David Gleisner, Eddy Park, May 1, 2018

Video by David Gleisner / North by Northwestern

"Hi hey, hi ho, sexual assault has got to go!"

Northwestern students and staff gathered Thursday evening for Take Back the Night, a march supporting survivors and raising awareness of sexual assault and violence on campus. The march capped off a week of events hosted by College Feminists, which included a workshop and dialogue for men, a film screening and a survivors workshop. NBN talked to organizers Kai Kuo and Karishma Desai and featured speaker Asha Sawnhney about the reasons for the march, supporting survivors on campus and raising awareness.

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Margaret Kates, April 29, 2018

Northwestern students and members of the Chicago and Evanston community gathered at the Ryan Center on Saturday for the Musical Arts for TEDxNorthwesternU, an annual conference held to promote “ideas worth sharing.” The theme, “Against the Grain,” brought together eight presentations on a wide variety of topics.

“There’s a lot of sharing going on, and that’s what makes this really special,” said Raj Sachdev, one of the speakers who is passionate about smart home technologies. “This is a great opportunity on both sides, for the speakers and the audience.”

The event was organized into two sessions: the first focused on change at a global level, while the second focused on creating change within the Chicago and Northwestern communities. Northwestern’s provost Jonathan Holloway ended the conference with a speech on political correctness on college campuses.

Provost Holloway referenced President Schapiro’s letter to the editor and the University of Chicago’s welcome letter to its class of 2020 ...

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Margaret Kates, Feb. 20, 2018
Video by Eddy Park / North by Northwestern

Protests on campus that broke out last spring following an Immigrations and Customs Enforcement officer’s presence on campus provided the common ground that two unlikely student groups needed to join forces. Today, the Asian Pacific American Collective (APAC) and Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx de Aztlán de Northwestern (MEChA de Northwestern) have come together to form the Latinx Asian American Collective, a group that is working to create Asian American Studies and Latino/Latina Studies departments.

“The beginnings of the Collective were actually in the aftermath of the ICE protest that happened, because MEChA was definitely in hot water with that,” said Jessica Wang, a Weinberg junior and a member of the Collective. “Our organizations have always supported each other, I think, but there hasn’t been nearly this level of collaboration and getting to know each other on a personal level.”

Currently, Asian American Studies and Latino/Latina Studies are both “programs ...

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Morgan Lee, Feb. 7, 2018

Last year, Wave brought to Northwestern R&J, a queer version of the timeless Shakespearean love story. This year, Lovers and Madmen brings the queering of Much Ado About Nothing – a lesser-known Shakespeare work.

While taking her Shakespeare final last quarter, Communication freshman Anna Cohen wondered: “What if Benedick was a woman?” From there, she pitched her idea to Lovers and Madmen, a theater board focused on classical productions, for their winter special event. Over winter break, Cohen finally heard that the board had chosen her idea. Now, as the director of Beatrice and Benedick, she maintains that "this is how Shakespeare intended it."

The production still uses the original Shakespearean script, but casts both Benedick and Don John as women. The actors must rely on nuance and stage play to portray the slightly different themes that manifest in this production. Cohen believes that “What does it mean to perform manhood/masculinity versus what does it mean to perform womanhood ...

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Video by Arielle Schwartz

When Pono Ono Poke on Chicago Avenue first opened six weeks ago, Northwestern foodies collectively rolled their eyes. Did Evanston really need a second restaurant that served the same Hawaiian delicacy as Aloha Poke just blocks away? What’s even the difference? Don’t worry – we visited both locations and ordered comparable bowls to provide you with a detailed breakdown. It’s time for the Battle of the Poke.

Price

Winner: Aloha Poke

Okay, if you’re a student willing to shell out about ten bucks for what at the end of the day is a bowl of overpriced rice and fish, you’re probably not that concerned with cost. But if you’re still looking to save, Aloha Poke just slightly edges out Pono Ono Poke by offering a 10 percent Wildcard discount and an option to purchase a “little” size for $7.50. Pono Ono Poke’s most affordable bowl is a hefty $10 ...

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Andy Brown, Nov. 14, 2017
Need an upgrade from Natty Light? Head over to Whiskey Thief on Davis Street.

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Eddy Park, Nov. 9, 2017
Pasta and cocktails and cheeses, oh my! In this episode, NBN Eats: La Macchina.

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Mia Zanzucchi, Nov. 1, 2017

Looking for a casual Tokyo-style ramen shop? Furious Spoon is the place to visit for hip hop beats, homemade noodles and a 25 percent WildCard discount.

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Mia Zanzucchi, Oct. 30, 2017
The second phase of the Sheridan Road-Chicago Avenue Improvement Project was completed over the weekend, giving bicyclists a safer and more efficient way to travel around campus.

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Helen Lee, Oct. 26, 2017
Craving Korean food? How about sizzling hot bibimbap in a hot stone pot? Check out Koco Table in our newest installment of NBN Eats. 

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Rachel Wolfe, Oct. 12, 2017

Around 40,000 runners participated in the 40th annual Chicago Marathon on Sunday, including a few Northwestern students. We caught up with Medill sophomore Haley Yamada, who came in 15th in her division. 

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Isabella Jiao, Oct. 6, 2017

Jealous of everyone who gets to live in 560 Lincoln? We are, too, so we used this video as an excuse to take a look inside.

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Rachel Wolfe, Oct. 4, 2017
A burrito made of sushi? How does that work? We checked out Evanston's newest Sushi Burrito to find out.

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David Gordon, Eddy Park, Oct. 2, 2017

Northwestern students got a bite of Evanston yesterday in ASG's annual Big Bite Night.

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Tyler Kendall, May 26, 2017
The Evanston Ecology Center recently brought 40,000 honeybees to the area to promote pollinator education. See how one student group is taking this initiative to new heights.

Keeping Hives Alive from North by Northwestern on Vimeo.

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