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YouTube boosts accessibility of interactive music videos

By Managing Editor

February 9, 2015

Artists like Kanye West and Arcade Fire have dabbled with interactive music videos in the past, but You- Tube is taking steps to make such videos much more common. The video-sharing website announced the creation of a new user-friendly tool on Feb. 4 that will allow visitors the ability to interact more directly with artist music videos, according to a same-day Billboard report. Effective immediately, users who upload...

Renegades baseball gears up for Spring season

Renegades baseball gears up for Spring season

By Sports & Health Reporter

February 2, 2015

The Renegades baseball team is thawing from winter break and getting ready for its upcoming Spring 2015 season. Corbin Merriman and Toby Pechner, two of the three co-captains of the baseball team, are excited and op...

Mikky Ekko wants fans to know he has ‘arrived’

Mikky Ekko wants fans to know he has ‘arrived’

By Managing Editor

January 26, 2015

After years of being featured on fellow artists’ albums and dropping his own occasional singles, Mikky Ekko is making a name for himself as an emotive artist. Most people know Ekko as Ri- hanna’s duet ...

Confessions of an irrepressibly curious optimist

By Copy Chief

December 9, 2014

It was a painfully cold day in early March 2013 when I first swore I would never be a journalist. The demands were too much—I could never reasonably have a life, a family, hobbies or a vacation with this schedule. It was my first semester writing for The Chronicle and I swore it would be my last.I stayed on for another three semesters and now believe I cannot do anything with my life other than journalism. Obviously, so...

Nonprofit examines mental illness through theater

Nonprofit examines mental illness through theater

November 24, 2014

The impact of mental illness on a family will give audiences food for thought as Erasing the Distance, a Chicago-based arts nonprofit, prepares for its latest production, “Tell Me What You Remember.”The...

Sharpless crosses gap from one-man project to stage

Sharpless crosses gap from one-man project to stage

November 19, 2014

Jack Greenleaf is not afraid to admit his admiration for Taylor Swift.When Swift released Red in 2012, she left the country genre for the pop sphere. Some saw this as a betrayal of her roots, but Greenle...

As podcasts expand, funding competition toughens

As podcasts expand, funding competition toughens

November 17, 2014

For a radio conference, there was a lot of extraneous noise Nov. 9 in the meeting rooms at the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza, 350 W. Mart Center Drive, during the Third Coast International Audio Festival. ...

Research studies focusing on women should not be sexist

By Copy Chief

September 2, 2014

Women in the sciences have been breaking the glass ceiling wide open since Marie Curie changed medicine forever when she brought her findings about radiation forward 80 years ago, but the scales remain uneven for men and women in the sciences.A study published in the Proceedings of the National Association for the Advancement of the Sciences in August 2012 found academic institutions still prefer hiring males over females. ...

Paris visits Chicago with fresh food markets

Paris visits Chicago with fresh food markets

May 5, 2014

As Chicago finally emerges from the antisocial horrors of Chiberia, perennial farmers markets are blooming throughout the city. Outdoor markets are a seasonal treat that highlight local vendors and com...

Federal government ‘poaching’ vintage instruments

Federal government ‘poaching’ vintage instruments

April 21, 2014

The Obama administration’s new attempts to protect endangered African elephants are causing some string musicians to panic.Importing and exporting ivory in the U.S. has been illegal for nearly 100 yea...

Re-examining black box technology

Re-examining black box technology

April 21, 2014

In the wake of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, experts are reviving a question that has baffled aviation engineers for years: If black boxes are indestructible, why aren’t planes made from the...

Blood donations needed as holidays near

By Contributing Writer

December 10, 2012

As the holiday season approaches, blood banks nationwide are encouraging people to donate in an effort to combat a possible blood shortage.“Generally during the holiday season, people are more preoccupied with shopping and decorations than giving blood,” said Karen Schwarz, senior marketing representative for Heartland Blood Centers, adding that blood shortages are very common during winter months.There are 9.5 million...

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