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REVIEW: ‘Dear Evan Hansen’  raises bar for other musicals

REVIEW: ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ raises bar for other musicals

February 15, 2019

There isn’t aneasy way to review a show that picks at your brain the way “Dear Evan Hansen” does. Between the score and the script, a 500-word article does not quite do the six-time Tony-winning...

Demi Lovato’s ‘Simply Complicated’ documentary is courageous

Demi Lovato’s ‘Simply Complicated’ documentary is courageous

By Ariana Portalatin

October 23, 2017

Demi Lovato’s new documentary, “Simply Complicated,” begins with the artist sitting on a couch while expressing to an interviewer the anxiety she felt leading up to the interview. When the current interviewer ask...

Student resources sliced by budget cuts

Student resources sliced by budget cuts

October 23, 2017

Students are complaining of reduced college resources within their departments and clubs due to the college’s budget cuts. The affected programs noted by students include the English and Creative Writing Department, the Student Athletics Association, the Communication ...

Emanuel unveils 2018 spending blueprint

Emanuel unveils 2018 spending blueprint

October 20, 2017

New investments in law enforcement, job creation, public safety projects and education were highlighted in Mayor Rahm Emanuel's 2018 Budget Address at City Hall Oct. 18.Emanuel described the $114.2 mil...

Cam Newton apologizes for sexist comment, but some still don’t get it

Cam Newton apologizes for sexist comment, but some still don’t get it

By Ariana Portalatin

October 9, 2017

Carolina Panthers Quarterback Cam Newton recently apologized for sexist comments made to a female reporter at an Oct. 4 press conference, but even after doing so, some people still don’t get why his comments were offensi...

Librarian justified in rejection of book donation

Librarian justified in rejection of book donation

By Ariana Portalatin

October 2, 2017

A Cambridgeport Elementary School librarian in Massachusetts recently rejected a donation of 10 Dr. Seuss books from First Lady Melania Trump Sept. 26, sparking a debate on whether the rejection was justified. ...

Progressive characters should be encouraged in ‘Roseanne’ reboot

Progressive characters should be encouraged in ‘Roseanne’ reboot

By Ariana Portalatin

September 25, 2017

Fans of “Roseanne” are well aware that the TV show never shied away from tackling controversial issues during its run, with a fairly progressive view, so news that the reboot will include a gender fl...

New interim director appointed to Dance Presenting Series

New interim director appointed to Dance Presenting Series

September 18, 2017

Ellen Chenoweth has been appointed interim director and lead curator of the college’s nationally recognized Dance Presenting Series, following former director Bonnie Brooks’ retirement May 31. Chenoweth, who officially started Sept. 11, said she was familiar with DPS before heari...

Child neglect masked as pranks for YouTube fame

Child neglect masked as pranks for YouTube fame

By Ariana Portalatin

September 18, 2017

Michael Martin begins a video with three of his five children explaining a game he wants them to play called “Bottle Flip Slap,” which requires the kids to play against each other and take turns fli...

Exhibit honors fallen Illinois service members

Exhibit honors fallen Illinois service members

September 14, 2017

Former Governor Pat Quinn commemorated Patriot Day, a national day of remembrance that occurs annually on September. 11, by opening “Portrait of a Soldier,” an exhibit featuring hand-drawn...

After DACA announcement, Gina Rodriguez steps up

After DACA announcement, Gina Rodriguez steps up

By Ariana Portalatin

September 11, 2017

The Trump administration announced the removal of the Deferred Action for Child Arrivals program Sept. 5, which protected nearly 800,000 undoc- umented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children. Trump co...

New CPS curriculum aims to prevent repetition of dark history

By Editorial Board

September 11, 2017

This school year, Chicago Public Schools students will learn the basics: English, math and the shameful history of torture in the Chicago Police Department. As part of a reparations package, which City Council passed on May 6, 2015, CPS will now teach eighth-graders and high school sophomores about Jon Burge, a former CPD detective accused of using torture primarily on black men in his custody between the 1970s and 1990s to for...

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