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FAR hosts game night

By Nader Ihmoud

November 7, 2011

As the temperature continues to drop, Fitness, Athletics and Recreation is giving students the option to spend their time at the gym for Game Night instead of staying in and doing the usual “Hump Day” routine, on Nov. 9.Wednesday the event will be held at the Fitness Center in the Residence Center, 731 S. Plymouth Court from 7 – 10 p.m. Game Night will have board games, a “Magic: The Gathering” tournament and game...

Unheard voices of Ireland

By Amanda Murphy

October 31, 2011

Ireland has long been a country with a robust literary history. With a population smaller than that of Chicagoland area, it has been home to such monumental figures in literature as James Joyce, Oscar Wilde and W.B. Yeats. But rarely have the written voices of women of the diminutive, ancient country been heard.That is why Imagine Ireland, an organization that has focused the last year on bringing Irish art to American audien...

Renovation stations

By Vanessa Morton

October 10, 2011

El riders will see two more changes in their daily travels as the Chicago Transit Authority and Chicago Department of Transportation go forward with a number of large construction projects.Both agencies have worked together for 15 years in an effort to modernize subway stations throughout the Loop.Brian Steele, CDOT spokesman, said the CTA has been working with CDOT on a multi-year program that has been renovating numerous stati...

Equality at work

By Vanessa Morton

September 6, 2011

Rep. Mike Quigley, D.-Ill., showed his support for the LGBTQ community at a briefing that discussed different aspects of the federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which was reintroduced and passed by the House of Representatives on April 6 and is currently stalled in the Senate.First introduced more than three decades ago, the proposed bill focuses on discrimination in the workplace by making it illegal to fire, refus...

Chicago restaurants go green

By Matt Watson

September 6, 2011

An array of vegetables and solar panels share the rooftop deck of Uncommon Ground, 1401 W. Devon Ave., and provide the restaurant with fresh produce and energy, as well as a sense of pride in being the nation’s first certified organic rooftop farm. With a three-star rating from the Green Restaurant Association, Uncommon Ground is Chicago’s most sustainable diner.[kml_flashembed publishmethod="dynamic" fversion="10.1.8276" useex...

Fatbook blends genres

By Contributing Writer

March 7, 2011

by: Summer McCaslin, Contributing WriterLocal indie jazz band Fatbook has made its way from playing basement gigs at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wis., to selling out shows all around Chicago and the Midwest. Multi-instrumentalist Harjinder Bedi attributes the band’s interesting fusion of reggae, jazz, rhythm and blues and West African influences to each member’s world travels and experiences.After winning Downbeat...

Slammin’ salmon fillets

By Katy Nielsen

January 24, 2011

Cooking a salmon fillet is perfect for a first date or great when served cold for lunch at work the next day. When seasoned well, salmon is a delicious, flavorful fish. It is hearty and filled with protein and omega-3 fatty acids. Overall, salmon is a healthy and easy choice for any meal.The key to making a succulent salmon fillet is not to overcook the fish and use the right kind of sauce. Choosing a fillet is almost as important as how you cook it, so it should be fresh and never frozen.First, you will need a flat o...

Indie-pop is Very Truly Yours

By Luke Wilusz

November 22, 2010

Kristine Capua has been playing music since she was 6 years old. She’s moved from piano to clarinet and taught herself to play the guitar, drifting from one band to another until finally settling into local indie-pop outfit Very Truly Yours. Capua talked to The Chronicle about learning music by ear and the indie-pop community.The Chronicle: How and when did Very Truly Yours get started?Kristine Capua: Very Truly Yours started in the...

Health care for restaurant workers would benefit all

By Eleanor Blick

October 11, 2010

“A cobb salad with a side of common cold and a Southwestern wrap with strep throat sauce, please.”In the past year, almost two-thirds of restaurant employees worked while sick, according to a report published on Sept. 30 by Restaurant Opportunities Centers United. The study described people sneezing on food, crouching behind counters to blow their noses and supervisors having little sympathy for sick workers. Some of th...

Mr. Russia still rocks without guitars

By Brianna Wellen

October 11, 2010

With a punk-garage sound and classic rock sensibility, Mr. Russia has made a name for itself in Chicago’s music scene through countless compilations, radio appearances and shows. The group frequents local clubs and performs in residence on the last Sunday of every month at The Burlington, 3425 W. Fullerton Ave. The guitarless band stands by each other as a family—the “Russia” family to be exact—with all members adopti...

Workhorse Kings ride the ‘Carousel’

By Luke Wilusz

September 27, 2010

Dan Dougherty is a man of many talents. When he’s not busy writing and drawing his daily comic strip, “Beardo,” or illustrating the ongoing zombie Western comic book “Rotten,” he’s writing, practicing and playing guitar with Workhorse Kings. Dougherty recently took some time away from his art, his writing and his music—not to mention planning his wedding—to talk to The Chronicle about the blues rockers’ fir...

Julia Klee steps out

By Brianna Wellen

September 20, 2010

After singing backup with Chicago’s Joe Pug on a Lollapalooza side stage last summer, Julia Klee is coming into the spotlight and moving forward on her own. She’s sold out local shows with her piano-driven songs and strong vocals. She now hopes to reach a national audience with her newest album coming out sometime this winter.The classically trained vocalist has been compared to Neko Case and Kelly Hogan but is working to ma...

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