Lack of Access to Medication


By Margaret Harris What health inequality do you see as a big issue in your community? A health inequality I see as a major issue in my community is the accessibility to medication. As a pharmacy technician in one of Englewood’s few pharmacies, there is not one shift where I do not have to turn … Continue reading Lack of Access to Medication

Not All Heroes Need to Be White


By Ethan Pineda Imagine that right now you are currently a 53-year-old woman who was admitted to the hospital overnight. You spent the entire night in severe pain and in deep confusion as to what is wrong with you. When the doctors and nurses finally come to visit you in the morning, you realize then … Continue reading Not All Heroes Need to Be White

TACTS


TACTS By Bukola Rinola It was a regular school day in my seventh/eighth period class. Having this class for 2 consecutive periods can definitely be repetitive at times. But this time it was a little bit different, we had visitors. In high school, visitors to us mainly meant being on your best behavior so that … Continue reading TACTS

Manganese Destiny: My Poisoned Neighborhood and How Unity Can Heal 


Manganese Destiny: My Poisoned Neighborhood and How Unity Can Heal  By Valerie Alvarez In the colorful community of the East Side, where most houses look the same and children grow up surrounded by community, culture, and contamination, the health of all residents is in peril.  The southeast side of Chicago wasn’t always inhabited by local … Continue reading Manganese Destiny: My Poisoned Neighborhood and How Unity Can Heal