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Katie Arvia

Katie Arvia
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Katie is a lifelong Lansing native who currently works full-time in marketing while also freelance reporting for The Lansing Journal. In 2015, she graduated with high honors from Saint Xavier University in Chicago with a BA in English, and she plans to pursue a Master's degree in the near future. Her favorite Lansing Journal assignments include coverage of TF South High School's walkout ("Demonstrating the possibilities") and her St. Patrick's Day interview with her grandma ("St. Patrick's Day traditions: reflections of an Irish granddaughter").

Themes at The Lansing Journal Open House include Information, Trust, Community

LANSING, Ill. (March 13, 2018) - Dozens of people from Lansing and beyond gathered at the Lansing Public Library last Wednesday for The Lansing Journal's Open House. The night’s main event was a panel of seven people who have interacted with the Journal from different perspectives:Eric Crump, founder...

Science fairs let students explore new interests

Regional fair scheduled for March 17 LANSING, Ill. (February 28, 2018) – Students from all over Lansing came together for the area science fair on February 24. Participants ranging in age from Kindergarten to 8th grade competed in various subjects such as Chemistry, Biology, and Botany.After the district fair...

St. Patty’s Day in Lansing

March 17, 2018 by Katie Arvia We did our best to round up the Irish celebrations at Lansing establishments (though not all of them responded to our request for information). Here’s what we found out: Bohemian Joe’s There’s a lot going on in March (see ad below), including Guinness on tap and probably...

Lansing women join Chicago Women’s March

Marching and voting are two ways women are making their voices heard by Katie Arvia CHICAGO, Ill. (January 20, 2018) - At least four Lansing residents attended this year's March to the Polls, the second Chicago Women's March since President Donald Trump took office. Dominique Newman, Jadyn Newman, Janiya Akbar, and...

Helping Our Minors Excel

Founded by Det. Wilson Pierce, HOME prepares students for life by Katie Arvia LANSING, Ill. (January 2018) - Helping Our Minors Excel (HOME) has been working with Lansing youth for nearly a decade. Founded in 2008 by Detective Wilson Pierce of the Lansing Police Department, HOME provides Lansing youth with various...

Lan-Oak Park District offers ‘a good variety’ at Eisenhower Center

New programs, affordable prices make 2018 a good year to get active by Katie Arvia LANSING, Ill. (January 2018) - Throughout the year, the Lan-Oak Park District offers a wide variety of classes and programs for residents of Lansing and beyond. This season, an array of new offerings has been added...

LARC gives back to Lansing

Residents work and shop local by Katie Arvia LANSING, Ill. (December 29, 2017) - Serving people with developmental disabilities has been LARC’s mission since first opening its doors in 1956. Originally a school, LARC now serves approximately 100 adult clients each year and provides them the opportunity to work, live, and...

Santa House ready for visitors

by Katie Arvia LANSING, Ill. (December 6, 2017) - Since 1962 the Santa House has been an annual tradition for many Lansing residents, including Mayor Patty Eidam. “When I moved here in June of 1979,” she said, “I was a single mom with two kids that were 8 and 9...

Lansing Lions Club: a vision for service

by Katie Arvia LANSING, Ill. (November 2017) - For 80 years, the Lansing Lions Club has been giving back to the community through donations of time, energy, and monetary relief. Founded in 1937, the club currently has a roster of approximately 40 members. Since its foundation, the Lansing Lions Club...

TF South’s Wall of Honor brings together past and present, school and community

by Katie Arvia LANSING, Ill. (October 2017) - On May 27, 2017, TF South’s new Wall of Honor was officially dedicated. The wall serves as a memorial to TF South alumni who served in the military after graduating. Currently displaying over 500 names, the Wall of Honor has been a...