St. Charles native Emily Schmall, daughter of NIU Law Prof. Lorraine Schmall, was an intern at WNIJ News about a decade ago and now is a freelance journalist in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She was at the capital city’s Catholic cathedral awaiting the announcement of the new pope.
She sent the following tweets while waiting for the announcement that Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, Archbishop of Buenos Aires, had been selected as successor to Pope Benedict XVI:
At 2:30 p.m.: Buenos Aires' Archbishop Jorge Bergoglio becomes Pope Francisco I; BA Catholics in tears.
Northern Illinois University Senior Jessica Cabe is an intern with WNIJ News this semester. She was not yet an NIU student when the tragic Cole Hall shooting occurred on Feb. 14, 2008. We asked her for her thoughts about this tragic event.
When tragedy strikes, the way a community reacts is very telling of its character.
On Feb. 14, 2008, five students were shot and killed in Cole Hall at Northern Illinois University. Even though there are few students still on campus who were there at the time, that event has shaped what it means to be a Huskie.
Let Freedom Sing chronicles the idealistic artists, uncompromising personalities and powerful music of the era, and looks at how these forces combined to turn abolitionism from a scorned fringe movement into a nation-changing force. Our special is hosted by Noah Adams.
As African Americans continue to be acknowledged by their communities, our country and internationally, this special features milestone conversations with Maya Angelou and lauded African Americans from the Grammy's to the Emmy's, Academy Awards, and Nobel Prize categories.
Through story and song, author Russell Goings has adapted his epic poem “The Children of Children Keep Coming” into an hour-long spoken word performance that delineates and celebrates the too often unsung African American cultural history.