The South Side of Chicago Is in Good Hands

If I could pick one word to describe Chance the Rapper’s Magnificent Coloring Day at U.S. Cellular Field (333 W. 35th St.), it would have to be emotional. I think everyone at the White Sox home stadium this Saturday, Sept. 24, could safely say they yelled, laughed and cried while singing along to a lineupContinue reading “The South Side of Chicago Is in Good Hands”

In Case You’ve Been Wondering What I’ve Been Up To…

Hi friends, family, running community, followers, and other people looking at this post that don’t follow me but should 😉 , I bet you have all been wondering where I have been lately. Well, grad school is back in full swing, and between a new internship and class, I have been a busy girl. ItContinue reading “In Case You’ve Been Wondering What I’ve Been Up To…”

All Good Things Come in Pairs: Pitchfork Music Festival 2016 in Review

Over the past couple of years, the second weekend in July has quickly become one of my favorite weekends of the entire year. Why? Three words: Pitchfork. Music. Festival. Since I am living in the Midwest, I have to go to Pitchfork Music Festival every year, because it is the best music festival here. IContinue reading “All Good Things Come in Pairs: Pitchfork Music Festival 2016 in Review”

Website Data Analytics

Want to know something else pretty DOPE that I learned how to do this semester? I built an entire analytics report for the website an organization called Community Toolbox, a free, online resource partnering with the University of Kansas for people looking to to create healthier communities and bring about community change. I love gradContinue reading “Website Data Analytics”

Wait, Wait… Tell Me More!

This article was published awhile this fall in the Loyola Phoenix, my school’s award-winning student newspaper that I write for in the Arts & Entertainment section, but I never shared it for some reason. For all the NPR nerds out there, this one is for you: Host Peter Sagal’s opening line to a live taping ofContinue reading “Wait, Wait… Tell Me More!”

The Video Has Arrived!

    The video I have been talking about in a couple of blog posts now is officially here! It has been quite the amazing journey to follow Soraya Rendon and her staff around these last couple of months.   Besides the video, I have a picture slideshow here that documents some of Alex and I’sContinue reading “The Video Has Arrived!”

Urban Bait

In my digital production class this first semester of grad school, I got a taste of what a video journalist’s job is like. In this class, I was forced to step out of my comfort zone of writing and into the world of video. I welcome a good challenge, and it was certainly a necessaryContinue reading “Urban Bait”

Why You Should Want to Tell Other People’s Stories

There is nothing I have been anticipating more than the final product for our project on Soraya Rendon, the owner and the brains behind Chilam Balam and Shaman. The day is finally here, and our video will be presented to the class. Alex and I may make a couple of changes in the next weekContinue reading “Why You Should Want to Tell Other People’s Stories”

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”