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T. rex ‘Sue’ gets a new room and a new look

By Yvaine Ye
Medill Reports

Chicago’s beloved Tyrannosaurus rex, known as “Sue” at The Field Museum, is moving to a new exhibition space on the second floor after 18 years in the museum’s main hall.

Because most of its bones are real, scientists have to take Sue down piece by piece with extra care, said Bill Simpson, a paleontologist at The Field Museum. The entire process of disassembly and reassembly will take approximately a month.

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Flu outbreak continues with a rising number of child deaths

By Yvaine Ye
Medill Reports

This year’s flu outbreak is hitting the country hard. The death toll among children is particularly high. It rose to 53, after 16 more children died from the flu last week, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The circulating flu virus, H3N2, is particularly virulent. It’s more contagious and fatal, especially in young children and older adults, said Allison Bartlett, a pediatrician at the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital. The hospital has seen a surging number of flu cases since December. The number of patients who test positive for influenza is almost three times more than normal, Dr. Bartlett said.

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Women’s March participant uses event as platform for Puerto Rico

By Yvaine Ye
Medill Reports

Among 300 thousand others who gathered in downtown Chicago for Women’s March two weeks ago, there was Liseth Carpenter, holding a sign with both Puerto Rican and American flags attached. Aside from the universal theme of equal rights for women, Carpenter was also protesting over the unequal treatment she says Puerto Rico received after the hurricanes.

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