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Unicorn milk and young people: JUUL markets to the most vulnerable

Unicorn milk and young people: JUUL markets to the most vulnerable

May 9, 2019

Colorful mango, cucumber, fruit and creme brûlée pods are snapped into JUUL devices and inhaled with short puffs of flavored smoke. These devices are hard to spot, designed to look more like school ...

EDITORIAL: CPD must fix its spying by increasing transparency

EDITORIAL: CPD must fix its spying by increasing transparency

March 9, 2019

The Chicago Police Department has been monitoring the social media accounts of Chicagoans for five years beginning in 2014, according to documents released Feb. 27 by the department after a lawsuit, according to television station...

LuxeB Studio invites artists to create, curate and collaborate

LuxeB Studio invites artists to create, curate and collaborate

November 5, 2018

Empty loft spaces and closed businesses have been repurposed into open concept galleries welcoming artists to curate and display their work. A new studio in Bronzeville is adding to the growing art scen...

OPINION: Peeping Mark wants Facebook to take over your home

OPINION: Peeping Mark wants Facebook to take over your home

By Alexandra Yetter

October 15, 2018

Filed under Opinion

From the bathroom to the living room, Facebook has invited itself into homes with the Oct. 8 announcement of Portal, a home camera with a built-in microphone designed for easy video calls. The announcement ...

Latino Fashion Week takes social activism to Chicago runway

Latino Fashion Week takes social activism to Chicago runway

October 8, 2018

Chicago’s Latino Fashion Week will kick off Oct. 11, showcasing unique designs ranging from lacy bridal wear to a collection of 
men’s underwear worn by androgynous models.Latino Fashion Week—...

More with less: Comptroller Mendoza’s approach to office

More with less: Comptroller Mendoza’s approach to office

September 10, 2018

Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza, sometimes cited as a potential mayoral candidate, told the City Club of Chicago last week that she is not a candidate."Look, I'm fully focused on the next 62 days." she ...

Tinder swipes right on new feature

Tinder swipes right on new feature

September 10, 2018

Dating app Tinder now lets college students find friends and study groups as well as the occasional date with a new feature launched Aug. 21. Tinder U allows college students to connect easier, said Lauren Probyn, director of Global Marketing and Events at Tinder in a Sept. 5 em...

Social media proves a ‘paw-sitive’ force for pet adoptions

Social media proves a ‘paw-sitive’ force for pet adoptions

By Madison Keller

September 4, 2018

Filed under Arts & Culture

After months of searching for a ‘fur-ever’ home, Wright-Way shelter posted a picture of Bruno, a 25-pound Russian Blue on Facebook with pictures of him standing on his back legs. The image quickly went v...

Starbucks isn’t the problem, America is

By Editorial Board

April 28, 2018

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Fitting the stereotypes put on many of its customers, Starbucks is the performative ally that says it’s against racism as it gentrifies neighborhoods.After two black men were arrested in a Philadelphia Starbucks April 12 for not ordering anything from the store while waiting for a friend, the coffee chain was the target of demonstrations, protesting discriminatory treatment that was obvious even to loyal patrons. The scr...

State department to probe visa seekers’ social media

State department to probe  visa seekers’ social media

By Blaise Mesa

April 9, 2018

Filed under Metro

International visitors who are seeking to reside in the U.S. but not immediately immigrate may soon have to turn over huge amounts of personal information, including social media handles, old phone numbe...

Do privacy laws exist in cyberspace? Illinois joins lawsuit against Facebook, Cambridge Analytica over alleged data breach

Do privacy laws exist in cyberspace? Illinois joins lawsuit against Facebook, Cambridge Analytica over alleged data breach

April 2, 2018

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx has filed a lawsuit against Facebook and Cambridge Analytica on behalf of the state of Illinois, alleging the companies violated an Illinois fraud law. Cambridge A...

Chicago students plan gun violence walk-out

Chicago students plan gun violence walk-out

March 5, 2018

Chloë Hancock, a senior at Jones College Prep High School and vice president of the Chicago Students Union, said social movements often start with students, and the teens from Parkland, Florida, who are t...

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