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South Loop businesses hope return of students can provide

South Loop businesses hope return of students can provide “major boost” in business amid pandemic

August 10, 2020

When the ice cream shop Kilwins closed in the spring due to the coronavirus pandemic, co-owner Jackie Jackson remained optimistic they would reopen in time for the summer months. Jackson, who co-runs t...

Coronavirus closures put strain on local restaurants, food service workers, delivery drivers

Coronavirus closures put strain on local restaurants, food service workers, delivery drivers

March 21, 2020

College campuses across Chicago have closed due to coronavirus, leaving the South Loop—and its restaurants—largely empty. Devil Dawgs, a Columbia student favorite, was hurt by this loss of clie...

Carlos Matias leads a round of applause in Lao Sze Chuan to celebrate the restaurant bar crawl.

Supporters rally in solidarity of Chinatown businesses negatively affected by coronavirus fears

February 26, 2020

With the global coronavirus epidemic gradually worsening as the number of cases climb worldwide, many Asian-owned businesses in Chinatown are losing customers as some people are associating the coronavir...

Minimum wage increase could bring relief, reduced hours

Minimum wage increase could bring relief, reduced hours

July 3, 2018

Chicago's minimum wage increase July 1 could impact employees work hours while providing more income to those who need it.The minimum wage increased from $11 to $12 an hour following a December 2014 C...

Crime Rate Comparisons

By Sponsored Content

July 3, 2018

I could use some guidance. I just graduated from college with a degree in justice studies. At first, I planned to apply to law school, but I decided earlier this year that I’d rather get some relevant work experience in law enforcement first. I found some government jobs that relate to criminal profiling research, but I’m curious what that might entail. My former roommate said I could be doing things like crime rate compariso...

Musa Reems has been making music since he was 15. He is currently working with Columbia's AEMMP Records and will be releasing an EP soon.

AEMMP Records releases Musa Reems’ new EP

November 13, 2017

Chicago-native Musa Reems has been writing and releasing music since age 15 and hopes to follow in the footsteps of fellow Chicagoan Chance the Rapper. Now a junior business and entrepreneurship major, Reems completed an EP for release Nov. 14 by the college’s student-run recor...

Startup seeks to ‘illuminate’ writers’ publishing path

Startup seeks to ‘illuminate’ writers’ publishing path

November 6, 2017

It’s rigid and bureaucratic—and without help, many writers will never break into the restrictive literary process, according to Kayla Ancrum.But instead of rolling over and accepting what she finds to...

Removing ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ is erasing history

Removing ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ is erasing history

October 23, 2017

A Mississippi school board has taken away a valuable opportunity to learn about America’s racism from its students.The Biloxi School District pulled Harper Lee’s literary classic “To Kill a Mockin...

City gives second round of local business funding

City gives second round of local business funding

October 16, 2017

Although Chicago provides assistance to South Side businesses, it may not be addressing the real problems, according to local business experts.The Neighborhood Opportunity Fund is a city initiative la...

Equifax breach is a wake-up call for students

Equifax breach is a wake-up call for students

By Blaise Mesa

October 9, 2017

A security breach at Equifax—one of the major consumer credit reporting agencies in the country—could make some students the perfect targets for identity theft. Hackers may have access to students...

America's Next Top Role Model

America’s Next Top Role Model

October 2, 2017

Since kindergarten, Sid Marcos was left out. While her friends were on the playground, Marcos sat in her wheelchair, grounded to the cement because of a set of steps she could not hurdle. She asked her...

Columbia student grows in the music industry

Columbia student grows in the music industry

September 18, 2017

Growing up in a suburb outside of Detroit, Anna Agosta sang her first solo in her school’s annual Christmas concert at 5 years old. Since that performance and many others, the 21-year-old boasts numerous achievements, including her April 20 first place victory at Columbi...

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