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saving the best for last Syndicated Traphouse performs at Mayfest’s annual Battle of the Bands competition Friday at 27 Live. The band was chosen the winner out of seven competing to play at Dillo Day.

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Weeks before battling for a Dillo Day spot at Mayfest’s annual Battle of the Bands competition held on Friday, the band Syndicated Traphouse had to learn a new set.

“When you get a group that really gels together and has a lot of fun playing the music, it’s really easy to just get stuff done,” said Weinberg sophomore Alex Gandolfo, a member of the band. The last of the seven student bands to perform at Friday’s competition, Syndicated Traphouse earned the right to open at Dillo Day when they won

Battle of the Bands. “At that performance, we all found it,” Gandolfo said. Syndicated Traphouse is a recent fusion of the bands Syndicate 119 and Appomattox Traphouse. Leading up to the competition, the members worked on creating their ideal sound. » See battle, page 7

Evanston aldermen are scheduled Monday night to discuss whether to ban plastic bags, renewing a debate that ended with little consensus more than two and a half years ago. After Chicago City Council approved a partial ban on plastic bags April 30, some aldermen expressed interest in revisiting the issue in Evanston. About a week later, the Evanston Environment Board threw its support behind the idea, giving city lawyers the go-ahead to draft an ordinance similar to the Chicago one. “I think when you have a community the size of Chicago your neighbor to the south, and they’ve decided to take a first step, it makes sense for us to piggyback on that first step,” city manager Wally Bobkiewicz told The Daily on Friday. “Is it is as much as some in the community would like to go? Probably not, but there’s momentum now to join with Chicago in doing this versus trying to craft something that’s different.” The Chicago ordinance gives stores

larger than 10,000 square feet until August 2015 to comply or face a $300 to $500 fine per violation. Smaller stores have another year to follow the law, which exempts restaurants and stores that are not part of a chain. Evanston aldermen considered a number of proposals to deal with the bags in 2011, at one point weighing a 5-cent tax per bag. Critics claimed the tax would hurt small businesses, and the council ultimately shelved the issue. Evanston aldermen are expected Monday night to hear a presentation on the issue from Catherine Hurley, the city’s sustainable programs coordinator, and decide how to gather community input. City staff is proposing a public meeting on the issue at 7 p.m. June 5 at the Ecology Center, 2024 N. McCormick Blvd. If all goes according to the city’s plan, the Evanston ban would be phased in starting next year like the Chicago one. “One part would start next year, one part would start in ‘16,” Bobkiewicz told The Daily. “So Monday night will be the first discussion of that.” patricksvitek2014@u.northwestern.edu

Annual Relay for Life AIESEC, Deering Days join forces surpasses $100K goal By rebecca savransky daily senior staffer @beccasavransky

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At age 26, Jonny Imerman said the last thing he was thinking about was his health. Even after doubling over in pain one night when he was out with his friends, forced to hobble to his car in what he called the worst pain of his life, Imerman refused to accept help. But when he arrived at the hospital that night, Imerman’s diagnosis changed his life. “The doctor looks me in the eye, runs his hands through his hair and says, ‘I’m really sorry kid. You’re in your 20s. This is not what you were thinking, but you have cancer,’” Imerman said. After surgery, chemotherapy and countless nights spent in the hospital, Imerman stood cancer-free on Friday before about 700 students to share his story at Northwestern’s annual Relay For Life event. The event, lasting 12 hours from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., is held in an effort to raise

funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society and symbolizes the life of a cancer patient, with the darkness marking the diagnosis and the fight and the sunrise symbolizing hope and the promise of recovery. This year, participants surpassed their fundraising goal of $100,000, and that number continues to rise as several donations are still being counted, said Bridget Popovic, one of the event co-chairs. During the opening ceremony, Imerman explained that after his experience with cancer, he knew it was his duty to spread awareness about the illness and volunteer to give hope to those who are in a time of need. He said more than anything, during his journey, he felt “terrified,” and he aims to address these feelings to help other patients. “Much more important than my personal story with cancer is the duty of the cured,” Imerman said. “What can we, the survivors, do to change the system, make it better, to find a crack, to look at the system and say ‘here’s what’s missing, this could be better?’” » See RELAY, page 6

In an effort to share cultures and foster campus community, AIESEC and Deering Days collaborated to organize Global Village event on Saturday at Deering Meadow. The event was held in an effort to give students the opportunity to experience of a variety of different cultures, said Helen Lee, president of Northwestern’s chapter of AIESEC. “One of the main goals of our organization is to spread understanding through cultural exchange, and this is kind of the perfect way to do it on a micro scale, like at our University,” Lee said. More than 20 students groups were represented at the event, including the Fiedler Hillel Center, Rainbow Alliance and Muslim-cultural Student Association. The groups set up booths on the meadow and served food, with many displaying posters and flyers detailing more information about their organizations. During the event, several music and dance groups also performed to showcase their work.

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going global More than 20 student groups set up booths at Global Village on Saturday, a collaborative event between AIESEC and Deering Days. The event was held on Deering Meadow this year in an effort to expand and foster campus community.

This year, AIESEC partnered with Deering Days for the first time in an effort to expand the event and make it more accessible to the larger community. The new collaboration allowed for it to be moved outside to Deering Meadow, in contrast to past years when it was held in Parkes Hall. “We really want more people to get involved so more people can interact

with each other,” Lee said. Deering Days took on the responsibility of organizing the logistics surrounding the event, including communicating with the University and obtaining the necessary facilities to hold the program on Deering Meadow. » See global village, page 7

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Around Town Annual YEA! Day showcases local children’s art By alice yin

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Evanston’s streets were packed Saturday with colorful paintings, drawings and sculptures created by local youth in an annual art festival held by Young Evanston Artists. YEA!, a nonprofit dedicated to cultivating artistic talent in Evanston’s children, displayed the work of 1000 students on the corner of Chicago Avenue and Dempster Street near Trader Joe’s from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The festival, YEA! Day, has been Evanston tradition for 27 years, with more than 40 schools, from pre-kindergarten to high school, in the area participating and more than 4,000 people attending each year, according to YEA!’s website. “I think the biggest part of art is having people be able to see it,� said Marisa Hernandez, an art teacher at Oakton Elementary School who helped organize the showcase. “I always tell my students that no one’s going to dig in your sketchbook ... so you’re going to have to learn how to display it and be confident.� Boards of colorings and self-portraits stood at the intersection, attracting the interest of pedestrians in the Chicago-Dempster business district. Attendees admired paintings hanging from clotheslines as they listened to music from live performers. A section of Dempster Street was blocked off to make room for tables of merchandise, shelves of student-made pottery and an instrument set. The preparation for the showcase was a yearlong process, in which students maintained portfolios and selected their favorite works to display. The

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SNAPSHOTS A woman photographs art created by local students at an Evanston festival Saturday hosted by the Young Evanston Artists foundation. Known as YEA! Day, the annual event showcases the work of about 1,000 students from pre-kindergarten through high school.

process was geared toward ensuring the students would understand “what being an artist in the world would be like,� Hernandez said. About 500 kids also participated in a performing arts element of the festival, in which school orchestras, choirs, dance groups and other performance groups displayed their talents at scheduled presentations. “It’s just really great to see all this celebration of art that it seems like Evanston is really valuing,� said

Glenview resident Jane Enis. “The humanities ‌ (are) an important part of our culture and unfortunately a lot of schools are cutting this. That’s a real mistake because kids really learn from this.â€? This year, YEA! plans to increase its community impact by being a beneficiary for Whole Foods’ One Dime at a Time fundraiser, providing summer arts programming in Evanston. YEA! also plans to work with Blick Art Materials to help teachers underwrite art supply purchases.

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A Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright spoke Saturday to about 70 Northwestern students and faculty about her creative process and the progression of her career. The event, sponsored by Vertigo Productions, the Dramatists Guild and the Agnes Nixon Festival, featured Annie Baker, and was held at the Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts. Baker won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in drama for “The Flick,” a play about a small New England movie theater and its employees. She also won Obie Awards for her plays “The Aliens” and “Circle Mirror Transformation” and has written an adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s “Uncle Vanya.” Communication lecturer Laura Schellhardt moderated the event and asked Baker questions submitted by students and faculty. Attendees also had the opportunity to ask questions at the event. The talk was attended mostly by undergraduate students, who asked about topics ranging from theatrical conventions Baker hoped would change in the future to how to tell if an idea is good enough to develop into a play. At the beginning of the event, Baker talked about her first attempt at playwriting, when she applied to a student playwriting contest at age 16 but was afraid to submit her play. She said starting out as a writer, her talent didn’t quite live up to her taste and she found herself struggling to write the theater she wanted to see. Baker said she frequently works with director Sam Gold, and she bonded with him over theatrical conventions they both dislike. “Some of the things that Sam and I hated so much had to do with theater trying to be more like film and television, trying to cover up its ‘theaterness,’” she said. “One of the things the two of us discovered we both hated so much were ‘pop-y’ theater transitions with loud music to try to keep the audience excited and cover up the fact that

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trust the pros Annie Baker, a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, speaks Saturday at the Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts. During the event, Baker discussed how her career progressed and offered advice for budding playwrights.

people were awkwardly moving chairs on and off the stage.” Wyatt Fair, Communication junior and incoming Vertigo playwriting chair, said as a theater student, he had a lot of the same thoughts and ideas as Baker about the artistic process. “It was enlightening to see someone who really focuses on the space that she wants create through her plays,” he said. “I know her writing fairly well and I think she doesn’t worry about theater being theatrical ... as an actor and a young playwright, it was enlightening for me for both processes.” Communication sophomore Eva Victor, the incoming development director for Vertigo Productions, said Vertigo was enthusiastic about bringing Baker to NU through a partnership with the Dramatists Guild in New York City. “When we heard Annie Baker would be in town this weekend, we freaked out. We were so excited,” she said. “Vertigo has never sponsored an event like this before, so I think with our new

relationship with the Dramatists Guild, we’re very fortunate and excited about what kind of opportunity we could give to students here and to the campus by bringing in new, inspiring playwrights.” During the event, one student asked Baker what plays she would recommend to aspiring actors and dramatists to read. She said it depends on the person’s individual taste, and encouraged students to read other genres, becoming scholars as well as artists. “Read novels, read philosophy and read history,” she said. “I do feel like there’s this tunnel vision that happens with dramatic writing students in playwriting or screenwriting where you think you should just be reading plays and watching movies, and I think that’s a huge mistake. I feel like we should be grappling with politics in our roles as artists and the history of not just theater, but the world.” jordanharrison2017@u.northwestern.edu

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NU should add athletic credit to grad requirements trevor stoimenoff Daily columnist

It has always been my belief that everybody should find a sport they enjoy at a young age and continue with that sport for as long as possible. Being involved in a sport has taught me so many things, and it has provided discipline that extends throughout all trades of life. The physical aspect of being an athlete is important too, but it was never the main reason why I participated in athletics. Nowadays, we are seeing both the obesity rate and the mortality rate from preventable deaths rise. It is obvious that we need to do something about this, and one place we need to start is on college campuses. The Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences has a distribution requirement system that requires students to explore all fields of study, but the system is missing some sort of physical education requirement. Many schools I visited when applying to college required students to enroll in at least one semester of either a sport or an exercise course. Northwestern is constantly stressing togetherness, and one benefit of an athletic credit would be that it would bring the student body

closer. Sports force people to work together and act as a team, so this type of camaraderie would certainly facilitate this. If it were a freshman requirement, it would even help new students make friends and meet new people on campus right away. Getting students active is one step toward raising our awareness of how we treat our bodies, and requiring a physical component would be a step in the right direction. It often happens that people who are overweight later in life developed negative habits when they were younger. Requiring a sport or exercise course would stress the fact that it is important to develop a positive attitude toward being active early in your life and that going out and getting exercise is not as terrifying as people think. Furthermore, the distribution requirements are something the University — which encourages a liberal arts education amidst a research institution — is proud of. Including physical activity as part of the requirements would make NU’s approach even more well-rounded. An example of this is at Cornell University, where incoming

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freshmen are required to take and pass a swimming test before they are allowed to graduate, and if they cannot pass it, they have to enroll in a beginner’s swim class in place of the test. Not only does this stress the importance of exercise, it is also something Cornell is known for, something unique that expresses how much Cornell cares about creating a well-rounded student. The requirement would not have to be tedious or tiresome. Courses can be created that fit all ranges of interest: Tennis, running, basketball, squash, football and Frisbee are just a few of the many options the University would have in designing a physical component to add to their requirements. By creating a wide range of options, it could be a fun start to a Northwestern freshman’s time here, and along with freshman seminars, it would be part of their requisite education that would send them along the right path for the rest of their time here. If NU did create this requirement, I would be thrilled. The impact that sports have on your everyday life is something hard to replace with anything else, an impact that would make a huge difference in the personal and academic careers of NU students. Trevor Stoimenoff is a Weinberg sophomore. He can be reached at trevorstoimenoff2016@u.northwestern.edu. If you would like to respond publicly to this column, send a Letter to the Editor to opinion@dailynorthwestern.com.

Solange-Jay Z fight reveals Davis exemplifies balance expectations of celebrities of radicalism, success heiwon shin

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Solange and Jay Z’s recent elevator fight is the talk of the town. Because Solange and Jay Z are Beyonce’s sister and husband, respectively, it has been easy to speculate about the imperfections of the entire family. We see only perfection portrayed in the media, so when we see a family brawl that can happen to any average family, we are astounded to learn that the seemingly perfect celebrities like Queen Bey and Jay Z had an imperfect moment. For one, this is an issue of privacy. Clearly, the employee who leaked this surveillance video clip to the media was in the wrong. To make matters worse, celebrity gossip website TMZ and other mass media outlets took advantage of the situation, recognizing it was a highly interesting piece of private lives rarely made public. We have come to accept a lack of privacy as the status quo. Rather than something that people can naturally assume or take for granted, privacy has become something people, especially celebrities, must actively search for. Privacy is something that can be sold by people who originally did not have the right to do so. We often see someone else’s privacy being sold off to

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multiple people and media outlets. But on another level, this incident shows how we have formed unattainable standards of perfection. Humans make mistakes, and we are not perfect. That’s what makes us humans. Somehow celebrities and public figures seem to get no leeway. Beyonce and her family are human beings, too. We want to see ideals in the form of our idols. We want to see the concept of perfection embodied. We can’t get enough of public images, say in concerts or red carpet scenes. So mass media has moved on to share elements of celebrities’ private lives, including what they look like and do in private. Many celebrities control and extend their polished and perfected looks to private lives that are exposed to the media, further creating the seamless images celebrities are by and large associated with. It’s difficult to say which came first, the chicken or the egg. One way or another, we can’t deal with reality, we want fantasy and for the most part we get plenty of fantasy in the media. Media — especially fashion magazines — take it a step further with photoshopped images. Models and celebrities already have aboveaverage looks, bodie, and personas but with tweakings and selection, we see and are flooded with unattainable ideals. What makes it worse is that we aspire to be like these celebrities and their polished images. Combine idealism with hyper-obsessiveness and you get danger. As we deny reality and its “faults,” we leave no room for anyone to breathe because we first impose a strict standard of perfection onto the celebrities, and then we force ourselves to live up to a certain trickled-down standard of perfection. “Like in a movie” used to be an expression for something that was ideal but that we clearly knew would not happen in real life. But it isn’t anymore. Now, we cannot differentiate between the actual reality and the “movie” reality. By mixing up the two different “realities,” we do things that are unhealthy for our minds and bodies. When I was a child and I read the “Ozma of Oz,” there was a scene where Princess Langwidere was asking to switch heads with Dorothy. The thing is, the witch had a whole closet of heads. She changed her head whenever she felt like it. Back in the naive days when I did not know about plastic surgery, I could put away my horrors because I believed it could not happen in real life. What horrifies me is to know that we are changing ourselves to become a false sense of “perfection” that we condone and see in the media. Rather than butting through someone else’s life by saying what should or should not be, we should let the individuals themselves figure out their own problems. Intervention in a private life should not be a thing, especially on a mass scale. Heiwon Shin is a Medill freshman. She can be reached at heiwonshin2017@u.northwestern.edu. If you would like to respond publicly to this column, send a Letter to the Editor to opinion@dailynorthwestern.com.

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Before college, I thought growing up meant figuring out how to change the world. I read about the many attempts throughout history to create utopian societies, I challenged adults who defended conventional beliefs and most of all I dreamt of building a better place to live. Since coming to college, however, I have mostly given up such ways. Writers such as David Brooks and Ross Douthat have noted how colleges attract and encourage a student body that conforms. It has been my experience that Northwestern in particular takes such a stance, whether it is the obsession with resumes or the unwavering enthusiasm for campus tradition. Every so often, though, I am reminded of my childhood dream and reinspired to make a difference, to rattle the system. Recently, such a reminder came in the form of Angela Davis. In the late 1960s, a young Angela Davis joined the Communist Party and began working with the Black Panthers. Because her beliefs stood in contrast to the political climate, she was fired from her teaching position at UCLA. Later that year, her involvement in an attack at a courthouse earned her kidnapping and murder charges. Knowing she was innocent, Davis left California and was consequently placed on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list, arrested in New York and imprisoned for 18 months. Although she was eventually acquitted, she forfeited none of her revolutionary beliefs and has continued controversial political action ever since. This spring, however, Angela Davis returned to teach at UCLA for the first time in more than 40 years. How did such a radical manage to make her way back to the place that had tossed her aside? Because she is a particular type of radical. Angela Davis’ radicalism is rational, practical and a shining example for any free-thinking young person. At a time when the humanities are often the butt of jokes — even Neil deGrasse Tyson has publicly derided their value — Angela Davis, once a philosophy major, is a sign of hope. She takes very few moderate stances, but none without good reason. Davis is a vegan, not because it’s the latest thing but because people who are violent to other people have often learned to enjoy it by enacting violence on animals. She is a prison abolitionist, not because she fears punishment but because she believes evidence has shown that education and healthcare are more effective.

Davis has proven that there is still a demand for theoretical wisdom so long as it is based in reality. To clarify, she should not be considered a role model merely because of the particular opinions she holds. In fact, to simply align one’s beliefs with Davis’ because she happens to hold them — to argue from authority — would be to miss the point entirely. The idea is that one should not be ashamed to hold radical beliefs so long as they are sincere and grounded. It is precisely this nuance that separates her lucid insights from romantic nonsense. What she should be lauded for is that her whole What she life has stood in should be contradiction to the distinction lauded for is between theory that her whole and practice. life has stood in As a humanities student, I often contradiction to encounter radical the distinction ideas I find particularly appealing, between theory but I often doubt I and practice. ... will ever be able to She is a reminder implement them in real life. She is that action is a reminder that not necessarily action is not necessarily blind and blind and that that thoughtfulness thoughtfulness is not necessaris not necessarily ily idle. The best of both worlds is idle. feasible. In a televised interview, Davis said that Herbert Marcuse, a famous 20th-century philosopher, taught her that it was possible to be “an academic, an activist, a scholar and a revolutionary.” Of course, Davis would be the first to criticize radicalism for its own sake. That is, being a contrarian is not a categorical imperative. Instead, she has repeatedly said we ought to remember that the way things are is not reason enough for determining how things will be or ought to be. This is not a groundbreaking insight, but it is one too often neglected in discourse at Northwestern. Angela Davis will speak Monday in Fisk Hall at 7 p.m. If you only go to one talk this year, make it hers.

Jonathan Roach is a Weinberg sophomore. He can be reached at jonathankramerroach2016@u.northwestern.edu. If you would like to respond publicly to this column, send a Letter to the Editor to opinion@ dailynorthwestern.com.


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Masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Recital: Yu Han, piano 6 p.m., Lutkin Student of Alan Chow Works by Schubert, Mozart, and Brahms Masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Recital: Benjamin Michael, piano 8:30 p.m., Lutkin Student of James Giles Works by Beethoven, Liszt, DQG3URNRĂ&#x20AC;HY

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Nicholas Ritter, EDVVRRQ 6 p.m., Lutkin Student of Lewis Kirk and Christopher Millard Works by Maslanka, Larsen, and Williams Masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Recital: Jeffrey Leung, VD[RSKRQH 6 p.m., Regenstein Student of Timothy McAllister Works by Wanamaker, Staniland, Scelsi, and Albright

Senior Recital: Bryce Quinn Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Tierney, YLROLQ and Maris Maeve Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Tierney, VRSUDQR 3 p.m., Vail Chapel Student of Frank Almond Works by Tosti, Barber, Bach, Vaughan Williams, and Lasser

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Senior Recital: Ellen Morris, piano 3 p.m., Lutkin Student of Sylvia Wang Works by Mozart, Brahms, Bernstein, and Poulenc

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Thomas White, GRXEOHEDVV 3 p.m., Regenstein Student of Andrew Raciti Works by Vanhal, Bach, Johnson, and Gliere

Adam Rothenberg,SLDQR 6 p.m., Lutkin Student of James Giles Works by Bach, Haydn, Sheil, Chopin, Bates, and Kapustin

Richard Mazuski, FHOOR 8:30 p.m., Lutkin Student of Hans Jensen Works by Bach, Locatelli, Brahms, Delius, and more

Doctoral Recital: EunAe Lee,SLDQR 8:30 p.m., Lutkin Student of James Giles Works by Auerbach, Ravel, and Liszt

Masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Recital: Mitchell Nissen, EDVVWURPERQH 6 p.m., Regenstein Student of Michael Mulcahy and Randall Hawes Works by Stevens, Gillingham, Shostakovich, and Schubert

Masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Recital: Francisco Delgado,EDVVRRQ 8:30 p.m., Regenstein Student of Christopher Millard and Lewis Kirk Works by Griebling-Haigh, Bonneau, Tansman, and more

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Senior Recital: Alexis Leon, EDVVRRQ 6 p.m., Regenstein Student of Lewis Kirk and Christopher Millard Works by Busser, Hurlstone, Bitsch, and Poulenc Masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Recital: Gabriel Roberson, EDVVWURPERQH 8:30 p.m., Regenstein Student of Michael Mulcahy Works by Gillingham, White, Sulek, Tomasi, and Apon

Jason Byer, baritone 12 p.m., Lutkin Student of Sunny Joy Langton Works by Wolf, Mozart, Ravel, Schumann, and more Masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Recital: Orin Larson, WURPERQH 12 p.m., Regenstein Student of Michael Mulcahy Works by Creston, Brahms, Salzedo, and Hindemith

Senior Recital: Austin Taylor, VD[RSKRQH 12 p.m., Lutkin Student of Timothy McAllister Works by Marcello, Etezady, Desenclos, and more

Materâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Recital: Jose Verduzco, JXLWDU 6 p.m., Lutkin Student of Anne Waller Works by Milan, Narvaez, Sanz, Sor, Albeniz, and more Masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Recital: Emelinda Escobar, YLROLQ 6 p.m., Regenstein Student of Gerardo Ribeiro Works by Mozart, Sibelius, and Williams Senior Recital: Melody Lin, piano 8:30 p.m., Lutkin Student of Sylvia Wang Works by Beethoven, Liszt, 3URNRĂ&#x20AC;HYDQG/RNXPEH

Masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Recital: Siu Chung Chair, FODULQHW 8:30 p.m., Regenstein Student of Steve Cohen Works by Debussy, Stravinsky, Lovreglio, and Mozart

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ARTica participates in int’l Empty Bowls Project By annie bruce

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Members of the Northwestern community gathered in ARTica Studios on Friday to make bowls in an effort to support hunger fighting organizations. Friday’s event was the second of three three-hour sessions in which individuals have the opportunity to make bowls by hand or on the pottery wheel for the Empty Bowls Project, culminating in an event June 3, when the bowls will be sold and the money given to local organizations fighting hunger. The Empty Bowls Project is an international organization focused on fighting against hunger, with this year marking the first time NU has participated in an Empty Bowls event. Wendy Miller, the artist in residence at ARTica, said she has tried to bring Empty Bowls to NU for several years. Communication sophomore Bria Royal, a supervisor at ARTica, was the first student to express interest in taking on the project, Miller said. “It’s a really nice way for potters to do something they love and contribute to the community,” Miller said. Royal said she became interested in the project because it gives people a chance to give back on campus. “One thing I felt we were lacking in ARTica, and I guess just in Norris in general, is more philanthropic work,” she said. “I just wanted to find an opportunity to bring that to Northwestern, through ARTica

Relay

From page 1 Imerman founded his own organization, called Imerman Angels. The team gives one-on-one cancer support to fighters, survivors and caregivers, through matching individuals who have gone through similar experiences together to work as mentors and supporters for each other. The organization was founded on the basis that no one should have to go through the experience alone. Imerman ended his talk by explaining that time is everything and encouraging attendees to check for the illness and go to the doctor if they have any concerns. He then opened up the forum to questions from attendees. One individual asked whether he has seen patients who, after being diagnosed, immediately want to give up the fight and how he responds to this. “People do start that way, that they don’t even want to fight sometimes because they’re so scared,” Imerman said. “Our job is to get in there and prove to them that there’s hope.” At the end of the ceremony, caregivers were

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bowling for Soup Community members create bowls in ARTica on Friday to support hunger-fighting organizations. This is the first year Northwestern is a part of the international Empty Bowls Project.

specifically.” Royal said the project gives students the opportunity to combine service and art. “(It’s for) students who just want a way to express themselves and still be helping for a bigger cause at

the same time,” she said. Evanston Township High School has participated in the project for years, and Royal and Miller attended an ETHS event earlier this academic year to get ideas for NU’s own version.

thanked for the impact they make in the life of a cancer patient and, along with survivors, were asked to walk the first lap around the track. As they walked, participants cheered them on before all attendees walked a lap together to start off the relay. Throughout the night, participants walked around the track and participated in several organized activities. Programming included performances from multiple student groups, including BLAST and Graffiti, a hypnotist show, a yoga session and karaoke. Prior to the event, several profit shares were organized with local Evanston businesses, including World of Beer and Envy, to further fundraising efforts in addition to fundraisers put on at the actual event. Popovic said one of the biggest changes this year was moving the Luminaria Ceremony outdoors. “It creates a very unique atmosphere, having it outdoors, in the dark and just being able to see every individual bag lit,” she said. “(It) just makes everything that much more special.” Weinberg freshman Jourdan Dorrell, a member of Relay’s survivorship committee, said her team

was responsible for organizing the ceremony and the survivor reception. Dorrell, along with other students, made a speech during this year’s ceremony. Every attendee was also given a glowstick, all of which were lit by the end of the ceremony. These elements were added to make the event more personal and were meant to demonstrate visually that everyone has been affected by cancer in some way, even if indirectly, Dorrell said. Dorrell said she had a personal connection with the cause and was touched by the ceremony. She said she, along with many other participants, dropped their glowstick in the bag they made to commemorate a loved one lost to the disease and to honor those currently fighting. “I did it because I’m like, ‘I want to make my dad’s brighter,’ so I just dropped my glowstick in there and a lot of people did that. And I thought that was cool to see that everyone was looking to honor theirs and take that silence and find their bag and light it a bit brighter,” she said. She said Relay For Life has a more personal element and brings the community together while supporting a cause that affects so many people.

Royal and Miller set a goal of 100 bowls to be completed this year but hope to expand the event next year. Royal said she is confident the organization will meet its goal. Last week, about 12 people participated with 20 bowls completed by the end of the night. At the June 3 event, which will be held in Norris University Center, attendees can make a donation to buy a bowl, pick one up and then fill the bowls with soup. Royal said the money from the event will go to a local food pantry or organizations such as soup kitchens and homeless shelters. She added herself and Miller will assess the need of local pantries, kitchens and shelters to decide where to donate the money. Miller said the spring and summer are an especially important time to give money to hungerfighting organizations. “One of the things we learned was that summertime is actually a time of great need for hunger-fighting organizations,” she said. “People are always very giving around Christmas and Thanksgiving, and then they kind of forget about it in the summer.” Lindsey Madison, a graduate student in chemistry, said she has taken pottery classes at ARTica for about four years. Following the Empty Bowls event, she said it provides an opportunity for communitybuilding and service. “It’s a really great way to give back to the community that’s fun,” she said. “It’s nice to think my pottery can go to serve a much better cause and help feed people.” annebruce2015@u.northwestern.edu “I just liked having my friends there and experiencing that knowing that they were there for me,” Dorrell said. “I think it’s just a nice community building moment at Northwestern.” At the end of the event, the teams who raised the most funds included the men’s basketball team, followed by the combined team of Pi Beta Phi and Phi Delta Theta, the team of Phi Mu Alpha and Sigma Alpha Iota and the team of Alpha Chi Omega and Sigma Nu. Popovic said the event represented an important part of her life, noting she became involved in Relay after losing her father to cancer and watching her mother suffer with the disease. She said she believes a cure to cancer can be found soon if individuals continue to fundraise and support research. “Hopefully one day people won’t have to go through what I did and lose their parent to cancer, have a parent who’s still undergoing cancer treatments or have a loved one or any other friend going through the disease,” she said. “A world without cancer would be fantastic.” rebeccasavransky2015@u.northwestern.edu

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Battle

From page 1 Gandolfo said that learning “Roses” by Outkast was the band’s hardest challenge. However, it is the cover that comes closest to their targeted blend of music. All members of Syndicate 119 — Gandolfo, Alex Warshawsky, Cameron Kerl, Curtis Boysen, Julius Tucker, Kamila Muhammad, Katharine Hedlund, Michael Jones and Thaddeus Tukes — are in the jazz program in Bienen School of Music. Warshawsky, a freshman, said the style of Syndicate 119 a direction away from jazz, as it incorporates hip-hop, funk and R&B styles as well. “We call it groove music, party music,” Warshawsky said. “It just kind of brings all those influences together. Then, when we have the instrumentals plus the rappers on top, I think it adds a really cool vibe.” Medill junior and former Daily staffer Gideon Resnick and Communication junior Adam Slater, the two members of Appomattox Traphouse, are both rappers and write all of their verses. Slater said combining with Syndicate 119 is probably the “coolest” collaboration they could have achieved. “They’re all very well trained, and it’s very to cool to play live music with them because we’ve never had that chance,” Slater said. Even after their win, there’s still a lot to do before Dillo Day, Gandolfo said. The set for Dillo

Lacrosse From page 8

overtime,” DeRonda said. “We all trust each other a lot, we’ve played together for a while, and I think just moving the ball and being unselfish has made this team be successful. I just happened to be there, it could have been anyone.” That movement translated to efficiency on the field, which made up for execution which was lacking elsewhere. The Gators shot 25 times to the Cats’ 18, picked up 24 ground balls to the Cats’ 16 and turned the ball over only nine times against 14 giveaways from NU. But Leonard stepped up where it counted, nabbing 16 draw controls to Florida’s 11, with the senior crediting her teammates on the circle with coming up with possessions. The Cats also capitalized on four of five free position shots. The Gators only scored on one of their

Day is 45 minutes long, and Syndicated Traphouse has never performed together for that amount of time. With original songs written by the band members, Syndicated Traphouse will continue to develop their set. The band will also try to incorporate some of When the other styles of music they heard at Battle of you get a group the Bands. that really gels “It’s going to be a lot together ... it’s of putting together a big pool of all the stuff really easy to that we know between just get stuff us and Appomattox,” done. Gandolfo said. “They know what we like best, Alex Gandolfo, what will flow best in the Weinberg/Bienen 45 minute set.” sophomore During Battle of the Bands, Warshawsky watched the other bands go before his and said it was nerve-wracking playing last because he wanted to create the same level of energy as the other competitors. “Once we were up there and it was clear that the audience had that same energy, at that point it just became a lot of fun,” Warshawsky said.

stephaniekelly2017@u.northwestern.edu three 8-meter chances. NU plays Maryland on Friday for a chance to advance to the NCAA championship game May 25 against the winner of No. 6 Virginia and No. 2 Syracuse. Amonte Hiller holds a 4-1 record against her alma mater, who themselves boast a sterling 21-1 record on the season. Despite the disparity in record, Amonte Hiller said her team has now proven itself when it counts. “I’m really proud of this team this year,” Amonte Hiller said. “A lot of people had counted them out, and I’m just really proud of the way that they displayed their talent on the field today. That Florida team is a very, very good team. We’re capable of competing with anyone, and we’ve shown that. We’re very excited to have the opportunity to play another day.” avawallace2015@u.northwestern.edu

Global Village From page 1

“AIESEC did everything with getting the student groups and working with us to make sure we got everything students groups needed, and we did all the rentals, everything that would be needed physically for the meadow,” said Medill sophomore Haley Hinkle, president of Deering Days. Hinkle added that she was also one of the leaders of the fundraising efforts for the event which included writing proposals to several departments and requesting funds from Associated Student Government. In the past, Hinkle said multiple departments have contributed funds for the event. To advertise for Global Village, Hinkle said the group did a lot of outreach both through the participating organizations’ networks and social media. “We really tried to tap into some groups and get them excited so that they would get all of their friends and fans excited as well,” she said. Weinberg freshman Jessica Yang, a member of the Chinese Students Association, worked at the organization’s booth and said the group has participated in the event for several years. She said she was enjoying the event, noting that the group’s table ran out of food within a half hour. “We just want the community to know more about us and events we do,” Yang said. “We do this every year, its sort of a tradition, so we’re just keeping up the tradition.”

Softball

From page 8 regional championship on Saturday, needing two wins over the Huskies to advance. Washington was coming off of two run-rule victories against Iona and BYU and played like the fresher team Saturday. Despite the lopsided final, the Wildcats were in the game until a big fifth inning from Washington put it out of reach. Sophomore Kristen Wood gave up 3 runs on seven hits in 3 1/3 innings, before being relieved by Albanese. The senior stranded two batters in scoring position to keep the deficit to 3 runs. However, the NU hitters couldn’t muster up any run support against Washington ace

The Hawaii Club also had a booth, and members said they have participated for several years. The group said they were trying to represent Hawaiian culture in addition to raising awareness about the club. “Just getting news out about Hawaii Club, because not a whole lot of people know about us but we just like to have a good time, we like to eat food, do some Hula dancing and just enjoy the culture of Hawaii,” Weinberg sophomore Miriam Bohlmann Kunz, said. Hinkle said she was excited about the event and what it promotes. She added that gathering so many different groups together created a space where students have the opportunity to learn about the organizations they may not know about to further foster community. “(Students) could come here to a common space that we’re all familiar with with their friends and try a lot of different things and learn about a lot of things they might not have otherwise,” Hinkle said. Lee said although this event gives students a taste of another culture, which serves as a good start, the organization is also using the day as a way to promote its opportunities for students to go abroad. “My main goal for the Northwestern students is that they come, maybe learn something about a different culture, try their cuisine, and maybe they even take the step and actually decide to go immerse themselves in a culture which I think is honestly the best way to do it,” Lee said. rebeccasavransky2015@u.northwestern.edu Kaitlin Inglesby, who allowed just five hits on the day. Meanwhile, Washington seemed to figure out Albanese, who pitched a complete game four-hitter in a 4-2 victory over the Huskies in February. Washington broke open the game in the fifth after a bases loaded walk and Fagaly’s grand slam. Seniors Allard and Mari Majam put up back-to-back singles in their final at-bats as Wildcats. After Allard stole second, Inglesby retired the next three Wildcat batters, ending the game and NU’s season. The team has now appeared in the regional championship game in six of the past ten years. huzaifapatel2017@u.northwestern.edu

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Women’s Golf 20 NCAA Championships, Tuesday-Friday MAY

We just wanted to put that aggressiveness into 60 minutes of good lacrosse. — Kelly Amonte Hiller, lacrosse coach

Monday, May 19, 2014

NU bounced from NCAA Regionals By huzaifa patel

the daily northwestern @HuzaifaPatel95

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A decade of dominance Cats top Gators to reach 10th straight Final Four

Northwestern

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No. 8 Washington

In what proved to be an up-anddown weekend in Seattle, Northwestern battled back from an opening-game defeat to earn a spot in the NCAA regional championship but fell Saturday in five innings to host Washington. Down 5-0 in the fifth inning, the Huskies’ (36-13) Hooch Fagaly launched a grand slam to extend Washington’s lead and dash the Wildcats’ (35-18) NCAA Tournament hopes. NU reached Saturday’s championship by navigating the doubleelimination bracket. The Cats began postseason play Thursday with a loss to Brigham Young. After the two teams were locked in a pitchers’ duel for five innings, the Cougars broke the game open with 5 runs in the fifth inning and went on to win 7-2. “We let the game get away from us a little bit giving up that big inning,” coach Kate Drohan said. “I thought we had some moments, especially with (senior outfielder Emily) Allard’s big hit to get us back in the game.” NU rebounded with a strong day Friday. After thrashing Iona 14-4 in six innings, the Cats got their revenge against BYU, winning 8-3 to earn a trip to the regional championships. Junior outfielder Andrea DiPrima starred against Iona, picking up two hits and 5 RBIs. “I think we did a good job seeing

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the pitches we wanted to hit and taking advantage of it,” DiPrima said. “Once one person gets going, the rest of us go. We really did a good job of sticking with our plan.” The Wildcats were also powered by the performance of senior pitcher Sammy Albanese, who entered in relief against BYU. After freshman Nicole Bond struggled on the hill, Albanese provided the Cats with six scoreless innings. “I come in there with the mindset that I’m going to help my team,” Albanese said. “Whether I come in in the second inning or the seventh, I’m going to do whatever I can to get our team on track.” NU’s bats also had a breakthrough performance against BYU. After struggling to pick up timely hits in Thursday’s tilt, they responded with a strong team performance Friday, as five different Cats players picked up two hits. “We had tremendous focus and even better energy,” Drohan said. “I really liked the way we played softball today. It was a long day for us, but we dug down deep and played one pitch at a time.” A combination of timely hitting and a dominant performance from Albanese was the difference against BYU. Despite the slip-up on Thursday, the Cats earned a spot in the » See softball, page 7

Softball Brian Lee/Daily Senior Staffer

PITCH imperfect Run prevention was a problem for Northwestern in the two defeats that ended the Wildcats’ NCAA Tournament run. Kristen Wood gave up 3 runs in 3 1/3 innings in the deciding game.

Lacrosse Brian Lee/Daily Senior Staffer

hey there DERONDA Senior attack Kat DeRonda fires a shot in Northwestern’s April 19 loss to Florida. In Saturday’s rematch, DeRonda scored the game-winner in overtime, helping the Wildcats beat the Gators 12-11.

By ava wallace

daily senior staffer @AvaRWallace

No. 5 Northwestern

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No. 4 Florida

At the end of the day, Northwestern came through in the game that mattered most. After losing to Florida twice this season, the No. 5 Wildcats (14-6) defeated the No. 4 Gators (18-3) on Saturday afternoon in Gainesville, Florida in the quarterfinals of the NCAA championship, 12-11. The final goal came in the second threeminute period of overtime. It was NU’s 10th game of the season decided by a single goal, of which the team has now won five. The Cats now travel to Towson, Maryland, to face top-seeded Maryland in the semifinal round. NU has now made 10 straight Final Fours. NU’s strategy didn’t differ much from the first two meetings. First, senior draw control specialist Alyssa Leonard won on the circle. Although the Cats bested the Gators in draw controls the two previous times, winning the circle was nonetheless a focal point of Leonard’s postseason plan. Second, the defense contained Shannon Gilroy, the nation’s leading goal-scorer who averages over four

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goals per game, to three tallies. Finally, and most importantly, the Cats maintained their aggressiveness and intensity for a full 60 minutes, or, in this case, 66. Lastminute runs and early-game leads weren’t going to cut it this time, so NU stepped up competitively. Finally being able to put those three elements together successfully made the win that much more special for NU. “Florida is such an unbelievable team, obviously they’ve tested us greatly this season and beat us twice... It just makes this win pretty special for us,” coach Kelly Amonte Hiller said. “Offensively, we wanted to be aggressive. We played our best when we were aggressive against them, we just wanted to put that aggressiveness into 60 minutes of good lacrosse.” The teams’ third meeting this season saw both teams trade runs throughout the game. The first three streaks, two from the Gators with one from the Wildcats in between,

saw four interrupted goals a side. NU’s last run took the score from an 8-5 Florida lead to a 10-9 NU advantage with 9:15 left in the game, when the Gators tied the game at 10 apiece. After Florida’s Lauren Lea, who notched a pair Saturday, and senior Kat DeRonda, who scored a hat trick, traded goals the game was tied at 11-11. NU had the ball last in regulation, but couldn’t get a shot away to stave off overtime. Then, with 16 seconds left in the second three-minute session, DeRonda took a pass from junior attack Kara Mupo, drove to the goal from Florida goalie Cara Canington’s left side, dodged and scored the game-winning shot. Canington replaced starting goalie Mary-Sean Wilcox, who had played nearly three quarters of the game before being switched out after senior Kate Macdonald’s second goal of the day. Both DeRonda and Leonard credited the offense’s movement against Florida in creating the open opportunities that had often evaded NU in the two previous losses. “We moved the ball really well the whole game, I thought that really showed in the last few seconds of » See Lacrosse, page 7

Men’s Golf

Cats finish distant last at NCAA Regionals in Texas By Kevin casey

daily senior staffer @KevinCasey19

The season is over for the Wildcats, and it wasn’t much of a final performance. Northwestern placed last in the NCAA San Antonio Regional on Saturday, failing to beat or even tie any of the other 12 teams in action at the Briggs Ranch Golf Club. Needing to place in the top five to advance to NCAA Championships, the Cats fell 47 shots short of a final-spot playoff and an astounding 19 shots behind the 12th-place team. For a squad with identity issues this spring, it wasn’t tough to imagine the season closing this weekend. NU, after all, was only the tournament’s No. 10 seed. But this type of performance?

Straight out of left field. “It was by far the worst regional tournament we’ve ever played,” coach Pat Goss said. “And it was just as we seemed to be making progress in the spring. It was disappointing not to finish and have a chance to advance.” OK, maybe there was one sign that this performance could be on hand. Goss decided to rearrange the lineup from Big Ten Championships, moving redshirt sophomore Scott Smith and junior Bennett Lavin to the bench and promoting sophomore Josh Jamieson and senior John Callahan to the starting brigade. It was a move designed for a top-fiveor-bust effort. “We felt the lineup we played at Big Tens would be tough to advance with,” Goss said. “We decided to roll the dice a little bit and see if we could put some players in in John and Josh who were both more high risk in that their poor

golf wasn’t as good but their good golf showed a lot of upside.” Of course that meant the bottom would fall out if these inserts pulled out their bad golf, and that’s exactly what happened. The duo combined for three rounds in the 80s and zero scores below 78, with Jamieson placing 73rd and Callahan 75th out of 75 competitors. That only explains part of the issue though. Placing last is a collaborative effort, and the other three members of the team obliged. Junior Matthew Negri, who previously had solidified consistent No. 3 play, opened in 80 and ended in 81, cracking out a tie for 70th. Senior Jack Perry started strong with a 70 but faded to a tie for 35th. Andrew Whalen had the most promising performance going at 1 under par through 34 holes. But over the final 20, the sophomore dropped 10 strokes to pair and plummeted to a tie for 52nd.

Whalen attributed the stunning turn to a poor adjustment to more difficult conditions. “The first two days, the conditions weren’t great, but they were better than the last day,” Whalen said. “On that last day, the wind picked up. The conditions became a little more difficult, and I didn’t hit the ball as well as I did the first two days. I just couldn’t get anything going.” The whole team underperformed regardless of conditions. NU was in 11th place after the first day and dropped into 13th over the next 18 holes, a place they only further solidified at the end. “We just could never really get anything going,” Callahan said. “And at a tournament like that with such a specific goal, if you don’t get any momentum going, it’s really tough to get back up.” Goss made no excuses in the

aftermath, pointing to his team’s inability to execute the simple things, like making straightforward up-and-down shots and avoiding three-putts. This weekend caps off a hectic five months kicked off by Matt Fitzpatrick’s departure. Whalen performed well in the spring after struggles in the fall. Perry’s success continued, and he leaves with one of the most decorated careers in school history. But otherwise, the team never seemed to adapt following Fitzpatrick’s program-altering decision. “We never rebounded from an adverse position,” Goss said. “We challenged the team in January that we needed somebody to step forward and take a role that was left vacant. Andrew Whalen took a big step forward. But other than that, we didn’t have a player come forward and elevate their game.” kevincasey2015@u.northwestern.edu

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