No Vacancy

No Vacancy

 By Carly Hopkins Walking around the unfamiliar neighborhood of Englewood on the South Side of Chicago, my heart rate beat in time with the sounds of a fading siren. The words “be careful” from my parents and friends echoed in my mind. The rampant gun violence in...
Skin Deep

Skin Deep

By Haley Ware It’s no secret the ivory trade has been historically responsible for the brutal poaching of African elephants. After China banned all trade in ivory at the beginning of 2018, conservationists hoped for decreases in demand for ivory, and life has indeed...
Life in the Dead Zone

Life in the Dead Zone

 By April Wendling In an abandoned village in northern Ukraine, not far from the town of Pripyat, Mother Nature has taken back what was once hers. At the entrance, like many other empty villages in the area, a stone is painted with the town name and the number of...