North by Northwestern

Winter 2017

Features

Baby-proofing

NU students scramble to protect their contraceptive options in the shadow of Trump.

Features

Started from the bottom

Northwestern has climbed its way from obscurity to no. 12 in the rankings. Here's how it happened.

Features

Boxed out

Even at the most supportive schools, NCAA policies can make athletes feel powerless.

Features

Examining sapphic sex

The traditional definitions of "sex" depends on heterosexuality and penises, so defining it without either is hard.

Features

When you're not strong

Mental health issues make it hard enough to take care of yourself - let alone your friendships.

Pregame

Ca$h flow

NBN follows the money of your profs' campaign contributions.

Thanks to the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, every time you donate to any political candidate or political action committee, the world will know about it.

Pregame

Little shack of wonders

Dilapidated but beloved, Shanley Pavilion is home to countless student-run productions.

Shanley looks like it was abandoned years ago. It’s hard to believe that anything exciting has ever happened in such a dark and small place, yet it consistently hosts a constant rotation of fine arts performances.

Pregame

Seabury, unburied

NBN explores the other seminary on Sheridan.

It was the seminary on Sheridan. No, not Garrett. The other one. The one across the street. The days of the Northwestern Fighting Methodists are long gone, but at 2122 Sheridan, a hidden theological past flickers on.

Pregame

Sugar high

Chicago pastry chef Mindy Segal makes edibles for a refined palate.

Genius

Repaving

Sheridan Road changes finally come after years of bureaucratic wrangling and a tragic accident.

Genius

Farming fix

Profesor Mercouri Kanatzidis wants to save the world - with fertilizer.

Genius

Rockin' Robyn

Meet your state representative.

On election night you could find Robyn Gabel in Nevin’s, eating fish and chips and getting ready to celebrate. Though things didn’t turn out the way she wanted with Trump's win, that just means her government work is far from over.

In her seven years in office, Gabel has focused on children and women’s rights, passing bills to ban teenagers from tanning beds, to promote the use of medical cannabis and to reduce nicotine poisoning in children from e-cigarette liquids. Under the new White House administration, Gabel looks forward to asserting states’ rights and making progressive change at home.

Genius

Poppin' Tags

Classy Closet owner Emanuel Wilder has taken a long and winding road to his current career.

Genius

Say it right

Students with non-Anglophone names all know the feeling.

Spotlight

From Bulldog to Wildcat

Evanston is a NU haven for Yale's outgoing dean, Jonathan Holloway.

Spotlight

Right-hand man

Outgoing provost Dan Linzer has left his mark on NU.

Quad

Back in the saddle

After a traumatic accident, Weinberg senior Catherine Tyree gets back in the ring and pursues her passion.

Quad

Art 101: Intro to ATP

NU's Art Theory and Practice department moves into new digs.

Quad

Practical pre-law

NU's mock trial team will see you in court.

Quad

Shallow roots

For some NU students, "home" is complicated.

Hangover

Dorm divorce

These roommate pairings were just the first of freshman year mistakes.