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Chicagoans Celebrate Pi with Pie

By Jessica Nieberg
Medill Reports

While March 14 can be celebrated by playing math and science activities, it is not because it’s Einstein’s birthday. March 14 was also Pi Day — 3.14 as 3/14 — and while intellectual games are encouraged, the day is often honored with one of America’s favorite desserts.

And one local bar held a pie-eating contest to celebrate.

PHOTO AT TOP: The five contestants in the men’s competition prepare to eat four pounds of whipped cream. (Jessica Nieberg/MEDILL)

Harold Washington Library Opens Holocaust Exhibit

By Jessica Nieberg
Medill Reports

Though Illinois is home to one of the most high-tech Holocaust museums in the world, The Harold Washington Library Center is showcasing a special — though lower-tech — exhibit, making an educational experience about the Holocaust more accessible to city residents.

The Courage To Remember exhibit will be on display until May 31, 2018.

PHOTO AT TOP: Forty panels line the Grand Promenade on the third floor of the Harold Washington Library Center. (Jessica Nieberg/MEDILL)

Gold Coast fashion event supports prom gowns for high school girls

By Jessica Nieberg
Medill Reports

While fashion icons from around the world gathered in Paris for Fashion Week, the fashion-forward residents of Chicago took to the Gold Coast, and not just for a peek at the latest trends.

The Fashion Week Takes the Gold Coast event raised over $5,000 and collected 20 dress and gown donations for the Glass Slipper Project. Continue reading

Group urges those who know opioid users to carry anti-overdose drug

By Jessica Nieberg
Medill Reports

Drug overdose deaths continue to increase in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention overdose-related deaths from opioids have increased by more than five times since 1999.

The Chicago Recovery Alliance helps people who are affected by addiction make more positive choices. It also helps those who know and love addicted people to be able save their lives from overdoses.

PHOTO AT TOP: A volunteer practices the procedure for injecting naloxone, a drug to counteract overdoses of opioids, at the Chicago Recovery Alliance. (Jessica Nieberg/MEDILL)

Macy’s reveals plan for Muslim clothing line

By Jessica Nieberg
Medill Reports

Macy’s is set to introduce a collection of modest clothing, aimed at the lucrative Muslim clothing market. While companies like Uniqlo and Nike have created their own hijab lines over the past couple of years, this launch will declare Macy’s the first department store to carry hijabs as part of the Verona Collection fashion line.

The Verona Collection will launch on Feb. 15, 2018 on Macys.com.

PHOTO AT TOP: The Verona Collection launches at Macy’s. (Courtesy Macy’s)