Category Archives: Features

James Foley, journalist and Medill graduate, was killed by ISIS on August 19, 2014.

For how he lived: remembering James Foley

By Anthony Settipani   The death of James Foley at the hands of ISIS (the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria), brought a brutal end to a life dedicated to capturing and conveying…


The Depression through red-colored glasses

By Charles Rollet   In the early 1920s, the Russian futurist poet Vladimir Mayakovsky was so awestruck at the sight of Brooklyn Bridge that he wrote a 4-page poem about the experience.


Bands reflect on NU’s music scene, or lack thereof

Perennially sitting in the shadow of the Bienen School of Music, Northwestern’s rock groups know NU doesn’t have the most lively band scene. But whether they experienced their dreams here or not, recent graduates can still look…


A brief history of college protests

The students standing in a rough semicircle before Pick-Staiger Concert Hall on Friday shouted to claim the attention of the hundreds of donors filing past on their way to the…


Two distinct sisters, united in music

  Take a moment and think about the difference between two of Mozart’s most famous pieces; for example, “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik” versus The Magic Flute’s “Queen of the Night.” There…


Why one prof wants to cut law school by a third

Steven Harper, litigator of 30 years and adjunct professor at Northwestern University Law, isn’t a fan of law school. Well, not all of it, anyway. Harper is a prominent advocate…


Photo Gallery: Deering Lights

  Artist Marco Rotelli lit up Deering Library this past week with his project Rage Against the Dying of the Light. The project’s name is drawn from the first verse…

Proof of Isabella's love for philosophy: kissing the grave of Sartre and de Beauvoir in a Parisian cemetary

Meet the President of NU’s First Group for Women in Philosophy

  I met Isabella Copeland my first year at Northwestern, when we were in the same freshman seminar: “Art vs. Philosophy” (or something of the sort). Philosophy has never been…


Northwestern, Way Back When

  No one can deny New Year’s is a time for looking forward (or, for some, drinking to forget the year before.) But it can also be a time for looking back. In…

A National Trend: The Rise of the Student Voice in the Classroom

  Four years ago, student opinion in teacher evaluation wasn’t on anybody’s radar. The influence of students extended only to their test scores and how others interpreted their progress. But now, across the U.S., the tide is turning…