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Midterm Elections in West Virginia and Tennessee

Senator Joe Manchin Interview

ARLINGTON, Va. — Beverly Banks spoke with WJLA 24/7 anchor Dave Lucas about her midterm reporting trip in West Virginia and Tennessee. While traveling across the Appalachian region, the Medill news team covered House and Senate races. Beverly interviewed Senator Joe Manchin and Richard Ojeda, the Democratic candidate for the third congressional district in West […]

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Protests erupt during Kavanaugh confirmation vote

WASHINGTON – Hundreds of protestors demonstrated on the steps of the Capitol on Saturday before the Senate voted to confirm Brett Kavanaugh as a Supreme Court justice. Demonstrators shouted “Shame” and “Who’s Court? Our Court” in the hours leading up to Kavanaugh’s confirmation. Police arrested several who refused to leave the Capitol steps. As the […]

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Youth activists galvanize communities to fight gun violence

CHICAGO – April 4, 2006 is the day that Trevon Bosley became an activist. Twelve years ago, his brother Terrell Bosley, 18, was preparing for band rehearsal outside a church on the Southeast Side of Chicago when someone fired shots and killed him. Since that day Bosley, 20, of Roseland, joined Chicago youth activist movements […]

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Anti-violence protesters ‘redistribute the pain’ through Lake Shore Drive and Wrigley Field disruption

CHICAGO – Over 100 hundred anti-violence protestors shut down Lake Shore Drive and marched to Wrigley Field on Thursday afternoon to demand Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s resignation and raise awareness of gun violence in Chicago. The Chicago Police Department reported that about 150 protestors attended the demonstration and no arrests were made. Protestors began the rally […]

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Irish Fest celebrates 33 years in Chicago

CHICAGO- The upbeat tempo of the fiddle and the smell of Guinness beer swirled through the air as crowds of people in green attire were entertained at the Irish American Heritage Center this past weekend. Over 15,000 people celebrated the 33rd annual Irish American Heritage Festival on the North Side of Chicago in the Mayfair […]

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Tour de Fat raises thousands of dollars in Humboldt Park

CHICAGO – Bicycle and beer enthusiasts raised thousands of dollars Saturday afternoon in Humboldt Park for local nonprofit West Town Bikes. Attendees cycled in the bike parade around Humboldt Park and returned to the mainstage for entertainment. In the afternoon the Tour de Fat festival offered a giant game of Twister, comedic acts and musical […]

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Impacts of “Fake News” on News Media

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – During my senior year at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, I worked a thesis project which researched the impacts of fake news on the mass media. This research was published to the Tennessee Research and Collective Exchange database. Through interviews with three journalism professionals, I found that fake news has altered the […]

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UT Students Stand United at the Rock

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – On February 9th, the University of Tennessee joined together to reject racism and hate on campus.

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University of Tennessee Knoxville Chancellor Beverly Davenport prioritizes student success

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Chancellor Beverly Davenport began her tenure at the University of Tennessee Knoxville on February 15th, 2017. Her plans for the university focus on student and faculty success for the future. Published in conjunction with 

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