For the final block, dancers donned matching shirts to dance till the end. NBN was there for it all.
Block 9, as it does every year, commemorated students for their hour clubs and featured an appearance from Morty. Check out what NBN captured.
Sandstorm, sponsored by Tinder? It's easier to explain Block 8 in photos.
Were the "NU Kids on the Block" outfits supposed to look different from the "It's Britney, Block" outfits? Who knows. Regardless, NBN captured what went down in the tent during Block 7.
DM reached even further back than the 2000s for the throwback "Hot Tent Time Machine" block. NBN caught all the action of Block 5, coming up on the halfway mark.
Dancers donned their sleepwear for Block 4, with the theme "u up?" NBN was there to cover the block, which included the annual sunrise sequence.
The tent took a trip back to the 2000s for Block 3, "It's Britney, Block." NBN captured this blast from the past.
It was space and sports inside the tent for Block 2. NBN captured the look of the "Space Jam" block.
Dance Marathon kicked off with the dual theme of "Comic Books & Captain Hooks." NBN captured the vibe in a tent full of superhero and Disney outfits.
The 43rd annual Dance Marathon kicked off tonight. NBN captured the dancers as they entered the tent for the beginning of their 30 hours.
NU Real Food hosted a campus dinner, called Food and Friends, on Sunday night in the Norris Louis room. The free meal included a nearly completely vegan spread, with dishes such as green freekeh meatballs and candied beet mousse.
As students and community members enjoyed the meal, two speakers delivered talks about sustainable food practices. Matt Ryan from the Talking Farm shared how his organization educates the community through their work in producing a bounty of fresh vegetables every year. A sous chef from Boltwood restaurant offered a consumer’s perspective on choosing to purchase real food.
Organizers Lauren Place, a Weinberg junior, and Samantha Yang, a Weinberg sophomore, said they hoped students came away with a fuller understanding of real food’s feasibility and impact through the night’s program.
A new portrait series made its way into the Dittmar Gallery last Friday: (In)Visible Men, which runs through March 22. The series, by Ricardo Lewis, attempts to bring visibility to a social group that has been historically marginalized. Each portrait depicts a Black man in front of a solid backdrop in order to limit visual cues that people use to make assumptions and stereotypes, which challenges the viewers to internalize the interconnectedness between themselves and Black men. This makes the viewer attempt to see Black men without a narrative or judgment.
Northwestern students and Evanston community members gather for a 2 hour class every Wednesday where they learn various dances around the world, and make some friends along the way. BLAST (Northwestern University Ballroom, Latin and Swing Team) offers free classes every Wednesday at Foster Dance Studios (near the L stop on Foster).
The classes offer a relaxed, come-as-you-are environment for learning various types of partner dances. This quarter, the class is focusing on Samba, Waltz and Intermediate West Coast swing.
“It’s open to any and every level of dance experience,” said Senior Emma Danbury, the co-coordinator for BLAST classes this school year. She notes that complete beginners and seasoned dancers alike have great experiences in the classes.
The class focuses on improving and learning new skills, but is far from serious. Between passes, dancers laugh and celebrate their success after mastering a new step. Dancers alternate partners throughout the course of the class, which builds a sense of community ...
Feb. 14 – bad news for singles, good news for couples, but does that include long-distance couples? Three students share their experience of being away from their significant other on Valentine’s Day.
“Our relationship has always been very strong, but I feel like it's matured since it's become long-distance – petty issues have fallen away and we've been more focused on just each other in our relationship, like being really good people for each other.
“One of the things we used to do every time we got out of high school, like at the end of the day, is we would look at the sky, because my high school was like this huge expanse – the clouds were enormous. We'd always just like spend a moment looking at the clouds. [Now] every time there is a sunset I send it to him, I take so many pictures, and I really wish that ...