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Riot Fest 2014

Riot Fest 2014

September 22, 2014

South African rap-rave trio, Die Antwoord, rocks Riot Stage during the 2014 Riot Festival at Humboldt Park. During the performance, the crowd took its time getting Ninja back to the barriers after he do...

Extend Large Lots across Chicago

April 28, 2014

The city is littered with more than 15,000 vacant lots, predominantly located on the South and West sides, which are often hotbeds for crime and gang activity. To address the issue in Englewood, the city launched a program allowing residents to repurpose the abandoned areas—a plan that is flawed in several ways but could be a model for reducing empty lots across the city.From March 20 until April 21, the city piloted the L...

Public housing program to provide second chances

Public housing program to provide second chances

April 14, 2014

To help residents with criminal records contribute to society, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is backing a pilot program that would allow a test group of ex-offenders to be re-admitted to public housing.Emanuel and ...

Lady Cobras lie in wait for winter to thaw

Lady Cobras lie in wait for winter to thaw

March 31, 2014

Like many Chicago residents, the Chicago Lady Cobras are currently waiting for the snow to melt and ice to thaw to begin the 2014 dek hockey season.The Lady Cobras are the Midwest’s only female dek, ...

Spite is the other side  of fairness, study says

Spite is the other side of fairness, study says

March 31, 2014

A recent study of the ultimatum game, a classic economics experiment that explores cooperation and human fairness, has scientists reevaluating the origin of spite.According to the study’s findings, publ...

Revenge porn could become criminal

Revenge porn could become criminal

By Assistant Metro Editor

March 10, 2014

Revenge porn, the term for maliciously posting nude photos online without the subject’s consent, could soon be a crime in Illinois if a bill that unanimously passed the Senate Feb. 27 makes its way th...

Tax hike could fizz out soda sales

Tax hike could fizz out soda sales

March 3, 2014

Trips to the vending machine between classes and frequent stops at gas stations will get more expensive if a new soda tax is passed in Illinois.The legislation would add a penny-per-ounce tax on sugary ...

Increased bacon sales amplify health concerns

Increased bacon sales amplify health concerns

February 24, 2014

The boom of bacon sales in the U.S. may benefit the meat industry but could be bad for the nation’s health.Bacon sales among top meat vendors reached nearly $4 billion last year, a 9.5 percent increase from th...

TV alumnus creates Super Bowl Commercial

By Alyssa Medina

February 19, 2014

For Mike Cullen, a 2013 television alumnus, Super Bowl Sunday was more than just a game; it was a stepping stone in his career all because of a 30 second Doritos commercial, viewed by 111.5 million football fans.Doritos’ “Crash the Super Bowl” is an annual contest that encourages consumers to submit their own 30-second commercial advertising the brand of nacho cheese-flavored tortilla chips. Contestants have the chance to wi...

City puts breaks on ride-share companies

By Metro Editor

February 17, 2014

Ride-share companies, such as Uber and Lyft, are facing roadblocks because of regulations pro- posed by the mayor and a lawsuit filed by major cab companies. Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Alderman Emma Mitts (37th Ward) introduced a draft ordinance to City Council Feb. 5 to standardize the currently unregulated ride-share companies. If the ordinance passes, ride-share companies would be required to pay an annual fee of $25,0...

See how they hear: New study finds heightened hearing in blind mice

By Assistant Sports & Health Editor

February 17, 2014

Vision loss may enhance the ability to differentiate between frequencies and pitches, which could make for better musicality, according to a recent study out of Johns Hopkins University.The study, published Feb. 5 in Neuron, a biweekly scientific journal, found that blind mice were able to hear softer sounds and better distinguish different frequencies than they could when they could see. The study showed the majority of chan...

Notable Native: Frank Gardner

Notable Native: Frank Gardner

By Metro Editor

February 10, 2014

Frank Gardner, a 2012 Columbia film alumnus, is taking his lifelong passion for the environment to Chicago’s political sphere by running for commissioner of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation Distri...

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