Family Legacy: Everett Van Horn

Everett Van Horn—a 24-year-old Wilmette resident and product specialist at Epsilon—spoke with Bianca Smith about how his father’s early-onset Alzheimer’s has affected his family since he was diagnosed.

Bianca: When did it first become apparent that your dad had Alzheimer’s?



Time Served, Lessons Learned: Troy Graves

TROY GRAVES, 52, was under house arrest for 18 months as the result of a gun possession charge. Following his release, Graves got a job at Ford Motor Company’s assembly plant by way of Teamwork Englewood’s re-entry program. Out nearly…


Not-So-Feminist Guilty Pleasures

For some feminist help with one of my Echo pieces, I reached out to Carmen Rios and Jillian Gutowitz, co-hosts of The BOSSY Show podcast. We discussed the many tropes of fourth-wave feminism, Drake theories, and out-woking people online—but this…


Family Legacy: Madeline Brogdon

Madeline Brogdon—a 21-year-old Los Angeles native and fashion photography major at Columbia College—spoke with Bianca Smith about the impact Alzheimer’s has had on her family in the past, present, and future.

Madeline: My grandmother left in the middle of the…


Love and Relationship Experts

The Motivation: My thought process behind this piece was mainly to inspire and educate. I wanted people my age to understand how important it is to sustain healthy and honest relationships. Break-ups happen every day. People are…