A hundred-year-old tradition of delivering Passover meals feeds 15,000 Chicagoans

By Josephine Chu Medill Reports Volunteers from all over the city worked for weeks to make sure Passover celebrants had meals for the holiday. They packaged ingredients needed for Passover Seder into boxes and delivered them to places like food pantries and senior living centers. The Jewish nonprofit Maot Chitim has been organizing this event for […]

Brains and brawn: How the brain controls muscular contractions in athletic performance

By Colleen Zewe Medill Reports Have you ever had an electrical current sent from your brain to your arm to research strength? Surprisingly, it doesn’t hurt – it’s done for the sake of neuromuscular research at the University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Neuromuscular Research Lab. The lab uses a magstim rapid […]

Ukrainians in Chicago vote in presidential election where comedian secures landslide victory

By Andrew Sweeney Medill Reports Ukrainians in Chicago cast their ballots on Sunday in the final round of the Ukrainian presidential election pitting incumbent president and oligarch Petro Poroshenko against comedian Voldomomyr Zelenskiy. Zelenskiy triumphed in a landslide win of 72.3 percent and has pledged to continue Ukraine’s movement towards Europe after the 2014 Ukrainian […]

Northwestern’s Erro heats up in April after slow start

By Andre Toran Medill Reports Northwestern second baseman Alex Erro walked around the batting cage into the batter’s box, swiping rubber pellets into the air as he dug his cleats into the turfed surface at Rocky and Berenice Miller park, and prepared to swing. Line drive up the middle. Line drive up the middle. Then […]