Alec Brooks

Reporter

Alec Brooks studies journalism at Marquette University, oversees copy-editing for the Marquette Tribune and other student publications, and writes for the Tribune. Previously, he wrote for the Lake Mills Leader and produced stories for Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service.

Portfolio

Highlights

Marquette Tribune

No plan in place to address $250,000 held in MUSG reserve

Marquette Student Government has more than $250,000 in its reserve fund - more than five times times the amount required by MUSG's financial policies - with no plans in place to...

Covering the Arts

Milwaukee Art Museum's exhibit shows works of the self-taught

Review of "Uncommon Folk" exhibit at the Milwaukee Art Museum for "Covering the Arts."

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

Fondy Farm takes emergency measures to fight drought

A new pump and irrigation system have been installed at Fondy Food Center’s farm to deal with months of drought that have left fields almost empty.

Marquette Tribune

MU campus dense in parking citations

Parking enforcement officers issued 15,390 parking citations in 2012 on campus, making it the most heavily cited school campus in the city. (With Erin Heffernan)

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

‘Expectations high’ for Carmen’s new north side campus

The Carmen High School of Science and Technology has been working with future neighbors on the north side as it prepares its new campus.

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

Students explore arts careers through internships

The MPS Arts Internship Program gave 58 area high school students the chance to work at an arts organization during the summer.

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

Youth offered guidance at Career Night

Students from Our Next Generation, local organizations and the neighborhood had a chance to explore 30 careers by talking with local volunteers.

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

Couple donates Little Free Library to International Learning Center

The International Learning Center at Neighborhood House is the latest group to install a Little Free Library, making it easy for students and neighbors to borrow books.

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

Veteran marks 70 years of Fourth of July parades

Eugene Kotowski has participated in Fourth of July parades for 70 years, starting a tradition that continues with his nieces, nephews, children and grandchildren.

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

Fair and walk promote health and safety

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Milwaukee partnered with the Hillside Family Resource Center for the first time to host the clubs’ annual walk and health fair.

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

Health care reform advocates laud Affordable Care Act ruling

When the Supreme Court upheld the healthcare reform bill, I and six others reported on its impact to Milwaukeeans the same day.

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

Neighbors eager for new ecology center to open

Urban Ecology Center’s new location in Layton Boulevard West won’t open until September, but neighborhood residents are already on board.

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

Arts @ Large combines art with education

Arts @ Large works with public schools to provide an arts education for all their students by empowering teachers and putting them in contact with artists.

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

Home tour shows off Layton Boulevard West

Layton Boulevard West Neighbors recently took 60 potential buyers on a bus tour of six homes in the community.

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

Westside Academy students rally and remember

Students from Westside Academy II marched alongside community members in a peace rally that concluded with the dedication of a memorial garden for victims of violence.

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

Program shows young offenders the personal costs of crime

Safe and Sound's Lauren Thrift works with teenage burglars to show them the impact of their crimes by bringing them face-to-face with the community they wronged.

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

Next Door’s early childhood program gives kids head start

Classmate Ryan Ellerbusch and I produced two stories about the Next Door Foundation, a Milwaukee nonprofit that runs after-school and adult education programs.

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

Next Door Foundation is “home away from home”