A Hub of Eccentricity

The Wicker Park Bucktown neighborhood of Chicago is the trendy hotspot for art and culture…

ByByDelaney BorjaJul 8, 20248 min read

The Sobering Truth

Drinking has become a cultural norm in the Midwest. But that doesn’t mean it’s not…

ByByJulia CashJul 1, 20246 min read

Tech Advancements in Agriculture

How the agriculture industry in the Midwest is rapidly adapting to new developments that make…

ByByCaleb SmithJun 28, 20241 min read

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 An Afghan Tale of Survival 

After the Afghanistan government collapsed, the refugees escaped to Iowa. A crowd of civillians scrambling…

ByBySarah JamilJul 10, 202411 min read

The Sobering Truth

Drinking has become a cultural norm in the Midwest. But that doesn’t mean it’s not…

ByByJulia CashJul 1, 20246 min read

Tech Advancements in Agriculture

How the agriculture industry in the Midwest is rapidly adapting to new developments that make…

ByByCaleb SmithJun 28, 20241 min read

One fish, two fish, red fish, warehouse fish?

Despite the recent drought, the Midwest is producing fresh produce and fish—indoors. 2023 was a…

ByByNate EisenmannJun 17, 20246 min read

United in Song

Explore the diverse voices and stories behind inclusive LGBTQ choirs thriving in the Midwest. In…

ByByDaniel BauerJun 10, 20245 min read

Gen-Z Climate Anxiety

How are young people responding to a crisis that may feel unsolvable? Younger Americans—Gen Z…

ByByErica SawyerJun 7, 20241 min read

Out & About

The Jail That People Pay to Go To

Offering realistic prison roleplay, this unique experience brings people from all over the world to…

ByByUrban Plains AlumniJul 17, 20249 min read

A Hub of Eccentricity

The Wicker Park Bucktown neighborhood of Chicago is the trendy hotspot for art and culture…

ByByDelaney BorjaJul 8, 20248 min read

Uncovering the Past

Urban exploration has gained popularity in the past couple of years, but why? There’s always…

ByByNicole CoxJun 26, 20246 min read

The Top Music Festivals in the Midwest

 Looking to hear some sweet summer sounds in the coming months? Check out these music…

ByByCaleb SmithJun 5, 202412 min read

Every feather flock together 

Birders in Madison, Wisconsin, are rallying to save their feathered friends and create a more…

ByByAndrew KennardJun 3, 20248 min read

More than bread, butter, and cheese

The 2024 Grilled Cheese Championship creates a community united through a common (or not so…

ByByNikalaus HuerterMay 27, 20246 min read