In the ‘City of Neighborhoods,’ a summer of fun

Chicago river walk

By Ebony JJ Curry Medill Reports Chicago is the third largest city in America and also one of the most visited. Last year, nearly 58 million people visited the Windy City, according to a projection by Choose Chicago, the city’s tourism bureau. Those numbers peak in the summer months. And for locals who endure the […]

Despite launch delay, NU undergrads plow ahead with redesign for NASA freeze-casting experiments

Herincx SpaceICE

By Lauren Robinson Medill Reports Young scientists are racing to deliver by October a satellite payload of instruments to test freeze-casting — technology that could free space explorers from expensive, time-consuming deliveries of supplies from Earth. The team of Northwestern University undergraduates building the innards for a small satellite called a “CubeSat” missed the launch […]

Argentinian twins fight for fútbol equality

By Nicole Croteau and Shannon Longworth Medill Reports BUENOS AIRES — Since before they entered elementary school, twin sisters Emilia and Delfina Zolesio Fernández Blanco have wanted to play soccer — the male-dominated, quasi-religion in their native Argentina.  At age 12, they had earned spots on a great team, playing with boys at a Buenos […]