In honor of Earth Day on April 22, Northwestern students and faculty participated in numerous events on and off campus to raise awareness for environmental issues. Sustain NU promoted several events throughout the week such as tree-planting, a One Book One Northwestern panel discussion on weather and the climate, an Earth weekend scavenger hunt and an event hosted by the Knightlab and library to rescue scientific data published online.

Additionally, students from ISRC coordinated an opportunity for students to make signs to bring to the March for Science in Chicago on Saturday. Over 30 students and faculty joined the roughly 60,000 demonstrators seeking more evidence-based decision-making in the political sphere and general appreciation of the sciences. A number of speakers preceded the march, which ended at the Field Museum.


Brian Quistberg, April 10, 2017

TONIK Tap presented its show 'Can We Tap That?' this weekend in Shanley Pavilion. The dancers, who explored the titular question throughout the performance, answered with a resounding yes. The show comprised of tap dances to a variety of songs and was bold to include different elements as well. Several comedic video clips were played during the show, which featured TONIK Tap members interviewing students in Tech, making brownies with tap shoes and other oddities. The dances were similarly poignant: one piece was accompanied by the reading of text messages to tell the story of a complicated relationship. ShireiNU a cappella made a guest appearance to open the Friday and Saturday 10 p.m. shows.


Claire Bugos, April 6, 2017

In its eighth annual show, Steam Heat brings classic musical show tunes to life through dance and song. Dancers perform to a live a band which play classic show-stoppers like "King of New York" and "I want to be a Rockette.” The show also includes more somber lyrical dances and a couple comedic numbers. Dancers dazzle the stage in an array of costumes to match the splendor of their performances.

The show opens at the ballroom at The Wirtz Center on Thursday at 9 p.m. and runs through Saturday with shows at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 general admission and are sold at the door.


Virginia Nowakowski, March 30, 2017

Catch Graffiti Dancers in their spring show, 'Uncharted,' opening tonight in McCormick Auditorium in Norris. The student-choreographed show features a fusion of dance styles including jazz, contemporary and ballet. Anna Celeste Harrer, publicity coordinator for Graffiti, said the show is about exploring and expanding the group’s boundaries.

“We really are pushing ourselves to try new things and try new styles—to be a little uncomfortable and be ok with it,” Harrer said.

The show is presented in association with Arts Alliance and the last performance will be Saturday evening.


Winter Quarter, that 10-week period of gray skies, cold weather and seemingly endless midterms. In the midst of the drudgery, students still found ways to relax, have fun and broaden their horizons as they celebrated a variety of holidays, identities and traditions. Here are just a few of the colorful events that lit up Winter Quarter at Northwestern.


Swahili for "pull together," Harambee kicked off Black History Month on Northwestern's campus Jan. 27 with a celebration of cultural elements of the African diaspora. "It's really to celebrate, affirm and make visible the different communities that fall within the African diaspora, both here on campus and throughout the nation," said Heather Browning, assistant director for Multicultural Student Affairs and one of the event's organizers. For Members Only and Multicultural Student Affairs collaborated to put the celebration together.

Polish Culture Night

The Polish-American Student Alliance hosted its annual Polish Culture Night on Feb. 10. Students and community members ...


Mia Zanzucchi, March 16, 2017
Photos by Mia Zanzucchi / North by Northwestern

We're sharing some of our favorite shots from a historic season of basketball just hours before the Northwestern men's team's first NCAA Tournament appearance in the tournament's 78-year history. The no. 8-seed 'Cats take on the no. 9-seed Vanderbilt Commodores in Salt Lake City, Utah today at 3:30 CDT and there will be a watch party in Norris University Center.


Mia Zanzucchi, Will Fischer, March 6, 2017
Photos by Will Fischer and Mia Zanzucchi / North by Northwestern

Northwestern fell just short of Big Ten champion No. 16 Purdue on Sunday, falling 69-65 in the last game at Welsh-Ryan Arena before renovations begin this offseason. It was a phenomenal way to close out the arena, and with NU primed to make its first NCAA Tournament ever, head coach Chris Collins said it was one of the best atmospheres the arena had ever seen. As the only two seniors on the team, Sanjay Lumpkin and Nathan Taphorn both celebrated their Wildcat careers before the game.


Virginia Nowakowski, March 4, 2017
Photos by Virginia Nowakowski / North by Northwestern


Photos by Virginia Nowakowski and Mia Zanzucchi / North by Northwestern