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Boys, Girls & Bundyphiles—fans, followers of serial killers often ‘condemned’ for interest

Boys, Girls & Bundyphiles—fans, followers of serial killers often ‘condemned’ for interest

October 24, 2016

While he was on trial for the murders of 36 women, Ted Bundy had fans flocking to the courthouse, proclaiming his innocence. He received daily bags of fan mail: declarations of love and photographs from fans.One woman, Carole Ann Boone, b...

Crowdfunding Crayons: Teachers get creative to provide for students

Crowdfunding Crayons: Teachers get creative to provide for students

October 10, 2016

Teresa Jay did not expect to have to pay to do her job. When she began working as an art teacher at Perkins Bass Elementary School in Englewood with several hundred public school students, her school ...

Native bees say, ‘don’t forget about me!’

Native bees say, ‘don’t forget about me!’

September 19, 2016

On a typically quiet summer night, a small group of people gathered at the Logan Square Public Library to buzz about an interest they all shared. Not books, not art—but bees. A big black-and-white d...

It’s a bird, it’s a plane,  it’s ingrained gender roles

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s ingrained gender roles

September 12, 2016

She is an Amazonian demigoddess with abilities to rival Superman’s, but Wonder Woman has always been a second-class citizen in the superhero world. Even when she made her comic book debut in the 1940s, she...

The cost of being trans: the psychological, financial & legal toll of identity affirmation

The cost of being trans: the psychological, financial & legal toll of identity affirmation

September 6, 2016

Before his current job, Fox DeNova, a 24-year-old psychology and social work student at Loyola, worked security at a casino for two and a half years where he had to check individuals’ IDs to make sur...

A mother’s story: reliving the shooting scene

A mother’s story: reliving the shooting scene

By Campus Reporter

May 9, 2016

Filed under Arts & Culture, Features, Metro

When a doorbell rings in the dead of night in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood, hearts leap into throats and mothers panic; it can’t be good.In the early hours of Jan. 7, 2011, Gloria Pinex receiv...

Queer hip-hop: breaking down barriers

Queer hip-hop: breaking down barriers

By Arts & Culture Editor

May 2, 2016

Filed under Arts & Culture, Features

Chicago-born rapper Big Dipper seems to share physical attributes with a hip-hop star like Rick Ross: a hefty build, big chains, busty video vixens and hyper-sexualized lyrics. But the similarities end ther...

Illinois budget impasse—Higher education caught in the crossfire

Illinois budget impasse—Higher education caught in the crossfire

April 4, 2016

Darren Martin knew he wanted to attend school at Chicago State University because it was the place he spent his summers at 13 years old. Martin came from a single-parent home and, to keep him away from...

From alleyways to galleries

By Arts & Culture Editor

March 14, 2016

Filed under Arts & Culture, Features

A crumpled bag of Cheetos, some balled-up t-shirts and maybe a PlayStation. In the mess of a student’s dirty dorm room, one icon shines through the clutter: a concert poster from a favorite band.“The concert poster represents a tangible connection to part of their identity,” said Dan MacAdam, illustrator and founder of Crosshair Silkscreen Printing and Design. “They can put it up in their room and display it to their frie...

Transformative Tattoos—using body art to heal mental and physical scars

Transformative Tattoos—using body art to heal mental and physical scars

February 15, 2016

Each piece of body art has a backstory. It may have been the result of a desire to get a matching tattoo with a childhood friend or the product of an impulsive decision.Increasingly, women are using ta...

‘What’s The Deal With’ Pop Art?

‘What’s The Deal With’ Pop Art?

February 1, 2016

Throughout the last 27 years, Bart Simpson has been many things. He was an Academy Award winner, boy-band sensation and even somehow managed to stay 10 years old the entire time.However, he was recently ab...

She’s in the band: Local DIY scene fosters feminist community

She’s in the band: Local DIY scene fosters feminist community

January 25, 2016

Against a backdrop of multicolored string lights adorning the brick wall behind her, a petite woman with poufy hair dressed in white brandished her microphone like a baton, pointing it toward the crow...

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