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Chicago's Latino Fashion Weeks strives to be inclusive on and off the runway.

Latino Fashion Week takes social activism to Chicago runway

October 8, 2018

Chicago’s Latino Fashion Week will kick off Oct. 11, showcasing unique designs ranging from lacy bridal wear to a collection of 
men’s underwear worn by androgynous models.Latino Fashion Week—...

Mayor Rahm Emanuel stands with Planned  Parenthood against proposed Title X gag order

Mayor Rahm Emanuel stands with Planned Parenthood against proposed Title X gag order

September 24, 2018

Doctors may soon become legally obligated to withhold comprehensive information on family planning options from patients if the Trump Administration’s proposed changes to Title X funding go into effec...

College campuses: Green, clean, money-saving machines

College campuses: Green, clean, money-saving machines

September 24, 2018

What happened to the environmental movement at Columbia? Once a leader, the college is losing ground to one of its biggest competitors. Columbia once emphasized its on-campus environmental sustainability initiatives with pride, but now the practices have been brushed unde...

Riley Fest, at 1104 S. Wabash Ave., celebrated co-founder Ida Riley, Sept. 20.

Riley Fest honors Columbia co-founder

September 24, 2018

Amid music, food and exciting energy, Columbia students gathered to celebrate one of the college’s co-founders. Riley Fest, a student-produced festival, returned to Columbia Sept. 20 to honor Ida Riley. “Riley Fest is the sister event to Blood Ball. It is a festiva...

Zack Baumgartner, solo musician and member of pop-punk band When the Sun Sets, performs on stage.

Zack Baumgartner overcomes fear through music

September 23, 2018

Zack Baumgartner, solo musician and member of pop-punk band When the Sun Sets, understands hustle. Baumgartner works as a welder full-time, and plays shows late into the weekends. He writes his origin...

Mark Rosati, vice president of strategic communications and external relations, continues the subject of marketing and advertising for the college.

Faculty Senate concerned about suspended programs, marketing campaign

September 21, 2018

Faculty senators questioned the provost's decision to suspend programs following disappearances from the college's website and the Common Application used by high school students to apply to colle...

Acclaimed Chicago saxophonist Frank Catalano plays for the crowd at Andy's Jazz Club Sept. 11 in River North.

Jazz popularity crescendoes with young audiences

September 19, 2018

Adam Dib, a second year graduate student studying music composition for the screen, says jazz music catapulted into his life in middle school when his teacher pulled out a trumpet during rehearsal and...

Stop associating Ariana Grande with Mac Miller’s death

Stop associating Ariana Grande with Mac Miller’s death

By Samantha Conrad

September 17, 2018

The Sept. 7 death of rap icon Mac Miller generated a variety of reactions from the public, as celebrity deaths usually do. Some mourned his death, alleging the cause as a drug overdose. One of the most  ups...

Carrie and her dog Kelvin at the Emporium pop-up on Sept.6th, 2018.

Kegs and Canines: Dog-friendly bar gives treats to Logan Square

September 10, 2018

Imagine walking into a bar and being surrounded by dog-themed cocktails, giant fire hydrants and last, but certainly not least, puppies.Adoption center One Tail at a Time and Emporium Popups have teamed ...

Bruno Surdo, a part-time faculty member in the Interactive Arts and Media department at Columbia, at his Evanston studio Sep. 4. His series

Professor’s work ‘liberates’ Near North Side art gallery

September 10, 2018

Interactive Arts and Media Adjunct Professor Bruno Surdo opened an exhibit Sept. 7 showcasing his commitment to freedom of self-expression. “Liberation” is a 16-piece painting series an...

Columbia alumni, Maggie O'Keefe announced her candidacy for alderman of the 40th ward.

Columbia alumna aims to become ward’s first female alderman

September 10, 2018

At 16 years old, Maggie O’Keefe visited Chicago for the first time while playing Glinda in a small-time production of “The Wizard of Oz.” During that visit, she decided Chicago would be her home.O...

Tinder swipes right on new feature

Tinder swipes right on new feature

September 10, 2018

Dating app Tinder now lets college students find friends and study groups as well as the occasional date with a new feature launched Aug. 21. Tinder U allows college students to connect easier, said Lauren Probyn, director of Global Marketing and Events at Tinder in a Sept. 5 em...

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