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Outdoor cafés on Wabash spice up neighborhood

Outdoor cafés on Wabash spice up neighborhood

February 25, 2018

Wabash  Avenue  Has been a street tourists and residents pass by on their way between iconic destinations such as Millennium Park and State Street’s shopping district, said Chicago Loop Alliance President an...

‘Heathers’ reboot isn’t diverse, it’s insulting

‘Heathers’ reboot isn’t diverse, it’s insulting

By Tyra Bosnic

February 5, 2018

One of the greatest tropes of film and television history centers on the underdogs who fight the oppressors. Embodying historic resistance to fascism, the rebels in “Star Wars” rise up against the...

Chicago growing as tourism destination

Chicago growing as tourism destination

October 24, 2016

Chicago was named the second greatest city in the nation to visit by Conde Nast Traveler’s 29th annual Readers’ Choice Awards Oct. 17. The award followed an Oct. 9 press release from Mayor Rahm Ema...

Pop-up alley parties to return to Loop in May

Pop-up alley parties to return to Loop in May

April 11, 2016

Interactive art and music that appeal to all five senses will soon come to uncommon Chicago gathering places—alleys.ACTIVATE, the popular Chicago Loop Alliance’s arts series, is returning for a third y...

Chipotle feeds into illegitimate GMO

By Sports & Health Reporter

May 4, 2015

Chipotle became the first major national restaurant chain to stop using genetically modified organisms in its ingredients on April 27. GMOs are produced when the genes from one organism are inserted into the DNA of another organism. Crops are commonly modified this way. Ninety-four percent of soybeans and 93 percent of corn—two common Chipotle ingredients—grown in the U.S. in 2014 were genetically modified, according to the U.S...

Pedestrian counters coming to Loop in June

Pedestrian counters coming to Loop in June

April 24, 2015

Chicago’s State Street will be joining Times Square and other metropolitan hubs with the launch of Springboard brand pedestrian counters, set to be installed in June. The Chicago Loop Alliance announ...

Recent program eliminations spark mistrust in Strategic Plan, administration

Recent program eliminations spark mistrust in Strategic Plan, administration

April 13, 2015

Following the March 23 unveiling of the Strategic Plan draft during Spring Break, posters encouraging the college community to “continue the conversation” by sharing its feedback online at the college...

Chicago Loop Alliance transforms Wabash Avenue into Magnificent Mile

Chicago Loop Alliance transforms Wabash Avenue into Magnificent Mile

March 30, 2015

From Wacker Drive to Congress Parkway, the Chicago Loop Alliance is spearheading a new infrastructure project, “Layers of Transformation,” to transform Wabash Avenue into a premier Chicago tourist dest...

Tables, chairs to pop up around Loop

By Assistant Metro Editor

February 24, 2014

As students look for a place to take their lunch breaks after a day of shopping on State Street, they may soon be able to pull up a chair at a table on the street and converse with new people, surrounded by festive music and plants.The Chicago Loop Alliance unveiled the 2014 Placemaking proposal on Feb. 14 at the group’s annual meeting. That would create the spots meant to encourage human interaction and construct places f...

The Meta

By The Columbia Chronicle

October 14, 2012

By Spencer Allan Readchronicle@colum.eduSpencer Allan Read, 19, grew up in a suburb of Austin, Texas. He is a fiction/playwriting student in his junior year at Columbia. He enjoys video games, punk music, reading and playing bass. Read’s work “The Meta”  is a structural parody of Franz Kafka’s “The Metamorphosis.” In class, his teacher told him to make sure humans transform, but Read decided to turn the idea of a human ...

Put faces to dollars

By Brianna Wellen

December 5, 2011

Once again, Columbia’s top paid staff members have been revealed, and once again, I am rethinking my career choice. President Warrick L. Carter’s annual pay is approximately 10 times more than I hope to make after college, if I’m lucky. While I’d like to imagine that the daily duties of those top 10 are grueling tasks causing them to give their heart, soul and plenty of overtime into creating the best environment ...

Open Streets event closes down State Street

By Lisa Schulz

September 25, 2011

Seven blocks of State Street will be shut down to vehicle traffic between Lake and Van Buren streets on Oct. 1 to host “Open Streets,” a five-hour festival promoting on-foot exploration of downtown businesses and ways to get active.The free event, arranged by the Chicago Loop Alliance and the Active Transportation Alliance, runs from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. and doubles as a celebration for the 100th day of the “Go Do Good...

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