In my capstone journalism class, students spend a semester reporting, writing and producing a story on a newsworthy topic of their choice. The ACLU told Mary Jo Contino that UW-Milwaukee's transgender locker room policy is “deeply flawed," but her investigation found that the university is quietly standing by its controversial stance on "nonconforming genitalia" -- awaiting Supreme Court guidance.
Aijia Phillips was just 2 years old when her father, George Phillips, Jr., was shot and killed in Milwaukee on August 14, 2012. Now 5, Aijia and her aunt, UW-Milwaukee journalism student Jakayla Phillips, talked about Aijia's handful of memories.
After the 2016 presidential election, UW-Milwaukee student journalists fanned out to learn why many of their peers boarded the Trump train, helping turn Wisconsin red.
Mark DeGeorge has one son, his namesake. That son is transitioning to become his daughter. They talked about how the father-son dynamic shaped their relationship and how a gender transition will change it.