Sputnik Coffee Company: A bona fide coffee business burgeoning in Back of the Yards

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By Hayley Prokos Medill Reports A small homage to Soviet glory is bringing life to a barren corner of Chicago’s Back of the Yards neighborhood. Four enterprising friends have opened a bustling coffee business and café on W. 51st and Hoyne Avenue, calling their business the Sputnik Coffee Company. With few cafés nearby, Sputnik has […]

In Cuba, homeopathic treatments are an integral part of health care

By Hayley Prokos Medill Reports COJIMAR, Cuba — On an average afternoon in a fishing village just outside of Havana, Dr. Gaston Rodriguez works in a local clinic, treating his patients’ aches and pains with cupping, acupuncture and massage therapy. Rodriguez uses arnica montana, a wildflower native to Europe, for inflammation of muscles. “It’s like […]