On track or in life, Cassie Bloch runs as a true fighter

By Athena Liu Medill Reports It was 90 degrees and the humidity high in Terra Haute, Indiana Sunday as Loyola senior Cassie Bloch ran the 1,500-meter final at the MVC Outdoor Championships, trying to better her bronze-medal finish of last year. Unfortunately for Bloch, the competition was also fierce, and she finished the race in […]

Five numbers to remember from Northwestern Men’s Tennis loss against Vanderbilt

By Athena Liu Medill Reports The Northwestern University Men’s Tennis Team dropped Friday’s home match against Vanderbilt University 3-4, with a 3-3 in singles matches and a 0-1 in doubles. NU sophomore Dominik Stary achieved a come-from-behind victory for the game against his nationally ranked Vanderbilt opponent Daniel Valent. Wildcat freshman Nick Brookes also played […]

Big Ten Tennis Teams Expand Recruiting to a Global Scale

By Athena Liu Medill Reports International student athletes are commanding a bigger role on Big Ten tennis teams. The constant pursuit of better players, both athletically and academically, requires coaches to look outside the United States and keep an eye out for talented high school players at every corner of the world, said Arvid Swan, […]

Chinese Youngsters Celebrate their New Year at NBA All-Star Weekend

By Athena Liu Medill Reports For some young people in China, the Chinese New Year has become a time to get away from daily life and follow their passion. This year, instead of celebrating the festival with their families, some Chinese youngsters traveled to Los Angeles to treat themselves at the 2018 NBA All-Star Weekend. […]

NBA family delivers food, love at LA Food Bank

Athena Liu Medill Reports LOS ANGELES — No matter if they play for different teams, at different levels or in different generations, when it comes to giving back to the community, the NBA unites as a family. On Friday, NBA All-Stars Anthony Davis, Kemba Walker, Larry Nance Jr. and Eric Gordon joined NBA legends at […]

People and pets find the right match 94 floors over Chicago

Tourist cuddling a dog

By Athena Liu Medill Reports People came to find some love at the top of Chicago  – or close to it. A Chicago animal rescue organization made the matches, bringing dogs in need of adoption to 360 Chicago where the pups won hearts and people learned about responsible pet care. Alive Rescue, a local non-profit organization, […]

Northwestern men’s tennis: It’s never too diverse for unity

stary in game

Athena Liu Medill Reports With players coming from three different continents, the Northwestern men’s tennis team shows their strong ability to leverage diversity into unity. Among the 19 sports teams at Northwestern, the men’s tennis team has the second highest proportion of international players this season. Four of the nine players, or 44.4 percent, come from […]