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AEMM students to tout talents at SXSW

AEMM students to tout talents at SXSW

March 3, 2014

The Arts, Entertainment & Media Management Department will send 90 students to this year’s South by Southwest film, music and live performance festival March 12–16 in Austin, Texas. This will be the program’s fifth year attending the popular film and media fest...

There’s a ‘First Time’ for everything

By Trevor Ballanger

October 22, 2012

Whether it happened in a candle-lit hotel room with Marvin Gaye playing on the radio or in the backseat of a Mustang after the Homecoming dance, most people have memorable stories about losing their virginity.In the play “My First Time” by Los Angeles playwright Ken Davenport, four actors retell true stories of sexual initiation submitted to MyFirstTime.com, a website created by film director Peter Foldy. The play ran off-B...

Supreme Court should protect affirmative action

By Editorial Board

October 15, 2012

The U.S. Supreme Court is considering a case that could affect how colleges can or cannot use race as a factor in admission. Fisher v. University of Texas, which was argued before the court on Oct. 10, focuses on using race as a criterion for admission.Abigail Fisher, a white resident of Texas, sued the University of Texas at Austin, claiming she was rejected by the college because its admissions policy factors in race when dete...

Student Engagement expects new clubs in spring semester

By Lisa Schulz

January 23, 2012

Avoiding networking opportunities with fresh faces in class during the start of a new semester is effortless. Becoming a member of a student group, meeting new people and even starting a club can be just as easy.Student Engagement held an Open House Jan. 17 in The Loft, 916 S. Wabash Ave. Building, a student space on the fourth floor filled with chairs and beanbags, a projection screen, a plasma TV and a curtain wall to cr...

Thou shalt copy, Thou shalt paste

By Gabrielle Rosas

January 17, 2012

In the post-digital age, information is shared instantly. Images, stories and music shoot through cyberspace at a rate that would baffle the forefathers of technology. In the last decade, information has become more accessible than decent health care. Most would say it has become a commodity. The Church of Kopimism believes it is holy.Kopimism, a new religion based on the “holy sacrament” of file-sharing, or the sharing of information ...

Fresh Moves Delivers The Goods

By Brent Lewis

September 12, 2011

Fresh Moves is an organization that sells fresh produce to residents of the Austin and Lawndale neighborhoods that do not have the ability to reach fresh produce. These neighborhoods, known as food deserts, do not have big chain grocery stores or stores with fresh produce. Fresh Moves developed by community leaders are trying to get these residents to eat better in the hope that they can live better and develop better eating h...

Aldermen propose taxi surcharge

By Darryl Holliday

November 29, 2010

A new ordinance introduced on Nov. 17 that could potentially generate more than $70 million in revenue for the city has some taxi drivers fed up.Co-sponsored by Aldermen Edward Burke (14th Ward) and Carrie Austin (34th Ward), the ordinance would impose a $1 surcharge on each taxi ride within the city limits.This is in addition to the 50 cent surcharge added when gasoline prices rise above $2.70 a gallon for seven consecutiv...

Flood victims remain in need of aid

By Darryl Holliday

November 8, 2010

Despite nearly $300 million in federal aid, some Chicago residents are still in need of relief after floods turned parts of the city’s West Side into an official disaster area during the summer.Nearly a month after a state of emergency was declared in suburban Westchester, Ill., a declaration from President Barack Obama on Aug. 19 made federal funding for recovery efforts available to residents in Cook, Carroll, DuPage, Jo...

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