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Freshmen international students take classes from home after ICE directive

Incoming international students face difficulties securing visas in the wake of ICE directives.

Anushuya Thapa, Reporter

September 21, 2020

Incoming international students with entirely remote schedules have not been able to obtain student visas to enter the United States. Many international students, as a result, are starting Fall Quarter classes in their home countries while adjusting to large time zone differences. McCormick freshman...

Amid a pandemic and a recession, retail businesses pivot to serve customers

Downtown Evanston. During COVID-19, retailers have had to pivot their business methods to serve customers and stay afloat.

Jacob Fulton, City Editor

September 20, 2020

Downtown Evanston seems emptier than it was at the start of the year. Walk down any street, and passers-by will notice signs advertising retail spaces for lease, covering the once-filled windows of shops long gone. In 2020 alone, around 70 businesses have closed so far, and nearly 40 of these closures...

The Weekly: Week One Recap

The Weekly: Week One Recap

Alex Chun and Susanna Kemp

September 20, 2020

The abolish Greek life movement continues into the school year, dining workers face mass layoffs, Evanston businesses suffer from economic hardships and closures, and the Big Ten reverses a previous decision that postponed the football season until the spring. Check out The Weekly: Week One Recap to...

“Mass wave” of disaffiliation from Sigma Nu amid calls to abolish Greek life

Sigma Nu house, 2335 Sheridan Rd. 75 percent of the chapter’s members have disaffiliated following calls on Northwestern’s campus to abolish Greek life.

Emma Yarger, Reporter

September 20, 2020

After their numbers began dwindling following a “mass wave” of disaffiliation, newly appointed executive board president J.R. Hecimovich said he doesn’t know what the future holds for the Sigma Nu chapter at Northwestern. About 75 percent of the fraternity’s pledges, including the chapter’s...

McCormick alum Peter Hosbein creates cleat-cleaning device used by pro athletes

The CleatClear, developed in part by Peter Hosbein (McCormick ‘19), is a new device specifically designed to clean dirt and grass out of athletes’ cleats.

Benjamin Rosenberg, Senior Staffer

September 20, 2020

Throughout the course of a baseball, football or soccer game, players are bound to get large amounts of dirt and grass stuck in their cleats. Athletes are often seen using popsicle sticks, garden tools and spiked mats to clean them. But now, thanks in part to Peter Hosbein (McCormick ‘19), a more...