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Founding members Tandrea Hawkins and Jordan Blair stand on stage with other Fusion of Light Entertainment organizers Dupree, Liam Taylor and Sofia Felino.

‘Creative’s March’: empowering the next generation of creatives

October 7, 2020

Through a slew of different creative forms, ranging from singing and dancing to spoken word, Fusion of Light Entertainment hosted the “Creative’s March” to help drown out social injustices and...

Jeremy

Protesters take ‘freedom ride’ to support former Columbia student charged with hitting cop with skateboard at protest

October 5, 2020

A crowd of demonstrators gathered outside of the Cook County State's Attorney's office last week with skateboards and picket signs protesting Jeremey “Mohawk” Johnson's electronic monitoring. ...

Lens on Lightfoot: Chicago journalists discuss civilian oversight with the mayor

Lens on Lightfoot: Chicago journalists discuss civilian oversight with the mayor

October 1, 2020

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot wants to create a civilian oversight plan for the city's police system—and she wants it done fast. “We’ve waited too long,” said Lightfoot. “The time is now for us to...

Presidential debate results in a shouting match, drowning out policies

Presidential debate results in a shouting match, drowning out policies

September 30, 2020

"Messy," "chaotic" and "train wreck": That's how mainstream news outlets described the first presidential debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President ...

Chicago dreams of potential Crosstown World Series

Chicago dreams of potential Crosstown World Series

September 29, 2020

As a lifelong Chicago Cubs fan, freshman film and television major Joey Shea said he fondly remembers wearing his Kris Bryant jersey four years ago as the final out was made at first base, earning t...

The Illinois Youth Climate Movement’s

‘Climate Classroom’ offers insight, solutions to the climate crisis

September 29, 2020

Growing up in Little Village, Gina Ramirez said she remembers the noxious smells from neighboring factories and how her parents would adamantly roll-up the car windows when passing by. So when Rami...

The last row of sunflowers remain in bloom at Sunflower City under the Garfield Green Line stop.

If a sunflower blooms in a city, does it make a difference?

September 28, 2020

What was once a vacant lot under Green Line train tracks is now home to nearly an acre of sunflowers. If the flowers are taken care of, these natural pollinators will bloom at least two to three ...

POLITICO live hosts a virtual town hall confronting inequality within the American education system.

POLITICO’s virtual town hall series takes on the A, B, C’s of racial inequities

September 25, 2020

Appearing on screen sporting a purple button-down shirt and red dress coat, POLITICO video reporter Eugene Daniels said what some people likely consider old news: "Racial inequality permeates every asp...

‘Say Her Name’: Protesters on the Breonna Taylor case and BLM movement

September 24, 2020

Following the news that officers involved in the killing of Breonna Taylor would not be charged with murder, protesters across Chicago peacefully took to the streets to express their anger and fatigue...

Protesters take to Chicago streets after disappointing news in Breonna Taylor case

Protesters take to Chicago streets after disappointing news in Breonna Taylor case

September 24, 2020

Amid a sea of signs, names written in fake blood, solemn moments of silence and raucous chanting, the name of Breonna Taylor hung heavy in the air Wednesday night. Hundreds gathered at different ...

Event participants are encouraged to bring their own shirts for Kaufmann to customize.

Voting is in fashion for this South Loop resident

September 24, 2020

South Loop resident Dubi Kaufmann will not be casting a ballot this November, but he is hosting a free T-shirt printing event to encourage others to vote—just bring your own shirt. Kaufmann ...

BREAKING: Shots fired near Wabash Avenue, security warns to avoid area

BREAKING: Shots fired near Wabash Avenue, security warns to avoid area

September 23, 2020

Shots were fired at 822 S. Wabash Ave. Wednesday, Sept. 23 just after 3 p.m., according to a collegewide alert sent to the Columbia community. The alert said the scene is now secured and stabilized,...

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