By Ashonti Moffett and Jordyn Hester

It’s been over a year since COVID-19 began to spread across the globe. With case numbers fluctuating and states going back and forth with restrictions, it was unclear when the pandemic would come to an end. …

About a week ago, we have reached the one year anniversary of being in a pandemic. One year of school closures, one year of quarantine, one year of working from home, and one year of our whole lives changing.

In the early stages of the pandemic, there was a lot…

Take a look at this interactive map to see which neighborhoods offer COVID-19 testing and the locations of each testing center.

If you are feeling ill, have had close contact with someone who tested positive for the virus, or have participated in gatherings where social distance was difficult, it…

In 2013 and 2014, the Chicago Pride Parade reached an estimated amount of one million attendees.

Following the harassment and discrimination from police officers on June 29, 1969 in New York’s Greenwich Village during a raid at the Stonewall Inn, the LGBTQ community and many activists such as Marsha P…

By Ashonti Moffett and Charles Tharpe

Barista workers preparing for a day of work. Creative Commons/Churl

Essential workers in America are widely gratified for their work during this pandemic. When referring to “essential” workers, many articles thank healthcare workers: doctors, nurses, and hospital staff.

What about the grocery store employees? The local baristas? …

Here are a few popular record stores in Chicago that music lovers, vinyl to be exact, will appreciate. These stores also are home to hidden gems for movie lovers as well.

By Ashonti Moffett

While in quarantine, many of us have spent our time relaxing, revisiting old hobbies, or even just vibing out to music trying to stay sane in such an overwhelming time.

Here are a few record stores in Chicago that I have pieced together in an interactive map. You can check them out if you collect vinyls and records, or even if you’re just an avid music lover.

Please be aware that each store has their own COVID-19 guidelines and the rules should be abided by if you choose to visit these stores.

Data from Google Trends reveal that the United States Postal Service (USPS) has gained a lot of attention this election period, while also showing how R&B singer Monica trended more than Brandy pre and post Verzuz battle.

By Ashonti Moffett

USPS informs voters that there may be a possibility that their ballots will not be casted in time for the 2020 Presidential Election

The 2020 U.S. Presidential election is rapidly approaching. In fact…

Governor Pat Quinn discusses the future of the MAP grant among students and staff of DePaul University.

Gov. Pat Quinn talks about MAP grants at DePaul University. (Photo/Bob Smith)

Editor’s note: This story was originally posted on Dec. 12, 2012 and is housed at

By Bob Smith

Gov. Pat Quinn visited DePaul University’s Loop campus on Wednesday to discuss how pension…

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UIC Communication Major.

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