Illinois Ranks 12th in the Nation with the Most Cases Reported for Sexually Transmitted Diseases

By Luisa Pimentel and Daniel Cazares

photo via Google Images Chicago, IL

The testing or treating of sexually transmitted diseases can be a sensitive topic for most individuals — especially for those uninformed of the available resources that can provide help.

According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, there are over 50 clinics in Illinois that provide care for STDs and HIV. All STD clinics are spread across the state of Illinois in various locations — including six in the Chicago area.

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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico Time Lapse

by Luisa Pimentel

Cabo San Lucas, Baja California has become a popular travel destination to add to the bucket list. For many, including celebrities, Cabo San Lucas is the travel hotspot to escape from stress. It has become Cancun’s coast line competition. Cabo San Lucas is a great place to travel for the holidays and to escape the cold winter months that await.

From new houses, to luxury hotels, to horseback riding on the beach and other activities, Cabo San Lucas has much to offer on a daily basis to its habitants and tourists.

Since the construction of the international airport in “Los Cabos” area, it has become easier for people to travel to the state of Baja California to ultimately take advantage of the beaches and everything Cabo San Lucas has to offer.

The time lapse of Cabo San Lucas, which was provided by Google, shows how much this destination has grown in building and road constructions from 1984 to 2016. Concurrently, the population has increased from approximately 16,000 in 1996 to 81,000 in 2015.

Cabos San Lucas 1984

Cabo San Lucas 2016

Craft Beer in Illinois

By Luisa Pimentel

Illinois may one day change from being the “Land of Lincoln” to the “Land of Craft Beer.” Based on data gathered from Brewers Association, Illinois has shown significant growth in craft breweries operating per year with only 54 in 2011 to 200 in 2017. Take a look at the infographic below to learn more.

New York Yankees Attendance Over Time

New York Yankees attendance 1903-2018

by Luisa Pimentel

New York is known to have one of the biggest cities, best night life, but it is also known as the home of the New York Yankees, their baseball team, formerly known as the “New York Highlanders” when they began in 1903. The graphic above shows us the journey that the New York Yankees have seen in attendance increase and decrease over the years.

Similar to opening up a new business because it usually takes several time to gain actual profit, in the beginning the New York Yankees had the lowest attendance recorded back in 1903. In the first 15 years, the Yankees barely reached almost 500,000 people attended for each of the years during that time frame. It wasn’t until 1946 that the Yankees were able to hit almost 2.3 million attendees. This was during the time when the Yankees demonstrated to have the potential that would lead them to the win the World Series for the 11th time the following year.

With more than 4.2 million people attended, 2008 had the highest attendance recorded for the New York Yankees all time. It must be noted that during this year the Yankees had some of their best players such as Alex Rodriguez, voted MVP two times, and Chien Ming Wang. Both suffered injuries during that time which caused great devastation to the team, according to The New York Times.

The New York Yankees have definitely suffered from the inconstant rate of attendance reported per year. But what is most interesting and inevitable to see is how the year before winning the World Series that follows, their attendance seems to show a pattern of being higher than the actual year in which they won the series. By taking a look at the graph we see this take place in 1946-1947 and 2008-2009.

Pretty in Pink Lyft isn’t enough to outshine Uber

The graph above shows a comparison of searches between Uber and Lyft.

by Luisa Pimentel

The world of transportation has changed ever since Uber and Lyft emerged to make easy, convenient, and affordable transportation. Both Uber and Lyft have become the new way of getting around the city; however, between both companies one has proven to be the most popular search from the public.

The interactive graph above, provided by Google Trends, shows the comparison of the searched terms “Uber” and “Lyft” since 2013. The graph begins with data from searches after one year of Lyft’s found date. During that time, it was inevitable to notice how Lyft was trending almost as much as Uber which has been around longer.

While both of these options of new transportation function very similar, Uber’s midnight blue logo has proved to be preferred over Lyft’s mesmerizing pink letters. There are various distinctions between Uber and Lyft that can potentially be the reason why people prefer Uber over Lyft.

Uber gives riders many more service options, from economic “uber pool” to premium to handicap accessibilities and food delivery compared to Lyft which only has three main service options. Uber counts with having more affordable prices for riders and thus people always seek to save some money.

From July 2015 to the present day Uber’s searched interaction has remained on the top half of the graph representing its greater popularity than Lyft. In the past five years the gap between Uber and Lyft has only managed to get wider. Lyft definitely must attempt to offer competible prices against Uber as well as it must develop more options for riders to choose from so it can bring real competition to Uber.

Kanye and Trump’s bitter sweet relationship

This graphic is a representation of the interest in searching for Kanye West and Donald Trump over the past 90 days in the United States.

by Luisa Pimentel

Two of the well-known controversial people over the past few months, Kanye West and Donald Trump, have demonstrated to be fluctuating trending topics in the United States. The graphic above shows the comparison of searches on West and Trump over the last 90 days, data that accounts to the way that both Trump and West keep their names popular.

Being a public figure and keeping their names on the line for people to remember is beneficial for celebrities to maintain popularity, which brings relevance to the decisions they make in posting things on social media to keep people talking and receiving that attention.

Who would have thought that after declaring the intention to run for the presidential office back in 2015, West was going to develop a relationship with current President Trump. Just one day after Kanye West’s pro-Trump unaired monologue in “Saturday Night Live”, West debuted President Trump’s famous “Make America Great Again” baseball cap in a selfie shared on his Instagram account, and the people went wild.

The graph shows how West had this mayor increase in being searched on the internet on September 29 and 30th, just after posting the selfie that shows his support for trump. When sharing such controversial views and posts to the world, it is noticeable to see how the people who shared this will gain reaction and attention from the public.

Being president of the United States is enough for one to be among the most search, but Trump’s controversial views, which he shares to the world through many tweets, has allowed him to be one of the most searched people. Trump, like West, has no hesitation for sharing his beliefs. The graph’s inconstant fluctuation represents how Trump and West gain attention every time they share something new (increase) and decrease when they are idle.

Unemployment Net Change

Unemployment Net Change from 2005 to 2015

Unemployment rates have drastically fluctuated throughout the years. The graph above shows a representation of unemployment rates for each month between the years 2005 to 2015 according to data provided by Github.com.

The interactive graph above shows the different values for unemployment between each of the months. Between the years 2008 and 2009 it is evident that the unemployment rates were excessively high as they are represented in negative values. For the following years after the recession, the unemployment rates somewhat improved, but still continued to show inconsistency as it did since 2005.