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Community engagement resolution presented at ASG Senate

Community engagement resolution presented at ASG Senate

Gabby Birenbaum, Assistant Campus Editor

May 31, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Student Government

Associated Student Government senators introduced a resolution Wednesday urging Northwestern’s administration to support community engagement among students. Former vice president for community relations Michael Deneroff and For Members Only senator Emma Evans presented the resolution. Both said...

Blotter: Police respond to possible false reports of shots fired

Julia Esparza, Copy Chief

May 31, 2018


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

Police responded to possibly false reports of shots fired Sunday night in south Evanston. An anonymous caller alerted the Evanston Police Department after claiming to hear two shots fired near the intersection of Ridge Avenue and Dobson Street, Evanston police Cmdr. Ryan Glew said. Multiple units...

Evanston residents propose demolition plan for Harley Clarke mansion

Evanston residents propose demolition plan for Harley Clarke mansion

Samantha Handler, Assistant City Editor

May 31, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

Ald. Ann Rainey (8th) requested at a council meeting Monday that aldermen consider a proposal to demolish the Harley Clarke mansion after a group announced it had secured sufficient funding from donations. Nicole Kustok and Jeff Coney, members of the Evanston Lighthouse Dunes group, announced during...

Communication senior presents film work at university in Mexico, talks influences

Communication senior presents film work at university in Mexico, talks influences

Madeleine Fernando, Arts and Entertainment Editor

May 31, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Students

While most people grow up observing theater from the audience, Communication senior Esteban Espino watched shows come to life from backstage. Espino said his love for music and movement trace back to his upbringing, as his father was a music composer and theater director. “It’s like if you have...

The Monthly: June Edition

The Monthly: June Edition

May 31, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Instagram Posts, Latest Stories, The Monthly

In this edition of The Monthly: The arts and entertainment editor previews Dillo Day 2018 and the year-long process it took to bring the spectacle on stage in this issue’s cover story. Further reads: After transferring to Northwestern, a Bienen student narrates the twists and turns of finding a...

Original musical about Chicago World’s Fair delves into history, contemporary issues

Original musical about Chicago World’s Fair delves into history, contemporary issues

Crystal Wall, Reporter

May 31, 2018


Filed under Alumni, Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories

During her time at Northwestern, June Finfer (Communication ’58) performed in several short plays before realizing she wasn’t cut out to be an actor. So, she picked up her pen and turned to writing instead. Finfer’s original musical, “Burnham’s Dream: The White City,” premieres this weekend....

Northwestern alumnae take on Illinois abortion laws in new participatory play

Northwestern alumnae take on Illinois abortion laws in new participatory play

Charlotte Walsh, Assistant A&E Editor

May 30, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Theater

During her time at Northwestern, Nik Zaleski (Communication ’08) took a health activism class as part of her second major in gender studies. In one lecture, she said, the professor showed a video of a live abortion procedure. Three women fainted. “I remember thinking, ‘This is not the conversation...

Curtain Call: Dylan Wu’s competitive fire sparked success for Cats

Curtain Call: Dylan Wu’s competitive fire sparked success for Cats

Peter Warren, Assistant Sports Editor

May 30, 2018


Filed under Golf, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Dylan Wu was fuming. He was only a freshman playing in his fourth-ever collegiate tournament, but Wu was leading the competitive Gifford Collegiate heading into the 15th hole of the final round. Then Wu hit an approach shot into the top of a bunker and double bogeyed the hole, dropping him from a...

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern lands commitment, reclassification from 3-star recruit

Ella Brockway, Assistant Sports Editor

May 30, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Men's Basketball Days after reports emerged that Northwestern revoked the admission of four-star point guard recruit Jordan Lathon, the Wildcats added three-star guard Ryan Greer to their 2018 recruiting class. In a Wednesday announcement posted on Twitter, Greer said he will graduate from high school early and reclassify into the class of 2018 to join the NU program this summer. Greer is ranked as the sixth-best recruit in the class of 2019 ...

Q&A: Wop St. Bass Ritual talks Battle of the Bands performance, looks forward to Dillo Day

Q&A: Wop St. Bass Ritual talks Battle of the Bands performance, looks forward to Dillo Day

Andrea Michelson, Assistant A&E Editor

May 30, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Music

Last Thursday, six Northwestern student bands took the Evanston Rocks stage to battle for a spot in the Dillo Day lineup. The set list ranged from rap to indie rock, but Wop St. Bass Ritual’s funk tunes ultimately took first place. The Daily sat down with four members of the group — Bienen and Wei...

Backstage Pass: How Dillo Day 2018 Came to Life

Backstage Pass: How Dillo Day 2018 Came to Life

Madeleine Fernando, Arts and Entertainment Editor

May 30, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, The Monthly

It’s hard to close down the Northwestern libraries. They’re open in freezing temperatures, low-grade blizzards and pouring rain. Only one thing has proven effective in regularly shutting them down: Dillo Day. Tour guides may tell you it’s because University President Morton Schapiro loves the annual...

Editor’s Letter: The Voices of Dillo

Editor’s Letter: The Voices of Dillo

Stavros Agorakis, Monthly Editor

May 30, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, The Monthly

I was on Twitter, making my way through tired entertainment puff pieces and stale Trump memes, when the Lollapalooza lineup was announced. Parsing through the poster, I fawned over the headlining artists, wishing I was spending this summer not at work, but surrounded by screaming Chicagoans while Bruno...