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‘L’ freezes over

The Fullerton Red Line platform during rush hour on Jan. 30. Temperatures reaching -23 degrees left public transit services empty of passengers.

Carina Smith, News Editor

February 4, 2019

While the polar vortex closed the doors to classes in the middle of the week, students found ways to keep themselves busy and warm as the city shut down because of the record-breaking cold. With little else to do, many students opted to stay indoors and catch up on homework or watch a new show. Junior Sym...

The danger of Chiberia’s polar vortex

Snow coats Navy Pier in Chicago on Jan. 8. Dangerously cold air has sent temperatures into the single digits around the United States, with wind chills even lower. (Nam Y. Huh | AP)

Parker Asmann

January 9, 2015

Fifty degree-days in December, bike riding in winter and bone-chilling temperatures brought in with the new year. Some might write this off as the usual unpredictable weather that often greets Chicago’s citizens. But what if this is just the start of the climate change we’ve all been talking about? Read More »...

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