Sanctuary restaurants provide ‘a place at the table for everyone’

By Katie Watkins Over the past several months, small yellow signs have been popping up in the windows of cafes, bars and restaurants across Chicago. Their red and black lettering carries a powerful message: “Sanctuary restaurant, a place at the table for everyone.” The signs are part of the national Sanctuary Restaurant movement, which seeks […]

Local churches bring some glitter to Ash Wednesday

By Alissa Anderegg While Ash Wednesday has been practiced for centuries, a new national movement, Glitter Ash Wednesday, is making it more colorful in support of LGBTQ communities. Two local churches, Unity Lutheran Church in Edgewater and Berry United Methodist Church in Lincoln Square, are participating by providing ashes mixed with makeup-grade purple glitter at […]

The Wildcats head to the 2017 Big Ten Tournament

Women's Basketball Team

By Alexis Wainwright Now that the regular season is over, the Northwestern women’s basketball team is headed into the 2017 Big Ten Tournament. The Wildcats play Iowa March 2 at noon C.T. on the Big Ten Network. The winner will advance to play no. 1 seed Ohio State on Friday. That game will also be […]

U.S. manufacturing climbed to best level since mid-2014

By Yemeng Yang The U.S. manufacturing sector reported expansion in February, but it remains to be seen whether actual performance lives up to the upbeat sentiment. The Institute of Supply Management’s report released Wednesday showed that its February purchasing managers index, or PMI, a composite indicator of the manufacturing sector, jumped 1.7 points to 57.7, […]

Best Buy shares drop on revenue decline

By Beixi(Bessie) Xu ​ Shares of Best Buy Co., Inc. slumped 4.5 percent Wednesday after the company reported a big jump in fourth quarter earnings but a decline in revenue.​ “Their sales were negative last quarter, and I think people got nervous that in a long run their sales are still going to go away […]

American Eagle stock sinks on soft outlook

By Christine Huang American Eagle Outfitters Inc. stock plummeted 9.5 percent after the retailer predicted an earnings drop in the current quarter. Shares closed at $14.34, down $1.51. American Eagle reported net income of $54.6 million, or 30 cents per diluted share, in its fourth quarter ended Jan. 28, down 33 percent from $81.7 million, […]

New Trier basketball season in photos

By Giuliana Allegrotti New Trier coach Teri Rodgers walked out of the locker room, her eyes still red from crying. New Trier had just lost the regional championship to Maine West. Their season was over. “You couldn’t have been around a better group,” Rodgers said through her sniffles. “I’ve been doing this for 19 years. […]

Wildcat gamers take the floor at Welsh-Ryan

Northwestern esports club hosts its first event at Welsh-Ryan Arena on Saturday

By Yifan Wu Northwestern Esports club hosted its first official event at Welsh-Ryan Arena on Saturday. Between raffles and pizza, more than 40 students competed in “League of Legends” and “Super Smash Bro. Melee,” with winners taking home gaming equipment and cash prizes.

A Woman’s Passion for Reading Fosters Meaningful Rhetoric

Diane Scholten's passion for reading

By Abhinanda Datta The Trump presidency has ignited a will to lessen shared feelings of hatred and fear, but a 68-year-old retired IT project manager is using her passion for books to create an environment of bias-free rhetoric. Diane Scholten’s brainchild, The Progressive Book Club, was designed for people who are passionate about social justice […]

Tiny horses assist in crucial therapy

By Manasi Kaushik Jodie Diegel, a 50-year-old nurse at Rush Medical Center, talks about the power of animal therapy, which surpasses the healing effect of her nursing. Diegel is the founder and president of Mane in Heaven, a non-profit organization that provides therapeutic benefits to disabled and able-bodied children and adults through therapy with miniature […]