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Review: Vic Spencer and SonnyJim take listeners back to basics in ‘Spencer for Higher 3’

September 15, 2020

For years Vic Spencer has been a mainstay in Chicago’s hip-hop scene due to his colorful lyricism, diverse array of instrumentals and aggressive attitude toward musical output. Despite not having the ...

Eat, drink and meet bunnies: Four places to visit this fall

Eat, drink and meet bunnies: Four places to visit this fall

By Dyana Daniels, Staff Reporter

September 2, 2020

From bunny rabbits frolicking in yoga sessions to doughnuts infused with lavender, Chicago has plenty of new and seasoned businesses to keep students busy and well-fed this fall. Even with social...

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Protesters in Pilsen demand higher minimum wages for tipped workers

September 1, 2020

Dozens of protesters with One Fair Wage gathered under the “Elena the Essential Worker” statue in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood to demand higher wages for tipped workers in Illinois. The ...

Everything to know about voting by mail in the general election

Everything to know about voting by mail in the general election

August 31, 2020

Election officials across the country are gearing up for record numbers of vote-by-mail ballots for the November general election as many voters look for ways to stay safe during the coronavirus pa...

Yosef negotiates with CPD Director of Public Engagement Glen Brooks to allow protesters at the corner of East Ohio Street and North Michigan Avenue into the street.

Magnificent Mile temporarily shut down for protest, vigil honoring Black lives lost

August 30, 2020

White signs tied in a row on a long string swayed in the wind with the names of Black and Brown Americans killed by police officers. The signs were created as part of a protest meant to shut dow...

Alum film crew turns chance encounter into on-screen romance

Alum film crew turns chance encounter into on-screen romance

August 24, 2020

On a cold and rainy Chicago night, Cyril Bassil was riding a northbound Red Line train that got into an accident, forcing everyone to evacuate. While standing on the platform and contemplating how ...

With on-campus move-in dates quickly approaching, students from designated states are reminded to verify a two week quarantine before arriving at Columbia—if not, they must find alternate housing to self-quarantine at.

BREAKING: Students from designated states must quarantine before arriving on campus

August 20, 2020

Students with housing contracts who live in a state listed on Chicago's Emergency Travel Order must quarantine in that state for two weeks before returning to Columbia. Originally, students fro...

BREAKING: First two weeks of classes will be taught completely online

BREAKING: First two weeks of classes will be taught completely online

August 10, 2020

All classes will be held remotely during the first two weeks of the Fall semester—even if they are designated as in-person or hybrid—and access to campus buildings will be limited to allow students...

Protesters turn onto Wabash Avenue chanting “The people united will never be defeated.

Chicago students stand in solidarity for police-free campuses

August 2, 2020

Students from eight Chicago universities and colleges, and others from schools outside the city, came together for a block party to demand police-free campuses and celebrate strength in numbers. ...

Darius Hampton (left) and Neil Tesser (right) host a virtual session for The Jazz Institute of Chicago's Straight Ahead Jazz Exchange.

Jazz Institute of Chicago hosts annual summer conference online amid pandemic

July 23, 2020

Chicago’s jazz scene has found itself at a standstill the last few months due to the coronavirus pandemic. Prominent venues such as The California Clipper in Humboldt Park have shut down, musician...

Roots Handmade Pizza offers an array of signature pizzas, including 3 vegetarian-friendly options.

Review: Roots’ pizza doesn’t have a ‘pizza’ my heart

July 22, 2020

The newly built, trendy two-story restaurant with patio seating and a retractable roof may distract you from what you are actually there for—the pizza. Until you take your first bite. Roots H...

To meet the need for more blood donations amid the coronavirus pandemic, Vitalant, a blood donation network, will team up with the Roosevelt Collection Shops for a blood drive.

The Roosevelt Collection Shops are out for blood—a blood drive, that is

July 17, 2020

Every two seconds in the U.S., someone is in need of blood or platelets. But amid the coronavirus pandemic, many blood drives have been canceled, and the demand for blood donations has "significantly ...

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