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Illinois legislature votes in favor of minimum wage hike

Illinois legislature votes in favor of minimum wage hike

February 15, 2019

The state’s minimum wage is on its way to $15 by 2025 after the Illinois House passed a bill calling for the boost in pay  Feb. 14. The bill passed the Senate earlier this month and is now on its ...

Columbia must ‘ban the box’ on applications

Columbia must ‘ban the box’ on applications

December 14, 2018

Most colleges and universities in the U.S.  include a check  box on their applications that reads, “Check if you’ve ever been convicted of a felony,” or “Check if you’ve ever been convicted...

Fans hope for playoffs after hot start to Bears season

Fans hope for playoffs after hot start to Bears season

December 2, 2018

The Chicago Bears have brought that winning feeling back to Soldier Field. Twelve games into the 2018 NFL season, the team has a winning record against divisional opponents and took a five game winning s...

The Thirsty Crow Story In English

The Thirsty Crow Story In English

February 23, 2018

The Thirsty Crow Story In EnglishIt was a hot summer’s day. A thirsty crow flew into a village in search of water. The crow flew over the houses, fields, and trees. But he didn’t find any water. Afte...

XFL needs to focus on safety, not reinventing football

XFL needs to focus on safety, not reinventing football

February 5, 2018

After failing to have a successful inaugural season in 2001, the Xtreme Football League is rebounding with a brand new image. But even though it has rebranded, the XFL is still not ready to compete until it s...

State lawmakers aim to tackle  head trauma in youth football

State lawmakers aim to tackle head trauma in youth football

February 4, 2018

The future of youth football is up in the air as state lawmakers look to put a halt on tackle football. In an effort to reduce Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, a brain disease that results from repetitive traum...

Blast from the past: Project captures history through technology

Blast from the past: Project captures history through technology

December 11, 2017

The Chicago History Museum and a new technology partner are using the latest in display tools—89 LED blades, smartphones and augmented reality—to turn a commercial building lobby into a wall of  mo...

Intro to intersectionality: All women deserve our attention

Intro to intersectionality: All women deserve our attention

By Tyra Bosnic

October 30, 2017

A teenage girl who migrated to the U.S. from Central America has finally been allowed her right to an abortion, and her case exemplifies the need to make feminism intersectional. The 17-year-old girl,...

Athletes have home-field advantage protesting Trump’s comments

Athletes have home-field advantage protesting Trump’s comments

By Tyra Bosnic

October 2, 2017

As the national anthem played in football stadiums across the country Sept. 24, NFL players displayed solidarity and brotherhood on the sidelines unlike any team huddle. At Soldier Field, Chicago Bears...

Obama library could cause South Side gentrification

Obama library could cause South Side gentrification

April 21, 2017

The new Obama Library’s construction has caused concern from Hyde Park residents, who at an April 18 community meeting said they are afraid it will drive them out of their homes.“We all know what hap...

Rauner, it’s time to get confrontational about ACA repeal

By Editorial Board

February 27, 2017

In a Feb. 13 letter, U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky led Democratic senators in the Illinois House of Representatives to urge Gov. Bruce Rauner to fight the repeal of Obama’s Affordable Care Act, an item high on President Donald Trump’s agenda.Trump began the task on Jan. 20, by signing an executive order requiring federal agencies to minimize “burdens” imposed by the ACA was although no immediate plan to deal with the e...

Students face education improvements

Students face education improvements

April 28, 2014

As final exams and school projects begin to consume students’ lives, researchers are developing new software that can discern how engaged they are in the classroom.A study published April 10 in the ...

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