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Tag: Off-Campus Life

The Week Ahead (February 24 – March 1)

Black House Community Night: AfroBeats Dance Workshop & Party   Monday, February 24 from 5:30 – 7:00 PM  1856 Orrington Residence Hall, Temporary Black House, 1856 Orrington Avenue  Celebrate Black History Month with Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA) at a dance party! Facilitated by members of AfroThunda, AfroBeats dance workshop is the last Black History Month event of this year. Dinner will be

Tips and Tricks to Off-Campus Housing

It’s mid-November, and Northwestern students are in the throes of finishing up whatever midterms they have, getting ready for finals, counting down the days until break, and yes, starting to look for off-campus housing. For students looking for off-campus housing, the fast pace of the housing process may catch first timers off-guard as many have

The Week Ahead (May 13-19)

“Elsewhere” Opening Reception  Thursday, May 16 from 5:00- 7:00 PM  Dittmar Gallery, Norris   Featuring the work of five Northwestern seniors in the Art Theory and Practice Department, “Elsewhere” explores how each artist uses individual practices to create their own space. The exhibit is free and open to the public; it will remain on view from

Five Things To Remember When Throwing a Safe Darty

Goodbye, harsh winter winds and freezing Chicago air! Hello, lovely spring breeze and warm Chicago sun! Now that the weather has finally taken a turn for the better, it’s time to enjoy the outdoors and start throwing some darties, amiright? For those of us unfamiliar with the term, a “darty” is a party thrown in the daytime. It’s an increasingly common trend that makes the most of the nice weather, but before you get too carried away, here are 5+ things to remember when throwing a safe darty.

Why I Became an Off-Campus Ambassador

I moved off campus my sophomore year, and while I’m glad I did, there were definitely things I wish I had known before moving all of my furniture, clothes, and dishes up those three flights of stairs to apartment A3. We called it “The Menagerie”, and what a fitting title. Our apartment was a bit of a zoo—a classy zoo—but a zoo nonetheless.

I didn’t think about discussing rules and chores with any of my future roommates before signing the lease. We talked about rent and bills, who would pay what and who was in charge, but we never got around to discussing our ideal living situation.