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Softball: Northwestern uses sixth-inning rallies to sweep Purdue

Softball: Northwestern uses sixth-inning rallies to sweep Purdue

Josh Walfish, Sports Editor

April 29, 2013


Filed under Softball, Sports, Spring Sports, Top Sports Stories, Top Stories

Nothing is ever easy with Northwestern this year. The Wildcats, who have made a habit of scoring runs late to win games, scored 4 in the sixth inning Friday and 5 in the sixth frame Sunday to finish a sweep of Purdue. The three wins move NU (28-18, 12-7 Big Ten) closer to the fourth seed and a bye in t...

‘Stand Up!’: Ludacris rocks A&O Ball in Chicago

‘Stand Up!’: Ludacris rocks A&O Ball in Chicago

Deontae Moore, Reporter

April 28, 2013


Filed under Campus, Student Groups, Top Stories

The bass blared and strobe lights hit the stage Saturday night at the Riviera Theatre in Chicago as rapper Ludacris and his band performed for A&O Ball. The Atlanta emcee, backed by hype man Lil Fate, performed classics such as “What’s Your Fantasy” from his debut album “Back for the First...

Evanston residents stand against racism

Evanston residents stand against racism

Jia You, City Editor

April 28, 2013


Filed under City, Local, Top Stories

More than 2,000 people joined millions nationwide to pledge to fight racism Friday afternoon in Evanston. The YWCA Evanston/North Shore organized the annual Stand Against Racism for the second year to raise awareness for racial inequality. About 40 other Evanston organizations, including the city, Evanston Towns...

Women’s Golf: Northwestern holds on for first Big Ten Championship

Women’s Golf: Northwestern holds on for first Big Ten Championship

Kevin Casey, Reporter

April 28, 2013


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Women's Golf

For the first 31 years of the Big Ten Championships, victory eluded Northwestern's grasp as it watched seven other Big Ten teams win the event at least once. Such thoughts will haunt the Wildcats no more. NU captured its first Big Ten title Sunday, finishing the tournament as co-champions with Purdue, 5 s...

Women’s Tennis: Wildcats crowned Big Ten champions

Women’s Tennis: Wildcats crowned Big Ten champions

Mike Marut, Reporter

April 28, 2013


Filed under Sports, Spring Sports, Tennis, Top Sports Stories, Top Stories, Women's Tennis

Northwestern on Sunday claimed its 14th Big Ten Tournament title in the last 15 seasons, avenging two conference losses in the process. After being seeded third in the tournament, NU received a bye for the first round and played No. 6 Indiana on Friday. After dispatching the Hoosiers 4-0, the Wildcats be...

Lacrosse: Northwestern celebrates Senior Day with victory over Penn

Lacrosse: Northwestern celebrates Senior Day with victory over Penn

Ava Wallace, Assistant Sports Editor

April 28, 2013


Filed under Lacrosse, Sports, Spring Sports, Top Sports Stories, Top Stories

Fans and family of Northwestern players packed the stands at Lakeside Field, and more than 1,600 spectators could hardly have asked for a more perfect Saturday afternoon. No. 4 NU (15-2) took down No. 16 Pennsylvania (9-5) 15-8 on Senior Day in a fast-paced, aggressive game that saw both teams battling...

Take Back the Night Rally attracts audience, gives a voice to issue of sexual violence

Take Back the Night Rally attracts audience, gives a voice to issue of sexual violence

Maddie Elkins, Reporter

April 25, 2013


Filed under Campus, Campus Safety, Student Groups, Top Stories

Members of the Northwestern community marched Thursday evening to raise awareness about sexual assault and violence against women at the Take Back the Night Rally. "Yes means yes, no means no," the supporters chanted as they marched through campus. "Whatever we wear, wherever we go." About 60...

Schapiro tackles diversity pressure, touts town-gown relations

Schapiro tackles diversity pressure, touts town-gown relations

Patrick Svitek, Managing Editor

April 25, 2013


Filed under Administration, Campus, Top Stories

University President Morton Schapiro suggested Thursday that Northwestern may need a new leader if he cannot make it a more diverse institution. "If those numbers don't continue to improve, then we have to take a different course, maybe with a different president, to be honest with you," Schapiro s...

Softball: Drohans unite in face of sickness, death

Softball: Drohans unite in face of sickness, death

Josh Walfish, Sports Editor

April 25, 2013


Filed under Softball, Sports, Spring Sports, Top Stories

John Drohan has had many second chances in his life. In 1984, the father of Northwestern softball coaches Kate and Caryl Drohan underwent a heart transplant, which at the time was an extremely risky procedure. He had a 50 percent chance to live two years after the surgery. Yet 20 years later, John was still al...

‘HIMYM’ actor Josh Radnor discusses academia, success

‘HIMYM’ actor Josh Radnor discusses academia, success

Jeanne Kuang, Assistant Campus Editor

April 25, 2013


Filed under Campus, Events, Top Stories

Actor, writer and director Josh Radnor drew laughter and cheers from Northwestern students Thursday night when he came to campus as Fiedler Hillel Center’s spring speaker. Radnor is best known for his lead role as Ted Mosby on the CBS sitcom “How I Met Your Mother.” He also writes, directs ...

Associated Student Government swears in student body-elected executive board members

Associated Student Government swears in student body-elected executive board members

Junnie Kwon, Assistant Campus Editor

April 24, 2013


Filed under Campus, Student Government, Top Stories

After swearing in its newest leaders Wednesday, the Associated Student Government Senate discussed internal financial planning for the next academic year and heard funding requests from three student groups. Former ASG president Victor Shao and executive vice president Brad Stewart officially passed...