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I am a senior at Columbia College studying news reporting and writing with an emphasis in sports reporting. I also am a management minor. I enjoy writing about sports but also like to write about business, because it is an area that really interests me. My previous experience includes working as a web content editor for YourSeason.com, the Chicago Sun-Times' high school sports website and as an intern for the Fox News Midwest Bureau.
Bachmann Struggles As Some Expected

Bachmann Struggles As Some Expected

DES MOINES – Even before the final numbers were in Tuesday night, there were plenty of people ready to declare defeat for U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann in the Iowa Republican caucuses. “Odds are, she will do quite poorly tonight,” Larry Sabato, director of the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia said in an […]

Chicago Native Seeking Green Party Presidential Nomination But Won’t Appear on Illinois Ballot

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Chicago Native Seeking Green Party Presidential Nomination But Won’t Appear on Illinois Ballot

DES MOINES – As the final hours tick away before the nation’s first nominating contest of 2012, another presidential hopeful monitors what’s happening from outside the state. Jill Stein, a doctor and Highland Park native, is watching the action from her home in Lexington, Mass. Because she’s running as a Green Party candidate, Stein won’t […]

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One-Person State Office Not Enforcing The Campus Security Act

This campus safety investigation won 3rd place in the Society of Professional Journalists’ Region 5 Mark of Excellence Awards. The conference is in Indianapolis April 13-14, 2012. While state officials insist they can’t enforce a 2008 law enacted to keep college students safe, they say the one-person office charged with helping schools comply with the […]

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Despite Hard Times, Greektown Thrives

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Despite Hard Times, Greektown Thrives

Greektown, Chinatown and Little Italy.  Food, culture and businesses drive these small communities in the cultural center that is Chicago. Meghann Staff, a senior at Columbia College, loves living in the windy city and immersing herself in different cultures and cuisines. “I grew up with a mother who cooked the same continental dishes every week,” […]

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Toy Parade Brings Christmas to Needy Children

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Toy Parade Brings Christmas to Needy Children

Families lined up along the streets and children stood there bearing the cold Chicago winds on Dec. 11, waiting, hoping they could maybe get one glimpse of Santa on his way through the streets of Bridgeport and Canaryville on the city’s South Side. Sirens could be heard off in the distance and children grew more […]

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Pubs Brace for Long Winter

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Pubs Brace for Long Winter

As baseball season comes to a close and fans brace for playoff baseball, businesses, especially pubs, are bracing for a long winter. This year, in Chicago’s Bridgeport neighborhood on the South Side, home of U.S. Cellular Field, the off-season is underway for the White Sox and the bars so dependent on baseball fans. “I would […]

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