As winter slowly approaches in Evanston, we could all use a little comfort food. NBN headed to Falcon Eddy's Barbeque to check out the Southern-style sandwiches, tacos and burgers guaranteed to warm you up on a cold day.
With Northwestern's unexpected win over Wisconsin last weekend, many students are happy to see their team ranked first in the Big Ten West conference – but how much do Northwestern students really know about the team? NBN headed to the Rock to find out.
Gone are the Doritos, Cheetos and Pringles of the past. After closing over the summer for renovations, Lisa’s Cafe at Slivka Hall reopened in late September as a new hub for healthy food. Now, Lisa’s is partnered with Plum Market, a local supermarket specializing in selling natural products, to stock the popular North Campus store with a variety of organic and environmentally sustainable goods.
As fall quarter kicks into full gear, NBN asked Northwestern students for their best and worst advice for newbies.
"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.
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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.