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Dark Knight Massacre: Are we to blame?

Jackie Tortorello

July 20, 2012


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ξThe midnight showing of "The Dark Knight" took place across theaters nationwide June 21. The film, surrounding the life of super hero Bruce Wayne, intended to lend privy to the inside world of bat-like heroics and socially acceptable civic involvement. Instead of thrilling audiences with an action...

Church of Scientology television station future possibility

Kasia Fejklowicz

July 16, 2012


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The Church of Scientology is working to spread their beliefs by using television, radio, and the Internet, according to the Chicago Tribune.The five-acre studio property which is located near the church's headquarters in Hollywood was bought last year by the church for $42 million. The church is planni...

Politically hip? “Morning Joe” not living up to the hype

Timothy Lydon

July 16, 2012


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In the latest issue of The New York Times Magazine there is a full page spread for the MSNBC talk show "Morning Joe." The ad features co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski walking down a Manhattan street in the fall. They are dressed in black, in contrast with the pink glow on the concrete fr...

ObamaCare: a brighter vision for the future

Jackie Tortorello

July 8, 2012


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The Affordable Care Act, often abbreviated as ACA, was upheld by the Supreme Court Thursday. The set of nine judges was sliced in half with a 5-4 decision that ruled health insurance is a legal requirement. Without one, US citizens will be punished with a payment of a required fee.The reasons b...

Chicago: home of some of the best sports teams and fans

Francesca Gattuso

July 8, 2012


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Break out your dancing shoes and gather around for the Super Bowl Shuffle, attempt to break the curse with a Billy Goat at Wrigley while you lace up your Jordans and try your best to be like Mike. Enjoy the return of the Stanley Cup, get locked up in a game at the Cell, and don't forget to...

An amoral country

Timothy Lydon

July 2, 2012


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The Merriam Webster definition of 'amoral' is: "being neither moral nor immoral; specifically: lying outside the sphere to which moral judgments apply." It then gives an example from W.S. Thompson, 'science as such is completely amoral.'Science and nature may be above and beyond moral reproach but human...

Weed is not decriminalized; we’re just making money off it now

Natalia Hernandez

June 29, 2012


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Forget '4:20' it is all about '6-27' in Chicago.Although the term '4:20' has never lost its 'cannabis cool' when it comes to associations, the new digits representing June 27, 2012 have garnered a new meaning in Chicago politics.As of Aug. 4, individuals caught in Chicago with less than 15 grams of Mari...

Chicago Pride: A celebration of equality

Olivia Szauer

June 27, 2012


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This past weekend across the U.S. and notably in Chicago, people of all backgrounds came out to celebrate equal rights during Pride weekend. Since 1970, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) community has been coming to Halsted Street on the last weekend of June to show their support and --...

Sex-crazed media culture

Jackie Tortorello

June 21, 2012


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In recent years, the rapper Jay- Z has become one of the most popular and influential rappers of our generation. Not only have his products littered department stores, but his music floods the airwaves. And thus, his ideas are broadcasted for all to see.Within hip-hop's culture of big pimpin' and sex c...

Is being single healthy?

Kasia Fejklowicz

June 21, 2012


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Being single definitely has its perks. Nobody calls you to check-in with you while you're at a bar, or yells at you for flirting with that charming girl or guy.The best part is that you get to do whatever you want, whenever you want. So, what is the problem with this kind of freedom?It means that at th...

Why planning and praying isn’t enough to stop Chicago’s crime problem

Gabriel Charles Tyler

June 5, 2012


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Families and friends gathered together Memorial Day Weekend to honor the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces, filled with ceremonies and backyard barbeques. The holiday weekend ended with 10 people reported dead and at least 40 others injured in shootings across th...

Studying abroad a must-do college experience

Colleen Connolly

May 29, 2012


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This Mother's Day, Gretchen Seibel honored two mothers - both of them her own. She called her mother in Michigan, and she sent a card to her Italian mama, Marina. A year ago Seibel didn't even know who Marina was. But now, she considers her family.Marina was Seibel's host mom when she studied abroad in...

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