I’m a junior in Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. This summer, I got ‘fired’ from my unpaid editorial internship after The Atlantic published an article that I’d written.
That’s the lead. The full story is a little more complicated. I spent this summer writing for a small weekly paper with a tiny, fiercely dedicated staff, downward-spiraling circulation and five editorial interns, all unpaid. Now that print journalism is on its last legs, working for the weekly felt a little like pushing an old lady in a wheelchair. But I liked the creative and autonomous nature of the internship, which meant that I could walk into the office, write about anything that interested me and publish it on a legit site. Could I write about Nicolas Cage and Disney Princesses? Sure. Walk to a park an interview homeless guys about philosophy? You betcha.
Bonus: Norris can double as a Soviet bunker circa 1977!
Rumor has it that Northwestern is full of nerds, but I bet you’re thinking that the class of 2017 is gonna be different. “We’ll socialize!” you say, “We’ll never set foot in the library!”, “We’ll skip office hours to go to impromptu jam sessions on the lakefill!”
Ah, how grand it is to be young and naive. I bet you also think that, during all of your so-called ‘free time,’ you’ll spend hours laughing and being merry with friends in the student union, pausing from your leisure only to accept a beer from your waiter, or to play with one of the freely roaming puppies.
I’m here to burst your bubble and tell you that Norris is nothing like the heavenly place you have been dreaming about.
Let’s Scrooge McDuck this mofo
As you may have ascertained from my previous posts about college, I recently graduated. It’s great and terrible at the same time. Honestly I’m a wreck. But that’s not what this article is about. This article is about money.
Unless you’re lucky enough to get a full ride scholarship (smart asses) or your parents are paying for all of your school (rich bitches), you’ve probably taken out a student loan or two to pay for your totally-worth-$50K-a-year education. Unfortunately, once you graduate, they expect you to pay those back. Which kinda sucks, especially if your “real job” hasn’t started yet. This is the situation I’m currently in, and it has left me both broke and bored. So, naturally, I’ve compiled a list of things I would do for $1:
Where Pintos are almost as rampant as cigars and political repression.
In lieu of the ”OH EHM GEE you guys look at all these pictures of my summer abroad, oh my gawd I’m having the most incredible adventure” Facebook album, I’ve opted to express my feelings on Cuba, a truly beautiful country, through a more heinous medium (wait let’s be honest I’m still posting Facebook pictures. The only reason there aren’t more is that the internet is slow as balls).
Cuba is incredible and different from anywhere I’ve ever been. I learned a shit-ton in five weeks, but I’m still very much an outsider. But my Spanish is better and I have an increased penchant for rum. My salsa moves, however, are still a work in progress. The hope is that after three more weeks I’ll look less like an epileptic chicken.
EVANSTON–After returning from a 5-month study abroad program located in Paris, France, Sally Peterson (Weinberg ’14) reportedly spent the next month and a half being an annoying prick about how life-changing the experience was.
Those who have spoken to Peterson since she returned have said that she “literally will not shut the fuck up about study abroad and how cultured she is.”
An anonymous post on the Northwestern Crushes Facebook page has prompted a Bienen junior to believe that she just HAS to be the subject of the crush.
On the morning of Saturday, April 27th, Northwestern Crushes published the following anonymous declaration of love signed by “a friend”:
“Note: This is NOT about Hayley,” the crush said probably.
“We’ve been friends for the past year. You don’t know how I feel about you and I don’t know how to tell you. You’re beautiful and I’m so lucky to have met you. I don’t want to say your name, but I hope one day I can tell you how I really feel. Sincerely, a friend.”
Weinberg junior Hayley Smith announced Monday that she is just so sure that the post is about her.
“It said ‘You’re beautiful and I’m so lucky to have met you,’” she noted. “I mean, that has to be me, right?”
Smith’s certainty still remains questioned. One student commented on the post “Jill Kim, is this you?” The comment received 3 ‘likes’. Another student commented “lolololol Erin Hayes.” Smith waved the comments away.
“The post clearly says ‘We’ve been friends for the past year.’ Who else could that possibly be referring to?” she said.
This is the second post that Smith claims “could LITERALLY not be about anyone else.” She referred to another anonymous post from April 15th that mentioned “the girl with the brown hair sitting in Norbucks.”
Monitor of the “NU Crushes” Facebook page declined to comment and the matter is still under investigation by NUPD.
Is it true that Morty once took Margaret Thatcher to a nice dinner and never called her back?
Because 33 things that go through the mind of every Northwestern student (almost) every day just wasn’t enough.
1) OF ALL THE GIN JOINTS IN ALL THE WORLD WHY DID TISDAHL HAVE TO SHUT DOWN MINE.
2) No but it’s fine The Keg wasn’t that great I’ll just go somewhere else in Evanston OH MY GOD THERE IS NO WHERE ELSE.
4) It’s April. Why the fuck do I need to wear a Northface in April.
5) If BK was a McDonalds I would be broke and fat.