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It's All About The VIBE

BY MARTIN ATKINS
@ VOL 28 ON DEC 03, 2013

Martin Atkins gives a humorful and vulgar presentation about the transformation of objects of once higly admired, to lame, to lastly hip and vintage. He gives his own formula for this tranformation and tries to foresee what happens next. What he discovers will make you question the use of common words today. However, there is only one important thing which is VIBE. 

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Being Aware of Urban Ecology

BY STEVE SULLIVAN
@ VOL 28 ON DEC 03, 2013

Steve Sullivan talks about the importance of ecology and being aware of our natural surroundings and how we interact with them. He specifically talks about squrriels in the Chicago area as a means to encourage people to become more aware of how impactful they are to the urban ecology. 

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How To Make the Most Out of Life

BY RAJIV NATHAN
@ VOL 28 ON DEC 03, 2013

As he turns another year older, Rajiv Nathan reflects on his past experiences of being 24 and talks about the goals he set out to accomplish. Whether overcoming fear, how to be an intersting person, learning to tresure every second, or trying something before you decide to hate it, he disccused on how to make the most out of life and what it means to live out your true purpose. 

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Aren't We All Just Lernen to Talk?

BY MICKEY MANGAN
@ VOL 28 ON DEC 03, 2013

Have you ever wanted to learn a second language, but were daunted by the task and afraid to look foolish? Mickey Mangan embraces both these fears in order to learn a language he has never previously learned. In his Lernen to Talk Show project, he lived in Germany for a year and filmed himself every week interviewing a different person to show that it is not impossible to learn a language from the very bottom and that it is actually quite fun and exciting.  

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The Truth About Chicago South Side

BY KELLY FAIR
@ VOL 28 ON DEC 03, 2013

The famous artists and the media have the power to brand a city either good, bad, or ugly. However, with Chicago's emerging youth violence, bad and ugly are only reported. Kelly Fair, an educator who grew up on the south side, does not share their view. She believes that there is good and through her Polished Pebbles project, she shows how girls in Chicago can be inspired to achieve success when given love and an opportunity. 

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The World's Tallest, Twisted Building

BY JO PALMA
@ VOL 28 ON DEC 03, 2013

Jo Palma discusses the ideas and plan behind the twsited building in Dubai. Initiated by a Chicago team, the building was created with passive sustainable methods as well as created with long term economic value. As of now, it is the tallest, twisting building in the world and it all started in Chicago. 

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Racoon Problem: There's A Gun For that

BY BEN NICHOLSON
@ VOL 28 ON DEC 03, 2013

Ben Nicholson, fustrated by his racoon problem, decides on which gun to use in plans to skin it, eat it and make it into a hat to match his fur coat. Listen as he humorly describes different types of guns in hopes to stop his racoon friend from visiting his log cabin. 

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It's Not Just Christmas Lighting!

BY AVRAHAM MOR
@ VOL 28 ON DEC 03, 2013

Why should lights be used only during Christmas to light up houses or public spaces? Why can't they be used all year round? Avraham Mor, a lighting designer, is certainly passionante about using light all year round to celebrate the importance of light in our lives and for the enjoyment of the outdoors. 

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Hoop, There It Is!

BY ANASTASIA SKOLNIK
@ VOL 28 ON DEC 03, 2013

Ana Skolnik explains her inseparable relationship with hula hooping and how her passion for it has grown throughout her life. From wanting to take the hoop everywhere she went, to street perfroming, to starring in a hula hoop documentary, to eventually starting up her own classes, to her hula hooping is so much more than a hobby or exercise, but an artist statement and way of life. 

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TIF Know-How For A Better Chicago

BY TOM TRESSER
@ VOL 25 ON MAR 05, 2013

Tom Tresser talks about the happening topic of tax increment finanaicing (TIF). Although it may not be the most engaging topic, the information that he has for the people of Chicago is important. By informing the commnuity of how tifs work and to give them the means to understand where their tax money is going, it brings the commnuity closer together and encourages them to voice their opinons on financial matters. 

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Campaigning for President Barack Obama

BY TRACI WILE
@ VOL 25 ON MAR 05, 2013

Traci Wile talks about her experience working as a project manager for the design team for the President Barack Obama campaign. She gives humorful details about her experiences such as many long nights of stress eating and drinking (bourbon) in a noisy and smelly office. However, the rewards are repaid with grateful words and a hug by President Obama himself. 

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Urban City Development in China

BY THOMAS HUSSEY
@ VOL 25 ON MAR 05, 2013

Thomas Hussey talks about China's current growth in urbanization. Although there are several challenges, such as outdated buildings, over-engineered highways, and pollution to deal with, they hope to redevelop the city, connect cities together, and create new cities entirely that would come to be potential solutions to those probelms. 

 

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