Students apply science to make an environmental difference in Cambodia

SFS Cambodia

By Karyn Simpson Medill Reports SIEM REAP, Cambodia – From looking at religious merit release practices in and around Siem Reap, to exploring “pet culture” and animal welfare in households, to investigating the effects of noise pollution on a vulnerable bat population, students at The School for Field Studies in Cambodia are doing more than […]

Boystown will be walking on rainbows during Pride celebrations this summer

By Thomas Ilalaole Medill Reports On North Halsted street from Melrose to Bradley, crosswalks will be adorned with rainbow colors next month just in time for the neighborhood’s Pride celebration. The Northalsted Business Alliance has planned the rainbow walks as a symbol of the LGBTQ community and also hopes it will draw more tourists to […]

‘I Heart Halal’ celebrates Islam in Chicago

By Andy Graham Medill Reports Organizers for this year’s inaugural “I Heart Halal” festival at Navy Pier were surprised at the turnout. Roughly 17,000 people — more than triple the number expected — attended the weekend-long celebration of Halal culture. The events ranged from culinary contests to fashion shows. Photo at top: Attendees try samples […]

Goat yoga comes to Chicagoland

By Nicole Croteau Medill Reports In the old parable, the sheep go to heaven; the goats do not. But at Reverse the Kerrs farm in Elgin, the goats are getting closer to nirvana. Original Goat Yoga  has come to the farm, where 10 baby goats join owner Danielle Kerr’s weekly classes. It’s the first Chicago-area […]