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University announces “Wildcat Wellness,” other pandemic safety regulations

A social distancing sign posted on the Lakefill. A University email announced new safety protocols on top of social distancing in public spaces.

Megan Munce, Development and Recruitment Editor

July 31, 2020

Vice President for Student Affairs Julie Payne-Kirchmeier, announced a new set of safety guidelines for the University in a July 31 email, including a two-week quarantine period called “Wildcat Wellness.” The period — which applies to students living both on campus and off, but who plan to go...

Podculture: Wildcats talk beloved character Harry Potter on his 40th birthday

Podculture: Wildcats talk beloved character Harry Potter on his 40th birthday

Haley Fuller, Reporter

July 31, 2020

Even though we know deep down that we won’t ever receive our letter from Hogwarts, the world of “Harry Potter” has captivated many members of the Northwestern community. They talked about the nostalgia surrounding the series, J.K. Rowling’s transphobic remarks and Deering Library’s resembl...

“Our songs are the stories of our lives”: Two men remember the beginnings of gay liberation on campus

“Our songs are the stories of our lives”: Two men remember the beginnings of gay liberation on campus

Alex Chun, Reporter

July 31, 2020

In 1970, Maher Ahmad and Bill Dry founded the Gay Liberation Front — Northwestern’s first gay rights advocacy group. The group hosted the first gay dance on campus, held demonstrations in the city and boycotted bars that had racist policies. Just a few years later, Vince McCoy would become the fi...

Blotter: Vehicle damage

Hannah Feuer, Reporter

July 30, 2020

A man punched an Evanston woman’s car that was parked in her driveway Wednesday evening, leaving a dent in the rear hatch. The incident occurred Wednesday around 7 p.m at 1820 Foster St., Evanston Police Cmdr. Brian Henry said. Two men were lying in the 42-year-old woman’s lawn when she went...

Harry Potter turns 40 amid quarantine and controversy

Communication sophomore Natalie Rarick’s “Harry Potter” has a shrine in her room, complete with the books, movies and her wand from Universal Orlando’s The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

Haley Fuller, Reporter

July 30, 2020

For Melissa Richmond, her dorm room feels brightened by “Harry Potter” decor and a stack of the new illustrated editions on the standard-issue bureau, a colorful addition to the room. The Weinberg junior has been an avid Potterhead since she was in fourth grade, just before “Harry Potter and...