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I'm a senior, majoring in Magazine Journalism at Columbia College. I graduate in the Fall. I have been writing since I was 6-years-old. I write fiction as well as journalistic writing. I also am an intern for the Southeast Chicago Observer Newspaper. I report on various events as well as pitch different story ideas with things affecting Southeast side residents and communities. I've written for Gloss Online Magazine in the past.
Woodlawn Fish Fry Brings Community Members Together

Woodlawn Fish Fry Brings Community Members Together

Lorraine Forte vividly remembers  the day she moved into her rehabbed condo in the struggling Woodlawn community about five years ago. Forte and her boyfriend of 10 years, Grant Banks, live on the east side of Woodlawn. This side is vastly different from its west side counterpart. There are blocks filled with new businesses and […]

Robust in Woodlawn

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Robust in Woodlawn

In Woodlawn there are blocks where all you can see are vacant lots, abandoned buildings and corners with businesses such as liquor stores, which don’t build community within a neighborhood. Small business owners can find it very difficult to keep their heads above water in areas like this. However, Jake Sapstein’s not having any major […]

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