Author: Jenna Abusalim

Posted on: May 10, 2022 Posted by: Jenna Abusalim Comments: 0

What’s behind Chicago’s spike in carjackings? MV criminal justice professors weigh in

Graphics by Sarah Schudt By Jenna Abusalim, JRN 111 Student The year 2020 had the highest number of carjackings seen in Chicago since 2001. Between 2019 and 2020, carjackings rose 135 percent, from 603 cases in Chicago to more than 1,400. This number spiked by another 44 percent at the end of 2021, and data suggests 2022 will be no better. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, just this year, the…

Posted on: April 21, 2022 Posted by: Jenna Abusalim Comments: 0

Humanities prof Hruby finds love in Paris–love of art history, that is

By Jenna Abusalim, JRN 111 Student From a small hometown in Pennsylvania to the Louvre in Paris, Kelly Hruby’s travels took her places that opened her eyes to new cultures. Eventually, her travels brought her to Moraine Valley, where she teaches humanities to help broaden the world of her students. “I really never experienced or traveled much when I was younger,” Hruby said. “I was always really shy in school.…

Posted on: March 25, 2022 Posted by: Jenna Abusalim Comments: 0

‘Difficult Conversation’: On issues like gun control, will of people doesn’t always win

Graphic by Sarah Schudt By Jenna Abusalim, JRN 111 Student The basic definition of democracy is government by the people, where the majority rules on important issues. But the reality in America is not that simple, according to Moraine Valley’s Kevin Navratil and DeWitt Scott. Scott and Navratil discussed the complex nature of our democracy and how it plays out in important issues on March 22 during the virtual event,…

Posted on: March 18, 2022 Posted by: Jenna Abusalim Comments: 0

Majority doesn’t always rule: ‘Difficult Conversation’ to delve into why

By Jenna Abusalim, JRN 111 Student Democracy is based on the idea that the majority rules. But what if it doesn’t actually work that way? That question will be explored Tuesday from 1-2 p.m. via WebEx in the next installment of Difficult Conversations, an initiative created by political science professor Kevin Navratil and student success specialist DeWitt Scott. This event is free and anyone is welcome to join in.  The…