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A new mural on the side of Pilsen’s Vintage & Thrift Store, 1430 W. 18th St., honors the late journalist James Foley. Friends of Foley came up with the idea as a tribute to him.

New Pilsen mural honors James Foley

November 3, 2014

Friends and family of murdered American journalist James Foley are commemorating his life with a mural on the side of Pilsen’s Vintage & Thrift Store, 1430 W. 18th St.Foley, a freelance war corr...

New Cornell study shows consumers may overly trust graphics


By Assistant Sports & Health Editor

October 27, 2014

An Oct. 16 study from the Cornell University Food and Brand Lab has found that consumers may be too trusting of graphics accompanying medical products.The study reveals that graphs or formulas accompanyi...


Appetite-controlling hunger neuron influences white fat ‘browning’

October 20, 2014

Standing outside in frigid temperatures is one way to access the type of fat in the human body that generates heat to help protect itself from the cold. While it has been known for some time that white ...

Although Columbia does not have a high retention or graduation rate, a new study from the American Educational Reasearch Association found that those rates do not directly predict whether a particular institution’s students will be successful.

Selectivity doesn’t explain college graduation rates

September 2, 2014

A study published in the Aug. 6 American Educational Research Journal found that a college’s or university’s selectivity has a limited effect on students’ chances of graduating. The study, “College Selectivity and Degree Completion,” by Scott Heil and Paul Attewell of the...

Uptown businesses get makeover

Uptown businesses get makeover

February 10, 2014

As the cliché goes, a book should never be judged by its cover, but businesses often are, so Uptown storefronts are getting a makeover.Uptown United, the neighborhood’s economic development organizat...

Unearthing an underground empire: Cut off the head and the body will fall

By Managing Editor

December 9, 2013

"Mourning when they kill three of ours is getting six of theirs.”From the backseat of a car creeping down a bleak alley in North Lawndale, Edward Robinson, a leader of the Conservative Vice Lords, glares through the windshield, his eyes fixated on the dead end where three of his fellow Vice Lords were shot and killed by a rival gang just two weeks prior. The car slows to a halt as Robinson, stoic yet vulnerable, climbs out...

Dress like a man

By Justin Moran

January 28, 2013

The fashion industry has historically lent greater stylistic freedom to womenswear designers, who are free to confidently explore masculinity from season to season. Classic menswear staples such as three-piece suits, button-ups and lace-up Oxfords have all become an integral part of women’s wardrobes with neither question nor criticism from society—but the same cannot be said for menswear. Standard silhouettes and staples...

All-American ‘Mystery’

By Trevor Ballanger

December 10, 2012

The smell of sweet smoke lingers, and a flurry of long red hair whips past Alex White’s face as her voice pumps through speakers and her brother, Francis, loses himself in the rhythm of his drums. The sibling duo calls itself White Mystery, a rock ‘n’ roll band that emphasizes politics and themesof empowerment.With original songs like “People Power” and “Respect Yourself,” the band’s music is reminiscent of...

Buttering up Obama

By Trevor Ballanger

November 5, 2012

Two instructors in the Art & Design Department are leaving the public with a taste of the extraordinary, or at least a craving for all things buttery.Industry of the Ordinary, an artistic venture founded in 2003 by artists Mathew Wilson and Adam Brooks, has a history of challenging common perceptions of familiar objects. Its latest performance art piece involved pushing a bust of President Barack Obama made entirely of ...

Conforming to music

By Emily Ornberg

October 15, 2012

Popular music might only be as trendy as the people who market it.According to the findings of a 2010 study published in the neuroscience journal NeuroImage, many adolescent music purchases are based on the fear of social rejection.“Adolescence is notoriously a time for inadequacy and superiority,” said Jerry Weichman, a clinical psychologist and adolescent specialist at the Hoag Neurosciences Institute in Newport Beach,...

Cross Town Rivals

By Nader Ihmoud

April 16, 2012

A new crosstown softball rivalry may be emerging in the Horizon League Conference, and with the two teams’ recent success, there may be more than bragging rights on the line.The Horizon League is home to two Chicago teams, the University of Illinois at Chicago Flames and the Loyola University Ramblers. The two play against each other a total of six times in two series this season.Following the end of the 2011 season, the w...

Unfriendly facebook

By Emily Fasold

March 19, 2012

For millions of its members, Facebook is a tool for self-expression, self-promotion and communication with peers, all of which are thought to be important for boosting self-esteem. However, new research shows that the website can actually lower the confidence levels of insecure users.The study found that Facebook users with poor self-image tend to bombard the website with negative status updates, making them less likeable a...

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