Virginia Nowakowski, Feb. 26, 2017
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Current Rhythms, this year's Danceworks show, opened Friday night in the Josephine Louis Theater. Guest choreographers Eduardo Vilaro, the artistic director of Ballet Hispanico in New York City, and Onye Ozuzu, a performing artist and current dance faculty member and Dean of the School of Fine and Performing Arts at Columbia College Chicago, contributed to the diverse set of choreographic styles and techniques. The show also features new works from Northwestern faculty members Jeff Hancock and Joel Valentín-Martínez. It will run through next Sunday.

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Zoe Davis, Feb. 5, 2017
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Northwestern’s South Asian Student Alliance hosted their annual culture show on Feb 4. The show, entitled Keeping up with the Kapoors, featured a skit about a fictional father’s attempts to keep his children on the right path and in touch with their culture. The show also included performances from Northwestern Raas, Brown Sugar and Deeva Dance Troupe, as well as comedy and short videos.

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Zoe Davis, Jan. 31, 2017
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Ranked 10th in the nation, Northwestern men’s tennis won the Intercollegiate Tennis Association regional final by sweeping Memphis on Jan 28, and then Georgia Tech on Jan 29. The Wildcats now stand at 6-0 for the season and will head to the ITA National Indoor Championships on Feb 17-20. This is the first time in the history of the event that the 'Cats have made it to the championships. They will host Boise State, Harvard and Duke this weekend.

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Claire Bugos, Jan. 30, 2017
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The NU wrestling team took on Indiana Hoosiers on Friday, and we got an up-close look at all of the "match day" festivities.

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Claire Bugos, Mia Zanzucchi, Jan. 22, 2017
Hundreds of thousands of people flooded the streets for the Women’s March on Chicago on Saturday. It was the one of the largest gatherings outside of the Women’s March on Washington, with an estimated 250,000 participants, according to the organizers. After hearing from a diverse group of speakers in Grant Park, demonstrators marched toward the Trump Tower. Many people protested President Trump’s actions and rhetoric while others displayed messages and symbols of female empowerment.

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 Photos by Mia Zanzucchi / North by Northwestern

Northwestern students fired up about the contentious election results gathered on the ground floor of Norris for “Wildcats Against Trump: Countering the Inauguration,” a rally to join forces and build a community of students against Trump on campus.

Student Action NU, a coalition of student organizers, planned the event for Jan. 20, Inauguration Day, calling out for Northwestern students to come “rally, build community and join the growing resistance to Trump and his corrupt, bigoted, hateful agenda,” according to the event Facebook page. 

Before the speakers began giving personal anecdotes as to why they decided to come to the anti-Trump rally, Northwestern alumnus Zane Waxman (SESP ‘16), a community organizer who works with Evanston and Chicago students, spoke over a megaphone and asked all attendees to turn to someone they didn’t know and talk about why they decided to attend the event. 

Waxman kicked off the rally by sharing his reasons for ...

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Oreste Visentini, Jan. 16, 2017
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The Northwestern women’s tennis team (2-0) secured a 7-0 win over Akron on Saturday morning at the Combe Tennis Center. Maddie Lipp and Alex Chatt comfortably topped Akron's Karalina Maksimava and Carli Knezevich with a 6-1 win. Similarly, Lee Or and Erin Larner easily overcame Akron's Shannon Newnes and Rita Pedroso, securing another 6-1 win. Northwestern will now prepare for their upcoming match against Harvard on Jan. 21.

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Mia Zanzucchi, Selah Holland, Dec. 29, 2016

The Northwestern Wildcats beat Pitt 31-24 in the Pinstripe Bowl on Wednesday. The Pinstripe Bowl, held at Yankee Stadium (which was converted from a baseball diamond to a football field), was just the third bowl win in program history. Ending 2016 with a postseason win over Pitt, who edged out No. 5 Penn State (B1G champions) and No. 2 Clemson (ACC champions) came as a happy surprise for NU, which salvaged a winning 7-6 record after a slow 1-3 start.

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Alex Schwartz, Kira Fahmy, Nov. 17, 2016
Photos by Alex Schwartz / North by Northwestern

At midnight on Tuesday, a group of Northwestern students gathered at the Rock to chalk up some positivity following an emotional week on campus. After the election results on Nov. 8, Weinberg junior Michael Pattis recognized the need for students to see some positive messages, especially ones of inclusion and love. He created the event, which he called “Chalk the Rock,” and urged students to cover south campus with colorful notes, quotes and drawings. Those who came worked fervently under the cover of darkness to make sure the Northwestern community had something to smile about the next day.

Video by Kira Fahmy / North by Northwestern

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Ethan Dlugie, Nov. 14, 2016
Photos by Ethan Dlugie / North by Northwestern

This past weekend, student dance groups Refresh, Fusion and Boomshaka joined together for their annual ReFusionShaka dance show in Cahn Auditorium.

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Men's and women's basketball opened up their seasons with a pair of wins on Friday. The women's team started off rocky, ending the first quarter down 18-10 against Hampton, but the 'Cats closed the gap and took the lead in the second quarter, ending the game 67-48. Later that evening, the men's team won by a whopping 31 points against Mississippi Valley State. Vic Law made his triumphant return from shoulder injury that put him out for the 2015-16 season, scoring a career-high 18 points.

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The 'Cats are now 4-5 on the season (3-3 B1G) after a 14-point loss, 21-7, to the No. 8 Wisconsin Badgers on Saturday. NU struggled to move the ball all day on Wisconsin's sound defense, finding the end zone just once at the end of the first half to cut the Badgers' lead to 10-7.

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Mia Zanzucchi, Oct. 30, 2016
Photos by Mia Zanzucchi / North by Northwestern

The Northwestern Wildcats football team fell just short of a win after a hard-fought game against the 7-1 Ohio State Buckeyes in Columbus, Ohio, losing 24-20. Coming off a three-week winning streak just after the Buckeyes' first loss of the season, the game proved to be more intense than it seemed like it would be back in September. At a game filled with over 100,000 fans, most of them wearing scarlet, the 'Cats fought hard, even tying the game at 17 in the third quarter.

The second to last home game of the season will be this Saturday, Nov. 5 against Wisconsin at 11 a.m. CDT.

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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.

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