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…

Ashonti Moffett

UIC Communication Major.

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