Easter in the time of coronavirus: Memories of hope and togetherness

By Samone Blair Medill Reports Despite changes to Easter celebrations across the globe due to the coronavirus, Rev. Chris Wadelton of Columbus, Indiana, hopes his parishioners will remember Easter 2020 as a time of hope. Wadelton, the Pastor at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, sees silver linings in the health crisis both with charitable acts and […]

We, Not Me: An introduction to democratic socialism

By Joshua Skinner Medill Reports Socialism might simultaneously be the most feared and loved ideology in the world. The mere mention of the word conjures up visions of utopia and the most horrific crimes of the 20th century. When Americans hear the word “socialism,” it’s just as likely to convey images of famine and genocide […]

A California couple’s big day postponed due to COVID-19

By Michael Thomas Medill Reports High school sweethearts Jenae Torres and Bobby Carrington spent a year planning their dream wedding. The COVID-19 pandemic and California stay-at-home orders forced them to postpone everything. The 27 year old bride was crushed. “I’m not going to lie and say I didn’t cry a little bit,” Torres said. With […]

Teenage gymnast somersaults through global pandemic

Elli Brownfield performs on the balance beam.

By Jenny Ly Medill Reports Ponderosa High School freshman and competitive gymnast Elli Brownfield knows what it is like to be trained in discipline and work hard in athletics. On top of the years of dedication to gymnastics, she is quickly learning another skill: how to adapt to life in sports during a global pandemic. […]