The Daily Northwestern

Mathew: Why do penguins commit suicide?

Kevin Mathew, Columnist

October 22, 2014

Filed under Columns, Opinion

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

Filed under Arts and Technology (City), City, Local

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,” ...

Demand for CAPS up 19 percent as search for third new counselor continues

Maddie Elkins, Reporter

November 26, 2013

Filed under Administration, Campus

Student requests for Counseling and Psychological Services have increased 19 percent this quarter, executive director John Dunkle said, following a 14 percent increase during last academic year  — yet the center's newly-funded...

Updated: Police investigate apparent suicide in Evanston

Patrick Svitek, City Editor

September 16, 2013

Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories

Evanston police investigated an apparent suicide Monday evening in the 1000 block of Monroe Street, Cmdr. Jay Parrott said, citing preliminary information. The Cook County medical examiner's office said an investigator was...

Guest Column: Culture stigmatizing mental illness must change

Cristina Traina and Laurie Zoloth

November 28, 2012

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

For the second time this fall, we’ve opened our email to learn about the sudden death of a member of our community. In September, McCormick sophomore Harsha Maddula was found drowned after he attended an off-campus party, and...