No Shave November

A very hairy history

It’s finally November. This means scarves and sweaters for everyone, an excuse to drink apple cider every day and a signal that there’s only six weeks until Christmas break. But the start of this chilly autumn month also hails the beginning of a time-honored tradition: No Shave November. Since beards become such a hot commodity more »

Sticker Culture1 (Lydia Steenhoek)

Stick ‘em up, NW

As students shuffle through the cold, through VPH, across the green to the Learning Commons and search for a cozy spot to study, there is a prevailing sight to be held: stickers. As college students strive to express themselves, a new fad on campus is adorning students’ water bottles and laptops with decorative stickers. Some more »

Freshman in Dorms (Steg 3N)

Steggy Hall home to 126 freshmen students

For freshmen girls on campus, Stegenga Hall is the place to be after West was torn down and Hospers transitioned to a men’s dorm. “We always have about 80 freshmen in Steggy and 80 in Fern,” resident director Hannah McBride said. “We usually split evenly. We keep our ratio similar of guys and girls in more »

Arts & Culture

Popular C.C beanies cap off winter outfits

Popular C.C beanies cap off winter outfits

Girls at Northwestern are gearing up for the winter months with a new favorite accessory: C.C beanies. These hats, complete with a small leather tag saying “C.C”, can be spotted all over campus. The exact origin of the beanie trend is unknown, but seniors Elisabeth Kahanic and Heidi Gritters were among the first few students more »


Alumna and students call out catcalling

Alumna and students call out catcalling

“But why was she walking alone?” “But it was a compliment!” “But don’t you think she asked for it?” “But what was she wearing?” This is the noise that often clouds the stories of women who are harassed. Northwestern alumna and current Chicago resident Kati Heng grew tired of these blame statements put on victims more »


Student celebrates Christmas year-round

The Christmas season seems to come earlier and earlier each year. Just days after Halloween, Wal-Mart was flooded with tinsel and Christmas ornaments, and Orange City’s main street streamed with decorations. Even Northwestern’s campus is welcoming the early Christmas season with music and sweaters. However, for some people an “early” Christmas season doesn’t exist. “Former more »


Feeling alone in a crowd

Sometimes I feel pretty alone, and it’s not because I don’t have friends. I certainly do have wonderful people in my life at Northwestern. My struggle stems from one of the most common places where all of us have spent time since freshman orientation: the caf. In the three years I have been here, the more »


Football claims conference title in snow

Northwestern hosted Midland University on Saturday, Nov. 15, and despite a snow-covered Korver Field, the Raiders were able to come away with a 22-2 win. The win on Senior Day gave NW a regular-season record of 8-2 and a 12th-place ranking heading into the post-season. Because of Morningside’s upset loss against Doane, NW won its more »