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Northwestern research fellow challenges Gabel for state representative seat

Northwestern research fellow challenges Gabel for state representative seat

Catherine Henderson, Assistant City Editor

May 2, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, National

Daniel Trujillo, a research fellow at Northwestern, said he was “frustrated” watching state politics from the sidelines and decided he had to get involved. He is now running as the Green Party candidate for Illinois’ 18th District representative seat against incumbent state Rep. Robyn Gabel...

Men’s Basketball: Ryan Taylor discusses choosing Northwestern, play style, expected role

Men’s Basketball: Ryan Taylor discusses choosing Northwestern, play style, expected role

Ben Pope, Sports Editor

May 2, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Latest Stories, Men's Basketball, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Men's Basketball Ryan Taylor has not followed a typical path through college basketball. The graduate transfer guard — who will join Northwestern next season for his final year of NCAA eligibility — started at Ohio, then moved to Evansville, then decided to change schools again after Aces...

DIY wood sign workshop opens in Evanston

DIY wood sign workshop opens in Evanston

Clare Proctor, Reporter

May 2, 2018


Filed under Business, City, Latest Stories

Workshops at Board & Brush — a wood sign creative studio that opened in Evanston on Saturday — are “kind of like a party,” said co-owner Shannon Valko. “We have loud music and music videos blasting, and we do have beer, wine, soda, water,” she said. “It's a really social, creative atmosphere.” Valko...

Blotter: Evanston man charged in connection with aggravated assault

Colin Boyle, Photo Editor

May 2, 2018


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

A 66-year-old Evanston man was charged with aggravated assault Monday evening after threatening a 55-year-old man with a metal bat. Around 6:30 p.m., the 55-year-old man and his son were pulling into their driveway in the 1800 block of Brown Avenue when the 66-year-old approached the two with a bat...

Northwestern alumnus helps program light-up mushrooms for Smithsonian art installation

Northwestern alumnus helps program light-up mushrooms for Smithsonian art installation

Amelia Langas, Copy Chief

May 2, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories

Bomani McClendon (McCormick ’17) had yet to graduate from Northwestern when he was brought on board the “Shrumen Lumen” art project as a software programmer. Then an intern at the design company IDEO, McClendon was hand-picked by Joerg Student, executive design director at the company and lead...

Feinberg Prof. Ricardo Rosenkranz mixes magic, medicine in stage show

Feinberg Prof. Ricardo Rosenkranz mixes magic, medicine in stage show

Alena Prcela, Reporter

May 2, 2018


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

When Feinberg Prof. Ricardo Rosenkranz wandered into a tiny Mexico City magic shop 18 years ago, he didn’t expect his world to change. But it did. “I was entranced,” Rosenkranz said. “But I had no idea what this would come to mean to me.” Now, Rosenkranz teaches medical students...

First-year Feinberg students launch Northwestern Medical Orchestra as downtown instrumental music outlet

First-year Feinberg students launch Northwestern Medical Orchestra as downtown instrumental music outlet

Troy Closson, Print Managing Editor

May 2, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Music

Even before arriving on campus, first-year medical students Bettina Cheung and Michael Wang noticed the Feinberg School of Medicine didn’t have its own “instrumental music scene” — and were determined to change that. It’s easy “to get absorbed in the bubble created by the environment”...

NU alum Jordan Horowitz, his wife to showcase film on motherhood, superheroes at Chicago Critics Film Festival

NU alum Jordan Horowitz, his wife to showcase film on motherhood, superheroes at Chicago Critics Film Festival

Madeleine Fernando, Arts and Entertainment Editor

May 2, 2018


Filed under Alumni, Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Television and Film, Top Stories

When Jordan Horowitz (Communication ’02) and his wife, Julia Hart, had their first child, Horowitz recalled his wife saying she had never felt more powerful than when she became a mother. The thought sparked the defining combination of the duo’s latest film: motherhood and superheroes. “(We)...

Martinez: Dolezal documentary more damaging than helpful

Martinez: Dolezal documentary more damaging than helpful

Marissa Martinez, Assistant Opinion Editor

May 2, 2018


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Last week, Netflix released “The Rachel Divide,” its documentary about Rachel Dolezal, a former NAACP chapter president who made headlines in 2015 after being outed as a white woman presenting herself as black. After reading initial reviews, I had planned to not give the movie any attention and legitimacy....

EPD announces results of Drop it and Drive campaign

EPD announces results of Drop it and Drive campaign

Syd Stone, City Editor

May 2, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Police

The Evanston Police Department issued 415 citations during Illinois’ first two-week distracted driving campaign, Drop it and Drive. The campaign was part of national Distracted Driving Awareness Month, an effort supported by the Illinois Department of Transportation. “Driver distraction is...

Aldermen refer small-lot discussion to Planning and Development Committee

Aldermen refer small-lot discussion to Planning and Development Committee

Syd Stone, City Editor

May 2, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Politics

City Council members referred a potential special use process that would support affordable housing and ensure equitable access to community benefits to the Planning and Development committee after a Monday meeting.. Aldermen made the motion after considering creating a special use process that would...

Council approves partnership with ETHS housing education program

Council approves partnership with ETHS housing education program

Samantha Handler, Assistant City Editor

May 2, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

Aldermen approved Monday an agreement with Evanston Township High School to formalize a partnership between the city and a housing education program. The program — Geometry in Construction — is one of the most popular classes at ETHS, according to city documents, with 99 students registered this...