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Legislators crack down on e-cigarette liquids

Legislators crack down on e-cigarette liquids

April 28, 2014

Although the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced regulations for electronic cigarettes on April 24, Illinois is one step ahead. After waiting more than a year for e-cigarette regulations from ...

Audiofile: Bringing real rap back with Smoke DZA

By Brandon Howard

April 21, 2014

Although his name implies otherwise, Smoke DZA likes weed—a lot. Though his first full-length album Rolling Stoned, released in 2011 with collaborations with A$AP Rocky, Kendrick Lamar and Big K.R.I.T., was named High Times’ Album Of The Year, Smoke is more than just a rapper to listen to while hitting the bong. A Harlem native, Smoke DZA grew up listening to The Notorious B.I.G., Jay Z and Nas, religiously studying their lyrics ...

Scientist seeks safe treatment for cephalopods

Scientist seeks safe treatment for cephalopods

April 7, 2014

Olivia Mae Davis, a student at the City University of New York’s Graduate Center in New York City, is currently working with octopuses to determine how they are affected by anesthesia.Her unusual work ...

Fighting anaphylaxis one student at a time

Fighting anaphylaxis one student at a time

March 31, 2014

The prevalence of allergic reactions among youth in the U.S. is increasing, leaving school nurses and officials looking for new ways to help combat the dangerous anaphylactic responses.The presence of...

Paper or drastic?

March 31, 2014

Spring rains are quickly filling the gutters of many Chicago neighborhoods, and the excess plastic bags that have escaped the city’s recycling program often litter and clog drains. To address the related environmental concerns, aldermen Joe Moreno (1st Ward) and George Cardenas (12th Ward) have backed a ban on plastic bags.The bill would prohibit all city retailers from distributing plastic bags, requiring them to instead...

Lorde Almighty

Lorde Almighty

March 31, 2014

Under a twinkling night sky dusted with surreal clouds stands a miniature castle and a meek, doe-eyed Lorde, wearing an oversized blouse and suit pants, wailing above a pulsating beat to a crowd.“You cou...

Neo-Futurists time warp

Neo-Futurists time warp

By Jaclyn Jermmyn

March 17, 2014

Forget guzzling cheap beer in a friend’s apartment. Instead, Chicagoans could pull out their most dapper 1800s attire and head to Andersonville, where the night could be better spent with a bit of boo...

Getting wasted

By Managing Editor

March 17, 2014

This past Saturday in observance of St. Patrick's Day, hoards of drunk bros, wide-eyed tourists and everyone claiming to be Irish for the day flocked downtown at 9:30 a.m. to gawk at the annual dyeing of the Chicago River. While staring at a massive accumulation of neon green liquid may be a good time for some—I've never felt compelled to spend my Saturday sleep-in time watching drunkards cheer for colored water—the scien...

Chicago awarded digital lab

Chicago awarded digital lab

March 17, 2014

Chicago will soon be at the forefront of a digital manufacturing revolution after being awarded a new research center Feb. 23 in a federal competition.President Barack Obama encouraged cities last May...

‘Veronica Mars’ mystery worth investigating

‘Veronica Mars’ mystery worth investigating

By Stephen Hall Film Critic

March 17, 2014

In the early 2000s, “Veronica Mars” delighted audiences with three seasons of the heroic tales of its teenage title character, who solved mysteries while dealing with the pressures of high school. ...

2014 Chicago Polar Plunge featuring #Swimmyfallon

March 10, 2014

The 14th Annual Chicago Polar Plunge took place on March 2 at North Avenue Beach, 1600 N. Lake Shore Dr., and raised more than $1 million for the Chicago Special Olympics. With special guests such as Mayor ...

Self-funded campaigns unethical

March 10, 2014

With the Illinois gubernatorial election only eight months away, criticism and promises from each candidate are growing louder. In the case of Republican frontrunner Bruce Rauner, the scrutiny reached new heights when statewide labor organization AFL-CIO filed an ethics complaint against him.The organization claimed it filed the complaint because Rauner violated the Illinois Procurement Code, which outlines what constitutes...

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