Should the U.S. continue prosecuting illegal immigrants? Northwestern community split but majority favors decriminalization

By Carolina Gonzalez Medill Reports Northwestern University students were divided at a recent campus debate on  whether the U.S. should decriminalize illegal immigration, offering arguments both in favor and against the Democratic presidential candidate proposals to repeal or rewrite the existing law. Sachin Shukla, a sophomore studying viola performance and the main debate proponent in […]

Chicago Red Stars brings women’s soccer playoff back to the Windy City

By Krystina Iordanou Medill Reports For only the second time in franchise history, the Chicago Red Stars will host a semifinal playoff game against Portland Thorns FC Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at Seat Geek Stadium in Bridgeview. The matchup marks the fourth meeting this season between the two clubs, with Portland having the 2-0-1 edge […]

American Ninja Warrior local leagues host ninja competitions


By Junie Burns Medill Reports After swinging, balancing, climbing and flying through the first 10 obstacles of the ninja warrior course, pro competitor Derrick Pavoni paused for a brief moment to stare down the final obstacle: the infamous American Ninja Warrior Warped Wall. The crowd watched eagerly as Pavoni, a 26-year-old pizza maker nicknamed “The […]

American Ninja Warrior growth sparks Olympic bid effort


By Junie Burns Medill Reports Initially, American Ninja Warrior structured its TV presence so that the top Americans could compete in Japan. But as the show gained popularity and athletes became more skilled and aggressive, the show catapulted into a larger market, leaving NBCUniversal affiliate G4 for a new home on NBC ‘s prime time […]