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Update still loading: Online privacy has a major glitch

By Editorial Board

March 26, 2018

Our right to privacy is under constant threat, and we don’t seem to mind.In January, the online chat service Discord shut down a group used to distribute doctored content of female celebrities in pornographic videos made without their consent. The members of the “deepfakes” group created the videos with FakeApp, an artificial intelligence program allowing users to place images of people onto footage. Members had rule...

Convincing Case for SRI

By Sponsored Content

March 8, 2018

I could use help making a convincing investment argument to my dad, who is a lifelong investor. I’m currently studying environmental science and have a job lined up after graduation with the Environmental Protection Agency, so you could say I’m a die-hard outdoors enthusiast. For my upcoming birthday in March, I’m trying to convince my dad to make some investments on my behalf.The problem is that I just recently learned abou...

20 years of Chicago Blue Men: The art of chaos, inconsistency

20 years of Chicago Blue Men: The art of chaos, inconsistency

October 9, 2017

Blue Man Group has been running in Chicago for 20 years now. That’s a lot of paint splashed during drum solos, replacement drum heads, marshmallows and Jell-O. But beneath every Blue Man is a real-life...

Pride Parade may see its final year in Lakeview

Pride Parade may see its final year in Lakeview

May 11, 2015

The 46th annual Chicago Pride Parade, scheduled for June 28, may leave its usual Lakeview location after this year. The mayor’s office, Alderman Tom Tunney (44th Ward) and Alderman James Cappleman (46th Ward) have ...

CHI-TOWN LOW DOWN: Chicago’s diverse population is divided, neglected

By Managing Editor

May 4, 2015

The city’s segregation problem has been the underlying theme in most of my columns this semester because it is at the root of increasing crime, gang violence and poverty rates.Chicago is the seventh most diverse city in the U.S. However, the city is also the most segregated in the country, leaving communities sectioned off by racial demographics, according to a May 1 FiveThirtyEight.com report, which used data from Brown...

Bulls move past conference call with Bucks

Bulls move past conference call with Bucks

May 4, 2015

In a matchup that would have made for an exciting Eastern Conference Finals pairing, the Chicago Bulls are playing the Cleveland Cavaliers in the second round of the NBA playoffs, and the Bulls’ chances...

Road to the Eastern Conference Finals

Road to the Eastern Conference Finals

April 20, 2015

I’ve been saying it all year and I’ll say it again: The Chicago Bulls are ready to win a championship this year, and it looks like they will.The Eastern Conference is full of teams that everyone e...

Boston’s synthy Magic Man gets its start down on the farm

Boston’s synthy Magic Man gets its start down on the farm

April 13, 2015

In the summer of 2009, Alex Caplow and Sam Vanderhoop Lee traveled through southern France, and while trading labor for room and food, they were inspired to start a band and record an album.Magic Man is a ...

Researchers unearth new bacteria-resistant antibiotic

Researchers unearth new bacteria-resistant antibiotic

January 26, 2015

Scientists have searched for ways to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria for nearly 30 years, but it turns out the answer may have been under their feet the entire time. Researchers from Northeastern ...

Surviving the big pay off

By Maria Castellucci & Matt McCall Opinions Editor & Features Editor

October 27, 2014

Russell Harrison might never have paid off his student loans if he hadn’t had his debt consolidated.Upon graduating in 2008 from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, after receiving a bachelor’s of arts in music composition, he owed $40,000–50,000 in private and federal student loans. At the time, he was working at 7-Eleven and a Millworks furniture construction factory, operating heavy machinery. He worked mornings an...

Park smoking ban more political than effective law

By Editorial Board

September 22, 2014

Chicago followed in the footsteps of other major cities such as Boston and New York City when the Chicago Park District Board passed a resolution Sept. 10 to ban smoking in the city’s 580 parks.Violators will face a $500 fine if caught smoking within 15 feet of Chicago’s parks, beaches, harbors and playgrounds, as reported Sept. 15 by The Chronicle. Electronic cigarettes, cigars and vaporized substances are also inclu...

Death sentence could make Tsarnaev a martyr

February 10, 2014

Nearly a year after the bombings at the Boston Marathon, the Department of Justice announced Jan. 30 it would seek the death penalty for suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Of the 30 counts leveled against him, 17 qualify for a death sentence because the actions were intentional and he knew they could result in multiple deaths, according to court documents.The trial may take months or years, but national attention will immediately buz...

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