– Hi, my name’s Alex Quinones, and I’m a junior at
Northwestern University, studying theater and history, and I’m from Denver, Colorado. So a typical day in my
life here at Northwestern, I usually wake up around
like 8:30 in the morning, get to class at 9:00 a.m. It’s just a few blocks
away from my apartment. And then I have acting
class from 9:00 to 11:00, and then I’m working in the scene shop at the Theatre Department at Northwestern from 11:00 to 2:00, and then I get a nice short little break where I usually go hang
out on the Lakefill, get some lunch, and then a history class
from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. And then I often have an
hour break for dinner, where I’ll come back to my
apartment, cook some dinner, maybe go out somewhere in Evanston. Get a quick bite to eat. And then usually from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. is rehearsals for almost anything that’s happening here at Northwestern. All the student theater
productions rehearse from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. Today I get to wake up, go strike my show in the good old Shanley Pavilion, which is one of our student theater spaces here on campus, and then I have rehearsal
for Griffin’s Tale. And then I get to go to our library and write an essay. – Alright, so tell me about this rock. – This rock, affectionately
known as The Rock, early 1960s, it was 1961, a group of freshman on campus decided they wanted to make a
name for themselves on campus, do something cool, and
went out and painted it with the 1960s equivalent of, like, freshmen rule, seniors suck. And ever since then, the
tradition of the Northwestern Rock has stuck around. – Have you ever painted The Rock? – I’ve guarded The Rock. I’ve never actually painted The Rock. One year an intro to
geology class went here and tried to take a
core sample of The Rock. They got about nine inches
in before the drill broke, so there are at least nine
inches of paint, but– – Nine inches of paint? – Yeah, at least nine inches of paint. – Oh, yeah. Let’s head over to… – Class?
– Literally that building. – Okay, cool. – So what is this building? – This the lovely Harris Hall. It’s home to the Department of History here at Northwestern, and it’s where I take most of my classes. – Alright, cool. Well, let’s head on in. – [Alex] It is my favorite
classroom at Northwestern. – So tell me about your major. – I’m actually a double major. So I came in as a theater
major and only a theater major, and then my sophomore
year I picked up a double in the History Department. – [Interviewer] So did
you choose Northwestern because of the theater major? – Largely. But I chose Northwestern, actually, mostly because it was a really
strong liberal arts school in addition to being
a good theater school, and I knew that I wanted to study things other than theater with
my time in college. – Right. So what do you think makes the Northwestern Theatre
Department different or unique from a different school? – There’s an investment
in individual development as an artist here at Northwestern. A lot of the professors are living… Working and living in the city of Chicago as actors and directors and producers and production managers and stage managers and designers and playwrights. For instance, my acting teacher runs Lookingglass Theatre and started it with David Schwimmer. And I take classes with him twice a week. The best thing about
the Theatre Department here at Northwestern is the people and just kind of the whole environment that the professors work
really hard to create, but also all the students
work really hard to create. It’s collaborative, it’s not cutthroat. And that’s not just the theater thing. That’s a thing you can find in any community in Northwestern. Film, the engineers, the School of Music. It’s a cool thing to be a part of. – So where are we right now? – We are on the second floor of the Theatre and Interpretation Center, which is the home for
the Theatre Department here at Northwestern. Northwestern offers a BA in theater. Bachelor of the Arts, not a Bachelor of Fine Arts, or a BFA. And that’s because Northwestern
really wants to encourage a really diverse group
of artists and students and scholars to come here and collaborate. And so the Theatre Department
academically at Northwestern really does a lot to try
to give their students as many experiences with the
world of professional theater in a really wide variety of ways. – Do most students who study
theater at Northwestern go into theater
professionally, postgraduate? – So a lot do, and… You know, by that logic,
some others don’t. Some people go on to work as actors, some people go on to work as
directors and playwrights, but the great thing about being
in a place like Northwestern with a lot of people that have interests that lie in a lot of different realms is that people often find a way to splice them and find cool, interesting,
unique things to do. – You know what you wanna do after you graduate? – I have no idea. I wanna act in plays and
movies and television. I also wanna teach and travel the world. So, if you have any job listings, tell me. – So stay tuned. – So what’s this building? – This is Norris University Center. It is the center of student
life here at Northwestern. And it is right on the
shores of Lake Michigan, so come, let’s check it out. This is Northwestern
University’s Lakefill. I love this place because this is where I decided
to come to Northwestern. After I toured all around campus I had some time to kill before
my mom came and picked me up, and I just went out and sat on these rocks and stared at the lake for a while and did some soul-searching. So this has always been one of
my favorite places on campus in the warm months, in the cold months. It’s so fun to be able to just come out and sit on Lake Michigan, and actually, just south down there, there a bunch of beaches, so not a lot of other campuses can say, we have beaches right over there. – What advice would you give when it comes to college admissions, college, etc? – Uh… It’s okay not to know anything. In fact, if you feel like
you don’t know anything, that probably means you’re actually considering all of the right things. Don’t apply to 15 schools. I applied to 15 schools. I think I wanted to go
to like three of them. And fortunately, this was one of them. So I got really lucky in that respect. But I think, stay open to things. Stay excited about things. There’s a lot of the
world you haven’t seen, and there’s a lot of it left to see. What was the question? I talked for a while. If you liked this video and want to learn more about top colleges, subscribe to Crimson Education.

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59 thoughts on “A Day in the Life: Northwestern Student

  • July 11, 2017 at 5:52 am
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    Great videos man 👍

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  • July 11, 2017 at 5:58 am
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    great videos, make one of Georgia Tech please¡¡¡

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  • July 11, 2017 at 6:45 am
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    Can you make a caltech one please

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  • July 11, 2017 at 7:42 am
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    Columbia please!!

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  • July 11, 2017 at 7:53 am
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    Whoops, I applied to 16 schools

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  • July 11, 2017 at 9:06 am
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    Can make a video about Film and Television?

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  • July 11, 2017 at 11:23 am
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    Idk why I love watching these I'm already in college 😂

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  • July 11, 2017 at 11:30 am
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    He is super cute.

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  • July 11, 2017 at 1:49 pm
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    Waiting for a Dartmouth video

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  • July 11, 2017 at 2:16 pm
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    This guy has a cool vibe

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  • July 12, 2017 at 12:38 am
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    WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS !!!!

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  • July 13, 2017 at 6:54 am
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    can you follow more stem/business major people?

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  • July 13, 2017 at 9:19 pm
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    This Guy looks like the guy that killed Abraham Lincoln

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  • July 14, 2017 at 5:07 pm
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    this guy was my tour guide when i visited northwestern!!!!

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  • July 15, 2017 at 4:23 am
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    Dude's got a mean pedo mustache on his face

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  • July 20, 2017 at 2:49 pm
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    Princeton please

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  • July 24, 2017 at 5:22 am
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    2:55 is that a no gun sign on a door
    what the fuck

    sincerely,
    an australian

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  • July 25, 2017 at 3:39 am
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    A Day in the Life: Northwestern Student
    – Crushing student loan anxiety

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  • July 26, 2017 at 3:01 am
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    Could you make a Day in the Life for McGill University?

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  • August 2, 2017 at 1:34 am
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    idk how i got to this video but this young man is captivating / fine asl

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  • August 3, 2017 at 7:06 pm
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    love that no gun sign on the door CHICAGO WOO

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  • August 11, 2017 at 10:37 pm
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    Hey guys, great video, but do you mind telling me the name and artist of the song that starts at 4:37? Would be greatly appreciated

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  • August 13, 2017 at 7:54 am
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    I like this guy. He doesn't say "I have to do 'this'. He says "I get to do this"

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  • August 16, 2017 at 3:35 pm
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    I go to Northwestern and I'm chuckling as I watch this video I feel like I have the inside scoop

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  • September 18, 2017 at 4:21 am
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    the nyu, uchicago, and northwestern videos all have cute people as the student for the video wth

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  • September 23, 2017 at 8:53 pm
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    Cool channel!

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  • September 26, 2017 at 3:05 pm
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    Gotta lose the moustache dude or grow a goatee .

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  • October 4, 2017 at 3:07 am
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    do Princeton please!

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  • October 12, 2017 at 2:14 am
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    He would be a great teacher!!!

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  • October 23, 2017 at 6:05 pm
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    You have to start putting these beats in the description because they're SO good

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  • October 25, 2017 at 2:57 am
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    Recommendation: shave the stache.

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  • November 1, 2017 at 6:53 pm
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    I like watching videos chronicling the lives of future baristas.

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  • November 29, 2017 at 9:12 am
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    Thought I was going to see a bong or a bowl on his nightstand during the intro.

    These videos are really informative and entertaining! They appeal to such a wide market (high schooler, undergrads, post grads, young adults, etc). Keep it up!

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  • December 30, 2017 at 7:05 am
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    He looks like borat

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  • January 2, 2018 at 12:41 pm
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    purple pride xxxxx

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  • January 11, 2018 at 2:37 pm
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    really like the music

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  • January 15, 2018 at 5:39 pm
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    Another racist institution…you're all living a lie

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  • January 28, 2018 at 4:29 pm
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    He looks like Borat

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  • March 21, 2018 at 4:06 am
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    Whats the intro song??

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  • March 25, 2018 at 4:13 am
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    Wildcats! yeah acting is a big deal there, anyone that knows, knows…this is the place to be to be get up and up in the film or t.v. show business, just ask Stephen Colbert!

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  • April 14, 2018 at 7:02 am
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    Nice soundtrack…

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  • May 11, 2018 at 3:12 pm
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    I live so close to Northwestern

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  • May 18, 2018 at 3:11 pm
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    what is the background music?

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  • June 12, 2018 at 3:10 am
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    Do George Washington University pleeeeease

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  • August 6, 2018 at 9:52 pm
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    I want to double major in theatre and computer science, so this was great for showing me that I can do that at northwestern! Thank you!

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  • August 8, 2018 at 9:29 pm
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    This dude is gonna kill it working at Panera

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  • August 31, 2018 at 12:54 am
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    How much weed this dude smoke 😂

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  • October 18, 2018 at 3:09 pm
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    Here at northwestern…

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  • November 18, 2018 at 1:48 am
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    Dream School!!😍😍😍

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  • December 4, 2018 at 10:39 pm
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    Yay class of 2023

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  • January 20, 2019 at 7:53 pm
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    At 2:57, the door had a 'NO GUNS ALLOWED' symbol on it 😨

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  • February 7, 2019 at 7:30 pm
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    Never knew you could study Acting in an University.

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  • April 1, 2019 at 6:39 am
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    This shit is basically porn to me at this point.

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  • April 7, 2019 at 5:41 am
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    His eye contact IM—

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  • June 15, 2019 at 1:43 pm
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    excuse me but the interviewer is like an exact copy of sam claflin

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  • September 4, 2019 at 2:31 am
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    I’m going to Northwestern as a theater major next year and I’m NERVOUS but this video really helped!!! Thank you!!!

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  • September 9, 2019 at 6:29 pm
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    where are the black people? FUcking racists.

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