Last Friday, I got a phone call I’d been waiting on for months — well actually, years. Admissions at Northwestern Medill School of Journalism’s graduate school called to let me know I’d been accepted into …

This week, my grandparents both turn 88 – representing 176 years of life between the two of them. My Grammie, Norma Hamm, turned 88 Feb. 16 and my Papa, Jerry Hamm, turns 88 Feb. 18. It’s …

As journalists, we have the opportunity to see the world through the lens of a storyteller. I’m a firm believer that everyone has some sort of story — as reporters, it’s our job to find …

As Loyola students move into dorms for the first time since March, once again filling the Rogers Park neighborhood with maroon and gold-clad college kids, the area is starting to come alive. However, a recent …

When I went home to Denver for winter break, I knew I’d need a way to make some extra cash since I’d be home for more than a month. I wanted a job that would …

We’re almost to the finish line for the semester. If you need to crawl to get there, that’s okay — we’re in a pandemic, after all. This semester was so different from what I thought …

The countdown is on to Thanksgiving. As I coordinate with my mom what to cook for the big day, I’m also about to press play on a classic Thanksgiving movie for the gazillionth time — 1987’s …

Early this week, big cities — including Chicago — were boarded up in preparation for election-related unrest. I ordered groceries in case conditions in Chicago got dangerous or stores were looted. In the days leading up …