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‘You just want your children to be happy:’ How Gender Neutral Parenting is breaking stereotypes

‘You just want your children to be happy:’ How Gender Neutral Parenting is breaking stereotypes

December 5, 2016

Joanna Woods said she could see the moment her son realized something was wrong. Eight-year-old Tom was wearing a shiny, sparkly bracelet and kids at the local McDonald’s had started to stare. He wa...

‘Siri, do everything!’ The future of the interconnected world

‘Siri, do everything!’ The future of the interconnected world

November 28, 2016

Like something out of “WALL-E,” smart gadgets and gizmos are poised to invade every aspect of life, leaving some fearful of a dystopian nightmare and others excited for an automated future. While n...

America’s ‘Wild Card’: The next four years with Trump

America’s ‘Wild Card’: The next four years with Trump

November 16, 2016

History was made Nov. 9 when, with 290 electoral votes, a president with no political or military service experience was elected to office. Without the political acumen that presidents usually enter into th...

Nos Recodamos: A celebration of life and death

Nos Recodamos: A celebration of life and death

November 7, 2016

By Maria Cardona | Photo EditorThe idea of death is frequently associated with the fear or sadness that comes with the loss of loved ones. However, in Mexican culture, it is celebrated through Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the D...

Small clubs, big stars: Established and amateur comics flock to comedy open mics

Small clubs, big stars: Established and amateur comics flock to comedy open mics

October 31, 2016

It is Wednesday night and the music of local Chicago musician Jamila Woods comes through the speakers at Cole’s Bar in Logan Square. The neighborhood dive is filled with friends talking, drinking and p...

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

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

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...

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