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City initiative seeks to reduce veteran homelessness

September 29, 2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced a partnership on Sept. 16 between several city, state and federal agencies to combat homelessness among Chicago veterans.The mayor’s office, the state Department of Family and ...

Radiotherapy technology is becoming more efficient with the use of GPUs

Video game technology upgrades cancer treatment

May 12, 2014

The processing power that has glued gamers to their consoles for hours on end could now be plugged into cancer research.Medical physicists at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dal...

Wildcats, Fighting Illini renew rivalry

By Nader Ihmoud

January 16, 2013

The Northwestern University Wildcats men’s basketball team looks to bounce back on the road against state rival University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign on Jan. 17.The Wildcats suffered a massive defeat at the hands of the Iowa Hawkeyes Jan. 13 when the team shot a dismal 29 percent from the field.Following the loss, Wildcats Head Coach Bill Carmody called on his veteran players to step up their performance. He said th...

Bulldogs bully Wildcats and win

By Nader Ihmoud

December 8, 2012

The Northwestern Wildcats (7-3) began its five-game homestand by losing their third straight game at Welsh-Ryan arena against the Butler University Bulldogs (7-2), 74-65 on Dec. 8.Wildcats' head coach Bill Carmody credited their loss to the lack of offense produced, during the second half. While the Bulldogs shot 48 percent for the game, Northwestern's offense was held to a much lower 32 percent shooting from the field.Jar...

Wildcats cruise past Tigers

By Nader Ihmoud

November 13, 2012

A dominant first half performance by the Northwestern University Wildcats allowed them to cruise to a 79-49 victory against the Texas Southern University Tigers at Welsh-Ryan Arena on Nov. 13.On opening night, Wildcats' senior forward Drew Crawford, scored a game high 20 of the team's 43 points and single handily out scored the Tigers in the first half. The Wildcats built a 29 point lead headed into the second half, 43-14....

South Side organization teaches youth media skills

By Chris Loeber

April 16, 2012

As mainstream media cast a negative light on underprivileged neighborhoods, a Chicago organization seeks to empower local youths by giving them a voice and highlighting positive contributions to their communities.Visions Blu Institute, a nonprofit organization that teaches media production skills to children and teens on Chicago’s South Side, is providing kids ages 9–18 with the knowledge and experience they need to tell th...

Chicago schools in desperate need of longer school days

By Editorial Board

March 19, 2012

Chicago Public Schools’ battle over a seven-and-a-half-hour school day rages on, and a group of 19th Ward parents and guardians are fighting back.The group has asked the Chicago Board of Education to implement a survey of parents and guardians that would be handed out with their child’s report card asking them how many hours they think their child should spend at school.Parents argue that an across-the-board extension o...

Contention about adjunct contract a disgrace

By Editorial Board

March 12, 2012

Columbia’s administrators and its part-time faculty union, P-Fac, which have been at odds for the last two years regarding contract negotiations, have not held formal bargaining sessions since Oct. 28, 2011, according to college officials.Unfortunately, each side has a different explanation for why the negotiation process is at a standstill and each is blaming the other. This delay in the negotiation process is not only...

New laws can’t stop cyber bullies

By Gabrielle Rosas

January 17, 2012

Most people have probably heard sad stories of cyber bullying, ending in self-harm or suicide. In most cases, the harm could not be prevented because of the will of an angry student and the accessibility of the Internet. For the past few years, new laws have been passed across the country to make the consequences of cyber bullying harsher, but this will not be enough.On Jan. 1, House Bill 3281 took effect in Illinois schools. T...

Northwestern down and out in Big Ten

By Etheria Modacure

February 25, 2011

After two consecutive victories over the University of Iowa and Indiana University, Northwestern University (16-11, 6-10 Big Ten) failed to sustain any momentum, losing to Penn State University (15-12, 8-8 Big Ten), 66-52 on Feb. 24.The Big Ten standings are in a log jam between fifth and ninth place as four teams are within two games of each other. The Penn State University Nittany Lions and Northwestern University Wildcat...

Wildcats bounce back against Wolverines

By Etheria Modacure

January 20, 2011

The Northwestern Wildcats wasted no time scoring against the University of Michigan Wolverines on Jan. 18 at Welsh-Ryan Arena. After losing to Michigan State University in overtime on Jan. 15, the Wildcats (12-5, 3-4) were able to bounce back with a 74-60 victory over Michigan (11-8, 1-5) on Jan. 18.Guard John Shurna led all scorers with 24 points, with 22 scored in the first half. He shot 8-of-14 from the field and collected e...

Wildcats come up short against Spartans

By Etheria Modacure

January 6, 2011

For Northwestern University to make its first NCAA appearance in college history, they will need to have victories against ranked teams within the Big Ten. The Wildcats didn’t help their tournament resume on Jan. 3 because they lost to the #19 ranked Michigan State University Spartans 65-62 in front of a sellout crowd of 8,117 at Welsh-Ryan Arena.The Spartans limited Northwestern to shooting 31 percent throughout the game and we...

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