New principal leads renewed dedication toward Senn athletics

Senn high school gym

By Mark Singer In the final practice before the end of his team’s season, Terrell Walsh pleaded with the players to leave everything on the court the following day. On March 1, the Senn Bulldogs boys basketball team was set to play in the school’s first regional semifinals in nine years. Senn isn’t known for […]

Diving into Chicago’s scuba scene

Scuba diver in the Great Lakes

By Jane Bodmer You don’t have to travel to the Caribbean to find shipwrecks: Lake Michigan is full of them. In fact, one Evanston diver has made a career of teaching diving and exploring shipwrecks in the Great Lakes. Myron Siciak, 59, is the owner of Elmer’s Watersports, an Evanston-based scuba shop. He teaches scuba […]

Did the Bears make the right move in signing Mike Glennon?

Solider Field

By Brent Schwartz In today’s NFL landscape, teams either have a franchise quarterback or they are pursuing one. The Chicago Bears’ pursuit has led them to last week’s signing of former Tampa Bay Buccaneers backup, Mike Glennon, who they will be paying $43.5 million over the next three years, with $14.5 million guaranteed according to […]

Booming e-sports industry faces contract challenges

Photo of a pen, an Xbox One controller and a copy of an e-sports player contract.

By Yifan Wu Jeroen “Xaliea” Klaver is a 21-year old veteran in his field. During his four-year career competing in “Smite”, a popular online multiplayer game, the Amsterdam native earned $46,170 in prize money. But the paychecks from Team Paradigm, where he played in the 2016 Smite Pro League, never added up. Lydia Picknell, Paradigm’s […]

Stoppage Time: Migrant Footballers Wait for Papers in South Africa

Soccer players South Africa

By Jacob Rogers Almost every morning, a soccer team in East Johannesburg gets together to practice. John Real Soccer Academy, as they are known, is a team made up largely of migrants who have come to South Africa to hopefully jump-start careers as professional soccer players. Unfortunately for many of these players, despite their talent, […]

Swiping into new trends in millennial dating

By Haley Velasco Following a heated election cycle and the end of the holiday season, millennial daters are looking for love. According to data from an online dating app and professional matchmakers, there are trends that have been shifting in millennial dating, especially in terms of dating parameters and methods of finding relationships. There were […]

Small business optimism remains near 43-year high

By Zhu Zhu Small business optimism fell slightly, but remained near its highest level in 43 years, according to the National Federation of Independent Business. The index fell 0.6 points to 105.3 in February from 105.9 in January. It was the third straight month of readings above 105, a surge that began after the election […]

‘We’ve been waiting for this for a long time’

Fans in Welsh-Ryan Arena await the announcement that the Northwestern men's basketball team qualified for the NCAA tournament

By Elan Kane Lynn Hull made sure to get to Welsh-Ryan Arena early Sunday to get good seats. She wanted to enjoy the hoopla surrounding the announcement that the Northwestern men’s basketball team had made its first NCAA basketball tournament in school history. When she went to find a seat, though, she was directed towards the […]

“I’ll try my best”: Congolese refugees rebuild

By Emilie Syberg Last month in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a widely circulated video appeared to show Congolese government soldiers killing unarmed civilians. The U.N High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, denounced the attack and others like it in the DRC, referring to “massive human rights violations”. Refugees from the areas […]

Hey, Wildcats, may we have this dance?

By Astasia Williams For the Northwestern men’s basketball team, it had been seven decades of being a bridesmaid. On Sunday afternoon, the Wildcats finally became the bride. March Madness was born in Evanston, Illinois, but the last time Northwestern University was associated with the NCAA Tournament was in 1939 when it hosted the first Final […]