The Women of LUXC Promo Video

For my final project for Digital Media class, I rebranded/updated social media for my cross country team at Loyola University Chicago. As a fifth year graduate student on the cross country/track team, I have exhausted my cross country eligibility and I only have track eligibility remaining for this year. Because I was not competing thisContinue reading “The Women of LUXC Promo Video”

Women’s Cross Country Makes Loyola History at NCAA Midwest Regional

The Women of LUXC   Media Contact: Ally Spiroff English, B.A., Loyola University Chicago, Class of 2015 Digital Media & Storytelling, M.Comm., Loyola University Chicago, Class of 2017 Loyola Women’s Cross-Country/Track & Field aspiroff@luc.edu @runningforlife2   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Women’s Cross Country Makes Loyola History at NCAA Midwest Regional The team closes out theContinue reading “Women’s Cross Country Makes Loyola History at NCAA Midwest Regional”

Fish Tacos With a Side of House Music

  As you may know from one of my recent posts, I am working on a restaurant profile of Chilam Balam, a Mexican restaurant that is making waves on the Chicago foodie scene, with a spotlight on owner Soraya Rendon and executive chef Natalie Oswald. Hungry after a couple days worth of interviews (video toContinue reading “Fish Tacos With a Side of House Music”

Russian Doping Scandal: Why It Matters That Russia Is Suspended from Track & Field at Rio 2016 Olympics

Russian Doping Scandal: Why It Matters That Russia Is Suspended from Track & Field at Rio 2016 Olympics Executive Summary The Russian secret service intimidated workers at a drug-testing lab to destroy more than 1,400 samples of positive-drug tests. Shortly after this scandal and many more were uncovered in a World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) reportContinue reading “Russian Doping Scandal: Why It Matters That Russia Is Suspended from Track & Field at Rio 2016 Olympics”

Ramblers Run Regionals

The Women of LUXC Media Contact: Ally Spiroff English, B.A., Loyola University Chicago, Class of 2015 Digital Media & Storytelling, M.Comm., Loyola University Chicago, Class of 2017 Loyola Women’s Cross-Country/Track & Field aspiroff@luc.edu @runningforlife2 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ramblers Run Regionals Loyola Women’s Cross Country Team Ready For Best NCAA Regional Showing Yet LAWRENCE, Kan., NovemberContinue reading “Ramblers Run Regionals”

The Brains Behind the Best Pork Carnitas You Can Find in a Subterranean Chicago Basement

Chilam Balam may be a small restaurant with ten or fewer tables, but go right off the sidewalk down the little set of stairs under the bar above and enter into a cozy and comfortable sanctuary. Bring a bottle of wine (it is a BYOB spot), and order Mexican small plates in which each plateContinue reading “The Brains Behind the Best Pork Carnitas You Can Find in a Subterranean Chicago Basement”

Loyola Women Place Fourth at the Missouri Valley Conference Cross Country Championships

The Women of LUXC Media Contact: Ally Spiroff English, B.A., Loyola University Chicago, Class of 2015 Digital Media & Storytelling, M.Comm., Loyola University Chicago, Class of 2017 Loyola Women’s Cross-Country/Track & Field aspiroff@luc.edu @runningforlife2 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Women Place Fourth at the Missouri Valley Conference Cross Country Championships Two Ramblers Earn All-Conference Honors  EVANSVILLE, Ind.,Continue reading “Loyola Women Place Fourth at the Missouri Valley Conference Cross Country Championships”

3 Reasons Why the Chicago Food Scene is One of the Best in the World

After 24 years in New York City, Chicago is receiving the honor of hosting the James Beard Awards gala, not only for one year but for two years. The city has won over 40 Beard awards between the chefs and the restaurants. The fact that Chicago is snagging the equivalent of the Oscar’s in theContinue reading “3 Reasons Why the Chicago Food Scene is One of the Best in the World”