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In Focus: As climate change worsens, combined sewers pose new issues

illustration by Catherine Buchaniec

Emma Edmund, Print Managing Editor

May 26, 2020

Evanston’s sewer system has been flooded with problems for decades. As early as 1902, the city’s commissioner of public works declared the sewer system to be “inadequate in size and depth to serve the demands of the city.” Almost a century later, Evanston City Council approved a program in...

In Focus: Independent businesses in Evanston deal with declining support

In Focus: Independent businesses in Evanston deal with declining support

Sophia Scanlan, Development and Recruitment Editor

March 6, 2020

If you walk through the streets of Evanston, you’ll notice struggling small businesses, empty storefronts and a plethora of big-box chains. Small businesses in the city have faced challenges in the past decade. In the last year alone, several longstanding independent stores have closed, including...

In Focus: After split from Cru, Impact looks toward future at Northwestern

In Focus: After split from Cru, Impact looks toward future at Northwestern

Cassidy Jackson, Reporter

March 5, 2020

 To view the transcript of Seen Not Heard: Part One, click here. When Sarabi Woods (Weinberg ’18) saw a lack of racial diversity in religious groups on campus, she took matters into her own hands. The year was 2017, and Woods decided to form Northwestern’s chapter of Impact, a bla...

Editor Emma Edmund explains history of Fossil Free NU, divestment

Jacob Fulton, Assistant City Editor

March 4, 2020

Across the world, universities, institutions and governments are divesting from the fossil fuel industry to combat climate change. City Editor Emma Edmund breaks down the history of Fossil Free Northwestern and the divestment movement on Northwestern’s campus. Email: jacobfulton2023@u.northwestern.edu  Twitt...

In Focus: Trustees and student activists at impasse after divestment proposal rejected

In Focus: Trustees and student activists at impasse after divestment proposal rejected

Emma Edmund, City Editor

March 3, 2020

It was below freezing. Wind blew flurries of snow everywhere, rendering the coats and gloves students wore relatively useless. But the ugly weather did not stop a group of approximately 50 students from Fossil Free Northwestern from gathering in front of the Technological Institute, unfurling banners...