Lost Friends: Violence through the eyes of Chicago’s youth

With no shooting victims reported in Philadelphia for more than 24 hours, we are pausing this morning to share a recent report from The Chicago Tribune:

Lost Friends — Violence through the eyes of Chicago’s youth

We asked the students around the table a question: Did they know anyone who had died in street violence? Every hand rose. A father. A prom date. A friend home from college. Classmates, mentors. People they loved, people who had watched out for them. Over the next several months, the students from Mash and True Star, two after-school journalism workshops, talked about their loss and what they are still learning from it. Here are their stories. Through their sadness, resentment and anger, all of them spoke of hope.

Their stories:

Behind their stories:


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