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Men’s Basketball: Once again, Northwestern deals with the problem of an inefficient offense when Dererk Pardon is quiet

Men’s Basketball: Once again, Northwestern deals with the problem of an inefficient offense when Dererk Pardon is quiet

Peter Warren, Web Editor

February 14, 2019


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

Men's Basketball For coach Chris Collins, there was one word to describe Rutgers’ defense against senior Dererk Pardon — smothering. Three times during his press conference following the Scarlet Knights’ 59-56 victory over Northwestern, the sixth-year coach used the word to explain the ...

Women’s Basketball: Northwestern tries to get back in win column against Penn State

Women’s Basketball: Northwestern tries to get back in win column against Penn State

Andrew Golden, Assistant Sports Editor

February 14, 2019


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

Women's Basketball For the fourth time this season, Northwestern is on a two-game losing streak. However, the last two times they faced the possibility of a three-game losing streak, the Wildcats won their next game. NU (14-10, 7-6 Big Ten) will look for the same result on Thursday night ag...

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern suffers its second straight heartbreaker 59-56 against Rutgers

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern suffers its second straight heartbreaker 59-56 against Rutgers

Andrew Golden, Assistant Sports Editor

February 14, 2019


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

Men's Basketball In a matchup of the two worst-scoring teams in the Big Ten, the Northwestern-Rutgers game was what fans expected — a low-scoring affair. The Wildcats and the Scarlet Knights came into the game ranked 13th and 14th in the Big Ten, scoring 68.2 and 68 points per game respective...

Going the distance: NU long-distance couples get creative for Valentine’s Day

Going the distance: NU long-distance couples get creative for Valentine’s Day

Megan Munce, Reporter

February 14, 2019


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

For many, the LEGO Movie might not scream “romantic.” Yet for Weinberg first-year Jacob Ohara and his long-distance girlfriend, Daniella Lumkong, the LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part will bring the two back together on Valentine’s Day. The movie is special to them, Ohara said, because the two had...

A ‘Village of Love’ comes to Chicago to support Planned Parenthood

A ‘Village of Love’ comes to Chicago to support Planned Parenthood

Daisy Conant, Assistant Arts and Entertainment Editor

February 14, 2019


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Music

Panache Booking owner Michelle Cable said she started hosting Valentine’s Day parties in New York City eleven years ago to overcome the loneliness that often comes with the “strange holiday.” This year, she is bringing her party-turned-benefit-concert to Chicago. Whether single or taken, eagerly...

Economics professor finds helicopter parenting linked to countries with high economic inequality

Economics professor finds helicopter parenting linked to countries with high economic inequality

Josiah Bonifant, Reporter

February 14, 2019


Filed under Academic, Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

A Northwestern researcher is offering an explanation for the link between parenting styles and a country’s economic conditions. In his new book, “Love, Money, and Parenting: How Economics Explains the Way We Raise Our Kids,” Northwestern Economics Prof. Matthias Doepke showcases his research...

Blotter: Liquor stolen from Target

Clare Proctor, Assistant City Editor

February 13, 2019


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

A loss prevention agent for Target reported Tuesday that a man stole $20 worth of liquor from the store’s location on Sherman Avenue. The security officer told Evanston Police Department officers that he observed a man place a bottle of Smirnoff vodka into his satchel and leave the store without...

By centering around the passions of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, the film gives Rami Malek free rein to deliver a standout performance

By centering around the passions of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, the film gives Rami Malek free rein to deliver a standout performance

Stavros Agorakis, Monthly Editor

February 13, 2019


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, The Monthly

If this Queen biopic doesn’t rock you, then Rami Malek most definitely will. Highlighting some of Queen’s most memorable musical moments, “Bohemian Rhapsody” has an infectious energy that will lift you off your seat and make you want to start stomping and clapping along to some of the band’s...

‘Green Book’ has its issues. Mahershala Ali is not one of them

‘Green Book’ has its issues. Mahershala Ali is not one of them

Jane Recker, Reporter

February 13, 2019


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, The Monthly

Before I start, a disclaimer. “Green Book” tells the story of the unlikely friendship between a black, queer professional pianist and his Italian-American chauffeur as they navigate the Deep South on a musical tour. The movie has both been lauded and come under harsh criticism for its portrayal...

Spike Lee infiltrates patriotic epics with a bold, unapologetic approach

Spike Lee infiltrates patriotic epics with a bold, unapologetic approach

Joshua Irvine, Reporter

February 13, 2019


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, The Monthly

“BlacKkKlansman” begins with a coup de grâce. We hear a staccato drum cadence over the opening credits, the sort that invokes “Apollo 13”; “Forrest Gump”; the entirety of Michael Bay’s oeuvre. Then, in 4:3 ratio, a woman appears in the lavender dress, the southern belle navigating...

Move over, deep dish. Union Squared is serving up a better Midwestern-style pizza in town

Move over, deep dish. Union Squared is serving up a better Midwestern-style pizza in town

Ally Mauch, Development and Recruitment Editor

February 13, 2019


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, The Monthly

There’s a different kind of pizza in town that’s been flying under the radar, and it just might be better than the Chicago-style deep dish all Midwesterners are bred to love. Union Squared, located at 1307 Chicago Ave., serves authentic Detroit-style pizza in a small but cozy space that is worth...

‘The Favourite’ deserves victory with its command of satire and absurdism

‘The Favourite’ deserves victory with its command of satire and absurdism

Danny Vesurai, Reporter

February 13, 2019


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, The Monthly

A race-winning duck named Horatio. Seventeen rabbits that run around and represent the death of children. Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone arguing, bickering and subverting power norms. That should convince you. Oscar voters should hand Best Picture to Yorgos Lanthimos’ “The Favourite,”...