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Worry not Chicago sports doomsday preppers, better years are on the way

Worry not Chicago sports doomsday preppers, better years are on the way

October 30, 2017

After failing to capture the 2017 National League Champion Series, the Cubs shattered their fans’ dreams of Chicago being home to a back-to-back world champion team—an all-too-familiar tale of disappoin...

Sinkane, Sudanese-American singer Ahmed Gallab, released his latest album

Sinkane returns to Chicago with new album ‘Life & Livin’ It’

February 20, 2017

Reggae? Check. Jazz? Check. Rock? Check. Psychedelic? Check. Blending different music genres can be a juggling game, but Sinkane’s jazz-electro-African music does the job while offering some guidanc...

Kane’s presence on ice sends conflicting message to fans

By Editorial Board

October 12, 2015

During the NHL offseason, Blackhawks fans were shocked when beloved left wing Brandon Saad departed in a trade to the Columbus Blue Jackets. A few weeks later, veteran forward Patrick Sharp was traded to the Dallas Stars after more than a decade in Chicago. However, the most controversial change to the team’s roster is the one the Blackhawks did not make–they kept Patrick Kane.The star right wing is under investigation...

Halftime from the Sideline

Hold my meniscus, they called me frail

March 2, 2015

How can two neighbors disappoint Chicago sports fans in two hours?Blackhawks star Patrick Kane got shoved into the boards Feb. 24, fracturing his left clavicle. His neighbor, Chicago Bulls point guard D...

NFL developmental league could better protect players

By Assistant Sports & Health Editor

September 22, 2014

Some of the greatest college football players of the last decade have quickly gone from surefire first round picks to NFL washouts seemingly overnight. The NFL is still the only major sport without some type of developmental league, and players with ridiculous amounts of talent, athleticism and potential continue to be unfairly labeled as disappointments because they have no opportunity to develop their game to the fullest....

Chicago DJ Frankie Knuckles performed at the Lovebox Weekender in London's Victoria Park July 21, 2013. Knuckles—known as the father of house music—died March 31 at age 59.

Father of house music Frankie Knuckles dies

April 7, 2014

Frankie Knuckles, a Chicago DJ whose work gave life to house music and earned him the nickname “The Godfather of House,” has died.Knuckles died March 31 at 59 years old after a long battle with diabete...


Packback offers inexpensive textbook alternative

March 31, 2014

As Columbia’s cost of attendance continues to rise, a new company may help decrease the financial burden that textbook costs place on students. Packback, a digital textbook rental service, will give students the option to purchase 24-hour access to textbooks for a f...

Art & design by E.N. Rodriguez

Unearthing an underground empire: A city divided

March 17, 2014

Click here to read Part I of Unearthing an Underground Empire.When drugs infiltrated Chicago’s gangs in the late 1980s, they brought prosperity to gang leaders. Moving pounds of crack-cocaine and raking in tho...

Brewing creativity in Chicago

By Emily Ornberg

January 28, 2013

In an apartment gallery in Pilsen, owner Paul Hopkin, artist Benjamin Bellas, assistant director Jeffrey Grauel and friends Ann Chen and Brent Garbowski converged in October 2012 to work on a project Hopkin said would enhance the ambience in his contemporary art exhibition space, Slow Gallery.The project became what is now known as Small Ass Brewing, Slow Gallery’s own brewery that plans to prepare a custom batch of beer,...

City Council approves 2013 budget

By The Columbia Chronicle

November 19, 2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s 2013 budget proposal was passed overwhelmingly during a City Council meeting on Nov. 15 by a vote of 46-3.The $6.5 billion budget, which comes to $8 billion when grant funding is added, is the second Emanuel has drafted since he took office and focuses on expanding schools and on structural reform among the city’s departments.“We need to ensure that we are not only righting our fiscal ship, but [th...

NHL lockout endures

By Lindsey Woods

November 5, 2012

Unless the only place you go for sports news is ESPN, you know there’s an NHL lockout. Yeah, that’s still happening. The league has effectively canceled games through November, and the Winter Classic, otherwise known—by me—as the Great Money-Making Outdoor Game, has also been canceled.If those prospects don’t seem bleak enough, owners and players haven’t met for negotiations since Oct. 18, and even then it was fo...

Fact checking trending in 2012

By Kaley Fowler

October 29, 2012

By Kaley Fowler and Charles Jefferson, Metro Editor and Contributing WriterFact checkers abound in the 2012 presidential election, and they are casting new light on polls and political statements in an effort to properly inform the public.According to Bill Adair, editor of the fact-checking website, verifying facts has become crucial in this year’s election because of the vast amount of available information....

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