Beyond Borderlines: Pilsen’s Environmental Justice Reparations and Reforms

By Nina Lopez and Leslie Montoya Environmental issues such as water contamination are the results of poor company human and environmental ethics, and the EPA in is joining an alliance with the City of Chicago to coordinate monitoring and establishing a better plan to clean up and keep Pilsen clean. Blue Island Produce Inc. 2320 … Continue reading Beyond Borderlines: Pilsen’s Environmental Justice Reparations and Reforms

Guy Fieri’s Top 11 Chicken Wing Spots in the U.S.A

As the semester approaches, the days get longer and the weather becomes warmer, summer in the Western Hemisphere is beginning to approach. While college students race to register for their top pick courses for their final year in their undergraduate careers, there is an overwhelming amount of adventure that the summer offer. As summer rolls … Continue reading Guy Fieri’s Top 11 Chicken Wing Spots in the U.S.A

Gentrification in Chicago’s Pilsen Neighborhood

Chicago is known for its historical gentrified neighborhoods, racism and corrupt politics that causes mass amounts of displacement. Declining rates in public housing, education, and public service funding is an important debate in Chicago's politics and the Pilsen neighborhood is no outlier. The mostly Latino/Hispanic has attracted young college students from University Village and the … Continue reading Gentrification in Chicago’s Pilsen Neighborhood

Coming in quick: The Marijuana Industry

Whether you are in a state that has legalized medical and/or recreational marijuana, you could probably attest to the forest fire of conversation the legalization of marijuana has produced. From the coffee shop around the corner to the political campaigns both nationally and locally, the legalization of marijuana has gained support from politicians and everyday … Continue reading Coming in quick: The Marijuana Industry

Google Trends Assignment: Nike & Kaepernick in post-BLM Google searches, and Michael Cohen and Donald Trump in the last 30 days.

The lasting effects of the Black Lives Matter movement are carrying on into corporate American and Nike is risking it all to represent the fight against police brutality of mostly black lives. Last week Nike Released their Dream Crazier ad highlighting women fighting back despite oppression they may face. It seems that it is not … Continue reading Google Trends Assignment: Nike & Kaepernick in post-BLM Google searches, and Michael Cohen and Donald Trump in the last 30 days.

Hitting Left Recap: Floyd Webb, Susan Kerns, and Gordon Quinn (Episode No. 100)

Photo Via Hitting Left Facebook First off, congrats to Mike and Fred on their 100th episode of Hitting Left this past Friday. I would like to take the time to say that I am extremely excited to have been interning just in time for such an important moment. This Friday, the Klonsky brothers caught up … Continue reading Hitting Left Recap: Floyd Webb, Susan Kerns, and Gordon Quinn (Episode No. 100)

Hitting Left Recap: Lisa Yun Lee and Sunny Fischer. (Episode No.99)

Photo Via Hitting Left Facebook Those Public Housing residents, which includes multiple tenement facilities and museums, wanted a place to home their history within a special place about 11 years back. Lisa Yun Lee started at the Jane Adams homes in order to explore progressive politics that bounded both women and minorities that use creativity … Continue reading Hitting Left Recap: Lisa Yun Lee and Sunny Fischer. (Episode No.99)

Hitting Left Recap: Amisha Patel & Ben Joravsky (Episode No. 98)

Pictured (Left to Right): Ben Joravsky, Amisha Patel, and Michael Klonsky. Two days after Chicago was colder than Antartica... and still no Fred. I imagine his flight had been delayed and he was "stuck" in the warm weather of Puerto Vallarta. We hope you got to listen, Fred! This Friday, February 1st, Hitting Left's Mike … Continue reading Hitting Left Recap: Amisha Patel & Ben Joravsky (Episode No. 98)