#WHERESTHEJUSTICE: Muslim students talk about social justice from an Islamic perspective

By Jasmine M. Ellis Students at Loyola University Chicago are learning more about the Muslim community through Islam Appreciation Week. Hosted by the Muslim Student Association, the organization is focusing on social justice from an Islamic perspective. Using #WHERESTHEJUSTICE students are contributing to the conversation by sharing what social justice issues matter most to them. […]

Clay masks to remember the kidnapped students of Ayotzinapa

By Iacopo Luzi The Latino Cultural Center at the University of Illinois Chicago held an art workshop to remember the 43 Mexican students who disappeared in Iguala, Guerrero on September 26, 2014. After 2 and a half years, the students are still missing. It’s not clear if they were kidnapped and killed by a Mexican […]

Chicago Police Warn of Thefts on the CTA Blue Line

By Chris Hayre The Chicago Police Department issued a community alert last week warning citizens about recent thefts on the CTA Blue Line. Lieutenant Thomas Clark of the department’s public transportation section explains the specific tactic these offenders are using and what passengers can do to stay safe.

Robots and Dancing: Local group helps celebrate National Robotics Week at Chicago’s MSI

By Adam Rossow It’s National Robotics Week and the Museum of Science and Industry is featuring five robots, along with special demonstrations and exhibits to celebrate. On Tuesday, Chicago’s Culture Shock, a not-for-profit dance and entertainment club, delighted museum patrons by marrying the science of robotics and dance together through hip-hop dance performances.

Batter up: Wrigleyville businesses are swinging for the fences

By Nicole Sedivy Hey Chicago what do you say? The 2016 Major League Baseball season is underway, and the Chicago Cubs open up at home against the Cincinnati Reds. The first pitch from Wrigley Field this season is at 7:05 p.m. Monday evening. But before all of the excitement, local business owners are working around […]

Former Northwestern standout talks NFL Draft, working hard and giving back

By Adam Rossow It’s been a hectic few months for Dan Vitale. After finishing his final season at Northwestern, the 240-pounder played in the Senior Bowl in January, impressed NFL scouts with his physical attributes at the NFL Scouting Combine in February and illustrated his versatility during the Wildcats’ pro day in March. His on-field […]

For star athletes, the transition from college to work life comes with special challenges

By Brooke Rayford Many athletes who find success in college sports hope their talent leads them to a professional career.  But the statistics show that only a small percentage make it that far. And settling into the reality of life after sports can take some adjustment. As a key player on the 2010 BCS Champion team at Auburn University, Nosa […]