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SEARCHING FOR SAFE SPACES Black House controversy ignites debate over safe spaces at Northwestern
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By MARIANA ALFARO
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Surrounded by hundreds of other protesters, Qunsia Daniel marched past security and into the Henry Crown Sports Pavilion basketball courts, surprising an audience of student-athletes, alumni and top University officials. As Daniel and the other protesters — many of them black Northwestern students like her — engulfed the audience, they rose their fists in the air and chanted, “Power!” Protest leaders took the stage where, minutes before, school administrators had been celebrating the groundbreaking of a new athletic facility.
Chanting into a megaphone, student leaders faced trustees and University officials they said failed to provide them with a safe space on campus. The rest of the student protesters stood in the back, listening intently before leaving the room singing, “You can’t stop the revolution.” That moment, Daniel said, was exhilarating. “It would’ve been cool to have heart monitors on everybody — so much unity, and we moved as one body,” the SESP senior told The Daily in the weeks after the protest. “It was just beautiful.” Two weeks after the protest, students wrote to University President Morton Schapiro demanding changes to University curricula, buildings and demographics to make NU more inclusive for
minorities. The demands include removing John Evans’ name from buildings and positions, creating a U.S.-centric inequalities and diversity requirement for all majors and renovating the Black House and the Multicultural Center. Controversy about safe spaces for marginalized communities at NU swept through campus this academic year after the University announced in August plans to move administrative offices into the Black House and the Multicultural Center. The changes would have reduced space for minority student groups that use the buildings, including For Members Only, Alianza, Muslim-cultural Students Association and Asian Pacific American Coalition. Many students and alumni responded
with outrage. Following a quarter of open discussions on campus where people spoke about the importance of the Black House, administrators canceled the changes in November. During one November discussion, Vice President for Student Affairs Patricia Telles-Irvin was moved to tears after listening to students and alumni describe the Black House’s impact on their NU experience. At the end of the session, she told The Daily the concept of a safe space is “very real” and said the University must provide spaces “where students can feel comfortable, validated, where they have a sense of belonging as well as of support.” Although administrators said the original intent behind moving Campus
Inclusion and Community offices into the MCC and the Black House was to have campus resources for minority students in a central location, Telles-Irvin said she understood why students wanted their meeting space respected. The Black House Facility Review Committee, a group of faculty, alumni and students, will submit a report to Telles-Irvin in March with recommendations on how to improve the Black House. Telles-Irvin said renovations to make the Black House and the Multicultural Center more useful, including installing new computers and software, are already underway. Yet the issue of safe spaces still looms » See SAFE SPACES, page 4
Police: NU students report burglary Northwestern renews
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By MARISSA PAGE
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By FATHMA RAHMAN Evanston police responded to a reported burglary in the 2000 block of Maple Avenue at a Northwestern student residence on Tuesday night, police said. Evanston police Cmdr. Melissa Sacluti said there had been a disagreement about a stolen iPad and three young adults reportedly forced entry into the residence to try to recover the device. “Essentially we were trying to organize an exchange where (one of my roommates) fixed up a MacBook Air for the person who stole his iPad in return for the iPad,” a 21-year-old NU student and resident of the home said. “Instead, the person came over with two other people and then busted their way into the house without the iPad just to take our MacBook Air and they were threatening us.”
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Evanston Police Chief Richard Eddington said an unknown number of officers was deployed to the residence. He said he had received no report of anyone being injured. Sacluti said she was not sure whether
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the three suspects who broke into the residence had any affiliation to NU. Robert Pillote contributed reporting.
Northwestern will maintain its Qatar campus for an additional 10 years after extending its agreement with the Qatar Foundation through the 2027-28 academic year. In 2006, the Qatar Foundation invited Northwestern to open a campus in what is known as Education City, which NU did in 2008. “NU-Q has met and exceeded expectations as it has produced new talent for communication and media industries in Qatar and the region,” Provost Daniel Linzer said in a press release Tuesday. “We’re very pleased to continue this important academic enterprise.” Linzer traveled to NU-Q last week to sign the contract, which extends the current one that was set to expire in 2018. The agreement
was important to ensure future classes would have a place from which to graduate, said NU-Q Dean and CEO Everette Dennis. NU-Q offers majors in communication and journalism through the School of Communication and the Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications, respectively, in addition to some liberal arts classes through the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Dennis said “It’s a school designed to provide an array of communication professionals and other educated people for this region,” Dennis said. “We’ve been here for eight years and the school has been deemed to be quite successful in terms of developing a unified curriculum, hiring a high quality faculty, some of whom come from the home campus, and recruiting students of quality.” Currently, NU-Q has 207 students in residence and has produced 149 graduates — 25 » See QATAR, page 13
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Around Town Residents suggest diversity improvements to EPD By BILLY KOBIN
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Evanston residents, police officers and city officials gathered Tuesday evening at a town-hall style event to discuss how the Evanston Police Department can improve in areas of diversity, inclusion and community engagement. The talk, titled “An Evening of Diversity Dialogue,” was held at the Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Ave., with more than 50 people in attendance. Residents filled out surveys and questionnaires during the event which probed their perception of EPD. Gilo Kwesi Logan, a diversity consultant, facilitated the discussion. EPD hired Logan, president of Logan Consulting, LLC, to lead the department’s diversity and inclusion training starting in September 2015. Logan, a writer, educator and speaker with more than 20 years of diversity consulting experience, said he would collect the data from the submitted surveys, questionnaires and discussions to help further develop his training plan for EPD. Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl and Evanston Police Chief Richard Eddington spoke at the beginning of the event on the importance of the diversity discussion. “To think it’s a perfect relationship (between the police and the community) would be foolish,” Eddington said. “And so this effort to improve it is key, and your input into that effort is substantial.” Logan went over his background as a
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fifth-generation Evanston resident and emphasized that he is a spokesman for neither EPD nor residents. However, he said as a 5th Ward resident, he is able to incorporate his experience and understanding of what it is like to be an Evanston local into his work. Logan said he has already conducted 42 hours of focus group work involving residents, police officers, city officials and staff, and he said To think these groups have provided feedback on it’s a perfect what the department relationship needs to work on. He (between the added that he is in the process of designing police and the diversity and inclucommunity) sion training for EPD based on these focus would be foolish groups and WednesRichard Eddington, day’s event. Evanston police B eginning this chief spring, Logan will conduct approximately 10 to 18 training sessions that will involve every sworn EPD officer, with each officer receiving eight hours of diversity and inclusion training. After Logan spoke, residents, grouped together by the ward they lived in, discussed their perceptions, concerns and recommendations of and for EPD. Evanston police Cmdr. Diane Davis told The Daily although Tuesday’s discussion would be the only town-hall style event held, the process of receiving community feedback is ongoing, as
well as the diversity training. “The reason we’re doing this town hall is so we can get input from the community, and that will help us tailor our training as we go forward,” Davis said. Residents in each group presented the results of their 45-minute group discussions to all in attendance, and five main points came up in all groups, Davis told the crowd after the discussions. She said all groups expressed concern with biased policing and said they have a sense of overall mistrust from EPD officers and would like to see all officers reside in Evanston. Additionally, she said all groups said they would like the formation of a civilian-police board, and that EPD should address mental health issues. Bill Green (Law ‘74), who attended the discussion, volunteers on the Evanston Housing and Homelessness Commission and the Evanston Commission on Aging. He told The Daily he thought some people who spoke during the event only voiced complaints about EPD rather than suggestions. “I was interested to hear the exchange of ideas,” Green said. “I actually think the discussion strayed from the topic instead of a real assessment of where we stand and what could be done.” However, Logan told the audience he was grateful for residents’ participation and involvement in the discussion. “Diversity itself is not difficult,” Logan said. “It’s we who make it difficult, the people. If we can’t discuss it, how can we move forward?”
police said. The loss prevention manager of the store, 2255 Howard St., reported the thefts to police Dec. 15, Evanston Police Department spokesman Perry Polinski said. The employee was initially questioned at the time, but the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office
requested additional supporting documentation which it obtained more recently, Polinski said. The employee is due in court March 4.
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A 37-year-old Evanston woman reported that a custom-made bicycle was stolen from her garage
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COP COMPOSITION Gilo Kwesi Logan leads a discussion about diversity and inclusion in the Evanston Police Department at the Levy Center, 300 Dodge Ave., on Tuesday night. More than 50 residents, officers and city officials attended the event.
in the 1000 block of Hinman Avenue Monday morning, police said. The woman said the bicycle was taken between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m., Polinski said. The bicycle has a custom wooden cargo platform, he added. — Jeremy Margolis
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(Pope Francis) really changed the outlook on the papacy.
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Garcia talks mayoral campaign, 2016 By BEN POPE
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One night in October 2014, Jesus “Chuy” Garcia paced the halls of his house, contemplating the seemingly unwinnable prospect of running for mayor of Chicago. But when his wife learned what was troubling her husband, the first words out of her mouth sealed Garcia’s decision. “Hell yeah,” she said. “Let’s do this.” In the wake of his defeat in a runoff election to incumbent Mayor Rahm Emanuel last spring, Garcia visited Northwestern on Tuesday to share his concerns about the current political state of Chicago and Illinois, the toxic relationship between money and politics, and various issues confronting minority communities. The Mexico native and career Chicago-area
politician said he overcame tremendous odds, including what he said was a $30 million to $5 million to $7 million deficit in campaign fundraising, to force a runoff with Emanuel and attract the eyes of the whole country to the election. “(The election) was good for Chicago and good for democracy,” Garcia said to a group of about 50 people gathered inside Harris Hall. “But the city remains in a deep morass of problems without a clear path to sustainability.” Unfortunately, he said, the national spotlight has yet to leave Chicago in the time since the election due to the Laquan McDonald shooting incident, the Illinois government’s inability to pass a state budget and other issues. Garcia criticized both Emanuel and Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner for valuing money over the good of the people. Responding to an audience member’s question about tax increment financing, a funding tool intended to promote urban development, Garcia
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TALK OF THE TOWN Former mayoral candidate Jesus “Chuy” Garcia speaks with attendees of his Tuesday talk on Chicago politics, his mayoral run and and issues confronting minority communities. The Mexico native and career Chicago-area politician lost the Chicago mayoral election in a runoff with incumbent Rahm Emanuel (Communication ’85) last spring.
said billions of dollars generated by the policy have been used as “a kitty of corporate welfare for those … connected to the mayor.” He additionally denounced Rauner’s “irresponsible … shock therapy” approach to the governorship and the state’s ongoing budget impasse. Garcia also spoke about the need for a continued increase in political activism within the Latino community. He said many blacks and Latinos elected to local offices find raising money from their often poor districts difficult and, therefore, turn to lobbyists for financial reasons, compromising the morality of such officials’ voting habits and reducing the representation of minority populations. However, he told The Daily he was encouraged by projections that Latino voter turnout will increase 17 percent in the 2016 presidential election — in which Garcia supports Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders — over the 2012 turnout. “It’s especially interesting, (since) he has been on the front lines of progressive politics for a long time, to hear his reactions to recent developments in progressive politics today,” said Weinberg senior Samuel Niiro, who attended the event. Another Weinberg student, junior Kevin Russell, said he came to learn more about local Chicago politics, a subject he said he previously knew little about. He said after hearing Garcia’s viewpoints, he wished the former candidate had been elected last year. By sharing such unfiltered opinions with the group of largely NU students, Garcia hoped to further what he sees as an exciting recent spike in political interest among the millennial generation, he said. “Their input can make electoral races more relevant, more meaningful and more fun for everyone when they participate, asking the types of questions that they ask,” Garcia told The Daily, mentioning marijuana legalization and gay marriage as two subjects that young people have recently boosted into the political conversation. “I’m hoping that they’ll get hooked into understanding that they can be major force in deciding who office-holders will be.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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large at NU and on campuses nationwide. There is disagreement about the necessity and definition of safe spaces. Some say universities should give minority students more spaces free of external pressures, while others argue such spaces only coddle students and don’t prepare them for the real world. At the center of this conversation at NU is the list of demands the student protesters voiced in November. “We’re just expected to conform to the structures that this University is already presenting, but we don’t fit into them,” Daniel said. “These are the ways the university is unsafe and these are ways that you can fix them, or at least approach it.” A home on Sheridan Road Rachel Hampton distinctly remembers the first time she walked into the Black House as a prospective student. “It was just good to see there was a space for black students on campus,” the Medill junior said. “The first day I remember coming here and realizing how white the class was and how white everyone on campus was and I was like, ‘I don’t know if this is actually the place for me.’” Upon entering the Black House and walking into its first-floor living room, students are greeted by a colorful painting of different African-American historical figures. Charles Kellom, Multicultural Student Affairs director, has an office at the back of the first floor where students can stop by to chat. The second and third floors offer meeting spaces for student groups. Hampton laughed as she mentioned the candy that’s become a staple of the building’s lobby, which is where Daphne Nwankpa, Multicultural Student Affairs administrative assistant, used to sit and greet students. The vibe of the Black House community and Nwankpa, who has since moved up to the second floor, made Hampton feel more comfortable at NU during her first visit years ago. “Knowing that the Black House was here was really important in my decision to actually come here,” she said. Hampton, who studied abroad last quarter, missed the protest and the discussion sessions about the Black House during the fall but said she was upset by the proposed changes. She said people have the wrong idea about what students are asking for when they want a safe space, thinking it means a room free of confrontation. To her, a safe space is a place where students can be themselves without the fear of being judged or having to defend themselves. Kellom told The Daily in December that when students say “safe space,” they don’t really mean a place where no one can hurt or challenge them. They mean, he said, a place that is a physical representation of their culture, values, history and people, like the Black House. “People of targeted identities in American societies in general are required to find or create safe
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spaces for themselves,” he said. “People with more ardent identities, more privilege, don’t have to consider the fact that the majority of spaces are safe for them already.” In October, Medill junior Jesse Sparks published a piece in The Spectrum, a forum for marginalized voices in The Daily’s opinion section, about black students feeling they have to act as representatives for their race while in class. He told The Daily last month that a lot of students of color understand classrooms aren’t always going to be safe spaces. These students have to deal with everyday microaggressions, small comments or actions that unintentionally offend someone’s identity, he said. Although academic settings can sometimes feel unwelcoming to students of color, places like the Black House can provide a home away from home. “That’s one of the best things about the Black House,” he said. “It’s all the goodness of being in a communal space without trying, without all the worries of ‘Am I doing all social graces? Am I checking all of the boxes? Am I doing all of the pleasantries?’ It’s more just about just being in a space, and it is simple and it is good, and that is enough.” A national conversation In a December interview with The Daily and in an op-ed published in The Washington Post last month, Schapiro spoke to the importance of safe spaces. “You first have to feel safe before you then voluntarily engage uncomfortable learning, so you need a safe space,” he told The Daily. Schapiro’s op-ed launched NU into the national conversation about safe spaces. The debate picked up speed this school year following protests on campuses nationwide — most prominently at the University of Missouri and Yale University — where students demanded administrative responses to racial incidents on their campuses. Viral articles like The Atlantic’s “The Coddling of the American Mind” and Vox’s “I’m a liberal professor, and my liberal students terrify me” criticize students who they argue are turning away from any opinion they disagree with. Emily Jashinsky, a spokeswoman for the Young
America’s Foundation, a conservative youth organization based in Virginia, is critical of this safe space movement. “Unfortunately, the way safe spaces are being used is to protect students from other points of view,” Jashinsky said. Safe spaces insulate students in a bubble of thought favorable only to their own unchallenged beliefs, Jashinsky said. She said students’ opinions should be constantly challenged. While a student at George Washington University, she said her politically conservative views were often questioned, which helped her strengthen and refine her opinions. “We talk a lot about diversity on college campuses, but what we totally ignore is diversity of opinion, which is just as important as other kinds of diversity,” she said. Kellom said people who say minority students calling for safe spaces don’t want to be challenged don’t understand they’re already challenged and uncomfortable “every day, all the time.” “We exist in a state of being challenged because the society around us is not designed to represent us,” Kellom said. “The institutions, hoping to educate us, are often unintentionally – sometimes intentionally – perpetuating that discomfort and that challenge.” ‘Do I really have to stay for this?’ Earlier this quarter, Hampton was sitting in her 9 a.m. Media Law and Ethics class when a guest speaker played the video of Laquan McDonald’s shooting at least twice for the class. McDonald, a black Chicago teen fatally shot 16 times in 15 seconds by a white police officer in 2014, made national news after a video of the shooting was released to the public in November 2015, sparking outrage against the Chicago Police Department. For days, the tape played frequently on the news, yet Hampton had purposefully avoided seeing the video. Hampton said the guest speaker, ABC 7 Chicago reporter Tanja Babich (Medill ‘07), asked students if they had seen the video already. About half the students in class raised their hands before Babich
said, “We’re going to watch it now.” “That was pretty much all the warning we were given,” Hampton said. “We probably had like a minute and a half between she said, ‘We’re going to watch the video’ and the video played so I was kind of like, ‘Should I leave?’ I haven’t seen this video before and there’s a reason I haven’t seen it. Do I really have to stay for this?’” Babich told The Daily the class had a conversation about the video before watching it and students “had lots of time to either excuse themselves or they would know to look away.” Hampton said Babich narrated the video very clinically, describing it from the perspective of whether or not ABC 7 should have published it before it was released to the public. Hampton said though she understood why ABC 7 had to show the video on air, she didn’t understand why it was necessary for the video to be shown in the classroom. “I can’t go home and brush this off,” she said. “This very much affects my life, this is something that could happen to someone I know, this could happen to me. I have to choose basically between being in a class that I’m required to take for my major and leaving class an hour early because I don’t want to see a video.” Hampton said videos of police shooting black people are being shared more often, removing taboos about showing their deaths online and on TV. “It is suddenly like this viral video — it’s like torture porn that everyone is just showing,” she said. “I really feel like journalists should analyze why they feel the need to show these videos.” The incident left Hampton emotionally shaken. However, she didn’t approach her professor, Joe Mathewson, or Babich about it because, as a black student in Medill, she “didn’t feel like being that person” who complained about it. Hampton said she decided not to speak out because she had no way of knowing how the professor would react. She said she was worried the class might think she was oversensitive and make her explain her emotions. At NU, black students make up roughly six percent of the total student population. Hampton said the responsibility to point out microaggressions usually falls on black students, which can be tiring. Mathewson said no students complained to him about the incident, although some students told The Daily it made them uncomfortable. He said Babich’s presentation was purely educational. “She’s a TV reporter, she was talking about how the video was discovered and some hesitations on whether it would be shown,” he said. “She was talking about newsroom decisions.” The release of the McDonald shooting video was probably one of the greatest ethical dilemmas for Chicago journalists in 2015, Babich told The Daily. “I would be doing the students a disservice by lecturing on media ethics and not bringing up the Laquan McDonald shooting video,” she said. After hearing about some students’ negative reactions, Babich said she would show the video again but would make sure students were aware they could leave if they didn’t feel comfortable. She said student journalists need to know how to make difficult
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decisions in the newsroom. “I would encourage students at this stage of their lives and not later to become comfortable with speaking up if they have concerns or questions about something,” she said. “College is the safest space you can do it in because it only gets harder to speak out after you leave college.” Safe spaces in the classroom Trigger warnings — announcements that alert students to potentially uncomfortable topics or subjects — much like the one Hampton said she needed during the class, have also been part of the conversation on safe spaces. In 2015, Communication Prof. Laura Kipnis wrote a piece for The Chronicle of Higher Education criticizing strict policies on relationships between students and professors. The article mentions an instance a student asked her for such a warning. Noa Wiener, a student who requested a warning in one of Kipnis’ classes, said she believes she is the student Kipnis was referencing. In April 2014, Wiener (Communication ‘15) emailed Kipnis the night before class telling her she wouldn’t be able to watch a film assigned for homework, “Notes on a Scandal,” a psychological thriller about a relationship between a professor and a student. “When I was in the class, I had just been diagnosed with a very severe anxiety disorder and was coming out of a very deep depression,” Wiener told The Daily. “We were supposed to watch a movie that had themes I thought were directly related to my anxiety disorder.” Wiener told Kipnis she began watching the film and became afraid the movie’s romantic relationship involving an adult and a minor would provoke her anxiety. “If my recovery continues on its current trajectory, I would be able to watch the film without a
problem,” she wrote in the email to Kipnis. “It’s just that right now, it would be like going for a swim while you still have the flu.” Kipnis told Wiener she didn’t have to watch the film but should still come to class to discuss it the next day. “I was very uncomfortable the whole time. I was digging my fingernails into my arm,” Wiener said. “Had Kipnis said, ‘This is what this movie is going to be about,’ right before, the week previously … it would’ve just given me time to prepare.” Yet Kipnis told The Daily she doesn’t believe in such warnings because they make students fear the world after college. “When you get out of school, nobody is going to be there to warn you that something might come up
in a film or in TV or in a conversation that you would find upsetting,” Kipnis said. “In a classroom discussion, all sorts of things can come up in conversation and there’s just no way of predicting in advance what could be … ‘triggering’ to someone.” In a college setting, a trigger warning can be many things, from an email before a lecture to a short description in a syllabus to an announcement made before class. Proponents of trigger warnings say they prepare students, especially those with mental illnesses or who have survived a traumatic experience, to deal with materials that may be troubling. However, NU’s policies on trigger warnings are vague. NU uses trigger warnings in some materials sent to the student body, such as the 2015 Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Misconduct sent Spring Quarter, University Provost Daniel Linzer said. He said Title IX training for faculty and staff also contained trigger warnings. For course materials, however, NU’s current policy gives faculty discretion on framing difficult topics. “Just as we rely on individual faculty to design what’s the best way to teach the material in your class,” Linzer said, “we do have to rely on the judgment of individual faculty on how do you introduce a difficult topic.” Amanda Odasz, communications chair for Sexual Health and Assault Peer Educators, said trigger warnings would give survivors of sexual assault and other trauma a more comfortable classroom space to become involved with difficult conversations. “If Northwestern wants to say they support survivors, they need to put their actions behind that,” the Communication junior said. “Trigger warnings are an important step.” The legacy of John Evans
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STANDING IN SOLIDARITY A group of protesters gather outside the Black House on Nov. 13. The controversy surrounding the Black House and discussion about its future has ignited debate at Northwestern amid a national conversation about safe spaces on college campuses.
In November, the Native American and Indigenous Student Alliance introduced a petition to have University founder John Evans’ name removed from faculty positions and University buildings, due to his connection to the Sand Creek Massacre, a deadly attack on Native Americans in 1864. Signers of the petition, which by January had collected more than 300 names, promised to “stand with the students, alumni, faculty, and staff who are marginalized within these spaces,” the petition said. And although Schapiro said in December that he understands why students feel certain names on University buildings should be changed, he doesn’t believe in “sanitizing history.” Instead, he said, universities should educate students about the history behind the names of buildings, taking into account both their positive and negative aspects. Medill junior Lorenzo Gudino, NAISA’s treasurer, said although he understands Schapiro’s stance, the names should still be removed. In the 2014-15 school year, fewer than 10 native students were enrolled at the university. NU has plans to increase enrollment of native students in the coming years, but Gudino said when native students visit and see these names around the university, it brings back trauma that can be triggering.
“It’s not a really safe space for them,” he said. “They still have that historical trauma ingrained with them.” Schapiro said he doesn’t have the power to make the changes students are requesting. That responsibility lies with the trustees, who he said are discussing removing Evans’ name from buildings and titles. ‘You only fit in when you feel secure and safe’ Those who argue safe spaces “coddle” students of color fail to notice that safe spaces exist for many identities that are not directly tied to skin color, like religion, Schapiro said. Weinberg senior Mitchell Caminer, Hillel copresident, said if administrators had tried to move additional administrative offices into Hillel like they did to the Black House, it wouldn’t have been well received. Caminer said even though the concept of safe spaces is trending right now, Hillel has always been a space for Jewish students to feel safe, particularly during the time when NU had quotas for the number of Jewish students it would admit. “For much of Northwestern’s history, Northwestern has not been particularly welcoming space for Jewish students,” he said. “It’s changed tremendously in the last 30 to 50 years, and Hillel is one of the reasons that that was able to happen.” He said Hillel has played such an important role in his NU experience that it was disheartening for him to hear about the planned changes to the Black House and the Multicultural Center, saying it is frustrating that other students don’t have a space like Hillel for their identities. Schapiro agreed. “Do you ever notice how no one has a problem with Hillel? Where Jews feel safe? And nobody has problems with the Catholic center — in our case Sheil — where Catholics feel safe,” he told The Daily in December. “But all of the sudden if it is race and it’s something you call ‘Black House,’ all of the sudden people go, ‘Why don’t they just fit in?’ Well, who fits in? You only fit in when you feel secure and safe.” Those concerned about the infringement of freedom of speech by trigger warnings or safe spaces, Schapiro said, should try to think about students as partners in learning rather than criticize them by calling them “soft” and “fragile.” “Maybe if we had done a better job as parents and grandparents, maybe your generation wouldn’t need to be shielded,” he told The Daily in October. “But I just hate when people blame the victim. … There are a lot of people who have been traumatized in their lives and to pretend otherwise and to tell them to toughen up like we did, I find that really hard to take.” Daniel, the student at the protest, said students from traditionally marginalized groups constantly face situations where no one understands their identity. They simply wish to find and deserve a space to feel at rest, she said. “No one else knows what that feels like except the people who share that same identity,” she said. “You go to the Black House because they know, because you don’t have to explain yourself … it’s me going to a place where I’m safe and my whole identity is respected.” email@example.com
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WILDCATHOLICS Archbishop Blase Cupich educates an audience at Sheil Catholic Center about Pope Francis. Cupich’s talk to an audience of about 80 people marked his first visit to Sheil.
Archbishop Blase Cupich visited Sheil Catholic Center for his first time Tuesday to talk about Pope Francis, the papacy and qualities that make the pope an extraordinary Catholic. Sheil hosted about 80 students, children and adults for the presentation that was meant to be a more intimate fireside chat before the sizable crowd slowly filed in. After a brief introduction that poked fun at the larger-than-expected setting, Cupich began his speech with an acknowledgement of how much he has enjoyed visiting various Chicago-area universities and speaking with students about what they plan to do in the future. He then progressed to the topic of Pope Francis, saying that he has observed great interest in the pontiff from many people he’s talked to in recent months. Cupich spoke of his meeting with the pope in June, and what he noticed in the Bishop of Rome that changed his perception of the powerful figure.
“You get a sense that this man is a real human being,” Cupich said. “He really changed the outlook on the papacy. He really believes Jesus is leading the Church and is alive in spirit.” Cupich focused his presentation on the qualities he said make Pope Francis unique and remarkably personable. He cited the Pope’s authenticity, effective dialogue, grace and simplicity as the reason for the new, more approachable impression of the papacy. The pope engages in conversation by listening, respecting what people have to say and waiting for his turn to respond kindly, a method that could remedy many of the issues our world faces, Cupich said. “At least have the openness by which you’re going to at least listen to the other side of a situation,” Cupich said. “We’ve had too many conflicts, battles and wars that could have been dealt with in another way if people had just entered into dialogue and negotiations.” The speech concluded with the archbishop offering advice to the audience, recommending that individuals stay authentic, like the pope, in order to overcome their struggles. After a Q&A section, Cupich met with the crowd at a reception in the building’s basement.
Members of Sheil were enthusiastic about Cupich’s visit and presentation, saying his focus on the Pope was a good way to garner the interest of such a large and diverse audience. The event was a great opportunity to get to know more about the archbishop and the pope, said Marina Porter, secretary of Catholic Students Association. “He focused a lot on how Pope Francis really tries to reach out to people, both within the faith who have lost their way as well as people of other faiths,” Porter said. “It’s super cool that the archbishop and Pope Francis had met each other and he got to talk about that experience.” Getting the relatively new archbishop to visit Sheil was a priority, said Pastoral Associate Mary Deeley, and his presentation exceeded expectations. The archbishop’s focus on dialogue and empathy was impressive and has ushered in a different and refreshingly new church scene in Chicago, Deeley said. “That spirit of love and joy that the Pope has brought is something that Archbishop Cupich embodies in a lot of ways,” Deeley said. firstname.lastname@example.org
Student launches petition for healthier C-store options By JULIA DORAN
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A student petition is calling for a greater variety of healthy and cheap options in C-stores. The petition, created by McCormick freshman Radek Chlebicki, was posted last week on Change.org and has gained more than 150 supporter signatures, with a goal of 200. Chlebicki said C-stores should offer healthier, fresher options such as a better variety of fruits, such as avocados and grapefruit, more vegetables, nuts, dairy products and freshly prepared snacks. He said students should have the same options that are available in a regular grocery store, like mixed lettuce to make salads or roasted meats
for sandwiches. “It’s always better to have the student be able to buy the ingredients,” he said. Morgan McFall-Johnsen, a member of Real Food at NU — a student group that aims to build a sustainable food system at Northwestern — said the petition addresses food issues she considers important. “I saw (the petition) and I thought about the food I see in Lisa’s and the other C-stores and I realized that I’m not happy with the options that we have on campus,” the Medill freshman said. “I would like to have better, healthier, more conscious options.” McFall-Johnsen said she chooses to buy her snacks with equivalency meals only because she feels she should use the entirety of her meal plan to avoid spending extra money off campus.
“If I were going out and grocery shopping with my own money, I would be buying completely different things than I have to buy at the C-store,” she said. Rachel Tilghman, director of communications and engagement for Sodexo, said several vendors offer Northwestern Dining recommendations based on trends they observe at other college campuses. They then test those products to see what Northwestern students purchase to tailor options to student preferences. Tilghman said in order to satisfy a wide range of dietary preferences, the C-stores supply a variety of options, including items like chips and ice cream among healthier options like carrot slices, celery sticks, hummus and pita, yogurt parfaits and several kinds of salads. Weinberg sophomore Avi Vaid, who uses the
C-stores weekly, said he would like to see a wider variety of food options including dried fruits, but that the stock doesn’t fail entirely in this regard. “There are definitely some healthy options available, but just not a whole bunch,” he said. Tilghman said students are always encouraged to voice their opinions so they can find ways to better meet their needs, and that the Food Advisory Board for students helps serve this purpose as well. “Especially for C-stores, this is one of the first times we’re getting really specific feedback, so it’s exciting, because we can always improve,” she said. “We do have healthy options, but we’re always open to adding more and we love the feedback from students.” email@example.com
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You voted for your favorite Evanston restaurants, shops and hangouts once again. The Daily is back for its fourth annual Best of Evanston guide â€” a curated list of the best of the best for those looking to navigate the extensive Evanston retail and dining scene. Read on to see if your picks were showered with praise and discover new places youâ€™ll be frequenting soon.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2016
BEST DESSERT - BEST WildCARD DISCOUNT - BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE
ANDY’S FROZEN CUSTARD
719 Church St.
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As prolific philosopher Albert Camus once wrote, “In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.” That summer is Andy’s Frozen Custard. With its creamy custard and incredibly friendly staff, Andy’s, 719 Church St., is bustling on even the most blustery winter day for a good reason. Not only does Andy’s execute your basic hot fudge sundae to perfection, but its signature concretes also change lives. There’s something about diving spoon-first into a large James Brownie Funky Jackhammer that makes you forget about that Organic Chemistry midterm, that guy who texted you
BEST Comfort Food CHICKEN SHACK 1925 Ridge Ave.
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The menu is simple yet comprehensive in terms of southern style chicken and fish dishes, ranging from chicken dinners — options include thighs, breasts, tenders, bone-in and boneless wings — to fish and shrimp dinners with catfish nuggets and tilapia filets. Almost all orders come topped with pieces of white bread and fries. Alternatively, customers can order their food with a biscuit and mashed potatoes and gravy for a complete substitution, or a biscuit and spaghetti instead of fries and bread for a slight upcharge. Other sides include cole slaw, potato salad, cheese fries and onion rings to name a few. The hefty portions range from $7 to $9 for an individual, so the price point won’t break the bank Crowd favorites include the red beans and rice side, and the chipotle BBQ wings — one Yelp reviewer spoke adoringly of the “instant nirvana” that was biting into his boneless order. So, next time you plan on pulling an all-nighter and amping up your cortisol levels ten-fold, utilize Chicken Shack’s delivery service, and wrap yourself in the guilty-pleasure, chicken-fried, starchy warmth that is Evanston’s Chicken Shack, because they don’t want you to eat fried chicken fit for Thrillist’s 2015 “21 Best Fried Chicken Spots in America.”
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S E T I B T S BE BEST Delivery JOY YEE’S NOODLE KITCHEN 521 Davis St.
Although it doesn’t have the catchy tagline “Freaky Fast” like its competitor for Best Delivery, Jimmy John’s, long-time Evanston restaurant Joy Yee’s Noodle Kitchen offers Northwestern students and Evanston residents speedy delivery with a huge assortment of choices of its pan-Asian cuisine. Joy Yee’s, 521 Davis St., has introduced residents to classics such as Taiwanese-style bubble teas — the chain prides itself on being the bubble tea pioneer of the Midwest — and South Asian freezes with tapioca balls. The sheer size of the menu can be overwhelming, especially when colorful photos make up the menu that often make you hungrier as you flip through dishes including beef, pork, chicken or seafood, with multiple tofu dishes for vegans or vegetarians. Try the spicy basil chicken with a fried egg, the hot and sour soup, Japanese beef dumplings or the lemongrass chicken wings. If you’re a noodle fan, some students enjoy the thai curry rice noodle or the pad Thai. And while customers are of course free to pick whatever they choose, it would surely be a waste of a visit if you did not choose some sort of milk tea for your beverage. When eating Joy Yee’s, you can expect endless variety and huge portions of food for a low price. There’s no sense in being the unadventurous, picky eater at Joy Yee’s — no matter what your tastes, the extensive array of choices and possibilities for customization will ensure that you walk away with a full stomach. — Elena Sucharetza
KUNG FU TEA 726 Clark St.
BEST MILK TEA
The phrase “comfort food” invokes a wide range images including high-calorie snacks, carbohydratepacked pastas and breads, and your mother’s nostalgia-inducing chicken pot pie. The interpretations of the phrase, however, all share the tenant that comfort food ought to be a meal that sustains you but also offers support during life’s more stressful moments. As college students, life’s stressful moments often get muddied into our entire lives, making cheap, late night fare a major key to success when it comes to powering through that final project you had all quarter to work on. Enter Chicken Shack at 1925 N. Ridge Ave., open until 12:30 a.m. every day except Sunday.
“You up?” at 2 a.m. and the fact that you haven’t eaten fresh fruit in six weeks because Allison dining hall apples are not any sort of color apples should be. None of it matters when you’re at Andy’s. And the Andy’s menu goes far beyond just custard. With A+ milkshakes, malts, freezes and floats, the Evanston mainstay proves it can ace the entire chilly dessert game. If it’s one of those days when you just need to eat an entire tub of ice cream in your bed while watching “Love Actually,” Andy’s even has inexpensive pints of custard in flavors like chocolate chocolate chip cookie dough and butter pecan. In
a city whose ice cream landscape is incredibly crowded and where frozen options range from traditional hard-scoop fare to gelato and selfserve fro-yo, Andy’s rises above the competition. Plus, Andy’s truly caters to the Northwestern student, offering a solid WildCARD discount as well as membership in the extremely highprofile “Yum Squad.” It is unclear who wouldn’t be interested in joining a rewards program called the “Yum Squad.” So celebrate your “Yay-Day” at Andy’s. You earned it. — Hayley Glatter
The shrill rattle of ice bouncing inside a blender. The fragrance of black sugar dissolving into tea. The grating slurp of a straw sucking the last tapioca pearl from the bottom of a cup. The medley of Mandarin Chinese and English weaving in and out of the background. That is a slice of Kung Fu Tea, the small tea shop voted as the best pearl milk tea drink in Evanston. Though some still swear by Joy Yee’s, Kung Fu Tea, 726 Clark St., seems to have won over the taste test for both homesick Asian Americans and curious students looking for a new sweet-tooth vice. Many still maintain the authenticity has a ways to go, but for Evanston, this new tea joint is as good as it gets. Serene during the afternoon, with some even studying to the store’s tunes of an Asian pop song, the shop has often seen lines snake past the door on weekend nights. Regular customers know to bring cash; like many pearl milk tea shops, it imposes the telltale credit card minimum. Recently, the menu has also been revamped, doubling the options from its pioneer days of barebones drink names. Customers can now select from the basic milk green tea, skeptical Oreo milk tea, fruit punch smoothie and more. Open until midnight on weekends, the place has become both a go-to and a once-in-a-while treat for Northwestern students. There is no doubt Kung Fu Tea’s arrival has filled a void in downtown Evanston’s selection of desserts and drinks.
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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2016
Best Restaurant - Best Sandwiches
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1709 Benson Ave.
Bat 17 is officially the Franklin Delano Roosevelt of Evanston. Entering an unprecedented fourth term as the city’s best restaurant, the sandwich powerhouse has surely not grown complacent since first ascending the throne in 2013. Bat 17, 1709 Benson Ave., is home to top-notch finger foods, melt-in-your-mouth burgers and a fully-stocked bar, providing a high-quality meal from start to finish. For Evanston’s carnivores, the restaurant has options ranging from pastrami and corned beef to chicken and turkey. The real stars of the meat meals, though, are the mouth-watering hamburgers. Whether you’re in the mood for the Acapulco burger’s south of the border flare or the Terminator burger’s massive four pieces of bacon, Bat 17 hits a grand slam. On the veggie front, Bat 17 delivers once again with creative sandwiches like the Funky Monkey and classic salads executed to perfection. One of Bat 17’s hidden secrets is its breakfast menu. The Blueberry Muffin French Toast is to die for, and their breakfast sandwiches match their quality of their regular fare. The restaurant atmosphere is also not to be overlooked. With two fully stocked bars and the famed beer towers, Bat 17 is the perfect place to watch sporting events with friends. Despite the somewhat pricey menu, Bat 17 hits the mark with its servings, leaving you more than satisfied and maybe even with some leftovers. — Hayley Glatter and Tyler Pager
TODOROKI HIBACHI & GRILL 526 Davis St.
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Evanston is certainly not lacking in its options for sushi, but when it comes to the best, Todoroki Hibachi & Sushi just can’t be beat. With its variety of fresh fish dishes, from the standout spicy tuna rolls to insane signature rolls, Todoroki, 526 Davis St., is the sushi spot the city deserves. Although it’s easy to stick to standby classics like avocado and cucumber rolls, there’s something about Todoroki’s crazy sushi concoctions that will make you expand your horizons in terms of raw fish goodness. The Rainbow Roll — an amazing amalgamation of crabmeat, avocado and cucumber topped with yellowtail, salmon, shrimp and tuna — might sound like a mess, but trust me, your taste buds will thank you. And if you tend toward the spice, you can’t miss the Hot Stuff Roll,
BEST Bar TOMMY NEVIN’S PUB 1450-1458 Sherman Ave.
Nevin’s is the best of all worlds for 21+ Northwestern students in search of a bar to hang out at. It’s conveniently located on Sherman Ave., within walking distance of most off-campus apartments; it’s affordable for the typical college kid with a limited budget; and it’s a cool place to let loose in a sophisticated upper-classman way.
— Alice Yin
NAF NAF GRILL 1629 Orrington Ave. You’re in a rush and want some quality fast food — two things that usually don’t go together. What’s the best way to beat your hunger with some tasty food that will also allow you to make it to your study session in time? Three words: Naf Naf Grill. Naf Naf, 1629 Orrington Ave., brings you the best of Mediterranean cuisine in a fast-food setting, all under your college student budget. Whether you’re in the mood for a bowl of hummus, falafel and shawarma or simply
a nice warm pita, Naf Naf ’s got you covered. Perhaps Naf Naf ’s best feature is its build-your-own meal system, meaning it is a great place to go if you’re hanging out with your meat-loving friend and your vegetarian significant other since both can order to their liking. When you first get in line at Naf Naf, you get to pick whether you want a bowl of hummus, salad or rice or a pita sandwich that you then cover with anything from falafel or chicken to
BEST VEGETARIAN LYFE KITCHEN
1603 Orrington Ave. Lyfe Kitchen, 1603 Orrington Ave., makes a statement with its appearance as well as its sustainable cuisine. Its herbs grow in tall planters in the restaurant and the lack of soda on the menu says a lot about Lyfe’s mission to bring healthy, often vegetarian or vegan, food to cities around the country, including four Chicagoarea locations. Although dining halls offer multiple vegan and vegetarian dishes, students who may not want a tofu dish every evening begin to have limited options. Sporting
pickles. Naf Fries, round slices of fried potatoes, are a crowd favorite that pair well with the restaurant’s tahini sauce. Naf Naf opened in Evanston back in 2013 and since then, it has definitely built up a following, winning Best New Restaurant and Best Mediterranean in 2014 and Best Vegetarian/Vegan in 2015. The Mediterranean chain, which originated in nearby Naperville, Illinois, has clearly not yet lost its luster. — Mariana Alfaro
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BEST New Restaurant Best Pizza Best Bite for Your buck Almost a year after its opening, Blaze Pizza is still “firing up” Evanston’s student population, beating out new(er)comers Arlen’s Chicken and Table to Stix Ramen for Best New Restaurant. Guess there’s just something about that good ol’ pizza. Except for the fact that Blaze, 1737 Sherman Ave., isn’t just good ol’ pizza. With the option to build your own pie exactly to your liking — whether that means plain cheese or every veggie imaginable — Blaze has you covered. Offering more than 30 toppings, there is something to suit everyone’s taste. Yes, vegan and Celiac-prone friends, that even means you, as Blaze has the option of including vegan cheese and substituting gluten-free crust.
— Cenkeshia Johnson
Go during the afternoon or evening and you’ll be treated to good food and a chill place to play pool or darts. Go at night, especially on Thursday, and you’ll get a packed crowd and a lively atmosphere without the stress and sweat of a frat party or The Keg. It’s the perfect destination for juniors and seniors who are too cool to spend time with underclassmen but not ready to let college pass them by quite yet. All in all, Nevin’s is definitely on the rise this year. — Alex Putterman
1737 Sherman Ave.
What more could you possibly want from a restaurant, you might be thinking at this point. How about the fact that Blaze says your pizza will be done in just three minutes? When faced with a rumbling stomach and only 10 minutes to run to your next class, Blaze is clearly your most viable option. When the college diet of only pizza combines with the college schedule of zero free time, there’s only one place to turn to. Oh, and on your way out, don’t forget to grab one of Blaze’s delectable s’more pies and blood orange lemonade. Because what difference does another minute make in this slice of pizza heaven? — Tori Latham
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BEST Burger - BEST Milkshake
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EDZO’S BURGER SHOP
a menu with a plethora of vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options, Lyfe gives students more options only a short walk from campus. And for those who don’t want to walk, Lyfe delivers via GrubHub. To make it even easier, its menu demarcates the dishes that are naturally vegan, so students don’t have to ask their server. Its most popular dishes include the chunky guacamole and chips, the kale caesar salad and Art’s Unfried Chicken to name a few. Especially in the freezing winter climate of the Midwest, colorful nutrient-rich food is of utmost importance. Lyfe brings this to Evanston without completely breaking a college student’s bank. — Sophie Mann
which includes red-hot additions such as jalapeno and chili sauce. Prices for meals range around $11 to $40, and may climb depending on what you order, but it is 100 percent worth it. Maybe even indulge in the all-you-can-eat deal and gorge on as many delectable dishes as your heart desires. Todoroki does offer other traditional Japanese fare, such as chicken teriyaki, tempura and hibachi grill, but when the sushi options are this good, it’s almost a sin to look past them. So don’t worry and remember that yes, you do have the willpower to jam one more Volcano Roll into your mouth.
1571 Sherman Ave.
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Despite the fierce competition against Best Restaurant champion Bat 17 and Evanston newcomer Epic Burger, Edzo’s Burger Shop has retained the title of Best Burger in Evanston. Located at 1571 Sherman Ave., one of Evanston’s most-beloved eating establishments boasts a smorgasbord of choices when it comes to their cuisine. Edzo’s offers both griddled and char burgers, with the opportunity to double or even triple up on fresh patties. It’s hard to resist the temptation of a triple griddled burger in this friendly neighborhood eatery.
If your preference doesn’t fall in the red meat category, no problem: Edzo’s offers turkey, veggie and portobello mushroom burgers for you, and their sandwich options serve as strong yet just-as-flavorful substitutes for the classic beef patty. Every burger comes “with everything” — ketchup, mustard, pickles and onions — unless otherwise specified, and customers may also add a fried egg or sauteed mushrooms for an even richer experience. Edzo’s burgers are clearly the pride of the establishment, but their quality knows no bounds throughout their whole menu. That quality extends to Edzo’s vibrant selection of milkshakes, which pair excellently with a burger and fries but stand equally well on their
BEST DRUNCHIES CHEESIE’S PUB & GRUB 622 Davis St.
It’s 1 a.m. You’re hazily stumbling from North Campus back to your cold, foodless South Campus dorm room. You’d do anything to get the taste of Skol off your tongue and some warm, cheesy, buttery goodness in your stomach. That’s when the images of melting cheese and perfectly golden toast begin to dance through your mind. Sure, the extra four and a half blocks it’ll take to walk to Cheesie’s Pub & Grub, 622 Davis St., and away from your bed might be arduous, but you’ll be damned if it’s not worth it. For intoxicated Northwestern students, Cheesie’s reigns supreme as the drunchies destination. What place is more perfect to cap off a night of sin than this champion of cheese, this titan of Texas Toast? From the Original cheddar with tomato soup dip, to the creamy, decadent Mac, to the stylings of the layered, spicy, salty Tenderizer, Cheesie’s is truly a grilled cheese joint for every type of NU student — with a 10 percent WildCARD discount to boot. Plus, Cheesie’s recently added gluten free bread to its arsenal, expanding its reach to serve virtually every diet except vegans and lactose intolerant folk. (Sorry friends, but your drunken desires might be better served at Lisa’s Cafe or Burger King.) For those of you 21 and older, if these dense sandwiches kill your buzz, Cheesie’s offers a full bar with beer and hard liquor options to keep the party going even after you’ve strayed from that sticky, sweaty dance floor. So go forth, turn up on a Wednesday and get that double WildCARD discount deal. You’ve earned it. — Marissa Page
own. Beyond the decadent flavors — which are mixed in clear view while you wait for the rest of your order — Edzo’s milkshakes stand out for their value. “The Five Dollar Milkshake,” as the restaurant dubs it, comes in at just $4.75 and is served side-by-side with whatever is left from the mixing cup — and of course there’s always plenty left over for a healthy topping-off. Each shake is artfully crowned with whipped cream and a cherry on top to complete the experience. And for the adventurous, the standing options on the menu can be mixed together for an extra $1 to form exquisite combinations like banana-Nutella and chocolate-Oreo and patrons may also treat themselves to the rotating special flavors. — Eli Panken and Bobby Pillote
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BEST COFFEE SHOP COFFEE LAB 910 Noyes St.
Coffee Lab, a North Campus favorite, just moved to a bigger space to accommodate more clients and introduce a food menu. Its bigger locale at 910 Noyes St. seems to have worked out well for this year’s Best Coffee Shop. The sharply designed cafe, with sturdy tables on which you can study for that econ test you’ve been procrastinating for, doesn’t make its coffee from a regular coffee pot. Instead, it uses the Intelligentsia Coffee pourover brewing system, which looks pretty cool and produces a great-tasting brew. A Coffee Lab crowd favorite is the white chocolate mocha, although the shop’s chai tea latte is to die for. If you’re late for your 9 a.m. chemistry class, you can grab an on-the-go bite from its selection of bagels and breakfast sandwiches. Coffee Lab prices for both drinks and food are pretty good if you’re on a college student budget. A large cup of joe will cost you, on average, only around three to four dollars. The coffee shop’s minimalistic and open design differs from Friends’ Central Perk ambience one sees at businesses such as Kafein — but it is no less comfortable. So next time you have a chem exam to study for, take a seat at Coffee Lab and let the glass beaker of liquid black gold — which a Yelp reviewer said was “super cute and fitting” considering the subject — jump-start your motivation. — Mariana Alfaro
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827 Church St. If somehow you are still functioning after a week of long nights and studying, head on over to Le Peep and treat yourself to a gigantic stack of pancakes or an omelette made “just like your mom’s eggs, only better,” the restaurant’s website boasts. Taking home the Best Breakfast/Brunch award for the second consecutive year, Le Peep provides a WildCARD discount and a wide variety of options to suit any food connoisseur’s needs — as if you needed any more incentive to gorge yourself on breakfast food. The quintessential American brunch spot is located at 827 Church St., a considerably short walk from South Campus. Priding itself on quality service and a family-friendly dining experience, Le Peep screams comfort food. It serves a range of egg styles, from its Omelet Hall of Fame to a wide selection of poached benedicts, as well as other options, such as the Sweetie Pie Skillet: a hot plate of sweet potatoes, onions and ham topped with cheese and eggs. For those who’d rather go the sweet route, pancakes and waffles are readily available. Whether you stick to the basics or treat brunch as an adventure, the menu offers unique twists, such as cranberry almond pancakes or Gooey Buns — English muffins broiled with brown sugar, cinnamon and almonds — that will keep you coming back for more. Le Peep is open seven days a week until 2:30 p.m., so lunch is also a readily available option. The breakfast options are still offered in the afternoon, in addition to salads and sandwiches. And, of
course, Le Peep serves teas, coffees and fresh juices for a much-needed morning boost. Be sure to stop by for a warm meal that will leave you full and ready to take on the next week of school. With low prices and comparably huge portion sizes, Le Peep is a great, homey breakfast location for college students and Evanston residents alike. — Yvonne Kim
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BEST BYOB - BEST NOODLES COZY NOODLES & RICE 1018 Davis St.
Bright action figures, Pez dispensers and license plates line the walls of this local Evanston restaurant like an opulent childhood dream. If the visual fare wasn’t enough to get you inside, Cozy Noodles and Rice, 1018 Davis St. offers a delectable assortment of Thai and other Asian-inspired dishes as well. The food matches the restaurant’s cheerful interior, offering rich flavors and simple plating which are reminiscent of a home-cooked meal. Indeed, there are no promises of elaborate ingredients or complex fusion dishes on the menu. Just really delicious noodles, served with fresh vegetables, well-seasoned protein and, if you’re in the mood, delightful curry or broths. The serving sizes are generous, the prices are quite reasonable and the waiters are polite and attentive. It’s basically exactly what you would expect from a place that promises a cozy atmosphere.
Noodles Panang is my go-to choice, sporting a tasty broth with just enough spice to enhance the flavors of the meal without overwhelming my taste buds. If you prefer your noodles on the mild side of things, the pad thai and lard na are both fantastic as well. Besides noodles, Cozy also has plenty of traditional offerings like chicken satay, fried rice and tom kar (coconut soup). Enjoying a freeze with your meal is also never a bad idea — it’s basically a combination of fruit and ice that is equal parts colorful and flavorful. If you can’t make it to Cozy in person, take-out isn’t a bad idea either. I’ve never had to wait more than 30 minutes to get my food and it’s about as warm and delicious as it is in person. However, if you can brave the cold or just need a break from studying in University Library, Cozy offers a great atmosphere to enjoy a meal with friends or family and plenty of delicious choices. — Daniel Fernandez
BEST WOMEN’S CLOTHING URBAN OUTFITTERS 921 Church St.
With its collection of cozy sweaters, cool hats and chic concert outfits, Urban Outfitters is a no-brainer for Best Women’s Clothing. Located at 921 Church Street, this spacious store is the perfect place to indulge. You can find an entire outfit at Urban, from stylish boots to the trendiest hat. The shirt you’ve been eyeing for weeks on that girl in your literature class was probably bought at Urban, as was the flannel you’ve been lusting over to channel your inner ‘90s girl. Although the prices may be a bit high, the store definitely has some great deals. Head over to the sales rack on the second level to check out some of
the crazy-cheap clothes. Urban’s clothing selection is extensive, but the store is also known for having great accessories. Not only can you buy vinyl albums — their selection ranges from Beyoncé to Fleetwood Mac — but you can also buy a bag big enough to fit the album. The store’s selection of sunglasses is second to none, and you’ll be sure to find some great earrings and a necklace to match. They even have scarves, gloves and fleece-lined tights to help you get through the cold. So whether you’re on the hunt for your next signature outfit or just want to spend an hour browsing, Urban is the go-to spot.
BEST PLACE TO STUDY STARBUCKS 1734 Sherman Ave.
BEST DATE SPOT
TAPAS BARCELONA 1615 Chicago Ave.
BEST GROCERY STORE TRADER JOE’S 1211 Chicago Ave.
BEST DINNER WITH PARENTS FARMHOUSE EVANSTON 703 Church St.
TOMATE FRESH KITCHEN 914 Noyes St.
ART + SCIENCE 1629 Orrington Ave.
— Nora Shelly
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BEST MEN’S CLOTHING
1706 Sherman Ave. “I don’t want the clothes to be the life. I want the clothes to help the life,” proclaimed Kanye West after the debut of his trendy eponymous line in New York. The self-proclaimed genius set his sights on becoming the head creative director of Gap. And if Yeezy thinks Gap is good enough for him, it should be good enough for you. Gap, 1706 Sherman Ave., runs the gamut from essential jeans to trendy athleisure wear. Providing both timeless staples and hot, new styles, Gap should definitely be an essential part of your wardrobe if it isn’t already. With 40 percent off your purchase nearly year round, what better place is there than Gap to create your next outfit to impress that cute guy or girl who sits next to you in class? The store even supplies free Wi-Fi so you can prudently craft your Snapchat story or post an outfit of the day to Instagram. Who cares if you only get 12 likes and three of them are from your family? You’re wearing Gap. You can’t lose when you’re wearing Gap. — Jeffrey Wang
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THE DAILY NORTHWESTERN | NEWS 11
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2016
Divestment campaigns unite for detainee protest By FATHMA RAHMAN
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As people crowded near The Rock on Tuesday afternoon, two students dressed in officer uniforms with signs reading “G4S” taped to their backs held up ropes tying down two kneeling students who were shouting, “I was detained for 17 hours without food or a bathroom.” Unshackle NU and Northwestern Divest joined together for a demonstration at The Rock depicting the harsh treatment they said detainees in private prisons experience. The demonstration preceded an event held Tuesday evening about violence against migrants at national borders. Both student campaigns are calling for the University to divest from G4S, an international security company the groups say contribute to the prison-industrial complex. “Essentially what we want to show is how our campaigns’ struggles are linked,” said Weinberg junior Marcel Hanna, a member of NU Divest and Unshackle NU. “We want to show how the inhumane treatment of the prison-industrial complex both here (in the U.S.) and in Israel and Palestine treats the detainees and how they’re stripped of their human rights.” The routine was about four minutes long and was repeated whenever crowds picked up in size. Weinberg sophomore Yusuf Kudaimi, an NU Divest member, was the first to narrate the introduction, which stated administrative detainees in Israel are imprisoned for months or years without a trial date. Administrative detention — the arrest and detention of individuals by the state without trial, usually for security reasons — is a practice also criticized by some Israeli and international human rights organizations. Kudaimi also said the incarceration of administrative detainees is in violation of international human rights law and that G4S’ activities in Israeli settlements do not “serve the general public” because the entrance of Palestinians into the settlements is severely restricted. Hanna told The Daily the organizers
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PROTEST AT THE ROCK Students dressed in officer uniforms with “G4S” taped to their backs restrain other students acting as prisoners in a demonstration at The Rock on Tuesday. The demonstration was organized by student divestment campaigns Unshackle NU and NU Divest, which are both calling for the University to divest from security company G4S.
particularly focused on finding testimonies from women of color and transgender women of color in order to give a voice to everyone affected by the system. Students passing by on their way to and from class stopped to witness the demonstration. Weinberg sophomore Kevin Pu said it was an effective way to educate others about their cause. “I think (The Rock) is good place to do this to bring more awareness,” Pu said. “Even
though people know about the issue, they don’t actively care about the individuals involved who are victimized by a system that is really bad.” However, other students were concerned about the manner in which the repeated demonstration was carried out. McCormick freshman Nathan Ioriatti said he sympathized with the demonstrators’ cause but found their demonstration potentially off-putting.
“I dislike private prisons — the idea of an independent individual profiting off the dismays of others doesn’t sit right with me,” Ioriatti said. “But I find that aggressive protests like these can leave people feeling ostracized. These demonstrations can make people feel uncomfortable but should not be polarizing. Treating humans like humans is something we can all get behind.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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Students should explore past downtown Evanston CAROLINE VAKIL
Unlike most Northwestern students, I am both an NU student and an Evanston native. Evanston was an incredible place to grow up because it is unique from the rest of the North Shore and is home to a diversity of races, religions and socioeconomic statuses. It also has a quirky culture all its own complete with fashion (think Birkenstocks with socks), lingo (“That pizza was flame!”) and public art (yarn-knitted cozies adorning trees). My love for Evanston is something I sometimes take for granted, and I often assume that students know as much about its culture as I do. Yet, when I asked a few friends about what parts of Evanston they had explored while on campus, I was disappointed when they only noted the downtown area of Evanston. Don’t get me wrong, downtown Evanston is fun to peruse, but students are only scratching the surface of a culturally vibrant
city. Students shouldn’t just concentrate on the commercial downtown area of the city. If you travel to the north side of Evanston, for instance, you can go to the Evanston Art Center to take art classes or admire the art installations made by Evanston residents. If you travel southwest of the city, you can go to Merrick Rose Garden, on the corner of Oak Avenue and Lake Street, which is known for its famous rose bushes. You’d never know that these gems are here, however, unless you expanded your scope of the city. Before you go ahead and tell me how difficult it is to get around Evanston, I think it’s worth noting that students make trips to Chicago all the time even though Chicago is farther away. If students have the ability and time to travel through Chicago, they have the energy to get to know all of Evanston. Living in and appreciating Evanston doesn’t just mean making regular commutes to the Windy City — it means challenging yourself to walk around Evanston and explore different areas. Plus, there are four different bus routes that do a great job of shuttling people around all different parts of Evanston. CTA bus 201, which is free for Northwestern students, takes
passengers from Old Orchard through the northern borders of Evanston to the Howard “L” station (the southern border of Evanston). CTA buses 205 and Pace bus 208 circulate near central Evanston while CTA bus 206 is the Evanston Circulator, which covers most of Evanston. Not to mention the fact that there are eight “L” stops within Evanston filling in the gaps between bus stops. With so many bus routes and “L” stops available, exploring Evanston is incredibly easy. Beyond seeing Evanston as a spot for entertainment, students should be mindful of the community they are living in. Evanston doesn’t revolve around NU. It’s a community that celebrates the accomplishments, art, sports teams and businesses of its residents. It’s also a community that has its own set of issues to deal with such as rising property taxes and struggles over how to manage violence in parts of the city. NU students should be sensitive to these issues, too. However, this sensitivity is only possible if you make an effort to get to know the rest of the city. Increasing our awareness of the city we live in will provide us with ways to promote Evanston. Traveling to lesser-known areas
of Evanston allows us to support businesses in the city. I’ve taken many of my friends to places like The Brothers K Coffeehouse and Ten Thousand Villages. After a few trips, my friends find them popular places to go to on the weekends. Plus, the businesses benefit greatly from NU students joining their customer base. So, my challenge to NU students is to get out of your comfort zone and explore a slice of Evanston, even if it means just walking south down Chicago Avenue. Even after living in Evanston for most of my life, I still find myself exploring new restaurants and shops that I didn’t know previously existed. We can always learn more about the place we live in and we can only benefit from this exploration. By having an open mind and learning more about the city, we can make the most of our experience living in Evanston. Caroline Vakil is a Medill sophomore. She can be contacted at email@example.com. If you would like to respond publicly to this column, send a Letter to the Editor to firstname.lastname@example.org. The views expressed in this piece do not necessarily reflect the views of all staff members of The Daily Northwestern.
Democrats should root for Trump in Republican race BOB HAYES
The idea of businessman Donald Trump becoming U.S. President Donald Trump has turned from a hysterical joke to a serious possibility, as the Republican has racked up a substantial share of early delegates and polling percentages for upcoming states. With former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s exiting the race on Saturday, the battle for the Republican nomination seems to have narrowed to a three-horse race between Trump, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. Additionally, the party has effectively decided on Sen. Rubio, who gains important political endorsements by the day, whereas Trump fights on without a single party endorsement. In the other nomination race, growing evidence in the form of polls, endorsements, demographics and voting precedent points to the near inevitability of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton beating out Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. As the competitions for party nominations have cleared up in recent weeks, Democrats can more accurately begin to choose whom to
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root for within the Republican race. Despite the frightening potential of an impending apocalypse stemming from a Trump presidency, Democrats should cheer on as Trump continues to win delegates. I will take a step back and clarify that I find Trump utterly despicable and am startled that millions of Americans actually see him as the best fit to be the president of the United States. His complete lack of political experience has evidenced itself in an alarming dearth of pertinent knowledge, while the few legitimate takes he offers are legitimately blasphemous. Still, assuming the widely supported Clinton secures the Democratic nomination, for Democrats, Trump stands as the best option to win the Republican nomination. Although it may seem counter-intuitive to support the worst of the candidates, the primary reason is quite simple: It appears Trump would struggle mightily in a general election. Voting results and polling numbers both show Trump’s support hovering around 30 to 35 percent in nearly every state and topping out at 40 percent. The distinct polarization of Trump as a candidate means voters either support him and vote for him or despise him and would oppose voting for him under nearly any circumstance. Polls asking voters whom their second candidate preference would be generally back up this intuition, though it is hard
to put much weight in such a question right now. Regardless, it seems very improbable that Trump would gain much more support — both from party leaders and from voters — than he currently has, a task he would need to accomplish to have any shot at winning the nomination. Beyond the unlikelihood of winning a general election, the impact of a Trump nomination on the Republican party would be unprecedented in modern politics. Facing important flashpoints for issues like gun control and same-sex marriage and following eight years of a president who is almost universally disliked, the GOP views this election as exceptionally vital. Quite obviously, a man without political experience, party support or respect beyond his voting base winning the Republican nomination would be a disaster for the party, no matter how that disaster manifests itself. By comparison, each of the other, less polarizing Republican candidates can expect to pick up a substantial share of voters who are currently unpledged or supporting another candidate. And though Cruz also suffers from a lack of establishment support, it is hard to see his election leading to an eruption like the one Trump would cause within the party. Still, many Democrats root for the nomination of Rubio or Ohio Gov. John Kasich
because they have relatively moderate political stances and seem to be more amicable candidates than Trump. Although I certainly would prefer Rubio or Kasich to Trump as a president, remember that we are considering whom to root for to face Clinton in the general election, not which Republican would be the least bad president. Rubio or Kasich would give Clinton a much tougher contest than Trump would. Ultimately, though the idea of giving Trump any shot at the presidency seems dangerous, Democrats should root for the Republican candidate that gives Clinton a highly likely chance at winning the presidency. Because of his extremely polarizing positions and rhetoric and his subsequent lack of electability in a general election, that candidate is Trump. Join me in bowing our heads in shame while simultaneously fist pumping as millions of voters secure a Trump nomination and help “make America great again” by pushing our nation closer to another President Clinton.
largest single gift Blessings has ever received in our organization’s eight-year history. There are nearly 16 million children living with food insecurity in America. To confront this crisis, by the end of this school year, more than 3.3 million bags of food will go home each Friday with the children in our program thanks to supporters such as NUDM. Blessings has been able to open four new program sites in Evanston and Chicago this school year, feeding over 200 additional students each week because NU students have selflessly given up their time to pack bags of food every Thursday in Norris. That represents 7,600 hunger-free weekends that NU has directly provided just through service, before any funds have been raised to purchase additional food and fund new sites. But beyond the funds we will raise together,
NUDM will give Blessings something arguably more powerful: a platform. Blessings has been able to share our message and mission in front of NU students, staff and thousands of alumni this year. We have seen more followers on social media, more visits to our website and hopefully we will soon see our first NU alumni-based volunteer group as well. As we work toward feeding 500,000 children each week by 2020, NUDM has propelled us and given us the tools and relationships to be successful at this inflection point in our organization’s growth. Since kicking off our partnership with NUDM almost a year ago, we have been inspired by NUDM’s dedicated committee members, students, faculty and the entire campus as you rally behind Blessings, our mission and the families we support. Your enthusiasm
and sincerity throughout our entire partnership has been motivating for everyone here at Blessings to work harder. Your ability to bring awareness to the hunger epidemic and your impressive fundraising skills have made it seem like you have been involved in our efforts for far longer than just a few months. We are not just proud, but also honored to partner with you all in working to change the lives of children facing food insecurity. Thank you for taking Blessings along on your journey as you prepare to dance for 30 hours. Together, NUDM and Blessings will help ensure that no child should have to face a weekend — 65 hours — not knowing when he or she will eat next. We are honored to be a part of this incredible tradition.
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Position changes, injuries announced for NU’s spring practices
Northwestern’s spring practices began Tuesday, and for some Wildcats that meant a change in football scenery. Coach Pat Fitzgerald announced four players would be changing positions heading into the new football year, with redshirt freshman defensive lineman Ben Oxley moving to the offensive line and sophomore running back Solomon Vault, sophomore cornerback Marcus McShepard and freshman defensive back Steven Reese all moving to wide receiver. Fitzgerald said he made the moves to increase competitive depth at the wide receiver position. Throwing the ball was a sore spot for NU’s offense last season, with the Cats ranking dead last in the Big Ten in passing yards per game. Vault started as kick returner and took
THE DAILY NORTHWESTERN | NEWS 13 snaps at running back last year and already has experience as a pass catcher and offensive playmaker. Reese and McShepard will face a bigger challenge in adapting to the position, but Fitzgerald said the bevy of talent NU possesses at defensive back made it easier to ask Resse and McShepard to switch. “We have to get better throwing the ball,” Fitzgerald said. “We just felt like (McShepard’s) skill set athletically was better than being on the sideline. He’s been a third or fourth corner his whole career, and this gave him an opportunity to go over and start right away. If today was any indication, I think it was the right move.” Additionally, five players will miss the entirety of spring practice to rehab from offseason surgery. Sophomore backup quarterback Matt Alviti is recovering from a hip injury, early enrollee Tommy Carnifax is out after undergoing surgery on his shoulder and knee and Reese, junior running back Warren Long and junior offensive lineman Eric Olson are also out with undisclosed injuries. — Bobby Pillote
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KEEPING QATAR Northwestern renewed its contract with the Qatar Foundation to keep its Qatar campus running through the 2027-28 school year. The campus opened in 2008.
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JACK OF ALL TRADES Solomon Vault hurdles a Penn State defender. The sophomore will see more opportunities in open space as he transitions to wide receiver.
percent of whom have gone on to graduate schools around the world, including University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, Harvard University, McGill University and NU, Dennis said. “We’re very proud of the students who’ve come out of NU-Q,” Dennis said. “This (extension) is an assessment of how well we’ve done as a school.” NU-Q has developed institutional research projects and has done extensive work on media use and the media industry in the Middle East, as well on relevant topics in the region, including gender and freedom of expression, Dennis said. The school’s permanent building, measuring 515,000 square feet, will open in the next academic year and will be one of the most expensive communication buildings in the world, he added. In addition to the new space, NU-Q is developing plans for executive and mid-career education, which Dennis said is important in a region with an evolving media industry that needs assistance. NU-Q is also exploring the possibility of master’s degree programs in the media industry and in health communication. Most notably, NU-Q plans to extend its work with the Evanston campus, expanding programs that send students and faculty between the two campuses.
The Qatar Support Office works with the undergraduate schools to provide NU-Q students with everything they need when they visit Evanston, said Erin Libby, who heads the office. The office also helps facilitate cross-campus familiarization trips from Evanston to Qatar and vice versa. “Whenever NU-Q students come to the states, they like to call the NU-Qatar Support Office the NU-Q embassy,” Libby said. “It’s their home away from home.” In addition to plans for extensions of its travel programs, NU-Q is also currently preparing to recruit for its third cycle of students to send from Evanston to study abroad in Qatar. Some faculty, however, have raised concerns about NU’s presence in Qatar. After visiting the campus early last year, art history Prof. Stephen Eisenman, former president of the Faculty Senate, published a report in which he raised questions about censorship, faculty appointment and academic freedom at the school. “I know there are critics who don’t think we should be here, but I don’t know a better place to do the kind of work that Northwestern has always stood for in the world,” Dennis said. “We don’t need to be going to places where everything is already done. There’s work to be done here — unfinished work — and I think that it’s really important to be part of this.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2016
Northwestern finishes eighth at Puerto Rico Classic By TYLER VANDERMOLEN
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It took a while for Northwestern’s play to match the hot Caribbean weather, but when it finally did, it could not have come at a better time. After a sluggish start to the Puerto Rico Classic, the Wildcats used a late final-round surge to propel themselves to an eighth-place finish in the event’s 15-team field. The Rio Grande, Puerto Rico-held tournament has long featured one of the strongest fields in collegiate golf, and 2016 was no exception, with six participants currently ranked in Golfweek’s top-20. “You always know that you’re going to see some of the best teams and best players in the country at this event, which makes it a great test early in the season,” coach David Inglis said. “We certainly didn’t get off to the best start after that first round, but our guys showed a lot with the way they battled back in rounds two and three.” The Cats sat in 11th place after a first-day team total of 5-over par, but bounced back with a second round total of 1-under and an impressive third round total of 3-under to finish the tournament at 1-over.
A flurry of late birdies on the tournament’s final day was enough to push the team past conference rivals Maryland and No. 18 Purdue, who finished ninth and 10th, respectively. Alabama claimed the tournament title at 25-under, followed by Clemson (16-under) and Georgia (13-under). This marks the second time in as many weeks that NU has bested the Boilermakers, the No. 18 team in the country and one of the presumed favorites in the Big Ten. “Purdue is a team that beat us pretty easily on multiple occasions in the fall, so to be able to beat them both times we’ve seen them this spring shows how far we’ve come,” Inglis said. “We talked to the team before the final round and set a goal of finishing as the top Big Ten team in this tournament, and that’s what we were able to do.” The Cats were led by a trio of usual suspects in seniors Andrew Whalen and Josh Jamieson and sophomore Dylan Wu. Whalen continued a string of strong performances dating back to the fall season and paced the team with a 4-under total over three rounds, good enough for a ninth-place finish individually, while Jamieson and Wu both shot 2-under overall to finish tied for 19th. Freshmen Pete Griffith (17-over) and Luke Miller
(18-over) finished tied for 68th and tied for 71st, respectively, while freshman Ryan Lumsden carded a 4-over total competing as an individual. “Those top three guys certainly have shown us that we can rely on them week in and week out, especially with Andrew playing as well as he has coming off a redshirt year,” Inglis said. “We know that the other guys are capable of playing that way as well, but it’s all about finding that consistency.” While the Cats have a number of positives to take away from their performance this week, the event’s real highlights may have come off the course. Long a favorite stop on the team’s spring schedule, the tournament’s early morning rounds leave ample time for players to enjoy the beach and the sunshine in the afternoons. Jamieson said these memories are the ones that will have the longest-lasting impact on the team. “It’s just such an awesome experience getting to be down here with all of these guys and getting a taste of another culture,” Jamieson said. “Being a senior, this is the last time that I’ll ever get to do this, and I think these are the memories with my teammates that I’ll cherish the most 12 or 15 years down the road.” email@example.com
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SUN AND SAND A Wildcat blasts a shot from the bunker. Northwestern started slowly but closed well to finish eighth in the 15-team Puerto Rico Classic.
Cats end indoor competition, prepare for outdoor season By BENJY APELBAUM
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Northwestern sent nine runners to the University of Illinois’ Orange and Blue Open on Saturday for the last meet of the indoor season, and the Wildcats returned prepared for the outdoor season. Coach ‘A Havahla Haynes said the meet represented progress for the Cats, whose main goal this indoor season was to get fit for outdoor competition in the spring while staying healthy. “In terms of competition, we had women who ran as well as they had been running or better, and that is always good for our program,” Haynes said. Sophomore Isabel Seidel headlined the weekend, returning from an injury-induced absence of nearly one year to edge out all other Cats for first place in the 3,000-meter competition. Seidel made an immediate impact on the team during her freshman campaign, even qualifying to run in the Big Ten Championships in the fall of 2014. However, late in the 2015 outdoor season she sustained an injury that kept her off of the track until Saturday.
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INSIDE OUT Northwestern runners compete outdoors. The Wildcats wrapped up their indoor season this past weekend and will compete in its first outdoor meet at the beginning of April.
The fact Seidel was returning from injury made this meet especially significant for her, Haynes said. “Isabel Seidel had a good meet,” she said. “She had been injured for about a year and we took
a long time trying to get her healthy. She came back and in her first race of the season won her heat in the 3K.” Seidel was joined in the 16-person 3K field by seven other Cats. Junior Andrea Ostenso
finished second with a time of 10:08.26, which was just 3 seconds behind Seidel’s time of 10:05.15. Also finishing in the top-seven of the 3,000-meter race were senior Allison Jacobsen (10:32.61), junior Ellen Schmitz (10:36.15) and sophomore Brooke Pigneri (10:38.83). The final Cats in the race were freshman Grace Kelly and junior Hannah Rose who finished with times of 11:08.67 and 11:20.47, respectively. The lone competitor for NU in the 800-meter race was sophomore Victoria Bianco, who finished 15th with a time of 2:33.34. This was the fourth and final meet of the indoor season for the Cats who are now pivoting toward the outdoor season, which begins with the San Francisco State Distance Carnival on April 2. “I think in most of the meets we were competitive, and as we head to outdoor our goals are to go to San Francisco State and try to get some women qualified in the 5K or 10K for first rounds of regionals,” Haynes said. “The goal the rest of the season is also to just try to get women qualified for NCAA first round.” Tucker Johnson contributed reporting. firstname.lastname@example.org
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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2016
Early enrollee Carnifax adjusts to life as a Wildcat By BOBBY PILLOTE
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Most high school students spend the waning months of senior year waiting on college admissions or fretting over prom dates. Tommy Carnifax will spend his next seven weeks sweating through Northwestern’s spring practices. Carnifax, a defensive end from Warren, Ohio, is the lone early enrollee of the Wildcats’ 2016 recruiting class. He’s wrapped up his high school studies and has already enrolled in classes at NU, making him eligible to participate in the football team’s spring activities. Transitioning to college is hard, and it can be especially so right after undergoing surgery as Carnifax has. Though he’s still able to join some team workouts, Carnifax will be held out of practices while he rehabs his shoulder and knee. “Getting surgery immediately after high school and then coming here three weeks later
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Kunaiyi-Akpanah hit a layup with 39 seconds to play and had a chance to get even closer after junior guard Ashley Deary grabbed a steal in the backcourt, one of 23 Wolverines turnovers forced by NU. “I thought we made a great comeback,” McKeown said. “I thought we put ourselves in position to win the game in the last couple minutes, we didn’t panic.” Deary finished with six steals and broke the Big Ten single-season steals record, but after securing the ball, she quickly fired an ill-advised and errant 3-pointer and Michigan grabbed the rebound. The Wolverines went on to close out the game at the free-throw line. Deary said following the game that she was not focused on the record. “It’s just about the team, moving forward and winning games,” she said. Michigan’s victory was keyed by its rebounding
was tough,” Carnifax said. “But a lot of the guys have been really helpful with class. Tutors are really helpful. It’s just a learning process on the go. The first couple weeks were kind of rough but it’s starting to get easier as it goes along.” Given all he has on his plate, it’s almost surprising Carnifax sounds much like any other new student at NU. He started off taking four classes but has since dropped to three and said he relies primarily on his roommate, freshman receiver Charlie Fessler, for support. But it’s no accident Carnifax is taking it all in stride. Early enrollees are rare for the Cats, mainly because the program is scrupulous in making sure incoming student athletes will be up to the task. “It starts with the family,” coach Pat Fitzgerald said when describing the early enrollment decision. “One day (the recruit) is the big man on campus and the next day he’s a freshman that’s coming in before his class and after the previous class. That sounds really fun, but it’s no fun at all. … It needs to be the right fit.” Redshirt freshman cornerback Parrker Westphal dominance. The Wolverines finished with a 42-27 advantage on the glass and had 17 offensive rebounds to 10 for NU. The poor rebounding performance was in sharp contrast to recent games for the Cats, who outrebounded six of their last eight opponents before Tuesday. Thanks to the loss, NU has once again blew a chance to build the momentum following a win. With just Sunday’s game at Nebraska left before the Big Ten Tournament next week, the Cats have failed to win consecutive conference games all season. With four seniors possibly playing on their home court for the final time, McKeown spoke about how much they have meant to the program. “Those guys have just done a great job for us,” he said. “Heart and soul of turning this program and the culture of it from a program that finished last in the Big Ten every year … to one that was in the NCAA Tournament last year, was in the top 20 this year, in every game.”
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From page 16 with shooters, spread the floor and look to shoot their way past their opponents. Michigan has hit 40 percent of its 3-pointers this season and has ridden its perimeter attack to a spot on the NCAA Tournament bubble after finishing at .500 last season. But the faces are different for the Wolverines. With star senior Caris LeVert sidelined with injury, guard Derrick Walton Jr., who missed the matchup last season with injury, is the team’s leading active scorer. Transfer forward Duncan Robinson, who sat out last season, has become an ace shooter from distance for Michigan and is draining 47.1 percent of his 3s this season. Additionally, the Wolverines seem to have found an answer inside in junior Mark Donnal. The big man, who played just 6 minutes in last year’s thriller, is coming off a big-time 25-point game Sunday against then-No. 6
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It’s pretty emotional to put everything in perspective, all the great times I’ve had here. — Maggie Lyon, senior guard
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Northwestern fails to complete comeback in loss to Wolverines By COLE PAXTON
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In the midst of a difficult season, the Wildcats ended their home Big Ten season in an all-too-familiar manner. Michigan center Hallie Thome scored 22 points, matching Northwestern junior forward Nia Coffey’s 22 points as the Wolverines (17-11, 9-8 Big Ten) took down the Cats (1514, 4-13) 70-65 on Tuesday. Coach Joe McKeown credited Michigan after the game for making big shots to hold off his team. “It was a hard-nosed Big Ten game,” he said. “Grind game and we just couldn’t make enough plays when we had chances.” The two teams played close for the third consecutive season. Last year in Ann Arbor, Coffey hit a game-winning layup in the final seconds to give NU a 63-62 win. Two seasons ago, Michigan hit a pair of free throws just before the buzzer in a 70-68 Wolverines win. Michigan seized control in the third quarter after neither team led by more than 5 points in the first half. Over a 5-minute span in the third, the
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Wolverines’ Thome dominates interior By WILL RAGATZ
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In recent losses, Northwestern’s defense has struggled to contain elite guards like Minnesota’s Rachel Banham and Maryland’s Shatori WalkerKimbrough. On Tuesday, however, it was the tallest player on the court that gave the Wildcats fits. Michigan freshman center Hallie Thome dominated the paint in leading the Wolverines (17-11, 9-8 Big Ten) to a 70-65 victory over NU (1514, 4-13). Thome finished with 22 points, repeatedly scoring with ease against Cats freshman forward Pallas Kunaiyi-Akpanah. “She’s (6 feet 5 inches tall),” NU coach Joe McKeown said about Thome’s success. “She’s got good hands. More than anything, she’s just really good around the basket and at finishing.” The Wildcats did a solid job against Michigan’s leading scorer, guard Katelynn Flaherty, holding her to 17 points on 4-for-15 shooting, below her season average of 22.3 points per game. Instead, it was Thome who shouldered the scoring load. NU badly missed the interior presence of graduated center Alex Cohen, who stands at 6 feet 5 inches just like Thome. Without her, the Cats were forced to defend Thome with 6-foot2-inch Kunaiyi-Akpanah and 6-foot-1inch junior forward Nia Coffey. Ultimately, it didn’t matter which of the two forwards tried to stop Thome, as both were unsuccessful. She hit 8 of her 11 shot attempts and got to the free throw line on four separate occasions.
Thome used her size advantage and length to get open layups and score easily on post moves. To go along with her scoring, Thome chipped in four rebounds and one blocked shot. However, her presence commanded most of the Cats’ attention on the glass, which often left Michigan’s other players open for rebounds. The Wolverines finished with a commanding 42-27 edge on the boards, including 17 offensive rebounds. McKeown said an unusual trait for a post player helped make Thome so tough to stop. “She’s left handed, (which) sometimes just keeps you off balance,” McKeown said. Despite both of NU’s forwards showing an inability to defend Thome one-on-one in the post, the Cats almost never sent a double team to force her to pass. McKeown said he couldn’t afford to double her because of how talented Michigan’s shooters are. The Wolverines are second in the Big Ten in 3-point field goal percentage, making over 39 percent of their shots from beyond the arc. Without a second defender to slow her down, Thome continued to be a force down low in the fourth quarter, helping Michigan put the game away. She scored eight of her 22 in the final period, hitting a number of crucial layups when NU was attempting to mount a comeback. “She’s a really good player, a freshman that’s having a great year,” McKeown said. “If we play them again, we have to do something different (against her).” email@example.com
Wolverines methodically grew their 30-25 halftime lead into a 12-point margin. NU used a 9-0 run spanning the last two quarters to pull within 4 points, but the Wolverines quickly grew their lead back to 9 after senior guard Maggie Lyon and Coffey both missed layups for the Cats. Lyon’s miss was just one misstep in a tough night for the senior playing in possibly her final game at Welsh-Ryan Arena. The Wilmette native scored just 7 points Tuesday on 3-of-11 shooting after leading the Cats with 18 points in Saturday’s victory over Wisconsin. “It’s pretty emotional to put everything in perspective, all of the great times I’ve had here, but my focus tonight was on the game,” Lyon said. “Thinking about it right now, it’s a little more emotional than it was before the game.” NU fought back to make a few late runs at Michigan’s lead, but trailing by 5 with just a minute left, Coffey saw a layup attempt roll off the rim and Lyon made just one of two free throws. The Cats again drew within 4 after freshman forward Pallas » See MICHIGAN, page 15
Cats, Michigan reprise classic By MAX SCHUMAN
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For most of the last season’s Senior Night showdown with Michigan, Tre Demps was having a forgettable night. “I definitely remember just the first 35, 36 minutes of the game, just kind of letting the Michigan defense get the best of me,” he said.
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But it didn’t stay that way. With 4 seconds left in the game, Demps nailed a stepback 3 to get Northwestern (17-10, 5-9 Big Ten) to overtime. And with 2 seconds left in overtime, he drained a corner 3
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A NIGHT TO REMEMBER Tre Demps flies in for a layup. The senior guard led Northwestern past Michigan in a dramatic game last season, hitting 3s to force overtime and double-overtime.
to send the game to a second overtime, where NU pulled out a dramatic 82-78 win over the Wolverines (19-9, 9-6). That virtuoso late-game performance from Demps, who scored 13 of his 20 points in the final 10 minutes and change, powered the Cats to their most memorable win of the 2014-15 season. It was a back-andforth battle to the end that those in attendance will likely never forget. Rewatching film of that game in preparation for Wednesday’s showdown in Ann Arbor, coach Chris Collins said the high level of shotmaking on display down the stretch from both sides that day stood out. “It was a crazy game, because I felt like we had it won a couple times, they had it won a couple times,” he said. “Both teams just kept fighting back.” A lot has changed in roughly a year for that wild game’s hero. Following an honorable mention AllBig Ten season that earned him a reputation as a high-level scorer, Demps has had an up-and-down year, raising his scoring average to a career-high but shooting at a much lower clip from the field. Every great game, such as his 30-point outburst against then-No. 3 Iowa, has been balanced by an awful game, such as his 2-of-14 shooting effort against then-No. 12 Michigan State. Fellow senior Alex Olah was NU’s leading scorer in that last Michigan game, putting up 25 points and 12 rebounds and dominating a weak Wolverine front line. But a foot injury has slowed the center in his final season, as he’s put up just 10.6 points and 5.1 rebounds per game this season. Meanwhile, not much has changed for Michigan stylistically. The Wolverines still fill their lineups » See CLASSIC, page 15