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Moms, Laws and the CTA

In my quest to find the truth—as responsible journalists do—behind the Chicago Transit Authority’s authority over their female employees, I was shocked.

I was shocked at the stories I heard from the women workers about the issues they face in…

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An Eavesdropped Surprise

When life throws unexpectedness your way, it’s your job to somehow accept it, even if you’re caught off guard.

This past weekend while I was working at my part-time job, I was chatting with a former boss who came…

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My Brain (Was) on Guacamole

Food and the beauty of food are two things that are constantly on my mind. Naturally, when it came time for our first Echo editorial meeting to happen, I wanted to pitch an article that was somehow related to…

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Uncovering the Shift of Religion

What I’m doing: Organized religions and their (sometimes similar) beliefs have always fascinated me, probably because I didn’t grow up religious and don’t understand most of them. But even more so, looking at why some millennials stray away from religion…

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Storm Chasers: Sucked into the Chase

Violently spinning. Big hail everywhere. Enough debris to create a whole other storm. When a tornado hits, who are you gonna call?


We talked to professional storm chasers Alec Scholten, Shanda Hinnant, Danny Neal, and Adam Lucio. They all have…

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Alzheimers: A Family Legacy

What we’re doing: I’m on a quest to explore Alzheimer’s’ hold on the maternal side of my bloodline, and how it in turn, has and will affect me as I age.

What we’re learning:  At the…