‘Refugees are welcome here’: Chicagoans protest immigration ban at O’Hare

By Katie Watkins and Emilie Syberg After President Donald Trump signed an executive order last week banning travel to the United States from seven largely Muslim countries, public reaction was swift and vocal. Chicagoans gathered both Saturday and Sunday night at O’Hare’s international terminal to protest, some offering their services as lawyers to those affected […]

Northwestern hopes for some ‘SavageCats17’ on defense

By Astasia Williams Meet the new Northwestern Wildcats. Or #SavageCats17, as they have been dubbed by @NUFBFamily, the Wildcats’ twitter feed. The Wildcats officially added 24 newcomers Tuesday: 17 high school scholarship players, one graduate transfer, and six preferred walk-ons. There already are two early enrollees on campus. Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald said there was an […]

U.S. relents, honors doctor’s visa

Chicago Based Attorney of Syrian national Dr. Amer al Homssi

By Urvashi Verma U.S. officials confirmed late Wednesday that Chicago-bound Syrian national Dr. Amer al Homssi, holder of a valid U.S. visa who was prevented from returning to the United States last Sunday, will be allowed to re-enter the country on Thursday. “They called us at 8:15 this morning and asked us if we wanted […]

Top Mather High School wrestler conflicted with pull of soccer

By Jaaziah Bethea Two days a week, Mather senior Butoyi Anaclet misses wrestling practices for the sport he truly loves: soccer. It is a tough choice for Anaclet considering he is one of the state’s top wrestlers. “I love soccer so much that I will basically choose it over wrestling any day,” Anaclet said. “The […]

Female empowerment shines through South Asian mythology

Depiction of Women Empowerment

By Abhinanda Datta As women marched on the streets in the thousands to unite against Donald Trump’s presidency, MANDALA ,an organization for South Asian Performing Arts, recently depicted women empowerment through dance performances. “Conversations with Devi” portrayed the endless facets of womanhood and her role in society. Bharata Natyam, a dance form indigenous to South […]

Cunningham set to take new role for Loyola

Loyola Academy 3

By Andres Waters After a long day of practice during Loyola’s summer workouts, junior Kevin Cunningham and senior captain Ramar Evans decided to get some food. Evans had spent all summer trying to figure out what type of music his quiet and reserved teammate liked, and today he was going to find out. “Alright, Kev you’re […]

Local basketball player fulfills dream with father by his side

By Rosie Langello The boys’ basketball team at Carl Schurz High School is now the White North conference champion. High school coach James Shelton was excited to have his varsity team play at the United Center on Jan. 21. However, one member of the team is closer to the coach than the rest. Photo at […]

Equity Residential says tough markets ahead

2 North Riverside Plaza

By Mindy Tan Despite fourth quarter results that beat expectations, Equity Residential is expecting weaker growth in 2017 due to softness in its portfolio in New York City. The real estate investment trust expects a 3.5 percent decline in rent on new leases and 2.1 increase for renewal rents. The REIT has budgeted $4 million […]

Northwestern football keeps eye on the future at signing day

Northwestern signing day

By Eric Burgher As Northwestern football coach Pat Fitzgerald sat down to greet the media Wednesday at the team’s national signing day event, he knew he’d be introducing one of the best classes of his tenure. The Wildcats’ 2017 class is ranked No. 46 in the country and No. 10 in the Big Ten, according […]

Venture Capital Showcase Highlights Socially Conscious Investments

Mindy Knebel

By Kara Voght A man who turns methane into diamonds, a woman who brings patients to doctors’ appointments, and two Ph.D. students who deliver renewable energy to sub-Saharan Africa all walk into one of Chicago’s most iconic buildings and ask strangers for thousands of dollars. No, this isn’t the start of a joke. This group […]