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Sea of red lays Coleman to rest

superintendent, praised Coleman’s personality. Witherspoon urged the many young people in the audience to remember Coleman and follow his example. “As a young man, he was making the right decisions and doing the right things,” he said. Witherspoon encouraged the young people in the church to stand up for what they knew was right. Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl

For the first time since 2008, Northwestern is among the top 25 football teams in the country in the Associated Press’s weekly poll. The Wildcats are ranked No. 24 with 143 points in Sunday’s poll. NU was ranked No. 22 in the penultimate AP poll of 2008, which was released the day before the team lost to Missouri in the Alamo Bowl. NU first received votes after beating Syracuse on Sept. 1 and steadily acquired more as the season progressed. Last week, the Cats received the most votes of any team not ranked in the poll, just three points away from No. 25. The Cats are also ranked in the USA Today Coaches’ Poll, coming in at No. 22,according to the survey of 59 coaches in Division I. The Cats most recently appeared in this poll in 2010, coming in twice at No. 25. These rankings came after NU started 5-0 and later in the season after an upset against then-No. 13 Iowa. NU has not won a football game while ranked in the AP poll since 2000, when it was No. 23 and beat Illinois in the final game of the regular season. The Big Ten as a whole has two other teams ranked in the AP poll: Ohio State at No. 12 and Nebraska at No. 20. In the coaches’ poll, the conference has only two representatives because Ohio State is ineligible to be ranked in a Bowl Championship Series poll. The BCS formula to determine the national championship game includes the coaches’ poll, the Harris rankings and six computer polls. The AP poll was removed from the equation after the 2004 season.

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By Ciara mcCarthy

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Hundreds of people gathered Saturday morning for the funeral of 14-year-old Dajae Coleman, the Evanston Township High School freshman who was shot and killed Sept. 22. Mourners filled the pews and standing areas inside the First Church of God Christian Life Center, 1524 Simpson St. Those who couldn’t fit gathered on As a the sidewalk young man, he outside. Unlike typi- was making the cal funerals, right decisions the congregaand doing the tion was not a mass of solid right things. black. Instead, spots of red Eric Witherspoon, District 202 — Coleman’s superintendent favorite color — were scattered throughout the black. Girls wore red bows in their hair and men wore red ties, while others pinned red flowers to their lapels. Alison Fero, an ETHS freshman, even dyed a portion of her hair red in honor of Coleman. Last Monday, the entire high school was a sea of red, she recalled. Coleman’s wake began at 10 a.m. By 10:15 a.m., the church was standing room only, and the funeral hadn’t even begun. About 1,500 people attended in total. Pastor Kenneth Cherry, Sr. officiated the funeral and called the ceremony a celebration of life. “We won’t worry about events surrounding Dajae’s death,” he said. Most refrained from discussing explicitly the details of Coleman’s death. The day before the funeral, Evanston Police announced that they had arrested an Evanston man and charged him with

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Funeral Mourners carry Dajae Coleman’s coffin out of the church after funeral services, which were conducted by Pastor Kenneth Cherry. Coleman, 14, was fatally shot on Sept. 22 after leaving a high school party.

first-degree murder and aggravated discharge of a firearm in relation to the boy’s murder. Instead, those who spoke during the services Saturday focused on Coleman’s life, recalling his smile as well as his success in school and on the basketball court. Some speakers knew him well; others had never met him. Nibra White, Coleman’s middle school basketball coach, told the congregation about the way Coleman supported

him during a difficult period in his life. Although Coleman was a gifted basketball player, he was also a remarkable person, White said. “It never READ MORE really was In-depth coverage, about basketpage 10 ball,” he said. “It was about a younger man teaching an older man about being a good character.” Eric Witherspoon, District 202

Associated Press poll ranks NU football at No. 24

Harsha Maddula

Police revisit interviews in Maddula investigation By Patrick Svitek

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Evanston Police are revisiting interviews in the investigation of Harsha Maddula’s death as the McCormick sophomore’s family demands more answers about the fuzzy narrative surrounding his disappearance. “Who was Harsha with last? Who did he speak to last? I still don’t know. All these questions need to be answered,” Sushma Maddula, Harsha’s cousin, told reporters Friday. “And we really need the students to speak up. Something happened at this party.” EPD Cmdr. Jay Parrott told The Daily on Sunday that investigators are re-examining interviews with anyone who may have crossed paths with Maddula before he was last seen leaving an off-campus party in the early morning hours of Sept. 22. Parrott said taking a closer look at the interviews will hopefully provide a “clearer picture” of what transpired after Harsha stepped out of a Ridge Avenue house shortly after midnight.

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Remembrance University officials joined the hundreds of students honoring the life of Harsha Maddula at Deering Meadow on Friday.

Double-checking the interviews should also help authorities figure out whether any information is being withheld, Parrott said. On Thursday evening, Harsha’s body

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was found near Wilmette Harbor in Lake Michigan. Nearly two dozen law enforcement agencies and fire departments had combed through the waters a day before to no avail.

Harsha died as a result of drowning, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Officials from the office do know yet READ MORE not whether the In-depth coverage, drowning was page 10 an accident. Toxicology results will not be available for several weeks, Parrott said. The identification of the body sent shockwaves through NU’s campus on the first day of classes, with hundreds of students gathering on Deering Meadow on Friday night to honor the Long Island native. Family members have characterized Harsha as a devoted bookworm who was not likely to put himself in a dangerous situation. He “begged” his parents to send him to Northwestern to pursue his dream of becoming a doctor, Sushma told reporters. Harsha’s parents arrived on campus late Monday, hours after the University sent out an emergency alert about their son’s disappearance. According to family friend and spokeswoman Padma

Sonti, Prasad and Dhanalakshmi Maddula left Evanston on Saturday but will remain involved in the investigation into Harsha’s death from their home in New York . Harsha’s mother reportedly fainted and was rushed to the hospital after investigators from the Wilmette Police Department found Harsha’s body between several boats near the Sheridan Road Bridge . Sonti said the tragic news was “just emotionally too much to handle” for Harsha’s mother but she is now doing OK. “They stayed positive throughout,” Sushmasaid of Harsha’s parents. “Not one time did anyone in the family say, ‘What if?’” After a news conference Friday, Sonti told reporters that the Maddulas remain dissatisfied with the level of detail surrounding their son’s last known movements. “As a family, no information is ever enough,” she said. Harsha’s funeral is planned for Monday in Garden City Park, N.Y. patricksvitek2014@u.northwestern.edu

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The charges against Occupy Chicago members have been dropped, but the legal and ethical travesty that they represent should never be forgotten.

Alumna’s novel ‘Gone Girl’ to hit big screen By Cat Zakrzewski

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A Medill alumna this summer inked a seven figure deal to turn her bestselling book into a film. Gillian Flynn (MSJ ’97) topped The New York Times Best Sellers list with her third novel, “Gone Girl.” The novel will be adapted into a movie produced by Reese Witherspoon, following an auction for the film rights that 20th Century Fox won, according to Deadline.com. “It’s been pretty amazing,” Flynn said. “To have it break out like this has been great.” “Gone Girl” is a psychological thriller about Amy, a woman who goes missing on her wedding anniversary. When her husband Nick begins acting suspiciously, the police and media begin to doubt his innocence in her mysterious disappearance. Flynn weaves a portrait of a terribly damaged marriage through accounts from Nick and Amy’s diaries. Flynn recently began working on the screenplay for the film adaptation. “I’ve spent the past week dismantling the book,” Flynn said. “I’ve been taking the pieces apart and put them together in a different way.” Flynn said her time at Northwestern helped her “find her place.” “I floated a lot as an undergraduate,” Flynn said. “I remember finally getting to this community of people who wanted to be writers.” Although Flynn said she spent the majority of her time at the Chicago campus of Northwestern, she did remember making a trip to The Keg of Evanston during her time at Medill. Jon Ziomek, the former assistant dean and director of Medill’s editorial master’s degree programs, said he was happy for Flynn’s success. “I remember Gillian as a smart and capable person who threw herself full-speed into the master’s

program,” Ziomek wrote in an email to The Daily. “If Gillian’s instructors at Medill were helpful to her as she developed her professional voice, then I’m happy to have been a part of that process.” Flynn’s training as a journalist has shaped her novels, she said. Prior to her literary career, Flynn wrote for Entertainment Weekly. “Being a journalist, for me, was really integral,” Flynn said. “Journalism teaches you a real sense of dialogue.” Flynn said her experience in journalism allowed her to write concisely and that “the pure doggedness a journalist needs” helped her in the writing process. “The most challenging part for me is to try to figure out what it is that you’re writing,” Flynn said. “It’s difficult when you spend all day writing and none of it is technically useful, but it helps you get a little bit closer to what you want.” Flynn’s journalism experience also played a role in shaping her characters in “Gone Girl.” Both Nick and Amy were successful journalists living in New York laid off during the recession. Flynn said she was laid off from her own job at Entertainment Weekly and watched many of her colleagues experience the same struggle. “Nick was similar in that sense,” Flynn said. “There was that time there in the recession where it seemed like there was a phone call about someone losing their job everyday.” Flynn said many were struggling with what they would do if positions as writers no longer existed, and her characters in the novel reflect this struggle. Despite these problems, Flynn noted the industry seems to be turning around and advised young writers to stay determined. “If you want to find a place to write, you’ll find a place to write,” she said. “Attitude is a really key thing. That’s what separates one talented person from another talented person.”

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NU Votes: All-Campus Voter Registration Day

Wednesday, Oct 3, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Norris University Center, Technological Institute, The Rock, Chicago Campus’ Abbott Hall (until 6 p.m.) NU Votes wants to ensure that all students, faculty and staff have an opportunity to get the information and resources necessary to register to vote. This includes registering to vote at either a campus or permanent home address. OCT.

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I love seeing that expression on their face of finally understanding and being able to put things together. — Weinberg sophomore Melina Yeh

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Students fill up at Big Bite Night Evanston restaurants whip up samples for annual tastetesting marathon downtown By Safiya Merchant

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Yum Communication junior Scott Wolf eats truffle fries from Edzo’s Burger Shop in downtown Evanston during Sunday’s Big Bite Night. This year, more than 30 restaurants particpated in the annual event.

Northwestern students piled up in line next to Andy’s Frozen Custard to enjoy handscooped vanilla custard cones at Sunday’s Big Bite Night. The annual food festival in Evanston officially featured 33 local restaurants, including Clarke’s Diner, 720 Clark St., and Creperie Saint Germain, 1512 Sherman Ave. Downtown Evanston and NU’s Associated Student Government organized the event. Kevin Newman, manager of Evanston’s Pret A Manger, 1701 Sherman Ave., said this year was the first time his restaurant participated in Big Bite Night. Pret A Manger offered students bags of sample products, including free soup and coffee vouchers, chips and a drink. “Anytime we have a chance to kind of do a

promotional giveaway with the community, we always go big,” Newman said. Allison Toth, assistant manager of Andy’s Frozen Custard, 719 Church St., said she offered free eats to students at last year’s Big Bite Night as well. Toth recalled that Andy’s gave out carrot cake last year and said the vanilla cones were a good change. “(The carrot cake) was just a lot more time consuming instead of just dipping some sample cones,” she said. “The students are a lot more appreciative this year too,” Toth said. “We’ve gotten a lot of compliments, which is super nice.” In addition to offering free food throughout Evanston, Big Bite Night provided students coupons for future use, such as a free drink with one purchase at Soulwich, 1634 Orrington Ave., and 15 percent off one order at The Olive Mountain, 610 Davis St. Steven Monacelli, ASG community relations vice president, said ASG tried to post more signs this year to help students find restaurants. But Big Bite Night organizers may prepare set routes throughout Evanston next year to make locating venues even easier, the Communication senior and former Daily staffer said.

Tutoring network kicks off in Evanston By Ciara Mccarthy

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This fall, about 15 local students are heading back to class with the help of a tutor — and, in many cases, a classmate. The national tutoring company Peer2Peer Tutors opened its first branch in Evanston this summer, creating a network of students who are willing and able to tutor others from their own schools. Peer2Peer’s Evanston branch, which has been gradually increasing in membership throughout the summer, held a kickoff event Sept. 8. The main idea behind Peer2Peer is that students, not adults, make the best tutors for other students. The company matches high-performing high school and college students with students in elementary, middle or high school who require their services. Peer2Peer does not have a physical location in Evanston. It is run primarily by Mindy Wallis, regional educational advisor for Peer2Peer in the Chicago metropolitan area. Wallis facilitates the tutoring process by connecting local kids and their parents with local tutors. Parents make an online profile on Peer2Peer’s website, and

Wallis discusses students’ specific needs with parents. Wallis then matches the client with the tutor who is most appropriate for him or her. Peer2Peer tutors are held to high standards, Wallis said. Tutors can fall anywhere in the range of a sophomore in high school to a senior in college, and must have an unweighted GPA of 3.8 and pass several rounds of interviews, according to Peer2Peer’s website. The crux of Peer2Peer’s services is one-on-one tutoring, in which clients from kindergarten through high school can receive help in any subject they need. Peer2Peer also provides online tutoring for advanced AP/IB students, an SAT preparation program and a program called Peer+, according to its website. Peer+ mixes academics and extracurricular activities so that tutors can, for example, work with a client on math and computer programming, said Wallis. Peer2Peer was founded by Erik Kimel, the current CEO, in 2004 when he was still a high school student in Maryland. Today, Peer2Peer is located in 15 locations around the country. Peer2Peer was acquired recently by the admissions counseling company Aristotle Circle, a merger that makes Aristotle Circle the largest company of its kind, according to a news release. According to the Peer2Peer website, 60 percent of

clients improve by one or more letter grades on their report card after using the service. Wallis said that the program’s success comes partially because the model allows students to see upperclassmen as mentors and friends. “The philosophy is that students really understand other students,” she said. Peer2Peer employs 21 tutors in Evanston, from Evanston Township High Schoolas well as Northwestern and other local schools. Wallis said that she is eager to hire more tutors from NU. Weinberg sophomore Melina Yeh was hired by Peer2Peer in July and will begin working with her first clients this week. In addition to working as a tutor, Yeh also writes for Peer2Peer’s blog, which covers topics like education, SAT preparation and staying organized during the school year. Yeh volunteered as a tutor in high school, and agreed to stay on with Peer2Peer as an employee. She called the tutoring experience rewarding. “I love seeing that expression on their face of finally understanding and being able to put things together,” she said. “And I love being able to help people get to that place.” ciaramccarthy2015@u.northwestern.edu

Anytime we have a chance to kind of do a promotional giveaway with the community, we always go big. Kevin Newman, Pret A Manger manager

Weinberg junior Divya Venkat said she attends Big Bite Night every year. This year, she visited various vendors, including Whole Foods Market, The Olive Mountain and Pret A Manger. Still, Venkat said she had some problems with the food. “I’m a vegetarian so I can’t eat a lot of this stuff,” she said. “There is some options but it’d be nice to have more.” But for Weinberg sophomore Anna Rennich, Big Bite Night provided a nice break from school as well as free food. “It’s better than doing homework,” Rennich said. safiyamerchant2014@u.northwestern.edu

Police Blotter Caller reports gunmen in Evanston’s west side Two unknown men flashed firearms near the intersection of McDaniel and Church Streets early Thursday morning. At approximately 8:15 a.m. Thursday, the two men were spotted flashing guns near the west Evanston intersection, said Evanston Police Department spokesman Cmdr. Jay Parrott. An unknown caller from the 2400 block of Church Street reported seeing the guns. Police were unable to locate the caller or any other witnesses.

Parked car stolen in South Evanston

A car was stolen sometime between 9 p.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. Thursday from the 1300 block of Dobson Street. The car, a 1993 gray Nissan Maxima, was parked on the street, Parrott said. The owner, a Chicago resident, had the keys with him all evening. The car thief ’s identity remains unknown. — Ciara McCarthy

Rape survivors bring attackers’ messages to Chicago exhibit By Catie L’Heureux

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A Chicago art gallery showcased a photography exhibit during the weekend featuring portraits of sexual assault survivors holding signs quoting their attackers. The Awakenings Foundation Gallery, 4001 N. Ravenswood Ave. in Chicago, presented the Project Unbreakable photography exhibit. The gallery hosted a private opening day reception with photographer Grace Brown on Friday. More than 40 people attended. The exhibit displays 10 photos selected from the Project Unbreakable collection, which are archived on a Tumblr blog. The gallery photos were printed on metal for a glossy finish and feature statements such as, “You wanted it, though,” “I love you,” and “I’ve been wanting to do that all morning.” “It looks almost like you could wipe off the words and then write in your own,” Brown said. “It looks sort of like a whiteboard.” Though located in Chicago, the exhibit hits close to home for the Northwestern community. Alumna Jean Cozier (Communication ‘76) is the president and founder of the Awakenings Foundation, an Illinois nonprofit that showcases creative works of victims of rape and sexual abuse. Medill junior Kerri Pang interns as a member of Project Unbreakable’s five-person team and manages its social media accounts. She reads comments and messages from many of the people following Project Unbreakable online. “It happens to people everywhere, people around you, people in your family, and people just don’t talk about it,” Pang said of sexual assault. “It’s definitely eye-opening and definitely a very interesting

experience because it’s so much more than taking a gender studies class. It’s so much more real when you hear from people personally and see how much the project affects them and how the project has such an impact on people who have these experiences.” Brown, the photographer, was inspired to start Project Unbreakable by these personal experiences. She created the Project Unbreakable: The Art of Healing Tumblr in October 2011 after a friend shared her story of being sexually assaulted. “It crushed me,” Brown said at the reception Friday. “I’ll never be able to forget the way she looked at me and expected me not to believe her.” Brown said she woke up the morning after hearing the story with the idea for Project Unbreakable. The same friend agreed to be photographed as Brown’s first subject. Brown has taken more than 260 photos of survivors throughout the U.S. and received over 1,000 submissions internationally. The project has over 22,000 followers on Tumblr, more than 13,000 likes on Facebook and more than 2,700 followers on Twitter. Brown said she has always connected with survivors and wanted to be a sexual assault counselor before discovering her passion for photography. “It’s also really amazing to see all the support that survivors are getting from this project,” she said. “I get a lot of emails saying that they weren’t sure how it was going to affect them, but for some reason they just feel free.” On Thursday, Brown photographed more than 40 Chicago-area survivors in Lincoln Park. The Awakenings Foundation Gallery featured these photos in a slideshow Saturday and Sunday during the 11th annual Ravenswood ArtWalk, billed as an area “tour of arts and industry.” Approximately 800 people visited the Awakenings

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unbreakable Grace Brown’s photo exhibit features portraits of women holding signs quoting their rapists. The exhibition is a collection from Brown’s “Project Unbreakable.”

Foundation Gallery during the festival, said Cozier, who was also photographed as a survivor in Brown’s photo shoot Thursday. “She’s got a unique take on it, this idea of being photographed along with the words that were used to attack you,” Cozier said. “I think it’s totally original and it’s one of the most brilliant things.” A sophomore photography student at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan, Brown is on leave from school until next fall so she can fully focus on her exhibit. In January, Time Magazine named Project Unbreakable one of the 30 Must-See Tumblr Blogs to follow. The Project Unbreakable fall tour will

continue to 14 other locations on the east coast as well as two destinations in Canada. The organization on Sunday released official dates for upcoming photo shoots in Paris and London. Paulina Nava, who viewed the exhibit and follows the Tumblr blog, said she was surprised that the exhibit would be in Chicago and attended the Friday reception with friends. “I think it was really powerful … to see that so many faces have been impacted by this,” the DePaul University sophomore said. catielheureux2014@u.northwestern.edu


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Columnists reflect on death of Harsha Maddula Student loss ‘puts things into serious perspective’ jan jaro

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I did not know Harsha Maddula personally, but I was touched by a sermon that the new Campus Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg gave at Shabbat services honoring Harsha. This week’s Torah portion was about Moses learning he would die before he saw the promised land of Israel. Rabbi explained that Moses asked why he would die before he reached Israel and received only a simple response: “Because.” No ... even real answers though we still were given to Moses’ have confusion as death. in the midst of We still this tragedy, it do not know why Harsha is our duty to died tragicome together cally the way did, and as a community he we may not and grieve and learn the honor Harsha. answers to all of our questions. But the rabbi emphasized that even though we still have confusion in the midst of this tragedy, it is our duty to come together as a community and grieve and honor Harsha. And I believe that as a university community it is our duty to be as kind, intelligent, and honorable a person as Harsha was.

Like many other Northwestern students, I did not personally know Harsha Maddula. Nevertheless, I feel the same grief that my fellow Wildcats feel, not just for the loss of a young, promising life but also for the loss of a wonderful human being. Harsha was surely as kind and caring a person as he was smart and talented, and it saddens me to know that I will not have the opportunity to get to know him. I can only imagine the devastation of his close friends and family and the unanswered questions they must have in their time of grief. Please, know that you are not alone. The large turnout for Friday night’s vigil is a testament to the openness of Northwestern students, faculty and staff. Don’t hesitate to reach out to myself or anyone else at school. We are more than willing to help each other in this unfathomable time of difficulty. It is, after all, what Harsha would have wanted. We are one Northwestern, and I hope that our sense of community extends to all those affected by this tragedy. Please look out for each other and let Harsha’s spirit live on in your kind actions and determination to make this campus, and the world, a better place to live in.

There are moments in life that put things into serious perspective. This past Thursday evening was one of them. I didn’t know Harsha Maddula, but I felt the shatteringly colossal loss of his life just as the rest of the Northwestern community did. The quiet sadness permeated our campus and hung in the air as the sun rose on Friday, and yet there was a small inkling of hope amongst the pain. There was hope because the amount of empathy and caring that the student body displayed in the aftermath of Harsha’s death was unparalleled. Never before have I been prouder to be part of Northwestern. Despite the fact that Harsha didn’t know every single one of the students mourning his death, he was connected to every single person because he was part of Northwestern. I don’t think I really knew what that meant before this week — what it means to be unified as a school and to feel each student’s hurt as if it were your own. When I marched through the Arch a little over a year ago, I didn’t have the perspective to see that chanting, “I am Northwestern, We are Northwestern, We are NU,” truly makes us part of something bigger.

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Over the summer, Chicago Public Schools became a battleground for opposing ideals regarding the welfare of students and teachers. The tension was mostly between Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis. This tension and disagreement led to a seven-day strike that left thousands of children out of school and ended just last week. As both sides made legitimate points, I did not pick a position during the strike. Unfortunately, CPS faces issues that are impossible to solve during a week of negotiations. As someone who attended CPS schools before college, I found the voices of actual CPS students were often overlooked during the strike. Here’s an overview of the flaws CPS students encounter on a

daily basis during the school year: Bad teachers: I grew up in a union family, so I am very understanding of the concerns of the CTU. I encountered several great teachers and counselors as a CPS student. That said, there are definitely bad teachers within CPS, and CTU protects them. One of the points of contention during the strike was the possibility of teachers being evaluated based on student test scores. While I do not think that is particularly fair for teachers (there are a number of factors relating to test scores that teachers do not control), teachers should still be responsible for teaching their students the information promised in the curriculum. Once during elementary school, I was asked questions about a college basketball team during a pop quiz in science class. I am sure the teacher was trying to be hip and cutesy, but I got a C because I knew jack squat about basketball. There are also teachers who give

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out As like they are going out of style. Students love these teachers, but teachers are not supposed to be students’ best friends; instead, teachers must be willing to push struggling students. Some teachers simply underperform. If I was underperforming in any other job, I would be fired. If none of the students are learning the subject, the teacher is not doing his or her job. Lopsided treatment: CPS has magnet schools that are aimed at more academically competent students, or at least students who did well in the seventh grade. I did not go to a magnet (I was accepted but did not want to go to a school outside of my neighborhood), but I believe the whole magnet school system in CPS creates a hierarchy among schools. Some schools in CPS are treated better than others. I saw evidence of this in my own non-magnet high school; many of the students believed that students in the IB program were treated better and received more resources than non-IB students. I used to think this was how all school systems were organized until I learned how suburban schools treat every student as if they have potential. CPS should provide the same opportunities to students no matter what school they attend. Lack of emphasis on test scores: I do not believe test scores measure intelligence. In fact, all they really measure is one’s ability to answer fairly general questions on different subjects in timed environments. However, while tests like the ACT and SAT are only important for about five minutes, they do provide a gateway for better opportunities. Growing up in CPS, I witnessed a lack of test preparation. Many of my peers believed they did not

have to study for tests like the ACT. I wish teachers would discuss the impact of test scores more. Discuss the college readiness benchmarks and address the average scores of these tests and the students will have a better grasp on the impact these exams will have on their future. Dismal budgets: Test scores are important, but it is difficult for students to focus when they have so much else going on. Providing air conditioning in every school may seem silly, but if Mayor Emanuel wants longer school days and a longer year, this is an Things investment that must look rough be made. for CPS, but Another investment as someone that must who survived be made is the system I the addition of more am optimistic guidance things can counselors. My high change. There is school for no quick fix ... junior and senior year had one counselor for more than 200 students. Thankfully, most of my peers came from pretty stable backgrounds, so there was not a lot of trauma to manage. However, I feel for the CPS students who live in rough areas. CPS schools are unprepared to deal with students’ emotional needs. Attitude and academic success go hand in hand, and many students struggle with counselors who are not available when students need them. Lack of parental interest: During the strike, many parents expressed their concern about where their

children would go during the day. Unfortunately, I got the sense that these parents were most upset that they didn’t have a place to dump their child. I heard more, “Who’s going to watch my kid?” than, “Who’s going to teach my kid?” Parents need to take an interest in their child’s education beyond when it is convenient. That does not mean every parent needs to go to PTA meetings (mine never did), but making sure a child does his or her homework every night will make the actual classwork go much smoother. Students who don’t take command: This is a message to every CPS student: you are going to school for your own good, not for your parents or for your teachers. As such, students need to take charge sometimes. None of the problems listed above will go away easily, but students can still take control of their own education. Not every CPS student should strive for some expensive four-year university (those are only for the especially clueless), but education and training will provide many outlets. Today’s students will be tomorrow’s teachers. Things look rough for CPS, but as someone who survived the system I am optimistic things can change. There is no quick fix, and down the road there will probably be more disagreements than agreements, but most importantly, everyone is fighting for the same thing: a better future for our students. Julianna Nunez is a Medill junior. She can be reached at juliannanunez2014@u.northwestern.edu. If you would like to respond publicly to this column, email a Letter to the Editor to forum@dailynorthwestern.com.


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City coin dealer charged with buying stolen goods By Ina Yang

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An Evanston rare coin dealer faces multiple felony charges after he allegedly purchased thousands of dollars in stolen jewelry and other valuables from undercover police officers posing as burglars. James Coello, owner He of North Shore Coins, was always 1501 Chicago Ave.,was arrested Tuesday and held coming and with bail set at $250,000, going, but he according to an Evannever bothered ston Police Department release. He appeared in anyone. bond court Thursday Eli Peer, after being charged with owner of an felony counts of theft, Oriental rug shop organizing a financial next to North crimes enterprise and Shore Coins continuing a financial crimes enterprise. EPD began its investigation about six months ago when officers received information that merchandise stolen in home burglaries was appearing for sale in Coello’s store. Undercover officers posing as burglars began to bring items into North Shore Coins to sell, according to the release. Officers hinted to Coello that the merchandise was stolen, but Coello did not

record the sales or request identification from sellers, investigators said. Coello guaranteed the undercover officers he would not reveal the source of the goods and further assured them that he always melted the valuables down quickly. The undercover officer told Coello that he had purchased his items from another burglar or sometimes stole them himself, according to the release. Coello advised the officer that it was better to be a middleman than a burglar because middlemen, when caught, typically face less serious charges. On another occasion, Coello advised the undercover officers not to steal near Evanston and not to tell anyone else about his business. North Shore Coins is currently closed and its website says the business is “closed for remodeling.” Eli Peer, who owns and operates an Oriental rug shop next door to Coello’s business, described Coello as a very friendly and gentlemanly person. Peer said that he knew Coello simply as a neighbor and did not know much about his business. “He was always coming and going, but he never bothered anyone,” Peer said. Other businesses on the same block as North Shore Coins declined to comment on record for fear that association with Coello would endanger business. Coello is scheduled to appear at a preliminary hearing Oct. 18 in Skokie. yirenyang2015@u.northwestern.edu

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A CAMPUS UNITED Associate University chaplain Tahera Ahmad applauded students for worrying more about finding Maddula than about partying or changing class schedules. Resilience “Northwestern has and always will be a resilient community. The support from the student body including that of over 600 student volunteers is a testament to the deep compassion that northwestern students feel for each other,” said Victor Shao, Associated Student Government president. PARC Mourns Maddula’s friends from the Public Affairs Residential College comfort each other as they mourn the McCormick sophomore during Friday’s ceremony.

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thanked Coleman for his leadership and efforts to create a stronger community in Evanston. Rodney Harris spoke for the Coleman family. His remarks inspired many in attendance to stand up and clap in support. Harris spoke of a national “Dae Dae movement,” an anti-violence awareness campaign spanning media outlets and the Internet, that was inspired by Coleman’s exceptional character and his tragic death. “This is a Dae Dae movement,” he said. “A movement that was represented by a young man of character, a movement that was represented by a man that didn’t sag his pants all the way down.” The Dae Dae movement began with trending tweets in the days after Coleman’s death. Several NBA players have tweeted tributes to Coleman, including a tweet from Coleman’s hero, LeBron James.. “My prayers go to the family and friends of Dajae Coleman and all of Evanston,” James tweeted Wednesday. “The violence has to end.” James also tweeted a quote from Coleman’s essay about his family and friends, written days before he died: “I think the kids that are on the street not doing anything w/ their lives don’t get the type of support they need from family.” Harris called for the congregation to make the world a better place in the aftermath of tragedy. “You’ll put your guns down, you’ll put your knives down, you put the malice that you have in your heart down,” he said. “This is a movement.” ciaramccarthy2015@u.northwestern.edu

For hundreds of Northwestern students, Friday was a night to remember the life of Harsha Maddula, as they gathered on Deering Meadow for a commemoration service. University President Morton Schapiro said he had difficulty finding the right things to say during this somber start to the new year. “Every year when the academic year begins, I hope, indeed I pray, for the safety and health and well being of our students,” Schapiro said. “And to have something go so tragically, so horrifically wrong…is so devastating.” Maddula’s body was found Thursday in Wilmette Harbor. The McCormick sophomore had been missing since the previous Saturday morning, after he left an off-campus party. Schapiro said while he did not personally know Maddula, he knew from speaking to family that he “couldn’t think of a more perfect exemplar of what Northwestern community is all about.” “It’s just extraordinary,” Schapiro added. “We should all be so blessed to be surrounded by so many people who love us and support us and never give up on us. It’s truly inspiring.” Kumar Rachuri, one of Maddula’s cousins, thanked those gathered as well as the people who helped in the search for Maddula throughout the week. He said while he was a part of Maddula’s family, Maddula also had a family within NU. Rachuri said the investigation was still ongoing and urged people to continue to come forward with information that may answer unresolved questions and bring closure to the family. “Harsha loved Northwestern University,” he said, “and from tonight we can see how much Northwestern University loved him, from this gathering.” Associated Student Government President Victor Shao, who was a part of organizing the gathering, praised students for coming together. He noted that while all NU students have different backgrounds and perspectives, they were able to recognize “the fragility of life.” “Northwestern has and always will be a resilient community,” he said. “The support from the student body including that of over 600 student volunteers is a testament to the deep compassion that Northwestern students feel for each other.” Shao reminded students of resources on campus available to those in need of assistance during difficult times. He cited NU’s Counseling and Psychological Services, the Women’s Center and the Chaplain’s office. “If you are struggling, know that you are not alone,” he said. “The best thing that you can do, the most productive reaction, is to come together and support

each other. Take care of yourself, take care of each other, take care of Northwestern.” Associate University Chaplain Tahera Ahmed acknowledged that many students embraced the NU community soon after arriving on campus and admired them for worrying more about finding Harsha when many see the start of the year as time for partying or changing class schedules. She introduced students who would lead those in attendance in Hindu, Christian, Baha’i, Jewish and Islamic prayers, after which those standing on Deering Meadow observed a moment of silence in memory of Maddula. The a cappella group Brown Sugar [http://brownsugar.nu/] sang a fusion of Beyonce’s “Halo” and the Arabic “Shukran Allah.” They wore white, which is a traditional Hindu symbol for grieving. Nikhil Bhagwat, one of the co-presidents of the South Asian Student Alliance, reminded students that they must learn a lesson of unity from recent experiences. “I wish I had taken the time to get to know him better, that I had stopped to talk to him instead of passing and nodding when I saw him on Sheridan,” he said. “But I don’t have that opportunity, none of us do. But we still do with every other Wildcat.” The president of the Public Affairs Residential College, Linzy Wagner, was one of Maddula’s close friends and spoke of the way he united people within PARC and left a positive impact. Some students who gathered expressed that the evening left them moved and emotional. “I’ve been here for four years and I’ve never felt the loss that I felt when this whole experience was happening,” Weinberg senior Amalia Namath said. “I came out here because I was a part of the search party, I went to The Rock last night and I thought this was a wonderful way of showing how much we appreciated Harsha and all he gave to Northwestern.” Communication junior Meg Delaney noted that it was important to her to come to the memorial not just for herself but for all people who were affected by the loss of a fellow student. “I didn’t know Harsha personally but I know people that did and I came to support them and support the community and family,” she said. ASG Vice President Brad Stewart touched on the importance of supporting one another in difficult times. “Tonight is an opportunity for introspection,” he said. “To search for truth and meaning in a world that often seems cruel when we are faced with adversity. Tonight is an opportunity to remember, to reflect and to find comfort in our Northwestern family. We can never be as strong individually as we can collectively.” paulinafirozi2015@u.northwestern.edu

EPD files charges in Coleman shooting By Manuel rapada

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Evanston Police have made an arrest less than a week after the murder of 14-year-old Dajae Coleman. In a news conference Friday, EPD Cmdr. Jay Parrott announced that police have arrested and charged Evanston resident Wesley Woodson III with first-degree murder and aggravated discharge of a firearm. Police arrested Woodson, 20, on Wednesday at his residence. The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office approved charges Thursday night, Parrott said. Police were able to locate witnesses early in their investigation after canvassing the area. EPD Chief Richard Eddington thanked members of the community for their assistance. “Had not community members come forward and provided us with the assistance we needed, we would not be here today having this press conference,” he said. Officials released new details on the lead-up to the fatal shooting on the night of Sept. 22. A parent ended a party, which Coleman attended with friends, after an altercation at 10 p.m. between two attendees, Parrott said. Then, about 150 teenagers walked east on Church Street, toward Evanston Township High School. At some point, additional altercations occurred. A person Woodson knew was involved in a fight, Parrott said. After being contacted about the fight, Woodson retrieved a nine-millimeter handgun and confronted a group walking east in the 1500 block of Church Street.

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arrest Family and friends memorialize Dajae Coleman at his funeral Saturday. Police have arrested an Evanston man whom they say shot the Evanston Township High School student.

As Woodson fired four shots, Coleman and his friends ran away. Coleman was shot in the back while running. Coleman’s group was mistaken for the group that had been involved in the altercation with Woodson’s acquaintance, Parrott said. Parrott said the shooting was a retaliatory act toward a group of teenagers with no gang affiliation.

The firearm Woodson used has not been recovered by EPD, and Woodson declined to make any statements to police during the investigation. Earlier in the press conference, Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl called Dajae an example of “what is best in our community.” manuelrapada2015@u.northwestern.edu


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Most of our goals are not scored by great efforts, but by creating great chances. — Tim Lenahan, men’s soccer coach

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NU survives late rally by Indiana By JOSH WALFISH

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Saturday’s game against Indiana was another lesson for Northwestern that no lead is ever safe. The Wildcats took a 27-0 advantage with 11 minutes and 52 seconds remaining in the third quarter, but with 14 minutes and 6 seconds left in the game, the Hoosiers had pulled within eight points. The 37-29 scoring run put many fans at the edge of their seats before NU pulled away to win 44-29. “Our guys came out of the gate and played really well to start the football game,” coach Pat Fitzgerald said. “We needed to go out and control the second half and obviously we failed at that miserably.” The defensive breakdown was vastly different from the one NU had against Syracuse four weeks ago. Against the Orange, the Cats struggled with heat and fatigue and were not in position to stop the big plays. Against the Hoosiers, the secondary was in shape enough to stop the big pass plays but just did not execute. “We were on top of every play,” linebacker Damien Proby said. “There was a jump ball and they made a better play than we did. There’s no comparison of the two (games). We were there every

time.” The most notable example of this came late in the fourth quarter after NU took a 15-point lead. Hoosier quarterback Nate Sudfeld threw a deep pass down the left sideline with receiver Cody Latimer going one-on-one with senior cornerback Quinn Evans. The ball was thrown short, but Latimer went over Evans to make the circus grab and give Indiana a desirable field position inside the NU 15-yard line. Indiana repeated this pattern several times over the course of the game, with defensive backs organizing to break up passes, but never fully executing. Fitzgerald said the players need to have more faith in themselves that they can prevent big plays from happening. “We’re in great position. We’ve just got to have the confidence and trust in ourselves to go make that play,” Fitzgerald said. “I’ve got confidence in the guys.” The Hoosiers gashed the Cats on the ground as well in the second half. Indiana ran for 103 yards on 13 carries in the second half , which allowed the Hoosiers to open up the passing game. Fitzgerald said the defensive line did a poor job in plugging the gaps, but Proby said the Hoosiers found ways to exploit the NU defensive looks. “They just caught us in a few packages,” Proby said. “They have a very uptempo offense, and they just caught us in

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SMALL PACKAGE, BIG REWARD Junior tailback Venric Mark ran for more than 100 yards for the second time this season, going for a career-high 139 yards on 29 carries in the win over Indiana. The 5-foot, 8-inch running back has been very physical this season and leads the team with 538 yards through five games this year.

some things where we weren’t where we should have been in certain situations.” Proby was one of a couple of players who had career days for NU on Saturday. The junior tied a career high with 14 tackles, a performance he last did last season against the Hoosiers. Junior quarterback Kain Colter set five career records against the Hoosiers, and sophomore quarterback Trevor Siemian set a career mark in passing yards in his first start. As an offensive unit, the Cats set a record for most yards in a game with 704 yards, 30 more than the previous record set in 2005.

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29 The running game once again propelled the NU offense. Junior tailback back Venric Mark and Colter both went over the century mark in rushing, the first time two NU players did so in the same game since 2003. All five Cats’ touchdowns came on the ground,

including four from Colter, who used the option game to score. Colter also made a large difference in the passing game as a receiver. He had only three pass attempts, but he caught nine passes for 131 yards. All of his catches went for first downs, and Colter was targeted on many more third-down throws. “(Colter) did a good job shaking loose and beating his guy,” Siemian said. “If he’s getting loose, I’m going to get him the ball.” joshuawalfish2014@u.northwestern.edu

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Cats secure B1G thriller in OT By AVA WALLACE

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After Northwestern’s sluggish showing that resulted in a loss to in-state foe DePaul, coach Tim Lenahan held a mid-season meeting during which he talked about long-term objectives. Emphasizing the importance of the second half of the season, Lenahan urged his team to play as if their record were 0-0, and the players set specific goals for the rest of the year. On Sunday, the Cats (7-1-2, 2-0-0) checked their first priority off the list with a 2-1 road win over Michigan State (3-6-1, 0-1-0) in double overtime. “We were going to have a team meeting after DePaul whether we won or not — the first nine games it doesn’t really matter what your record is, everything’s determined by your second half,” Lenahan said. “I told them to refocus, and getting back and playing well after Wednesday was our first goal.” The Cats trailed at the beginning of the second half after clocking only two shots on goal in the first 45 minutes, compared to the Spartans’ four. In the 75th minute, referees gave Michigan State midfielder Jay Chapman a red card for an intentional handball in the box while defending a corner kick from sophomore defender Grant Wilson. Senior midfielder Chris Ritter was then able to capitalize on the resulting penalty kick, giving the Cats the equalizer. NU held a 4-1 advantage on corner kicks for the game, and Wilson said the penalty kick was the type of opportunity the team had prepared for all season. “We’ve been putting a lot of time towards restarts in practice,” he said. “They’re such an essential part of the game and it’s starting to pay off.” Early in the second overtime period, sophomore midfielder Eric Weberman took a cross from Wilson and buried the shot in the back of the net on one touch to end the game 102 minutes

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Colter uses athletic ability to gash IU By ROHAN NADKARNI

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ONE-TOUCH HERO Sophomore midfielder Eric Weberman scored the gamewinner in NU’s overtime win over Michigan State on a one-touch volley. Northwestern

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and 15 seconds after it started. It was the Cats’ fifth match of the season to run into overtime, which has resulted in three wins and two ties. After coming out flat in the first half, Lenahan said the second-half success should be attributed to a tighter defensive backfield and a formation change that put more pressure on Michigan State. Lenahan moved players forward at the start of the half, but shifted his focus to defense after the Cats scored because Michigan State was playing man-down after the red card. The Cats then held the Spartans to only two shots after the halftime break

and took nine shots of their own in that time frame. “After the first goal we just needed to be disciplined in the back and wait for someone to step up and make a play,” Lenahan said. “Most of our goals are not scored by great efforts, but by creating great chances.” And after the loss to DePaul and Sunday’s “sloppy” first half, Weberman said he wants to focus on keeping the momentum going as the Cats face a non-conference road match against Bradley on Wednesday. But for now, NU is content with the quick turnaround and conference victory, which was Lenahan’s first win over Michigan State on the Spartans’ turf. “Big Ten wins on the road are hard to come by,” Lenahan said. “It’s going to be a good bus ride home.” avawallace2015@u.northwestern.edu

Kain Colter started as quarterback for Northwestern for the first four weeks of the season. In the Wildcats’ Big Ten opener Saturday, Colter opted for another achievement: leading the team in rushing and receiving.After trading off snaps at quarterback with sophomore Trevor Siemian for most of the season, Colter morphed into a do-it-all player against Indiana, lining up in the slot and behind center, knifing his way through the Hoosier defense. The junior finished the game with 14 carries for 161 yards, nine catches for 131 yards and two yards passing on three attempts. Colter scored four touchdowns, all of which came on the ground. As a whole, the offense put on one of the greatest displays in school history. The 704 yards of total offense gained now stands as the single-game record for the program. The Cats dominated time of possession, converted 10 of 17 third downs and scored all seven times they reached the red zone. “This is something we’ve been preparing for,” Colter said of his new role on offense. “We just went out there and executed. Everybody did a great job today.” Colter practiced at wide receiver multiple times in the past two weeks. The plan came from what coach Pat Fitzgerald described as way to “get the best 11 on the field” for every play. On the ground, Colter did most of his damage via the read-option play with junior running back Venric Mark. The two formed a dynamic backfield, and Indiana defenders struggled to contain Colter when he kept the ball for himself. In the receiving game, Colter turned into Siemian’s favorite target, with the two often connecting on third down to move the chains. However, the number of hits that

Colter takes could emerge as a problem in his new role, with the junior consistently fighting for more yards as opposed to avoiding contact at the end of plays. “He’s not going to slide so I’m not going to keep fighting him on it,” Fitzgerald said. “He believes he can score on every play. That’s not a bad quality.” Colter admitted he is concerned about the hits that he receives in the open field. “You’re going to be sore (after the game) no matter what. It’s just part of football,” Colter said. “I definitely need to try to take care of my body. (I) probably have to be a little bit more careful in certain situations.” Colter’s new role also means much less time as a passer, a job that he performed capably through the first four weeks of the season. After calling Colter “our starting quarterback” during Big Ten Media Days in July, and then denying a quarterback controversy after the first week, Fitzgerald limited Colter to only three pass attempts against Indiana. But Fitzgerald still holds that Colter can and will throw the ball. “It was more of the flow of the game,” Fitzgerald said of the quarterback rotation. “We believe in Kain as a thrower. Trust me on that.” Fitzgerald explained that the coaching staff made the decision on when and how to use Colter before the game. In the future, Colter said he envisions continuing his role as a player who lines up all over the field. For now, NU appears to be enjoying their star athlete, with Colter making his case for one of the biggest game-changers in the Big Ten. “Kain is Kain. He’s unbelievable,” Fitzgerald said. “He is the most dynamic young man, I think, in this conference. We are just getting started.” rohannadkarni2015@u.northwestern.edu


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