Illinois Reporter

Stories from intrepid reporters attending the Illinois Press Foundation Journalism Workshop at Eastern Illinois University

Spending time at Coles County Animal Shelter

By Annie Banks, Elizabeth Johnston, and Kaitlyn Brennan A multitude of cats and dogs find their foster or permanent homes at the Coles County Animal Shelter in Charleston, Ill. Here, … Continue reading

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Quizbowl queen defies gender expectations

By Elizabeth Johnston Quizbowl, a commonly male-dominated academic competition, faced Olivia Lamberti with a challenge many others would not understand: being a girl. Throughout her six-year involvement in Quizbowl, this … Continue reading

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EIU librarian David Bell rings up research for almost two decades

By Ryan Allibone, Dominika Chruszcz, Elise Guillen, and Madison Parola. Reference librarian David Bell has helped a variety of people at Eastern Illinois University with researching different subjects. Since 1999, … Continue reading

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Teenager does not allow mental health to define her

By Elise Guillen Janaleigh Muszynsky struggles with mental health issues yet has been able to maintain her passions in band, journalism and running her own blog to express all of … Continue reading

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Josh Perry on the run

By Corryn Brock Josh Perry is a not-so-typical introvert, bursting at the seams with talent and ambition. He uses his talents and strong ambition to his advantage. While looking at … Continue reading

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Exploring the world one article at a time

By Ryan Allibone Amie Shields emulates compassion while being one of the very few students committed to publishing her school’s newspaper all while trying to discover her life’s passion. Shields … Continue reading

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Anne Banks chooses journalism

By Alizah Qadri Everyday, 18-year-old Anne Banks wakes up with a positive attitude to take one step forward toward her dream job as a journalist despite the odds of her … Continue reading

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