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CSOs: Storms cause wastewater discharge in Lake Michigan

Here in Evanston, the pipes that handle our sewage and the pipes that handle stormwater are combined.

Emma Edmund and Jacob Ohara

May 26, 2020

The Daily Northwestern takes a look into how storms can cause combined sewer overflows in Evanston and the greater Chicago area. Closed captions available.   Email: emmaedmund2022@u.northwestern.edu and jacobohara2022@u.northwestern.edu Twitter: @emmaeedmund and @JacobHenryOhara Related Stories In Focus: As climate change worsens, combined sewers pose n...

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...

A home away from home: Chinese international freshmen on campus create community through cooking

Tony Luo cooks century egg with tofu, a traditional Chinese dish, at his dorm

Rayna Song, Reporter

May 26, 2020

Chinese international freshmen remaining on Northwestern’s Evanston campus are putting empty dorm kitchens to good use and finding community away from home. As many of their peers left campus with the announcement of the remote quarter, some Chinese international students remained to avoid the diff...

Northwestern undergraduate finds popularity on TikTok cooking Asian dishes

Tony Luo cooks century egg with tofu, a traditional Chinese dish, at his dorm

Rayna Song, Reporter

May 26, 2020

While in quarantine, Northwestern undergraduate Tony Luo began sharing Asian dishes on TikTok several times a week. Check out the motivation behind these videos. Closed captions available. Email raynasong2023@u.northwestern.edu Twitter @Rayna52637952 ...

Desi-American women fight period stigma during Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

PERIOD at Northwestern’s online petition advocating for free menstrual products in Illinois homeless shelters. At the time of publishing, the petition had over 500 signatures.

Megan Munce, Assistant Campus Editor

May 25, 2020

Meghna Gaddam, Samanvi Kanugula and Mahie Gopalka are the three Desi-American women behind PERIOD at Northwestern fighting for an end to period stigma in their culture and the state of Illinois. The social-media based student organization started after Gaddam, the organization’s founder and president,...