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Chicago’s 50th annual Pride Parade

Chicago’s 50th annual Pride Parade

June 30, 2019

Colorful crowds gathered June 30 to celebrate Pride in Chicago with the city’s 50th annual Pride Parade. Mayor Lori Lightfoot led the parade and was followed by state and local politicians includi...

Juneteenth Celebrations at Pritzker Park

Juneteenth Celebrations at Pritzker Park

June 19, 2019

Crowds gathered in Pritzker Park, 310 S. State St., Wednesday, June 19 to celebrate Juneteenth—a day that commemorates the 1865 emancipation of slaves in the southern United States. LaCreshia Birts, coor...

Columbia filmmakers create a short film to bring awareness to kidnapping

June 18, 2019

After waking from a nightmare one night, 2019 cinema art and science alumna Rossella Agostini had the idea to create a short fiction film about something that had always intrigued her—kidnapping. Set...

Spud Racer and the Tater Twins bring the Big Idaho Potato to Elmwood Park

Spud Racer and the Tater Twins bring the Big Idaho Potato to Elmwood Park

June 12, 2019

At 28 feet long, 10 feet wide and nearly 12 feet tall, the Big Idaho Potato is a magnificent sight. Chained to a flatbed trailer aptly marked “Oversize Load,” the giant spud spent the afternoon in the ...

Dykes with Drills teaches introduction to tools to LGBTQ and non-binary folks

June 2, 2019

San Francisco-based group Dykes with Drills brought their "Introduction to Tools" workshop to Rebuilding Exchange, 1740 W. Webster Ave. Dykes with Drills aims to provide safe spaces for LGBTQ folks in...

Columbia pays tribute to former Columbia Professor ‘Jammin’ Jim Mitchem

June 1, 2019

Jim Mitchem, former associate professor in the Radio program, passed away in December of 2018. The college paid tribute to his memory and legacy on May 18, by coming together with students, faculty and...

‘GOP, hands off me’: Chicago rallies against abortion bans

May 24, 2019

On Thursday night, people of all races, ages and genders showed up at Daley Plaza to rally against the abortion bans that have been cropping up across the country. Most recently, on May 14, Alabama...

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