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Evanston restaurants participate in North Shore Restaurant Month

Evanston restaurants participate in North Shore Restaurant Month

Ashley Capoot, Reporter

February 15, 2019


Filed under City, Latest Stories

For Evanston foodies, February’s claim to fame is not Valentine’s Day, but North Shore Restaurant Month. During the month, participating restaurants offer select deals and discounts to encourage residents of the North Shore to eat out. At least 85 restaurants are participating in the 11th year...

Bill passes House to raise minimum wage to $15, heads to Pritzker’s office

Bill passes House to raise minimum wage to $15, heads to Pritzker’s office

Clare Proctor, Assistant City Editor

February 15, 2019


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

The Illinois House of Representatives voted 69-41 Thursday in favor of a bill that would raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour over the course of six years. The bill will now go to Gov. J.B. Pritzker for approval. The legislation, which Pritzker is likely to sign into law, will increase the state’s...

Pritzker faces larger deficit than expected going into Illinois budget proposal

Pritzker faces larger deficit than expected going into Illinois budget proposal

Clare Proctor, Assistant City Editor

February 15, 2019


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

Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s administration estimated a steep fiscal deficit of $3.2 billion for Illinois, placing the blame on his predecessor, former Gov. Bruce Rauner. According to a Feb. 7 report by Illinois Deputy Gov. Dan Hynes, Illinois’ fiscal deficit has risen to $3.2 billion, roughly $440 million...

Construction to begin for water reservoir project on Northwestern campus

Construction to begin for water reservoir project on Northwestern campus

Maddy Daum, Assistant City Editor

February 15, 2019


Filed under City, Latest Stories

Evanston will begin construction for a new water reservoir this month to ensure reliable drinking water for 400,000 people. The reservoir is located at the corner of Lincoln Street and Campus Drive. Five years ago, the concrete slab that covered the reservoir had deteriorated so much that it was...

Dittmar Gallery holds exhibition showcasing systemic violence through sculpture

Dittmar Gallery holds exhibition showcasing systemic violence through sculpture

Zach Bright, Reporter

February 14, 2019


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Artist Céline Browning said her exhibition “War Games” was inspired by the shooting of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old black boy killed by police in Cleveland in 2014 while playing with a toy gun. “For a lot of white Americans, that was a moment police brutality against people of color was brought...

Pach: Academic writing needs to be more accessible

Pach: Academic writing needs to be more accessible

Katie Pach, Op-Ed Contributor

February 14, 2019


Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

My first year at Northwestern convinced me I couldn’t read. It wasn’t the amount of reading — although that in itself was alarming — but the style in which social science articles are written. I study journalism and history, with a healthy dose of gender studies thrown in. By now I’ve learned...

One year after Parkland shooting, students remember lives lost, call for more restrictive gun laws

One year after Parkland shooting, students remember lives lost, call for more restrictive gun laws

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor

February 14, 2019


Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Roughly 40 students gathered at The Rock on Thursday for a vigil commemorating the one-year anniversary of the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where 17 people were killed. The vigil, organized by Communication first-year Arianna Staton, was held to remember...

Wrestling: Northwestern set to end historic poor run of form against Illinois on Friday

Wrestling: Northwestern set to end historic poor run of form against Illinois on Friday

Greg Svirnovskiy, Reporter

February 14, 2019


Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Wrestling

Wrestling The disappointment was palpable last year when a 6-0 Northwestern took on Illinois with sky-high momentum and an undefeated season on the line. The Wildcats lost an 18-17 heartbreaker. The year before, NU lost another disappointing one to the Fighting Illini, pushing its home record ...

Fencing: Northwestern will send seven freshmen to Junior Olympics

Fencing: Northwestern will send seven freshmen to Junior Olympics

Stephen Council, Reporter

February 14, 2019


Filed under Fencing, Latest Stories, Sports

Fencing No. 2 Northwestern is coming down to the home stretch. The Wildcats headed to Duke last Sunday, where NU finished the collegiate regular season with a 3-2 showing. This weekend, the team will send seven freshmen to Denver for the 2019 Junior Olympics, the last chance for the fencers to co...

50 Years of Queer Anger: Queerness at the Grammys

50 Years of Queer Anger: Queerness at the Grammys

A. Pallas Gutierrez, Columnist

February 14, 2019


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

This is the fourth column in “50 Years of Queer Anger,” a series examining LGBTQ+ issues in the United States since 1969. Queerbaiting, the practice of presenting material as queer without making the queerness explicit, is rather common in the music industry. A recent example is the music video fo...

Lacrosse: Northwestern to host Dartmouth and Duke this weekend inside Ryan Fieldhouse

Lacrosse: Northwestern to host Dartmouth and Duke this weekend inside Ryan Fieldhouse

Karim Noorani, Reporter

February 14, 2019


Filed under Lacrosse, Latest Stories, Sports

Lacrosse Friday night will take coach Kelly Amonte Hiller back to her early years. The last time No. 6 Northwestern (1-0) played Dartmouth was the 2006 NCAA Championship game. At the time, Amonte Hiller was four years into her tenure as Northwestern’s head coach and in the midst of leading...

Baseball: Northwestern hoping to start off a bounceback season in Arizona

Baseball: Northwestern hoping to start off a bounceback season in Arizona

Eric Rynston-Lobel, Reporter

February 14, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Latest Stories, Sports

Baseball It may only be the second full week of February, and snow still covers the Northwestern field, but college baseball season is here. The Wildcats start play this weekend in Arizona with a series this weekend against Brigham Young and California. After a disappointing 2018 season that saw ...