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Employment app could change service industry

Employment app could change service industry

September 24, 2018

SnapShyft, a service employment app created by Indiana native Thor Wood, has brought an innovative tool to the job market. Once users download the free app, they have the option to create a profile a...

More with less: Comptroller Mendoza’s approach to office

More with less: Comptroller Mendoza’s approach to office

September 10, 2018

Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza, sometimes cited as a potential mayoral candidate, told the City Club of Chicago last week that she is not a candidate."Look, I'm fully focused on the next 62 days." she ...

Tinder swipes right on new feature

Tinder swipes right on new feature

September 10, 2018

Dating app Tinder now lets college students find friends and study groups as well as the occasional date with a new feature launched Aug. 21. Tinder U allows college students to connect easier, said Lauren Probyn, director of Global Marketing and Events at Tinder in a Sept. 5 em...

Lyft drives voting initiative forward

Lyft drives voting initiative forward

September 4, 2018

Lyft wants to help voters during November elections by reducing ride fares and providing registration information as part of its Ride to Vote initiative. Lyft partnered with organizations such as Vote.org...

Chicago institutions strive for inclusion

Chicago institutions strive for inclusion

December 4, 2017

When Christena Gunther moved to Chicago from New York City in 2012, she was distressed by the city’s lack of access to cultural spaces for people with disabilities. The issue had been her passion since ch...

Andrew W.K. ‘baffled’ in partying whirlwind

Andrew W.K. ‘baffled’ in partying whirlwind

October 16, 2017

Known for his early 2000s hits “Party Hard,” “She is Beautiful” and “We Want Fun,” prolific party animal Andrew W.K., whose full name is Andrew Wikles-Krier, quickly branched out from his unique ...

Chicago moves closer to citywide youth mentoring

Chicago moves closer to citywide youth mentoring

October 9, 2017

New donations and more funding for Chicago’s youth services will help brighten the city’s future, according to local youth mentoring experts, and the money is slowly flowing in and expanding youth prog...

Banning ‘Yik Yak’ does not address systemic issues

By Editorial Board

November 16, 2015

In response to recent protests against racial injustice at the University of Missouri, two college students from other schools in Missouri posted threatening messages on “Yik Yak.” The students were each arrested for making terrorist threats.The app, aimed at college students, allows users to post short, anonymous messages that can be viewed by others nearby. Some “Yik Yak” users have abused the app by using it t...

Professor receives Chicago Public Library Award

Professor receives Chicago Public Library Award

By Campus Reporter

October 26, 2015

Eric May, an associate professor in the Creative Writing Department, received the 21st Century Award, presented by the Chicago Public Library and the Chicago Public Library Foundation. May received his awar...

Bumble dating app is all buzz

By Campus Reporter

October 19, 2015

Dating can be hard for feminists, but there’s now an app for that, according to founder and CEO of the Bumble app, Whitney Wolfe. Bumble works like popular dating apps Tinder and Grindr but with a key difference, company executives say.Unlike competing apps, Bumble’s matches only last 24 hoursand in opposite-sex matches, the woman must make the first move by initiating conversation.“We think [Bumble] is actually goin...

Green Party of Chicago endorses Bob Fioretti

Green Party of Chicago endorses Bob Fioretti

February 2, 2015

The Green Party of Chicago officially endorsed mayoral candidate Bob Fioretti, alderman of the 2nd ward, on Jan. 28.“I’m proud to stand here with the Green Party as a candidate who has been endorsed...

Holds on marijuana licenses will not stop HerbFront’s debut

Holds on marijuana licenses will not stop HerbFront’s debut

January 26, 2015

HerbFront, a member of Elmspring’s accelerator program, is set to debut its website the first week of February. However, Gov. Bruce Rauner’s delay to issue business licenses for the distribution and c...

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