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Autism awareness and acceptance highlighted during April

Autism awareness and acceptance highlighted during April

April 23, 2019

Months are often set aside to raise awareness and support cures for various diseases and disorders, but one Chicago group is taking a different approach; they are celebrating. The Autism Society declared...

Adolescents roll high on unique mental health-care options

Adolescents roll high on unique mental health-care options

November 27, 2017

A band of travelers wanders into a dusty tavern, midday sunlight streaking through the grimy glass of the windows.Their weapons rest in a magically sealed chest at the door, out of reach, per the tavern...

Clashing Communities: Autistic and LGBTQ individuals fight for their right to be both

Clashing Communities: Autistic and LGBTQ individuals fight for their right to be both

September 11, 2017

The first time Cyree Jarelle Johnson thought about hiding their* autism was in the sixth grade. They knew that if they did not learn to hide it, Johnson’s life would become drastically different. What l...

More than life’s bare minimum: Parents, caretakers create pathways for specially abled kids

More than life’s bare minimum: Parents, caretakers create pathways for specially abled kids

April 3, 2017

Diagnosed with autism at age 4, Kerry Magro said it caused his classmates to constantly bully him, telling him he was different.With innumerable hours of therapy and support from his parents and communi...

Artists time travel to the ‘80s with ‘Imagined Interiors’

Artists time travel to the ‘80s with ‘Imagined Interiors’

March 27, 2017

It begins with brunch, then it continues with cruises around Chicago to concoct creative conversations. Next is the setup, styling and photographing of a room imagined to be Barb Holland’s, from the Emmy-winn...

REVIEW: The Orwells, The Walters shake it down at home show on US tour kickoff (PHOTOS)

REVIEW: The Orwells, The Walters shake it down at home show on US tour kickoff (PHOTOS)

March 17, 2017

"Take your shirt off!" the crowd shouted at Walter Kosner of The Walters. Lead singer Luke Olson screamed into the microphone for Kosner to appease the audience; he didn't need to be told again and ...

Chicago group makes sure ‘Autism Eats’

Chicago group makes sure ‘Autism Eats’

March 13, 2017

Shannon Dunworth knew she could not be the only one who noticed stares from patrons in restaurants as her stepson, who has autism, roamed around and impatiently waited for his food. Knowing that others ...

Shop ‘til you drop: the future of retail

Shop ‘til you drop: the future of retail

February 20, 2017

Massive red signs were scattered across the walls and clothing racks at American Apparel’s Wicker Park store, reading “Sale” and “40% off entire store.” Customers slowly rummaged through the me...

Editor’s Note: Staff contract is victory for union, college administration

Editor’s Note: Staff contract is victory for union, college administration

November 28, 2016

After approximately four years of back-and-forth that included petitions, pickets, rallies and undeniable tension with the administration, the United Staff of Columbia College’s bargaining team an...

Galahad brings combat to Columbia

By Assistant Sports & Health Editor

September 15, 2014

The Renegades have added another team to their collective, bringing a new game and new opportunities to Columbia College. The organization, called Galahad, was established Sept. 2 under the Belegarth Medieval Combat Society, in which participants fight with foam-padded weapons while wearing medieval and fantasy-themed clothes and gear. Carleigh Fleming, a junior art+ design major student who started Galahad, said particip...

Mozart’s inheritance: Discovering the science behind child prodigies

By Opinions Editor

March 10, 2014

At 10 p.m. on a Tuesday night, most 11-year-olds are already in bed after an afternoon of soccer practice, homework and TV. Yerin Yang, however, is arched over the polished ebony surface of a Steinway piano in Palatine, Ill., intently studying a 50-page Chopin concerto and practicing for the chance to perform with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Barefoot in her teacher’s softly lit studio, Yang moves her small hands acro...

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