It was no ordinary Wednesday when the musical group "Flintface" brought music and meaning to high school students at Northwestern.
Right from the start, all eyes were fixed on the auditorium stage littered with hundreds of paper messages strewn across the floor.
The crowd's enthusiasm grew with each subsequent song Flintface delivered, and the message wasn't lost on them.
"Some people have to fight just to get up in the morning."
Several factors influenced SADD to move forward and book Flintface.
This year, Northwestern is heralding in the holiday season with three performances that capture a bygone era.
If the holidays are about family and nostalgia, then "The 1940's Radio Hour" fits the bill perfectly.
"The parents wanted to do another Christmas show," explained Director Bill Mutimer, who staged "It's a Wonderful Life" last fall. "This play does two things. It is an actual 1942 radio show that even features the Dickens' Christmas story, making it still a holiday play and it teaches [the students] about an era they don't know."
Anastasia Rivas, the young girl featured on the cover of "Parade Magazine" a few weeks ago, will now be able to do the things she has struggled with, thanks to 3-D printers.
The same sort of technology that gave the 10-year-old a new hand is now available to Northwestern students, who call themselves members of the "Makers Club."
Less than a year old, the Makers Club is attracting the attention of students who see the practical benefits technology promises now and in the future.
Two 3-D printers are available to the group, comprised mainly of underclassmen.