New cyberattacks such as cryptojacking make past risks kids’ stuff


By Xieyang Jessica Qiao Medill Reports Blockchain, AI, IoT and a storm of new technologies are leading to greater operational efficiency and consumer opportunities, while triggering an increasing range of cyberattacks. In the age of digital transformation, the best defense for users is to understand past breaches in order to maintain constant vigilance for future […]

Most trendy 2018 technologies unveiled in Chicago and beyond

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By Xieyang Jessica Qiao Medill Reports Today may be the slowest day you’re ever going to have during the rest of your life. The pace of change tomorrow will be faster than the pace today. Chicago’s burgeoning VC opportunities and tech scene An entrepreneurial spirit, fueled by investors who bet big on the city, is […]

How a women-led tech startup e-prescribes community resources for self-care

By Cyan Zhong Medill Reports Stacy Lindau wears many hats – practicing physician, researcher, professor. But she never imagined herself a technology startup founder. As electronic prescriptions make the old-school pencil-to-paper prescriptions obsolete, Lindau found the calling to expand the power of information technology outside exam rooms and into a broader community. With funding from […]

Lake View basketball – A future full of promise

By John Alfes Medill Reports Lake View High School men’s basketball heads into the off-season with a sense of determination and cohesion after the trials and tribulations of the 2018-19 season. “We felt that we had a lot of ups and downs, but we accomplished many things,” said Dominic Saez, a junior shooting guard at […]

Chicago LGBTQ advocates document serious life risks for trans homeless youth

Center on Halsted's Public Relations Manager Mariah Emerson

By Ariana Puzzo Medill Reports “The average life span for a black trans woman is 35-years-old,” said Mariah Emerson, the public relations manager for Center on Halsted. “It’s a reality and it’s a disproportionate access to health [and] it’s disproportionate access to housing.” It is understood that disproportionate access here means a lack of access […]

Riding with SLAM Magazine at NBA All-Star weekend

By Andrew Donlan and John Alfes Medill Reports South Tryon Street buzzed on a summery, mid-February afternoon in Charlotte, as basketball fans from around the country swarmed a Sprinter van enveloped in vibrant magazine covers at the epicenter of the basketball universe — NBA All-Star weekend. The van was placed strategically near Charlotte’s Mint Museum, […]