Tokyo vintage boutique covets overseas market

Vintage Qoo

By Charlene Zhang Medill Reports Tokyo–Walking around Shibuya, the major commercial ward in Tokyo, one can never find too many trend-busters and street stylists. This is also a paradise for fanatic devotees of vintage fashions. Tucked away in a backstreet sits the 5-year-old boutique Vintage Qoo. It has the most, 102,000, Instagram followers among similar […]

Weekly jobless claims rise off lows as market awaits Friday’s Jobs Report

By Brian Baker Medill Reports Initial weekly jobless claims rose during the week ended March 3 after hitting the lowest level since December 1969 in the previous week. Jobless claims, which measure the number of Americans filing for first-time unemployment benefits, rose 21,000 to a seasonally adjusted 231,000 during the most recent week, according to […]

Taking a tip from the plants: Mimicking photosynthesis to produce fuels

By Lakshmi Chandrasekaran Nathan La Porte dreams of a field full of solar panels leading to a pump in the corner fueling station. The sun shines down on the panels collecting enough energy to power a process that produces a liquid fuel to fill up the gas tank of a car. If you think this falls in the […]

A family affair: Four brothers launch Chicago’s newest gaming lounge

By Jourdan Kerl Medill Reports Carlos, Ricardo, Francisco and Ozzie Flores raced home after school as children to compete against one another in their favorite video games. Now adults, their love for gaming transformed into bigger dreams for the brothers from Puerto Rico. Four brothers. Three veterans. One vision: To establish a premier destination where […]

Lake Central wins sectional championship and defends home court

Erik Alcantar Medill Reports Lake Central High School (St. John) defeated Oliver P. Morton High School (Hammond) 75-46 to claim the school’s 11th Sectional Championship in Northwest Indiana. For the Indians, it was the realization of a goal they set when they first took the court back in November. “It’s just amazing,” said Lake Central’s […]