Danny Vitale shows NFL scouts tight end potential at Northwestern pro day


By Tolly Taylor Danny Vitale shot out of his break, spinning his head around to track the football. He tapped his toes just before the sideline and lunged his arms out, reaching for another fingertip grab. Too far. That one got away from him. He shook his head as he got back in line with […]

The freeze-dried food diet: What Scott Kelly’s year in space can tell us about our gut

By Danielle Prieur Growing up, you might remember trying “astronaut food” like freeze dried ice cream while on a field trip to your local science museum. Now imagine living a whole year on a diet of freeze dried food. That’s exactly what NASA commander and astronaut Scott Kelly did, living on the International Space Station as part of […]

Analysts Share Positive Outlook for McDonald’s After Share Price Surges

McDonald's on N Clark St

By Ashesha Mehrotra Analysts are becoming increasingly optimistic about the future of McDonald’s Corp., after the company started 2016 on a positive note with a sharp rise in its stock price since last year and reported a gain in the U.S. comparable sales for the first time after 2013. After years of slumping sales and […]

Wildcats suffer big miss against Penn State; rough stretch looms


By Adam Rossow Northwestern had a chance to match the program’s best start through six conference games in nearly 50 years by defeating Penn State on Saturday night, but the Wildcats literally missed the opportunity. Like most of their wayward 3-point attempts, the Wildcats came up short (and long) in a bid for their fourth […]

Turnovers holding Wildcats back in Big Ten play

By Michelle R. Martinelli Joe McKeown threw both hands in the air. The Northwestern women’s basketball coach was exasperated after watching his team turn the ball over on its last possession of the third quarter at Michigan State on Sunday. To make matters worse, the Wildcats did the exact same thing just 13 seconds into […]

Food waste in the crosshairs of NUvention entrepreneurs

By Bryce Gray That tomato on your salad and other produce items across the U.S. endure an odyssey of more than 1,300 miles from the field to your local grocery store. That journey not only costs energy, but also time that cuts into shelf life and contributes to $7 billion worth of domestic food waste annually. When it comes […]