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One year after Parkland shooting, students remember lives lost, call for more restrictive gun laws

One year after Parkland shooting, students remember lives lost, call for more restrictive gun laws

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor

February 14, 2019


Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Roughly 40 students gathered at The Rock on Thursday for a vigil commemorating the one-year anniversary of the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where 17 people were killed. The vigil, organized by Communication first-year Arianna Staton, was held to remember...

The Weekly: “In God We Trust?” series looks at religiosity on campus

The Weekly: “In God We Trust?” series looks at religiosity on campus

Cassidy Jackson, Audio Editor

February 14, 2019


Filed under Audio, Latest Stories, Multimedia, The Weekly, Top Stories

Religion is a complex topic, and Gabby Birenbaum, The Daily’s social media editor, is writing about just that. In a series titled “In God We Trust?”, Birenbaum is exploring the complexities around religion on campus. Audio editor Cassidy Jackson spoke with Birenbaum to learn about her motivation behind ...

ASG passes legislation demanding University immediately expand gender-open housing options

ASG passes legislation demanding University immediately expand gender-open housing options

Atul Jalan, Reporter

February 14, 2019


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Student Government, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Associated Student Government passed legislation asking the University to commit to an “immediate expansion” of gender-open housing options for undergraduate students during Wednesday’s Senate meeting. Currently, students who opt to live in gender-open housing must choose between singles and...

The Monthly: February Edition

The Monthly: February Edition

February 14, 2019


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, The Monthly, Top Stories

In this edition of the Monthly: The magazine’s editor talks to former Disney animation director John Musker, who was the driving force behind such classics as “Moana” and “The Little Mermaid.” Further reads: We delve into the teenage romantic comedy genre, which is witnessing a wave of revitalization...

Head of Buffett Institute faces backlash in response to changes in funding approvals

Head of Buffett Institute faces backlash in response to changes in funding approvals

Joshua Irvine, Reporter

February 14, 2019


Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Faculty Senate members criticized recent changes to the Buffett Institute for Global Studies after a presentation by Annelise Riles, the Buffett Institute executive director, at Wednesday’s Senate meeting. Six faculty members questioned Riles, raising issue with the direction she has taken the Institute...

ASG to consider resolution for the expansion of gender-open housing on campus

ASG to consider resolution for the expansion of gender-open housing on campus

Avi Varghese, Reporter

February 13, 2019


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Student Government, Top Stories

Associated Student Government will vote on a resolution Wednesday calling for the expansion of gender-open housing on Northwestern’s campus. The resolution, co-sponsored by 68 students and nine faculty and staff members at the time of publication, requests changes to student housing policy that...

Evanston libraries and bookstores support strong reading culture

Evanston libraries and bookstores support strong reading culture

Sophia Scanlan, Reporter

February 13, 2019


Filed under City, Education, Latest Stories, Local, Top Stories

Though it's a city with a population of about 75,000 people, Evanston has a lot going on for people who like books, reading and everything in between. Nina Kavin, the founder of the Dear Evanston Racial Justice Book Group, started the city-wide book club three years ago to encourage dialogue about...

Evanston businesses ready for you and your boo

Evanston businesses ready for you and your boo

James Pollard, Reporter

February 12, 2019


Filed under Business, City, Latest Stories, Top Stories

From special outdoor seating to themed meals, businesses throughout Evanston are preparing for Valentine’s Day this Thursday. Evanston businesses will offer lovers special deals on interesting gifts and dinners for couples celebrating the holiday, which is the third-highest spending holiday across...

Former ETHS staff member charged with sexually assaulting student

Former ETHS staff member charged with sexually assaulting student

Syd Stone, Managing Editor

February 12, 2019


Filed under City, Crime, Education, Latest Stories, Top City Stories, Top Stories

Michael Haywood, 33, turned himself in to Evanston police and was charged with criminal sexual assault by a person of authority, a felony.

One-on-One with sophomore wrestler Sebastian Rivera

Peter Warren and Christopher Vazquez

February 12, 2019


Filed under Latest Stories, Multimedia, Sports, Top Stories, Video, Wrestling

 Welcome to One-on-One, The Daily Northwestern’s new sports interview where The Daily sits down with a Northwestern athlete for a conversation about athletics, their interests and more. Sebastian Rivera is an All-American wrestler who has yet to lose a match at 125 pounds this season and star...

Low-income students struggle to stay warm despite SES efforts

Low-income students struggle to stay warm despite SES efforts

Austin Benavides, Reporter

February 11, 2019


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Despite Student Enrichment Services’ efforts to provide low-income students with winter jackets, some students said these coats are not enough to withstand Evanston’s bitingly cold winters. Wind chills reached between 50 to 55 degrees below zero Jan. 30, prompting NU to close for the seventh time du...

As Northwestern pushes for sustainability, students say everyday waste on campus can be reduced

As Northwestern pushes for sustainability, students say everyday waste on campus can be reduced

Priyanshi Katare, Reporter

February 10, 2019


Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Some students said the broad overarching sustainability goals of Northwestern do not manifest themselves into the everyday practices of students and faculty on campus. "We are all accountable to ensuring that we sustain our campus."