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Mike Fornari (left) and Caleb Hiltunen (right) perform with Friday Pilot’s Club on Oct. 8 at Rock Against Rape.

Rock Against Rape concert educates through music

October 13, 2014

In an ongoing effort to raise awareness about sexual assault on campus, the office of Student Activities and Leadership hosted its second Rock Against Rape concert Oct. 8 at the Quincy Wong Center in the 623 S. Wabash Ave. Building. More than 180 people filled the venue for the con...

Quinn signs campus-wide smoking ban

Joanna Debska, 26, an accounting major at University of Illinois at Chicago, said she thinks there should be a compromise between the two extremes, such as enforced smoke-free zones.

By Features Editor

September 2, 2014

College smokers have something new to wheeze about this semester.Gov. Pat Quinn signed the Smoke Free Campus Act Aug. 17 to ban smoking on all state-funded public college and university campuses, part of Q...

Let’s not oversimplify tragedy

By Luke Wilusz

April 23, 2012

I feel like I shouldn’t even have to say this anymore, but news stories keep bringing it up and dragging it out, so I don’t have much of a choice: Video games were not responsible for the murders committed by Anders Breivik in Norway last summer. They were not responsible for the Northern Illinois University shootings in 2008, the Virginia Tech massacre in 2007 or the 1999 events at Columbine High School in Littleton, ...

‘Mob Wives Chicago’ under fire

By Sophia Coleman

April 17, 2012

The hard and fast rule of the mob is that you don't talk about it, especially to the women. But times have changed, and a handful of local women with connections to the Outfit, the Chicago Mafia, are doing more than just moving their lips.While some residents would rather forget the countless crimes committed by the city’s most notorious gangsters, new light is being shed on Chicago’s dark and dirty history in a new real...

Keep smoking ban mostly in place

By Editorial Board

March 28, 2011

The Executive Committee of the Illinois House approved two bills on March 9 that would amend the state’s indoor smoking ban, which was enacted in 2008. One bill would allow smoking in separated rooms in Illinois casinos, and the other would allow local governments to issue smoking licenses to bars, adult entertainment establishments and private clubs.Proponents of the casino bill claim Illinois casinos are losing revenue...

Keep your butts off the beach

By Stephanie Saviola

February 7, 2011

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced a smoking ban at city parks and beaches early last week, and the news has caused a bit of an uproar.There was a great wave of negative responses from those who oppose the ban, understandably so. People feel like their rights are being taken away, but only to some extent. There are plenty of areas designated for smoking, which include thousands of sidewalks that will probably...

Tigers talk ‘Burrows’

By Luke Wilusz

December 13, 2010

Local indie rockers Carbon Tigers made quite a name for themselves the past year. They won the Chicago Regional College Battle of the Bands in April and tied for third place at Columbia’s Biggest Mouth competition—four of the five band members are Columbia students. They played at Subterranean, 2011 W. North Ave., on Dec. 11, to celebrate the release of their new EP, “The Burrows.” Bassist Aaron Sweatt, singer Chris Wienke...

Notice the distinct lack of smoke filling Sports Fans bar and restaurant in Bettendorf, Iowa.


October 31, 2009

I started slowly this morning - with a case of what I call "Dragon Ass". I was seriously dragging ass, as it were. I left the house a little before 9am, bought overpriced gas and started what would be a l...

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