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50 Years of Queer Anger: Jussie Smollett and anti-blackness in the queer community

50 Years of Queer Anger: Jussie Smollett and anti-blackness in the queer community

A. Pallas Gutierrez, Columnist

February 7, 2019


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

This is the third column in “50 Years of Queer Anger,” a series examining LGBTQ+ issues in the United States since 1969. On January 29, Jussie Smollett, a black gay actor, was attacked in Chicago by two men in ski masks who yelled racist and homophobic slurs as they threw an unknown substance on his f...

Lacrosse: Northwestern not looking past unranked Louisville

Lacrosse: Northwestern not looking past unranked Louisville

Karim Noorani, Reporter

February 7, 2019


Filed under Lacrosse, Latest Stories, Sports

Lacrosse Despite dealing with all the pressures that come with being one of the country’s most prestigious programs, No. 7 Northwestern sounds like it’s playing with house money. “Our team’s pretty lighthearted,” senior attacker Selena Lasota said. “It’s very fun. We’re alwa...

NU alumnus explores the “twilight zone” of identities in upcoming photo exhibition

NU alumnus explores the “twilight zone” of identities in upcoming photo exhibition

Catherine Kim, Campus Editor

February 7, 2019


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

On a beach in Miami, a red and white Chinese finger trap in hand, Josh Aronson (Weinberg ‘16) asked Russell Kahn (Communication ‘16) to use the toy to visualize the tension between masculine and feminine energies. “(The Chinese finger trap) really captures this tone of sexual tension in an...

Blotter: Kohl’s packages stolen from front porch

Clare Proctor, Assistant City Editor

February 7, 2019


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

Two Kohl’s packages were stolen Wednesday from a woman’s porch in the 1800 block of Dodge Ave. The resident had a camera set up on her porch, Evanston Police Department Cmdr. Ryan Glew said. She saw on camera that UPS delivered her packages and then saw a man driving a gray Chevrolet HHR come...

The Daily Bounce: Penn State Recap, “Basketball Name Mashup,” Vic Law is an old Vince Carter?

The Daily Bounce: Penn State Recap, “Basketball Name Mashup,” Vic Law is an old Vince Carter?

Ryan Wangman, Audio Editor

February 7, 2019


Filed under Audio, Latest Stories, Multimedia, The Daily Bounce

The Daily Bounce keeps on rolling along as we bring you another week in Northwestern basketball. On the first segment of today's show, we recap the Wildcats’ deflating loss to Big Ten bottom-dweller Penn State, where #hottakes about the squad fly in from left and right. After the break, we play a NEW g...

Behind the Byline: Clare Proctor on Illinois possibly raising the age to buy tobacco. Is any Juul safe?

Behind the Byline: Clare Proctor on Illinois possibly raising the age to buy tobacco. Is any Juul safe?

Ryan Wangman, Audio Editor

February 7, 2019


Filed under Audio, Behind the Byline, City, Latest Stories, Multimedia, Top Stories

We talk to city reporter Clare Proctor, who's been looking into revived efforts by Illinois lawmakers to increase the age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21.

NU commits to maintaining all-women housing, though Hobart House’s long-term fate remains unclear

NU commits to maintaining all-women housing, though Hobart House’s long-term fate remains unclear

Atul Jalan, Reporter

February 7, 2019


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Student Government, Top Stories

Northwestern administrators confirmed the University’s commitment to maintaining non-greek, all-women residential spaces in a Q&A session held during Wednesday’s ASG Senate meeting. Hobart House will exist for the “foreseeable future,” administrators said, though the building’s long-term fate...

Reproductive consultant talks women’s health, career at PPGA event

Reproductive consultant talks women’s health, career at PPGA event

Neya Thanikachalam, Reporter

February 7, 2019


Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories

Population and reproductive health consultant Judith Frye Helzner discussed her 40-year career in global reproductive health at a Wednesday event organized by the Northwestern chapter of Planned Parenthood Generation Action. Helzner’s presentation primarily focused on her career path and how it...

ASG to hold second annual Improve NU competition in February

ASG to hold second annual Improve NU competition in February

Elizabeth Byrne, Campus Editor

February 7, 2019


Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories, Student Government

Associated Student Government will hold its second annual Improve NU competition — newly divided into five categories — in February, ASG announced in a Jan. 31 press release. Introduced in 2018, the competition allows teams of up to four students to pitch and implement ideas that will “improve...

Students from Chicago remain undecided about mayoral election

Students from Chicago remain undecided about mayoral election

Andres Correa, Reporter

February 7, 2019


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Politics

With less than three weeks until the Chicago mayoral election, many Northwestern students from Chicago still remain undecided about who to vote for. Last September, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced he would not seek re-election. There are currently 14 candidates on the Feb. 26 ballot, but in...

NU alumni-produced musical to premiere at Chicago Musical Theatre Festival

NU alumni-produced musical to premiere at Chicago Musical Theatre Festival

Thea Showalter, Reporter

February 6, 2019


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Theater, Top Stories

Ryan Martin and Elliott Hartman came into Northwestern University with a mutual love of theater but no definite plans of where to take their passions. They evolved from freshman-year roommates to classmates to friends, and have since graduated and become collaborators on Martin’s new original show,...

Scottish artists bring ‘choose-your-own-adventure’ musical to Northwestern

Scottish artists bring ‘choose-your-own-adventure’ musical to Northwestern

Janea Wilson, Reporter

February 6, 2019


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Theater

In writing “The Girl Who,” Scott Gilmour and Claire McKenzie wanted to give the audience a say in the plot. The musical has 128 possible storylines driven by audience input, which may leave them wondering if they really made the right choice. “The Girl Who” will run at the Mussetter-Struble...