By Mariela Trevino and Amy Hernandez

Since the coronavirus first appeared in the United States in January 2020, over 574,000 Americans have died from COVID-19 and over three million have died worldwide.

Several new variants of COVID-19 have emerged in the last five months from multiple countries, including the UK B.1.1.7 variant which is currently the dominating strain in the United States. A mix of factors has led us to this fourth wave in the pandemic such as spring break vacations, states reopening and loosening restrictions, and the arrival of warmer weather.

Across the United States, nearly 198 million…

Adventure Awaits at Chicago’s Top Museums

Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Museums are great places to experience and learn about history, art, science, and culture. Chicago is a city with many museums, and some were the first of their kind in the Western Hemisphere. Some of the more well-known Chicago museums include the Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, and Art Institute of Chicago. The Art Institute of Chicago was inclusively in the classic 1989 film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.

Spectacular museums dedicated to art in Chicago include The Art Institute of Chicago, The Museum of Contemporary Photography, The Museum of Contemporary Art, The Smart Museum of…

Nalvany Surpasses Putin in Google Searches and Chicago Remains Loyal to Their Least Victorious Team

Russian Protesters Call for the Release of Opposition Leader, Alexei Navalny

Massive protests broke out across Russia on Saturday in support of the politician and opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Tens of thousands of protesters are demanding the release of Navalny, who was detained last Saturday.

On January 17, a judge ruled to remand Navalny in custody for 30 days. After his hearing, Navalny posted a video on social media telling his protesters, “Don’t be afraid. Take to the streets. Don’t do it for me, do it for yourselves and your future.” …

Governor Pat Quinn advocates for the prioritization of MAP grants

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 reform is harming the Monetary Award Program (MAP) college scholarships and access to higher education in Illinois.

“This is so important to our state, not only in the past, but certainly now and in the future,” Quinn said.
“We want everyone to have the opportunity to go to college that has the ability to go to college.”


Cancel Culture became a topic of controversy in 2019 when it felt like every celebrity was being canceled, and even non-celebrities had become impacted by the phenomenon. At times, it feels like only people who have been dubbed saints by the internet (like Tom Hanks or Keanu Reeves) don’t run the risk of getting canceled. Other times, there is a growing sense that no one is untouchable since everyday more people are getting canceled over not-so-serious issues. Inclusively, sometimes social media users simply decide to cancel someone for clout. …

Pixton is a FREE comic, storyboard, and graphic novel maker that can be used by students, educators, and businesses. All that is required to become a user of this interface (regardless of what it will be used for) is an email. Upon signing-up, the user will have a seven-day free trial of all the interface’s features and tools. Once the free trial is over, the user will be asked to upgrade to continue using all the functions. However, even if the user chooses not to purchase the upgraded version, their work will remain available and the basic functions will still…

Amy Hernandez

UIC undergrad majoring in English with a minor in communication

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