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British rapper Little Simz to play Dillo Day

British rapper Little Simz to play Dillo Day

Allyson Chiu, Campus Editor
May 5, 2017
Filed under Campus, Student Groups, Top Stories

British rapper Little Simz will perform at Dillo Day, Mayfest announced Friday night. Little Simz, whose real name is Simbi Ajikawo, is a London native who has released a series of five EPs called “Age 101,” two studio albums, two other EPs and four mixtapes since 2010. She is the third act to...

Same-sex marriage activist talks landmark Supreme Court case, LGBTQ rights

Same-sex marriage activist talks landmark Supreme Court case, LGBTQ rights

Julia Esparza, Reporter
May 5, 2017
Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

In 2013, Jim Obergefell raised enough money to charter a medical plane to fly his terminally-ill partner and himself from Ohio to Maryland so they could get married. “We got to say those words we never thought we would say, ‘I thee wed,’” Obergefell said. Five days into their marriage,...

Residents call for library equity audit

Residents call for library equity audit

Kristina Karisch, Assistant City Editor
May 5, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Politics, Top City Stories, Top Stories

Evanston residents gathered outside the main branch of the Evanston Public Library on Thursday to demand an equity audit of the library’s services, collections and policies. The crowd of about 20 residents held signs calling for equity — some making a play on words using book titles — and handed...

The Weekly Podcast: Israel Week and Sayed Kashua

The Weekly Podcast: Israel Week and Sayed Kashua

The Daily Audio Desk
May 5, 2017
Filed under Audio, Multimedia, The Weekly, Top Stories

The Weekly is The Daily’s weekly news podcast. This edition of The Weekly features Northwestern Hillel's annual Israel Week. The Daily's Molly Glick talked to Israel Week co-chair Stephanie Bernstein about the impact the week's events have on campus. This episode also covers a lecture by Sayed Ka...

Defying expectations: Curt’s Café owner honored with award

Defying expectations: Curt’s Café owner honored with award

Syd Stone, Assistant City Editor
May 4, 2017
Filed under Business, City, City Features, Latest Stories, Top City Stories, Top Stories

In high school, teachers told Susan Trieschmann that she wasn’t smart enough to go to college. “I spent 48 years of my life thinking something that wasn’t true, that my teachers in high school had made me believe,” she said. “Getting report cards that were all C's and D's is really difficult...

‘Late Night’ host reflects on Northwestern experiences, writing satire in current political climate

‘Late Night’ host reflects on Northwestern experiences, writing satire in current political climate

Mariana Alfaro, Print Managing Editor
May 4, 2017
Filed under Alumni, Arts and Entertainment, Television and Film, Top Stories

Seth Meyers did not take any political science or journalism courses during his time at Northwestern. As a radio, television and film major, comedy was what he was passionate about. Now, two decades after graduating from NU, Meyers (Communication ’96) is celebrated as a late night host who blends...

New York Times’ Upshot editor discusses data visualization, storytelling

New York Times’ Upshot editor discusses data visualization, storytelling

Jake Holland, Copy Chief
May 3, 2017
Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Data journalist Amanda Cox, editor of The Upshot at The New York Times, explained the basics of data visualization and warned against overcomplicating charts and data during a talk Wednesday. “Don’t do cool for the sake of cool,” Cox said to a crowd of about 100 people in Harris Hall. “I...

ETHS celebrates ‘civil rights breakthrough’ with new transgender locker room policy

ETHS celebrates ‘civil rights breakthrough’ with new transgender locker room policy

Ryan Wangman, Assistant City Editor
May 3, 2017
Filed under City, Education, Top City Stories, Top Stories

Evanston Township High School students, board members and community stakeholders lauded a new policy passed Monday that will allow transgender students to use the locker room of their choice. The policy was passed by the board after months of deliberation and calls from ETHS community members to en...

MGMT to headline Dillo Day

MGMT to headline Dillo Day

Mariana Alfaro, Print Managing Editor
May 3, 2017
Filed under Campus, Student Groups, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Grammy-nominated alternative rock group MGMT will perform at Dillo Day as the festival’s headliner, Mayfest announced Wednesday. Known for hit songs “Time to Pretend,” “Electric Feel” and “Kids,” the group was formed by Ben Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden while both were students...

Board finds Holmes in violation of city ethics code

Board finds Holmes in violation of city ethics code

Kristina Karisch, Assistant City Editor
May 3, 2017
Filed under City, Local, Politics, Top Stories

Ald. Delores Holmes (5th) violated sections of the Evanston ethics code, the Board of Ethics decided at a meeting Tuesday. Holmes had been the subject of a series of ethics complaints submitted by residents over the past month, all related to the April municipal election. The Board of Ethics began discussing the complaints at its previous meeting ...

Northwestern professors help prisoners tell their stories

Northwestern professors help prisoners tell their stories

Aaron Boxerman, Reporter
May 3, 2017
Filed under City, Top City Stories, Top Stories

Two Northwestern professors, who set out to help prisoners tell their stories, shared their work Tuesday night at an Evanston Literary Festival event. Medill Prof. Alex Kotlowitz and philosophy Prof. Jennifer Lackey discussed their project, “Written Inside,” at Sojourner Covenant Church, 1101 Church ...

Anubhav dance team takes national championship title for third time

Anubhav dance team takes national championship title for third time

Madeleine Fernando, Assistant A&E Editor
May 3, 2017
Filed under Campus, Top Stories

Northwestern’s Bollywood dance team Anubhav claimed the 2017 championship title at the Legends Bollywood Dance Championship, marking the group’s third win in a national championship in the last four years. Legends, the official Bollywood Dance Championship, took place on April 15 in Los Angeles....