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From Chicago to Honolulu: a photojournalist travels in the age of the coronavirus

From Chicago to Honolulu: a photojournalist travels in the age of the coronavirus

April 3, 2020

When Columbia's Photography Department announced classes would be online for the remainder of the semester, I was crushed and cried on my couch for an hour because there was no reason for me to sta...

The empty shelves of the South Loop’s grocery stores, in photos

The empty shelves of the South Loop’s grocery stores, in photos

March 26, 2020

  As Chicagoans and Columbia students alike hunker down in their apartments as part of Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s “stay-at-home” mandate, grocery store workers continue to report to the frontlines of the pande...

Joe Biden wins Illinois primary; some Illinoisans go to polls despite coronavirus fears

Joe Biden wins Illinois primary; some Illinoisans go to polls despite coronavirus fears

March 17, 2020

Updated March 18 at 10:40 a.m. with numbers from 10,012 of 10,014 Illinois precincts and 3,579 of 3,668 Cook County precincts reporting. Updated March 18 at 3:48 p.m. following Rep. Dan Lipinski's concess...

Chicago Gay Hockey Association’s second drag beauty pageant scores big

Chicago Gay Hockey Association’s second drag beauty pageant scores big

March 14, 2020

Five local hockey players traded in their skates for sparkly pink heels and fishnet stockings for a night of drag beauty pageantry. The drag pageant, hosted March 7 at Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clar...

Chicagoans race down the street with shopping carts to collect food for those in need

Chicagoans race down the street with shopping carts to collect food for those in need

March 13, 2020

To combat food insecurity in the city, hundreds of costumed Chicagoans gathered to push decorated shopping carts through the streets of the Ukrainian Village in the the 15th annual CHIditarod. ...

Coalition blocks major Hyde Park thoroughfare to end Illinois’ 23-year-long rent control ban

Coalition blocks major Hyde Park thoroughfare to end Illinois’ 23-year-long rent control ban

March 13, 2020

Dozens of Hyde Park residents used a U-Haul truck to set up a couch, lamp, chairs and mattress in the middle of 53rd Street, shutting down part of "High-Rent Avenue" in front of State Rep. Curtis Ta...

Bernie Sanders to young voters: ‘Stop complaining and get involved in the political process’

Bernie Sanders to young voters: ‘Stop complaining and get involved in the political process’

March 8, 2020

When Sofia Felino was in high school in her hometown in Ventura, California, a 75-year-old democratic-socialist senator from Vermont with a Brooklyn accent came to town. Felino’s mother, an avi...

Why Chicagoans take the plunge, in their own words

Why Chicagoans take the plunge, in their own words

March 3, 2020

Twenty years after the Special Olympics Polar Plunge began, Chicagoans continue to brave the icy waters of Lake Michigan to partake in what has become a Chicago tradition. The plunge serves as a...

Activists support  pro-democracy protestors in Hong Kong from Chicago

Activists support pro-democracy protestors in Hong Kong from Chicago

March 1, 2020

In Hong Kong, pro-democracy advocates continue to protest against China’s oversight, many wearing medical masks to hide their identity during protests. But in the face of a rapidly expanding global outbre...

Democrats move into Chicago ahead of  primary, some campaign offices vandalized

Democrats move into Chicago ahead of primary, some campaign offices vandalized

February 28, 2020

The Illinois primary is mere weeks away, and 2020 Democratic presidential candidates are beginning to move into Chicago, with campaign offices cropping up across the city. The latest addition is Sen....

Supporters rally in solidarity  of Chinatown businesses  negatively affected by  coronavirus fears

Supporters rally in solidarity of Chinatown businesses negatively affected by coronavirus fears

February 26, 2020

With the global coronavirus epidemic gradually worsening as the number of cases climb worldwide, many Asian-owned businesses in Chinatown are losing customers as some people are associating the coronavir...

These Columbia students ‘stan’ Elizabeth Warren for her policies

These Columbia students ‘stan’ Elizabeth Warren for her policies

February 21, 2020

Four eager students gathered around a table with posters featuring Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) scattered about, all of them staring intently at the TV screen in front of them as they positioned “...

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