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Associated Student Government elects new commission members, passes crosswalk legislation

Associated Student Government elects new commission members, passes crosswalk legislation

Meghan Morris, Reporter
April 10, 2013
Filed under Campus, Student Government, Top Stories

Associated Student Government's first female speaker in more than two decades presided Wednesday over a short senate session. Katie Funderburg, a Weinberg junior, ran the last meeting with the current executive board before the April 19 elections. The Senate voted new students in for the election...

Student vote underwhelms in 1st Ward election

Student vote underwhelms in 1st Ward election

Junnie Kwon, Assistant Campus Editor
April 9, 2013
Filed under Campus, Student Government, Top Stories

Northwestern students hardly turned out in Tuesday’s election for 1st Ward alderman, handing incumbent Judy Fiske victory over challenger Ed Tivador. There were two on-campus voting locations: Parkes Hall, which recorded 81 voters, and Patten Gymnasium, which had six. Overall, 1,097 people voted...

Meet the Candidates: David Harris, Jo Lee look to maximize ASG’s potential to enact lengthy agenda

Meet the Candidates: David Harris, Jo Lee look to maximize ASG’s potential to enact lengthy agenda

Joseph Diebold, Web Editor
April 9, 2013
Filed under ASG Elections, Campus, Student Government, Top Stories

David Harris knew he wanted Jo Lee to be his Associated Student Government executive vice president. He just wasn’t sure how to summon the nerve to ask. “Someone asked me. They were like, ‘Have you proposed yet?’” Harris said. “I was like, ‘Working on it. Building up the nerve.’” “You...

New District 202 school board members elected from crowded field

New District 202 school board members elected from crowded field

Oliver Ortega, Reporter
April 9, 2013
Filed under City, Local, Politics, Top Stories

Thousands of Evanston residents took to the polls Tuesday to vote for Evanston Township High School District 202’s school board in a hotly contested race that featured eight candidates vying for four positions. The candidates campaigned on a slew of polarizing issues, including the school’s “detracking”...

Softball: Northwestern hits big to get revenge on Notre Dame

Softball: Northwestern hits big to get revenge on Notre Dame

Rebecca Friedman, Assistant Sports Editor
April 9, 2013
Filed under Softball, Sports, Spring Sports, Top Stories

The fifth time was the charm for the Wildcats against the Fighting Irish on Tuesday. After a rocky start, Northwestern shocked Notre Dame, putting up 9 runs in the fifth inning to best the Fighting Irish and end it in the five-inning mercy rule. The Cats entered the fifth inning down 3-2. The inning...

Northwestern students gather to remember the Holocaust more than 70 years later

Northwestern students gather to remember the Holocaust more than 70 years later

Ellie Friedmann, Reporter
April 8, 2013
Filed under Campus, Student Government, Top Stories

Northwestern students dressed in black marched through campus in silence reminding their peers not to forget a catastrophe that occurred more than 70 years ago. The NU community remembered the Holocaust on Monday with a short walk, a memorial ceremony for victims and a talk given by survivor John...

Men’s Swimming: Van Donkersgoed overcomes migraines to fulfill dream

Men’s Swimming: Van Donkersgoed overcomes migraines to fulfill dream

John Paschall, Reporter
April 8, 2013
Filed under Sports, Spring Sports, Swimming & Diving, Top Sports Stories, Top Stories

For a stretch in his life, Van Donkersgoed was afraid of what tomorrow would bring. “My life was consumed by pain,” he said. “It was all about how am I going to get through the next day.” Donkersgoed was held captive by his own body 9 a.m.-3 p.m. every weekday. He would step into a worl...

Meet the Candidates: Ani Ajith, Alex Van Atta stress ‘linking perspectives’ in ASG race

Meet the Candidates: Ani Ajith, Alex Van Atta stress ‘linking perspectives’ in ASG race

Cat Zakrzewski, Campus Editor
April 8, 2013
Filed under ASG Elections, Campus, Student Government, Top Stories

Associated Student Government presidential candidate Ani Ajith and running mate Alex Van Atta believe experience and perspective set them apart from their three opponents in next week’s election. The Weinberg junior and McCormick junior have served on ASG since their freshman year, most recently...

Associated Student Government nonverbal campaigns officially launch

Associated Student Government nonverbal campaigns officially launch

Joseph Diebold, Cat Zakrzewski, and Junnie Kwon
April 7, 2013
Filed under ASG Elections, Campus, Student Government, Top Stories

The four tickets for Associated Student Government president and executive vice president officially kicked off their campaigns early Monday morning, gathering for launch parties and publishing websites and social media accounts. The four candidates, who had to gather at least 300 signatures by 5 p.m....

Softball: Northwestern’s Amy Letourneau notches second no-hitter in two weeks in sweep of Illinois

Softball: Northwestern’s Amy Letourneau notches second no-hitter in two weeks in sweep of Illinois

Josh Walfish, Sports Editor
April 7, 2013
Filed under Softball, Sports, Spring Sports, Top Stories

Northwestern’s hitters proved over the weekend they can match the dominating efforts of the pitchers. The Wildcats’ pitching staff held Illinois’ hitters in check for almost the entire weekend, and the lineup showed its might as NU (19-14, 5-3 Big Ten) completed its three-game sweep of the F...

Lacrosse: Northwestern uses second-half rally to defeat Virginia

Lacrosse: Northwestern uses second-half rally to defeat Virginia

Rohan Nadkarni, Online Sports Editor
April 7, 2013
Filed under Lacrosse, Sports, Top Sports Stories, Top Stories

For the second straight season, No. 4 Northwestern showed No. 11 Virginia that it's not how you start but rather how you finish games that matters. The Wildcats (11-1) overcame a 4-1 deficit to defeat the Cavaliers (7-7) 11-6 in Charlottesville, Va., on Sunday night for their second win of the weekend....

Family, friends lay ETHS senior Kevoyn Cox to rest

Family, friends lay ETHS senior Kevoyn Cox to rest

Ciara McCarthy, Assistant City Editor
April 6, 2013
Filed under City, Education, Local, Top Stories

For the second time this academic year, the Evanston Township High School community gathered at the First Church of God Christian Life Center to mourn the loss of a student. About 1,200 people gathered Saturday morning at 1524 Simpson St. for the funeral of Kevoyn Cox, an ETHS senior who died in ...