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City initiative seeks to reduce veteran homelessness

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 ...

Few students turn out for 9/11 commemoration

Few students turn out for 9/11 commemoration

September 15, 2014

“Never Forget,” a term often used when discussing the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, that claimed the lives of more than 3,000 people and led to years of military engagement in Iraq and Afgha...

NFL scores touchdown against domestic violence

By Editorial Board

September 8, 2014

Following intense public scrutiny, the National Football League announced Aug. 28 that players would face increased penalties for domestic violence offenses.In July, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice received a two-game suspension for assaulting his fiancée, an act that was caught on camera and made public. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell experienced backlash for the light punishment he issued. It was a significantly mo...

Video game technology upgrades cancer treatment

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...

Next task at hand

Next task at hand

By Media Relations Editor

May 5, 2014

Let’s face it: The Chicago Bulls had a slim chance of hoisting the NBA trophy in June, so I’m somewhat grateful the team exited the playoffs sooner than expected.Chicagoans were put out of their misery...

Too much tourism chips away at America’s parks

By Opinions Editor

May 5, 2014

Despite our obsession with technology and urban sprawl, people have always been attracted to the beauty in nature. Every year, millions of people flock to Yellowstone National Park, the White Cliffs of Dover, Mount Everest and other tourist meccas, but these assets are beginning to show wear from the constant traffic. To preserve the natural wonders of the world—and the money they attract—governments need to pay more a...

Scientists closer to understanding sense of touch

Scientists closer to understanding sense of touch

April 28, 2014

The physical world is made of shapes and solid objects that can be measured, distinguished and evaluated by the curious hand, but the way the human brain interprets them is a mystery that has always fa...

Key lime cupcakes

Key lime cupcakes

April 28, 2014

During the awkward transitional period from winter to spring, I often do things to reassure myself that winter may finally be melting away. This includes eating foods that are associated with warm sum...

Featured Artist: Charles Matz

Featured Artist: Charles Matz

April 21, 2014

Sophomore photography major Charles Matz works out of his parents’ garage to create glass marbles, pendants and pipes to grow his blossoming glassblowing company, Matz Glass.Drawing inspiration from as...

Don’t Search Me, Bro!

Don’t Search Me, Bro!

By Arts & Culture Editor

April 21, 2014

Toking up outdoors is a popular activity among Columbia students living in student housing. The growing acceptance of both medical and recreational marijuana may tempt herb-loving young adults to spark up on...

Marijuana meltdown

By Copy Editor

April 21, 2014

Ralph Morgan was always interested in medicine and business, two fields that have become the crux of his hectic life in Denver.Morgan is the owner, founder and co-founder of multiple cannabis dispensaries and businesses, including Organa Labs, a company that makes alternative cannabis products such as sublingual cannabis tablets and organic cannabis honey oil. Morgan is also co-founder of the O.penVAPE product campaign, whi...

Bring farmers markets to West Side

April 21, 2014

Despite a sputtering spring, it’s almost summer in Chicago, which means the city’s farmers markets will soon be in full swing. However, not all Chicagoans have access to market stalls and fresh produce.Of the city’s 44 markets, only nine are located on the West Side. Among those, only one is south of the Eisenhower Expressway, leaving Lawndale and other lower West Side neighborhoods without easy access to the markets. Whi...

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