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Impress friends with winning white elephant gifts

Mark Ficken, Reporter

November 29, 2013


Filed under 2013 Holiday Guide, Latest Stories

Alas, you’ve been pulled into another white elephant gift exchange. Are you trying to erase those horrible memories of white elephants past? You know, the one where you were left with one dirty sock while all your friends walked away with riches beyond compare? If you want to win white elephant this...

Women’s Basketball: Wildcats prepare for game against Leopards, stay in Evanston for Thanksgiving weekend

Alex Lederman, Reporter

November 26, 2013


Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Women's Basketball

As Thanksgiving approaches, Northwestern wants something to be thankful for — a win over Lafayette on Wednesday night. “Lafayette comes in 4-1, playing really well, well coached,” coach Joe McKeown said. “We’re gonna have to be ready. No jet lag. No letdown.” The Wildcats (4-1)...

Rapid Reaction: Northwestern 72, Gardner-Webb 59

Bobby Pillote, Reporter

November 25, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Latest Stories, Wildcat Extra

What went right: Alex Olah led the way for Northwestern in the first half. The sophomore center had a team-high 8 points to go along with three rebounds in the opening 20 minutes and finished the game with a career-high 18 points and 6 rebounds. Improved play from the Wildcats' starting big man is a goo...

Updated: Northwestern professor killed in Metra crash

Updated: Northwestern professor killed in Metra crash

Patrick Svitek, City Editor

November 25, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Latest Stories, On Campus

A Northwestern professor was killed Saturday afternoon after a Metra train hit his car in Lake Forest, Ill., officials said. Feinberg Prof. Victor B. Tsirline, 35, was pronounced dead on the scene in the north suburb of Chicago, according to the officials. The Lake County coroner's office said the...

12 arrested in undercover drug sting near Chicago-Evanston border

Patrick Svitek, City Editor

November 24, 2013


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories, Local

Chicago police said they arrested 12 people Thursday as a result of an undercover investigation into drug dealing near the Evanston border. A "series of shootings and complaints of narcotics sales" near the intersection of Ashland Avenue and Howard Street led to the investigation, according to Chicago...

Rapid Reaction: Michigan State 30, Northwestern 6

John Paschall, Assistant Gameday Editor

November 23, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Latest Stories, Sports, Sports Blogs, Wildcat Extra

What went right: The passing attack showed a lot of improvement on Saturday against Michigan State. The Spartans are known for their stout defense and to see the Wildcats moving the ball down the field was refreshing. The Cats sprinkled in some big plays but clearly not enough of them. Junior ...

Wildcat Extra: Nov. 22

Wildcat Extra: Nov. 22

Tanner Maxwell and Christine Nguyen

November 22, 2013


Filed under Latest Stories, Multimedia, Video

On the final episode of Wildcat Extra, sports reporter Rohan Nadkarni highlights the Wildcats' senior members. Senior sports reporters John Paschall and Josh Walfish weigh in on the biggest moments of the seniors' past seasons and make predictions on Saturday's game against the Spartans.

Men’s Basketball: Wildcats pull out nail-biter against Jaguars

Bobby Pillote, Reporter

November 22, 2013


Filed under Basketball, Latest Stories, Sports

It was another slow start for Northwestern at Welsh-Ryan Arena. After handily defeating Illinois-Chicago on Wednesday by a 35-point margin, the Wildcats (3-2) struggled early against the IUPUI Jaguars (2-4), but recovered to capture a dramatic 63-61 victory. Redshirt senior forward Drew Crawford,...

Rapid Reaction: Northwestern 63, IUPUI 61

Alex Putterman, Assistant Sports Editor

November 22, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Latest Stories, Wildcat Extra

What went right: Not too much. Northwestern’s scoring was balanced, with no player tallying more than 12 points, but all five starters finishing with at least 8. Freshman Nate Taphorn and redshirt freshman Sanjay Lumpkin kept the team afloat in the first half, and senior forward Drew Crawford ca...

Family of James Foley honors one year anniversary of his capture

Family of James Foley honors one year anniversary of his capture

Cat Zakrzewski, Web Editor

November 22, 2013


Filed under Alumni, Campus, Latest Stories

Six weeks after James Foley (Medill ‘08) was captured in Syria on Thanksgiving Day 2012, his family launched an international campaign to gather information about the freelance journalist’s location. On the first anniversary of his capture, his parents have called for Friday to be a global day...

Gameday: Nadkarni: Looking forward to the future of Kain Colter

Gameday: Nadkarni: Looking forward to the future of Kain Colter

Rohan Nadkarni, Gameday Editor

November 22, 2013


Filed under Football, Gameday, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories

I couldn’t wait for Kain Colter to get off the field. That was my first memory of him. I arrived at Northwestern my freshman year completely swept up in the Dan Persa hype. For all I knew, our normal starting quarterback was a legitimate Heisman contender. But the first football game I ever watched,...

Study: Minority parents more concerned about online safety issues

Joseph Diebold, Campus Editor

November 21, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Latest Stories, On Campus

Although all parents worry about the safety of their children online, minority parents do so more than white parents, according to a new collaborative study between researchers at Northwestern and Microsoft Research. The study, published in the journal Policy & Internet last month, found parents...