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Off Script: The queer environmentalism of ‘Call Me By Your Name’

Off Script: The queer environmentalism of ‘Call Me By Your Name’

Alex Schwartz, Opinion Editor

May 30, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, The Monthly

I finally got around to seeing “Call Me by Your Name” a couple weeks ago. It was the first time in a while that I really felt something while watching a movie. Since then, I’ve watched it two more times — I even shelled out $15 to buy it on iTunes, which I never do — and I just can’t seem...

Open Tab: The Lucky Platter offers comfort food with a twist

Open Tab: The Lucky Platter offers comfort food with a twist

Jane Recker, Assistant Monthly Editor

May 30, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, The Monthly

It’s Saturday morning. You wake up with a throbbing headache, an inhuman thirst for water and a vague sense of shame about what happened last night. As you chug Gatorade and attempt to find pants in the swaths of dirty clothing covering your floor, your memory starts the slow, painful crawl through...

Paul’s Drag Race: A Northwestern student’s twists and turns to finding a new identity

Paul’s Drag Race: A Northwestern student’s twists and turns to finding a new identity

Jane Recker, Assistant Monthly Editor

May 30, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, The Monthly

Bienen fourth-year Paul Hunter enters the room wearing black pants and a plain black shirt, looking like any other guy in his early 20s. Well, except for the purple eyebrows. Incongruous with his impeccably groomed stubble and well-shaped buzz cut, these brows clearly belong not to Hunter, but rather...

NU alum throws first pitch in son’s memory, presents senior award

NU alum throws first pitch in son’s memory, presents senior award

Alison Albelda, Reporter

May 30, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Baseball Ask any Northwestern baseball fan about John Trautwein and they will say he’s thrown a lot of important pitches in his life. Trautwein (Weinberg ’84) started 49 games in his Wildcat career, the fourth most in history for Cats pitchers. He pitched 282.1 innings in his career and secu...

Letter to the Editor: Notion that Trump is to credit for possible peace on Korean Peninsula is misguided

May 30, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

Many have weighed in and shared their thoughts on recent developments in a promised peace treaty to be signed this year by South and North Korea. Yet I feel that a column written by Wesley Shirola in The Daily Northwestern crediting President Trump for the Panmunjom Declaration, and even possible reunification, requires a response. While I agree it is necessary for the U.S. t...

Judge dismisses lawsuit alleging Northwestern mismanaged retirement plans

Judge dismisses lawsuit alleging Northwestern mismanaged retirement plans

Jonah Dylan and Peter Kotecki

May 30, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

A United States district court judge dismissed a lawsuit Friday that alleged Northwestern mismanaged its employees’ retirement and voluntary savings plans. In his opinion, Judge Jorge Alonso dismissed all seven of the plaintiffs’ counts and denied their recent motion to file a second-amended complaint. “Plaintiffs’...

Al Cubbage prepares to step down after 2 decades as voice of Northwestern

Al Cubbage prepares to step down after 2 decades as voice of Northwestern

Maddie Burakoff, Print Managing Editor

May 30, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories, Top Stories

When Al Cubbage (Medill ’78, ’87) was looking to pursue a master’s degree in journalism, he knew Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism was the only place he really wanted to be. Since then, he’s just kept coming back. Now, after receiving two Medill master’s degrees, marrying his...

ASG Senate seat apportionment reform presented at forum

ASG Senate seat apportionment reform presented at forum

Gabby Birenbaum, Assistant Campus Editor

May 30, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Student Government, Top Campus Stories

For as long as Associated Student Government Senate institutional memory stretches, residential senators have formed the least active senatorial caucus, Political Union senator Alex Smith said. “They have a sad rate of chronic truancy,” the Weinberg sophomore said. “I believe that less than...

Chicago man found guilty of sexually abusing woman at Evanston spa in 2016

Chicago man found guilty of sexually abusing woman at Evanston spa in 2016

Syd Stone, City Editor

May 30, 2018


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories, Local, Top Stories

A Chicago man was found guilty last week of sexually abusing a woman in a case stemming from a 2016 incident. Kai Wang, 31, was convicted of attempted sexual assault but acquitted of more serious sexual assault charges on May 23, Evanston police Cmdr. Ryan Glew said. Wang was arrested in October...

City Council approves special use permit for 1727 Oak Ave. building

City Council approves special use permit for 1727 Oak Ave. building

Elizabeth Byrne, Copy Chief

May 30, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Politics, Top Stories

Aldermen voted 6-2 on Tuesday to approve a special use permit for a 17-story, age-restricted property development located at 1727 Oak Ave. The development was previously introduced at a City Council meeting on May 14. The proposed development will include 169 rental units, a dog park, a pool and 139 parking spots. “It provi...

Aldermen discuss new possibilities for Oakton Street property

Aldermen discuss new possibilities for Oakton Street property

Catherine Henderson, Assistant City Editor

May 30, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Politics, Top City Stories, Top Stories

Aldermen held the termination of the lease with Smylie Brothers Brewing Co. in committee during the Administration and Public Works meeting Tuesday, requesting direction from city staff about negotiations with the company and a proposal for future use of the property. According to city documents,...

Illinois Democrats push Rauner to enact health care changes

Illinois Democrats push Rauner to enact health care changes

Catherine Henderson, Assistant City Editor

May 30, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Politics

The 11 Illinois Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives wrote a second letter Tuesday pushing Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner to protect constituents from spikes in health insurance premiums. According to a news release, U.S. Reps. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) and Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) led nine others...