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When your house is not a home: domestic violence in Chicago amid a pandemic

When your house is not a home: domestic violence in Chicago amid a pandemic

Kathryn Augustine, Reporter

July 7, 2020

The Daily has chosen to rename sources who wish to remain anonymous for personal safety reasons. These sources are introduced with an asterisk. Candace* was in the middle of taking her remote nursing final when her husband and his friend stormed into her Chicago apartment. Though the couple had chos...

In Focus: A Park School teacher faced harassment after coming out as transgender. The school district struggled to act.

In Focus: A Park School teacher faced harassment after coming out as transgender. The school district struggled to act.

Andrea Bian, Print Managing Editor

June 16, 2020

From a young age, Ren Heckathorne always saw themself as a teacher. Education always fascinated Heckathorne. They became familiar with the classroom and teaching from watching their mother, a special education teacher. “I had the experience of going into her classroom as a kid and hearing stories,”...

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...