Claire Kuwana

United States

I am a sophomore at Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism double majoring in journalism and economics. I currently write for InsideNU, a sports-focused publication at Northwestern, and have previously written for both NorthByNorthwestern’s magazine and online site. I serve as the lacrosse beat writer for InsideNU and traveled to cover the NCAA Final Four for women's lacrosse last year. I also have experience in multi-media storytelling and have produced multiple video and audio stories through Medill.

Inside NU
Lacrosse: Northwestern upsets previously unbeaten Maryland, secures first ever Big Ten title

Northwestern (14-4, 5-1 B1G) upset No. 1 Maryland (18-1, 6-0) 16-11 in the Big Ten Championship, marking the first time the Wildcats have beat the Terrapins since 2012. Head coach Kelly Amonte Hiller led NU to their first B1G title against her alma mater, demonstrating that this Northwestern team might have the potential to mirror the postseason success that coincided with their last victory over the Terps in 2012.

North by Northwestern
The coach behind the comeback

Head Coach Kelly Amonte Hiller surveys the field as first-year Izzy Scane spins through multiple Notre Dame defenders, pumping her fist when the ball hits the back of the net. With an enthusiasm matching her players, Amonte Hiller paces the sideline and cheers.

Inside NU
Men's Basketball Stock Report: Who's trending up/down as the 'Cats head into Big Ten play?

As the Wildcats prepare to kick off Big Ten play against Purdue, let's take a look at what this team has shown so far this season: Versatility on defense The 'Cats have experimented with a few different types of defense this season, including some unusual zone looks, but overall have been able to manage their opponents no matter the defense they operate in.

Yorktown Sentry
Miss Representation in the Media

Growing up, evenings spent in my kitchen were always filled with noise. Between the many noises that stemmed from my parents scrambling to send my sister and me to whatever activity we had that night, the sound of the news was a constant in the background.

Inside NU
Northwestern lacrosse has completed their comeback

BALTIMORE - Northwestern's season ended on Friday with a thorough defeat at the hands of Maryland. But despite the final result, the year marked a return to prominence for a team that earned its first ever Big Ten Championship and reached the national semifinals for the first time in five years.

Inside NU
2019 Northwestern football position previews: Defensive Line

Returning Starters: Joe Gaziano (Sr.), Samdup Miller (Jr.) Key Losses: Jordan Thompson, Fred Wyatt, Ben Oxley Returners: Alex Miller (Jr.), Earnest Brown IV (Jr.), Trevor Kent (So.), Devin O'Rourke (R-Fy), Jake Saunders (Jr.) Newcomers: Duke Olges, Adetomiwa Adebawore, Jason Gold Jr.

Inside NU
The Complete Northwestern Lacrosse 2020 Season Preview

The wind is blowing strong over Martin Stadium, the lakefront is just beginning to become bitterly cold on a consistent basis, and the inside of Ryan Fieldhouse is looking better and better every day. Today marks the start of the 2020 women's lacrosse season.

Yorktown Sentry
March 14 Walkout: #Enough

On any normal March school day at 10 a.m., it would be unlikely to see any students on Greenbriar field, not even the bundled-up physical education students trudging around the track. However, March 14, 2018 was no regular school day. Today, students across the nation walked out of their scheduled classes to call for stricter...