Brew Bike: First ever student-run coffee business at Northwestern University

By Manasi Kaushik & Michael Davis A 19-year-old sophomore-entrepreneur, Lucas Philips, has founded the first ever student-run coffee business – Brew Bike – on Northwestern University’s Evanston campus. The business started primarily as a bike operation, where Philips and his friends sold cold brew on a tricycle on “good weather days”, but with its recent […]

Dave’s Records: For The Love Of Vinyl

By Xufei Geng Record Store Day, held on April 22, was a big day for record collectors to celebrate as vinyl stores across Chicago held a big sale. It is easy for people to experience the record culture in Chicago, and Dave’s Records is one of the stores people can explore. Dave Crain, the owner, […]

Basketball brings opportunity to West Side high schooler

Michael Flenory dribbles the ball at his AAU team practice.

By Lauren Baker and Peter Jones Basketball is everything for Michael Flenory. The West Side native started playing in the sixth grade. Since then, the sport has given him structure, introduced him to new people and allowed him to travel across the country. Now 16, Michael plays for Uplift Community High School and the Chicago Raptors, an […]