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Coronavirus redefines home for immigrant

By Luis Mejia Ahrens To most, home is a physical place, a place you go when trouble arises. When dark times loom, home is where...

Pushing for Census Participation at Centro Romero

Self-help pamphlets in Spanish cover the tables dividing a row of seats leaning against the reception area wall. A payphone stands on one corner...

Coronavirus forces Loyola students to return from Rome

Loyola University Chicago's John Felice Rome Center.     By Luis Ahrens Concerns about the potential spread of the Coronavirus has cut short the semester for students studying...

Loyola Grad Students Create App For CTA Elevators

Two Loyola University Chicago graduate students—with the help of the Rogers Park community—have developed an app letting CTA riders know if elevators are out...

The Heartland Always Wanted to Be More Than a Restaurant

(With construction ready to start on the land once occupied by the Heartland Cafe, Loyola University Chicago student Luis Mejia Ahrens looks back at...

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The Continued Conversation of Gentrification in Rogers Park

By: Kamdyn Rhodes (Loyola Sophomore) Rogers Park is credited as the most diverse neighborhood in Chicago with 80 countries represented by its residents. In recent...

Let’s Give It a Thai

By Kamdyn Rhodes (Loyola Sophomore)  Rice Thai Café & Sushi 6744 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60626 (773) 338-1717 4.5 out of 5 stars In the days of COVID,...

How One Chicago Local Helped Save Women’s Professional Soccer: The Story Of Arnim Whisler

By: William Brady (Loyola Junior) The Women’s United Soccer Association was established in 2000, and after three seasons it folded. Arnim Whisler, Owner and CEO...

An Authentic Artist: A Profile of Ayesha Abouelazm

By: Jack Eisenhuth (Loyola Sophomore)  Under the shadow of the New 400 Theater’s sign in Rogers Park, I met Ayesha Abouelazm in person for the...

Senn Students Say Farewell To 2020, And Welcome 2021

2020 hit all of us differently, but for high school students, the disruptions in both learning and socialization were especially challenging. We asked our RogersEdge...