By: Kelly Tansor, Copy Editor (email@example.com)
It has recently been reported that the number of Chicago assault and battery cases in 2012 has gone underreported. The Chicago Police Department has previously reported the number of incidents rather than the number of victims, which silences many victims of assault and battery in Chicago. Supt. McCarthy is now issuing a review of these cases so that a more accurate number is reported. Shockingly, though, this practice has been going on for years.
By: Katelyn Six, Section Editor for Bloc[k] Beat (firstname.lastname@example.org)
On September 26, 2011, First Lady Michelle Obama acknowledged the veracity that “If we’re going to out-innovate and out-educate the rest of the world, we’ve got to open doors for everyone. We need all hands on deck, and that means clearing hurdles for women and girls as they navigate careers in science, technology, engineering, and math.” This is more than merely wishful thinking – it is a call to action, urging us all to stop, look and listen to the pressing problem affecting our workforce, our education system, our economy, and, most importantly, our students. (more…)
By: Emiliano Vazquez-Parrales, Section Editor for Student Voices (email@example.com)
Mitch Valentini is at the end of his undergrad career and like many of us he faces the same trials and tribulations that come with graduation. Final exams, papers, presentation, and work clog up his schedule like fat in an artery but despite that he has not stopped trying to gather donations to sponsor his bicycle team as they ride for a cure for AIDS/HIV . (more…)
By Shannon Keane, Copy Editor (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Question: Which recent event featured six amazing guest speakers, over one hundred UIC students, and a spotlight on our own generation of millennials?
Answer: UIC’s second annual TEDx event!
What is Ecocampus?
EcoCampus is a student organization at UIC dedicated to “promoting sustainability and environmental justice at UIC and around Chicago” (Source: EcoCampus website). They are a student-led organization, set on affecting change at UIC with regards to our sustainability efforts.
What is ECOJAM?
ECOJAM is a yearly event put on by EcoCampus to celebrate Earth Day (April 22nd) with fun, sustainable, and free activities for UIC students! This year, activities include, but are not limited to:
- a bungee run
- live performances and demonstrations
- a bike-powered blender that creates free smootheis
- informational booths on Green Businesses and organizations in Chicago
- t-shirts, sandwiches
- mini-bike races
- sustainable scavenger hunts
- free bike safety checks and registration
- more giveaways from other participants