The Daily Northwestern

Mathew: Why do penguins commit suicide?

Kevin Mathew, Columnist

October 22, 2014

I recently watched a video that broke my heart. I learned penguins wander into the arctic, to certain doom, supposedly when they just can't take life anymore. In the video a penguin separated from the group and waddled off toward the mountains, away from the ...

Evanston native honors late friend in novel, play

Paige Leskin, City Editor

September 24, 2014

Evanston-born Richard Engling has never been able to replace the void left by his friend Fern Chertkow ​when she killed herself in 1988.  “When she died, it left a hole in my life that no one else could really fill,” ...