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The Defense of the Ancient All-Stars 2 game has a new patch 6.84 update arriving just in time for the professional gaming tournament called The International in Seattle.

‘DotA 2’ rebounds with new patch

May 11, 2015

“DotA 2” is one of the most intricate video games on the planet. Originally conceived as a modification of Blizzard’s “WarCraft III: The Frozen Throne” as “Defense of the Ancients All-Star...

CHI-TOWN LOW DOWN: Chicago’s diverse population is divided, neglected

By Managing Editor

May 4, 2015

The city’s segregation problem has been the underlying theme in most of my columns this semester because it is at the root of increasing crime, gang violence and poverty rates.Chicago is the seventh most diverse city in the U.S. However, the city is also the most segregated in the country, leaving communities sectioned off by racial demographics, according to a May 1 report, which used data from Brown...

Members of the SaveColumbia coalition protest the finalization of the Strategic Plan outside the 600 S. Michigan Ave. Building on May 1. The group demanded a meeting with the college’s administration.

Students sit in, Kim slips out

May 4, 2015

Officers from the Chicago Police Department lined the lobby of the 600 S. Michigan Ave. Building as the six remaining participants of the SaveColumbia coalition’s May 1 protest outside the president’s of...

CHI-TOWN LOW DOWN: Light pollution threatens Chicago’s health

By Managing Editor

April 27, 2015

Chicago may be the best-lit city in the U.S., as more than 250,000 sodium vapor lights create orange, ribbon-like patterns throughout the streets extending from the South Side to the North Side. The view from the top of the Willis Tower or flying into O’Hare International Airport at night showcases views of the city’s orange grid-like structure, which can also be seen clearly from space.The city uses a number of different ...

THE CHI-TOWN LOW DOWN: Spike Lee announces feature film ‘Chiraq,’ Emanuel up in arms

By Managing Editor

April 20, 2015

Oscar-nominated filmmaker Spike Lee announced this month that he would be shooting his next feature film “Chiraq” here in Chicago.The film, made for Amazon Studios, will emphasize the subject of “black-on-black violence” and how it affects communities on the South Side, according to an April 15 Chicago Tribune report. Lee plans to focus on the Englewood neighborhood, which is considered to be one of the city’s most...

THE CHI-TOWN LOW DOWN: Mayor Rahm Emanuel shows gratitude during runoff election

By Managing Editor

April 13, 2015

I got to Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s election camp around 5 p.m. at the Chicago Journeymen Plumbers Hall, 1340 W. Washington Blvd. April 7 to witness Chicago’s first-ever mayoral runoff election.As I entered the building, Emanuel supporters handed me a press pass and showed me to a room filled with news cameras, an empty stage and a large banner that read, “Rahm for Chicago.” I walked past City Clerk Susana Mendoza, one ...

Chicago’s safety remains up in air as runoff election approaches

By Managing Editor

April 6, 2015

According to a March 31 Chicago Tribune report, homicide rates in Chicago are consistent with rates over the past four years. However, within the past three months, the city recorded 78 homicides and 355 shootings, showing a 26 percent increase from last year’s 62 homicides and 253 shootings.These new numbers come at a troubling time, as the runoff election is set to take place this week and may make Mayor Rahm Emanuel look...

Stan Wearden, senior vice president and provost, has said increasing the average class size by one student could save the college $1 million a year. The college is also currently exploring larger lecture hall style classes to be implemented in future semesters.

How big is too big? College weighs in on increased class sizes

March 30, 2015

Students can expect larger class sizes in some courses offered next semester when fall 2015 registration goes live April 6, as courses with up to a 200-student capacity could be introduced to the curriculum.A...

Nutella Cinnamon Rolls

Nutella Cinnamon Rolls

March 16, 2015

Ingredients1 package Pillsbury crescents1 tablespoon melted butter2 heaping tablespoons Nutella1 teaspoon cinnamon powder1 teaspoon cinnamon powder1 cup powdered sugar1 1/2 tablespoons milk1/2 teaspoon v...

THE CHI-TOWN LOW DOWN: Voters the real disappointment in Chicago mayoral race

By Managing Editor

March 2, 2015

Although he held a steady lead for most of the Feb. 24 mayoral race, Mayor Rahm Emanuel fell short of the 50 percent vote needed to win the 2015 Chicago mayoral election without entering a runoff. Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia trailed behind him with a 33.9 percent following.The fact that there will be six more weeks of campaigning to win over more voters is not dissapointing, though. What is disappointing...

THE CHI-TOWN LOW DOWN: CTA breaks Internet with hate tweets, surpasses Kardashians

By Managing Editor

February 23, 2015

According to the Chicago Transit Authority website, 1.68 million Chicagoans rode the CTA on an average weekday in 2013, which may explain why a University of Southern California study published in December in the Journal of the American Planning Association found that the CTA triggered more mean tweets than the 10 other larg- est transit agencies in the world, the Internal Revenue Service and even the Kardashians.Because the ...

Chicago tourism reaches record high in 2014


By Associate Editor

February 16, 2015

Although Chicagoans are often annoyed with the enormous number of tourists wandering the already crowded streets, the city and its citizens benefit from an influx of visitors.Welcoming an estimated 50.2 ...

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