Learning to prepare Western cuisine helps immigrants build careers

By Serena Yeh Medill Reports Less than a year ago, Daisy Cao moved to Chicago from the Chinese city of Wenzhou with her husband and two kids. From working as an assistant manager in an international travel service firm there and then making the transition to being a housewife and cooking daily here, Cao realized […]

Poised for the prowl: Black Panther’s box office attack continues

By DeForest Mapp Medill Reports Superhero King T’Challa led the multitudes  to “Black Panther” for two consecutive weekends. The blockbuster topped attendance at any other movie with a domestic gross of $400 million and shattered previous earnings records for a film that showcased a majority African American cast. “Black Panther” made gold for a Marvel gamble that debuted on […]

Annual “sleepout” raises money and awareness for homeless

By Cade Shultice Medill Reports More than 20 people camped outside Church of Our Saviour in Lincoln Park on Friday night for the fourth annual Sleepout for Homelessness. During the sleepout, participants slept outside in the cold to raise funds for Care For Friends, an organization that provides services for Chicago’s homeless. Participants also got […]

Loyola’s Clayton Custer wins MVC Player of the Year, four other Ramblers pick up awards

By Patrick Engel Medill Reports Clayton Custer sat in Loyola’s training room before Tuesday afternoon’s practice, confused by teammate Nick DiNardi’s unprompted congratulations. “I said, ‘Congrats on what?’” Custer recalled. DiNardi explained. Custer had just been named the Larry Bird Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year. He’s the first Loyola player to win it […]

Deportation threatens American dreams

By Viola Du Medill Reports Living with a loving wife, two daughters, a cat and a dog in a house he owns in Berwyn, Donald Ortega achieved all the dreams he could imagine when he first crossed the border and came to the United States. Ortega, 34, is Salvadoran and a beneficiary of the Temporary […]

Chinese investment flows into Japanese housing despite tightening policies


By Jinman Li Medill Reports Tokyo–A Chinese celebrity venture capitalist, Manzi Xue, who has more than 11 million followers on Weibo, a Chinese social media resembling Twitter, announced in January that he had bought all 11 machiyas on a street of Kyoto to develop a rental lodging business. Machiyas are traditional wooden townhouses popular with […]