Elizabeth Warren, Bertha’s Kitchen and yams

By Seb Peltekian Medill Reports NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — We sat in Bertha’s Kitchen, a soul food restaurant. Our food — corn, rice, glazed yams, and, in Nirmal’s case, fried chicken — rested on trays in front of us. Bertha’s Kitchen was honored with a James Beard Award in 2017. However, something told us that […]

The life of an NBA team PR person at All-Star weekend

By Jake Meister Medill Reports Whether Luka Doncic was behind the podium at the Rising Stars Media Day, All-Star Media Day or after the actual games, one man stood by his side as if his life depended on it. It essentially does. Scott Tomlin is the Director of Basketball Communications for the Dallas Mavericks. Anytime […]

Patrick Reed’s fans say the golfer is misjudged and misrepresented

By Clara Facchetti Medill Reports LOS ANGELES — Calm. Human. Outspoken. Opinionated. These are some of the unfamiliar words that fans used to describe American golfer Patrick Reed at Riviera Country Club this week. Reed was in L.A. to play in the Genesis Invitational, where he finished in 51st place at 2 over par. Plagued […]

‘Last day to get better’ for global campers during All-Star Weekend

By: Zoe Collins Rath Camp of any kind feels like a summer activity. But during our brisk Chicago February, as part of the 69th annual 2020 All-Star Game in Chicago, a Basketball Without Borders Global Camp showcased the talent of the next generation of basketball players. “What these young athletes are doing is beyond impressive,” […]

‘Her time to play!’ WNBA stars empower Chicago girls in basketball

By Miyah Keller Medill Reports The Junior NBA Day celebrated youth basketball with pro coaching for boys and girls as part of 2020 NBA All Star Weekend. More than 1,000 Chicago Public School students from nearly 50 Chicago neighborhoods participated in the 5th annual mentoring event at Navy Pier. “The world is yours. This is […]

New All-Star Game format brings out the best in both teams

By Evan Brooks Medill Reports The much-anticipated debut of the new NBA All-Star game format was a hit, as  Team LeBron beat Team Giannis, 157-155, in what turned out to be a very competitive and highly skilled basketball game. All-Star games are typically high-scoring affairs with little stakes, but with the new format — in […]