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Village Farmstand brings locally grown food to the Main-Dempster Mile

Matt Wechsler founded Village Farmstand. The storefront opened its doors on Dempster Street in August.

Zoe Malin, Reporter

September 24, 2020

Matt Wechsler, an Evanston resident and filmmaker, remembers his first experience at a farmer’s market in 2012. There, he fell in love with the flavors of locally grown produce and learned about how it was grown. At the time, Wechsler couldn’t imagine himself spending hours every day stocking...

Borrok: With politics, it’s how you play the game

Ben Borrok, Opinion Editor

September 24, 2020

Politics is a lot like a card game. Granted, the stakes are wildly different; a card game is often played for pride or a small cash prize, but with politics, the risks involve the livelihoods and rights of millions of Americans. At their very core, however, the two have striking similarities: the need...

Activists and legislators fight for the ability to fix items from home

A February meeting of the Evanston Repair Clinic, where volunteers show people how to fix their broken belongings. Right to Repair advocates want to make it easier for people to do their own repairs.

Christina Van Waasbergen, Reporter

September 24, 2020

When Evanston resident Beatriz Echeverria first came to the United States from Spain, she said she was shocked at Americans’ habit of throwing away their broken belongings instead of repairing them. So, Echeverria decided to do something about it. She founded the Evanston Repair Clinic, a recurring...

Men’s basketball leader and former NBA athlete Joe Ruklick dies at 82

Joe Ruklick. The former NU basketball player died on Sept. 16 at the age of 82.

Sophia Scanlan and Drew Schott

September 24, 2020

The first time former Chicago Tribune sportswriter Neil Milbert heard of Joe Ruklick was on television in the 1950s. A high school student in Northeast Iowa at the time, Milbert watched Ruklick play in the semifinals of the Illinois state tournament, and the Princeton, Ill. native stood out. “I...

Remembering Joe Ruklick’s Legacy

Joe Ruklick was a famed member of Northwestern’s basketball team, breaking 16 records and getting inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame.

Olivia Yarvis, Video Editor

September 24, 2020

From layups to ledes, alum Joe Ruklick’s mark on the Northwestern community extends beyond basketball. This video recaps his accomplishments both on the court and in the newsroom. Email: [email protected] Twitter: @oliviayarvis Related Stories: — Football: Gaspar Perricone, member of the 1949 Rose Bowl-winning ...