Two seniors, two different paths and one common challenge


By Patrick Engel Medill Reports The floral bouquets were delivered, the tribute videos were finished and the 2-foot by 3-foot action pictures were framed. It was 12:45 p.m., which on March 3, 2018 at Gentile Arena, meant the time had come for a sendoff. Loyola’s seniors lined up with their families, paraded out to center […]

Local schools to join national movement against gun violence

Washington D.C. Teens for Gun Reform

By Kaitlin Englund Medill Reports Schools across Cook, DuPage and Lake County will walk out on March 14 in solidarity with students across the nation who are protesting gun violence. The national call for school walkouts follows the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where a former student killed […]

Local boxing gym takes fighting off the streets

By Giulia Petroni Medill Reports For the last two and a half years, Juliana Hirales has been training at Little Village’s youth boxing gym 20 hours per week. One hundred and twenty-five pounds, 5’2″, and not afraid to punch. She was only 14 when she started fighting on the streets, a teenager dealing with her […]