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Lyft drives voting initiative forward

Lyft drives voting initiative forward

September 4, 2018

Lyft wants to help voters during November elections by reducing ride fares and providing registration information as part of its Ride to Vote initiative. Lyft partnered with organizations such as

Blaqrock blurs genre lines with new album ‘No Love for Blaqkid’

Blaqrock will play music from their debut album, No Love For Blaqkid, for the first time Sept. 14 at the Cubby Bear, 1059 W. Addison St. 

By Kaci Watt

September 4, 2018

What started with one student’s vision resulted not only in a band, but in an album. Blaqrock, a Chicago-based rock rap group formed in 2015, consists of current and former Columbia students.  Their ...

Social media proves a ‘paw-sitive’ force for pet adoptions

Bruno Barlett became a viral sensation after being posted to Facebook. 

By Madison Keller

September 4, 2018

After months of searching for a ‘fur-ever’ home, Wright-Way shelter posted a picture of Bruno, a 25-pound Russian Blue on Facebook with pictures of him standing on his back legs. The image quickly went v...

Jennifer Fox, director and writer for The Tale, Common and Len Amato at the HBO premier.

Assault survivor shares her “Tale”

May 7, 2018

The auditorium lights dim as a “viewer discretion advised” warning and the toll-free  number to the Sexual Assault Hotline in bold white lettering appears onscreen. “The Tale,” a film memoir written a...

'Blockers' trades in emotional storytelling for butt chugging

‘Blockers’ trades in emotional storytelling for butt chugging

May 3, 2018

When Roger Ebert reviewed 1967's “The Graduate,” he wrote, “[The Graduate] is funny, not because of sight gags and punch lines and other tired rubbish, but because it has a point of view. That is...

Joan Giroux, Associate Professor in the Art and Art History Department, spoke at the Faculty Senate meeting that took place in the 618 S. Michigan Ave. building on April 13.

Faculty Senate continues discussion on program discontinuations

April 17, 2018

Columbia's Faculty Senate disagreed with the provost's decision to discontinue the college's education and creative arts therapies programs and proposed the first pay raise—5 percent—for all...

Work by Juliana Huxtable(above) and other artists will be featured April 27 at Gallery 400 at the UIC, 400 S. Peoria St. 

Art exhibition highlights underrepresented voices

April 15, 2018

Chicagoans will soon have the opportunity to take a dive into the abstract works of women of color with “Out of Easy Reach.”This multi-venue exhibition opens April 26 and will display the abstract w...

Artists, LPCS save a seat for homeless this winter


February 19, 2018

“Dibs” is a way of staking a claim to something. In Chicago, the term describes the practice of protecting parking spots by putting a chair—or  items such as laundry baskets or plastic Santa de...

Black Panther slashes through expectations

Black Panther slashes through expectations

February 15, 2018

In “Black Panther,” director Ryan Coogler creates an Afro-centric world free of colonialism and visualizes one of the most important stories of the year.It won’t win an Oscar, but that's not why...

Mayor Rahm Emanuel introduced a mayoral panel on climate change Dec. 4. at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, 130 E. Randolph St.

Mayors double down on Paris climate agreement

December 11, 2017

More than 50 mayors from North America converged in Chicago for the two-day North American Climate Summit, Dec. 4–5, and exchanged ideas and plans to meet the Paris climate agreement’s goal to lower...

The past is never dead, but revisionism should be

The past is never dead, but revisionism should be

By Tyra Bosnic

November 27, 2017

America is seeing another historic era of political dissent.The day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, the Women’s March on Washington, D.C., became one of the largest protests in recent hist...

Black Violin mixes hip-hop and classical to create a unique sound that has garnered the duo musical success.

Black Violin talks breaking stereotypes

November 6, 2017

Black Violin is all about subverting stereotypes. The hip-hop/classical fusion duo of violinist Kevin Sylvester and violist/vocalist Wil Baptiste is a disruption all its own. It is certainly unexpected th...

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