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Illinois legislature votes in favor of minimum wage hike

Illinois legislature votes in favor of minimum wage hike

February 15, 2019

The state’s minimum wage is on its way to $15 by 2025 after the Illinois House passed a bill calling for the boost in pay  Feb. 14. The bill passed the Senate earlier this month and is now on its ...

Columbia must ‘ban the box’ on applications

Columbia must ‘ban the box’ on applications

December 14, 2018

Most colleges and universities in the U.S.  include a check  box on their applications that reads, “Check if you’ve ever been convicted of a felony,” or “Check if you’ve ever been convicted...

Fans hope for playoffs after hot start to Bears season

Fans hope for playoffs after hot start to Bears season

December 2, 2018

The Chicago Bears have brought that winning feeling back to Soldier Field. Twelve games into the 2018 NFL season, the team has a winning record against divisional opponents and took a five game winning s...

Chicago 00 creates projects to teach the audience about history through technology. Its newest project, “Chicago 00: Spaces,” uses LED Beams at 150 N. Riverside Plaza to capture 50 years of Chicago architecture. 

Blast from the past: Project captures history through technology

December 11, 2017

The Chicago History Museum and a new technology partner are using the latest in display tools—89 LED blades, smartphones and augmented reality—to turn a commercial building lobby into a wall of  mo...

‘A Dog’s Purpose’ is not being a prop

'A Dog's Purpose' is not being a prop

By Managing Editor

January 23, 2017

Universal Pictures' newest heartwarming, family movie "A Dog's Purpose" had all the potential to be the next "Marley & Me" or "Turner & Hooch." The trailer perfectly portrayed the bond between...

James Van Manen, associate professor in the American Sign Language-English Interpretation Department, combined ASL and pop art in his solo art show displayed in room 404 of the 33 E. Congress Parkway Building.

Professor portrays Deaf culture through pop art

October 10, 2016

Acrylic paintings, wire sculptures and graphic design are the elements James Van Manen, associate professor in the American Sign Language-English Interpretation Department, uses to transform common ASL...

Taylor Swift and Kanye West finally ‘Shake It Off’

By Managing Editor

April 27, 2015

Nearly six years after the infamous MTV Video Music Awards at which Kanye West interrupted Taylor Swift’s award acceptance speech, the two powerhouses have allegedly developed a revitalized, friendly relationship.Rumblings of the brewing friendship started back in February after West and Swift were seen chatting it up at the 2015 Grammy Awards, and the whispers were revived again when an April 24 Glamour U.K. article fi...

The first video of the “Videos 4 U” series titled “I Love You” includes a couple who has been dating for eight years that finally works up the courage to say “I love you.”

Video series helps people say what’s on their minds

March 2, 2015

Communication is difficult enough among strangers, but is especially so when dealing with saying something as simple as “I love you.”The popular WBEZ radio program “This American Life” has partnered...

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Chicago ladies redefine arm ‘rasslin’: The city’s League of Lady Arm Wrestlers gears up for XXI: My Bloody Valentine

February 9, 2015

Wrestling and theater have gone together since almost the beginning, whether wrestling fans want to admit it or not. Lights, pyrotechnics and theme songs often accompany wrestlers making dramatic entr...

Army regulation revisions too little, too late

By Associate Editor

November 14, 2014

When reading classic American novels such as “Huckleberry Finn” or copies of the Jim Crow laws, readers are bound to encounter prejudice and racial slurs because they were common in the past. But such language and discrimination have no place in contemporary speech, especially when it comes to U.S. military service members of color who risk their lives for the country.The U.S. Army has recently come under fire for its contro...

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