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A capella group The Filharmonic gained national attention after competing on NBC’s “The Sing-Off” and being featured in “Pitch Perfect 2.” 

The Filharmonic to be ‘Pitch Perfect’ on tour

April 11, 2016

The Filharmonic, an a capella group best-known for its fourth-place run on NBC’s “The Sing-Off” and cameo in “Pitch Perfect 2,” is currently on its “Get Up and Go” headlining tour.  The ...

Higher education caught in the crossfire

Illinois budget impasse—Higher education caught in the crossfire

April 4, 2016

Darren Martin knew he wanted to attend school at Chicago State University because it was the place he spent his summers at 13 years old. Martin came from a single-parent home and, to keep him away from...

Uptown residents: new apartments will gentrify neighborhood

This 381 residential unit building was proposed to be built at 4400 N. Clarendon Ave. with approximately 31,000 square feet of commercial space. 

By metro editor

February 16, 2016

Preliminary approval for zoning and financial assistance for a mixed-income apartment complex has sparked protests from residents in the Uptown neighborhood who cite a lack of housing and assistance for t...

Termite-bots building a future

Termite-bots building a future

March 3, 2014

Termites are known for chewing through the foundations of homes and buildings, causing homeowners and renters severe headaches, but the notoriously destructive bugs’ building methods could be the key to n...

Season Affective Disorder

SAD or just sick of winter?

February 24, 2014

The unpredictable weather has left Chicagoans with many complaints, but winter has also made people susceptible to the winter blues, known in the medical community as seasonal affective disorder.SAD is...

Driving human emotions

Driving human emotions

February 17, 2014

Driving can be a very stressful activity, especially in Chicago. But what if cars could detect a driver’s emotional state and possibly prevent an accident?This is the goal for a team of researchers from th...

Facebook users willingly giving up right to privacy

By Tyler Davis

November 26, 2012

We’ve all heard the legend of how Facebook started. A young, drunk Mark Zuckerberg created a website in 2003 on which students could rate the hotness of their peers based on photos that weren’t quite public. Fast forward totoday, and Zuckerberg has made billions of dollars from exploiting people’s information.The thing to remember about Facebook, or anything mostly funded by advertising, is that we are a product, not...

Renegades avoid Hawks comeback

By Nader Ihmoud

February 20, 2012

The Renegades basketball team is undefeated and as professional as ever.The team defeated the Illinois Institute of Technology Hawks 83-74 Feb. 12, but for Head Coach Joseph Phillips, victory was not enough.Heading into the second half, the Renegades had a 19-point lead after a 9-0 run to end the first half. The dominance did not end there. The team eventually built a 30-point lead against the Hawks during the 20 minutes of...

Little Village app entered in Chicago-wide contest

By Lisa Schulz

October 10, 2011

Three female students in Columbia’s Interactive Arts and Media Department contributed to the creation of “Mi Parque,” Spanish for “My Park,” a versatile and bilingual smartphone application for the “Apps for Metro Chicago” contest, which was held in The Loft, 916 S. Wabash Ave. Building on Oct. 7.The community-focused app tracks progress on the transformation of Little Village’s 23-acre, formerly toxic industri...

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