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Artists, LPCS save a seat for homeless this winter

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...

Chicago Black Restaurant Week brings bucks to black businesses

Chicago Black Restaurant Week brings bucks to black businesses

By Mayan Darbyshire

February 11, 2018

Black restaurant owners are gearing up for the third annual Chicago Black Restaurant Week, a celebration of black-owned restaurants.The celebration runs Feb. 11–18—the second week of Black History Month...

Creed singer talks solo tour, reminisces on career

Creed singer talks solo tour, reminisces on career

By Arts & Culture Reporter

November 28, 2016

Radio listeners may remember Grammy-winning rock band Creed for its late ‘90s and early 2000s hits including “My Sacrifice,” “With Arms Wide Open” and “Higher.” After the success of the 1999...

Presidential Endorsement: Clinton can actually make America great

Presidential Endorsement: Clinton can actually make America great

November 7, 2016

With 94 percent of staff in agreement, The Chronicle is proud to endorse Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton for the next president of the United States. The remaining 6 percent chose not ...

College’s branding campaign debuts to mixed reviews

College’s branding campaign debuts to mixed reviews

September 19, 2016

After a year of working on a rebranding and advertising campaign to increase enrollment and local and national brand awareness, the college is ready to roll out its final product.The rebranding campai...

Opening Day exiled to Wrigley Field

Opening Day exiled to Wrigley Field

April 6, 2015

It’s hard enough to catch a home run ball, and it’s even harder to catch one in the middle of a construction zone.It’s too bad this is the inconvenient truth that is the Chicago Cubs—one disappo...

Michael Sam being judged on sexuality, not skill

By Assistant Sports & Health Editor

November 10, 2014

When Michael Sam came out last February, it was heralded as a bold move for the athlete and called a triumph for equality in the NFL. Finally, the most masculine sport in the world could potentially have an openly gay player on the field.NFL personnel, coaches and even the majority of its players seemingly accepted Sam’s sexuality. Some said they had no problem with a gay man in the NFL so long as he could play. Others pull...

Study finds racial disparity in violent deaths

Study finds racial disparity in violent deaths

By Assistant Sports & Health Editor

September 29, 2014

Columbia University published Aug.14 found that more black Americans die from gun violence than any other race.A team of researchers led by Bindu Kalesan, assistant professor at Columbia University's Mailman...

Shooting coverage carries racist undertones

By Associate Editor

September 15, 2014

If your life came to a tragic end, how would you want the news to tell your story?This is a question news organizations must constantly ponder when covering victims of gun violence. Following the Aug. 9 death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old male shot in Ferguson, Missouri, news outlets such as USA Today pulled photos from Brown’s Facebook page, showing him displaying what can be interpreted as a gang sign. ...

Celebrating artists one block at a time

By Alex Stedman

October 7, 2012

Chicago’s many neighborhoods vary in architecture, atmosphere and the art made by their residents. This diversity inspired the theme of the 13th annual Chicago Artists Month, “Art Block by Block.”Presented every October by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, Chicago Artists Month celebrates the city’s thriving art community. This year the festival will explore how artists’ places of or...

Cross Town Rivals

By Nader Ihmoud

April 15, 2012

A new crosstown softball rivalry may be emerging in the Horizon League Conference, and with the two teams’ recent success, there may be more than bragging rights on the line.The Horizon League is home to two Chicago teams, the University of Illinois at Chicago Flames and the Loyola University Ramblers. The two play against each other a total of six times in two series this season.Following the end of the 2011 season, the w...

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