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Editor’s Note: Liar, liar, Facebook is on fire

Editor’s Note: Liar, liar, Facebook is on fire

October 27, 2019

At just 15 years old, the popular social media platform Facebook has died. According to sources close to the company, it died in a fire started by widespread lies. Facebook’s health issues can be trace...

Student apologizes for racist message after Twitter backlash and response from college

Student apologizes for racist message after Twitter backlash and response from college

August 21, 2019

Editor’s Note: The term “N-word” is used in this article, referring to a student’s direct messages sent to a Pilsen business. The Chronicle does not condone or promote the use of this term ...

OPINION: Peeping Mark wants Facebook to take over your home

OPINION: Peeping Mark wants Facebook to take over your home

By Alexandra Yetter

October 15, 2018

From the bathroom to the living room, Facebook has invited itself into homes with the Oct. 8 announcement of Portal, a home camera with a built-in microphone designed for easy video calls. The announcement ...

Latino Fashion Week takes social activism to Chicago runway

Latino Fashion Week takes social activism to Chicago runway

October 8, 2018

Chicago’s Latino Fashion Week will kick off Oct. 11, showcasing unique designs ranging from lacy bridal wear to a collection of 
men’s underwear worn by androgynous models.Latino Fashion Week—...

Where did the class Facebook groups go?

Where did the class Facebook groups go?

April 27, 2018

Columbia College Class Facebook groups used by students to voice opinions, advertise work and seek assistance recently vanished from the social media platform without explanation, leading many to wonder what caused their removal. The Facebook group for Columbia College C...

Do privacy laws exist in cyberspace? Illinois joins lawsuit against Facebook, Cambridge Analytica over alleged data breach

Do privacy laws exist in cyberspace? Illinois joins lawsuit against Facebook, Cambridge Analytica over alleged data breach

April 2, 2018

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx has filed a lawsuit against Facebook and Cambridge Analytica on behalf of the state of Illinois, alleging the companies violated an Illinois fraud law. Cambridge A...

Windy City isn’t new Silicon Valley

Windy City isn’t new Silicon Valley

March 5, 2018

Another West Coast tech company will soon move to Chicago. ServiceNow, a software company with nearly $2 billion in annual revenue, announced Feb. 23 that it would create a new technology Development Center in Fulto...

New Facebook software could save lives

New Facebook software could save lives

December 11, 2017

A new Facebook artificial intelligence software could be a critical tool to lower suicide rates, according to mental health experts.The social network giant has created a new system that will scan pos...

Grammy nominees show improvement in award diversity

Grammy nominees show improvement in award diversity

By Ariana Portalatin

December 4, 2017

Since the Grammys’ Album of the Year award was first offered, 10 black artists have won the award: Stevie Wonder in 1974, 1975 and 1977; Michael Jackson in 1984; Lionel Richie in 1985; Quincy Jones in 1...

College’s commitment to diversity doesn’t hold water

College’s commitment to diversity doesn’t hold water

October 30, 2017

In the Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion, two people are covering all the work that used to be handled by up to five employees. Of these two people in what was previously the Office of Multicultural Affairs, only one can be co...

@ALittleBirdieToldMe: #anonymous Twitters bring marketing, satire to your feed

@ALittleBirdieToldMe: #anonymous Twitters bring marketing, satire to your feed

October 30, 2017

On his daily commute in Chicago Transit Authority vehicles, Bus constantly looks over his shoulder. He is paranoid that people will see his phone. Sometimes he has to pocket the device to finish business...

Pujol comments on cynicism through his music

Pujol comments on cynicism through his music

October 16, 2017

Nashville-based rock band Pujol will be returning to Chicago to promote its EP, Kisses, released Nov. 27, 2015. It includes eight tracks: three poems and five rock 'n' roll songs.Led by songwriter Dan...

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