Big Questions Ep. 10: Northwestern @ Dillo Day

Big Questions Ep. 10: Northwestern @ Dillo Day

August 30, 2019 17 By Stanley Isaacs


(upbeat pop music) – I’m Sam Clark with Crimson Education and we’re here at Northwestern University on Dillo Day, the largest student-run music festival in the United States. And we’re here to ask some big questions. (upbeat pop music) Guys, it’s Dillo Day, are you excited? – Hell yeah! Oh, can I– – (bleep) yeah, yeah! (bleep) yeah! – It’s Dillo Day. How excited
are you for Dillo Day? – [Students] So excited, woo! – What’s the best thing about Dillo Day? – Uh– – Piggy back rides. – (bleep) friendship. – (bleep) friendship. Do you have anything to add? – Uh yeah, uh, potatoes. – Okay, potatoes. Do you guys know the origin
of why it’s called Dillo Day? – It’s for the armadillo, right? – The armadillo, yeah. Anything beyond that? Just in honor of armadillos? – I heard it was a tradition
from, I think, Texas? And now it’s been a thing for a while. – [Sam] Yeah, yeah,
good, good, good, good. What’s the best thing about Northwestern? – I think the best
thing about Northwestern is that it’s so close to Chicago. – How many campuses are by
a lake and by a big city? – That’s like, even fewer. That’s probably single
digits, maybe half digits. It doesn’t even make it that way, right? – It’s a city environment without actually being in the city. And, I mean, the bars
are just as expensive. I paid $25 for three shots. – I love the diverse community. Everyone here has differing ideas, and people can just have a
conversation all the time. – These are Froot Loops. Have you been eating them
throughout the festival? – Throughout the festival. – That’s smart. – I think mine would just be the people. The people that I’ve met at Northwestern have made it so worthwhile at the end. – I’d say Northwestern
just has an atmosphere of competition, balanced by people who are also at the same time living life and are still very chill. I came here and I was like, ah, everyone’s gonna be super intense. There are chill people here. There’s a lot of chill, good people here. – Beautiful environment and Emeric. – And Emeric. – Emeric’s the best part. This is the best part of
Northwestern right here. Right here. – Yo, Branford. Branford Canada. – Yeah, yeah, that’s a good point. ♫ Wa, wa, wa, wa, wa. (record scratching)
♫ Chiggy, Chiggy, ch, ch. ♫ Chiggy Bang was here 24 years ago. ♫ Actually that’s a lie. ♫ Like four years ago. ♫ Waka, Waka, Waka ♫ Flocka, Flocka flame and North Coast. (singing in foreign language) – No, actually Waka
Flocka Flame is gonna be at Summer Camp in a week from now. Summer Camp is actually
the place you wanna be at. – Yeah, but what about Dillo Day? What’s the best part about Dillo Day? – The best part about Dillo
Day is people can sneak in. Oh! (laughs) – [Sam] In contrast,
what’s the worst thing about Northwestern? – Can I swear on camera? – Yes, you may. – It’s hard as (bleep).
– Hard as (bleep), okay. We might bleep it out, but you can. – It’s really hard. – I think it’s a little bit isolating. It can be, and that’s
no just at Northwestern. I think it may be a thing everywhere. – Traveling through the
city to the North Side, even though this is as much
of a suburb as you can get. That is a big pain in the ass. And that definitely takes
away from my ability to come here as much as I want to. – I agree. – Probably all the nerds. – Nerds. – Yeah, there’s a lot of nerds here. – Like a bio-medical engineer? – Yeah, I’m a nerd. – You’re a self-professed nerd, but you’re like, also
there’s a lot of nerds. – There’s a lot of nerds. – 50 hours a week of homework. – I don’t sleep, I actually
don’t sleep at night. Wow, ’cause I just study all the time. – Bad Mexican food. (laughing) The Mexican food is not good enough here. Yeah, I need a better burrito. – [Sam] What’s a typical Saturday night like at Northwestern? – I feel like a Saturday night for me is pretty much just chilling with friends in dorms, or wherever they’re staying. – Yeah, I second that. It’s very much like
whatever you want to do. If you wanna go out, you can go out. If you wanna hang out with your friends, you can hang out with your friends. There’s no obligation or anything. You can make the most out of it. – Normally I’m studying, or doing some kind of
work, I’ll be honest. – Yeah, I’m probably chillin’. I worked all Saturday, so bar, but just chill, I don’t know. – But now it’s Dillo Day
and you’re celebrating. – He’s honest. – [Sam] Do you remember what you wrote your college essay about? – I wrote my college
application essay about Legos. I’m a chemical engineering major, and I talked about how chemistry is very much like my passion about Legos. You have all these different pieces, and you know what they
are to a certain extent, and you’re trying put them together. Some pieces fit better with
each other than others. And I was talking about how my, hi! I was talking about how
my passion for Legos kinda like was transferred
to my passion for chemistry. – For my actual essay I wrote
about the library, I think. Because I used to read a lot as a kid, and I feel like that helped me be the bookish person that I am today. – I wrote about how I
went on an immersion trip in South Dakota on an Indian Reservation. And I went to a sweat lodge,
and it was transforming. The experience was
amazing, so I wrote about how I could use the tools that
I learned in that exercise in the rest of my stressful
periods in my life. – I think I wrote it about being the best person I could be, and all that stuff, you know? – About how much of a
troll I was in high school. – Contrast. Anything else to add to the camera? – Yeah, enjoy music and have a great day. (upbeat pop music) – [All] Subscribe to Crimson Education! Woo! – Dillo Day! – Let me sing this for you. Thank you, I appreciate this. ♫ Bomp, bomp, bomp, bomp, bomp, bomp ♫ Ba, ba, da, da, da ♫ Bomp, bomp, bomp, bomp, bomp, bomp ♫ Ba, bomp, bomp, bomp ♫ I ain’t talkin’ to you broke ♫ (bleep) I got money now ♫ All I understand is (lips blowing) ♫ Since that check came in ♫ Everybody talkin’ like a ♫ Actin’ funny now ♫ That don’t matter, all I hear is ♫ (lips blowing) Since that check came in ♫ I love it when you talk to me ♫ My cash machine, my cash machine ♫ Bomp, ba, ba, ba ♫ I love it when you talk to me ♫ My cash machine, my cash machine ♫ Since that check came in – Take a bow. (cheering) That was great, that was great. – To the homies at Brown Sugar Acapella, they taught me how to that. – Shout out, shout out. (cheering)