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Workplace discrimination persists among increasing diversity

April 27, 2015

As racism remains a hot-button topic in America, the occurrence of racial disputes seems distressingly frequent.With the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, in August 2014 and widespread speculation t...

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White Sox, Royals, dodge balls and brawls

April 27, 2015

It usually takes a batter being hit by a pitch to clear the benches, but that wasn’t the case on April 23 when the Chicago White Sox played the Kansas City Royals.Sox center fielder Adam Eaton hit a o...

Athlete Profile: Raphael Anderson-Ayers

Athlete Profile: Raphael Anderson-Ayers

By McKayla Braid

April 13, 2015

Raphael Anderson-Ayers is a 20-year-old sophomore double majoring in marketing and business & entrepreneurship. Adopted from Paraguay in South America at the age of 2, Anderson-Ayers was raised in ...

Cubs fans experience Opening Day woes

By Sports & Health Reporter

April 10, 2015

Wrigley Field opened April 5 for the Cubs’ Opening Day game against the St. Louis Cardinals amid ongoing construction. The Cubs hosted the Cardinals for their first home series of the season before traveling to Colorado for a weekend series. Fans experienced a plethora of problems, from bathroom shortages to trouble navigating the ballpark, according to freshman journalism major Taylor Martin. Martin said he waited in line t...

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Opening Day exiled to Wrigley Field

April 6, 2015

It’s hard enough to catch a home run ball, and it’s even harder to catch one in the middle of a construction zone.It’s too bad this is the inconvenient truth that is the Chicago Cubs—one disappo...

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NBA season a fitting length

March 30, 2015

The NBA season isn’t too long or too short; 82 games is just right.NBA commissioner Adam Silver has been open about extending the league’s season, which would reduce the teams’ burden of back-to-ba...

Gill Scott Heron performing at Womad 2011. Gill Scott Heron died today, 28th May 2011. He was a politically motivated jazz/blues musician and song writer. He had a great stage presence and always sung from the soul, and with a great smile. Fore sure, a great loss.

‘Pieces of Gil Scott-Heron’ celebrated in tribute performance

March 9, 2015

A tribute will be paid to legendary poet and musician Gil Scott-Heron on March 13 at the Hamilton Park Cultural Center, 513 W. 72nd St., in a performance called “The Revolution Has Been Compromised: ...

Featured Athlete: Gabby May

Gabby May

By Sports & Health Reporter

March 2, 2015

Gabby May, a senior English major at the University of Illinois at Chicago, is the captain of the women’s gymnastics team. In addition to previously serving as a co-captain. May has been the UIC Fema...

Sore losers ruin baseball for Chicago

By Copy Chief

February 16, 2015

What kind of person takes a championship away from a Little League team? Seriously. They’re kids, for goodness sake.Jackie Robinson West, Chicago’s South Side Little League team that went to the league’s international championship, was stripped of its national title Feb. 11 for illegally expanding its boundaries before the 2014 season.This happened almost two full months after Evergreen Park’s team coach called on L...

Offseason trades reignite foul rivalry

By Copy Chief

February 9, 2015

There's nothing that warms my heart like seeing the bright green grass of a well-maintained baseball field under a clear blue sky on a warm summer day, and with all the offseason signings from the Chicago White Sox and Cubs, I can’t help but be anxious for the baseball season to start.Baseball, like other team sports, only gets better for fans when their favorite team signs great players or a new coach. As excited as I am ...

Taylor Martin

Featured Athlete: Taylor Martin

February 2, 2015

Taylor Martin, a freshman journalism major who plays center field and catcher for the Renegades, picked up a baseball at the age of two and fell in love with the sport. An avid follower of the Chicago Cubs ...

Kevin Hart’s homophobia reflects bigger issue

By Campus Editor

February 2, 2015

Stand-up comedian Kevin Hart has played many roles, but there is one role he claims he will never play: a gay man.Hart has gained a strong fan base that seems to support most of his career ventures with his appearances in popular films and several TV shows, but in a recent interview with “The Breakfast Club” on Power 105.1, Hart said he will never play a gay character—and even turned down one such role in 2008’s blo...

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