Ferro
Escape from Tech
Can you survive spring break locked in?
By Sean Kane