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EDITORIAL: Justice for Laquan McDonald lies in sentence, not conviction

EDITORIAL: Justice for Laquan McDonald lies in sentence, not conviction

October 15, 2018

Former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke was convicted of second-degree murder in the 2014 death of  17-year-old Laquan McDonald Oct.  5, and 16 counts of aggravated battery with a firearm for ea...

Chicago gives paper metered parking receipts the boot

Chicago gives paper metered parking receipts the boot

October 15, 2018

Chicago Parking meters have gone paperless, making parking around the city less complicated. As soon as old parking meters can be removed, motorists will no longer be required to place a paper receipt in t...

‘Hello World’: Chicago children learn coding

‘Hello World’: Chicago children learn coding

December 11, 2017

Coding, with all its lines and if/then statements, can be a challenge to any adult, but young children in Chicago and nationwide are learning to wrap their heads around computer languages.About 25 percen...

Banning ‘Yik Yak’ does not address systemic issues

By Editorial Board

November 16, 2015

In response to recent protests against racial injustice at the University of Missouri, two college students from other schools in Missouri posted threatening messages on “Yik Yak.” The students were each arrested for making terrorist threats.The app, aimed at college students, allows users to post short, anonymous messages that can be viewed by others nearby. Some “Yik Yak” users have abused the app by using it t...

Professor receives Chicago Public Library Award

Professor receives Chicago Public Library Award

By Campus Reporter

October 26, 2015

Eric May, an associate professor in the Creative Writing Department, received the 21st Century Award, presented by the Chicago Public Library and the Chicago Public Library Foundation. May received his awar...

Bumble dating app is all buzz

By Campus Reporter

October 19, 2015

Dating can be hard for feminists, but there’s now an app for that, according to founder and CEO of the Bumble app, Whitney Wolfe. Bumble works like popular dating apps Tinder and Grindr but with a key difference, company executives say.Unlike competing apps, Bumble’s matches only last 24 hoursand in opposite-sex matches, the woman must make the first move by initiating conversation.“We think [Bumble] is actually goin...

‘Assassination Theater’  educates and entertains

‘Assassination Theater’ educates and entertains

September 28, 2015

Author, journalist, and playwright Hillel Levin spent seven years extensively researching declassified documents pertaining to the 1963 assassination of former President John F. Kennedy to piece together t...

Smartphone tracking app Class120 detracts from college experience

By Opinions Editor

September 21, 2015

Helicopter parents no longer have to cease their over-involvement when dropping their children off at college—the smartphone application Class120 now allows parents to track whether their college kids are attending class.Apps like Family Tracker, Find My Kids and Sygic Family Locator have allowed parents to track their children’s whereabouts for years. However, Class120 is specifically designed to allow parents to monitor...

Sixth Annual Zine Fest gives voice to independent publishers

Sixth Annual Zine Fest gives voice to independent publishers

By Arts & Culture Reporter

May 4, 2015

Following the recent festivities brought to Chicago by C2E2 and the NFL Draft, the Sixth Annual Chicago Zine Fest will come to the city May 8–9.The annual event celebrates independent zines produced th...

New Ventra app set for release by the beginning of summer

New Ventra app set for release by the beginning of summer

April 27, 2015

Metra, PACE and CTA riders in Chicago will soon be able to purchase tickets and reload Ventra cards through their smartphones.The app, which will debut as early as May or as late as June, includes a mob...

Temptation overrides questionable textiquette

Temptation overrides questionable textiquette

By Sports & Health Editor

April 13, 2015

Chimes sound at a wedding, bells ring at a funeral. But these are not the celebratory or somber sounds fit for such momentous or weighty events—they are the signaling tones of mobile phones. A hush sweeps...

THE CHI-TOWN LOW DOWN: Chicago’s safety remains up in air as runoff election approaches

By Managing Editor

April 6, 2015

According to a March 31 Chicago Tribune report, homicide rates in Chicago are consistent with rates over the past four years. However, within the past three months, the city recorded 78 homicides and 355 shootings, showing a 26 percent increase from last year’s 62 homicides and 253 shootings. These new numbers come at a troubling time, as the runoff election is set to take place this week and may make Mayor Rahm Emanuel look...

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