Green in the City

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The value of resale

By Morgan Selvage Photos by Morgan Selvage The summer day was almost over, the sun was ready to set. Ana Skolnik, a 21-year-old world traveler and avid thrift shopper, relaxes in a coffee shop in… View »

H2O goes with the flow

The case for glass bottles Why risk plastic chemicals leaching into your water when there is an alternative? You can reuse a glass bottle and drink water from it. You will also be reducing the am… View »

My life in La Villita

By Daniela Jurado Photo by Daniela Jurado When people hear the name Little Village, the Chicago neighborhood where I live, I can read the expression on their faces. It tells me that they have pro… View »

Willis Tower renovation

By Bushra Kabir Illustrations courtesy of Willis Tower The Willis Tower, Chicago’s 1,451-feet-tall global icon, is creating its own green power generation. The first building in the United States… View »

Drab to fab

By Jasmine Johnson Photo by Jasmine Johnson Amairani Galvan, known as Maira to her friends and family, is very much into doing the right things to help the environment. She is a member of the Litt… View »

Planting on solid ground

By Brenda E. Becerra Photos by Brenda E. Becerra Past vacant lots and urban concrete stands a quarter-acre garden of healthy produce. Strawberries, squash, basil, cucumbers and other crops grow a… View »

Hens are legal

By Demetria D. Taylor Photos courtesy of Steven Slaughter The first thing Steven Slaughter does every morning is feed the chickens in his coop. What makes this unusual is that the chickens and the… View »

Movie review: 'An Inconvenient Truth' **1/2

By Safiya Merchant When the hype of the masses surrounds a film such as “An Inconvenient Truth,” it’s important to give the film a second look to gauge its true value. A serene river and one of… View »

Movie review: 'Food, Inc.' ***

By Carissa Eclarin There are many things we need to be aware of in our world: conserving energy and preserving water, for instance. But, while we are being educated about these issues, we’ve neve… View »

Fun Facts

Compiled by Demetria D. Taylor * Green roofs reduce dependence on the air conditioning by 10 percent, reduces solar heat gain by 95 percent and cooling needs from 25 to 50 percent. * Making cans f… View »

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Staff

Editors

Bushra Kabir, Northside College Prep

Bri'anna Moore, Waukegan High School


Managing editors

Brenda Becerra, Curie High School

Amairani Galvan, Farragut Career Academy


Photo editors

Jasmine Johnson, Homewood-Flossmoor High School

Kimani Smith, Noble Street College Prep


Multimedia editors

LeJohn Montgomery, Hales Franciscan High School

Morgan Selvage, King College Prep


Contributing reporters

Carissa A. Eclarin, Schurz High School

Vivianna Galvan, Farragut Career Academy

Daniela Jurado, Farragut Career Academy

Safiya Merchant, Lane Tech High School

Demetria Taylor, Lindblom Math and Science Academy

Chad Wilson, Lindblom Math and Science Academy


Professional staff
Nancy Day, chair, Journalism Department, Columbia College

Workshop director:
Brenda Butler, media specialist and former Chicago Tribune senior features editor

Webmaster:
Rui Kaneya, managing editor, The Chicago Reporter

Mentors
Maudlyne Ihejirika, assistant city editor, Chicago Sun-Times

Charlie Meyerson, former Chicago Tribune online editor, now WGN-AM news director

Billy Montgomery, reporter, photographer, professor, Columbia College

Lynn Norment, former Ebony Magazine managing editor, now media relations specialist, Carol H. Williams Agency

Antonio Olivo, immigration reporter, Chicago Tribune

Nancy Traver, professor and writing coach, Columbia College

Avis Weathersbee, former Chicago Sun-Times assistant managing editor, now blogger and writer/editor

Cassandra West, former Womanews editor, Chicago Tribune, now writer and photographer

Mike Zajakowski, picture editor, Chicago Tribune

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