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The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

A person wearing an orange shirt with a flame design and holding a microphone points at the crowd.
Smino rocks at A&O Ball, calls NU “beautiful”
Jaharia Knowles, Crossword & Games Editor • April 28, 2024

As Smino took the stage at A&O Ball on Friday night, there was an elephant in the room in the form of a banner with a post he wrote on social platform X in 2014: “i think im at NorthWestern university . if so, yall hoes are UGLY bruh.” Ten...

Over 200 students from the NUSO, Bienen Contemporary/Early Vocal Ensemble, University Chorale, University Singers and Northwestern Camerata played in a combined concert Saturday evening.
NUSO and NU Choral Program perform two major works at combined concert
April 28, 2024
Pianist Sergei Babayan opened the 51st and final season of Evanston’s storied Bach Week with an eclectic recital featuring composers ranging from J. S. Bach to Arvo Pärt.
From the wings: Sergei Babayan opens final season of Bach Week with eclectic recital
April 28, 2024
Creed Bellamy’s love for hiking and backpacking inspired the mantra for the four-track EP: nature and rumination.
Creed Bellamy’s newly-released EP “way out there” draws from the beauty of nature and rumination
April 25, 2024
Aligned with the “camp” theme, Dillo Day merchandise includes bucket hats, water bottles and stickers as well as graphic T-shirts and hoodies.
Mayfest Productions releases ‘Camp Dillo’ merchandise on new online store
April 25, 2024
Podculture: Tonik Tap performs “Timeless” spring show
Podculture: Tonik Tap performs “Timeless” spring show
April 15, 2024
A dancer in a pink crop top and black joggers dances with arms outstretched in front of a pink-lit background.
The spotlight is on tabloids and gossip in Fusion’s spring show 'Front Cover'
April 7, 2024
Nettles’ event at Women and Children First featured a book reading and signing, a conversation with Block Club reporter Atavia Reed, and a Q&A with the audience.
Prof. Arionne Nettles’ book talk offers Black Chicagoans history, community
April 23, 2024
At Heirloom Books, Erik Graff sells mostly secondhand volumes at market price, and donates the proceeds to the surrounding community.
Q&A: At Heirloom Books, Erik Graff seeks to keep community alive
April 4, 2024
Last year’s Dillo Day featured rapper Offset as headliner.
Swae Lee to headline Dillo Day, Mayfest announces
April 24, 2024
Taylor Swift released her first double album on Friday, but the extended track list suffers from redundancy.
Liner Notes: Taylor Swift’s ‘The Tortured Poets Department’ is ‘happy, free, confused and lonely’ at the same time
April 24, 2024
The “Fallout” series focuses on one of the best aspects of the games, the iconic vaults.
Reel Thoughts: ‘Fallout’ goes out with a bang
April 18, 2024
Rick Tejada-Flores, a producer of the documentary “Water for Life,” answered questions from the audience in a Q&A following the film.
Chicago Latino Film Festival comes to NU to educate students of Latino culture
April 16, 2024
Fanny (Communication sophomore Faith Walh) and members of the ensemble dance together on the stage of Ethel M. Barber Theater.
‘How to Know the Wild Flowers: A Map’ encourages healing through nature
April 21, 2024
Choir teacher Ms. Sanders (Communication junior Caroline Drapeau) speaks to her wife on the phone while choir member Mary (Communication freshman Mila Levit) eavesdrops.
From the Wings: Vertigo’s ‘Pity the Woman Who Never Spills’ is a love letter to high school classmates — or is it a hate letter?
April 14, 2024
Daniel Burnett in front of his mural inside Reprise Coffee Roasters.
Evanston artist Daniel Burnett paints to bring awareness to the city
April 14, 2024
Students, community members and artists survey the different paintings, sculptures and collages in “Well Versed.”
Dittmar Gallery explores intersection of art and poetry in ‘Well Versed’
February 21, 2024
Coachella delivered captivating performances from both big-name celebrities and rising stars for two weekends in April.
Coachella 2024 sees big-name stars triumph and new talent emerge
Lavender Huang, Reporter • April 21, 2024

From college students to A-list celebrities, music lovers came together at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival to watch show-stopping performances. The festival’s two-weekend,...

Customers rummage through boxes for secondhand clothing at the Buffalo Exchange in Andersonville. Used clothes, shoes and accessories were on sale for $1.
Customers line up for $1 Earth Day sale at Buffalo Exchange thrift store
Jillian Moore, Assistant Arts & Entertainment Editor • April 21, 2024

A line stretched down the block from the Buffalo Exchange in Andersonville Saturday as customers waited for their allotted 10 minutes to rummage through boxes of used clothes, shoes...

Maggie Rogers, wearing a leather jacket and a yellow shirt, smiles in front of a microphone.
Maggie Rogers’ ‘Box Office Week’ draws long lines, community
Maya Wong, Assistant Design Editor • April 21, 2024

At 3 a.m. on Friday, fans began lining up outside of Chicago’s House of Blues to see singer-songwriter Maggie Rogers perform the fourth show of her The Don’t Forget Me Tour. By...

Smino, headlining A&O’s Ball event Friday, is visiting NU for the third time. The rapper performed at Dillo Day in 2016 and opened for Carly Rae Jepsen at the A&O’s Blowout event in 2018 (pictured here).
Smino to return to NU, headline A&O Ball Friday
Mary Randolph, Arts and Entertainment Editor • April 21, 2024

Grammy-nominated musician Smino will headline A&O Productions’ annual Ball, with local artists Ausar and m.e.h. opening, A&O announced Sunday. Smino performed at Dillo...

The Magnetic Fields, headed by Stephin Merritt, released the critically-acclaimed album “69 Love Songs” in 1999. The band is touring for the album’s 25th anniversary with two-night residencies across the country.
The Magnetic Fields celebrate 25th anniversary of ‘69 Love Songs’ with four-day stay at Thalia Hall
Virginia Hunt, Senior Staffer • April 18, 2024

The Magnetic Fields’ first night in Chicago was part comedy show, part family reunion and full of joy for all kinds of music — though a certain 69 songs were top of mind. On...

Friko is made up of vocalist and guitarist Niko Kapetan (right) and drummer Bailey Minzenberger (left), both ETHS alums.
Local indie-rock band Friko prepares for U.S. tour, shares musical inspirations
Maya Ravi, Reporter • April 18, 2024

Fresh off the heels of its debut album, indie-rock band Friko set off on its first tour across America on April 6. The band is comprised of Evanston Township High School alumni Niko...

The QR code, located in River North, drew crowds hoping to make sense of Taylor Swift’s iconic “Easter eggs.”
‘Swifties’ flock to Taylor Swift’s QR code in River North, anticipating new album
Madeline King, Development and Recruitment Editor • April 18, 2024

Everything Taylor Swift touches draws ample attention, and her QR code in River North is no exception. Fans gathered outside 25 W. Grand Ave. Wednesday night to take pictures in front...

A table with an iced oatmeal cookie latte, an iced cardamom rose latte, a white plate with a Backlot veggie burrito and a navy plate with a key lime pie cookie and lemon poppyseed loaf.
Open Tab: Backlot Coffee brightens up spring quarter with seasonal drinks, pastries
Kunjal Bastola and Rachel Schlueter April 16, 2024

With decadent pastries and refreshing beverages, Backlot Coffee is the quintessential spring quarter study spot. Located at 2006 Central St., this coffee shop is a short trip on...

Celebrated pianist Yefim Bronfman presented a recital of Beethoven, Schubert, Salonen and Schumann at Chicago’s Symphony Center this past Sunday.
Back to 19th-century Vienna: Yefim Bronfman performs Beethoven, Schubert, Salonen and Schumann
Ben Kim, Reporter • April 16, 2024

Chicago’s Symphony Center was bustling on a warm Sunday afternoon, as concertgoers flocked to the illustrious venue to hear celebrated pianist Yefim Bronfman — widely considered...

Jonah Kagen performed heartfelt acoustic music with passion at Beat Kitchen on April 15.
Jonah Kagen’s Beat Kitchen ‘flu game’ shows off masterful musician, charismatic performer
Mary Randolph, Arts and Entertainment Editor • April 16, 2024

In Game 5 of the 1997 NBA Finals, Michael Jordan, already a basketball star, powered through flu-like symptoms and led the Chicago Bulls to a pivotal victory over the Utah Jazz —...

Spearheaded by Communication freshman Aditi Adve, The Deep End is being reintroduced after a yearlong hiatus.
The Deep End to bring satirical news back to NU
Betsy Lecy, Assistant Arts & Entertainment Editor • April 14, 2024

Two years ago, Communication sophomore and aspiring comedy writer Kyra Lesmerises was touring Northwestern’s campus. When she spotted advertisements for late-night comedy club The...

On Friday, Maggie Rogers released her third studio album, “Don’t Forget Me,” which marked a homecoming to the outdoorsy folk of her youth.
Liner Notes: In ‘Don’t Forget Me,’ Maggie Rogers returns to folk roots with triumph
Maya Wong, Assistant Design Editor • April 14, 2024

It took five years, but singer-songwriter Maggie Rogers is finally home. After a video of Pharrell Williams reacting to her first single “Alaska” went viral in 2016 — Rogers’...

The Cosmia Opera Collective staged “devoted” in the Ryan Opera Theatre on March 30.
Cosmia Opera Collective breathes life into opera, uplifts underrepresented composers
Jillian Moore, Assistant Arts & Entertainment Editor • April 12, 2024

Move over, Verdi — there’s a new generation in opera. The Cosmia Opera Collective is bringing students’ work to life, especially that of historically marginalized composers. According...

Jesse McCartney released his new EP titled “All’s Well” on April 5.
Singer-songwriter Jesse McCartney talks starting a family, Yung Gravy collaboration
Madeline King, Development and Recruitment Editor • April 11, 2024

From voicing a talking chipmunk in “Alvin and The Chipmunks” to reaching over 3 million monthly listeners on Spotify, singer-songwriter Jesse McCartney has always been good at catching...

Stephan Moccio has 500 million streams on his solo piano work and has co-written and produced seven contributions to the Billboard Hot 100 in his nearly 30-year career.
Grammy- and Oscar-nominated producer Stephan Moccio inspires NU students at songwriters event
Francesco Thorik-Saboia, Photo Editor • April 11, 2024

With a thick mane of dark hair, a loosely-buttoned white dress shirt, a large black jacket, khaki pants and black boots, Stephan Moccio, one of the biggest music producers and solo...

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