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Josie Dunne combines grit and fun

Josie Dunne combines grit and fun

By Miranda Manier

February 3, 2018

Josie Dunne, a native of La Grange, Illinois, grew up surrounded by the arts. Smack-dab in the middle of three other siblings who expressed themselves through dance, painting and theater, Dunne found ...

Alumni creates untold LGBTQ history podcast

Alumni creates untold LGBTQ history podcast

February 3, 2018

In the 1950s, a secret organization worked to bring together gay people from all over and created political actions for LGBTQ rights. It was called the Mattachine Society. Devlyn Camp, a 2014 cinema art and science alumni, created a podcast titled “Mattachine” and posted the ...

Theater cuts red tape, launches ‘free theater movement’

Theater cuts red tape, launches ‘free theater movement’

By Miranda Manier

January 28, 2018

Theatrical director Max Truax was grateful for The Art Institute of Chicago’s donation-based pay-what-you-can entry fee when he moved to the city in 2007. Now the art director at Red Tape Theatre in Ravens...

How to apologize for sexual misconduct

How to apologize for sexual misconduct

By Editorial Board

January 21, 2018

In a Dec. 28 Facebook post, senior theatre major Evan Louis Szewc announced his resignation as creative director for the 2018 Manifest Urban Arts Festival after allegations of misconduct surfaced on social media, as reported Jan. 5 by The Chronicle. In his post, ...

‘Hello World’: Chicago children learn coding

‘Hello World’: Chicago children learn coding

December 11, 2017

Coding, with all its lines and if/then statements, can be a challenge to any adult, but young children in Chicago and nationwide are learning to wrap their heads around computer languages.About 25 percen...

Chicago institutions strive for inclusion

Chicago institutions strive for inclusion

December 4, 2017

When Christena Gunther moved to Chicago from New York City in 2012, she was distressed by the city’s lack of access to cultural spaces for people with disabilities. The issue had been her passion since ch...

‘Darkest Hour’ shines bright

‘Darkest Hour’ shines bright

By Brock Stillmunks

December 4, 2017

A battlefield blazes with fire as bombs fly through the French countryside and destroy everything in their path. Cries of wounded soldiers fade as the camera lingers on a young man’s soot-covered che...

CTA raises fares for 2018, cites state budget cuts

CTA raises fares for 2018, cites state budget cuts

December 4, 2017

Chicago Transit Authority will raise fares starting January 2018 for the first time in nine years. CTA’s 2018 budget lost $33 million in state funding, and as a result, base fares will increase by 25 cents per ride and $5 for the 30-day un...

Tax forms released: Enrollment down, Kim’s bonus doubles

Tax forms released: Enrollment down, Kim’s bonus doubles

December 4, 2017

As tuition rises and enrollment drops, recently released tax forms also indicate a decrease in revenue, college spending, gifts and contributions, as well as an increase in college assets and a...

Waterparks: Not just slides

Waterparks: Not just slides

November 20, 2017

After listening to Sum 41 on the radio when he was a child, Awsten Knight was drawn to playing music. He met two other musicians, and the three realized they knew each other from a birthday party at a wate...

Super moms coming to Rogers Park’s rescue

Super moms coming to Rogers Park’s rescue

November 13, 2017

In Rogers Park, the Oct. 13 drive-by killing of a 64-year-old teacher has united a group of mothers to take action. The group will be a chapter of Mothers/Men Against Senseless Killings, an Englewood anti-violence group...

Black Violin talks breaking stereotypes

Black Violin talks breaking stereotypes

November 6, 2017

Black Violin is all about subverting stereotypes. The hip-hop/classical fusion duo of violinist Kevin Sylvester and violist/vocalist Wil Baptiste is a disruption all its own. It is certainly unexpected th...

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