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Chicago organizes largest Women’s March outside of DC

Chicago organizes largest Women’s March outside of DC

January 21, 2017

Signs read, “The future is still female,” “Women’s rights=human rights” and “Trans power” at the Women's March in Chicago.Despite the unseasonably warm weather, many were wearing “puss...

Wake up world, 2017 is coming

Wake up world, 2017 is coming

By Arabella Breck

December 12, 2016

At the end of 2015, the Economist created its 30th edition of "The World in 2016," a publication full of expert predictions on what the year would hold. Now, as 2016 comes to a close, "The World in 201...

Innovative teaching methods used in gallery creation

Innovative teaching methods used in gallery creation

December 12, 2016

A gallery featuring work by preschool students throughout the city, organized with help from Columbia’s Education Department, will be featured in the Union Church of Hinsdale until late January. “Children Connecting to the City: A Study of People, Places and Relationships” ...

Center for Black Music Research to  receive new hip-hop collection

Center for Black Music Research to receive new hip-hop collection

December 12, 2016

The Center for Black Music Research will be receiving a large archive of materials from Chicago’s past and present hip-hop scene, which is being collected for a documentary film currently in production. The Two Seven Eight Media Company has been working on  “Midway: The Stor...

Uptown studio to fill art education gap

Uptown studio to fill art education gap

December 12, 2016

Toddlers and grade schoolers will soon join Uptown’s art scene with the opening of a new art studio that offers weekly classes to a wide range of age groups. StudioUs, 4806 N. Clark St., a school and ga...

Chicago’s The War on Peace recording new EP

Chicago’s The War on Peace recording new EP

December 12, 2016

The War on Peace is a relatively young electronic rock band, but that has not stopped it from releasing a large volume of material at a steady pace.With four EPs and several singles in addition to a taped li...

Annoyance holiday play adds extra shows after success

Annoyance holiday play adds extra shows after success

December 5, 2016

Everyone has awkward family holiday party experiences, but not every dinner table disagreement ends in a murder.“It’s Christmas, Goddamnit!,” the long-running Christmas comedy play from the Annoyan...

Professor’s film tells multi-year tale of young black lives

Professor’s film tells multi-year tale of young black lives

December 5, 2016

Margaret Byrne, adjunct professor in the Cinema Art + Science Department, spent seven years creating her recent documentary, “Raising Bertie,” which follows three young African-American men growing up in rural Bertie County, North Carolina. Completed in March, the film recently f...

New organization creates community for black women

New organization creates community for black women

December 5, 2016

Young black women came together and spoke openly about their experiences at Columbia Dec. 1 through the Black Girls Break Bread, a city-wide organization created with help from a Columbia alumna and staff member. Black Girls Break Bread was launched in October by sisters Jazzy Da...

Local documentary web series gives voice to arts community post-election

Local documentary web series gives voice to arts community post-election

December 5, 2016

When Donald Trump was announced as the next president, filmmaker Erin Babbin said she remembers feeling as if she were in an episode of Netflix’s “Black Mirror.” The TV show’s portrayal of techn...

Children are not to blame in child marriages

Children are not to blame in child marriages

By Arabella Breck

December 5, 2016

Bangladesh is in the process of passing the “Prohibition of Child Marriage Act – 2016” as part of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s promise to end child marriage by 2041, according to a Dec. 2 Financial ...

Alumna, Ms. Worldwide USA Ambassador advocates for mental health among youth

Alumna, Ms. Worldwide USA Ambassador advocates for mental health among youth

November 28, 2016

Angel Simmons, Englewood native and 2009 alumna, said she applied for the Live Out Loud Charity Ms. Worldwide USA Ambassador pageant thinking it would be a typical pageant experience. But after learning about the organization’s campaign to advocate suicide prevention i...

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