Argentinian designer turns fashion into environmental activism

Jesica Pullo Biotico

By Layan Dahhan and Esther Bower Medill Reports BUENOS AIRES — After visiting parts of Argentina that were full of pollution, Jesica Pullo, a designer based in Buenos Aires, decided to combine her passions for fashion and the environment to create Project Biotico, a sustainable fashion company. Pullo uses recyclable materials — like potato chip […]

Preserving a coffee lifestyle in the ‘notable’ cafés of Buenos Aires

By Xinyi Zhang and Yilin Xie Medill Reports BUENOS AIRES — Fifteen years ago, Nestor Pichelli decided to change careers and found himself helping preserve a mainstay of life in this capital city: the café notable, or historic coffee shop. “The coffee culture in Argentina is a lifestyle,” he said, as he sat among tables […]

Real estate market still moving despite COVID-19

By Evan Brooks Medill Reports With COVID-19 continuing to sweep the nation, the real estate market is expected to take a bit hit. Realtors are trying to change their strategy during this difficult time. Photo at top: Realtor Jarriel Jordan holds a sold sign. (Courtesy of Wyevetra Jordan/Exit Landmark Realty)

With Old Lyme beach closures, businesses turn to takeout

By Dave Peck Medill Reports For some Old Lyme, Connecticut restaurants, summertime earnings make up 90% of their yearly revenue. With the town’s decision to indefinitely close public beaches, that number may shrink as fewer people visit the shoreline. For two local restaurants, COVID-19 measures have been met with optimism. Photo at top: A beach […]

Detroit all-girls school offers Biomedical Science and Veterinary program

By Bre’onna Richardson Medill Reports Detroit International Academy for Young Women is the only all-girls public school in Michigan. The school has partnered with The Detroit Zoo and The Michigan Humane Society to develop a Biomedical Science and Veterinary Medicine career pathway. The program provides students with college credit, internships and scholarship opportunities. Because of […]

Festival canceled for first time since WWII

By Allegra Zamore Medill Reports The annual Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival takes place each Spring in Winchester, Virginia. Due to COVID-19, this was the first year since WWII that the festival was canceled. That didn’t stop local community members from celebrating from a distance. Photo at top: Winchester residents paint their property to celebrate Apple […]