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“Chemical Hearts” focuses on loss and love through a teenage lens

Austin Abrams (left) and Lili Reinhart (right) star in Amazon Prime’s “Chemical Hearts,” a movie that centers on an unrequited love between high school seniors Henry Page and Grace Towns.

Janea Wilson, Reporter

August 25, 2020

The unrequited love between a hopeless romantic and a girl who has suffered tremendous loss is the center focus of Amazon Studios’ “Chemical Hearts.” Starring “Riverdale” breakout Lili Reinhart and “Euphoria” actor Austin Abrams, this film is not the typical teenage romance story as it...

Evanston composer premieres new composition celebrating centenary of women’s suffrage

Stacy Garrop. The composer wrote a piece commemorating the passing of the 19th Amendment.

Yonjoo Seo, Reporter

August 25, 2020

Award-winning composer and Evanston resident Stacy Garrop premiered her orchestral piece virtually at the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music in California on Aug. 9. Inspired by the fight for women’s suffrage in the U.S., “The Battle for the Ballot” commemorated the centennial of the ratification...

The show must go on: Theatre groups reimagine shows for virtual stage

Students perform in the 76th Annual Dolphin Show, “Ragtime.” The Dolphin Show and other theatre groups are still planning shows for the 2020-21 academic year, even if they’re forced to perform remotely.

Evan Robinson-Johnson, Reporter

August 16, 2020

Under normal circumstances, theatre is one of the most vibrant ways to spend your evenings at Northwestern. Whether you’re part of a production or watching from the audience, there’s a show to be engaged with almost every week. But these aren’t normal circumstances and things will be different...

Hitting the right note: A guide to Northwestern’s a cappella scene

Northwestern has 14 a cappella groups for students with varying interests. Students can audition to join in the fall.

Jacob Fulton, Reporter

August 16, 2020

As incoming freshmen look to hit the right note as they begin their first adventures at Northwestern, an a cappella group presents a chance to make new friends — and do so in harmony. However, in NU’s vast a cappella landscape, it can be hard to know where to start. So we’re going to break it down...

Northwestern theatre students demand anti-racist action, accountability from department

The Northwestern Arch. Students said they have experienced racism and exclusion at every level of the Northwestern theatre department, from department and student shows to curriculum.

Binah Schatsky, Reporter

August 9, 2020

On June 2, just over a week after the killing of George Floyd, Northwestern theatre faculty issued a statement to theatre majors against racial violence. Grace Dolezal-Ng (Communication ‘20) opened the email in a late night, end-of-senior-year fog and immediately hit “reply.” She called the...