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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 ...

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...

Radiotherapy technology is becoming more efficient with the use of GPUs

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...

The college's new diploma, designed by Hannah Rebernick, a Columbia graphic design alumna, incorporates the college's new seal.

Pimp my diploma: Columbia gives a new look to its sheepskin

May 5, 2014

Columbia graduates are about to look more legit. To address graduates’ com- plaints that employers question the legitimacy of their 9-by-9 inch square diplomas, which were implemented in ...

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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...

Extend Large Lots across Chicago

April 28, 2014

The city is littered with more than 15,000 vacant lots, predominantly located on the South and West sides, which are often hotbeds for crime and gang activity. To address the issue in Englewood, the city launched a program allowing residents to repurpose the abandoned areas—a plan that is flawed in several ways but could be a model for reducing empty lots across the city.From March 20 until April 21, the city piloted the L...

Hella handy hemp

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By Copy Editor

April 21, 2014

The economic benefits of hemp are gaining recognition worldwide, but America is still catching up.Hemp—a variety of the cannabis plant—is classified as a controlled substance and has long been illegal at t...

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...

Chicago cab drivers pay a maximum of $700 a week to lease a taxi from a cab company. A Chicago cab driver filed a lawsuit in 2012 demanding the city lower lease rates because it prevents drivers from making a livable wage.

Cabbies demand fare hike

April 14, 2014

As the controversy surrounding rideshare companies heats up, Chicago taxi drivers are revisiting a 2012 lawsuit demanding a fare hike.Dozens of taxi drivers gathered outside the chambers of City Hall A...

As part of a city-sponsored competition to encourage college entrepreneurs to stay in the city, 1871, a digital think tank in River North, will select 10 college startups to take up residency there.

River North tech hub expands with college competition

April 14, 2014

A new city-sponsored competition is illuminating the rapid growth of the city’s tech startups, particularly in the River North neighborhood. The Chicago College Startup Competition will give 10 college startups a space in 1871, Chicago’s prestigious River North tech incubat...

Porn and Chicken

Porn and Chicken—what could be better?

March 17, 2014

Ever Monday night at the Evil Olive, 1551 W. Division St., DJ trio Porn and Chicken bring an intense blend of chaos and debauchery too racy for water cooler conversation. If the idea of dousing your hair i...

Mardi Gras lives in Chicago

By Assistant Arts & Culture Editor

March 3, 2014

New Orleans Mardi Gras celebrations usually involve bright purple and yellow masks, beads, boobs and traditional New Orleans jazz, but in Chicago, it is the blues community that brings the spirit of Mardi Gras.Mardi Gras, which falls on March 4 this year, celebrates Fat Tuesday, the day before the first day of Lent, a Catholic fasting period during which followers give up something they enjoy for 40 days as a sacrifice to ...

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