The most common type of crime in the city of Chicago is theft. Below are the number of reported thefts from April 2020 to April 2021.

Thefts Reported from April 2020 to April 2021 (Graphic/Ambar Casas and Oralia Olascoaga)

By Oralia Olascoaga and Ambar Alejandra Casas Rosales

Fatima Huaracha, a first-year psychology student at UIC, is one of the many Chicagoans who have been victims of a crime.

Huaracha told her story on how she was the victim of a theft back in October 2020 in her job at a Chicago fast-food restaurant.

“I was working last semester downtown and…

During a pandemic, it can get stressful with everything that is going on. Below are five ways to cope with stress during a pandemic.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Graphic/ Oralia Olascoaga)

By Oralia Olascoaga

Extreme stress can sometimes cause people to have suicidal thoughts. If you need help contact 1–800–273-TALK (8255) or the Lifeline Chat.

Stress is a feeling of tension that is caused by events or thoughts that make you angry, upset, or nervous. There are two types of stress: acute and chronic stress.

Acute stress is short-term stress that helps us manage dangerous situations. It can also occur when something positive happens.

Chronic stress is…

The interactive map below displays the community areas in Chicago. In those community areas there are locations of vaccination centers where people can get vaccinated.

Source: City of Chicago Data Portal (Graph/Oralia Olascoaga)

By: Oralia Olascoaga

According to the City of Chicago Data Portal, there is at least one or a close by vaccination center in the community areas in Chicago. For example, in the Clearing community (highlighted in yellow) there is one vaccination center for anybody that lives near it. …

Erling Haaland is ranked first in the UEFA Champions League with eight goals scored. Álvaro Morata, Marcus Rashford, Neymar, and Olivier Giroud have all scored six goals but are in respectively different ranks after Erling Haaland.

Top Five Scorers from 2020 to 2021. (Graph/Oralia Olascoaga)

By: Oralia Olascoaga

The UEFA (Union of European Football Associations) Champions League is a soccer tournament that consists of 32 teams. Those 32 teams compete against each other during five rounds where one team will win.

Once the team wins, they are considered the best club in European soccer. …

By: Oralia Olascoaga

An Increase in Searches for HBO Max and Hulu

HBO Max is a streaming service that is part of WarnerMedia. It offers a variety of content for everyone to watch. HBO Max can be accessed through the app or as part of an Internet or TV provider.

Unlike most streaming services, HBO Max does not offer a free trial anymore. It’s like a commitment that you have to make to HBO Max. While there is no free trial, you still have the option to cancel your membership if you decide you don’t want HBO Max anymore.


Since 1985, the attendance for Chicago’s Pride Parade has increased over the years up to 2014. In 2013 and 2014, 1,000,000 people attended Chicago’s Pride Parade.

Pride Attendance from 1985–2014 (Graph/Oralia Olascoaga)

Editors’ Note: The information below was gathered from and from

By Oralia Olascoaga

The Chicago Pride Parade is a parade that people attend every summer to show their support for the LGBTQ community and to have a fun time. Chicago’s Pride Parade is a way for people to show their respect towards the LGBTQ community for the impact they had during the Stonewall Riots which took…

Illinois Pensions threaten MAP grants which have caused many students to lose their MAP Grant scholarships.

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. …

Oralia Olascoaga

Communication major and psychology minor, UIC student

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