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Sophia Bollag
Sophia is the former editor in chief of The Daily Northwestern. She currently serves as In Focus editor, leading The Daily's investigations desk. Her past positions at the paper include managing editor, web editor, city editor and copy chief. She has interned for The Texas Tribune and The Boston Globe's Washington, D.C., bureau. In June 2016, she will graduate from Northwestern, where she studies journalism and world literature. You can reach Sophia via Twitter or email.

Sophia Bollag, In Focus Editor

May 24, 2016
In Focus: Northwestern grapples with unique needs of international students as percentage of foreign undergraduates grows (Story)
Mar 31, 2016
Illinois, Cook County lawmakers move to nix ‘tampon tax’ (Story)
Nov 07, 2015
Northwestern honors George R.R. Martin at Penn State game (Story)
Nov 07, 2015
Athletic director Jim Phillips announces Ryan Fieldhouse groundbreaking (Story)
Nov 03, 2015
Philosophy Prof. Peter Ludlow resigns from Northwestern (Story)
Sep 21, 2015
Hurdles remain for police body cameras in Evanston (Story)
Sep 15, 2015
Evanston man shot in head near ETHS (Story)
Jun 11, 2015
Northwestern adds two students to academics task force (Story)
Jun 09, 2015
Anti-Semitic, racist graffiti found at Kellogg construction site (Story)
Jun 06, 2015
Investigators find Prof. Laura Kipnis did not violate Title IX (Story)
Apr 29, 2015
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell talks to Northwestern students at Medill Q&A (Story)
Mar 24, 2015
Missing Evanston man found (Story)
Mar 17, 2015
Evanston asks Illinois governor to protect city funds (Story)
Mar 08, 2015
Giordano’s franchise says it plans to reopen Evanston branch​ under new management​ (Story)
Mar 08, 2015
DG/ZBT/AIO team raises biggest group total for Dance Marathon (Story)
Feb 23, 2015
Evanston aldermen approve funds for police body cameras (Story)
Feb 22, 2015
Evanston aldermen to vote on funding for police body cameras (Story)
Feb 09, 2015
ASG to further publicize changes to sexual assault hearings process (Story)
Feb 05, 2015
Ludlow’s Title IX lawsuit against Northwestern dismissed (Story)
Jan 11, 2015
Awaiting legislation, Evanston police consider body cameras (Story)
Jan 09, 2015
Student suing Northwestern under Title IX files new evidence (Story)
Jan 06, 2015
Driver who collided with school bus charged with aggravated DUI (Story)
Jan 05, 2015
Car driver arrested in connection with DUI after school bus crash (Story)
Dec 20, 2014
Stolen laptop contained personal information on patients at Northwestern hospitals (Story)
Dec 12, 2014
Medill senior challenges dismissal of Title IX suit (Story)
Dec 04, 2014
James Foley, Matthieu Aikins awarded Medill Medal for Courage (Story)
Oct 17, 2014
Peer listening service to restart with fewer hours, plans to grow (Story)
Oct 05, 2014
Northwestern to evaluate drug abuse prevention efforts (Story)
Oct 01, 2014
Northwestern joins mental health program from Jed, Clinton foundations (Story)
Sep 25, 2014
Schapiro talks tuition, admissions aboard visiting C-SPAN bus (Story)
Sep 21, 2014
Police Blotter: Sept. 22 (Story)
Aug 24, 2014
Man nearly drowns Sunday morning at Evanston beach (Story)
Aug 16, 2014
Facilities Management head to retire (Story)
Jul 21, 2014
Two teens sustain non-fatal injuries in shooting near ETHS (Story)
Jul 09, 2014
ETHS lockdown may have been caused by shooting (Story)
Jul 08, 2014
Aldermen allow Next Theatre to operate through upcoming season despite debt (Story)
Jun 28, 2014
Evanston aldermen deny funds for fence around Sherman Plaza garage roof (Story)
Jun 24, 2014
Council votes to cooperate with Attorney General’s investigation of CARE funds (Story)
Jun 19, 2014
Ludlow sues Northwestern for gender discrimination, defamation (Story)
Jun 18, 2014
Fire extinguished in private residence on Oakton (Story)
Jun 17, 2014
School of Continuing Studies to change name (Story)
Jun 10, 2014
Evanston residents complain about traffic from new indoor soccer facility (Story)
Jun 09, 2014
Police: Surveillance operation leads to bike theft charges (Story)
Jun 06, 2014
17-year-old in stable condition after shooting in Gilbert Park (Story)
Jun 06, 2014
Updated: ETHS grad fatally shot on West Howard Street (Story)
Jun 04, 2014
Evanston man charged with car theft (Story)
Jun 03, 2014
Northwestern president apologizes for Dillo Day noise (Story)
Jun 02, 2014
Evanston police cite La Macchina, Ward Eight for selling alcohol to underage customers (Story)
May 29, 2014
Council holds off on penalty increase for noncompliant contractors (Story)
May 28, 2014
South Evanston car crash results in minor injuries (Story)
May 27, 2014
Four Northwestern buildings honored by Preservation Commission (Story)
May 22, 2014
Evanston police enact safety measures for Memorial Day weekend (Story)
May 22, 2014
House to consider Biss’ retirement savings bill (Story)
May 21, 2014
Evanston to draft a proposal to help prevent falling deaths, city manager says (Story)
May 20, 2014
Council agrees to 20 percent emissions reduction by 2016 (Story)
May 16, 2014
Ride-share regulation bill passes Illinois Senate (Story)
May 15, 2014
Updated: Cyclist suffers broken leg after crash near The Arch (Story)
May 13, 2014
Evanston Swims! program more than doubles in size (Story)
May 13, 2014
Evanston’s new renewable energy contract part of a statewide trend (Story)
May 11, 2014
State legislature passes Biss’ drone regulation bill (Story)
May 10, 2014
Updated: Motorcyclist killed in Sheridan Road crash (Story)
May 07, 2014
Suspected mumps case at ETHS part of statewide trend (Story)
May 06, 2014
Council to consider resolutions supporting higher taxes (Story)
May 03, 2014
Residents weigh in on preliminary bike plan (Story)
May 02, 2014
D65 to expand place-based science education program (Story)
Apr 29, 2014
Evanston City Council gives exception for proposed hotel on Chicago Avenue (Story)
Apr 28, 2014
Evanston resident given community service award for ACA education efforts (Story)
Apr 24, 2014
Evanston Township High School ranks No. 21 in state (Story)
Apr 23, 2014
New D65 superintendent looks to work with Northwestern (Story)
Apr 21, 2014
Chicago-based tavern to open in former Keg Of Evanston location (Story)
Apr 21, 2014
Gov. Quinn grants D65 funding for environmental education program (Story)
Apr 15, 2014
Youth job fair to be biggest ever (Story)
Apr 13, 2014
Downtown Evanston selects new executive director (Story)
Apr 13, 2014
Evanston to receive federal funding for bike paths (Story)
Apr 11, 2014
Search for CARE replacement will start next month, mayor says (Story)
Apr 10, 2014
Renovations begin on Dawes Park pond (Story)
Apr 09, 2014
Biss’ GPS-tracking bill passes Illinois Senate, moves to House (Story)
Apr 06, 2014
Students help alumna bring ‘inappropriate’ comedy show to Chicago (Story)
Apr 04, 2014
Evanston Township dissolution going ‘smoothly,’ city officials say (Story)
Apr 01, 2014
Bill to lower small business filing fee moves to Illinois House (Story)
Mar 27, 2014
D65 board selects Paul Goren as next superintendent (Story)
Dec 04, 2013
The Daily presents: Holiday Guide 2013 (Story)
Dec 04, 2013
Festive recipes easy enough to make in a dorm (Story)
Nov 21, 2013
ASG Senate approves more than $160K for A-status student groups (Story)
Nov 19, 2013
Medill junior Paulina Firozi named next editor in chief of The Daily (Story)
Nov 18, 2013
ASG, student groups launch Greater Than mental health campaign (Story)
Nov 14, 2013
Associated Student Government Senate approves more than $10K for student groups (Story)
Nov 11, 2013
Evanston City Council Roundup: Nov. 11 (Story)
Nov 06, 2013
Associated Student Government members to offer multiple Senate reform proposals (Story)
Nov 04, 2013
In Focus: Improving mental health resources at Northwestern (Story)
Nov 01, 2013
New ASG diversity head Thaddeus Tukes seeks a more inclusive Northwestern (Story)
Oct 31, 2013
Residents bring up safety issues at site of recent hit-and-run (Story)
Oct 31, 2013
ASG caucuses elect whips, tech VP hints at negotiations with NUTV replacement (Story)
Oct 23, 2013
ASG Senate unanimously confirms Thaddeus Tukes to top diversity position (Story)
Oct 23, 2013
2 women unharmed after hit-and-run at Hinman and Sheridan (Story)
Oct 17, 2013
ASG rejects tobacco ban resolution, announces takeout option coming to Plex (Story)
Oct 16, 2013
ASG official pleased with results of fall light walk (Story)
Oct 15, 2013
Associated Student Government moves forward with plans to fill top diversity position (Story)
Oct 10, 2013
Students split on ASG tobacco-free resolution (Story)
Oct 10, 2013
Associated Student Government expects to release student guides Winter Quarter (Story)
Oct 02, 2013
Evanston organizations help ‘confused’ residents understand Affordable Care Act (Story)
Oct 01, 2013
Northwestern moves Noyes Street shuttle stop across street (Story)
Sep 26, 2013
ASG to roll out new transparency initiatives (Story)
Sep 22, 2013
ASG Faculty and Administration Honor Roll features new faces (Story)
Jun 24, 2013
Evanston, Northwestern tackle off-campus lighting after report shows problem areas (Story)
Jun 19, 2013
ASG-backed petition on student loans to be delivered to Congress (Story)
Jun 18, 2013
In Last Lecture, psychology prof encourages class of 2013 to embrace ‘age of the nerd,’ one another (Story)
Jun 06, 2013
Senate votes to consider major representation changes over summer (Story)
May 29, 2013
ASG diversity nominee withdraws, 2 other vacancies filled (Story)
May 29, 2013
Best on-campus place to eat: Frontera Fresco (Story)
May 22, 2013
ASG approves more than $1 million in funding for student groups (Story)
May 19, 2013
FiveThirtyEight’s Nate Silver talks political predictions to Chicago audience (Story)
May 13, 2013
Political, racial tensions flare in Associated Student Government nominations controversy (Story)
May 12, 2013
Northwestern weighing Netflix, Hulu as it discontinues NUTV (Story)
May 08, 2013
Associated Student Government Senate rejects several executive board nominees (Story)
May 07, 2013
Evanston, ASG likely to pass anti-drone legislation in unprecedented joint resolution (Story)
May 06, 2013
Evanston panel votes to review Piven proposal again next month (Story)
May 05, 2013
Evanston Art Center educates community on street art (Story)
May 01, 2013
ASG Senate hears presentation on alcohol policy, debates 10K Initiative funding (Story)
Apr 28, 2013
Northwestern’s Brady Scholars Program plants orchard in west Evanston (Story)
Apr 23, 2013
City Council revokes Noyes tenants’ relocation notices (Story)
Apr 16, 2013
Evanston prepares for West Nile season (Story)
Apr 14, 2013
Freedom Seder brings together black, Jewish communities (Story)
Apr 04, 2013
Evanston sick leave consistent with national average (Story)
Apr 04, 2013
Chicago Transit Authority plans to expand underground cell phone coverage (Story)
Mar 09, 2013
Medill alum publishes memoir about family of journalists (Story)
Mar 07, 2013
New Mediterranean restaurant could open on Orrington as early as August (Story)
Feb 28, 2013
Piven Theatre expansion plan sparks controversy (Story)
Feb 26, 2013
City Council approves mental health services funding, loan for affordable housing (Story)
Feb 12, 2013
Evanston aldermen pass panhandling amendment, discuss water sale plan (Story)
Feb 10, 2013
ETHS group engages black parents, aims to close racial achievement gap (Story)
Feb 03, 2013
Evanston gluten-free bakery to open new eatery in Highland Park (Story)
Jan 27, 2013
Evanston considers programs to aid homeless families (Story)
Jan 23, 2013
Evanston escapes flu epidemic (Story)
Jan 21, 2013
Cook County placed on ‘Poverty Warning’ list (Story)
Jan 08, 2013
Evanston gluten-free bakery saved by ‘Secret Millionaire’ (Story)
Nov 29, 2012
Triple science major awarded United Kingdom scholarship (Story)
Nov 26, 2012
New Yorker writer Jeffrey Toobin predicts Supreme Court outcomes (Story)
Nov 18, 2012
Northwestern student groups provide free food, movies at annual international film festival (Story)
Nov 14, 2012
ASG senator, initially elected as a joke, resigns (Story)
Nov 12, 2012
IPR forum analyzes results of 2012 election (Story)
Nov 01, 2012
Medill Innocence Project screens first documentary (Story)
Oct 24, 2012
Early voting option attracts few Northwestern students (Story)
Oct 15, 2012
CRC students elect friend in jest (Story)
Oct 10, 2012
Northwestern Bioscientist continues under new director (Story)
Oct 07, 2012
Northwestern alums star in dark comedy production (Story)