Alumni and students alike celebrated Homecoming Weekend this past weekend. With Scandal actor George Newbern as Grand Marshal, events for both current students and alumni and a win at Ryan Field, the weekend brought 'Cats together from all walks of life.


Justin Curto, Oct. 17, 2016
Photos by Justin Curto / North by Northwestern

Students played games and ate traditional Taiwanese food as the Taiwanese American Students Club turned the Louis Room in Norris into a Taiwanese Night Market on Oct. 15. The annual event featured carnival-style games, Taiwanese food and decorations and freestyle dance performances by members of Refresh Dance Crew. TASC is open to students of Taiwanese heritage or with an interest in Taiwanese culture, and they host Taiwanese cultural events for the general Northwestern community.


Charlotte Hu, Oct. 16, 2016
Photos by Charlotte Hu / North by Northwestern

The dazzling composition of The Great Gatsby, directed by Communication masters student Michael Cotey, is an engrossing spectacle from start to finish. The gorgeous production is complete with well-versed actors adapting roles from the classic literary characters, stunning lighting and sound set up, phenomenal costume design and simple yet impossibly creative set design. This abridged adaptation stays faithful to the spirit of F. Scott Fitzgerald's vision without drowning itself in its own opulence.

The show runs through Sunday, Oct. 30 at the Josephine Louis Theater with performances on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.


Justin Curto, Oct. 11, 2016

The Mitchell Museum of the American Indian organized a concert to celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day on Monday at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall. Scatter Their Own, a band from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, headlined the concert. Mark Cleveland, a performer from Chicago who plays Native American and world music, also played the show. The concert was part of Evanston Indigenous Peoples' Day events, which included a rally against the Dakota Access Pipeline Project earlier in the day.

Editor's note: a previous version of this story said Scatter Your Own was an Oglala Dakota band. This is incorrect. Scatter Your Own is a Oglala Lakota band. NBN regrets this error, and made the change at 10:50 p.m. on Oct. 11.


Alex Furuya, Oct. 4, 2016
Photos by Alex Furuya / North by Northwestern

Northwestern women’s tennis hosted the Wildcat Invite this weekend at the Combe Tennis Center. Players representing schools from all around the Midwest (including Iowa, Notre Dame, Wisconsin) came to the Evanston to face off in a bracket-style tournament. In addition to the tennis players, fans descended on Evanston to cheer on their respective schools.

The three-day event began on Friday and concluded on Sunday. with a final round of singles matches. Northwestern won three of their five matches. Junior Alex Chatt, redshirt sophomore Rheeya Doshi and redshirt junior Maddie Lipp, who also won a game on Saturday, were able to clinch wins for Northwestern.

Northwestern's women’s tennis team will continue their season at the ITA All-American Tennis Championships in Riviera, California.


Photos by Charlotte Hu / North by Northwestern

Men’s Soccer: 2-7-1 (1-3-1 B1G)

The ‘Cats had a tough game at Martin Field against No. 1 Maryland and lost their second conference game 4-0. Going into halftime the Terps were only up 1-0, but the defense allowed three goals in the final 39 minutes of play.

Over the course of the game the Terps had 13 shots while the Wildcats were only able to get four off. This speaks to the disproportionately lower amount of offensive playing time the ‘Cats saw and their inability to capitalize during times of possession. Maryland’s players were simply faster at getting across the field and got to the ball first. The Terps controlled possession and forced Northwestern to play defense a majority of the game, but this was to be expected from the top-ranked team in the country.

A back heel pass in the 78th minute led to a Northwestern shot on goal that ...


Emma Sarappo, Sept. 26, 2016
Photos by Emma Sarappo / North by Northwestern


Ethan Dlugie, Mia Zanzucchi, Sept. 25, 2016

The 'Cats are back to having an 0-1 week after losing 24-13 to Nebraska at home in Evanston in their first Big Ten game of the season. Sophomore quarterback Clayton Thorson and senior wide receiver Austin Carr both crossed the goal line to pick up six points each, but senior kicker Jack Mitchell fell short, missing both a field goal and an extra point. After a win against Duke last week, the team's third loss of the season comes as a less-than-ideal outcome just before a difficult October schedule. The 'Cats will be back at Ryan Field for Homecoming on October 22 at 11 a.m. against Indiana after two road games and a bye week. 


Zoe Davis, Sept. 22, 2016
Photos by Zoe Davis / North by Northwestern

Northwestern men’s soccer lost to DePaul Wednesday night 2­-1. Senior defender Nathan Dearth scored his first goal of the season in the 77th minute of play. Although the ‘Cats outshot the Blue Demons 17­-12, they were unable to capitalize. Northwestern moves to 1-­6-­1 with the loss and will face Michigan on Sunday, Sept 25 at 1 p.m.


Alex Furuya, Mia Zanzucchi, Sept. 18, 2016

The Northwestern Wildcats (1-2) got their first win of the season against the Duke Blue Devils (1-2) at home in Evanston for their last non-conference game of the season. The Wildcats' 24-13 win was preceded by the annual Wildcat Dash, and student section was packed with freshmen and their PAs. Next week, the 'Cats play Nebraska at 6:30 p.m., again in Evanston. 


NBN Photo, May 26, 2016

Remember Mitt Romney, Gangnam Style and that time the world was supposed to end, according to the Mayan calendar? That was the world when many graduating seniors began their undergraduate careers at Northwestern. As they take their last exams, write their last papers and jaywalk across Sheridan Road for the last time, several Wildcats reflect on how much they've changed over the last four years.

Austin and Abby

Photos courtesy of Austin Dickey and by Virginia Nowakowski / North by Northwestern

I feel like I am a lot more comfortable in where I am in terms of figuring out what my life is going to be. I still have no idea what's going to happen in the future but I'm a lot more comfortable with that than I was before. – Austin Dickey (McCormick '16)

I feel kind of like I understand more now that life is a marathon. I don't get upset by the little things as ...


Mia Zanzucchi, May 23, 2016

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