Destigmatizing herpes: Meet the creator behind the podcast that saves people’s lives

By Sam Dier Medill Reports It took Courtney Brame four years after his herpes simplex virus type 2, or HSV-2, diagnosis to begin seeking out information about his positive status. An invasive Google search led him to multiple support groups, mostly private, filled with members shame-ridden by their diagnosis. It was there that he noticed […]

Diving into the concept of restorative justice as a solution to non-violent crime

By Sam Dier Medill Reports There’s this idea that one’s past mistakes are meant to guide you, not define you, but the United States criminal justice system seems to abide by a different set of rules. In Illinois, roughly 55% of the prison population is made up of nonviolent offenders, with charges involving petty crime […]