Hundreds pack Lincoln Square for peaceful BLM protest

By Yousef Nasser Medill Reports On Sunday, hundreds of people packed Lincoln Square to protest police brutality against unarmed black men and women. Photo at top: A female protester holds a sign that says “Black Lives Matter” as she rides past a crowd of protesters in Lincoln Square. (Yousef Nasser/MEDILL)

Young activists find their voice in Manassas protest

By Yousef Nasser Medill Reports On Monday, Virginians marched to the General District Court in Manassas to protest the killing of unarmed black men and women by police officers. By the end of the protest, chants turned to cheers, as a handful of young protesters were invited to sit down with the police sheriff to […]

In DC, Memorial Day represents a return to normalcy

By Yousef Nasser Medill Reports Americans have been living in quarantine for more than two months due to COVID-19. In Washington D.C., Memorial Day presented an opportunity for people to get out of their house, enjoy the weather, and honor those who have served our country. People sitting on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial […]

Virginia schools providing food and laptop pickup for students

By Yousef Nasser Medill Reports Schools have been closed in the state of Virginia for two months due to COVID-19. In Prince William County, schools are providing food and laptop pickup for their students. Learn more about how schools are reacting to COVID-19 and what challenges still lie ahead. Photo at top: A Prince William […]

Weathering the storm: Live streaming with no events

By Yousef Nasser Medill Reports When former Washington Post high school sports writer B.J. Koubaroulis realized that media consumption habits were changing, he decided to start his own business. Named Synthesis Multimedia Productions, Koubaroulis’s company specializes in the digital production of live sporting events. However, as a result of COVID-19, there are no longer any […]

Running with the Windy City Bulls

By Yousef Nasser Medill Reports The NBA G League provides opportunities for basketball players to realize their dreams of making it to the NBA. In this episode of Medill Newsmakers, Yousef Nasser gives viewers an inside look at life in the NBA G League through the lens of the Chicago Bulls’ G League team, the […]

Coronavirus won’t stop media company from creating basketball digital library

By Yousef Nasser Medill Reports Capitol Hoops President Marc Stern eats, sleeps and breathes basketball. A month ago, he contracted the coronavirus, losing his sense of taste and smell. But even COVID-19 can’t keep him from sharing his love of basketball with the world. Photo at top: DeMatha Catholic celebrates after winning the 2020 WCAC […]

COVID-19: Stories from across America

By Yousef Nasser Medill Reports In this April 26-May 2 special report, “COVID-19: Stories from across America,” Medill Reports looks at how the global pandemic is affecting businesses, universities, athletes, and travel in the United States. From Virginia to Texas, New England to Arizona, to highways spanning the country, see how the coronavirus is changing […]

Virginia teacher creates PPE using 3D printers

By Yousef Nasser Medill Reports With Virginia public schools closed down for the remainder of the 2019-20 academic year due to COVID-19, learn how Carlos Castro, a technical education teacher at Woodbridge Senior High School, is using his expertise to benefit community members in need of PPE. Masked medical professionals hold a note that reads, […]

NU swimmers train for next season without a pool

By Yousef Nasser Medill Reports Last month, eleven members of the Northwestern Swimming and Diving Team qualified for the NCAA Championships. Shortly after learning of their achievement, the rug was pulled from underneath them, as COVID-19 forced the NCAA to cancel all winter and spring championships. Find out how the Northwestern Swimming and Diving team […]