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Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern


Two people embrace on stage. A third stands in the background. The photo is mostly dark with a ring of light hanging above the stage.

“In His Hands” explores queer love, trauma and faith at the Wallis Theater

January 24, 2022

Content warning: This article contains mentions of conversion therapy and suicide. In summer 2019, Ismael Lara, Jr. sat in a coffee shop and read a new play by Yale MFA playwriting candidate Benjamin...

Six Lovers & Madmen members pose behind a table with the letters “L&M” spelled in candy on it.

Lovers & Madmen adapt classic stories to the stage

January 13, 2022

Student theatre group Lovers & Madmen has one main guideline for the productions in their canon: The stories they tell must either be, or be inspired by, a work that is 100 or more years old. Lovers...

NU Declassified: When SURG meets showtunes

NU Declassified: When SURG meets showtunes

November 1, 2021

This summer, three Northwestern Communication students used grant funding to write a musical, “Home for the Summer.” The show is based off of their experiences as queer students from small towns...

On a dark starry background, the words “The 90th Annual Waa-Mu Show” appear above a wooden sign that reads “The Secret of Camp Elliott.” The moon appears behind the letters and resembles a UFO.

The Waa-Mu Show to present “The Secret of Camp Elliott” virtually June 9 through 20

May 26, 2021

The 90th annual Waa-Mu Show is a supernatural mystery set in the year 1977. Written, composed, choreographed and produced by over 100 Northwestern students, the original musical follows friends at summer...

Many Northwestern students will vote in key swing states this election cycle. As the polling margins between Trump and Biden in Texas, Florida and Pennsylvania narrow, some students are reflecting on what their vote means.

Students reflect on living in key swing states during contentious election cycle

November 3, 2020

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to live in the same congressional district as the President of the United States? SESP junior Sterling Ortiz doesn’t have to — he lives in Florida’s 21st...

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