Date: 
Sunday, September 17th, 2017

Over this past summer, Navy Pier underwent significant changes in the form of renovations spread across the celebrated Chicago landmark. These included, though are not limited to, the exterior amenities and decorations, restaurant seating area, movie theater, and parking lot structure. These projects required a significant portion of the pier to be closed off to tourists and visitors for extended periods of time, but considering the results the work has produced, they were well worth it.

By: 
Joshua Ferm
Date: 
Friday, September 15th, 2017

Monday, September 17, 1787

Fixing the Articles of Confederation, the Constitution of the United States of America was signed in Philadelphia with seven articles and establishing itself as the supreme law of the country. This also divided the government into its three branches: the Executive Branch (the President), the Judicial Branch (the Supreme Court), and the Legislative Branch (the Senate and House of Representatives).


Tuesday, September 18, 1934

By: 
Joshua Ferm
Date: 
Friday, September 15th, 2017
On Monday, September 11, 2017, a man by the name of Carlos Smith organized a group via Facebook to gather at Cloud Gate (more commonly known as “The Bean”) in Chicago's Millennium Park. The reason for his event is a bit stranger than one might expect. Smith wanted a group to scream “Me hoy minoy!” at the Bean as a tribute to the popular Nickelodeon cartoon "SpongeBob SquarePants." “Why?” was a frequent question asked to Smith in the minutes leading up to 8:00 p.m., the time at which the screaming was scheduled to start.
By: 
Joshua Ferm
Date: 
Friday, September 15th, 2017

Avalon Hill released "Betrayal at House on the Hill" in 2004, and later that year it won awards for best board game. In "Betrayal," players begin exploring a haunted mansion using their character’s “Speed” and discover new room tiles. While exploring the rooms, players discover event cards that will reveal hidden passages, Civil War ghosts, howling winds, and much more. Along with event cards, players can find items that will help them defeat enemies and omen cards.

By: 
Ethan Castro
Date: 
Friday, September 15th, 2017

On Monday, September 11, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R - Tex.) was noted to have been using his official Twitter account (@tedcruz) for a less than patriotic purpose - “liking” explicit pornographic content. Astute followers of his account noted that under its liked Tweets was a two-minute video from the Twitter handle @SexuallPosts, which featured a very graphic display of carnal affections between three mutually consenting parties who may or may not be fictitiously related.

By: 
Ethan Castro
Date: 
Friday, September 15th, 2017

The fifteenth installment by Electronic Arts Digital Illusions Creative Entertainment (more commonly referred to as DICE) in its critically acclaimed “Battlefield” series, "Battlefield 1," was released all the way back in October 2016.

By: 
Joshua Ferm
Date: 
Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Sitting at 4.2 stars on Goodreads at the time of writing is Adam Silvera’s "History Is All You Left Me," and it is quickly becoming a well-known book in the LGBTQ+ community, for good reason. The book portrays the love and loss of main character Griffin and his (ex)boyfriend Theo. Taking place in two different time periods (2014 and 2016), the book investigates the history of Griffin and Theo’s relationship (2014) and the aftermath of Theo’s death (2016).

Date: 
Sunday, September 10th, 2017

In the autumn of 1990, the first "IT" movie premiered as a two-part TV miniseries on ABC which both captivated and horrified TV audiences with its unique storytelling and unsettling scenes of a child-killing clown that lurks in the depth of a small town’s complex and its aging sewer system.

Date: 
Sunday, September 10th, 2017

For the people of Chicago, Labor Day weekend marks the final hurrah of the summer before the city starts its slow and steady march towards the severe, icy cold conditions of winter that the city is known for. Because of this, numerous summer long events in Chicago have their final occurrence during this weekend, including Navy Pier’s weekly summer fireworks display. Despite rainy conditions on September 2, countless people came to the pier to see the finale of the summer fireworks.

By: 
Ethan Castro
Date: 
Friday, September 8th, 2017

If anything else, the music artist Taylor Swift is undeniably ubiquitous. One of the most commercially successful artists of modern times, Swift has certainly come a long way from teenage country music days. Her last released album, “1989”, was her first official pop album, fully embracing this new style. Now, after a very elusive and cryptic marketing campaign (containing many teases of snake motifs), Swift has officially announced her next album, “reputation,” due for release on November 10.