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Marijuana meltdown

By Copy Editor

April 21, 2014

Ralph Morgan was always interested in medicine and business, two fields that have become the crux of his hectic life in Denver.Morgan is the owner, founder and co-founder of multiple cannabis dispensaries and businesses, including Organa Labs, a company that makes alternative cannabis products such as sublingual cannabis tablets and organic cannabis honey oil. Morgan is also co-founder of the O.penVAPE product campaign, whi...

Members of Straightedge at Columbia, the college’s straight edge group, pose with the X symbol. The letter “X” or “XXX” is often used to represent the movement on straight edge clothing and memorabilia.

Life on the edge

April 21, 2014

Many college students sneak alcohol past residence hall security guards and cover the vents in their dorm rooms to contain the smell of weed on the weekend, but within that haze is a group of students ...

Pollution plagues the Great Lakes

By Angelica Sanchez

January 28, 2013

Toxins in the surface waters of the Great Lakes increased by 12 percent between 2010 and 2011, according to the annual Toxic Inventory report released by the U.S. Environmental Agency, released Jan. 16.According to the EPA, the sources of this ecological challenge to the Great Lakes are sewage disposal and discharges of industrial waste waters containingtoxic chemicals.The recent upswing in toxicity levels has caused alarm am...

Prentice slated for demolition

By The Columbia Chronicle

November 12, 2012

The Commission on Chicago Landmarks has sealed the fate of the old Prentice Women’s Hospital, 333 E. Superior St., despite opposition from preservationists.The decision to demolish the hospital and allow Northwestern University to move forward with its plan to construct a new medical research facility in its place was announced Nov. 1 during the commission’s meeting.The Commission voted June 1 to suspend its decision re...

Activists oppose historic hospital demolition

By The Columbia Chronicle

October 15, 2012

Time is drawing near for a decision on the fate of the old Prentice Women’s Hospital.In a little more than two weeks, preservationists will choose between Northwestern University’s need to enlarge its biomedical research facilities and those who argue  that the old Prentice is such a key element of Chicago’s architectural history that it must not be demolished.The building, which is at 333 E. Superior St., and was b...

Demolitions fail to curb crime

By Editorial Board

September 10, 2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Aug. 31 that the Department of Buildings demolished its 100th vacant building linked to gang-related activity. These buildings are being destroyed as part of the mayor’s aggressive—and so far unsuccessful—anti-gang strategy. With a homicide rate 30 percent higher than last year’s, maybe creating vacant lots in the city’s most crime-ridden neighborhoods isn’t the solution we need.Getting...

Razing Chicago’s brewing history

By Amanda Murphy

December 12, 2011

Once upon a time, before Mrs. O’Leary’s cow kicked over the lantern and the 18th Amendment ceased the flow of beer taps, Chicago was brimming with small, neighborhood breweries. Now merely a distant memory, the city’s brewing days are remembered mostly through weathered photographs and converted loft apartments.Brand Brewery, 2530 N. Elston Ave., in Logan Square, is one of the few remaining breweries in a city that once ...

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