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Preview: We Become Each Other’s Unmakers

February 17, 2014

The We Become Each Other's Unmakers exhibition in the C33 Gallery, 33 E. Congress Parkway, gives visitors a glimpse into the development of Interdisciplinary Arts and Creative Writing graduate student proj...

Athlete Profile: Jake Maali

Athlete Profile: Jake Maali

February 10, 2014

Originally a tae kwon do fighter, Jake Maali became interested in computers and bodybuilding after graduating high school. He is now majoring in network architecture and design at DeVry University a...

University of Chicago an obvious choice for Obama library

By Managing Editor

January 27, 2014

Unsurprisingly, Chicago is going to make a bid to be the site of President Barack Obama’s Presidential Library and Museum. Now that New York’s Columbia University has announced its plans to propose that the library be constructed on its campus, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is aggressively working to promote Chicago as the right location.It only makes sense to house Obama’s presidential artifacts in the city where he began his politi...

A ‘Monster’ of an ordinance

By Editorial Board

January 28, 2013

Alderman Edward Burke (14th Ward) proposed an ordinance banning the sale of energy drinks within city limits during a Jan. 17 Chicago City Council meeting, arguing that the drinks are unhealthy, especially for young consumers.The ordinance cites a Food and Drug Administration report alleging that Monster Energy drinks have caused five deaths since 2009. The FDA has also received reports of health incidents related to other energy drinks. While such beverages can be dangero...

#Democracy

By Tyler Davis

December 10, 2012

The U.S. has more than 245 million Internet users, or 78 percent of the population, according to InternetWorldStats.com. Based on the recent election, this means the country has more Internet users than voters, as only 57.5 percent of eligible voters turned out this year, according to a Nov. 8 CNN.com article. Politicians are now beginning to take advantage of the hyper-engaged audience they’ve found online.California Rep. Zo...

Filibusted

By Tyler Davis

December 3, 2012

The filibuster is an infamous practice used in the U.S. Senate that stalls legislation by allowing members to extend debates. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid recently said he would like to limit the use of filibusters and require senators to actually speak on the Senate floor if they want to delay a vote on legislation, according to a Nov. 26 Washington Times article. According to a Nov. 28 Huffington Post article, Reid...

More solutions than presidential commission

By Editorial Board

December 3, 2012

Vartan Gregorian, president of the influential nonprofit Carnegie Corporation of New York, is trying to gather support for a commission to be appointed by President Barack Obama that would set the course for higher education in America, according to a Nov. 21 article on The Chronicle of Higher Education’s website.The initiative is inspired by President Harry S. Truman’s presidential committee of 1947, which established community c...

Go green or die

By Editorial Board

November 26, 2012

For those of you who haven’t jumped on the “going green” bandwagon, sooner or later you may want to reconsider.Talk of a carbon dioxide emissions tax has been circulating in Congress for the last few years, and Superstorm Sandy has brought environmental issues to the forefront once again.The carbon tax addresses the issue of climate change on a macro scale. It would charge large companies for every metric ton of carbo...

If you want to secede, we won’t stop you

By Tyler Davis

November 19, 2012

Perhaps the timing of President Barack Obama’s re-election and the release of Steven Spielberg’s Abraham Lincoln biopic “Lincoln” isn’t a coincidence. Residents in all 50 states have recently filed petitions to secede from the Union.The petitions were filed on the We The People petition page on WhiteHouse.gov. Any petition on the webpage with more than 25,000 digital signatures will prompt an official response from th...

Wildcats cruise past Tigers

By Nader Ihmoud

November 13, 2012

A dominant first half performance by the Northwestern University Wildcats allowed them to cruise to a 79-49 victory against the Texas Southern University Tigers at Welsh-Ryan Arena on Nov. 13.On opening night, Wildcats' senior forward Drew Crawford, scored a game high 20 of the team's 43 points and single handily out scored the Tigers in the first half. The Wildcats built a 29 point lead headed into the second half, 43-14....

Four more years

By James Foster

November 12, 2012

President Barack Obama was re-elected Nov. 6 to a second term, and although the crowd of approximately 10,000 at McCormick Place was smaller than the Grant park gathering four years ago, the air was electric with enthusiasm.[kml_flashembed publishmethod="dynamic" fversion="10.1.8276" useexpressinstall="true" movie="https://columbiachronicle.com/soundslide/election_night_2012%20/soundslider.swf" width="500" height="440" targetclass="flashmovie"][/kml_flashembed]...

Obama delivers acceptance speech

By Kaley Fowler

November 7, 2012

Just as the crowd began to relax after hours of celebrating President Barack Obama's re-election, the lights in McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive, dimmed, and a short film about Obama's personal struggles, political ideology and family values began. The audience cheered consistently from scene to scene and instantly exhibited a surge of enthusiasm once the film was replaced by upbeat songs, once again taking to si...

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