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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

Noah Frick-Alofs / Daily Senior Staffer
A group of cyclists ride down Ridge Avenue during the 2018 Bike the Ridge event. The city closed Ridge Avenue to vehicular traffic to create a safe environment for family cycling, with entertainment events such as live music and food trucks.

Annual Bike the Ridge event celebrates safe, family cycling

September 30, 2018

When Seth Green’s daughter Sojourner — Sojo for short — was nine months old, he and his wife, Caitlin Fitz, were heading to Bagel Art for breakfast on a Sunday morning. On the way, they stumbled...

Youth and Opportunity United, Inc.’s headquarters, 1911 Church St. The organization celebrated its new headquarters’ grand opening Saturday, where community members met staff and participated in art projects.

Y.O.U. opens new headquarters with upgraded, larger facilities

May 14, 2017

Community members met staff and participated in art projects during Youth and Opportunity United, Inc.’s headquarters grand opening on Saturday. Y.O.U., which provides services and leadership to...

Evanston students gather onstage for the finale of Diverse Communities United. The event, in which third through twelfth grade students performed hip hop dance, skits and poetry readings, held Monday at Evanston Township High School to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Students lead artistic community event honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

January 18, 2017

When Oakton Elementary School fifth-grader Izayah Carr stepped up to the microphone with a smile on his face, more than 1,000 people cheered as he introduced the opening act of Diverse Communities United,...

A protestor holds a sign asking “What about Us?” during a protest over Youth & Opportunity United contracting for construction of its new center at 1911 Church St. Organizers said the protest aimed to showcase community concern over lack of employment opportunities for local minority workers.

Activists hold second protest about contracting choices for new Y.O.U. center

May 26, 2016

Evanston organizers protested Wednesday Youth & Opportunity United’s contracting choices for its new youth center across the street from Evanston Township High School. The demonstration, held...

Community members protest lack of local minority contractors involved in Y.O.U. construction

March 29, 2016

Community members are protesting the Youth & Opportunity United’s new construction project, asserting the organization has not employed enough local minority contractors. In building its new youth...

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