Craft Beer Breweries: Indiana

Photo via Wikimedia Commons

By Stephen Ruiz

This infographic details Indiana’s craft beer market. Ranking 15th in the nation, Indiana currently has 115 craft breweries. The Brewers Association reveals Indiana nearly tripling in breweries since 2011. Because of this, Indiana currently ranks 27th in the United States with 182,978 barrels produced per year.


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Graphic: Chicago Homicides by Year (1990-2016)

By Stephen Ruiz

This graph illustrates the number of homicides in Chicago from 1990-2016. The figures were relatively consistent between 450-550 homicides per year from 2004-2014, but have been on the rise the last 2 years.

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An Overview of FIFA World Cup Moments

FIFA World Cup 2006 – Germany vs. Sweden – Photo via Wikimedia Commons

By Stephen Ruiz

This timeline recapitulates several significant moments throughout the history of the FIFA World Cup. Although the game of soccer, or “football” as it is known across the majority of the world, can be traced back thousands of years, the FIFA World Cup commenced only 86 years ago. The timeline captures memorable moments from 1930, when Uruguay defeated Argentina in the first World Cup, to 1984 when Diego Maradona punched the ball into the net, dubbing it the “Hand of God”.

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CDC Report: America’s 10 Cities Dealing With A Drinking Problem

By Stephen Ruiz

This interactive map utilizes data taken from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) prepared by Men’s Health Magazine to show the prevalence of drinking problems in American cities. Interestingly, zero cities on the East Coast were listed in the top 10, whereas a number of cities are located in California and Texas alone.

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Sports Data: Michael Jordan’s Season PPG and Babe Ruth’s Home Run Totals


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By Stephen Ruiz

This graph details Michael Jordan’s average points per game throughout the years of 1984-2003. Jordan’s average began to steadily decline during the 1990s due to a new style of offense Phil Jackson implemented that balanced the scoring amongst the players, called the Triangle Offense.

Though the Triangle Offense is difficult to understand and learn, the Bulls Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, and Dennis Rodman (among others) learned how to run it rather quickly; winning six championships during the 1990s.

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US Adds 227,000 Jobs In January

By Stephen Ruiz

US employers have been steadily adding jobs since the 2009 Great Recession. According to this line graph courtesy of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, January 2017 employment grew 227,000 last month, a significant increase from the December total of 157,000.

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Top Nine Vegan Restaurants in Chicago

By Stephen Ruiz

More and more people are choosing to go vegan for a variety of reasons; whether it be for health, environmental, and/or ethical reasons, many people are making the switch. Vegetarians are individuals who reject eating meat, fish, and poultry. Additionally, vegetarians pass on other products of animals, including eggs and dairy products.

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