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Poet Kavi Ade performs as part of Rainbow Week

Poet Kavi Ade performs as part of Rainbow Week

Maddie Burakoff, Assistant Campus Editor

October 13, 2017


Filed under Campus, Speakers, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Spoken word poet Kavi Ade said after they came out as queer and transgender, their mother did not speak to them for years. “The last time we spoke, she says, ‘You are killing my daughter,’” Ade read from a poem they wrote. “And I am crying not as dead daughter or alive son. I am crying lost.” Ade,...

The Weekly Podcast: Mysticism and Acceptance on Campus

The Weekly Podcast: Mysticism and Acceptance on Campus

The Daily Audio Desk

October 13, 2017


Filed under Audio, Multimedia, The Weekly, Top Stories

In this episode of The Weekly, we find mysticism and acceptance at Northwestern. We attend Rainbow Week and talk to organizer Yamari Lewis about its significance at Northwestern. Our own Molly Glick delves into crystal rituals with sophomore Sharmain Siddiqui. Plus, co-editor Sam Bernitz shares a story...

Pawar ends gubernatorial campaign

Pawar ends gubernatorial campaign

Amelia Langas, Assistant City Editor

October 13, 2017


Filed under City, Politics, Top City Stories, Top Stories

Chicago Ald. Ameya Pawar (47th) announced in a statement Thursday that he is dropping his bid for Illinois governor due to a lack of funds. Pawar’s campaign platform rested on recommitting to early childhood education and public schools without burdening the middle class, rebuilding infrastructure...

Cook County soda tax repeal garners mixed reactions from Evanston restaurants

Cook County soda tax repeal garners mixed reactions from Evanston restaurants

Jake Holland, Assistant City Editor

October 11, 2017


Filed under City, Local, Top City Stories, Top Stories

Evanston businesses expressed mixed reactions to the Wednesday repeal of a controversial soda tax that went into effect just two months ago. The penny-per-ounce tax — narrowly passed by the Cook County Board last November — was repealed 15-2. As a result, soda drinkers and business owners won’t have to pay t...

NU’s fall mainstage play premieres as part of Black Arts Initiative conference

NU’s fall mainstage play premieres as part of Black Arts Initiative conference

Emily Chaiet, Reporter

October 11, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Students, Theater, Top Stories

A&E When Tarell Alvin McCraney, the Academy Award-winning screenwriter of “Moonlight,” was a student at DePaul University, Communication Prof. Henry Godinez was one of his acting teachers. Some 15 years later, McCraney and Godinez are reuniting outside of class, this time with Godinez directing o...

Northwestern commemorates 50th anniversary of Bursar’s Office takeover

Northwestern commemorates 50th anniversary of Bursar’s Office takeover

Maddie Burakoff, Assistant Campus Editor

October 11, 2017


Filed under Campus, Diversity and Inclusion, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

In May 1968, approximately 100 students occupied the Northwestern Bursar’s Office and presented a list of demands to the University — an event that left a lasting legacy on the black student experience at NU, said Jeffrey Sterling (Weinberg ’85), president of the NU Black Alumni Association. “The...

Aldermen stall on Sherman Avenue apartment decision

Aldermen stall on Sherman Avenue apartment decision

Ryan Wangman, Development and Recruitment Editor

October 10, 2017


Filed under City, Local, Top City Stories, Top Stories

After hours of discussion, aldermen tabled a decision Monday on Albion Residential’s controversial proposal to construct a 16-story apartment tower on Sherman Avenue. At the City Council meeting, officials cited concerns over the tower’s size, location and aesthetic appeal, and agreed they needed...

District 65 schools begin implementing gender neutral bathrooms

District 65 schools begin implementing gender neutral bathrooms

Amelia Langas, Assistant City Editor

October 10, 2017


Filed under City, Education, Top City Stories, Top Stories

Some schools in Evanston/Skokie School District 65 have begun to establish transgender-friendly bathrooms in the wake of Evanston Township High School’s decision to enact a transgender locker room policy. This academic year, gender neutral bathrooms were created in the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Lite...

Students, administrators talk textbook costs at community dialogue

Students, administrators talk textbook costs at community dialogue

Keerti Gopal, Reporter

October 10, 2017


Filed under Administration, Campus, Top Stories

Students called on Northwestern to lower textbook costs and increase accessibility during a community dialogue in Allison Hall on Monday. The request comes after a petition, created Thursday, that asks the University to lower the average amount of money spent on textbooks. It also follows a new pilot...

City Council amends ‘welcoming city’ ordinance, broadens protections for undocumented residents

City Council amends ‘welcoming city’ ordinance, broadens protections for undocumented residents

Kristina Karisch, Web Editor

October 10, 2017


Filed under City, Local, Top City Stories, Top Stories

Aldermen formally amended Evanston’s “welcoming city” ordinance at Monday’s City Council meeting to include broader protections for undocumented residents. The amendment expanded a subsection that stated law enforcement officers may not arrest individuals solely on the suspicion they are u...

Proposed 2018 city budget calls for layoffs, tax hikes to solve impending deficit

Proposed 2018 city budget calls for layoffs, tax hikes to solve impending deficit

Rishika Dugyala, City Editor

October 9, 2017


Filed under City, City Features, Local, Top City Stories, Top Stories

City staff proposed staff layoffs, new taxes and higher parking fees to fill this year’s budget deficit, a $6 million hole they said is double initial estimates. City manager Wally Bobkiewicz said the loss in revenue stems primarily from a $5 million decrease in building permits as construction...

Democratic gubernatorial candidates push free tuition, single-payer health care

Democratic gubernatorial candidates push free tuition, single-payer health care

Kristina Karisch, Web Editor

October 9, 2017


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

CHICAGO — Seven Democratic gubernatorial candidates advocated for free college tuition and a single-payer health care system at a Sunday panel event in Chicago. More than 500 people attended the event, which was hosted by the Chicago Teachers Union and Our Revolution, an advocacy group that supports...