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Your guide to the city of Evanston

Delaney Nelson, Summer Managing Editor August 16, 2021

When people hear you’re going to Northwestern, they might think you’re going to school in Chicago. The billboards throughout the Chicagoland area that call NU “Chicago’s Big Ten Team” might lead...

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A beginner’s guide to Evanston politics and power players

Jacob Fulton, Summer Editor August 16, 2021

Over a century ago, Northwestern was established by the state of Illinois, creating the city of Evanston as a result. While you may not know it now, the city and NU are far more interconnected than meets...

Incoming students are always excited to get to know Chicago, but there are plenty of small businesses in Evanston to explore as well. The Daily takes you on a tour of some of our favorites.

Shopping Local: An Evanston Small Business Starter Pack

Ilana Arougheti, Senior Staffer August 16, 2021

Many Northwestern students walk into Wildcat Welcome determined to get to know “the city” well during their four years on campus. Though the phrase usually refers to wide-eyed Chicago outings at first,...

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A breakdown of some of the arts Evanston has to offer

Laya Neelakandan, Senior Staffer August 16, 2021

Looking for a play to watch? A gallery to walk through? A concert to attend? Evanston has got it all — if you know where to look. After over a year of virtual performances, dive back into the thrill...

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Year in Review: Evanston’s top stories throughout a transformative year

Jacob Fulton, Summer Editor August 16, 2021

Evanston is a robust city that’s transformed significantly over the past year — and it’s now the place you call home. If you’re planning on spending the next four years here, it’s important to...

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