The "Go U Northwestern", originally titled "Go Northwestern Go",[1] is one of the fight songs of Northwestern University. It was written in 1912 by Theodore Van Etten, a member of the Northwestern University Wildcat Marching Band at the time. It debuted November 23, 1912, at old Northwestern Field in Northwestern's football season-finale versus the Illinois Fighting Illini.[2]

The song, along with Northwestern's other fight song, "Rise, Northwestern!" (commonly called the "Push On Song" or simply "Push On!"), and the university's alma mater, "University Hymn" (sometimes "Quæcumque Sunt Vera") are Northwestern official school songs.[citation needed] "Go U Northwestern" or "Rise, Northwestern!" is played by the marching band during football games every time Northwestern scores against its opponent and at various other times during the game.[citation needed]

Along with being the Fight Song of Northwestern University, "Go U Northwestern" is the fight song for many high schools, including Waubonsie Valley High School in Aurora, IL, Rochester High School in Rochester, Illinois, Edwardsburg High School Edwardsburg, Michigan Northwestern High School in Hyattsville, MD, Cary-Grove High School in Cary, IL, Coronado School in El Paso, TX, South Hardin Community School District in Eldora, IA, Bureau Valley High School in rural Manilus, IL, Shades Valley High School in Irondale, AL, Minnetonka High School in Minnetonka, McCluer High School in Florissant, MO, Will Rogers High School in Tulsa, OK, Centennial High School in Las Cruces, New Mexico[3] and Lutheran High School Westland in Westland, MI as well as Northern Oklahoma College Enid[4] and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro from 1998 to 2010. Several other high schools utilize the fight song under its original name, "Go Northwestern Go".[5]


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