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Noah born to win

Ihmoud's Moods

By Media Relations Editor

March 10, 2014

It seems like a lifetime ago that Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose went down with another season-ending injury and fans and analysts began to count the Bulls out for the season. Some even wanted the te...

The Wind Rises

Miyazaki offers dark twist to outstanding career

March 10, 2014

Traditional animation is becoming unfashionable in the United States. Changing tastes have given rise to computer-generated films like the Oscar-winning “Frozen” in favor of Disney’s near-extin...

Diseased DNA strand

Cancer genetics software gets update

March 10, 2014

Tumor analysis has become faster and more accurate thanks to new technology that better identifies cancer markers.Researchers at the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine in Minnesota made improvements to the syst...

Bonus system could bridge college income gap

March 3, 2014

As college faculty unions fight for realistic living wages, national attention has shifted to the income disparity found at universities. To address the growing gap between administrative salaries and faculty wages, the faculty union at St. Mary’s College of Maryland has proposed limiting the salary of the college president to no more than 10 times that of the lowest-paid staff member.The concept of tying staff and adminis...

SGA needs more senators

By Editorial Board

November 26, 2012

The Student Government Association’s primary responsibility is to act as a liaison between the student body and the administration, a duty that has become increasingly important during the prioritization process. Ideally, the SGA would represent voices from all departments.But 12 of the 30 Student Senate seats in the SGA are vacant, SGA President and senior journalism major Cassandra Norris told The Chronicle, meaning t...

Affleck’s political thriller falls flat

By Trevor Ballanger

October 8, 2012

“Argo,” the latest directorial effort from Ben Affleck, fails to engage its own exciting subject matter. Taking very few risks, Affleck has molded a predictable, clichéd rendering of a fascinating piece of American history. The incredible source material is handled with little tact, and the resulting film is mired in its own conventionality.Chronicling a true story from the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis, “Argo” revolves around the CIA’s attemp...

Difficult market in Chicago for digital jobs, but up-and-comers show promise

By Tim Shaunnessey

April 30, 2012

Chicago-based technology companies sometimes suffer because the city is not central to digital development, leading to few employment opportunities, according to Elizabeth Bleser, vice president of marketing at the Chicago Interactive Marketing Association, the only professional organization in Chicago for those in the interactive fields.Bleser said she believes this lack of opportunity diminishes people’s ability to develop pertinent sk...

Senate reviewing password protection bill

By Tim Shaunnessey

April 30, 2012

It’s standard procedure to give potential employers a phone number or address, but should applicants be forced to give them access to their social networking accounts? House Bill 3782, currently under review by the Illinois Senate, would prevent potential employers from requesting or requiring applicants to divulge their private social networking passwords.The bill would serve as an amendment to the Right to Privacy in the ...

Tea Party rallies for fall elections

By Tim Shaunnessey

April 23, 2012

The Democratic Party was in the crosshairs when the Chicago Tea Party mobilized April 16 to speak its mind.The Tea Party held its fourth annual Tax Day rally at Daley Plaza on the corner of Washington and Dearborn streets. The gathering featured a number of speakers expressing their discontent with the work of the Democrats and rallying support for conservative efforts in thiselection year.Tea Party supporters carried sign...

Health care act sparks moral debate

By Tim Shaunnessey

April 23, 2012

Separation of church and state has long been a contentious issue. Recently, issues of religious freedom versus the prevention of discrimination have resulted in conflicts between the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Catholic Church.During an April 16 forum about the separation of church and state in an age of health care reform, Cardinal Francis George, archbishop of Chicago, spoke at the Union League Cl...

Summer program aims to decrease youth unemployment, violence on South Side

By Tim Shaunnessey

April 16, 2012

The summer season has a radiance not present during other times of the year. That radiance leads many to spend the waning days of spring longing for months spent in the sun. But there are dangers inherent in the summer, particularly for youths, as a result of excess free time and subsequent violence among young people.In an effort to combat this problem, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle anno...

Abandoned rails along Bloomingdale Avenue to be transformed into trail, park

By Tim Shaunnessey

April 9, 2012

A long-abandoned freight track runs along and above Bloomingdale Avenue on the city’s Northwest Side, flanked by grassy embankments with flowers growing mere feet from the rails. The track has long been a destination for explorers in the Logan Square neighborhood and will soon be transformed from a relic of industrial expansion into a trail and park.The Bloomingdale Trail project is a long-running undertaking by both com...

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