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Chicago Wolves defenseman Brent Sopel skates Oct. 18 during breast cancer awareness night game against the Lake Erie Monsters at Allstate Arena in suburban Rosemont.

Chicago Wolves Stick It To Breast Cancer

November 3, 2014

The Chicago Wolves are teaming up with A Silver Lining Foundation for the fifth year in a row to promote breast cancer awareness.The Wolves hosted a breast cancer awareness night Oct. 18, presented by ...

Potato-crust quiche

Potato-crust quiche

February 3, 2014

During high school, it was just my mom, my little brother and I, and because my mom worked full-time, it often fell on me to cook dinner. For a year or so, we ate really simple meals, and then I reali...

City Council approves 2013 budget

By The Columbia Chronicle

November 19, 2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s 2013 budget proposal was passed overwhelmingly during a City Council meeting on Nov. 15 by a vote of 46-3.The $6.5 billion budget, which comes to $8 billion when grant funding is added, is the second Emanuel has drafted since he took office and focuses on expanding schools and on structural reform among the city’s departments.“We need to ensure that we are not only righting our fiscal ship, but [th...

Fact checking trending in 2012

By Kaley Fowler

October 29, 2012

By Kaley Fowler and Charles Jefferson, Metro Editor and Contributing WriterFact checkers abound in the 2012 presidential election, and they are casting new light on polls and political statements in an effort to properly inform the public.According to Bill Adair, editor of the fact-checking website PolitiFact.org, verifying facts has become crucial in this year’s election because of the vast amount of available information....

Chicago native extends Wolves winning streak to three games

By Nader Ihmoud

October 18, 2012

Contributing Writer: Joshua LindseyChicago native and Chicago Wolves’ defensemen Zach Miskovic propelled his team to victory against the Peoria Rivermen with a game-winning overtime goal  Oct. 17.This 3-0 start marks the first time since the 07’-08’ season that the Wolves have started off the season winning three games in a row.“I was excited,” Miskovic said. “Obviously it’s my home town and my parents and ...

Chicago Artist Profile: theWHOevers

By Dannis Valera

September 17, 2012

The Chronicle's Multimedia Editor, Dennis Valera, got the chance to sit down with Chicago's hip hop duo theWHOevers. MCs Lloyd Dotdot (Dotkom) and Jesse Arthur Manaois (J. Arthur) make up the pair.The two met back in 2008 at Northern Illinois University through a mutual friend and decided to work together after hearing each others' work."I was doing my own solo thing and he somehow heard some of my stuff," said J. Arthur. "The...

Unfriendly facebook

By Emily Fasold

March 19, 2012

For millions of its members, Facebook is a tool for self-expression, self-promotion and communication with peers, all of which are thought to be important for boosting self-esteem. However, new research shows that the website can actually lower the confidence levels of insecure users.The study found that Facebook users with poor self-image tend to bombard the website with negative status updates, making them less likeable a...

Wolves defeat Admirals, take series: ‘Every game is of critical importance’ as the team faces final stretch of regular season

By Lindsey Woods

March 12, 2012

As the post-season rapidly approaches, the Chicago Wolves picked up 2 points March 8 in a 5-2 victory over their Midwest division Amtrak rivals, the Milwaukee Admirals.“I thought we played a good game,” said Head Coach Craig MacTavish. “We’ve played as well as we have all year in the third period.”The win earned Chicago the Amtrak trophy for the third straight season. The award, which started in 2009, is given to ...

Chicago Wolves oust Grand Rapids Griffins in short, sweet overtime

By Lindsey Woods

February 20, 2012

The Wolves’ overtime against the Grand Rapids Griffins Feb. 15 ended abruptly when Wolves left winger Bill Sweatt sailed the puck past goaltender Tom McCollum for the winning goal only 18 seconds into the extra period at Allstate Arena, 6920Mannheim Road.The 4-3 win wasn’t as merry as the celebration following Sweatt’s goal, however. The Wolves let a 3-1 lead in the second period slip away, giving Grand Rapids a second p...

Wolves see Stars: Chicago’s last minute goal wasn’t enough to surmount eventual 4-3 loss

By Lindsey Woods

January 23, 2012

In the last outing of a five-game home stand, the Chicago Wolves lost its second game in a row to the Texas Stars on Jan. 18.The loss came after the Wolves snapped their season-high five-game winning streak was snapped against the Lake Erie Monsters on Jan. 14. Chicago gave up a 3-1 lead in allowing four 3rd period goals by the Monsters, in a game which also marked the midway point of the season.Chicago led Texas for less ...

‘Legal acid’ gains popularity

By Emily Fasold

January 17, 2012

When you picture a drug deal, you may imagine frantically looking out for the cops and shady parking lot exchanges and dark alley drop-offs. However, thanks to medical chemistry, the landscape of drug dealing is changing. Now a drug user’s next high is only a click away.Synthetic drugs like 2C-E, a substance that mimics the effects of LSD, are created by medical chemists for pharmacological research purposes and sold legally o...

Columbia veterans connect

By Heather Scroering

December 12, 2011

Julia WehrContributing WriterVeterans Day has passed, but here’s a pertinent question: How do veterans at a large arts and media school like Columbia, who could share such a strong bond, recognize each other?Many Columbia vets, both students and professors, probably interact on campus without ever knowing it. But two Columbia professors recently set out to remedy this situation.Kimo Williams, professor of Music Theory and...

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