Northwestern fans tiptoe toward March Madness

Northwestern fans

By Devin Emory The ghost of seasons past is ever-lingering in the minds of Northwestern students as they are dubiously excited about what their eyes are seeing. The Wildcats really are good. They actually have a high-percentage chance of making the NCAA tournament and punching their ticket to postseason relevancy. “We’re really excited, but we […]

War on the Shore showcases basketball, epilepsy awareness

By Eric Burgher Six of the top high school basketball teams in the Chicago area competed this weekend, but the focus of the day was off the floor as the Danny Did Foundation raised just over $3,300 for epilepsy awareness. The 7th Annual “War on the Shore” at Evanston High School was the foundation’s most […]

Fire Station One

By Iacopo Luzi In Fire Station #1 on Emerson Street in Evanston, Illinois, every day is a new challenge for the firefighters who work here. Shifts start at 7 a.m. and last 24 hours. The call can arrive at any moment, and firefighters are always ready to face situations without fear. The mission is to […]

Bill Clinton campaigns for his wife in Evanston

Bill Clinton Evanston

By Caroline Kenny Former President Bill Clinton says experience makes his wife the best choice for the Democratic nomination for president. He cites the programs she enacted as First Lady and her job with the Children’s Defense Fund right out of law school as points on her presidential resume. In a speech to a full […]

Notre Dame ends Evanston’s bid for state basketball title

National anthem

By Julia Cardi Trying not to cry, Nojel Eastern contorted his face after he missed his second-to-last free throw. With the top-seeded Evanston Wildkits trailing the fourth-seeded Notre Dame Dons by nine points late in the final quarter, the junior point guard knew his team wouldn’t go to the state championship. The Wildkits fell in […]

Evanston shortens road to championship with win over Glenbrook South

Micquel Roseman jump shot

By Julia Cardi Three-nineteen-sixteen. The Evanston boys basketball team used the three numbers as its battle cry through strenuous conditioning sessions this past offseason, and the Wildkits put 3-19-16 in group text messages and chanted the sequence after practices and games. March 19, 2016 is the date of this year’s state championship. “We have that […]

Evanston coach keeps his eyes on the real prize

Coach Ellis

Q&A: Wildkits basketball coach Mike Ellis By Julia Cardi Twice in the past decade, Mike Ellis coached teams at Richwoods High School in Peoria to within three points of winning state championships. Now he’s four games away from the title with the Evanston Wildkits. But he’s not asking his players to bring home the trophy for his sake. […]

Wildkits honor fallen teammate on Senior Night

Dajae Coleman warm-up t-shirts

by Julia Cardi Tiffany Rice cherishes the smallest details about her son, Dajae Coleman. She remembers how his impressions of Stewie Griffin from “Family Guy” would bring her to laughter no matter her mood. “That’s what made him Dae,” said Rice, laughing again at the memory. “He had this good sense of humor that he […]

Evanston lotto fever

Illinois lottery ticket

By Lawrence Rigby Evanston had a Powerball lottery winner in 2014. Can the Chicagoland produce a jackpot record-breaking winner again?