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  • Vanessa Allen marks five years as Urban League chief

    Vanessa Allen marks five years as Urban League chief
    Vanessa Allen has been on the move almost from the moment she was sworn in as president and CEO of the Urban League of Northwest Indiana in 2010 at a brief Merrillville Town Hall Complex ceremony, jumping on a flight just hours later to attend a...
  • Former addict shares harrowing stories with Glenbrook parents

    Former addict shares harrowing stories with Glenbrook parents
    When David Lee was using hard drugs, he stole his mother's vehicle and once called her for $400 with a drug dealer's gun pressed against his head. Lee, 44, also stole and lied to her for years in their Northwest Indiana home, and he ripped off his...
  • Ahead of her time: Before the late Betty Mullen Brey was the mother of Notre Dame basketball coach Mike Brey, she was an Olympic swimmer from Lehighton

    Ahead of her time: Before the late Betty Mullen Brey was the mother of Notre Dame basketball coach Mike Brey, she was an Olympic swimmer from Lehighton
    Editor's note: In 1948, Betty Mullen was a 15-year-old Weissport resident who qualified for the Olympic swimming trails. Although she didn't qualify for the team that competed that year in London, Mullen eventually set world records and competed in the...
  • Drinking milk: the pros and cons

    There are a few things we can say for sure about milk: It is a concentrated source of calcium. It also contains protein and other nutrients. And it elicits strong opinions, even among scientists who study it, about how much we need. With recent studies...
  • Cooperation integral component of this robotics competition

    Thirty-nine teams will compete at Purdue University in West Lafayette through Saturday in an event that is entertaining, even inspiring to watch, but these are not typical teams. The competitors are robots designed and built by high school students in the...
  • Going To An Elite College Is No 'Golden Ticket'

    Going To An Elite College Is No 'Golden Ticket'
    The pressure on high school seniors to apply to and be accepted at selective colleges is as intense as ever. Applications are up, acceptances are down, and mood swings can vacillate from hope to panic, and back again. Many candidates think a diploma...
  • Manes: She's a long way from the bayou

    Manes: She's a long way from the bayou
    "Day by day night after night ... Blinded by the neon lights Hurry here hustlin' there ... No one's got the time to spare Money's tight nothin' free... Won't somebody come and rescue me I am stranded ... Caught in the crossfire Stranded .....
  • Wireless communication research earns Purdue Cal professor top grant

    Wireless communication research earns Purdue Cal professor top grant
    Producing more effective wireless communication is the research focus of a prestigious National Science Foundation grant a Purdue University Calumet engineering faculty member has received. Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering Besma Smida of...
  • Communication student at PNC learns the ropes as ABC 7 News intern

    Communication student at PNC learns the ropes as ABC 7 News intern
    Purdue University North Central student Alex Hernandez is working hard to turn his dreams into reality. Hernandez, a communication major, is completing an internship with ABC 7 News in Chicago. Each day he has a variety of behind-the-scenes...
  • Annual event helps college students find financial aid

    HAMMOND — Deciding on a career and what school to attend can be overwhelming to the recent high school graduate. Throw in the task of applying for financial aid, and you've got a recipe for confusion. To address that concern, Purdue University...
  • Welcome back (Veronica), your dreams were your ticket out

    Welcome back (Veronica), your dreams were your ticket out
    The answer is: Veronica Garcia. The question: This East Chicago Central High School teacher was once valedictorian of her graduating class and, after returning to share her love of learning with future generations of students, was recently honored as...