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More than 60 million Americans tuned in for the presidential debate Wednesday night, and 80 of those viewers gathered in the Communications Residential College for a watch party and discussion, cupcakes in hand. After the debate between President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, former School of Communication Dean David Zarefsky offered his analysis led a talk with the CRC residents. He is teaching a CRC tutorial this quarter called “Tracking the Presidential Election: Politics, Rhetoric and Media.” “What I hoped for in the discussion is for all of the students to realize your ideas are as good as the talking heads and pundits,” Zarefsky said later. Roger Boye, the CRC master, said he was encouraged by the high turnout. Students sat on the floor and some stood when chairs ran out during the 90-minute debate. “There is evidence that young people don’t vote, that they’re not as engaged,” Boye said. “To see that kind of interest was very heartening and reassuring for the future of the political process.” Communication sophomore Christopher Romero, a CRC resident who is taking Zarefsky’s tutorial, said he thought there was not a clear winner
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DEBATE DISCUSSION Students gather for a debate “watch party” at Communications Residential College on Wednesday. The group of about 80 students enjoyed politically themed cupcakes while watching President Barack Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney spar in their first debate of the season.
of the debate. In the class, he said he learned more about the historical context of debates, which have not always been a staple of elections. “There were important social issues that weren’t addressed, such as women’s rights, abortion and gay marriage,” he said.
Zarefsky emphasized during the discussion that debates do not necessarily sway voters’ opinions, and that it may be impossible — or perhaps unimportant — to determine a winner. He asked the group to consider how the debate format affects the candidates’ responses, tone and body language.
“This is getting beyond a superficial look at the debate,” Zarefsky told The Daily after the event. “We thought about what the candidates discussed, where their positions clashed and where they don’t.” » See debate, page 6
YOU receives grant for outreach program Government awards $500,000 to youth nonprofit group By Jia You
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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded Evanston nonprofit Youth Organizations Umbrella a $500,000 grant that will fund a street outreach program in the city. YOU Executive Director Seth Green announced the news with Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) at a community anti-violence rally Monday night. The department will award $166,500 to YOU annually in the next three years to fund youth outreach
programs, especially those targeting the 18-26 age group, Schakowsky told The Daily on Wednesday. “It appears that there is a large gap between the services available for atrisk teens and getting them into those programs,” Schakowsky said in an email. “Many programs end at age 18, leaving very vulnerable young people without the opportunities and support they need at a critical point in their lives. This grant will fill the gap.” As the lead organization on the application, YOU will share the grant with the the city, Youth Job Center and YWCA Evanston/Northshore to create a coordinated street outreach program that connects at-risk youth with existing educational and employment programs, Green said. “Evanston is a place where we have a rich amount resources,” High-Resolution PDF -of PRINT READY Green said. “The challenge is youth
... There is a large gap between the services available for at-risk teens and getting them into those programs. Jan Schakowsky, U.S. Representative (D-Ill.)
don’t know how to navigate through them.” To accomplish this goal, the city will use the grant to hire a part-time street outreach worker who can help disconnected youth find employment, housing and other social services, said Kevin Brown, director of Evanston’s Youth and Young Adult Division. The city currently employs a full-time street outreach butPM Output On: October 02, worker, 2012 1:37 this single staff member cannot meet
the demand of all Evanston youth, Brown said. “The outreach workers are necessary to reach a particular demographic group, the 18-to-26-yearolds,” he said. “These are young adults who are disengaged, and many are unemployed and not fully engaged in opportunities that will help them be better developed citizens.” The grant will also allow the city to expand its youth engagement initiatives, such as the Building Career Pathways to Sustainable Employment program. Brown said the grant will also provide homeless and runaway youth with mentorship, education and employment opportunities. Green said he envisions more Evanston youth will have jobs by the end of the three years. » See GRANT, page 6
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J.A. Adande will be the grand marshal for Northwestern’s 2012 Homecoming Parade at the end of the month. Adande (BSJ ‘92), a sports columnist who covers professional basketball for ESPN, will also speak during the parade, which is scheduled for Oct. 26. He said receiving this opportunity from a school with so many notable alumni is a “great honor.” Adande, whose birthday is the day before the parade, also said he is excited to be going back at NU and catching up with old friends. “I’m looking forward to everything,” he said. “Seeing the changes on campus, seeing the enthusiasm on campus, there’s so much more school spirit now than there was when I was there, and to be able to be a part of that.” Emily Lane, co-chair of the 2012 Homecoming executive board, said her committees, with the help of the Northwestern Alumni Association, looks for grand marshal candidates who “exemplify the Northwestern spirit and continuing partnership with the University.” Lane, a Communication junior, said Homecoming officials also discuss potential alumni based on who is having a reunion that year. Adande is celebrating his 20 year reunion. Adande said the atmosphere around campus, both in general and surrounding football, was less enthusiastic when he was an undergraduate student. “The game wasn’t that big of a deal; maybe I went to the parade,” he said.
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Evanston/Skokie District 65 elementary school students skipped the bus in favor of walking on Wednesday as part of International Walk to School Day. Every D65 elementary school was registered to participate, said Pat Markham, the districtâ€™s communications director. International Walk to School Day, which began in 1997, has evolved into a yearlong awareness of the safest routes to school, according to the eventâ€™s website. In addition to encouraging safety, the effort aims to promote physical fitness in children and their parents and to create a cleaner environment by reducing carbon dioxide emissions and reducing traffic and by fostering neighborhood connections. â€œIt has value as a green event and as a lifestyle event,â€? said Beth Perez, co-president of the Washington Elementary School Parent Teacher Association. â€œBut for me, the community aspect is most important.â€? In June, Evanston officials formed the Pedestrian Safety Committee, composed of city engineers, traffic consultants, Evanston Police officials and members of Northwesternâ€™s Traffic Safety Institute.
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A 42-year-old Evanston resident reported that his house was broken into sometime between 5 a.m. and 4:40 p.m. Tuesday, Evanston Police spokesman Cmdr. Jay Parrott said. When he returned home, the man discovered that his house had been accessed through the locked back door adjacent to the kitchen, he said. The residentâ€™s house is located in the 1400
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The committee held a workshop in July to present its suggestions for Evanston. The group sent police and firefighters to distribute stickers to kids walking or biking to their first day of school in September. Perez said International Walk to School Day serves as a reminder of how regularly the streets are used, which [Walk encourages Evanston to School Day] residents to keep them brings us all safe. Despite the overcast and rainy weather out into our Wednesday morning, neighborhoods, Perez said her many in her neighborhood which is nice. participated. â€œIt brings us all out Beth Perez, into our neighborco-president of hoods, which is nice,â€? PTA at Washington she said. Elementary School Current data for the number of students taking the school bus isnâ€™t available, but more than 3,100 students out of about the 7,000 D65 elementary school students were eligible to ride the bus last year, Markham said. Prior to International Walk to School Day, buses received special requests from schools to stop a few blocks from school entrances to
encourage kids to walk the rest of the way, said Kelly Hudsons, Markhamâ€™s assistant. Markham said Walker Elementary School, 3601 Church St., encourages all students to meet at the tennis courts in a nearby park before the bell and then walk to class together. Beth Tucker, co-president of the Lincolnwood Elementary School PTA, said last year marked the first time the school participated. She said parents brought their kids to a park near the school before school to walk together. Students did the same thing this year, Tucker added. Liz Krupkin, a former co-president of the Lincolnwood PTA, said her children participated last year but unfortunately could not this year due to a before-school program. â€œBut every day my older kid walks to school, and I walk my two younger kids to school,â€? she said. As part of the event, students can also walk or bike during school breaks or periods such as recess. Markham pointed out that students at Park School, 828 Main St., do just that on most other days of the year. â€œLast year, after the bell rang, kids went outside to walk or use their mobility devices, like wheelchairs,â€? she said. email@example.com
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block of Noyes Street. Items taken include a laptop valued roughly at $1,500, a bike and $200 in cash, Parrott said.
iPhone also kept inside the locker, however, remained untouched. LA Fitness, 1618 Sherman Ave., has been experiencing excessive theft recently, Parrott said, and EPD has been â€œgetting up to combatâ€? with this situation and working with the fitness studio to reduce thefts. The studio has implemented changes, but they do not seem to have had large effects on the problem, Parrott added.
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Fitzgerald teaches freshmen traditions NU freshmen learn lessons from the football players during Wildside 101 event By LUCY FILIPAC
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Coach Pat Fitzgerald and three of the football team’s top players chatted with about 40 students Wednesday night at Wildside 101, responding to questions ranging from Wildcat traditions to how to boost enthusiasm for the team. Fitzgerald, along with quarterback Kain Colter, offensive lineman Brian Mulroe and placekicker Jeff Budzien, spoke with students for an hour This in Ryan Auditorium. Describing the “Walk is the tightest with Us” event (where team I’ve ever students are invited to been on, and welcome the team on the field prior to a home if we keep game), the jingling of working hard, keys at kick-off and the playing of “Hands Up the sky’s the in the Air” in the fourth limit. quarter, Fitzgerald began Pat Fitzgerald, by recounting some highfootball coach lights of NU football. “We’re here to win, there’s a lot of juice going on, a lot of passion,” Fitzgerald said. Now ranked No. 24 in the Associated Press poll, NU football has launched a successful 2012 season with a 5-0 record. Fitzgerald, referring to Saturday’s game against Indiana, praised Colter’s touchdown and pointed out Patrick Ward’s defensive help that allowed Colter to score. Repeatedly, Fitzgerald stressed that the football program was “going to keep fighting” and was able to “rise to the challenge.” Colter recounted his own challenge of balancing of his academic responsibilities as a pre-med
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ON THE WILDSIDE Speakers at Wildside 101 included, from left, senior offensive lineman Brian Mulroe, junior quarterback Kain Colter, junior kicker Jeff Budzien and Coach Pat Fitzgerald.
student with his athletic ones as a football player. “The time demands are extreme, and it can be tough,” he said. “Time management is important.” Mulroe and Budzien lightened the mood by discussing the team’s best dancer, right tackle Chuck Porcelli, and some of their pre- and postgame routines. Budzien described how he is usually calm before a kick and compared his focus to an image of a “monkey with cymbals,” as the audience laughed. Students asked Fitzgerald and the players for their thoughts on how the team would fare for the rest of the season. “This is the tightest team I’ve ever been on, and if we keep working hard, the sky’s the limit,” Mulroe said. Fitzgerald emphasized that the team has to continue to “focus inward” and not “get distracted by outside noise.”
The event drew a much smaller audience than last year’s Wildside, said Weinberg sophomore Brandon Bock, who attended last year. Only the first three rows of the auditorium were filled. Still, Bock said, “the football team is off to a good start, and I’m excited to hear some details about the program for the rest of the season.” Gram Bowsher, a SESP sophomore on Wildside’s executive board, said the main goal of Wildside 101 was to inspire excitement and “provide students with an opportunity to interact with and show support for the team.” At the end of the event, Fitzgerald thanked the small crowd that came out. “We play for you,” he said. “Student support is special.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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Guest Column: Emily Davidson
Consider good when judging Rabbi Consider the freshmen. Just as we have all been infants, we have all been freshmen. In a way, it is reasonable to equate our newest of students with our newest of humans, given that both cohorts don’t know where they are at any given moment, need to be fed and looked after, and shouldn’t be allowed to play in the street or enter Bobb. The logical choice to keep the Wildkittens on the straight and narrow is to fill their first college days with graphic sexual assault Essential NUs and other wholesome things. The administration wants to teach them to protect themselves and their friends, to make smart decisions, as Burgie loves to tell us. The freshmen aren’t dumb, though. Or actual babies (or actual kittens, for that matter). But they are vulnerable and sometimes sad and overwhelmed and scared and seemingly perpetually lost. And given recent tragic and unsettling events like the loss of our friend and classmate Harsha Maddula, the freshmen need as many open arms, understanding places to talk, and comforting words from their peers and elders as they can get. Why not give them a safe place to land? Why not give them a place where they can sit around a big warm table with upperclassmen every week and talk for hours? Why not give them a place that sponsors a lasting sense of community? Why not give them something actually wholesome to divert them from the herd mentality of their naive fellow Wildkittens slinking up to the frat
quad every weekend? NU’s Chabad House was my safe place to land. Chabad’s doors were some of the first I walked through my freshman year, and I’ve been back almost every week since. There was always Rabbi Dov Hillel Klein’s smiling face welcoming me in. There was always that group of people that I came to know very well throughout the years, people I now count as some of my closest friends. And there was always hot homemade soup. Oh, the poems I could write to that soup! I was particularly gobsmacked (yes, gobsmacked) to hear allegations that Rabbi was somehow endangering students. I was even more shocked to hear that it was because of Chabad’s alcohol policy. I can understand that someone might hear the words “liquor” and “freshmen” together and start swooning from the horror of it all — because the freshmen and other minors never find or drink alcohol even a little bit sometimes in the history of the universe ever, and especially not at Northwestern. But the swooners need to realize that combo is only dangerous in certain atmospheres. Chabad is not a let’s-get-schwasted environment. It’s not a date rape scene. It’s not a place where people stumble over the prone bodies of blackedout students and pools of vomit. Not even close. Never in recent memory. I can speak as someone who has gone to almost every event and activity of any description for the last four years. As a parent or University official, I would rather have my kid have one small cup of Manischewitz or a single half-shot of JD
over the course of an entire dinner — sometimes going late into the night — than go to a frat party on a Friday night. I’m not going to jump on the frat-bash train, but I know what goes bump in the night on North Campus. I lived there all three of my wonderful years here. I lived in a first-floor room next to the porch of a certain fraternity that urged its blackout drunk partygoers to puke over the side of their stoop (conveniently located three feet from my window) so that they wouldn’t ruin the frat’s carpet. This happened frequently, and that’s dangerous and gross, if you hadn’t noticed. Never in my four years on Chabad’s student exec board, during my time as a Sinai Scholars coordinator at Chabad, during my Rabbi Klein-led Birthright trip to Israel, or on innumerable Shabbats and holidays have I felt like Rabbi was a danger to students or anything but a rock in the craziness of so many college students’ lives. He’s a positive role model who has so immeasurably helped so many students that I cannot comprehend a Northwestern without him. There was always Chabad. There was always Rabbi. There was always soup. And I hope the University decides to re-affiliate with Chabad and with Rabbi to ensure that these remain on campus for years to come. Emily Davidson is a Weinberg senior and a Tannenbaum Chabad Executive Board Member. She can be reached at email@example.com. edu. If you would like to respond publicly to this column, email a Letter to the Editor to forum@ dailynorthwestern.com.
R.I.P. CAESAR: You won’t be missed CONNOR REGAN
Gretchen Wieners said it best. “Why should Caesar get to stomp around like a giant while the rest of us try not to get smushed under his big feet? What’s so great about Caesar, huh? And when did it become OK for one person to be the boss of everybody, huh? Because that’s not what Rome is about! We should totally just STAB CAESAR!” (As I write this, it’s Oct. 3). While Northwestern University Information Technology hasn’t exactly made the decision to “totally stab CAESAR,” it has finally, after approximately a million years, decided to give him a few much needed improvements. NUIT announced Tuesday that CAESAR’s Student Center, the main screen from which all of the
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site’s functions originate, will be upgraded this month to an easier, more logical format. Thank God. Even as a freshman, I’ve already had to suffer CAESAR’s wrath on multiple occasions. As if registering for classes for the first time ever as a college student wasn’t stressful enough, CAESAR had to take the stress level just a bit further by having a homepage as dumb as Karen herself. From simple tasks such as registering for classes to updating emergency contact information, CAESAR promises to be an adventure every time. Want to use the back button? Not on CAESAR. Want to navigate from page to page with ease? Not on CAESAR. Want to use Google Chrome? Not on CAESAR. Functionality and ease of use are not his strong points. Fortunately, all dictators eventually fall. Although NUIT hasn’t announced a complete overhaul of our online student management software, I’m very thankful for the progress
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that’s being made. Plus, Ann Dronen, director of student enterprise systems at NU, notes that solutions to other student concerns are being sought out. (At this point I’d like to offer Dronen a friendly word of advice: The back button in our web browsers is older than some NU students. It’s time for a Web portal that doesn’t self-destruct every time we try to go back). But for now, thank you, NUIT. Your — not exactly timely, but, hey, never too late — response to student concern is greatly appreciated. Meanwhile, Oct. 20 can’t come soon enough. Until then, I’ll be compiling a burn book of student complaints about everyone’s least favorite website. Rest in peace, CAESAR. You won’t be missed in the slightest. Connor Regan is a SESP freshman. He can be reached at email@example.com. If you would like to respond publicly to this column, email a Letter to the Editor to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Administration should abandon new forgotten key policy for dorms Dear Editor: Is it just me, or does the NU administration think we’re made of money? When I read about the new policy stating that dorm residents will be charged $200 if they lock themselves out of their rooms three times, I was stunned. When I was living on campus, $200 was usually as much as I ever had in my bank account, and my family is comfortably middle-class. What about those who are not? I get that it’s annoying for CAs to have to let residents into their rooms. I get that because I’ve been a CA, and I had to do lockouts almost every day. But I’ve also been a dorm resident, and I know that it can be difficult to negotiate things like this with roommates. It can be difficult to remember to grab your keys as you stumble to the bathroom at 8 a.m. because your roommate might leave and lock the door. It’s especially difficult given that many dorms have doors that lock automatically, which just isn’t something people are used to. I can’t even count the number of times I stepped out of my room to empty a trash can or borrow a stapler from a friend and realized that I’d let the door shut behind me and left my keys in it. Furthermore, this policy will probably encourage residents not to lock their doors at all. After all, with the exception of laptops, which students often take to class anyway, most of the things that could be stolen from our rooms cost less than this ridiculous $200 fee. It will also make students more likely to miss classes while waiting for roommates to return and let them into their rooms. It’s telling that, according to The Daily’s article about the new policy, “multiple representatives from University Residential Life could repeatedly not be reached, and multiple area coordinators declined to comment on the change.” If you’re going require people to pay $200 fees for the crime of accidentally leaving their keys in their rooms, we deserve an explanation. Should residents avoid locking themselves out? Yes. Is learning how to avoid locking yourself out probably an important life skill to acquire? Sure. But to many of us, $200 is simply an exorbitant amount of money, and this policy will add yet more unnecessary stress to students’ lives when they may already be struggling to adjust to the demands of college. They deserve a warm and caring welcome, not an extortionary fine intended to punish them for making a mistake. Editor’s note: Miriam Mogilevsky is a former Daily columnist. Miriam Mogilevsky, WCAS Senior
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Off-season adventurers Three students who made the most of their time away from Northwestern
With classes finally starting, the question, “What did you do this summer?” is beginning to fade away. Over the din of conversations in any party or Norris, you probably hear the same things: an internship here, a study abroad experience there, a summer job at camp-something-or-the-other. However, your ears might perk up if someone said they worked at the London Olympics, spent the summer in South Africa or rubbed elbows with the folks at HBO. That’s exactly what students Ali Dillon, Adarsh Shah and Max Saines did with their roughly three-and-a-half months away from campus.
The rise of Lemon King
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Going to the games Communication senior Ali Dillon was closer to the Olympic action in London than any of us could get with our HDTVs, courtesy of her internship with Visa. As one of four interns, her primary responsibility was to host VIP clients, getting them to and from events, arranging transportation and attending the Games and board meetings. “It was an exhausting experience, but definitely worth it,” Dillon said. Dillon’s internship allowed her to interact with Olympians, London college students, international students serving as translators and Visa representatives. The passion was palpable because everyone was united for one
thing, the one event that brings the world together, she said. Dillon admitted the highlight of her summer was sitting fourth row at a Roger Federer match. She recalled getting chills from just being there and hearing the crowd chant his name. It’s the one experience she’d definitely relive again. “My memories really come down to the feelings that you had while you’re there,” Dillon said. “When the fireworks go off, when someone wins a gold medal and when you hear the national anthem of the United States. Those are the things that really stick out to me and that I’ll always remember.”
Summer with the stars
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From super fan to a member of the team, senior Max Saines took his passion for HBO shows and turned it into the summer internship of a lifetime. This summer, the Communication student went to work in HBO’s Creative Services department in New York. In this role, he handled it all, from commercials for upcoming shows to 20-minute specials on boxers, and even red carpet premieres for Comic-Con. And those were just his day-today responsibilities. As an intern, Saines also attended several special
events, including the Middleweight Boxing Championship. This behind-the-scenes look gave Saines a view of what the athletes are really like when the cameras stop rolling. “I got to see the two boxers,” Saines said. “They always like sort of trash talk with each other in the public sphere and it was really cool because the second the pictures were done being taken … they were really friendly with each other … sort of pumping each other up.” The TV buff said he was drawn to the internship based on the quality of HBO’s programing.
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Between Wildcat Welcome and the first week of classes, I regretfully have not had time to go into Chicago since arriving on campus. I’ve been to the city more times than I can count (my father not-so-secretly wants to live here instead of Bloomington, Minn.), but I’ve always figured my first time there as a full-fledged college student would be vaguely meaningful. Wonderfully enough, that will be Oct. 8, my first time seeing indie band
Army Navy live. Army Navy is a Los Angeles-based indie-rock band featuring Justin Kennedy, Grant Lovelace, Douglas Randall and Louie Schultz. The group released its self-titled first album in 2008 to rave reviews. Each song on the album is fantastic; I have spent hours singing along to the infectiously fun record. All the songs are musically complex and downright beautiful. This is surf-influenced, jangly, power
pop that cuts straight to your heart — and also your feet (for dancing). I can’t claim to understand the meaning behind any of the band’s song lyrics. Even the songs I can sing by heart (“Dark as Days,” “My Thin Sides,” “Saints” and “Snakes of Hawaii”) still befuddle me conceptually. Yet the enigmatic lyrics contain no artifice; they truly sound like poems worthy of a thorough explication. For example, take the chorus to the upbeat
Most people have heard the phrase “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade,” and have at some point distorted the expression to take on a personal sentiment. However, when Communication sophomore Adarsh Shah went to South Africa this summer, he did just that. He made lemonade. Tucked away in northeastern South Africa lies the small village of Newington. Northwestern University’s Global Engagement Studies Institute teamed up with Think Impact, a global developmental company that promotes sustainability in Africa. This summer, Shah joined GESI to work in Newington for two months. The core purpose, Shah said, was to work with villagers to institute a community development project. The group, dubbed Lemon King, aimed to create jobs and stimulate cash flow in the village.
“The reason I applied was because I’m like a diehard fan; I pretty much watched all of their shows and they’re pretty much consistently my favorite shows. I feel like all of their series finales have almost been perfect,” Saines said. After working all summer at the network, Saines remains a huge fan and can add even more to the list of things he loves about HBO, “(The) network’s awesome, people were awesome, shows are awesome.” — Allison Lasher
“Dark as Days”: “But I won’t ever believe it till I melt inside/I won’t ever be free until I let you die/Yeah, I never believed in the power/It slips away/I always needed a plan to dislocate.” The band combines two of my great loves: interesting music without an ounce of superficiality, and the alternative comedy world. I first heard Army Navy when it did a guest appearance on Randy and Jason Sklar’s comedy/sports/indie-rock podcast “Sklarbro Country.” The video for the band’s first single, “My Thin Sides,” stars Paul Scheer (“The League,” “Human Giant,” “NTSF: SD: SUV::”); its newest video, “World’s End,” premiered on Aug.
WHAT TO DO THIS WEEKEND On campus What: Laser Tag After Dark When: Friday 10 p.m. – 1 a.m. Where: The fire pit at the Lakefill Cost: Free Head down to the Lakefill on Friday night for a cookout, glow in the dark laser tag and other games during this NU Nights event. In case of rain, the event will be moved to Norris University Center.
What: EPL After Hours: “Snow White and the Huntsman” When: Friday 6 – 8:15 p.m. Where: Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave. Cost: Free The Evanston Public Library will offer a free screening of “Snow White and the Huntsman” in the Community Meeting Room of the library on Friday night.
What: Bank of America Chicago Marathon When: Sunday 7:30 a.m. Where: Grant Park, 337 E. Randolph St. Cost: Free Brave the crowds to watch runners from across the globe tackle the 26.2 mile run Sunday morning. — Annie Bruce
This is easier said than done. After two tenuous weeks, Shah and his colleagues were starting to feel defeated. Intense debate ensued on how to best help the community, but the team finally thought of an initiative: lemons. As Newington’s mild climate allows for an 8-month-long lemon season, there is never a shortage of the sour fruit. The farmers supplied free lemons in exchange for a portion of the produced lemonade. The result was a constitution and business plan, which employed four villagers who did not previously have jobs. The agreement also allocated 15 percent of profits to further expansion and established a plan to build a community garden to feed the poor. Two months later, and the business is looking to broaden into other fruit products. It turns out that life you giving lemons may not always be such a bad thing. — Anna Heinrich
I’m like a diehard fan; I pretty much watched all of their shows and they’re pretty much consistently my favorite shows. I feel like all of their series finales have almost been perfect. Max Saines, Communication senior, on interning at HBO this summer
28 and stars Martin Starr (“Freaks and Geeks,” “Party Down”) as the rude host of a ‘60s talk show with the band as a musical guest. I have no doubt that soon, Army Navy’s concerts will be in massive packed clubs. The band members are all extremely talented and are rising fast. When that time comes, I will be ecstatic for them. But for now, I’ll be happy to see one of my favorite bands live for a mere $15. Bottom Lounge: here I come.
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Q & A with NU alumnus and “Pitch Perfect” director Jason Moore
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There’s singing, there’s dancing, there are beat boxing college students. No, we’re not at another Northwestern a cappella show: We’re talking about the new film “Pitch Perfect.” Communication alumnus (‘93) Jason Moore is the star behind the scenes of the movie, which he describes as “a comedy with music, not a musical with comedy.” Although “Pitch Perfect” is his feature film directorial debut, Moore has directed everything from “Avenue Q” on Broadway to episodes of “Dawson’s Creek.” Moore took time out of his busy schedule to speak with The Current about transitioning from theater to film directing and his own college experience as a Wildcat. Excerpts:
The Current: What were some
Seth MacFarlane will host the Academy Awards this year, the Oscars producers announced this week. Best known for the show “Family Guy,” MacFarlane also starred in the popular summer comedy “Ted.” The Daily and Current staffers respond to the news: “‘Ted’ sucked; hoping Seth won’t.” — Sydney Zink “Seth was an awesome choice.” — Jennifer Ball “AND he landed Emilia Clarke?” — Christian Gossin Wilson “You think he might sing?” — Sam Freedman “Please, no more trite showtunes!” — Tanner Maxwell “Are Khaleesi/dragon babies invited?” — Michele Corriston “Giggity giggity giggity giggity giggity.” — Will Podlewski “Loins are tingling with joy.” — Laken Howard “Probably won’t be that funny.” — James Bien “I don’t watch ‘Family Guy.’” — Megan Patsavas “Better be funny this year.” — April McFadden “Don’t pull a ‘Hathaway Franco.’” — Lauren Kravec — Alison Abrams
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of the differences between directing theater performances versus a feature film? Jason Moore: One of the good things about this as my first feature film is that there were a lot of musical performances, so that was an area I felt very comfortable in … I think probably the hardest transition that I had to make was that in Broadway singing there are backup singers, but there’s also an orchestra. But with a cappella singing, there is no orchestra. All the actors have to do it themselves and the singers have to create all the sounds, so it was much more intricate to do that than I realized. To get the singers to learn all the individual parts and then dance all together was very, very complicated so we ended up spending a lot of extra time on that, but I think it worked out pretty well for the movie.
The Current: There were a lot of actors in “Pitch Perfect” that aren’t known for having a musical background. Was there anyone you knew you wanted for your film from the start, and how did you select the other actors? JM: I knew that I wanted Anna Kendrick to play the lead role ... Then quickly after that, the character of Fat
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Jason Moore Director, “Pitch Perfect” Amy was important on the page, and I’d heard that Rebel Wilson could sing. I’d seen her in “Bridesmaids” ... so I got her in right away and she sang Lady Gaga’s “Edge of Glory” while beat boxing and banging on her chest and I knew that she’d be perfect for that part.
The Current: What influenced your decision to become a director? JM: I’ve always wanted to do both film and theatre; I’ve kind of been divided about what to pursue most. So I was a film major, and then I wanted to do theatre shows so I became a theatre major, but I didn’t really like doing the crew requirements for that, so then I became a performance studies major, and then I was in the Music Theatre program which had just started that year that I was there, and I was also in the Creative Writing for the Media program. I actually ended up completing none of those programs. I ended up graduating with this degree called the Interdepartmental Studies degree, which is basically a fancy way of saying “You didn’t actually finish any one program, but we’re still going to get you out of here.” So at the time, the dean (of the School of Speech) said to me, “You’re a director. That’s what you’re picking naturally because you want to know a little bit about everything, which is what a director does.” The Current: Do you have any
projects planned for the future? JM: You know, for the first time in ten years, I actually don’t know what I’m doing next, which is both terrifying and also really liberating. Ever since “Avenue Q” came out about 10 years ago, I’ve been very fortunate to always have projects lined up. I always wanted to make a movie, and I’ve had to take a long time off from the theater world to get this made. I’ve been working on (“Pitch Perfect”) for almost two years now. I really would like to make another movie and I’m having a bunch of meetings in Los Angeles to find out what it is. I’m excited and nervous about the future, which is kind of the life in theater.
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hitting the high note NU alumnus Jason Moore speaks to a crowd of students at an early screening of his movie “Pitch Perfect.
The Current: Do you have any
advice for current Wildcats interested in working in the entertainment industry? JM: I guess the piece of advice is get to know everybody in your program, come to understand your talents and your strengths, and keep in touch with those people because it’s an important component of getting a job out in the real world. I also think just do whatever it is in the arts that you love. Figure out what you’re good at and what you want to do and just be passionate about it. If you’re
Quirky questions with... Omar Jimenez, a Medill sophomore and point guard for Northwestern’s varsity basketball team, moonlights as rapper OJ Tropicana. After his Sept. 28 performance at The Rock, he sat down with The Current to answer some quirky questions.
The Current: When you were a
child, what did you want to be when you grew up? Omar Jimenez: Professional basketball player.
The Current: Cheez-Its or Cheetos? OJ: Cheetos. Original Cheez-Its don’t really do it for me. All of the Cheetos work for me. Hot Cheetos, Jalapeno Cheetos, all of them. The Current: Favorite Gatorade
flavor? OJ: Fierce Melon.
The Current: If you could be a car,
what car would you be? OJ: A Black Veyron Bugatti.
The Current: Who is the best rap-
per alive? OJ: Eminem. Nas. And I know people will think I’m crazy for this,
in a school like Northwestern, you’ve gotta have some sort of talent, so just keep at it. “Pitch Perfect” opens in theaters nationwide Friday. — Laken Howard
>>> Go to dailynorthwestern. com/current to check out our “Pitch Perfect” movie review.
but Childish Gambino.
The Current: What song gets you excited no matter what? OJ: “American Royalty” by Childish Gambino. It’s the go-to song in the car. The Current: If you could be anyone in the world, who would you be? OJ: Aw, man, people are gonna think I’m obsessed with him. Donald Glover. I think acting is the coolest thing ever. And he raps too. And I love comedy. If I could be him, I don’t know if I could go wrong. The Current: Why did you choose OJ Tropicana? OJ: Initially it was Tropicana. Then people started calling me just OJ. Randomly, people started calling me OJ Tropicana. The Current: If you were stranded on an island, what is the one thing you’d have to have? Besides food and water? OJ: My Bible. — April McFadden
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Taking the mic Medill sophomore and Northwestern basketball player Omar Jimenez raps under the name OJ Tropicana. On Sept. 28 he performed for students in front of The Rock.
>>> Check out a video of Omar’s Friday performance at dailynorthwestern.com/current.
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Let’s get this started Hello, guys, girls, men, women and beings! Let’s get this started. My name is Phoebe Gene Gonzalez and I will be your dedicated, loving and brutally honest sex columnist for this quarter. I’m ready (and incredibly excited) to talk kink, consent and how-tos. So let me use this first column to give you a brief description of who I am and what I want this column to be. I enjoy sunshine, the music of Stevie Wonder and theater. However, the most relevant fact I can tell you about myself is that I am an unabashed fan of sex. Let me qualify that. I am an unabashed fan of good sex. In the best of situations, it’s this crazy awesome thing you get to do with someone you care about where both of you end up satisfied! But I also recognize things aren’t always quite so rosy in the bedroom. Between one-night stands, semi-consistent hook ups and even (gasp!) long-term serious relationships, sex can get messy. And weird. And awkward. I’ve known so many self-assured people (yours truly not excluded) who have suddenly turned to mush at the mere mention of sexual activity. And if you’re mush, you can’t very well articulate what you want in bed to your significant other. People shouldn’t be afraid
Fashion lessons learned “You know, it’s not really required of you to make a speech. Seriously, most people just take the crown and go.” - “Mean Girls” As The Current’s new style columnist, I feel I should share some of my most memorable fashion fails before attempting to give advice to other people, so as not to be hypocritical. Thus, in the spirit of full disclosure, I’m listing my top fashion faux pas and their corresponding fixes. Shopping setbacks I tend to be chronically indecisive about the little things, which can make shopping difficult. This leads to me returning or exchanging items more often than I care to admit. However, in an effort to save myself endless deliberation, I have resolved not to buy items I don’t totally love. Furthermore, if an item does not fit correctly, wearing it will always be awkward. No matter how cute that crop top is, it will just end up taking space in an already stuffed closet. One thing that has taken me too long to learn is sizing is really important. As a rule of thumb, always try things on before buying them. It might be the same brand you’ve worn since high school, but manufacturers can change the style ever so slightly. Also, you might be unaware if you’ve gained or lost weight. While your current jeans may still fit, a different size might be even better. (When shopping for jeans, try the squat test. If you can squat without exposing too much, the jeans are good.)
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Columns to talk about sex! So here I am. I want to talk and to share and to explore enough for everybody. Themes I envision discussing include foreplay, saying “Yes!” when you want to, the challenges of having quiet sex and why all those girls in movies can come in two seconds. But my rants and riffs on a sex topic will only happen every other week. The weeks in between, I’ll be taking questions from readers. I’m pumped — ask me anything. Get gross, get real. I promise I won’t share your name. Think of me as Dan Savage minus his gender, sexuality and negative stance on monogamy. The week of Oct. 15 will be the first column I take questions for, so send me an email at dirtytalk2015@ gmail.com any time before then and I will be glad to respond. Lastly, I want to conclude by stating what this column will not be. It’s not going to be a steamy Harlequin-novel-style retelling of every single one of my sexual escapades. I’m glad to share any of my experiences if I think they’ll be helpful, but this isn’t going to be a self-indulgent, look-at-me-let-me-tellyou-every-single-detail-aboutmy-sex-life sort of column. I’m writing this because I want to participate in the conversation about sex. I want a more honest, less euphemism-filled and more pleasure-centric discussion. I’m not always going to have the answers, but I’ll never be afraid to ask the questions. So come back to me next week, Wildcats. When things will get really dirty.
Shoes, shoes, shoes! I’ll admit it, I’m a fan of Uggs when worn appropriately (but that’s another column). I also have an enormous collection of flip-flops. However, I appreciate the importance of shoes in making or breaking an outfit, so these two styles usually stay in the back of my closet. The type of pant needs to be considered when choosing footwear. For example, ballet flats look awkward when paired with boot cut jeans. Weather and comfort should always be con-
If an item does not ﬁt correctly, wearing it will always be awkward. No matter how cute that crop top is, it will just end up taking space in an already stuﬀed closet.
sidered . If it’s raining, it makes no sense to risk ruining those silk flats. Moreover, jeweled gladiator sandals look amazing in the sunlight, but aren’t the best for running around. By sharing these fashion fails, I hope to establish a sense of credibility, yet relatability, as a style columnist. I love windowshopping and obsessing over Vera Wang dresses , but that doesn’t mean I wear head-to-toe designer or will always be perfectly presentable. Sometimes, I’ll make mistakes. My style credo is this: A white tee and jeans can be beautiful. Sometimes, no makeup is better than an hour spent at the Clinique counter. Don’t try every trend that comes out, especially if you’re wary about it. Be comfortable. Most importantly, have fun and check the return policy.
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Turning the tables on tablets If someone had asked me 10 years ago what a tablet was, I probably would have looked away from “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” long enough to tell them it had something to do with the Ten Commandments. If someone had asked me two years ago, I probably would have ranted about how utterly silly Apple was for adopting a pointless vision of the iPad as a scaled-up iPod Touch . This year, however, I will happily admit that after some significant growing pains, the tablet has finally found its niche as a coffee table media hub and not as a flashy piece of redundant technology, due in equal parts to shrinking weights, screen sizes and MSRPs. Now, don’t get me wrong — I still think the entire concept of the tablet is endlessly stupid, but this is the year of the seven-inch tablet, and it’s shaping up to be a good one. A little history: After the iPad took the world by storm in April 2010 with its roomy 9.7-inch touchscreen display and… not much else, the tech world played catch-up much in the same way it did after 2007’s release of the first iPhone , adopting similar designs with larger screens, more customization options and the Android OS. But while manufacturers were hurriedly cranking out their own iPad clones (some infringing more on copyrights than others, cough Samsung cough), online retailer Amazon decided to take a different approach. In 2011, Amazon expanded its Kindle e-reader into something that filled the gap between the Kindle’s fairly limited market and the multimedia appeal of a full-size tablet, and the Kindle Fire was born. With a price lower than some smartphones, the $200 , 7-inch Kindle Fire was a revelation. The Fire threw out much of
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Perfecting the art of conversation My first two weeks at Northwestern have been a crash course on how to meet people. Luckily, I seem to be a natural — I can walk up to almost anyone and charm them into becoming my new best friend. I’ll let you in on my process: I find an opportunity to introduce myself and usually extend a hand for them to shake. Although that may sound kind of obvious, physical contact helps establish a connection. Then, I ask the other person’s name and begin the basic “getting to know you” routine. It’s what comes next that matters most — that is when you move beyond simply learning someone’s name to making a lasting impact. It is when the art of conversation truly begins. Here are my tips for really getting to know that new person and ensuring you become more than just another face he or she saw at a party. 1. A lot of students want to meet new people. Unless they are
the features that made its bigger cousins impractical to the casual community, such as complex word processing and unnecessarily speedy processors. Instead, the Fire embraced a role as a media hub, streaming music and video directly from the Amazon webstore. And with a manageable size, the Fire made bulky and unwieldy tablets all but obsolete. Naturally, these slimmer, sleeker tablets proved to be massively successful. Amazon shipped some 4.8 million Fires during the tablet’s launch win-
Now, don’t get me wrong — I still think the entire concept of the tablet is endlessly stupid, but this is the year of the seven-inch tablet, and it’s shaping up to be a good one.
dow alone. It should come as no surprise, then, that other tech companies were quick to catch on. Amazon’s main e-reader competitor, Barnes & Noble, will provide two new media-savvy Nooks in time for the holiday season. The sales of Google’s excellent Nexus 7 tablet continue to remain strong, and even Apple is rumored to be developing a so-called iPad Mini to dominate yet another market with its massive, if uneducated, fan base. The massively hyped Nexus 7 was this year’s clear frontrunner, refining and deepening the features of the original Fire. But still being a first-generation device, Google’s offering certainly wasn’t without its flaws. Much more promising is the reworked Kindle Fire HD, which Amazon will release later this year with a price lower than the Nexus 7, an expanded App store and a zippier processor. With this flood of new devices, it is all but certain that the tablet is here to stay. And though I prefer to read books made from dead trees and watch my Mighty Morphin Power Rangers on an actual TV, it’s hard to deny the cool factor of the refined and streamlined 7-inch tablet.
busy, no one will be offended by you introducing yourself. Strike up a conversation at the dining hall, sit with new people, say hello as you wait for class to start. Mutually complaining about all the reading for a class works well for me. 2. Ask follow-up questions. This shows you are listening and interested. 3. Give compliments. They can be a good way to begin a conversation. For example: “Wow, I really like your Bazinga! T-shirt! Are you a big fan of ‘Big Bang Theory?’” Not only have you made the person slightly happier with the compliment, but you have also provided an opportunity for you to talk about something you are both interested in. 4. If the conversation goes well and you seem to be hitting it off, open up the possibility for future interactions. It can be something like inviting them to go with you and some friends to an event (then exchanging numbers so they can have the details), or for the bold, asking them out on a date. Read the signals and remember: It’s a big campus. If the person says no, there are 8,000 other opportunities.
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Public figures say the darndest things. Here are our picks for the best, worst and most hilarious quotes of the week.
“It just appeared to me there was something off, that he started looking like me. So that’s when I kind of got it. It was never discussed.” — Arnold Schwarzenegger, on realizing housekeeper Mildred Baena’s son was his child. Schwarzenegger spoke with “60 Minutes” about his aﬀair and his autobiography “Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story.”
“My mother and I created the BORN THIS WAY FOUNDATION for one reason: ‘to inspire bravery.’ This profile is an extension of that dream. Be brave and celebrate with us your ‘perceived flaws,’ as society tells us.” — Lady Gaga’s post on the new A Body Revolution 2013 page of her Little Monsters website. Lady Gaga revealed that she has struggled with bulimia and anorexia since she was 15, and she encouraged fans to post their own pictures and embrace their bodies. “I think there’s a balance with the Oscars, and that’s going to be the challenge – the challenge of staying honest and true to what it is I do, but at the same time adapting appropriately for this event.” — Seth MacFarlane, on his upcoming Academy Awards hosting gig. MacFarlane created animated comedy shows “Family Guy,” “American Dad” and “The Cleveland Show.” “I’m not sure when the Foo Fighters are going to play again. It feels strange to say that but it’s a good thing for all of us to go away for a while. It’s one of the reasons we’re still here.” — Dave Grohl’s Facebook post announcing that the Foo Fighters will be taking a break. “She gets the same feedback we got. You know, ‘Look at these crazy people! What are they doing?’ Enjoy it while you can … Make the best of it.” — Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, of “Jersey Shore” fame, gives advice to Honey Boo Boo. — Annie Bruce
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Peeled If the closing of the Norris University Center’s Jamba Juice has gotten you down, one of Evanston’s newest culinary additions may be just the pick-me-up you’re looking for. Peeled, 940 Church St., touts an extensive menu of juices and smoothies catering to the traditional beverage seeker as well as the more gung-ho health nut. The classic strawberry-banana fusion comes together in the Strawberry Letter smoothie, while the Berry Bonds throws a curve ball of blue-green algae into the mix with a delicious berry blend. No fruit combination goes unexplored, so expect the unexpected ... and expect to enjoy it. And if you’re looking to add an extra kick, all-natural booster shots ranging from wheatgrass to agave to cayenne pepper are guaranteed to cure any funk you may find yourself stuck in. Though some of the more exotic ingredients need a bit more travel time to arrive in Evanston, the bulk of Peeled’s raw materials come from local farmers. Making the effort to use only organic and fresh produce, Peeled provides not only a nourishing product, but also one you can feel good about consuming. Each drink is made to order in plain sight. Customers get the assurance and satisfaction of seeing exactly what goes into their drink
TV Review “Modern Family” You may have noticed by now due to the excess of advertisements, but in case you’ve been under The Rock (or without a TV), ABC’s most glowing, unique and well-written television comedy is back for a fourth season. If you haven’t had the pleasure of witnessing this family-friendly phenomenon, rewind three seasons and you’ll feel as if you’ve always been a part of the Pritchett-Dunphy clan. On the other hand, “Modern Family” is the type of show that will open its arms to midseries viewers because it doesn’t take much backstory to embrace the humorous dysfunction. By television standards, this episode (titled “Bringing Up Baby”) is wholly entertaining and hilarious, especially for a show slightly past its prime. However, by “Modern Family” standards, it’s moderately disappointing. In the season premiere, the talented and Emmy award-winning cast welcomes us back into full-throttle chaos by picking us up right where they left us. For that reason alone, it feels almost like a re-run. Many of the intersecting storylines seem recycled as characters revert to underdeveloped versions of themselves. Again, the family struggles to please proud patriarch Jay on his birthday with a disastrous surprise. A familiar scenario ensues as Phil tries desperately to impress his firmly disapproving father-in-law. For the hundredth time, Cam and Mitchell have to settle for less than they bargained for in the baby department. Finally, the mere reintroduction of Haley’s washed-out,
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– be it coconut or kale – and what doesn’t – added sugars and chemicals. The standout performer for me, however, was the gelato. Unique to Peeled’s Evanston location (owners also operate a store in Lincoln Park), this chilly treat is good enough to be a staple all year round. Devoid of any dairy product, the gelato offerings are completely vegan, providing an intimate experience with the tastes you’re actually looking for. Conventional flavors like Raspberry on-again-off-again boyfriend, Dylan, gives the show a repetitive vibe. Dylan serves as a symbolic representation of the few storylines in this show you wish would just go away. During the climactic moment in the episode, when the ironic tension of Gloria’s secret pregnancy is released, a swooping camera motion pulls us into the future. Like a cheesy flashback, we avoid the expected response and skip ahead to the interesting part. Now we know clearly what creators Steven Levitan and Christopher Lloyd have planned: They will move the focal point away from the overdone and potentially catastrophic pregnancy storyline and instead onto a more wellreceived baby storyline. Nobody (except Claire) wants to watch Gloria get progressively fatter all season while a string of moody women jokes come flying at the screen. We just want to see the baby. When structuring successful and complex television shows such as “Modern Family,” it’s sometimes necessary to stray from the constant stream of brilliant writing or fresh plot scenarios in order to play a game of catch-up for the viewers. Much like the occasional episode of AMC’s hit “Breaking Bad,” the series needs to take a step back and allow viewers to absorb old storylines before busting out the good stuff. By that logic, the season premiere of “Modern Family” is setting us up for something wonderful and enticing down the road. Don’t give up on the beloved quirky family quite yet — if any television show has the intense pressure of meeting audience expectations, it’s this one. Tune in to ABC next Wednesday (Oct. 10) at 8 p.m. for two new back-to-back episodes you won’t want to miss. — Haley Boston
and Lemon lie next to the more bizarre, such as Mango Jalapeno and Coconut Pistachio. The Avocado gelato was surprisingly sweet, with a creamy and thicker texture, but the Dark Chocolate truly boggled my mind. Perhaps it’s just my inner chocolate fiend talking, but the rich, almost bitter taste satisfied after merely a few bites. Nestled next to Noodles & Company on Church Street, Peeled is easy to get to and worth the walk for more ambitious
Music Review Owl City When I first listened to Owl City’s music, I got whisked off to a magical, whimsical world of sheer happiness and joy. His synthpop is very soothing and bright; it put me in a good mood. So, I recklessly bought a ticket as soon as I saw that Owl City — the musician formerly known as Adam Young — would be playing in Chicago on Oct. 6. When his new album “The Midsummer Station” came out in August, I instantly bought it to get myself pumped for the show. But with the concert approaching, I’m starting to have second thoughts. I have to admit that all the melodies are really catchy — a little too catchy, in that they are almost painfully commercial. Though the 2009 runaway hit “Fireflies” was a rare accidental Top 40 hit that Owl City recorded in his basement, “The Midsummer Station” is the most transparent bid for mainstream airplay imaginable. Every melody sounds tailor-made for Top 40 radio but lacks personality. Young has said he’s making an effort to step outside of the one-manshow approach of his earlier work. Apparently, he kept his promise and solicited help from a revolving door of producers, songwriters and guest vocalists for his fourth album. Young brings in production assistance from hit makers Stargatefor the Euro-house rave touches of “Shooting Star” and co-writes several songs with Katy Perry’s writer/engineer Emily Wright.
North Campus dwellers. Open late with plenty of seating and free WiFi, the fun, vibrant atmosphere makes it a great place to meet friends for a healthier, non-fast food option. Though prices typically sit in the $6 to $8 range for a smoothie, the end product makes for a great treat every once in a while. And your immune system will surely be thanking you when you’ve reached the bottom of your cup. — Katy Vogt
There’s a collaboration with Blink182’s Mark Hoppus, and the famous (or infamous) Justin Bieber-approved “Call Me Maybe” singer, Carly Rae Jepsen. Although he has a lot of big names helping him, his sound doesn’t really change too much on “Midsummer.” Strip away the pulsing beats, and the overall hooks and melodies of the album are pretty bland. Owl City hits his stride with album opener “Dreams and Disasters.” While it’s not necessarily a bad track, it’s a little too bubbly, as are “Speed of Love” and “Embers.” The knockout single,“Good Time,” is a feel good song, but it features shallow lyrics that are completely void of any substance: “Freaked out, dropped my phone in the pool again. Checked out of my room, hit the ATM. Let’s hang out, if you’re down to get down tonight. It’s always a good time.” What does that even mean? To his credit, Young did step out and try new things, such as adding a lot of electro house elements and dubstep into his music. What is missing from the mix is the imagery Young brought to his earlier singles, all of which seemed to include references to fireflies, emeralds, meteor showers and other fanciful things. If you are simply looking for a lighthearted, carefree experience, check out Young’s concert Saturday — I would love to sell my ticket. But to all you hardcore Owl City fans, just cross your fingers and hope Young can bring back that whimsical world again and craft some music worthy of “Fireflies.”
Northwestern takes the 64th Annual Primetime Emmys by storm! In other words, two NU alumni were nominated and a whopping 50 percent of those alumni won awards this year. Julia Louis-Dreyfus was crowned champ for her unimaginable performance in the stressinducing comedy “Veep.” Anna Gunn, we apologize, but your character Skyler White on the addictive drama series “Breaking Bad” is extremely unlikeable against an otherwise heartwarming and endearing bunch. Ever wish your favorite TV series came in book form? Now you don’t have to! Lena Dunham, creator of HBO’s hit comedy “Girls,” has made a $1 million proposal for a collection of essays entitled “Not That Kind of Girl.” Keep your eyes peeled for this one — we’ve heard she may be the voice of our generation … or at least a voice of a generation. Apparently we aren’t the only ones who can’t stomach the estrogen-pumped jams of Justin Bieber. The 18-year-old pop star took Bieber Fever a little too literally last Saturday when he poured the contents of his troubled soul and stomach all over the stage. It’s a good thing most fans couldn’t tell the difference between the retching noise and this so-called music. The Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center is all about crime and punishment— and dance. After doing a “Thriller” flash mob years ago, the prison recently made the first viral spoof of “Gangnam Style.” Other detention facilities should learn from these jailhouse rockstars. How many naked pictures of the royal family need to be published before a million UK magazines no longer feel the need to take part in a vicious feeding frenzy? Just in case the rowdy ways of Prince Harry didn’t elicit enough bad publicity, Kate Middleton’s topless vacation photos are now floating around the web. As she tries desperately to sue the publications that released the photos, everyone in the world can already view them by perusing this new thing called the Internet. Johnny Lewis, the actor you either know from “Sons of Anarchy” or don’t know at all, was found dead last week after potentially murdering his 81-year-old landlord in her Los Angeles home. How did the cast of “SOA” respond? By tweeting things like “RIP Johnny (half sack) Lewis #SOA.” Glad you found it in your heart to promote the show, lovely costars. Apparently, with great death comes great publicity. — Haley Boston
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Commemorating Harsha After the discovery of the body of missing McCormick student Harsha Maddula, the Northwestern community and his family united as one. Even with different beliefs, attendees came together in memory of Maddula during a vigil Friday on Deering Meadow. University President Morton Schapiro, other administrators and representatives from student organizations consoled Maddula’s family and fellow students.
NU football wins 5th straight game, ranked 24th nationally Cheers echoed out of Ryan Field on Saturday after the Wildcats’ fifth straight victory of the season. This time, the Cats bested the Indiana Hoosiers, their first Big Ten opponent. In the latest Associated Press poll, NU was ranked 24th in the nation. The Cats are now 5-0, and with one more win, they’ll reach the number they need for bowl eligibility. The Cats face the Penn State Nittany Lions on Saturday.
All-Campus Voter Registration Day The All-Campus Voter Registration Day took place Wednesday, initiated by Northwestern’s Center for Civic Engagement and NU Votes in an effort to encourage students to vote. Despite the complications of states with different voting requirements, NU Votes offered registration information and absentee ballots to promote students’ right to vote. — John Yang
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NU Votes helps register students for November
Center for Civic Engagement group holds voter drives to boost election turnout
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A Northwestern student group on Wednesday distributed nearly 500 voter registration and absentee ballot forms in an effort to encourage increased student turnout in the November general election. NU Votes, a non-partisan initiative of the Center for Civic Engagement, hosted an AllCampus Voter Registration Day for students, faculty and staff. People had the opportunity to register to vote at their campus or home address, update their registration information or request an absentee ballot at Norris University Center or Technological Institute. NU Votes continued registering voters at a Wednesday evening screening of the presidential debate. “It’s great to provide a simple process for people to help them become more engaged citizens,” said Becca Portman, a fellow at the Center for Civic Engagement and a SESP senior. NU Votes began last year with the Wildcat Welcome initiative, which allowed freshmen to register to vote in all 50 states when they signed up for their WildCARDs. Portman said prior to getting their WildCARDs, 40 percent of freshmen were registered. Following the initiative, 89 percent of Northwestern freshmen were registered to vote. “We also wanted to provide that opportunity for upperclassmen,” Portman said. NU Votes is part of a larger initiative called UVote. After the success of NU Votes during Wildcat Welcome, staffers from the Center for Civic Engagement taught seven other schools how to register voters on their campuses, Portman said. Weinberg junior Danya Sherbini said she first learned about NU Votes through her involvement in Global Engagement Seminar and wanted to do her part to make voting easier for all Northwestern students. “It’s cool to get to see how excited people are to vote,” Sherbini said.
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Sherbini said one of the highlights of the day for her was registering a freshman who will turn 18 in October to vote and witnessing his eagerness. Portman said Wednesday’s event was important because many students are uncertain about where they can register to vote. Another issue for students, she added, is that the voting system is very paper-based, and students often do not have stamps and forget to mail in forms by deadlines. “NU Votes removes that part of the equation,” Portman said. Another hurdle Portman said many NU students face when registering to vote is the existence of voter ID laws. Michigan, Tennessee and Louisiana require voters to appear in person the first time they vote, she explained. However, many students do not know this and register in those states thinking they can vote with an absentee ballot when they actually NU have to go home. “There are laws that students in keep people from votparticular can ing where they want to Portman said. get caught vote,” Weinberg sophoup in the more Cameron FreeNorthwestern man said he came to the registration event bubble and because he was unsure forget to be if he was already regto vote in his a part of a istered home state of Florida broader and wanted to learn culture. ab out his vot ing options. Becca Portman, “Four years is a lot SESP senior of time with how fast everything is happening,” Freeman said of the importance of voting in this election. Portman said the exact number of distributed registration forms and absentee ballots would not be available until they were processed and mailed out Thursday. “Northwestern students in particular can get caught up in the Northwestern bubble and forget to be a part of a broader culture,” Portman said. “Voting is one important way to contribute to that broader community.”
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“The team wasn’t as good and we didn’t have as many campus-wide rallies or even the walk through The Arch that freshmen do now. I can’t even remember who the grand marshals were. Hopefully 20 years from now, the students aren’t saying the same thing about me.” The Wildcats went 0-11 his sophomore year, Adande said. He said he’s happy to see the team getting better these days. “There was a lot of grumbling on my Facebook page about that first game, beating Syracuse,” he said. “They had a big lead and they gave it up. People are actually complaining about a victory, and that never used to happen.” The football game and Homecoming Parade led by Adande will close out a week of Homecoming-related activities. The week begins with a paint fight and Lakefill bonfire on Sunday, Oct. 21 and continues with other events, including a talent show hosted by the Homecoming Royalty on Oct. 24 and a mixer for student and alumni preceding the parade. For the second year in a row, Homecoming court will be crowned at the pep rally. The twelve candidates are Weinberg seniors Amalia Namath, Andrew Brugman and Hayley Stevens, Medill seniors Brad Stewart and Sophie Friedman, SESP seniors Katherine Mattax and Kameron Dodge, Communication seniors Emily Jordan and Yando Lopez, Weinberg junior Jonathan Gobrial and McCormick senior Kyra Woods. The parade, which will include floats by students and organizations on campus, will begin on North Campus and end at Deering Meadow for the pep rally. Though Adande hopes for a big turnout and a win Saturday, he said he mostly wants to remind students to take advantage of everything the university offers. Many of his career opportunities have been a result of what he learned at NU, Adande said. “I got a lot from my classes, from the location, Chicago, all these things Northwestern offered I was able to utilize and it paid me back,” he said. “Hopefully they can learn and see what can come from being a Northwestern student.”
In a possible nod to the students’ political leanings, those in attendance quickly finished one of the three boxes of Sprinkles Cupcakes, decorated with blue donkeys, leaving some other cupcake boxes with red elephants untouched. Several members of the Medill Board We of Advisers, including David Louie (BSJ ‘72) thought and Mary Lou Song about what (BSJ ‘91), attended the candidates the event. They are in town for a meetdiscussed, ing tomorrow. where their On Tuesday, Boye said the International positions Studies Residential clashed and College, Jones Resiwhere they dential College and 1835 Hinman will don’t. come together for David Zarefsky, the vice-presidential former School of debate. CRC will also Communication host a viewing party dean with a faculty-led discussion for the town-hall-style presidential debate, on Oct. 16, and Zarefsky will oversee the final presidential debate, on Oct. 22, at CRC.
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painting Members of the Chinese International Student Association painted a tree near The Rock in celebration of National Day in China. The painting occurred the day before Associated Student Goverment asked clubs to refrain from painting The Rock for 13 days.
CISA paints tree next to memorialized Rock
The Chinese International Student Association painted the tree next to The Rock on Monday, one day before Northwestern student leaders called for a two-week hiatus on Rock painting out of respect for Harsha Maddula. Members of CISA, led by President Chelsea Yang, wanted to continue their tradition of recognizing China’s National Day without being insensitive to the commemoration of Maddula, a student whose body was found in Wilmette Harbor a week ago. Students painted the rock in honor of the McCormick sophomore Sept. 25, shortly after the vigil hosted by Public Affairs Residential College students. Associated Student Government President Victor Shao sent out an email Tuesday to the NU community about banning painting The Rock. “In Hindu tradition, the period of mourning lasts for 13 days after the funeral of the deceased,” Shao wrote in the letter. “From Harsha’s funeral on October 1st until October 14th, in respect of this tradition, we ask that our community refrain from painting The Rock.”
Shao said after 13 days, students will paint the Rock purple and write “One Northwestern.” After not finding any rules on painting from ASG on Monday, the group decided to paint the tree next to The Rock yellow and red, Yang said. “We took into consideration that we need to be respectful to Harsha, which is why we did not paint The Rock,” Yang said. “I want my new students to still know that we maintain the tradition. I don’t want to miss this day because it’s really important.” Lauren Masterson, ASG student groups vice president, said the campus leaders did not suggest the Rock-painting hiatus in response to the painted tree. “I think the main thing is to preserve the memorial on The Rock and the wall,” she said. Medill sophomore Tessa D’Agosta, who lived in PARC with Maddula, said she was not upset by the painted tree but thought ASG should have sent out the details of the Rock-painting hiatus sooner. “I think it’s such a diverse community that there will be some people who take it very seriously and want to make the memorial last,” she said. “People have other things that are important to them. I don’t think it was a huge kind of disrespect.”
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We’ll give ourselves the night to feel sorry for ourselves and then get back at it. — Tim Lenahan, men’s soccer coach
Thursday October 4, 2012
NU falls again to in-state rival Northwestern
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For perhaps the first time this season, Northwestern had more problems than solutions. NU’s (7-2-2, 2-0-0) 3-1 Wednesday night loss to Bradley (6-3-2, 0-0-0) marks the Wildcats’ second defeat at the hands of an in-state opponent this season. The Cats began the game with good energy. Senior midfielder Kyle Schickel struck the first shot of the game 20 minutes after it started and freshman defender Henry Herrill put the Cats on the board with his first career goal. But halftime marked a turning point. All three of Bradley’s goals came in the second period, the first just five minutes after the half began and the second just two minutes after that. The third goal was salt in the Cats’ wound, as Bradley’s Ross Williams scored with just 30 seconds left in the game. Though admitting to a frustratingly fruitless second half, coach Tim Lenahan called the final goal “a nothing goal,” and added that sophomore goalkeeper Tyler Miller was out of position, up at midfield. “We had to chase the game,” he said. “We chased them and chased them and we didn’t make the play.” For the last half-hour of the game, the Cats were also playing a man down after sophomore midfielder Nikko Boxall got a red card in the 62 minute on Bradley’s breakaway. Lenahan said the card, NU’s first of the year, was given for more of a technical issue than an aggressive foul. “(Boxall) was last to come back, and the rule is if you foul the guy and you’re the last man back then you get the red card,” Lenahan said. “It’s like a
breakaway foul in basketball.” Junior defender Layth Masri said despite the ejection, the Cats adjusted well to the man-down situation. The Cats out-shot the Braves 13-8 in the second half and had double the number of corner kicks for the game, six compared to Bradley’s three. But Lenahan said the statistics are misleading, as the team missed a The penalty kick game plan was when senior to play our game, midfielder Chris Ritkeep the ball and ter hit his also make sure attempt wide. Bradley’s we didn’t give goalkeeper up any set-piece Brian Billings also had goals. eight saves Kyle Schickel, on the game senior midfielder compared to Miller’s two. “They’re a very resilient program,” Lenahan said. “And they worked their game plan to perfection.” Schickel, who led the Cats with four shots, said part of what makes Bradley dangerous is its planned plays — the Braves’ first goal was off of a free kick. Despite practicing containing Bradley’s plays, Schickel said the home team’s first goal was the start of NU’s unravelling. “The game plan was to play our game, keep the ball and also to make sure we didn’t give up any set-piece goals,” he said. “But we gave up a setpiece goal, which is not what you want
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YOU’RE OUT OF HERE Sophomore defender Nikko Boxall was given a red card for pulling down a Bradley attacker on a breakaway in the 63rd minute.
to do with a team like Bradley. They really go after it in the box.” The senior also said play was more back-and-forth than the Cats are used to, though NU held possession for most of the game. Ultimately, Schickel said the loss came down to NU’s inability to create quality chances against Bradley. Nevertheless, he said the team should be able to bounce back against No. 10 Notre Dame, who crushed Pittsburgh 7-1 in their Wednesday evening
game. And despite having a six-day rest before taking on the Fighting Irish at home, Lenahan said his team will return to practice as usual tomorrow. “Right now we’re licking our wounds a little bit,” Lenahan said. “We’ll give ourselves the night to feel sorry for ourselves and then get back at it.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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BURNING THE ROOF Junior quarterback Kain Colter said the Cats are approaching this week thinking of the 2010 Outback Bowl, when Penn State defensive coordinator Ted Roof was in the same position at Auburn.
his team deals with away games. “We’ve played pretty well on the road,” Fitzgerald said. “We know how to handle it, and it’ll be a great challenge.” The last time the Cats visited Happy Valley, they jumped out to a 21-0 advantage before giving up 35 unanswered points and losing the game. Looking to wash away those unpleasant memories from two years ago, NU is intent on solid preparation. Fitzgerald said staff members usually research a list of songs that an opposing team plays before heading to its
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As the Northwestern offensive line jogged along the sidelines during practice Wednesday, one lineman blurted out: “We are ... Penn State!” It was not in a sarcastic or mocking tone — it had just become embedded in his mind. Coach Pat Fitzgerald and his staff blared the refrain from the loudspeakers repeatedly, hoping to imitate the experience the Wildcats will face on Saturday when they play in the raucous environment at Beaver Stadium. Despite poor weather conditions, the team practiced outside, even running plays on the grass field for almost an hour. The Wildcats are well aware that a visit to State College, Pa., poses numerous challenges. “Well, you know, anticipating high 50s and rain on Saturday,” Fitzgerald said. “So I wanted to make sure we got out in the elements, and I thought the guys handled it pretty well.” Fitzgerald has even been playing music in meetings, hoping to get the team “thoroughly annoyed.” Even in a matchup with a mediocre Temple two weekends ago, official attendance at Beaver Stadium was a whopping 93,680. After opening the season at Syracuse, NU played four consecutive games at Ryan Field. Although the Cats blew a 22-point lead before eking out a 42-41 victory in the game with Syracuse, Fitzgerald expressed confidence in how
stadium. Along with the team chant, the speakers pumped out a steady dose of Zombie Nation music — more specifically, the song Kernkraft 400. But the Nittany Lions also bring impressive talent to the field. Under first-year coach Bill O’Brien, Penn State has altered its style. Junior quarterback Kain Colter noted that the Nittany Lions regularly change coverage schemes. For Colter and the offense, the strategic blueprint was provided in the 2010 Outback Bowl against Auburn. Ted Roof, then-defensive coordinator at Auburn, now holds the same position at Penn State.
After the NU offense tallied a schoolrecord 704 yards against Indiana this past weekend, Colter said he trusts the coaches in setting the team up for success against the Nittany Lions, who are led by senior linebacker Michael Mauti. “The coaches have provided us with a great game plan,” he said. “We got a lot different team than we did in the Outback Bowl ... If we go out there and execute, I feel like there’s no defense that can really stop us.” This season, senior quarterback Matt McGloin returned to Penn State. McGloin has tossed six touchdowns and no interceptions against NU during his career. Even without running back Silas Redd, who transferred to the University of Southern California in the offseason, the Nittany Lions have successfully leaned on four players out of the backfield. O’Brien, widely considered an offensive mastermind for his work with Tom Brady, mixes up formations to great effect. The NU defense wilted late in the Indiana game, and the unit looks to shore up its play before Saturday. Sophomore linebacker Chi Chi Ariguzo suggested the late-game scare will motivate the group in preparation for a difficult road contest. “You can only learn from that type of situation,” Ariguzo said. “We came out with a ‘W’ so we’re gonna learn from that and work hard. We’ve been working hard in practice so we’re not going to let that happen again.” email@example.com
If you’ve only been paying attention to the football team so far, I don’t blame you. Northwestern is 5-0, the rest of the Big Ten is struggling and it feels like a year the Wildcats could contend for a Big Ten title. However, you’re missing out on the many other sports that have found success this fall. Excluding football, the fall sports have a combined 33-14-4 record plus a win in a cross country meet. Point is, NU’s success this fall goes way beyond the gridiron. But why is NU having success this fall and starting to look like a Big Ten contender? The answer has less to do with who is on the field and more with who leads them off of it. We all know and adore Pat Fitzgerald and his enthusiasm when it comes to NU and the football team. The dozens of T-shirts I see at football games prove just how much this campus loves Fitz. He does a great job interacting with the student body through firesides and events such as Wednesday’s Wildside 101. It is clear he cares about this campus, but he is not the only coach whose passion for the Cats and the sport has led to success. Tim Lenahan is the reigning Big Ten Coach of the Year after leading NU to its first ever Big Ten title in men’s soccer last season. Now in his 12th year with the program , Lenahan has quietly produced great results, great players and even better coaches. He is the winningest men’s soccer coach in NU history and has taken the Cats to the postseason in six of the last eight seasons. Those who have met him know how much passion he has for NU and how much he bleeds purple leading his team. Tracey Fuchs has been remarkable in just her fourth season as the coach of the field hockey team. She has brought the Cats back to where the program was in the early 1990s, when the team last made the NCAA Championships. Fuchs has had three winning seasons so far as coach, which is pretty good for a team that hadn’t boasted a winning season since 1995 before Fuchs arrived. Keylor Chan, volleyball coach for the last 13 seasons,has proven he belongs in Evanston. NU was a program in the doldrums before Chan arrived and brought a new culture. The new blood infused some life into NU: The team has finished over .500 in seven of the last 10 seasons. Chan’s enthusiasm is contagious, and he always finds the bright side of everything, including 3-0 losses to the No. 1 team in the country. So that leaves me with women’s soccer. It was a team that looked lifeless at times last year, letting opponents dominate play and, to put it nicely, shellack them game in and game out. It was a team desperate for a new direction and new life. After releasing Stephanie Foster, athletic director Jim Phillips had many options, and luckily he chose wisely. The man who brought us women’s basketball coach Joe McKeown and Fuchs hired Michael Moynihan to lead the Cats in 2012. Moynihan is a successful coach who has experienced nine NCAA Championships . The record may not show it, but this year’s squad is playing with more fire and is much more competitive. The difference is a passionate coach like Moynihan. So while you watch NU take on Penn State on Saturday, think about spending Sunday on Lake Michigan cheering on field hockey. Gameday Editor Josh Walfish is a Medill junior. You can reach him at joshuawalfish2014@u. northwestern.edu