For the love of birds: Carolyn Marsh’s 30-year fight for the Hammond environment

Carolyn Marsh fills the bird feeders in the sanctuary in Hammond, Indiana

By Puja Bhattacharjee Plan to navigate through the Horseshoe Casino parking lot and take a short walk along the lakefront before you can get to the turnstile entrance of the Hammond Bird Sanctuary in Hammond, Indiana. I followed Carolyn Marsh, 72, into the sanctuary early one morning. Marsh cleaned the bird baths inside the sanctuary, […]

Hurting from neglect: Election Day mattered in historic Indiana worker community

Kim Rodriguez at the polling place in Marktown, Indiana on Nov. 8.

By Cloee Cooper Out of nine congressional districts in Indiana, two re-elected Democratic congressmen on Nov. 8. One of those was in the 1st Congressional District, where East Chicago’s historic community Marktown is located. Democratic Rep. Pete Visclosky who has been in office since 1985, was re-elected. Although Marktown voted Democratic, as it usually does, […]

With strong tournament showing, Wildcats ‘bring some life’ back to team


Text by Michelle R. Martinelli Video by Hannah Gebresilassie The Northwestern women’s basketball team’s performance  in the Big Ten tournament left an obvious question: Where has that team been all season? Despite a disappointing 4-14 finish in the Big Ten regular season, the Wildcats (18-15) played like they had finally found their chemistry and became the lowest-seeded […]

7 game-changers to watch in Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament


By Michelle R. Martinelli Each women’s basketball team in the Big Ten has at least one standout player, one superstar who can control the course of a game, regardless of how well or poorly the rest of her team is playing. They each have the ability to paralyze their opponents, leaving them stunned while watching […]

Analysts predict strong earnings for Zimmer Biomet post-acquisition

By Sarah Very The hub of orthopedic innovation exists in Lilliputian, quaint Warsaw, Ind. — where news of corporate mergers and artificial joints fills radio broadcasts and coffee shop smalltalk. On June 24, 2015, Zimmer Inc. acquired crosstown rival Biomet Inc. for $13.35 billion — positioning Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc. as the second largest company […]

Wildcats tumble against Indiana, lose third straight game


By Michelle R. Martinelli It was a battle of the point guards. Northwestern’s Ashley Deary and Indiana’s Tyra Buss each walked away from Welsh-Ryan Arena on Sunday with double-doubles, shooting 50 percent or better. But while Deary sparked the Wildcats’ momentum with 12 points in the third quarter, Buss put up 10 in the fourth, […]