Virginia Nowakowski, May 5, 2016
Photos by Virginia Nowakowski / North by Northwestern

Northwestern community members gathered at the Rock on Thursday afternoon as a part of Yom HaShoah. The date remembers the 11 million Jews, Roma, political prisoners, disabled persons and homosexuals who died during the Holocaust. Rabbi Brandon Bernstein spoke briefly before students, and Evanston residents marched a short path around campus, finishing at the Rock. After two students shared their perspectives on Yom HaShoah, Rabbi Dov Hillel Klein discussed the importance of symbols and remembering tragedies to avoid repeating them. The event closed with a recitation of the Kaddish, a traditional Jewish prayer for the deceased.


Mia Zanzucchi, Zoe Davis, May 1, 2016
Photos by Zoe Davis and Mia Zanzucchi / North by Northwestern

Hip hop duo Rae Sremmurd headlined Ball 2016, co-sponsored by A&O and FMO. Baauer, an EDM artist famous for "Harlem Shake," opened the show Friday night at the Riviera Theatre.


Ethan Dlugie, April 25, 2016
Photos by Ethan Dlugie / North by Northwestern

The Northwestern University Office of Sustainability partnered with environmental activist students to create Mt. Trashmore, a literal representation of the amount of waste regularly generated on campus, Friday outside of Lunt Hall. For four hours, members of the Northwestern Office of Sustainability and student volunteers talked to students about environmental issues like recycling and reducing waste.


Charlotte Hu, April 18, 2016

Frio Gelato, the Evanston gelato shop located at 517 Dempster Street, celebrated its reopening April 15 by inviting local NuTango instructors to demonstrate dance steps in the store. Traditional and alternative tango music filled the shop as customers ordered gelato and watched the dancers. Some were brave enough to test out the tango themselves.


Zoe Davis, April 12, 2016
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Northwestern’s synchronized skating team The Purple Line hosted an exhibition April 8 at the Niles Ice Arena. Members of the team performed solo and synchronized routines, and the exhibition also featured guest performances by Lucky7 Open Juvenile Team and Chelsea Ridley, a professional skater. This year, The Purple Line also competed in the Open Collegiate Division at Green Bay Synchro, where they won a gold medal.


Alex Furuya, April 11, 2016
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The Northwestern women's tennis team remains tied for first in the Big Ten standings after playing Purdue and Indiana this weekend. The matches took place at the Combe Tennis Center within the Henry Crown Sports Pavillion.

Northwestern defeated Purdue 7-0 Friday. The doubles point was decided by the No. 3 doubles pair, junior Jillian Rooney and sophomore Erin Larner, after they won an intense tiebreaker.

The 'Cats then won every singles match. Redshirt sophomore Maddie Lipp was the first to win her game after swiftly defeating Krisztina Kapitany 6-3, 6-3. Larner won her game following Lipp. While Larner struggled to beat Nicole Robinson during her first game, she easily won the second game 6-0. The remaining matches were won by Northwestern, with the last game won by sophomore Alex Chatt after defeating Natalia Davila 5-7, 6-3, 6-2.

The Wildcats kept up their winning streak by defeating Indiana 6-1 on Sunday. The doubles ...


Photos by Virginia Nowakowski and Mia Zanzucchi / North by Northwestern

Northwestern (11-20, 2-4 B1G) partook in a three-game series with No. 21 Minnesota (24-10, 5-1 B1G) in Evanston over the weekend, dropping two of the three games.

Minnesota opened the series by rolling the ’Cats 16-0 on Friday, out-hitting NU 10-2 en route to the victory. The game was called after five innings due to the run-rule. For the Gophers, Sarah Groenewegen earned her 17th win of the season, striking out six over four shutout innings. Groenewegen also contributed two hits and four runs batted in on the other side of the plate. Northwestern trailed 4-0 entering their half of the first inning due to two Minnesota two-run home runs in the top half. Sabrina Rabin and Krista Williams led the game off for NU with back-to-back singles, which would prove to be Northwestern’s only hits of the game.

The two sides engaged in a doubleheader the following day ...


Mia Zanzucchi, April 3, 2016
Photos by Mia Zanzucchi / North by Northwestern

Northwestern men’s tennis (19-2, 5-0 B1G) continued a successful season with a win against Wisconsin (13-3, 3-2 B1G) on April 1, keeping them tied for first in the Big Ten conference.


Mia Zanzucchi, March 30, 2016
Photos by Mia Zanzucchi / North by Northwestern

The Northwestern baseball team (7-18, 1-2 B1G) beat Chicago State (6-17, 0-3 WAC) 11-5 in their home opener, playing in the newly renovated Rocky and Berenice Miller Park for the first time. The 'Cats will host a three-game series against Michigan starting on Friday.


North by Northwestern Staff, March 29, 2016

The storm of schoolwork and social life is a fact of life hereabouts. While it may not provide an answer to those problems, the night sky hovering tranquilly over Lake Michigan serves as a good listener. Here are some places where you can enjoy a bit of nighttime solitude around Northwestern's campus.

Production by Leo Ji, Jimmy Yook, Morgan Kinney / North By Northwestern

Photos by Jimmy Yook, Emma Sarappo, Cassandra Majewski, Zoe Davis, Hyunjee Lee, Ethan Dlugie / North by Northwestern


Mia Zanzucchi, March 7, 2016
Photos by Mia Zanzucchi / North by Northwestern

After celebrating senior Wildcats Joey van Zegeren, Tre Demps and Alex Olah, the Northwestern Men's Basketball team beat the Nebraska Cornhuskers 65-54 in their last home game of the season on March 6. The Cats will take on Michigan in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament on March 10 in Indianapolis.