EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. — Gloria Hicks steered her minivan through East St. Louis, passing the relics of a bigger, busier city: the abandoned high school whose halls Olympian Jackie Joyner-Kersee once walked, the weedy lot that once held the club where Ike and Tina Turner met, the boarded-up public housing complex where her own […]
Author Archives: Megan Conn
Megan is an intern from the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY. She has reported on education in all five boroughs of New York City. Before deciding to realize her childhood dream of being a journalist, she worked in an educational nonprofit in St. Louis. She is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis and the Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs. Growing up in California, she enjoyed searching for anemones and sea urchins in the tide pools, and she still does.