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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 discuss issues in the community.

Photo at top: Prince William County police officers look on as protester Javah Monteiro delivers an impassioned speech to the crowd. (Lucy Ricardo/MEDILL)

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 on Memorial Day 2020. (Yousef Nasser/MEDILL)

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 County food service employee packages a meal at Lake Ridge Middle. (Yousef Nasser/MEDILL)

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 live events or sports to cover. Here’s how Koubaroulis is looking ahead.

Photo at top: Sideline reporter Jeremy Huber interviews Gonzaga College High School head coach Steve Turner during a live broadcast of the 2017 Capital Classic. (Courtesy of B.J. Koubaroulis/Synthesis Multimedia Productions)

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 Windy City Bulls.

Windy City Bulls guard Milton Doyle warms up before an NBA G League game against the Grand Rapids Drive.(Yousef Nasser/MEDILL)

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 the way we live.

Photo at top: Pizzeria owner delivers free pizza to a Chicago hospital. (Michael Thomas/MEDILL)

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, “Thank You Carlos C.” (Courtesy of Carlos Castro)

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 is preparing for next season without access to a pool or a gym.

Photo at top: Empty Canterbury Woods pool in Woodbridge, Virginia is closed indefinitely due to COVID-19. (Yousef Nasser/MEDILL)