JubilAsian Promotes APIDA Visibility at Northwestern

JubilAsian Promotes APIDA Visibility at Northwestern

Northwestern has been celebrating Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Heritage Month this May with speaker events, performances, shows, workshops, and more. With the month drawing to a close, APIDA Heritage Month will be going out with a bang with Multicultural Student Affairs’ (MSA) annual JubilAsian celebration on May 25.

“JubilAsian is an event that celebrates visibility of the APIDA community at Northwestern,” Ying Dai, a member of the event’s outreach committee, said. This year’s theme is “To Be Seen,” which focuses on recognizing APIDA students’ impact within the Northwestern community.

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Get the Best of Both Worlds with Chicago Field Studies

Get the Best of Both Worlds with Chicago Field Studies

Graduation season is fast approaching, and seniors aren’t the only ones planning for their future. Many Northwestern students want to begin developing their careers, but balancing academic and professional goals can be difficult. One great way to achieve this is through Chicago Field Studies, a program which allows students to gain academic credit along with meaningful internship experience.

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"This Is Noise": Elder Hosts Award-Winning Radio/Sound Artist

"This Is Noise": Elder Hosts Award-Winning Radio/Sound Artist

The Sound Studies Listening Group’s Spring 2018 session, led by international award-winning radio/sound artist Colin Black, was hosted by Professor Jake Smith (Radio/Television/Film) in his Faculty-in-Residence apartment at Elder Residential Community. Thanks to Smith’s connection to the residential experience, Black was able to truly immerse himself in the Northwestern experience by living in Elder’s guest apartment for a month-long visit.

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Meet Hammered Hamlin!

Meet Hammered Hamlin!

Hi, everyone!!! My name is Hammered Hamlin, and I’m super excited to meet you all! I love reading books, taking long walks on the Lakefill, and telling my friends about my life. One of my absolute favorite things to talk about is — can you keep a secret? —  my crush, Smart Dillo. Something about them is special, you know? They’re so caring and sweet, and whenever I see them around campus, they’re always helping people out. It doesn’t hurt that they’re really cute too.

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Tensile Strength: Six Art Theory and Practice Students Present Their Senior Exhibit

Tensile Strength: Six Art Theory and Practice Students Present Their Senior Exhibit

Six graduating Art Theory and Practice students will present their senior exhibit, Tensile Strength. Each of their practices are vastly different from one another, but together they explore important themes like trauma, solitude, nostalgia, and femininity. The Tensile Strength opening reception will be May 18 from 4–6 p.m. in the Dittmar Gallery. The exhibit will show through June 15.

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Pinoy Show 2018: A Night of Politics, Culture, and Game of Thrones

Pinoy Show 2018: A Night of Politics, Culture, and Game of Thrones

The Pinoy Show, hosted by Kaibigan, the Philippine Student Association, returns on May 19 with a theme that’s both popular and intentional. “GoT - A Song of Kai and Fire” will feature dances, skits, and a general Game of Thrones-like storyline that reflects the history of revolutionary Filipina women, as well as the current situation in the Philippines.

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Meet Dehydrated Davis!

Meet Dehydrated Davis!

Hey whassup, my name is Dehydrated Davis! I like Northwestern a lot: for the academics, the sports, and the friends -- but especially for the lit parties. If you don’t know me, you probably haven’t been to many parties, because I’m at all of them and I liven things up at every single one. Show me the heaviest drinker you know, and I’ll show you someone who can outlast them by at least five shots: me (duh).

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KASA Show 2018: Produce KASA

KASA Show 2018: Produce KASA

While the Korean American Student Association organizes a range of programming and events throughout the year, its biggest annual event is KASA Show: a cultural celebration showcasing internal student acts and external celebrity headliners. Outgoing internal president Kireem Nam describes it as the “most ambitious event that we put on each year, an unapologetic and proud celebration of our cultural roots.” This year, the organization sold out Ryan Auditorium for a spinoff of Korean reality competition “Produce 101.”

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Project NU: For Us, By Us, About Us

Project NU: For Us, By Us, About Us

Project NU’s Where the Water Meets the Rocks is the only play on campus made for, by, and about Northwestern students. The production sponsored by Spectrum Theater, will be happening on May 17, 18, and 19 at Shanley Pavilion. Shane Eichstaedt, the director of the play, conveyed the reasons why we should take time off of our busy agendas to come watch this production.

“We are hoping that we tell your stories,” she said. “I can almost guarantee that there is a moment of honest-to-God truth for every student here, in this play, and I don’t know what it is for everyone, but people should come see it because it’s true, and it’s real, and it’s now, and it’s us… and it’s free”   

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Students From Across Residential Colleges Explore Race (and the Blues) in Chicago

Students From Across Residential Colleges Explore Race (and the Blues) in Chicago

Northwestern students often hear upperclassmen share how their biggest regret was not taking advantage of the big city next door, but the University is constantly working to close the gap between Evanston and Chicago.

On a recent Saturday afternoon, students and faculty from across the residential colleges boarded a charter bus for a trip to the Chicago History Museum. There, they immersed themselves in the temporary exhibitions of Race: Are We So Different? and the newly opened Amplified: Chicago Blues.

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Meet Fallin' Foster!

Meet Fallin' Foster!

Hi, I’m Fallin’ Foster! Maybe you’ve seen me around campus sometime over the last two years. Usually, life at Northwestern is pretty good. But sometimes, while scrolling through my Instagram feed and seeing all of my high school friends posting wild pics from parties at their own schools, I start to worry, Do my old friends think I’m just a boring nerd who spends all their time studying in Main?

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Waa-Mu Show Gives Students a One-of-a-Kind Experience

Waa-Mu Show Gives Students a One-of-a-Kind Experience

Every year, the Waa-Mu Show, one of Northwestern’s oldest traditions, gives students the opportunity to learn about writing for musical theatre through hands-on experience. By the time the process is complete, over 150 students will have been involved in the creation of this entirely student written show, whether by joining the cast, the writing team, or the executive board.

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Commemoration Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Bursar's Office Takeover

Commemoration Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Bursar's Office Takeover

Fifty years ago, Northwestern was forever changed. In an effort to diversify Northwestern’s historically white campus, admissions had begun to recruit more Black students. Instead of the less than 50 Black students enrolled in 1966, Black student enrollment was up to 160 in 1968. Despite this small victory, Black students on campus were still treated unfairly. They faced racial violence and discrimination, and they knew they weren’t receiving the resources and support from the University that they could be.

After months of one-on-one meetings with administrators, Black students saw very little change in their conditions on campus. They knew it was time to do something bigger. 

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We Tried CAPS Drop-In Meditation, and Here's What We Thought

We Tried CAPS Drop-In Meditation, and Here's What We Thought

Classes, relationships, extracurriculars… there’s no end to the stress Northwestern students face in their daily lives. Don’t we all wish we had time to sit back and relax? Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offers Drop-In Meditation Groups for exactly that purpose. We at Student Affairs Marketing decided to experience it for ourselves by attending one of these sessions.

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The Rocket Scientist Next Door

The Rocket Scientist Next Door

The end of the quarter is especially busy for everyone living on campus. Tali is no exception. He’s going to his last class meetings, preparing for final exams, and doing some independent research. He is even working on his big summer plans for a rocket launch. You see, Tali isn’t an undergraduate student. He is a tenured professor who has chosen to live on campus. Even in the most hectic stretch of the academic term, he still makes time to hang out with students, several of whom he recently hosted for dinner before going to see an opera with them.

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Let’s Talk About It: Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Let’s Talk About It: Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Sexual misconduct is an intrusive problem in the American society that occurs too often and with serious implications. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), and Northwestern University, together with non-profit organizations and student groups, has created a series of initiatives to open dialogues about widespread sexual violence and how it impacts every person in this community.

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