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Nation’s ‘rattiest city’ steps up rodent control

Nation’s ‘rattiest city’ steps up rodent control

October 23, 2017

Chicago is turning to new strategies and tactics in the city’s ongoing war on rats.In the city’s 2018 budget, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is asking for an additional $2.5 million for rodent control, according to th...

As part of the 75th anniversry of Chicago Pile-1, UChicago Arts collaborated with Ogrydziak Prillinger Architects to create an installation at the location of the first man-made and self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction alongside Henry Moore's

Earliest nuclear reactor’s 75th anniversary commemorated

October 9, 2017

To commemorate the world’s first atomic reactor’s 75th anniversary, the University of Chicago commissioned a temporary sculpture installation at the original campus site and is marking the occasio...

Craftsmen of Sound

By Kevin Tiongson

March 13, 2017

There’s a fascination among guitarists, and musicians in general, with handmade equipment. The common, mass-produced products don’t have the same soul, character or quality, which is the reason boutique manufacturers and guitar makers called luthiers are able to thrive.Bruce Roper and Ian Schneller are two Chicago-based luthiers and music equipment makers. Roper repairs and builds guitars, performs as part of the folk trio “Sons Of The Never Wro...

St. Sabina Church celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day | The Columbia Chronicle

January 26, 2015

St. Sabina Church, a Christian church in the Auburn-Gresham neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side, celebrated the 86th Martin Luther King Jr. Day on January 18 in honor of King’s birthday as well a...

High-fructose diet leaves mice absent minded

High-fructose diets leaves mice absent-minded

October 27, 2014

In a Barnes maze, under a bright overhead light, rats make their way around a surface resembling a round dining table ringed with holes—each one a potential “escape box”—and use cues to search...

Internet exercises get mixed reviews from fitness experts

Online workouts are not guaranteed to give desired results

By Zareen Syed

April 7, 2014

With the help of online gurus and free home-workout YouTube channels, fitness fiends can get exercise instruction and motivation from the comfort of their own homes.However, these increasingly popular on...

About fUGGin’ time

By Sophia Coleman

November 5, 2012

Sorry sorority girls, but I’ve heard glorious news: The era of UGG boots may finally be coming to an end.The company reported Oct. 25 that sales are down 31 percent and it plans to slash prices. A pair of the sheepskin atrocities currently costs between $135–$200, a hefty price for marshmallow-shaped feet soaked in winter slush.“The worst is yet to come,” Sam Poser, an analyst at brokerage firm Sterne Agee, told the Huffington Post ...

Chicago residents’ newest neighbors

By The Columbia Chronicle

September 10, 2012

A mild winter and poor garbage upkeep throughout the city’s neighborhoods have led to a dramatic increase in Chicago’s brown rat population, according to Chicago ecologists.Complaints to City Hall have risen drastically, forcing crews to respond more quickly to 311 calls regarding the rat problem. Calls this year have risen from 12,375 in 2011 to 15,895—a 28 percent increase, according to Matt Smith, spokesman for th...

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...

Earth, worms, rats feed off compost

By Lisa Schulz

November 14, 2011

Earth wasn’t the only consumer benefiting from Columbia’s compost project launch in August 2011. Rats were also curious to explore the mix of fresh sandwich scraps, apple cores, leaves, soil and coffee grounds. But as winter arrives, critters shouldn’t.The Recycling Outreach Program’s new compost project was first put into action at Columbia events, like new student Convocation. College cafes were added to the food wa...

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