Chicago Youth Stands Against Gun Violence


By Lauren Baker For the past five years, Chicago has been painted as a war zone where gun violence has taken over the city. Friends and family members have lost loved ones to the epidemic of gun violence. A local west side high school sees the impact that gun violence has had on its community […]

University of Illinois at Chicago is Growing Green


By Lauren Baker Campuses like the University of Illinois at Chicago are focusing more on green spaces, both for the environment and for the health benefits to students. Students and faculty recently took part in a “Growing Green” event, hosted by UIC’s Office of Sustainability. It was an opportunity for students on campus to learn […]

Four Chicago style and fashion blogs to follow in 2017

Top Chicago Bloggers

By Lauren Baker Whether they are creating new statements or staying true to the city style, Chicago fashion bloggers are creating names for themselves locally and nationally. But with so many bloggers with so many different styles, it becomes difficult finding the right blog to follow. By examining the trends in fashion icons local Chicago […]

Chicago photographer makes art out of simplicity

By Lauren Baker Jason McCoy is a Chicago photographer who has been featured in Ebony Magazine and shoots both fashion and portrait photography. His visions are captured in a short documentary. A self portrait by Jason McCoy (Lauren Baker/MEDILL)

Chicago style icons: A Violet fusion of punk and queerness

Cover Photo of Violet

By Lauren Baker Zack Violet is known for creating both atmospheres and outfits that go against the grain. Violet, who likes to be referred to as “they”,  is redefining queer fashion here in Chicago. Anita Dolce Vita defines queer fashion as “undefinable because it is specific to the individual” and is “systematically rooted in gender […]