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Samantha Stroozas

Samantha Stroozas

Sam Stroozas is a freelance reporter and graduate student at Northwestern University studying social justice and investigative reporting. She was born and raised in Hudson, Wisconsin but currently calls Chicago home.

Artists bring the experience of race to Hudson, 30.1 miles from George Floyd Square

By: - March 24, 2021

In this predominantly white suburb, artists have been arriving since last summer to memorialize what happened 30.1 miles away, outside Cup Foods in south Minneapolis.  Geno Okok was among a group of muralists who set out to create a lasting art piece in a place that can seem a world away from George Floyd Square.   […]

A Wisconsin border town without pandemic restrictions is inundated with Minnesota partiers; not everyone is thrilled

By: - January 13, 2021

On the crowded streets of downtown Hudson, Wisconsin, after sunset on a Friday in December, a man could be overheard as he waited in a huddle to get into Agave Kitchen: “I believe in it, I just don’t think it’s that bad,” he said loudly, confident in his chances against COVID-19.  There were no parking […]