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Getting Into Face(s)

By Emily Ornberg

September 17, 2012

Psychedelic Hindu gods, glittery nuns, decadent astronauts—the roles change from frame to frame, but subjects JoJo Baby and Sal-E of Bernard Colbert’s photo book “Getting Into Face” have maintained the same routine for five years.Every Monday night, JoJo Baby with friend Sal-E have gone to work as hosts of Chicago’s largest and longest running house-music dance party, the Boom Boom Room, which is currently on hiatus fr...

Fall style runs down catwalk

By Lindsey Woods

November 7, 2011

The squeaking of sneakers is an unusual departure from the click of high heels on fashion show runways, but one Chicago store is bringing the two worlds together.On Nov. 9, Fleet Feet Chicago will host its fourth annual Fall Fashion Show, which features new lines from the world of running apparel. This year, it has teamed up with Nike, Mizuno and Saucony to put on its biggest show to date.“For a long time, running has been...

Top 5 disappointments and surprises of the NFL season so far

By Contributing Writer

October 28, 2011

By Corey Stolzenbach, Contributing WriterIt is another wild and wacky season in the N.F.L. It’s hardly unusual that there have loads of surprises as well as loads of disappointments as the season approaches its midpoint. That’s the case every year. For what it’s worth, though, here is a highly personal list of people who, in my opinion, have come out of nowhere to excel, and others who have fallen short despite high ...

Spring Break Lives

By Darryl Holliday

September 12, 2011

The verdict is in.Spring break is saved, but students planning on taking J-Term courses in January will need to be open to changes due to the G-8 and NATO summits being held in the Loop in May 2012.The J-Term slot has been condensed from its usual three weeks down to two weeks. J-Term classes will now be held Jan. 3–14, with the number of hours spent in class varying depending on the number of credit hours offered.Spring ...

Daley moves to privatize in final weeks

By The Columbia Chronicle

May 2, 2011

By Alexandra Kukulka, Contributing WriterWith two weeks left in office, Mayor Richard M. Daley is pushing for one last initiative before he steps down on May 16, the same day Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel and the new City Council are sworn in. Daley wants to privatize Chicago’s recycling program to save the city money.The recycling privatization could provide a 20 to 25 percent savings to taxpayers by hiring private companies to do t...

Reclusive sisters fight reality in ‘New Electric’

By Matt Watson

February 21, 2011

Lights flood the stage, revealing three women standing in a dingy kitchen. Breda, played by Kate Buddeke, faces the wall with her hands against it, bursting into a rant and spitting her words out with the cadence of a stubborn child. “By their nature people are talkers,” Breda rambles.“You can’t deny that.”“The New Electric Ballroom,” which opened on Jan. 21 at A Red Orchid Theater, 1531 N. Wells St., and ru...

Stroke risk among youth

By Stephanie Saviola

February 14, 2011

Someone has a stroke every 40 seconds in the U.S. and strokes are the third leading cause of death in the country, according to the American Stroke Association.New findings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show strokes in younger people are on the rise. The results suggested that this might be due to an increase in diabetes, obesity and high blood pressure in younger generations. However, the reasons behind t...

Teachers rally to end ‘attack’

By Meghan Keyes

September 27, 2010

Chants of “When education is under attack, what do we do? Fight back!” erupted in Daley Plaza, 118 N. Clark St., on Sept. 21 as teachers, union members, students and parents joined together, hoisting signs and taking the stage to testify about the various grievances they had with the Chicago Public Schools system.The ralliers have five specific demands: They want Mayor Richard M. Daley to give $350 million in Tax Increme...

Mayor Daley suggests reversing Chicago River

By Meghan Keyes

September 20, 2010

In the 1870s, the Chicago River was dumping commercial and industrial waste into Lake Michigan, which quickly became a threat to the public’s health. With the completion of the final major engineering project in 1928, the river’s direction was reversed. Today, it flows away from the lake.Recently, Mayor Richard M. Daley said while on the lakefront with his brother, he thought about re-reversing the flow of the Chicago R...

Sports more than just a physical challenge

By Ivana Susic

April 19, 2010

Sports are a universal activity. With options from rugby to synchronized swimming, there is something for everyone. Not only can you physically benefit from playing, but the mental exercise is just as important.A three-year research project whose results were published in several journals worldwide in early April, compared the physiological, sociological and psychological aspects of running and playing soccer. The studies...

O’Hare expansion gets record grant

By Patrick Smith

April 12, 2010

The United States Department of Transportation awarded the O’Hare Modernization Project the largest grant ever for airport construction in the form of a $410 million letter of intent to be used for the construction of two new runways and the extension of a third.“It’s an enormous amount of money,” said Transportation Secretary Roy LaHood at a press  conference announcing the grant. “But it really is the kind of investm...

Recognition of community media

By The Columbia Chronicle

March 15, 2010

by Kwame ShorterContributing WriterJournalists and editors across the Chicago media landscape gathered for the Studs Terkel Community Media Awards benefit March 10 at the Chicago Cultural Center to praise journalists who have produced work reporting on underserved communities.The awards also allowed Community Media Workshop, a nonprofit organization partnered closely with Columbia, the opportunity to generate funds from its s...

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