For North Texas, 2019-20 basketball will forever be a lost season

Joshua Skinner Medill Reports They were arguably the best basketball team in North Texas history. After starting the season 2-5, the Mean Green stormed to a 14-4 conference record and the No. 1 overall seed in the Conference USA tournament. At the very least, they were guaranteed a spot in the NIT. At best, they’d […]

How COVID-19 is changing how restaurants do business

By Joshua Skinner Medill Reports With Texas’ stay at home order expiring on May 1, restaurants are slowly moving from curbside pick-up to allowing a limited number of diners. New regulations laid out by Gov. Greg Abbott allow restaurants to operate at 25% capacity, even with new cases of COVID-19 popping up across the state. […]

Many Texas businesses will remain closed despite expiration of stay-at-home order

By Joshua Skinner Medill Reports With Texas’ stay-at-home order set to expire at the end of April, many businesses are preparing to operate in a limited fashion. Others have decided to remain closed for financial, liability, or safety reasons. But on the journey to bring the state economy back to life, not all businesses are […]

COVID-19: Stories from across America

By Joshua Skinner Medill Reports In this April 12-18 special report, COVID-19: Stories from across America, Medill Reports looks at how the global pandemic is affecting the lives of Americans both at home and abroad. From Los Angeles to New England, Detroit to Dallas, to across the Atlantic Ocean, see how the coronavirus is changing […]

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 […]

Texas legislators grapple with when to reopen state economy

By Joshua Skinner Medill Reports Coronavirus deaths in America continue to increase, but that hasn’t stopped some states from beginning to plan how to reopen their economies. Among them is Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, who is preparing a measured plan to reopen the state. But some state legislators believe slower isn’t better, and shutting down […]

The future arrives for last-place L.A. Kings

By Joshua R. Skinner Medill Reports LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Kings are running out of time to make a move for a Western Conference playoff spot. But if they are going to make an unlikely run to the postseason, a 5-3 victory over the Calgary Flames on Wednesday was a good place to […]

Joseph Bramlett hopes to use Sifford Exemption to improve game

by Joshua Skinner Medill Reports LOS ANGELES — There was a point when Joseph Bramlett wondered if he’d ever play golf again. In 2002, at age 14, he became the youngest American to ever qualify for the U.S. Amateur team. He was a rising star on the amateur circuit and turned pro in 2010 after […]

Volunteer Coordinator supplies the heart of Community Feast Soup Kitchen

By Joshua R. Skinner Medill Reports Community Feast, a volunteer-run soup kitchen, has operated every Sunday in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago for the last 35 years. Unlike most soup kitchens, Community Feast serves restaurant-style meals, complete with seating and menus. Volunteers are at the heart of that service, many of whom have given […]