Chaos reigns for early voters in Lincoln Park

By Matt Craig Medill Reports It’s 5 a.m. on Election Day, and five strangers are gathered in a hotel basement. They’re supposed to be together for the next 14 hours. Not all of them will make it to the end. The strangers are election judges, regular citizens who report to their assigned location at 5 […]

Northwestern University students take a leap into civic engagement

Joyce Wang working at the Norris University Center on the Election Day.

By Xiaoyi Liu Medill Reports “I already voted, can I take a sticker?” “Take a doughnut, take a sticker. That’s really fine, go ahead.” It was Election Day and these were the cheerful conversations at the Northwestern University’s student center. Students visited the table set up by the university’s Center for Civic Engagement and collected  […]

Martial arts legend now focuses on the next generation

By Chris Cadeau Medill Reports Anthony Marquez, actor and decorated martial arts instructor, starred in the Mortal Kombat (Kung Lao) video games and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” movies in the 1990’s. Today, Marquez is using his passion for martial arts to influence his students in his training facility (Extreme Martial Arts) in Chicago’s North side. […]

18th District candidate Cho embraces a landslide defeat

Chicago Election 2018

By Madison Yauger Medill Reports Republican candidate Julie Cho fell short of Democrat incumbent Robyn Gabel on Tuesday, losing the District 18 State Representative election by a current tally of 42 percentage points. Cho, 47, is a Korean immigrant and mother of three, who ran as a conservative for state representative, but diverged from many […]

Smash Saturdays bring the faithful to a 17-year-old game

By Daniel Viegas Medill Reports Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is now a month away from launching on the Nintendo Switch. The upcoming Nintendo fighter has fans shaking in anticipation, but that doesn’t mean the Super Smash Bros. Melee community is slowing down. The now 17-year-old game still holds a dedicated playerbase that is thriving even […]