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NU: Noyes noise complaints up University sends email asking students to be quieter while walking in groups By MADDIE ELKINS

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HALLOWEEN HAPPINESS A Halloween-ready child runs in the Trick or Treat Trot on Sunday morning. The race was held at Centennial Park and welcomed children of all ages.

Trick or Treat Trot debuts By JULIAN GEREZ

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Hundreds of children and adults donned their Halloween costumes Sunday morning for Evanston’s first-

ever Trick or Treat Trot at Centennial Park. “Evanston is a wonderful community with tons of families,” said Jeremy Solomon, a race organizer. “We thought it would be a great opportunity to bring the kids out and have a great event at a beautiful location.”

The event, planned by JetEvent Productions, started at 9 a.m., with races designed for kids under the age of 12. They ranged from a 100-meter dash to a 1-mile run. Most young participants wore their Halloween » See TRICK-OR-TREAT, page 5

A University-wide effort to encourage students to walk in groups late at night for safety may be having an unintended side effect, according to a Northwestern official. “I think one of the issues that’s come forward this year compared to last year is that the noise complaints this year have sort of switched from being more about large parties to being more about individuals walking on city streets late at night,” said Anthony Kirchmeier, director of off-campus life. An email sent Thursday to off-campus students asked that they make efforts to be quieter when walking in groups at night. The email came as a result of complaints from Evanston residents in areas west of campus between Noyes and Foster streets, as well as in the downtown commercial district. Kirchmeier said these residents have complained of being woken by noise from people walking

through the neighborhoods. Kirchmeier said he believes the nice weather this fall has encouraged students to stay out later, which has led to more noise on city streets. The University is in constant contact with city officials, and residents have also contacted administrators directly with complaints. He said the email was an attempt to respond and “make this a better community for all.” “I think part of the issue about the louder noise, or what’s perceived as louder noise in the neighborhood, is we’ve kind of encouraged people to travel in groups off-campus so that they have friends with them and it’s better for safety and that type of thing,” Kirchmeier said. “But the fact that they’re walking in groups, you know, voice levels just get raised.” Kevin Harris, Associated Student Government’s community relations vice president, said ASG has been actively working alongside Kirchmeier to address complaints. He said that although students are encouraged to walk in groups, they should be conscious of their neighbors who go to sleep earlier. “I think that is something that students do forget,” the Weinberg sophomore said. Kirchmeier said noise complaints on days with home football games are down for both parties and groups. He praised Fitzerland, the new student tailgating » See NOYES NOISE, page 7

DM registration reaches new record once again By PAIGE LESKIN

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Dance Marathon received a recordbreaking number of registrants for 2014, with more than 1,500 students signing up for the University’s largest philanthropic event. Registration for the 40th annual DM, a 30-hour fundraiser, took place last week. Executive co-chair Anna Radoff said the organization was able to raise its numbers with an expanded advertising effort and funds from Associated Student Government. “(The money) will make Dance Marathon more accessible financially,” said Radoff, a Weinberg senior. The $4,000 ASG-approved funds helped sponsor dancer registration costs. The money was used to create the Student Activities Scholarship Fund, which 137 students applied for, according to DM. Staff from the Center for Student Involvement will be responsible

for distributing the money. Due to the late arrival of the scholarships, DM is also offering late registration through Wednesday. The philanthropy has set registration records for last three years, with an increase of about 100 dancers each year. The excitement surrounding DM has spread to freshmen on campus, who have never experienced the event before. Weinberg freshman Jeffrey Kim heard about it from counselors on his preorientation trip, CATalyst, and decided it was something he needed to do. “It’s an essential part of the Northwestern experience,” he said. “Plus, it’s a personal challenge to do anything for 30 hours straight.” Executive co-chair Josh Parish, a SESP senior, attributed the steady spread of DM’s popularity to the network of people who get the word out about the event. He called DM a “staple Northwestern tradition” that people just “grip on to.” In addition to the highest number of participants in DM’s history, the


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organization has the highest number of committee members ever involved in planning the event. Medill freshman Tori Latham said she joined the food committee after friends told her DM was the one thing she had to be a part of. “It seems like such a large part of the Northwestern culture,” she said. This year, the event will benefit Team Joseph and the Evanston Community Foundation. Team Joseph is a nonprofit organization that supports research to find a cure or treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. It was started in 2008 by Marissa Penrod, whose son Joseph was diagnosed with Duchenne when he was 5 years old. Radoff said DM already has plans for linking Team Joseph with the philanthropy’s Hero Program. Dancers will connect with some of the young boys affected by Duchenne. The program is intended to get dancers to understand the disease and the benefit of Team Joseph and DM. Unlike some other philanthropic

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events, much of the fundraising for the beneficiaries at DM is done before the event takes place. Parish said he likes that DM is not traditional in that sense. “People still come together to dance after the money is raised,” he said. Parish emphasized how hard the committees have worked to reach this registration number and calls their efforts a

success. He said DM’s importance comes from helping students to learn about the different causes for which the organization raises money and unites people under a single message. “NUDM brings together people from all different walks of life,” he said.

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Around Town Laptop stolen from World of Beer

A laptop was stolen Thursday morning from World of Beer in downtown Evanston, according to police. Between 6 and 6:20 a.m., the computer as well as an iPad were taken from the kitchen inside the bar, 1601 Sherman Ave., Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said. The manager reported the missing electronics about six hours later, telling police he saw someone steal them in a surveillance video. The laptop and iPad are valued at $1,500 in total, Parrott said. A description of the person who took the electronics was not available.

Gang member shows handgun to man, woman

A gang member brandished a handgun at a man and woman Thursday afternoon near the South Boulevard CTA station, according to police. At about 2:20 p.m., the gang member confronted the 31-year-old woman and 22-year-old man with the firearm in the 500 block of Sherman Avenue, Parrott said. The man and woman told police they know the man and identified him as belonging to a gang faction from Howard Street, Parrott said. Police described the gang member as black, 5 feet 6 inches, 16 to 20 years old, 150 to 180 pounds and wearing a gray and black North Face fleece jacket, dark-colored knit hat and blue jeans. The incident happened about three blocks west of the CTA station.

Car windows broken south of ETHS

A car’s windows were smashed early Friday morning near Evanston Township High School, according to police. The 2001 Chevrolet was damaged between 12:45 and 12:50 a.m. in the 1400 block of Grey Avenue, police said. The incident happened in an alley about a block south of ETHS, 1600 Dodge Ave. — Patrick Svitek

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Evanston aldermen Saturday morning toured several sites throughout the city targeted for capital improvement. The three-hour tour was scheduled to visit 10 locations the city is eying for various renovations. City Council, including Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl, rode to the sites in a school bus with city staff. The city’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2014, which was released earlier this month, calls for more than $39.8 million in capital improvements. The city-owned Harley Clarke Mansion, 2603 Sheridan Road, was on the itinerary, marked as requiring more than $400,000 in maintenance costs. Since the council turned down a controversial bid for the lakefront property this summer, aldermen have been weighing what role the city should play in bringing the historic building up to code and supporting its current tenant, the Evanston Art Center. The aldermen also swung by the Evanston Ecology Center, 2024 N. McCormick Blvd. The city says the ecology center’s greenhouse needs to be replaced due to safety concerns. Additionally, the greenhouse does not meet code requirements meant to accommodate disabled people.

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INVESTMENT TOUR Evanston aldermen Saturday morning visited several locations targeted for capital improvement. The Harley Clarke Mansion, 2603 Sheridan Road, was one of the sites.

Other locations were picked for the tour due to the wear and tear they have experienced over the years. For example, the Chandler-Newberger Center, 1028 Central St., requires new flooring for its gym and racquetball court every 10 years, a $50,000 project, according to the city. City manager Wally Bobkiewicz announced the tour during the council’s Oct. 14 meeting, saying the bus could fit about 30 residents in addition to the aldermen, mayor and city staff. The ride started and ended at the Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave.

Setting the record straight In “Retzky returns to tackle Spartan squad� in Friday’s print edition, senior midfielder Julia Retzky’s name was misspelled in the headline and caption. The Daily regrets the error.

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On Campus Block screens documentary on late photographer By HEIWON SHIN

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Northwestern’s Block Cinema on Saturday hosted a screening of a BBC documentary on the late photographer Vivian Maier. Art Prof. Pamela Bannos, who has studied Maier and is featured in the documentary, introduced the film, “Who Took Nanny’s Pictures?” The audience of 150 people filled the cinema, and museum officials were forced to turn others away. Attendees included individuals who employed Maier, know her work and were even her former neighbors. The documentary calls Maier, who died in 2009, “a poet of the suburbia.” She spent most of her later years in Chicago but also lived in New York and France. According to the documentary, Maier took more than 150,000 photos and was a “a street photographer before the term was invented.” The film, directed by Jill Nicholls, brings to light people’s different opinions of Maier and her work. For instance, the documentary said, her neighbors in a French village thought she was a spy who carried a gun. One person called her abrasive and “in-your-face,” while another said she was conversational. The manager of the Chicago movie theater Maier frequented wondered if she was crazy. She may as well have been “invented by people,” Bannos said.

But for some people like Judith Swisher, a former employer of Maier who attended the screening, Maier was not a “stereotypic private person” but a real human being. “She did have a wonderful humor … a warmth about her,” Swisher said. “She really did care about people.” Maier stayed with the Swishers from January 1994 to December 1996 while she cared for Swisher’s mother. Although she did not discuss photography with them, she told them early on that she secured nanny positions to give her enough financial stability to allow her to pursue other passions, said Swisher’s husband, Charles Swisher. Maier stored her photos in a locker until she could no longer pay her bills. She then auctioned the photos. Their popularity gradually grew as people uploaded them to the Internet. In France, she photographed Communist Party rallies, mountains, friends, children, mothers and herself. Maier also captured frames of marginalized people. The wealthy families she worked for gave Maier access to posh places and people to photograph. These included the Hotel Astor in New York, where she took photos of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. She also sought out access to these subjects on her own, like when she photographed Salvador Dali as she followed him out of the Museum of Modern Art. “Everyone has, somewhere in their core, an

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SNAPSHOT IN TIME Photographer Vivian Maier is the focus of a BBC documentary screened Saturday at the Block Cinema. Art Prof. Pamela Bannos is featured in the documentary.

artistic side and the fact that she was ‘just a nanny’ reconfirms that,” said Jeanne Lacasse, an interior decorator from Evanston. John Maloof, who directed a film on Maier’s life titled “Finding Vivian Maier,” currently owns about 90 percent of her work. Jeffery Goldstein and Ron Slattery have the rest. Art critics have expressed concern about the presence of financial interest and biases among those that expose and edit Maier’s work. Bannos also said that men’s research on her work makes it

more difficult to understand her as a woman. The documentary highlighted Maier’s propensity to take photos of herself and everything around her as a precursor to today’s active photography culture. “Her compulsion to take pictures was her life,” the documentary said. “Vivian has gone viral.” If the BBC allows, the Block Cinema plans to host another screening of the documentary.

Chief Society, said he expects the university to sign the agreement by the end of the week. The group filed an application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in 2009 to register the Chief Illiniwek symbol, arguing that the university no longer had rights to it because it wasn’t using it. What the group can’t do is call anyone “Chief Illiniwek” or “the Next Chief Illiniwek,” or use the Chief logo.

It also has to include the following disclaimer on its website and any promotional materials: “The Honor the Chief Society is not sponsored, licensed, approved or endorsed by the University of Illinois.” The group, however, can use the phrase “Honor the Chief” on merchandise, and can sponsor events about the mascot’s history and symbolism.

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Chief Illiniwek backers, university reach agreement on mascot

CHICAGO — Chief Illiniwek danced his official last dance at the University of Illinois on Feb. 21, 2007.

But that hasn’t stopped U. of I. alumni and other Chief supporters from working to keep the controversial mascot around. In a recent development, U. of I. officials and organizers of the Honor the Chief Society have drafted an agreement that would end a trademark dispute and spell out specifically how the name and image can be used. Roger Huddleston, co-founder of the Honor the

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‘That Guy’ who leads class discussions isn’t so bad PAUL RIKER


“There is no such thing as a stupid question� is a phrase that gets thrown around pretty haphazardly, mostly by teachers and parents. It’s in the same category as “there are no right or wrong answers� and “Paul, you really shouldn’t eat uncooked pasta — that’s weird.� You’ve probably heard them multiple times as a child and will probably continue to hear them. That being said, the above phrases are, objectively, not true ... especially the final one. There are absolutely stupid questions. If you know the answer to a question beforehand, you’ll probably think it’s “stupid.� The person asking the question is wasting your time. Let me present a more tangible example. In every class — regardless of size, subject, or

difficulty of material — there is always “That Guy.â€? “That Guyâ€? is the guy who monopolizes the class, using it as his own personal tutoring session. “That Guyâ€? feels obligated to make a comment after the professor finishes any and every thought. The comments that “That Guyâ€? makes, furthermore, are never illuminating. His speech will just sort of be mindless fluffy dribble. And, of course, “That Guyâ€? asks a lot of stupid, self-serving questions. If we’re reading “How Soon Hath Timeâ€? by John Milton, “That Guyâ€? will raise his hand and ask how “How Soonâ€? relates to the Sylvia Plath collection that he just finished. This doesn’t move discussion along, and it certainly doesn’t help any of us learn ‌ right? So here’s the thing about large college classes: They breed passivity. You come in, you sit down, you listen to the professor talk, you take notes (maybe), you leave. And that’s your “learning.â€? Even smaller classes sometimes have the same philosophy; there’s a lot of listening, and the actual “discussionâ€? may be very inorganic. There

isn’t a lot of chance for interaction between the knowledge seekers and the knowledge giver, so to speak. (And yes, office hours are a thing, but we’re all busy, and sometimes making time to see a professor just isn’t a viable option.) That’s a problem. In general, the more hands-on one’s learning experience is, the better that person will learn. Take a bike, for example: You can go to a lecture and listen to some old dude talk about bikes for 80 minutes, but that’s not going to teach you to ride a bike. You need to interact with the bike itself; you need to literally put yourself onto the seat of the bike and try to ride it over and over again until you finally perfect it. You learning how to ride a bike, therefore, is a two-way process, between you and the bike. “That Guy� is the guy trying to actually ride the bike, and we, the people who come into lecture and roll our eyes when “That Guy� begins to talk, are the people intently studying bike physics. “That Guy� isn’t self-absorbed — he’s just

attempting to implement more activity into college learning, because that is the best way to learn. When you speak up after the professor says something, you create a better understanding between yourself and the material. Even if your comments are off-base, you’re still trying. And most importantly, when you ask questions about things you don’t understand, even if they may seem stupid to someone else, it is your way of saying, “Hey, I want and love knowledge, can I please have some more of it?� And that’s a great thing. At the end of the day, we’re all paying a lot of money for education at a very prestigious university. We have an incredible number of resources right at our fingertips. We should utilize them to their fullest, and that means not being afraid to be “That Guy.� Paul Riker is a Weinberg junior. He can be reached at If you want to respond publicly to this column, send a Letter to the Editor to

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Alternative should replace sidewalk flyering tradition MATT GATES


Coming to tour Northwestern as a high school student, I noticed the flyers, some faded and torn, some brand new, that plastered sidewalks across campus. Although this obviously was not a major reason for my choosing NU, it did seem to me to be a great campus tradition that would allow me to keep updated on everything that was going on around campus. However, this tradition is perhaps neither as necessary nor as convenient as I believed. A freshman on the Northwestern University Class of 2017 Facebook group recently called attention to the downsides of this longstanding campus tradition. As the student pointed out, once club meetings and productions have passed, NU employees are left with the painstaking task of removing the torn and faded remains of colored paper and the leftover pieces of tape. The student added that although there is a rule that campus groups are supposed to remove the flyers once an event has passed, it is rarely ever followed. But is it even necessary to continue this tradition at all? Between rushing from activity to activity during Wildcat Welcome and then from class to meals, to meetings to my dorm, I admit that I have rarely taken the time to examine these flyers during my first month at NU. I doubt I am alone. I have noticed far more students finding out about activities at the activities fair, over social networking or through word-of-mouth than I have seen students staring down at the ground as they walk to Tech. The weather also doesn’t help the case for posting flyers to the ground. When it rained a few weeks ago, all that was left was a soggy and illegible mess taped to the ground. When it

dried, University employees had to clean it up. Although I have yet to experience a Chicago winter, I think I would rather find out about an event over Facebook than stop on the sidewalk on a cold and windy night. Let’s not forget that if it ever gets muddy all these flyers will be good for is determining whether the last person to walk past Norris was wearing boots or sneakers. Better alternatives exist for making students aware of what is going on around campus. The Class of 2017 Facebook group currently has 1,940 members, making it nearly the size of the class of 2017, itself, which is made up of 2,000 students. It is evident from these figures that most students already choose to use social networking to become more involved in the NU community. Even for those who do not, there are numerous alternatives that would not involve extensive labor for university employees. Upon visiting other colleges during the application process, I remember seeing bulletin boards posted in central locations on other campuses. When I visited my high school friends at other schools in September, I was surrounded by a flurry of colorful flyers as I walked down their dorm hallways. Aside from flyers advertising dorm-specific events, the walls of my dorm, Allison, generally remain bare. It would be far more effective and efficient to establish several main locations, physical or digital, at which students can access all information about organizations and events that might appeal to them. Although this quirky tradition may make NU seem unique to prospective students, I doubt it’s the reason anyone comes here. It is both the quantity and quality of opportunities at NU that make this school great. And these opportunities can be best showcased somewhere other than on the ground. Matt Gates is a Weinberg freshman. He can be reached at If you want to respond publicly to this column, send a Letter to the Editor to

I’ve always considered myself undecided in my interests and in my future course of study and career. My interest in journalism brought me to Medill, but I remain interested in everything else. I recently discovered that if there was one thing I wouldn’t do, it would be engineering — but even my motivations for that decision were questionable. Did I really not enjoy engineering, or did I want to break away from the path set out by my brother and father before me? Upon arriving at Northwestern, I was struck by an observation — I wasn’t alone. People all around me are undecided. There are economics majors still figuring it all out and journalism majors who are still unsure if journalism is what they wanted to study. There also those who don’t know how to balance their love for journalism with their love for math or science. In no way am I saying that some people aren’t already set. If you are, then more power to you. But what I am saying is that a lot of people entering college decide what to pursue based on a very limited course of study over the past 18 years. It’s fascinating how much we tell ourselves what we want, rather than allow ourselves to figure it out. How can we be so sure of being journalism, engineering, biology, history or anthropology majors coming into college when we’ve often had minimal exposure to those fields and even less exposure to everything else in the world? It’s impossible to know we want one thing more than anything else when we haven’t actually experienced that wide array of “anything else.� We’ve all heard it before: College is your place to explore and discover what you love. It’s so true. Yet, it amazes me how much I, and others around me, have yearned to be like that one kid who loves biology so much

she’s already being published in professional journals. Although everyone may seem like they already know exactly what they’re here to do, most are probably just telling themselves what they want rather than allowing themselves to explore their interests. In every person, seeds of doubt will grow with regard to something they get involved in, whether that’s a certain class, organization or activity. We hear the idea of being open to every opportunity and possible interest, but although that plays into what I’m saying, it’s not exactly for the same reason. Yes, grasp every opportunity to take different classes and engage with different subject matter, not just so you’ll learn to love them though, but also to realize you might hate them. Don’t decide not to do something because you’re afraid that you may not like it or even because you’re afraid you may actually love it — that fear only exists because of how much we try to tell ourselves what we’re interested in. Expand what you do so that you can more knowledgeably discover what you love most. It’s easy to tell ourselves what we like and don’t like without a lot of experience, like I did with engineering. Taking advantage of distribution requirements has already allowed me to realize I will never be an art historian. In the next couple of years, hopefully I’ll be able to make similarly educated decisions about whether or not I’m interested in journalism, engineering, political science and the host of other fields we’re exposed to in this academic environment. Question your interests. Better to do it now, when you can take another class next quarter, than after working 10 years and realizing your life isn’t where you wanted it to be. Foster those seeds of doubt instead of squashing them because it’s not all about saying yes. It’s about every part of you confidently being able to say yes or no. Naib Mian is a Medill freshman. He can be reached at If you want to respond publicly to this column, send a Letter to the Editor to

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Children dress up as zombies for library event By PAIGE LESKIN

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Zombies roamed the streets of Evanston on Friday night, scaring pedestrians through store windows and sending them screaming for their lives — at least according to the 9- and 1o-yearolds who participated. Elementary, middle and high school students took part in the Second Annual Zombie Walk/ Marcha de Muertos, hosted by Evanston Public Library. Volunteers from the community and various Northwestern groups helped kids don makeup and walk around town. “I’m extremely happy with the turnout,” said Rick Kinnebrew, a librarian who helped organize the walk. He said the number of participants this year was much higher than it was last year. The walk was started by a group of Evanston residents, including Raul Rintorie, who had the idea to host a kid-friendly event the weekend before Halloween. His children and family joined in on the festivities, getting their faces painted and trying to scare one another as they walked. Groups from Evanston schools also took part in the event. Students from Evanston Township High School walked with Latisha Morris, a city resident who helps with after school programs there. She snapped pictures of the students and

painted detailed zombie designs on their faces, which she called just a “hobby.” “It’s fun and harmless,” she said of the walk. “Nobody’s going to be scared.” The event benefited Hillside Food Pantry, 2727 Crawford Ave. Each child was told to bring a can of food to the walk, but Kinnebrew said many families brought grocery bags full of donations. Kinnebrew said he decided to add the food donation element to the walk when he saw the lines of people waiting for food outside Hillside Church, which is across the street from his home. “The recession’s not over,” he said. “People still need food. They especially need more around this time of the year.” He said enough people brought donations to make the effort worthwhile, and he plans to continue the drive next year. During the event, children walked in zombielike fashion, sticking their arms out in front of themselves and moving unsteadily. Some went up to store and restaurant windows and banged on them, attracting the attention of those inside. Conlin Audenaerd, an Evanston elementary school student, enjoyed the festivities with three friends, all dressed in intricate, scary costumes, complete with fake blood and shredded clothes. They came to the event to celebrate Conlin’s birthday, which was zombie-themed. Rachelle Brooks, Conlin’s mother, wasn’t

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HALLOWEEN RACE A runner races to the finish of the Trick or Treat Trot on Sunday. The distances for the children’s races at the event ranged from 100-meter to one-mile races.

costumes, including superhero and princess attire. “The costume theme is cool, and the kids like it, so I think it’s great,” said Rich Werneth, a parent whose children ran in the race. More than 270 runners finished in the 6K, according to race results. The 6K began at 9:45 a.m., with Scott Klamm, 21, posting the fastest time of 21:59. The quickest female runner, Cerise Fritsch, 30, ran the race in 24:18. The kids’ races cost $15 per participant, and the price of the 6K varied from $30 to $40, depending on the time of registration. A portion of the



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DAY OF THE LIVING DEAD Kids wearing zombie costumes enjoy Evanston’s Second Annual Zombie Walk/Marcha de Muertos on Friday. The walk attracted more participants than last year.

worried about the possibility of her son getting scared. “I thought, ‘They’re in a pack. They won’t be afraid of zombies,’” she said. “They had a blast.

It’s great that (the library) has things like this for kids.”

proceeds will be donated to benefit Foundation 65, which supports arts and literacy programs in Evanston/Skokie School District 65. “It’s the first year we’re doing it, and I’m excited,” race organizer Kyle Thele said. A whole assortment of activities was held across the park, including food trucks as well as vendors from Evanston-area businesses Whole Foods, Dunkin Donuts, Planet Fitness, Workout Wright and Pure Barre. A bounce house catered to younger participants. “It was all really fun,” said 8-year-old runner Yasmin Simms, who dressed up as a teen werewolf. The kids were not the only participants who wore costumes. Solomon and the other organizers

were easy to spot in their bright Power Rangers costumes. “We had to dress up somehow,” Solomon said. “The most difficult part is remembering who is behind each mask ... and going to the bathroom.” In addition to the festive atmosphere at the race, Solomon said safety was a priority. An ambulance was on hand, and event organizers worked closely with the police and the city, cordoning off a number of streets for the morning. “Hopefully it’ll only grow from here,” Solomon said. “This will be the first annual Trick or Treat Trot.”



Foundation raises more than $100K at benefit By BAILEY WILLIAMS

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With record-breaking attendance, the Evanston Community Foundation’s annual benefit raised more than $100,000 Saturday night. “Wonderful time to come together with community members,” said Sara Schastok, president and CEO of the foundation. “To talk, laugh, celebrate the place we call home.” In addition to the fundraising haul, ECF sold out 300 tickets for the benefit at $150 each. The program, which was held from 6:30-10 p.m. at the Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Ave., featured a sketch based on “It’s a Wonderful Life” with cameos by U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), former Evanston Mayor Jay Lytle and Eric Witherspoon, superintendent of Evanston Township High School District 202. The skit showed what Evanston would look like without the foundation. “Politicians never turn down the opportunity for a microphone,” Lytle said of his role in the performance, adding he felt like a thespian — at least for the night. Dance Marathon sold bracelets for a trivia game and gathered donor information at the event. Every year, DM gives 10 percent of the money it raises to ECF. Anna Radoff, executive co-chair of DM, said her group works with ECF because it is “important to continue to give back to the community we live in,” especially for NU students. The event allows DM and ECF to discuss how the money they raise is used, she added.

NBC-5 reporter Christian Farr returned as an emcee for the benefit. He spoke of his connection to Evanston through his wife, who grew up in the city and graduated from the Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications. Last year, the event was held at the Woman’s Club of Evanston, a smaller venue. This year, ECF hoped to increase attendance and fundraising with a larger space at Politicians the senior center. Lisa Altenbernd, co-chair never turn of the benefit, said the down the foundation not only opportunity for reached its goal with but also had a microphone. attendance, a waiting list. With the trivia game, Jay Lytle, former Evanston participants paid $20 to play and received mayor a wristband that they held above their heads if they thought the question was true and behind their rears if they thought the question was false. After five questions, the competition ended in a continued coin toss, eventually resulting in two winners. Evanston bakeries and restaurants donated birthday cakes for the first time to the event, marking the city’s 150th anniversary. The benefit’s attendees were able to vote for their favorite cake upon entering the event and claiming their name tag. Quince at the Homestead, 1625 Hinman Ave., won for the restaurant category, with what it called a “pumpkin cake with cinnamon

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FUNDRAISER Attendees at the Evanston Community Foundation’s annual benefit play a trivia game Saturday night at the Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Ave. The foundation raised more than $100,000 at the fundraiser.

Italian buttercream and fall spiced pecans.” The event focused on Evanston and making use of what the town has to offer, Altenbernd said. ECF does not offer direct programming but encourages collaboration between city organizations.

Altenbernd said this model not only requires more education on the foundation’s part, but also produces an “exponential effect” where even a dollar pays off in more than one way.

Store owners criticize proposed e-cigarette restrictions By AMANDA GILBERT

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Electronic cigarette sellers say Evanston aldermen may be making a big mistake if they approve new restrictions on the up-and-coming products Monday night. A proposed ordinance would ban the use of electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, from all places where other types of smoking are outlawed. Earlier this month, City Council postponed a vote on the issue at the request of city manager Wally Bobkiewicz. E-cigarettes are battery-powered devices that heat a liquid solution to simulate tobacco smoking.

Health experts say it remains unclear whether they pose fewer risks than regular cigarettes, though e-cigarette proponents point to several studies showing that not as many toxic substances are found in the products. The city says e-cigarettes look too much like regular cigarettes and may cause the impression that it is OK to use them in already smoke-free areas. Smoque Vapours owner Jared Yucht said he and many other residents at the council’s Oct. 14 meeting find the restriction unnecessary. “The only people who were at the meeting were against the ban,” Yucht said. “It’s silly. The whole ban is from misinformation. Electronic cigarettes are no danger to the general public.” Although they do deliver a nicotine mist to

users, Yucht said they pose no risks to people nearby. They do not have any of the known carcinogens that cigarettes have, said Brian Sklena, marketing and sales manager for Northbrook, Ill.-based Vapor4Life E-Cigarette. “People don’t realize that there’s no combustion,” Sklena said. “When you use it, it’s just vaporizing, so there’s no carbon dioxide in the process.” Sklena added that they have thousands of customers who say that the electronic cigarette completely changed their lives for the better. “My dad is one of our customers who used to smoke one pack a day of Marlboro Lites,” Sklena said. “Now he is down to I’d say at most five cigarettes a week because of the electronic cigarettes.”

Sklena said he can understand why council members are against selling the cigarettes to minors, but he does not support banning e-cigarette use in public places. A city staff memo supporting the proposed restrictions states that these products are relatively new, so few studies can determine what the exact health consequences of their use are. Regardless, Yucht said the use of electronic cigarettes in Evanston is growing and becoming more accessible to the public. “And everyone who comes here is a former smoker,” Yucht said. “We are now getting well over 1,000 people who are buying these, as opposed to the real cigarettes.”

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Men’s Soccer

Last-minute header forces NU into overtime loss By ENRIQUE PEREZ

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No. 19 Northwestern fell 2-1 to No. 13 Penn State in a heartbreaking fashion Sunday. The Wildcats (8-4-3, 1-2-1 Big Ten) were looking to notch their second Big Ten win since beating Michigan 2-0 in September. NU came through in Ann Arbor and hoped to pull out another road victory in University Park, Pa. Penn State (10-3-1, 5-0-0) had an undefeated conference record heading into the matchup and was one win away from closing in on the Big Ten regular season title. With the stakes high, the Nittany Lions played aggressively throughout both halves but were mostly contained by the Cats. NU threatened Penn State through most stages of the game, with players like senior midfielder Lepe Seetane taking shots at goal. The Nittany Lions’

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goalkeeper Andrew Wolverton was efficient enough to see to it that those early threats didn’t convert into goals and a deficit. The Penn State defense broke in the second half and gave way to an NU score. Sophomore forward Joey Calistri put NU up in the 60th minute with a precise back heel assisted by sophomore midfielder Cole Missimo. Missimo had been integral to the offense and its production throughout the entire roadtrip and added another contribution as he caused problems for the Nittany Lions. The responsibility of defending the lead, though, was then up to the Cats’ defense. NU’s defenders have bent but not broken at several points in the season — a testament to the defending style coach Tim Lenahan encourages. The Nittany Lions pulled even in the 89th minute of the game when forward Jordan Tyler headed in a pass that deflected off an NU defender and went into the net. An unfortunate break forced the Cats into yet another overtime game. NU last went into overtime when it tied with Ohio State 0-0 last week.

Tyler intervened again, much to the dismay of the Cats. Deep into the game’s second overtime period, Tyler reappeared to fire a shot into the back of the net and give the Nittany Lions another conference win and the regular season title. The 109th-minute strike handed the Cats yet another heartbreaking loss this season. This was evident in Lenahan’s analysis of the game. “It was an unfortunate first goal, but they’re champions,� Lenahan said. “Champs have had things go their way and that’s what you need to be persistent. Clearly we can play with anyone, so we have to find ways to come up on top.� Sophomore defender Henry Herrill also lauded Penn State’s performance. “Coming down the stretch, it’s unfortunate that we lost,� Herrill said. “Hats off to them. They played a great game, and we couldn’t hang on the last minute and a half. We wanted to score in the second overtime and were playing offensively when they


is true for Fall Quarter in general. “I’ve noticed it,� said McCormick junior Casey Riscoe, who lives near Noyes Street. “Definitely since the start of the year, I’ve noticed more people around the area near North Campus. It doesn’t really bother me, but I can see people being bothered by

it, especially on the corner of Noyes Street, just with the traffic.� Others, like McCormick junior Jason Arnold, haven’t noticed any change in noise levels at night. “I live on Noyes and I haven’t noticed it,� Arnold said. “That’s probably because I have a higher

tolerance for noise and am up later. I can understand why they would be upset, because if people are going to bed at 9 or 10 o’clock and parties start later than that.�


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caught us off guard.� Next up, the Cats take on Loyola on Wednesday as they return home to Lakeside Field for the final homestand of the season. NU has done well against non-conference competition this season and looks to finish strong starting this week. “We just need to really focus because these last couple of games we’ve been losing games late,� Missimo said. “We’ve just got to come out and finish our chances.�

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Overtime heartbreak

Cats fall to Hawkeyes in 4th straight loss By ROHAN NADKARNI

daily senior staffer @Rohan_NU

The house of cards Northwestern built its season upon has fallen apart. And when it came time for coach Pat Fitzgerald to push his chips to the center of the table, he folded in a crushing 17-10 overtime loss to Iowa on Saturday. After a third down stop by the defense with less than a minute to play in the fourth quarter, Fitzgerald elected not to use one of his two timeouts to stop the clock and give the ball back to his offense. Instead, the defense stopped the Hawkeyes again on fourth down, and the Cats took a knee into overtime. “We were playing to win the game. We wanted to see what happens,” Fitzgerald said. “We got a third down stop, and they were kicking into the wind, so you knew they were going to have to go for it. It’s a catch-22.” In the extra session, Iowa scored on its first possession, and then NU turned the ball over on downs to end the game. The puzzling decision by Fitzgerald compounded another game of offensive ineptitude and a surprising number of penalties. The Cats managed only 10 points, their third straight game with fewer than 20. NU also committed five penalties for 55 yards, none worse than sophomore superback Dan Vitale’s 15-yard illegal blocking penalty late in the fourth quarter. Vitale’s penalty erased a first down deep in Iowa territory, and it ended the team’s last scoring chance in regulation. A play after the penalty, senior running back Mike Trumpy fumbled a pitch on an option, giving the Hawkeyes the ball near midfield. The two plays killed an offense that had finally found a rhythm. “The two plays were inexcusable,” Fitzgerald said. “I mean do your job and don’t get penalties. That was big time hurt. You just can’t do that, especially

after the quarterback has already run by the guy.” The Cats’ first turnover also halted a legitimate opportunity to score. Trumpy fumbled in Iowa territory in the first half as NU drove downfield, trailing 10-0. Senior quarterback Kain Colter returned after missing last week’s game because of an ankle injury and played admirably. Junior quarterback Trevor Siemian only saw action midway through the fourth after Colter left briefly with a knee injury. “I thought (Colter) played his tail off,” Fitzgerald said. “I thought he played like a warrior. He was out there running around trying to make every play he possibly could.” Colter ran valiantly on his hurt ankle and was limping again as he walked up to the podium after the game. “Every game you’re going to come out with some bumps and bruises,” Colter said. “There’s going to be lingering effects until it heals 100 percent. It’s just part of the game, especially at this point in the season.” The offense accumulated 329 total yards. Colter accounted for 104 yards passing and 60 rushing but wasn’t satisfied after the loss. “We suck right now,” Colter said. “We shot ourselves in the foot with penalties and turnovers. That’s a recipe for disaster.” The defense remained a bright spot for the second straight week, shutting out the Hawkeyes in the second half of regulation. After Iowa scored on its first drive, the Cats surrendered only a field goal in the rest of regulation. Junior linebacker Chi Chi Ariguzo made multiple big stops on third down, and his interception with less than 15 seconds to play saved NU from potentially losing in regulation. While the Hawkeyes slowed in the second half, the Cats’ offense finally

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showed signs of life. NU scored all 10 of its points in the second stanza. Colter found Vitale twice on a third-quarter drive that resulted in a touchdown. Senior kicker Jeff Budzien’s kick tied the game at 10 with just over nine minutes to play, and it ended up being the Cats’ last highlight in their fourthstraight loss. “My job is on the line,” Fitzgerald said. “Every game is critically important, so I’m not very happy right now.” rohannadkarni2015 @u.northwestern .edu Brian Lee/Daily Senior Staffer

NOT PITCH PERFECT Senior quarterback Kain Colter pitches the ball on an option play. Colter threw for 104 yards and ran for 60 more.

Colter’s valiant effort not enough to save NU By JOHN PASCHALL

daily senior staffer @John_Paschall

Senior quarterback Kain Colter did all he could against Iowa on Saturday to carry Northwestern to a season-saving win. But the weight of a struggling offense was too much on a bad leg. The dynamic playmaker saw nearly all of the snaps at quarterback for the Wildcats. His mobility provided a much-needed shot in the arm for a team that is in a freefall down the Big Ten conference standings. Colter did more than stuff the stat sheet. He forced the Hawkeyes’ defense to respect the option run plays that have made the Cats’

offense successful in the past. Coach Pat Fitzgerald wasn’t shy about praising the senior captain. “I thought he played his tail off,” he said. “I thought he played like a warrior. I thought he played, possessed and was running

around trying to make every play possible.” Nothing symbolized Colter’s gutsy performance more than his first down run early in the fourth quarter to extend an NU drive. The Cats were down 10-7 at the time and faced third and seven. Desperately needing a score, Colter scrambled out of the pocket and dove for the first down marker as he was going out of bounds. He picked up the first down but wound up having to leave the game after that play because of a lower leg injury. Luckily for NU, he was able to come lead its next drive. Colter brushed off any potential lingering effects of his injury, saying being banged up is just part of the game. “At this point in the season, it’s been so long since everybody’s felt 100 percent,” he said. “You just got to keep grinding.” One play Colter would like to have back was a pitch to senior running back Mike Trumpy late in the fourth quarter as the Cats were driving to take the lead. Colter was running left and tossed the ball to Trumpy, who fumbled, and Iowa recovered it. Colter said everything was moving so fast on that play that he didn’t see what happened. “I pitched the ball and saw it hit the ground,” he said. “I’ll watch it on film and see if there’s anything I could’ve done better.” Colter credited Iowa’s defense with taking away some of the things NU likes to do on offense. But he mentioned how the Cats need to respond to those changes in a more effective way and not make silly penalties. “People are going to make corrections,” Colter said. “We’ve got to go in there and make adjustments and things like that. I felt like we did that. We were moving the ball. We just can’t have a penalty or turn the ball over when we got momentum.”


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Four days after completing a rousing five-set come-from-behind victory against Illinois, Northwestern found itself in the same 0-2 hole versus a top-notch Minnesota squad. This time, the Wildcats couldn’t quite complete the comeback. Before a crowd of more than 4,000 at the Sports Pavilion on Sunday, No. 7 Minnesota (19-4, 7-3 Big Ten) welcomed NU (13-9, 5-5 Big Ten) to its confines and quickly asserted its dominance. The Golden Gophers raced out to a 13-4 lead in the first set and refused to relent from there. The Cats failed to get within 6 points and fell 25-16. A new stanza, same story. After a 6-6 deadlock, Minnesota quickly took control again. The Golden Gophers slammed home the next 5 points and eventually glided to a 25-17 victory. In those two sets Minnesota dominated the offensive numbers, raking in 29 kills against seven errors and attacking at a .338 rate. NU, meanwhile, knocked down 21 kills, committed 16 errors and hit at a .066 rate. The difference between the two offenses had a lot to do with height, as the Golden Gophers possess a bevy of

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GOPHER GROUNDED Freshman right side attacker Kayla Morin serves for Northwestern during the Wildcats’ last homestand against Illinois. Morin had two services aces yet only two kills in NU’s 3-1 loss to No. 7 Minnesota on Sunday.

tall women to attack and block on the front line. As freshman setter Caleigh Ryan noted, this provided an uncrackable code for NU early on. “Minnesota’s a pretty big team, and

they were blocking really well in the first two sets,” Ryan said. “We couldn’t seem to get in the groove. But once we hit the third set, we hit aggressively, and I was able to distribute the ball better.” Indeed, the Cats came out of the

locker room for the third stanza as if it were a whole new contest. Bringing its own force on the block and seeing an improved offensive effort, NU scored the first 4 points of the set and soon 11 of the first 15. Minnesota fought back and closed the margin to three, but NU held on 25-22. The numbers showed an emergence of a formidable blocking group from NU, along with a more efficient offense. But coach Keylor Chan said he felt the play from the back row facilitated a furious post-second set charge. “We came out and served way better ,” Chan said. “And if you serve aggressively it gives your defense a chance to score points for you.” Set number four brought more of a back-and-forth battle, as no team led by more than 3 at any point. NU took a 19-17 lead following a trio of junior Yewande Akanbi kills. Seemingly on the verge of forcing a fifth set though, the Cats could not hold on. Minnesota reasserted its power, registering kills on its final 8 points, and turning a two-point deficit into a 25-22

triumph in the process. Following the swift turnaround, Chan lamented the missed opportunity at this critical juncture. “You’re on the road and you’ve got to execute plays down the stretch,” Chan said. “We had a chance to push the match into five. We had a couple of chances, we just didn’t capitalize on them.” Despite the disappointment of the final result, NU did turn a certain straight-sets defeat into a match that nearly went the distance against a top-10 squad. The Cats put out varied attack yet again, with three players in double digits for kills — even with Minnesota’s 17 blocks. Junior Yewande Akanbi led the way in that category with 16 at a .343 rate. NU accrued 20 more total attacks than Minnesota, pointing to a productive defense. The main catalyst was Caroline Niedospial. The redshirt sophomore libero gathered a career-high 29 digs in the loss. Chan said he’s proud to see his squad’s resiliency manifesting itself. “We played with a lot of heart,” Chan said. “I’m really proud of our team and how hard we fought. If you play like that all year, you’ll have a chance to beat a lot of good teams, and you’ll be there when it really matters.”

The Daily Northwestern — Oct. 28, 2013  

The only daily newspaper for the city of Evanston and Northwestern University.

The Daily Northwestern — Oct. 28, 2013  

The only daily newspaper for the city of Evanston and Northwestern University.