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Genetic variety in gut critters tied to disease

Genetic variety in gut critters tied to disease

By Sports & Health Editor

February 23, 2015

The human gut is a teeming locus of bacterial enterprise. This ever-changing clump of activity—our gut microbiome—spans the length of the stomach and intestines and is colonized by trillions of microb...

Quinn loses race to Rauner

By Features Editor

November 5, 2014

After a tight gubernatorial race, incumbent Pat Quinn said he didn't "believe in throwing in the towel" to a woefully optimistic crowd of his supporters Nov. 4 at Hotel Allegro, 171 W. Randolph St.Quinn, a Democrat, lost the race to Republican candidate Bruce Rauner, who was elected the 42nd governor of Illinois with a handy five-point lead.Quinn conceded the race Nov. 6, saying "it's clear that we do not have enough votes to win ...

Rauner defeats Quinn in governor’s race

By Copy Chief & Opinions Editor

November 4, 2014

With exuberant cheers and a resounding 4-point lead, Republican candidate Bruce Rauner won the race for Illinois governor on Nov. 4. At the campaign reception at the Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Ave. in Chicago, the cheers began when 88 percent of the precincts reported back with Rauner in the lead. A supporter waved a hand-drawn portrait of Rauner and his wife in the air, and people pressed in close around the stage w...

Romney, Big Bird not of same feather

By Trevor Ballanger

October 14, 2012

Mitt Romney caused a media uproar with his statement during the Oct. 3 presidential debate about cutting funding for the Public Broadcasting System. Needless to say, a rather large yellow bird, whose address happens to be 123 Sesame Street, was really pissed.During the debate, Big Bird did what most creatures of the sky do best—he tweeted.“Yo Mitt Romney, Sesame Street is brought to you today by the letters F & U!” @B...

Hypnotic ‘Master’piece explores religious cults

By Sam Flancher

September 23, 2012

The existential void ushered in by World War II has been well-represented by artists in the last century. This is the world of the atom bomb, the Holocaust and innumerable, previously unimaginable terrors brought on by what most people viewed as a just war.It is within this historical framework that Paul Thomas Anderson offers up “The Master,” the long-anticipated follow-up to his 2007 masterpiece, “There Will Be Bl...

‘MythBusters’ explodes into Chicago

By Trevor Ballanger

March 18, 2012

by Trevor BallangerAssistant Arts & Culture EditorPeople are fascinated by the unknown. After all, it’s no myth that curiosity is part of human nature. One museum is willing to test how fascinated they are with a new exhibition that may just “bust” the minds of many Chicago inhabitants.Museum of Science and Industry, 57th Street and Lake Shore Drive, opened its latest showcase, “MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition,” on M...

Activists aim for increased gun rights

By Contributing Writer

March 18, 2012

By Kayla Unnerstall, Contributing WriterWhile cooking breakfast for her mother and cousin, Radie heard the sound of shattering glass come from the basement of her house on Chicago’s South Side. Instinctively, she grabbed the handgun that never leaves her side while at home and headed downstairs to investigate. As she reached the basement, she found two burglars armed with tire irons. One man raised his weapon and advanced toward h...

Riding with the Rat Patrol

By Sophia Coleman

February 27, 2012

A bike lays abandoned in one of Chicago’s desolate alleys where it remains untouched for months. Dirt, leaves and garbage collect at its wheels. A grungy-looking boy wearing a tattered denim jacket studded with spikes and bike gang insignias rides a giant tricycle with a large metal basket attached behind the seat. He picks up the bike, finagles it into the basket and rides off into the depths of the city.To him, one person...

One not so fine night in music

By Amanda Murphy

January 23, 2012

Some days start off great, with an energetic jolt out of bed. But as the day goes on, you miss your bus, spill lunch on your new shirt and come home to a lovely pile of cat poop on the ground. Left Field Management’s “Biggest Show Ever” on Jan. 19 at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., very much resembled one of those days.The concert, which featured four local bands, represented a wide range of good old-fashioned rock ...

September 11: A Decade Later

By Brent Lewis

September 13, 2011

A slideshow of September 11, 2011 from around Chicago and neighboring suburbs, by the staff of the Columbia Chronicle.September 11, 2011 was a day that will forever live in the hearts of Americans forever. Being a decade later areas all through out Chicago showed their pride with ceremonies and dedications to the brave men and women who lost their lives due to the terror attack of that day.[kml_flashembed publishmethod="d...

Taking back the bike lane

By Darryl Holliday

May 1, 2011

A change in state policy concerning bicycle crash reports is in the works that could make roads safer for everyone.Bicycle crashes, known among many as “doorings,” which occur when bikes crash into abruptly opened driver-side car doors, are receiving increased attention since Gov. Pat Quinn agreed to institute a change on April 25. Those accidents will now be reported more accurately among the Chicago Police Department and...

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