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By Copy Editor

April 21, 2014

The economic benefits of hemp are gaining recognition worldwide, but America is still catching up.Hemp—a variety of the cannabis plant—is classified as a controlled substance and has long been illegal at t...

The Kenmore, 5040 N. Kenmore Ave., is one of a series of Chicago Housing Authority buildings. The CHA is considering a program that would allow ex-offenders to live with family members in public housing.

Public housing program to provide second chances

April 14, 2014

To help residents with criminal records contribute to society, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is backing a pilot program that would allow a test group of ex-offenders to be re-admitted to public housing.Emanuel and ...

TV alumnus creates Super Bowl Commercial

By Alyssa Medina

February 19, 2014

For Mike Cullen, a 2013 television alumnus, Super Bowl Sunday was more than just a game; it was a stepping stone in his career all because of a 30 second Doritos commercial, viewed by 111.5 million football fans.Doritos’ “Crash the Super Bowl” is an annual contest that encourages consumers to submit their own 30-second commercial advertising the brand of nacho cheese-flavored tortilla chips. Contestants have the chance to wi...

See how they hear: New study finds heightened hearing in blind mice

By Assistant Sports & Health Editor

February 17, 2014

Vision loss may enhance the ability to differentiate between frequencies and pitches, which could make for better musicality, according to a recent study out of Johns Hopkins University.The study, published Feb. 5 in Neuron, a biweekly scientific journal, found that blind mice were able to hear softer sounds and better distinguish different frequencies than they could when they could see. The study showed the majority of chan...

Isabella Rotman

Notable Native: Isabella Rotman

January 27, 2014

For Isabella Rotman, drawing is a life-long passion. Rotman grew up drawing with her mom, who is also an artist, in a small beach town in Maine. Rotman’s talent and love of drawing have led her to som...

Northwestern Wildcats prepare for another Big Ten opponent

By Nader Ihmoud

January 22, 2013 Northwestern University Wildcats will continue Big Ten play when the No. 12 ranked University of Minnesota Gophers visit Welsh Ryan Arena on Jan. 23.The Wildcats (11–8) are 2–4 against conference opponents and have posted a 6–7 record at home this season. The Wildcats have won the last five meetings between the two teams at Welsh Ryan. Northwestern’s only road loss happened during the ...

Athlete Profile: Anna Martin

By Kyle Rich

November 5, 2012

Anna Martin, senior guard for the DePaul Blue Demons women’s basketball team, was nominated Oct. 18 for the 2012-–2013 Preseason Big East Player of the Year award. This year marks her final season with the Blue Demons, and she will try to help her team make it far intothe postseason.When she attended Lexington Christian Academy high school in Kentucky, she led her team to three state championships. Coming off a recent ank...

Scores and Schedule

By Nader Ihmoud

October 12, 2012

10/11 ScoresMLB playoffsBaltimore Orioles 2 New York Yankees 1WP: Pedro Strep LP: David PhelpsSeries: Tied 2-2San Francisco Giants 6 Cincinnati Reds 4WP: Matt Cain LP:Mat LatosSave: Sergio RomoSeries: Giants win 3-2Detroit Tigers 6 Oakland Athletics 0WP: Justin Verlander LP: Jarrod ParkerSeries: Tigers win 3-2Washington Nationals 2 St. Louis Cardinals 1WP: Drew Storen LP: Lance LynnSeries: Tied 2-210/12 ScheduleMLB playoff...

Daily scores and schedules

By Nader Ihmoud

October 9, 2012

MLB Playoffs10/8 ScoresBaltimore Orioles 3 New York Yankees 2Winning pitcher: Wei-Yin ChenLosing pitcher: Andy PettiteSave: Jim JohnsonSeries: tied at 1-1St. Louis Cardinals 12 Washington Nationals 4WP: Lance LynnLP: Jordan ZimmermannSeries: tied at 1-1TODAYSan Francisco Giants @ Cincinnati RedsReds' starting pitcher: Homer BaileyGiants' starting pitcher: Ryan VogelsongTime: 4:30pmTelevised on TBSSeries: Reds lead 2-0Detroit ...

Redline rivalry taken by the Blue Demons

By Nader Ihmoud

September 12, 2012

The University of DePaul Blue Demons men’s soccer team ended its three-game losing streak in exciting fashion as they defeated their Redline rival the Loyola University Ramblers 2-1 on Sept. 11 at Wish Field in Lincoln Park.Both teams started to play a more physical game late in the second half, but the Blue Demons kept their composure. During an injury time-out, following a heated exchange between the two teams, each te...

Bruno reaches for high hopes

By Nader Ihmoud

April 2, 2012

Despite his team’s season coming to an end, Head Coach Doug Bruno believes DePaul University’s Blue Demons will be capable of reaching their ultimate goal of winning a national championship and consistently competing in Final Fours before he has to say “adios.”The Demons women’s basketball team failed to reach its third Sweet Sixteen appearance in school history following its 63-48 loss to the Tennessee University ...

‘Being Flynn,’ looking backward

By Drew Hunt

February 29, 2012

Director Paul Weitz (“Little Fockers,” “Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant”) opens his newest film with an aged but no less ubiquitous Robert De Niro as he walks into a parking garage and gets behind the wheel of a bright yellow taxicab. An image as loaded as that one is enough to pull an audience straight out of your film, but Weitz is content to let minds wander. And why not? After all, the biggest criti...

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