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Famine victims should not be victims of bad politics

Famine victims should not  be victims of bad politics

By Arabella Breck

March 6, 2017

One week after the South Sudanese government and U.N. declared a state of famine in South Sudan, there are reports of Sudanese people eating water lilies to stay alive, according to a Feb. 28 Al Jazeera a...

Rauner: ‘Let’s put Illinois back on the road to prosperity’

By Eric Bradach

February 15, 2017

Creating a balanced budget and jobs as well as more “comprehensive” state budget methods were the goals Gov. Bruce Rauner outlined Feb. 15 in his 2017 Budget Address.The road has been tough for the two-year politician. Rauner has been unable to compromise with the Democratically controlled General Assembly on a proposed spending plan since he took office, and the more than 19-month budget impasse has damaged the state...

Internet access is good for more than memes

Turns out, you can pick your family

By Arabella Breck

February 13, 2017

The idea of going without the internet or a smartphone for even a few hours might sound horrific to those who have had steady access since its creation. The internet's impact even made technology an esta...

African nations are not alone in human rights violations

Children are not to blame  in child marriages

By Managing Editor

October 31, 2016

Gambia, Burundi and South Africa are planning to withdraw from the International Criminal Court, a body that has tried human right violations since its creation in 2002. The countries criticized the cou...

Fog lights were the only lighting choreographer Nora Chipaumire used in her performance. The lights resulted in dramatic shadows in the performance space on Oct 20. 

Dance Center performance challenges archetypes of masculinity

October 24, 2016

Preconceived notions of the African, black male body and how it has been affected by societal norms and colonialism were challenged through dance in the performance of “portrait of myself as my father....

Media spread Ebola hysteria

By Editorial Board

October 13, 2014

Dominating headlines and spurring 24-hour coverage on news channels, the Ebola virus is infecting the minds of Americans despite assurances from White House officials that the illness will not spread to the U.S.As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continue their efforts to mitigate a potential U.S. outbreak, media outlets are reporting developments with undue urgency even though the first Ebola death on U.S. ...

Improvements to suburban transit could boost

Improvements to suburban transit could boost economy

March 17, 2014

Plans to improve the transit system in a western suburb could draw more people to the city and encourage economic development.Melrose Park’s Broadway Avenue Corridor, located on Broadway Avenue from No...

How To: Plan a Vacation

By Dannis Valera

November 19, 2012

As the semester winds down, winter break gets closer and closer. Although a lot of people spend the time at home, it also is prime vacation time. The Chronicle sat with Christie Andersen, the Career Development Specialist at Columbia's Portfolio Center, and asked her for some tips.

Sexual selection saves, says study

By Lindsey Woods

April 23, 2012

By Brandon Smith, Contributing WriterImagine there are 10 ladies in a room with 40 prospective fellows. The girls know exactly which type of guy they would like to be seen with in public, and the guys aren’t that picky. But there is a catch—the girls each have to pick their one guy in the dark.In some respects, that is what some species are being forced to deal with. Entire genetic lines of fish are at risk because toxic wa...

Someone You Should Know: Janelle “Ja” Gilbert

By Lisa Schulz

November 14, 2011

After living on a tight budget and enduring the four years of indecision about choosing a journalism or interior architecture degree to please her mother, Janelle “Ja” Gilbert finally found her beat in music and made a pact to give back to the community.The 2006 alumna released her first EP, “Laura’s Daughter,” on iTunes,, and in physical form on Oct. 16, the latter sponsored by the Illinois...

Big Splashes talks creating original rhymes

By HermineBloom

February 7, 2011

Most variations of rap and hip-hop are electro-infused these days, especially judging from the Top 40 charts. Chicago’s hip-hop trio Big Splashes is no different, using 8-track tape decks and computers to produce beats. After primarily rhyming in the kitchen drinking beers or in the park, Samuel “SP” Piazza said he and his friends Alex “Mart14K” Corona and Greg “Flamingo Papers” Floyd began collaborating and re...

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China offers Africa financial aid including $10 billion in loans

November 9, 2009

China has offered Africa concessional loans worth US$10 (€6.5) billion as part of a host of new measures aimed at improving the economy of African nations. The announcement was made at the opening of the Forum ...

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