Black Students Celebrate and Reflect at JOY

Black Students Celebrate and Reflect at JOY

The Journey of Our Years, Northwestern’s congratulatory for Black undergraduates, will allow students to reflect on their journey at NU while celebrating their achievements. Hosted by Multicultural Student Affairs, the event emphasizes the Black student experience and will occur on June 21.

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With “Hello, Dolly!” the Dolphin Show Returns to Musical Theatre’s Golden Age

With “Hello, Dolly!” the Dolphin Show Returns to Musical Theatre’s Golden Age

For its 77th year, the Dolphin Show has announced a production of Hello, Dolly! The 1964 musical, with a book by Michael Stewart and music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, marks a return to 1950s-1960s “Golden Age” of musical theatre after previous productions of Ragtime in 2018 and Little Shop of Horrors in 2017 showcased more contemporary musicals.

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Gratitude is Good for You

Gratitude is Good for You

In anticipation of Memorial Day, the main lounge of Allison Residential Community transformed into a writing center for residents to come in, take a break, eat falafel, catch up with their neighbors, and practice gratefulness by thanking veterans for their service. Students could unwind, share some laughs, and—without necessarily knowing it—improve their own well-being by decorating cards with a wide array of markers alongside Rifka Cook, the Faculty-in-Residence at Allison Residential Community, and Kathryn Melendez, Residence Director for the South Area.

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Annual NCA Grant Program Awards Record Number of Students

Annual NCA Grant Program Awards Record Number of Students

More than 460 undergraduate students were awarded grants to pursue unpaid internships in their career field of interest as part of Northwestern Career Advancement’s Summer Internship Grant Program (SIGP). This year’s recipients represent the 12th—and largest—SIGP class since the program’s founding in 2007, when only 10 grants were awarded.


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Latinx Congratulatory Celebrates Graduates' Achievements in Inclusive and Welcoming Space

Latinx Congratulatory Celebrates Graduates' Achievements in Inclusive and Welcoming Space

With graduation just around the corner, Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA) have been planning special congratulatories for Northwestern undergraduate students of color. The Latinx congratulatory on June 21 will celebrate the accomplishments of Hispanic/Latinx students and cater to their unique cultural background.

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Lavender Graduation Provides Personal Celebration for LGBTQ Students

Lavender Graduation Provides Personal Celebration for LGBTQ Students

As the academic year comes to a close, seniors look forward to graduation, a chance to celebrate the accomplishments of their undergraduate career and the person they’ve become. But for some students, developing their identity was closely connected to exploring their sexuality. These students may choose to participate in Lavender Graduation, a special ceremony for Northwestern graduates who identify as LGBTQ and their allies.

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A Comprehensive Guide to Free Food During Finals Week

A Comprehensive Guide to Free Food During Finals Week

I think we can all agree on the universal truth that exams are The Worst. The good news is that only one more round of exams stands between you and summer break. You can do this!

If you’re feeling a bit low on motivation to get through your final finals, don’t sweat it. Norris has your back with a week of stress-reducing Exam Relief activities.

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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 Spectrum Theater production will show on May 17, 18, and 19 at Shanley Pavilion.

“We are hoping that we tell your stories,” director Shane Eichstaedt said. “I can almost guarantee that there is a moment of honest-to-God truth for every student here, in this play. 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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