Week in Review Jan. 14: Fresh new students, sisters and rappers
    The sisters of Pi Beta Phi wait outside of Leverone Auditorium to welcome their New Members. Photo by Natalie Krebs / North by Northwestern.

    In case you were busy recording your hip-hop debut, here’s a recap of some news you may have missed this week.

    In response, NorthShore Hospital prepares for record number of alcohol-related prospie visits
    Freshman applications to Northwestern rose 11 percent from last year for the Class of 2015, reaching a record 30,529. That number is almost double the 16,000 applications Northwestern received six years ago. We’ve got the whole story right here.

    Not to be outdone, Tim Allen’s son releases polka single
    In what sources are saying may have been a tryout for Dem Pike Boyz, Chet Hanks released “White and Purple,” a Northwestern-themed remix of Wiz Khalifa’s “Black and Yellow.” You can find the video here, plus our guest rappers at The Daily Northwestern have an interview with Chet right here.

    Despite economy, Bid Night helps keep giant letter market afloat another year
    Tuesday night was Bid Night, when Potential New Members became, well, New Members. Sorority girls gathered outside Leverone Hall to welcome their new sisters. Investigations into the number of new friend requests sent out are ongoing, but they may number in the hundreds of thousands. We have a photo slideshow from Bid Night here.

    Researchers still working to cure addiction to Robot Unicorn Attack
    Jelena Radulovic, a Northwestern professor in the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, has discovered drug compounds that can help prevent the development of post-traumatic stress disorder in mice if injected within five hours after initial stress. She says this finding may help those afflicted by PTSD, a mental condition that affects about 8 million Americans. Head over to The Daily for more.

    Others to honor Dr. King by sleeping past noon, playing Call of Duty all day
    There will be no class on Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The university is planning a series of events, including keynote addresses from TV and radio host Tavis Smiley and Interfaith Youth Core founder and executive director Eboo Patel. Northwestern News has the full schedule here.


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