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Study shows boys who perceive themselves to be underweight tend to have higher levels of depression and performance-enhancing behaviors

Body image issues lead to performance enhancers

January 27, 2014

The use of performance-enhancing drugs may be tied to depression and body image issues among adolescent boys, according to new research published in December.Aaron Blashill, clinical health psychologist at Mas...

Vending into the Future

Vending the future

January 27, 2014

At one time, it was a marvel to drop a nickel in a machine and be presented with a cup of steaming hot coffee in a matter of minutes.Now with the convenience of renting a movie from a machine, vending t...

UFC weigh-in prepares fighters for championship

Josh Thomson kicks Nate Diaz in their lightweight bout during the UFC on FOX event at the HP Pavilion on April 20, 2013 in San Jose, California. 

By Ricky Guzman

January 24, 2014

The Ultimate Fighting Championship Lightweight no. 1 contender will be decided Jan. 25 at the United Center, 1901 W. Madison St., as fighters Ben Henderson (#1) takes on Josh Thomson (#4).Henderson comes...

Columbia mourns slain theater freshman

By Assistant Campus Editor

May 15, 2013

Kevin Ambrose, a freshman theater major, died May 7 shortly after being gunned down in an apparent drive-by shooting, according to a Chicago Police Department representative. He was 19 years old.An assailant in a white sedan shot Ambrose in the back near the 4700 block of South Prairie Avenue at 11:04 p.m., according to the CPD representative.Ambrose was taken to a nearby hospital but did not survive his injury, the representa...

Senate reviewing password protection bill

By Tim Shaunnessey

April 30, 2012

It’s standard procedure to give potential employers a phone number or address, but should applicants be forced to give them access to their social networking accounts? House Bill 3782, currently under review by the Illinois Senate, would prevent potential employers from requesting or requiring applicants to divulge their private social networking passwords.The bill would serve as an amendment to the Right to Privacy in the ...

Fast food blues

By Emily Fasold

April 16, 2012

It is no secret that greasy fast foods like burgers, french fries and fried chicken are bad for human health, but new research has found that they are also linked to depression.The study, published March 15 in the Public Health Nutrition journal and conducted by researchers at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in Spain, found that regular fast–food consumers were 51 percent more likely to develop depression than ...

Cutting print editions of college newspapers disservice to campus

By Gabrielle Rosas

April 16, 2012

Research conducted by the Pew Research Center in 2010 showed that the print newspaper is slowly becoming a nostalgic item. Approximately half of U.S. citizens get their news online, preferring the mobility and accessibility of an iPad or laptop. In fact, 44 percent of people who took the survey said they get most of their news from the Web or on a mobile device. The future of the mainstream media lies in the post-digital ag...

Abandoned rails along Bloomingdale Avenue to be transformed into trail, park

By Tim Shaunnessey

April 9, 2012

A long-abandoned freight track runs along and above Bloomingdale Avenue on the city’s Northwest Side, flanked by grassy embankments with flowers growing mere feet from the rails. The track has long been a destination for explorers in the Logan Square neighborhood and will soon be transformed from a relic of industrial expansion into a trail and park.The Bloomingdale Trail project is a long-running undertaking by both com...

City launches health plan for LGBT community

By Tim Shaunnessey

April 9, 2012

In many senses, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons live the same lives as their heterosexual counterparts, yet there are unique health issues these community members face that aren’t as well documented or researched as those of the mainstream community, according to Hutson Inniss, executive director of the National Coalition for LGBT Health.Hoping to address these disconnects, the Chicago Department of Public Hea...

Chronicle Recipe: Spam Musubi

By Dannis Valera

March 19, 2012

Dennis Valera, the Assistant Multimedia Editor, is joined by Damaly Keo, one of the Chronicle's Graphic Designers as she shows us how to make the popular Hawaiian treat spam musubi."Damaly Keo" "Hawaiian Cuisine" "Spam" "Spam Musubi" "Hawaii" "How-To" "Recipe"

Quest for Quidditch World Cup

By Sophia Coleman

March 19, 2012

Chicago may have to start planning for a new kind of summit and cast a Protego Horribilis spell, because, around this time next year, there could be tens of thousands of diehard Harry Potter fans coming together to watch the 2013 QuidditchWorld Cup.What was once a sport reserved for wizards is now a full-fledged international sport modified for Muggles.Started in 2005 by Xander Manshel and Alex Benepe, two students at Middlebu...

More money makes people act unethically

By Gabrielle Rosas

March 5, 2012

The divide between social classes in America is once again deepening in a way that has the 99 percent pitted against the top 1 percent of the financial pyramid. The Occupy Wall Street movement brought people from all walks of life together so they could face what they considered true evil: the rich. The rich, with their fancy cars, caviar and wads of cash, have become a symbol of what it truly means to be detestable.A new stud...

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