Survivor Contestant, Alicia Rosa, Gets a Dose of TV Reality

What a difference a television season makes. Last February, just days before ‘Survivor: One World’ aired, I had a chance to talk with contestant Alicia Rosa about why she wanted to be on the show and some of the things she learned from the experience. Just one day after the big finale I talked with […]

Local Teacher Takes on New Challenges as a CBS “Survivor” Contestant

Imagine competing on CBS’s “Survivor”—leaving behind friends, family, central air-conditioning and even your hairdryer. You’re dropped at a remote location with more than a dozen strangers, all rooting for your demise. Conditions like that make most people declare, “not if you paid me a million dollars.” But for Chicago Public Schools Special Education teacher Alicia […]