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Community unites to ‘Save The Chicago Reader’

Community unites to ‘Save The Chicago Reader’

May 2, 2016

The Chicago Reader, known as the city’s oldest alternative weekly publication, issued a public cry for help April 21—not for a civic cause but for its own survival.The publication shocked social m...

New Grammys ceremony, same diversity issues

By Managing Editor

February 8, 2016

With the 58th annual Grammy Awards just a week away, Grammy fever is at an all-time high. Everyone from music industry professionals to news outlets like Rolling Stone and Billboard is weighing in on who deserves a win at the Feb. 15 ceremony.In a Feb. 4 Billboard article, titled "Confessions of a Grammy Voter: Industry Heavyweights Share Their Predictions — and Gripes," a pair of Grammy voters anonymously revealed their ...

‘My Quarter-Life Cancer’—from treatment to remission

‘My Quarter-Life Cancer’—from treatment to remission

December 14, 2015

Being a recent college graduate and trying to build a career worries most young people, but having a documentary made about one’s cancer diagnosis is not the route most people would choose while han...

Comedian cracks jokes with students

Comedian cracks jokes with students

March 3, 2014

Dan Bakkedahl strolled into a crowded studio on the 15th floor of the Alexandroff Campus Center, 600 S. Michigan Ave., ready to crack dark jokes about his many  life choices.He spoke to Columbia stud...

College worth more despite rising cost

College worth more despite rising cost

February 24, 2014

College graduates typically have higher salaries, are more likely to be satisfied with their jobs and are less likely to live in poverty than those who go to two-year colleges or only have high school diplomas, according to new research. A Feb. 11 study by the Pew Re...

New technology brews ancient ales

New technology brews ancient ales

February 24, 2014

Beer lovers can get a taste of history thanks to new technology that takes a scientific look at some of the world’s oldest ales.Patrick McGovern, scientific director of the Biomolecular Archaeology Project...

Schuba diving for Perfect P—y

Schuba diving for Perfect P—y

January 27, 2014

In Chicago, concertgoers will inevitably encounter many beards. Each beard is indicative of a different demographic: Big beards represent seasoned mosh veterans and little beards express the spry Wicker Park...

Photo Editor Job Description

By Alice Werley

April 11, 2013

Photo Desk The photography desk is responsible for all of the photographs in The Chronicle and its website. This includes taking the photos, correcting images, cropping images for the edition and writing captions. Each member of the desk must prepare and crop their own photos for publication on the web and in print the same day they are taken.Photo EditorResponsible for at least one photo essay each semesterTake responsi...

Wildcats upset Gophers, show life at home

By Nader Ihmoud

January 23, 2013

The Northwestern University Wildcats upset the No. 12-ranked University of Minnesota Golden Gophers 55–48 at Welsh Ryan Arena on Jan. 23.Wildcats Head Coach Bill Carmody went to a 1-3-1 defense during the second half, and it flustered the already struggling Gophers even more, according to senior guard Reggie Hearn.The Gophers turned the ball over 10 times during that stretch, after only committing 5 turnovers during the...

Musicians’ brain scans give creativity good rap

By Kyle Rich

December 10, 2012

Since the ’80s, lyrical magicians from Canibus to Chiddy Bang have intertwined their rhymes and rhythms to prove theirlinguistic dexterity.Researcher Ho Ming Chow runs test on rapper Mike Eagle, who was one of 12 participants in the study. Using an MRI machine, researchers found freestyling leads to increased activity in the part of the brain that relates to motivation and sustained behavior Courtesy NIDICThis improvisa...

Cellphone bills new frontier for fraud

By Kaley Fowler

December 10, 2012

Cellphone bills may be the new hotbed of fraud, according to a recent Citizens Utility Board report.The report, released Dec. 7 in conjunction with the wireless research firm Validas, shows that the number of cramming charges, or fraudulent third-party fees for services that customers have not solicited, has almost doubled during the last year.The findings indicate that scam artists are targeting cellphone users who do not c...

Featured Athlete: Gaby Loera

By Nader Ihmoud

December 3, 2012

Age:21College/Team Robert Morris University EaglesGaby Loera and the rest of the Robert Morris University Eagles women’s soccer team had a rough start to the season, losing their first four games. Loera also had her own challenges, as she was recovering from a stomach cyst operation that left her struggling to rebuild her strength and hone her skills. She and the team persevered through the collective rut, winning 16 of...

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