So we’ve listed the top 10 celebrity alumni from Northwestern, but there are other ways NU has snuck its way into the entertainment field. Being a lesser known prestigious school seems to be advantageous in the film industry, since writers apparently love dropping our gear or name in their movies. Here are the top 10, with a descriptive blurb in case you hadn’t noticed previously it.
“In the regular world, Halloween is when children dress up in costumes and beg for candy. In Girl World, Halloween is the one night a year when a girl can dress like a total slut and no other girls can say anything about it.”
Chicago might be the hub for United Airlines, but it’s not exactly a common place to find celebrities (not surprising, considering that was the biggest claim to fame we could think of). Even downtown it’s tough to spot anyone famous, but luckily NU runs deep with celebrity alumni. We know Northwestern is great and al, but it only makes it that much better when the rich and famous talk about how awesome it (was and) is. Here’s a line up of the most notable…
So now that we’re almost midway through the quarter, things start to get a little more hectic: your meals left on Block D are slowly diminishing, as is your ability to eat campus food, your bank account is beginning to be wiped out and midterms are about to begin. There is no better time for the upcoming few days: Family Weekend, or more appropriately, Parents Weekend.
"Being at the Old Orchard Mall reminded me of being home in Africa. By the watering hole. When the animals are in heat."
Well, we wouldn’t describe the mall that way, but we’ll take Cady Heron’s word for it.
There’s no doubt that for such a small town, Evanston hosts some of the best food and service for a college campus. Sometimes it’s tough to decide between the numerous options—but don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. It’s time to reveal the best of the best around Northwestern’s campus, and if you haven’t visited these spots, we suggest you do.
It seems that this summer, Evanston and Northwestern decided it was time to finally get their shit together and update some of the really fucking old and run-down places on and off campus. Norris is having a total makeover (if you haven’t already seen it) and there have been some improvements in town that actually have the students excited (sorry Austin’s Tacos…it was fun while it lasted).
The dreadful day has arrived. Though we thought (and hoped and prayed) that Welcome Week could last forever, it’s finally come to an end and the realities of schoolwork are about to begin. The first days of class come with so many things: blank notebooks, new clothes and a desire and promise to actually read every page in the books for Russian Lit (which, of course, will never actually happen). The freshmen begin their first quarter at college-level courses, and the seniors begin their final year of classes at NU.
Everyone on Evanston’s campus has been thinking the same thing the past few days: fucking FINALLY. Being the last school in the entire country to start the school year not only made the end of summer slightly boring but also seemed to be a brutal form of torture by whoever plans the academic year. September 27th...like, are you kidding, NU?
We’re sorry, did you say reading week was created to actually read? Because that’s definitely not how decided to interpret this free week before the end of the quarter.