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More than 1,100 students, residents sign petition against proposed city high-rise

More than 1,100 students, residents sign petition against proposed city high-rise

Maddie Burakoff, Assistant Campus Editor

September 19, 2017


Filed under Campus, Top Stories

Whenever Communication senior Orli Spierer moves to a new city, she said she always seeks out small, independent bookstores. In Evanston, her bookstore of choice is Bookends and Beginnings, Spierer said. So when she heard about a proposed 37-story development that would demolish the store and severa...

Service providers, residents urge for action on affordable housing

Service providers, residents urge for action on affordable housing

Amelia Langas and Kristina Karisch

September 19, 2017


Filed under City, Top Stories

Although city staff presented an affordable housing and accessibility overview at Monday’s City Council meeting, service providers and residents were upset that no concrete plan had been created, let alone implemented. During public comment, many said they wanted council to finally take action. Tracy...

Administrators encourage students to challenge convictions at convocation speech

Administrators encourage students to challenge convictions at convocation speech

Erica Snow, Campus Editor

September 19, 2017


Filed under Campus, Top Stories

Provost Jonathan Holloway and vice president for student affairs Patricia Telles-Irvin encouraged new students to listen to their peers and challenge personal worldviews during convocation Monday. Holloway, who assumed the position of provost this summer, said education will give students the “gift...

Safe space critics ‘have no understanding of this generation,’ Schapiro tells new students

Safe space critics ‘have no understanding of this generation,’ Schapiro tells new students

Erica Snow, Campus Editor

September 19, 2017


Filed under Administration, Campus, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

University President Morton Schapiro blasted Fox News and stressed the importance of safe spaces in a speech to new students Monday. Schapiro said during his convocation address that he is frequently misunderstood by conservative commentators because of his previous articles defending safe spaces,...

Rainey, Chicago alderman lead residents to hearing on vacant property

Rainey, Chicago alderman lead residents to hearing on vacant property

Rishika Dugyala, City Editor

September 19, 2017


Filed under City, Top Stories

Ald. Ann Rainey (8th) and Chicago Ald. Joe Moore (49th) led residents from both of their cities to a vacant property court hearing Monday morning, where they argued the building has led to significant community concerns. The Cook County hearing was held in light of Chicago's building department inspectors...

Over the Rainbow raises $150,000 for accessible housing at annual bike ride

Over the Rainbow raises $150,000 for accessible housing at annual bike ride

Nikki Baim, Reporter

September 19, 2017


Filed under City, Local, Top Stories

A group of more than 100 people raised $150,000 riding their bikes along the North Shore on Sunday, participating in Over the Rainbow’s 10th Annual Challenge Tour to promote affordable and accessible housing. Over the Rainbow — a nonprofit that aims to provide housing, enrichment programming and...

ETHS opts for new, more progressive dress code

ETHS opts for new, more progressive dress code

Jake Holland, Assistant City Editor

September 17, 2017


Filed under City, Education, Top Stories

As students across the country shed their tank tops and flip flops for T-shirts and sneakers to comply with school dress codes, Evanston Township High School is taking a different approach. Though there are still restrictions, this year’s dress code allows hats, hoodies, pajamas, yoga pants and...

Latinx Business Alliance hosts inaugural Hispanic Heritage Month celebration

Latinx Business Alliance hosts inaugural Hispanic Heritage Month celebration

Kristina Karisch, Web Editor

September 17, 2017


Filed under Business, City, Top Stories

To kick off Hispanic Heritage Month, the Evanston Latinx Business Alliance hosted the city’s first annual celebration in Kamen Park, complete with informational stands and local food vendors. The event, which drew dozens of local residents, focused on making the alliance visible to the community...

Football: Northwestern throttles Bowling Green 49-7 in non-conference finale

Football: Northwestern throttles Bowling Green 49-7 in non-conference finale

Tim Balk, Gameday Editor

September 16, 2017


Filed under Football, Gameday, Sports, Top Stories

Football What a difference a week can make. Seven days after falling at Duke in the most lopsided non-conference loss of coach Pat Fitzgerald’s tenure, Northwestern (2-1) thrashed Bowling Green (0-3) 49-7 under the lights at a humid Ryan Field on Saturday. “We got knocked down last week, ...

Hurricanes Irma, Harvey affect students’ move-in plans, devastate hometowns

Hurricanes Irma, Harvey affect students’ move-in plans, devastate hometowns

Allie Goulding, Photo Editor

September 16, 2017


Filed under Campus, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

As Hurricane Irma approached Florida, Weinberg freshman Kamryn Moe scrambled to pack her belongings — her new flight to Chicago was scheduled to leave in just five hours. Moe and her parents changed their flight plans so they could avoid the hurricane and make it to move-in day. When Hurricane Irma...

Evanston man guilty on all counts in murder of Dajae Coleman

Evanston man guilty on all counts in murder of Dajae Coleman

Rishika Dugyala, City Editor

September 15, 2017


Filed under City, Crime, Top Stories

A local man was found guilty on all counts in the murder trial of 14-year-old Dajae Coleman on Friday, nearly five years after the Evanston Township High School freshman was shot on his way home. A Cook County jury convicted Wesley Woodson, 25, of murder and of seven counts of attempted first-degree...

Plan Commission approves proposal for new apartment tower

Plan Commission approves proposal for new apartment tower

Edmund Bannister, Reporter

September 14, 2017


Filed under Business, City, Top Stories

The Evanston Plan Commission recommended Wednesday that City Council approve a proposal from Albion Residential for a new apartment tower on Sherman Avenue. The vote passed 4-2, but the commission’s recommendation of the 286-unit complex was contingent on an increased number of affordable units,...