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Notable Native: Shawn Taylor

Shawn Taylor

By Features Editor

September 2, 2014

Shawn Taylor has noticed a troubling trend in her hometown of Alton, Illinois, a small town about 300 miles south of Chicago where black men are dying as young as 50, often leaving a heartbroken family w...

According to Mary Oakes, director of Residence Life, students who are found in possession of marijuana in residence halls are required to go through a judicial process that could ban students from living in residence halls.

Students get high in highrise

April 21, 2014

As at any other college, getting a whiff of marijuana while strolling through the hallways of any Columbia residence building is common, recurring and generally expected.When students do not effectively air...

Bring farmers markets to West Side

April 21, 2014

Despite a sputtering spring, it’s almost summer in Chicago, which means the city’s farmers markets will soon be in full swing. However, not all Chicagoans have access to market stalls and fresh produce.Of the city’s 44 markets, only nine are located on the West Side. Among those, only one is south of the Eisenhower Expressway, leaving Lawndale and other lower West Side neighborhoods without easy access to the markets. Whi...

Chicago cab drivers pay a maximum of $700 a week to lease a taxi from a cab company. A Chicago cab driver filed a lawsuit in 2012 demanding the city lower lease rates because it prevents drivers from making a livable wage.

Cabbies demand fare hike

April 14, 2014

As the controversy surrounding rideshare companies heats up, Chicago taxi drivers are revisiting a 2012 lawsuit demanding a fare hike.Dozens of taxi drivers gathered outside the chambers of City Hall A...

NCAA Challenged

Ihmoud's Moods

By Media Relations Editor

February 3, 2014

I'm all for challenging the status quo, but college athletes are in for an uphill battle that’ll only get steeper as they begin to fight for representation.ESPN’s “Outside The Lines”first reported ...

Wildcats Boost Bowl Resume, Win Land of Lincoln Rivalry

By Nader Ihmoud

November 24, 2012

The Northwestern University Wildcats (9-3, Big Ten 5-3) now control the Land of Lincoln Trophy after their 50-14 thumping of their rival, the University of Illinois Illini [2-10 (0-8)], on Nov. 24.After allowing the Illini to score a touchdown on the 11th play of the 78-yard opening drive, the Wildcats defense only allowed Illinois to score one more time and net only 164 yards the rest of the game.Wildcats Head Coach Pat Fitzg...

Wildcats Improve to 8-3, Return Home for Season Finale.

By Nader Ihmoud

November 17, 2012

EAST LANSING, Mich.- The Northwestern University Wildcats defeated the Michigan State University Spartans 23-20, despite being without Kain Colter and Venric Mark for a large portion of the game on at Spartan Stadium on Nov. 17.The Wildcats' defense forced four turnovers, did not allow the Spartans to convert on any fourth downs and held them to three scores on six red zone appearances."Our defense had their backs against t...

Wildcats lose another late lead

By Nader Ihmoud

November 10, 2012

ANN ARBOR-The Northwestern University Wildcats lost for the third time this season, despite having a lead in the fourth quarter during each of those games.This time, the University of Michigan Wolverines mounted a comeback, forced overtime, and ultimately defeated the Wildcats 38-31. The Wolverines scored on the first drive of the extra period and their defense forced a turnover on downs to seal the win at Michigan Stadiu...

Wildcats prepare for Big House

By Nader Ihmoud

November 7, 2012

The Northwestern University Wildcats are in a heated race to get to this season’s Big Ten championship game.The University of Nebraska Cornhuskers and the University of Michigan Wolverines are each a game ahead of the Wildcats in the Legends Division and Northwestern has a chance to make up ground against the Wolverines at the Big House in Ann Arbor on Nov. 10.The Wildcats prepared for their road game against the Wolverin...

Wildcats run through Hawkeyes

By Nader Ihmoud

October 27, 2012

The Northwestern University Wildcats executed their game plan and this time held on to the lead in the fourth quarter to improve to 7-2 overall and 3-2 in Big Ten play.The Wildcats 28-17 victory against the University of Iowa Hawkeyes was driven behind their running game and their great defensive play on Oct. 27 at Ryan Field.“We had a difficult time trying to stop [the Wildcats’ ground game] and the score shows that,” said Haw...

Wildcats lose first home game this season

By Nader Ihmoud

October 20, 2012

Missed opportunities were the theme at Ryan Field during the Northwestern University Wildcats loss to the Nebraska University Cornhuskers on Oct. 20.The Wildcats caused several turnovers but only generated seven points from the Cornhuskers' three giveaways. Northwestern ultimately lost to Nebraska 29-28.“I thought we battled [and] gave ourselves a chance to win and down the stretch we just didn’t make one more play we needed...

Featured Athlete : Kain Colter

By Kyle Rich

October 8, 2012

Kain Colter, junior quarterback, runningback and wide receiver for the undefeated Northwestern University Wildcats, is an offensive triple threat who deftly handles the ball. During the team’s Sept. 29 victory over the Indiana Hoosiers, Colter had 297 offensive yards, rushed for 164 yards, caught nine passes and scored four touchdowns, which earned him his second Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week award. The Chronicle pho...

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