In Your Words: Gun Violence - NBC Chicago

Exploring Chicago's Murder Epidemic

Friday, Feb 15, 2013 at 10:15 AM CST

What Is The Mash?

What Is The Mash?

The Mash distributes the youth-crafted print product through High Schools (220 weekly!), providing compelling viral content online at TheMash.com, and daily interaction through social media.

Friday, Feb 15, 2013 at 09:57 AM CST

Send Us Your Story

Send Us Your Story

Please send us a self-recorded video (use your smart phone) and email a clip to NBC5morningshow@nbc.com. We may use your message on air.

Thursday, Feb 14, 2013 at 11:06 PM CST

Problem: Some Parents Aren't Involved

Problem: Some Parents Aren't Involved

Andrea Limon laments that some classmates don't have strong parents and families looking out for them.

Thursday, Feb 14, 2013 at 11:06 PM CST

Lack of Activities = Kids on the Streets

Lack of Activities = Kids on the Streets

Camarri Lane says there aren't enough activities for younger teens to take part.

Thursday, Feb 14, 2013 at 11:26 PM CST

Student: People Have Become Complacent

Student: People Have Become Complacent

Robert Jackson says a community is only as strong as its weakest link and says an entire community needs to want change in order for it to happen.

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NBCChicago wants to know how Chicago's violence epidemic affects you. We've asked members of The Mash, a teenage media outlet based in Chicago, to share their stories. Hear how violence affects them and send us a clip of your own to share here.
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