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Lollapalooza increases green initiatives

August 2, 2019

Empty beer cups, water bottles, paper plates and napkins are some of the many pieces of trash found on the Lollapalooza grounds. With more than 100,000 people expected to be in attendance at the fe...

Juicing diet gets mixed reviews

Juicing diet gets mixed reviews

By Contributing Editor

March 10, 2014

Unlike Naked Juice, which infamously settled a $9 million class action lawsuit in 2013 for mislabeling their genetically modified fruit drinks, juice cleanses are au naturel, although some nutrition experts que...

Driving human emotions

Driving human emotions

February 17, 2014

Driving can be a very stressful activity, especially in Chicago. But what if cars could detect a driver’s emotional state and possibly prevent an accident?This is the goal for a team of researchers from th...

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For the Record

September 3, 2013

SHE WAS LOOKING like she’d be a longtime resident.Lady Gaga’s performance at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards—you know, the one where she hangs herself—almost sealed her lifetime lease as the permanen...

Brewing up barley girls

By Alex Stedman

November 19, 2012

In a 2003 Miller Lite commercial, two women in low-cut shirts argue about their favorite characteristics of the beer, which eventually leads to a hot and heavy lingerie catfight, the two splashing about in a fountain. Many people had problems with the commercial, and it triggered a backlash for blatantly catering  to men.To be fair, Miller Brewing Company is hardly the first beer company to use such marketing tactics. Con...

The Meta

By The Columbia Chronicle

October 15, 2012

By Spencer Allan Readchronicle@colum.eduSpencer Allan Read, 19, grew up in a suburb of Austin, Texas. He is a fiction/playwriting student in his junior year at Columbia. He enjoys video games, punk music, reading and playing bass. Read’s work “The Meta”  is a structural parody of Franz Kafka’s “The Metamorphosis.” In class, his teacher told him to make sure humans transform, but Read decided to turn the idea of a human ...

Hypnotic ‘Master’piece explores religious cults

By Sam Flancher

September 24, 2012

The existential void ushered in by World War II has been well-represented by artists in the last century. This is the world of the atom bomb, the Holocaust and innumerable, previously unimaginable terrors brought on by what most people viewed as a just war.It is within this historical framework that Paul Thomas Anderson offers up “The Master,” the long-anticipated follow-up to his 2007 masterpiece, “There Will Be Bl...

New bike lanes offer chance for cyclists to step up

By Editorial Board

September 4, 2012

According to the Chicago Department of Transportation, the city will spend an estimated $4.6 million on creating protected bicycle lanes this year by installing pylons to separate bike traffic from motor vehicles. The city hopes to add 650 miles of bike lanes by 2020 as part of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to make Chicago the most bike-friendly city in the country.This is obviously a great time to be a cyclist. Protected bike lanes ...

Manifest 2012 ‘pedal-powered’

By Heather Scroering

April 9, 2012

In a few weeks, the main topic of conversation is likely to shift from prioritization, with its many listening forums and layers of recommendations, to the college’s largest and most attractive event of the year, Manifest.This year’s celebration, pushed forward one week to May 4 because of the NATO summit, will see more than 75 showcases, a pedal-powered amusement park and countless other exhibitions featuring the work ...

Cycling made more accessible through Bike Share program

By Kaley Fowler

April 2, 2012

During the past decade, cycling has picked up speed in Chicago and has become a way of life for many. In following the trend, a new initiative aims to recruit additional bike enthusiasts through increased access to bicycles.On March 14, Mayor Rahm Emanuel introduced an ordinance to the City Council seeking to enter a contract with Alta Bicycle Share Inc., a Portland, Ore.-based company, to implement a large-scale bike share p...

Cycling made more accessible

By Kaley Fowler

March 23, 2012

During the past decade, cycling has picked up speed in Chicago and has become a way of life for many. In following the trend, a new initiative aims to recruit additional bike enthusiasts through increased access to bicycles.On March 14, Mayor Rahm Emanuel introduced an ordinance to the City Council seeking to enter a contract with Alta Bicycle Share Inc., a Portland, Ore.-based company, to implement a large-scale bike share p...

Re-cycled roadways

By Kaley Fowler

January 23, 2012

As cycling continues to gain popularity in Chicago, the city has taken to revamping its roadways to accommodate bicyclists. The latest stride in this effort is now underway.The Chicago Department of Transportation and Mayor Rahm Emanuel have come together to develop the Streets for Cycling Plan 2020, which is anticipated to be ready by June 2012.According to Mike Amsden, Streets of Cycling 2020 project manager, the plan...

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