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Pandemic plastic: How PPE litter is harming Evanston

The pandemic has worsened littering in Evanston due to discarded personal protective equipment.
October 20, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic is generating mountains of medical waste that experts say are overwhelming recycling and garbage centers both in Evanston and across the nation. In 2018, medical waste company...

White coats and purple helmets: Wildcats prepare for football season and medical careers

A number of Northwestern players on this year’s roster are navigating two career paths: preparing for a football season and preparing to be a doctor.
October 18, 2020

Tyler Gillikin never imagined he’d be starting his first year of medical school in the middle of a once-in-a-century pandemic. As a first-year at Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine, he’s...

Evanston Made’s second-annual Maker’s Market adjusts set up to safely accommodate local artists

The Maker’s Market at Maple Street Parking Garage in Downtown Evanston. The market was adapted this year to meet COVID-19 restrictions.
October 18, 2020

Seventy-four Evanston-based artists sold goods ranging from beaded necklaces to illustrated cards two parking spaces apart from one another at the Maple Street Parking Garage as a part of the second annual...

Isolation sinks in as students approach midterms

Norris University Center. Though usually packed during midterms, the quiet atmosphere of Norris this fall promotes distanced studying opportunities for students on campus.
October 13, 2020

Every midterm season, students pack coffee shops and study rooms throughout campus, collaborating with friends on assignments and discussing topics for classes. But this year, Fall Quarter looks a little...

Masks become social norm, safety expectation on Evanston campus

In accordance with CDC guidelines and state-wide requirements, Northwestern requires masks to be worn in public spaces on campus.
October 12, 2020

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, masks are one of the most useful tools to slow the spread of COVID-19. But while masks are a potentially life-saving tool, they’ve taken...

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