There are many ways to protect yourself from getting this dangerous illness.

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Since the emergence of COVID-19 in 2020, there have been many different forms of prevention that have been used to stop the spread of transmission and infection. However, there are only a few true ways that have been deemed effective.

One of the most important would be to wash your hands. This is an essential part of basic hygiene that a lot of people did not even take seriously until the pandemic became the threat it has been now for the past year. …


Results of COVID-19 testing beginning March 1st, 2020.

This graphs displays data from March 1st of 2020 through the most recent data shown of daily positive COVID-19 tests. As you can see, there have been several spikes in positive results throughout the past year. The biggest spike is shown towards the later end of 2020 and beginning of 2021. Since this is during the Fall and Wintertime, it makes sense to see such a big spike of positive test results.

After that, positive results dip down to lower levels comparable to what is seen in 2020. During this part…


See which neighborhoods have a higher amount of available pharmacies.

In recent years, many Chicagoans have struggled to fill their prescriptions due to having no drug-stores or pharmacies nearby in their neighborhood. With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic now lessening because of the availability of vaccines, people in Chicago still find themselves struggling to figure out where to get their dose(s) since pharmacies have become a main provider of the vaccines.

The map above contains data from the city of Chicago, and displays all current pharmacies and their locations by neighborhoods. If you look more closely, you can see that…


Playstation 5 vs. Xbox Series X

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Both Playstation and Xbox have been among the top competitors when it comes to video game consoles. With the current generation consoles (Playstation 4 and Xbox One) starting to seem outdated, both brands have had to step it up in terms of hardware announcements and advertising to end up on top.

During the period of June 7th through June 13th of 2020, Playstation 5 had a higher interest compared to Xbox Series X because this was when it was officially announced. …


Apex Legends vs. Fortnite

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According to an analysis of Google Search Data, two of the most popular battle royale games have had slight upticks in searches during the past three months.

Currently, these two games have dominated the battle royale genre of video games. Because they are free-to-play, their user base retention seems to be stable although you can see times in which the interest slightly increases for either one. However, it seems like Fortnite beats Apex in having a higher percentage of interest over time.

On March 16th of 2021, Fortnite reached 100 percent interest. This was due to the end of Season…


The increase in pension reforms leaves students without access to higher education and beneficial 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 RedLineProject.org

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.”

MAP grants are need-based college scholarships that allow merit students…

Alex Galan

Perpetually curious over-analyzer. Attempting to find the middle ground, in myself & in the world.

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