Nonprofit offers resilience training to Chicago student athletes

By Allegra Zamore Medill Reports Since the 2015-2016 school year, the state of Illinois has seen a significant decline in the number of high school athletes participating in sports, according to the National Federation of State High School Associations. Due to costs, access to proper athletic performance training is becoming increasingly difficult, especially for students. […]

Drinking problems rampage among college students causing severe health risks

By Xinyi Zhang Medill Reports College students often assume that they can escape most of the negative physical and mental effects of consuming alcohol because they are young and healthy and some don’t drink all that frequently. But even minimal consumption of alcoholic beverages can still have significant negative impacts on health regardless of age. […]

Dew Suriyawan shares the art of authentic Thai food

By Harrison Liao Medill Reports I didn’t know anything about Chinese food until I found out how much I didn’t know about Chinese food. My parents immigrated to the U.S. in the 1990s from Hunan, a landlocked province in central China. They had me in 1994 in Ann Arbor, while they were pursuing graduate engineering […]

Chicago area recycling industry struggles after China bans waste imports

By Lucia Whalen Medill Reports Before China halted the importation of plastic and other recycling waste from around the globe, the majority of Americans were living in a fool’s paradise. For most people, recycling ended at dumping paper, plastic and glass in a large bin – blue in Chicago. From there, most people paid little […]