The largest athletic competition you’ve probably never heard of

Elite CrossFit athlete Ashley Jordan in action.

By Jordan Klein Medill Reports With over 300,000 competitors worldwide, the CrossFit Open is an athletic competition 10 times larger than the Boston Marathon. But you’ve probably never heard of it. For those involved, from athletes to coaches, this competition spells five weeks of stress, sweat, and sometimes, tears. [vimeo 256650579 w=640 h=360] “Oh yeah, […]

Trend toward veganism finds a new niche market: Women

By Hannah Wiley Medill Reports In a world of fad diets and constantly changing health trends, vegans want you to know that they’re here to stay. With more plant-based products on the market and alternative options for meat and dairy, veganism grew in popularity in 2017. According to a Forbes report, plant-based food sales went […]

Blockchain is creating prosperity, experts say

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By Ang Gao Medill Reports New York–The digital ledger platform blockchain is enabling a shift towards a safer, easier and more prosperous ecosystem by decentralizing assets and making peer-to-peer networks to govern all transactions, said blockchain experts, all Chinese, in a recent forum at Fordham University. In a general sense, according to an article by […]

Women and minorities face discrimination, challenges in STEM fields

By Tiffany Chen Medill Reports The fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) have long been dominated by men. Women in these fields often face harassment, discrimination and inequality. “There are built-in biases in the system of academia that are harmful to women in particular,” said Shauna Price, a postdoctoral fellow at the Field […]

South African school children celebrate Chinese New Year

By Viola Du Medill Reports Sounds of drums, singing and kids’ laughter came out of a corner of Pretoria Chinese School of Gauteng Province. Dozens of children dressed in red gathered in the concert hall on Feb 15, getting ready for the Chinese New Year celebration. Chinese New Year celebration and performances at the school […]

League of Legends Spring Split heats up with four weeks left until playoffs

By Jourdan Kerl Medill Reports Los Angeles – Cloud 9 outperformed Team SoloMid for a clean victory and nearly spotless record on Saturday evening to conclude the first half of Spring Split action in the North American League of Legends Championship Series. With the first half of the season behind them, Cloud 9 looked ahead […]

Sophomore Hobbs plays key role on offense heading into sectionals

Erik Alcantar Medill Reports The Lake Central High School boys basketball team features  experienced players who have been working together both on and off the court for years. But in that roster of  upperclassmen,  sophomore Derek Hobbs is entrusted with the keys to the offense as the starting point guard. At first glance, the 5-foot-11 guard […]