Fulfilling a dream

News reporter microphone illustration

When Sandra Torres ’06 was 13 and spoke no English, her family packed up their life in their native Colombia and immigrated to the Chicago area for new opportunities.

Transfer student finds passion for media through The Vidette

Student reporters for The Vidette in Redbird Arena

Before transferring to Illinois State University in the fall of 2019, Jake Fogal knew he wanted to pursue a career in sports—he just did not know how. That is, until he stepped inside the University’s student-run newspaper The Vidette.