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Attention back-to-school shoppers: Columbia bookstore will now be run by Barnes and Noble College

Attention back-to-school shoppers: Columbia bookstore will now be run by Barnes and Noble College

August 12, 2019

Although there will not be an in-store coffee shop like at DePaul University's downtown bookstore, now that Barnes and Noble College has taken over operations of Columbia's store, 624 S. Michigan Ave., studen...

New library branch opens in West Loop

New library branch opens in West Loop

February 5, 2019

Libraries can be silent and boring to some, but with advanced technology in addition to hard-copy books, the West Loop library is breaking tradition.On Jan. 17, the West Loop Chicago Public Library branc...

Experts analyze primary election results

Experts analyze primary election results

April 7, 2018

Illinois’ 2018 primary results are in and experts came together in an April 5 panel to analyze contributing factors to candidate selection.Hosted by the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform at 69 ...

Kickstarters and ‘Lemonade’ stands

Kickstarters and ‘Lemonade’ stands

March 26, 2018

Flipping through comic books as a child, Gabi Mendez, a first year graduate student at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia, never found relatable characters. As a queer person of color, Men...

Kaki King steps outside the neck

Kaki King steps outside the neck

March 12, 2018

Kaki King, a Brooklyn-based guitarist and composer, has released six albums over 10 years, each more virtuosic than the last.Kaki is currently touring with her innovative multimedia experience The Nec...

Three hobbits walk into a bar…

Three hobbits walk into a bar…

March 5, 2018

Fans will soon be able to follow Frodo through the Shire and eat like hobbits during a three-day “Lord of the Rings” movie marathon in Pilsen.Thalia Hall, 1807 S. Allport St., will be screening on...

Fall 2017 Reading Series participants announced

Fall 2017 Reading Series participants announced

September 25, 2017

Josh Corson, senior English and creative writing major, said he used to feel pressure to produce the next great piece of literature, but he has learned that writing is more about expression fro...

New chairs prepare to lead departments

New chairs prepare to lead departments

July 11, 2017

Duncan MacKenzie, new chair of the Art and Art History Department, and Mary Filice, new chair of the Business and Entrepreneurship Department, were appointed to their new leadership positions May 9, are spending the summer working on new initiatives within their departments. Onye ...

Local publishing company shows diversity through children’s books

Local publishing company shows diversity through children’s books

By Kendrah Villiesse

April 17, 2017

Searching nearby libraries and bookstores, Joy Triche was on a mission to find books that depicted protagonists with whom her three children could identify.Disappointed in her findings, Triche found onl...

Don’t forget the walls that came before Trump’s

Don’t forget the walls that came before Trump’s

By Arabella Breck

January 30, 2017

"A physical wall between two seemingly different groups of people that in theory would have brought peace, but instead exacerbated conflict."This is more than a description of President Donald Trump's...

Area booksellers oppose new Amazon location

Area booksellers oppose new Amazon location

September 12, 2016

Local independent bookstores are expressing frustration with online shipping giant Amazon’s plans for a brick-and-mortar bookstore set to open in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood in 2017.The owners of...

Ruining childhoods—one terrible movie at a time

Ruining childhoods—one terrible movie at a time

By Managing Editor

September 6, 2016

It’s typically good news when a book you love gets made into a movie. It means the magic of the book doesn’t have to end when the last page is turned. "Harry Potter," "The Hunger Games" and "Lord o...

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