Comedian Alex Edelman quips about ongoing tour, creative process at NU Hillel

Laughter rang through the Fiedler Hillel Center on Tuesday night as comedian Alex Edelman shared insights into his stand-up show “Just for Us,” his creative process and the comedy world. His third solo show, “Just For Us,” is now on tour after a critically acclaimed Broadway run that finished at the end of August 2023…. […]

Meet Concrete Canoe, the engineering club learning to make concrete float

When McCormick junior Vivian Reilly attended McCormick’s organization fair her freshman year, one booth caught her eye: Concrete Canoe.  “I saw this tank of water with floating cylinders of concrete, and I was like, ‘What is going on over there?’” she said. “And then I was hooked — this was just something totally different.”  Two… […]

Moving one block could prove a game changer for Evanston Games and Cafe

For Evanston Games and Cafe, moving one block meant moving mountains. Long located on a quiet block of Maple Avenue just behind the Davis Street Metra station, the store — simultaneously a retailer, cafe and event space — struggled to attract walk-ins, co-owner Eli Klein said. “As of January, I had owned that location for… […]

Medill junior Jacob Wendler named The Daily’s next editor in chief

Medill junior Jacob Wendler will be the next editor in chief of The Daily Northwestern, Students Publishing Company — The Daily’s publisher and parent company — announced Monday night. Wendler, a print managing editor for The Daily, has previously served as campus editor, special edition editor, copy editor and city beat reporter. He also worked… […]

Illinois to launch portal streamlining access to youth mental health services

The Illinois Department of Human Services and Google Public Sector will launch a new online portal by July 3 to streamline family access to youth behavioral and mental health resources. The state is creating the Behavioral Health Care and Ongoing Navigation portal as one of its 12 strategies to address youth mental health from a… […]

‘Chicken Shop Date’ star Amelia Dimoldenberg awkwardly charms at A&O Speaker Event

A&O Productions hosted a Q&A with Amelia Dimoldenberg, the charmingly deadpan personality behind the web series “Chicken Shop Date,” on Monday night in Alice Millar Chapel.  “Our Speakers committee decides what speakers will be coming to Northwestern, often based off of who’s really relevant in pop culture at the moment,” said Weinberg senior and A&O… […]

Lacrosse: No. 4 Northwestern dismantles Marquette 21-3

Under Ryan Fieldhouse’s blinding lights, the No. 4 Northwestern squad shone bright, defeating Marquette and returning to the victory column.  The 21-3 win comes after the Wildcats (2-1, 0-0 Big Ten) snapped their 22-game win streak against then-No. 8 Notre Dame last week.  For coach Kelly Amonte Hiller, the key to Monday’s success was key… […]

Lacrosse: No. 4 Northwestern’s Samantha Smith shores up draw against Marquette

When coach Kelly Amonte Hiller’s squad sauntered into South Bend, Indiana on the back of a 22-game winning streak last Friday, then-No. 8 Notre Dame knocked the reigning national champions off their perch. Fighting Irish midfielder Kelly Denes dominated the draw, and the visitors shot themselves in the foot with 21 turnovers. “Friday night was… […]

New community group, Open Democracy Evanston, picks up where participatory budgeting left off

Following one of the most successful participatory budgeting programs in the country, Evanston’s City Council decided not to fund a PB cycle for 2024. Now, the team behind PB has organized a new project — Open Democracy Evanston. “We’re introducing a new journey,” said Celia Carlino, PB coordinator and Open Democracy board member. Participatory budgeting… […]

Students reflect on meal exchange and dining dollar options in Norris University Center

Walking into the Norris University Center basement, most students have a drink in hand or food on their table. This is true for students like Medill freshman Mia Rooney, who said she often frequents the restaurants at Norris. “I really only ever go to Norris to get something to eat or drink, so the variety… […]

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