Trend toward veganism finds a new niche market: Women

By Hannah Wiley Medill Reports In a world of fad diets and constantly changing health trends, vegans want you to know that they’re here to stay. With more plant-based products on the market and alternative options for meat and dairy, veganism grew in popularity in 2017. According to a Forbes report, plant-based food sales went […]

Puerto Rico loses power again: Explosion and fire cut electricity to 10 municipalities

Text by Shelby Fleig, Elizabeth Beyer and Hannah Wiley Audio by Sofi LaLonde and Griselda Flores Medill Reports [soundcloud url=”″ params=”color=#ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&show_teaser=true&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”300″ iframe=”true” /] An explosion and fire at the Monacillo power station in San Juan caused power outages across 10 municipalities late at night on Feb. 11, a reminder that even in areas […]

Kankakee women hold a march of their own

By Hannah Wiley Medill Reports When Lynn Bos and her fellow Connect group members in Kankakee, Ill. got together for a meeting two weeks before the national Women’s March, they disagreed on where they should participate. Should they travel 60 miles to be part of the march in Chicago? Or could the activist group make […]

A female tattoo artist makes her mark, beating the boys at their own game

By Hannah Wiley Medill Reports Emily Fong started tattooing professionally when she was 19 years old. Now, at 21, she’s overcome gender stereotypes and doubts about her youth to become an accomplished artist. Fong’s career started when she decided that her childhood love for drawing was something she wanted to pursue as a career, specifically […]