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Halloween's not canceled: Students find ways to get spooky this year despite COVID-19 guidelines

Halloween’s not canceled: Students find ways to get spooky this year despite COVID-19 guidelines

October 23, 2020

Alisha Newsom was supposed to travel to New Jersey this Halloween with plans to visit a friend and go to a fall festival. But with COVID-19 cases on the rise, Newsom, a junior cinema, arts and scie...

Kevin Grimmett (left), Jason Yarger (center), and Jake Goldstein (right) from Hunny performing their sold-out show on Feb. 1 at Subterranean on 2011 W North Ave. 

HUNNY sweetens up Chicago during sold-out show

February 10, 2019

Eager audience members herded to the middle of the main floor as HUNNY frontman Jason Yarger ascended from the balcony into their hands during the band's final song. The pop-punk group made a name fo...

Offensive costumes are too scary even for Halloween

By Editorial Board

October 30, 2017

The air is crisp, the leaves have turned bright shades of red and orange, and Halloween is upon us. Those of us too old to go door-to-door are contemplating staying in for a Halloween movie marathon with candy we had to buy ourselves or showing off fun costumes that will scare or delight our friends. Some costumes have no place in Halloween festivities, though. Instead of dressing as a classic witch or ghost, some use the ...

Offensive costumes: all tricks, no treats

Offensive costumes: all tricks, no treats

October 30, 2017

Dressing up on Halloween is an age-old tradition deriving from the Celts, but in the past few years, interest has spiked in politically incorrect costumes, according to statistics from Google Trends. This year, schools such as the University of Texas at Austin and the Uni...

Eminem gives fans a necessary ultimatum in anti-Trump rap

Grammy nominees show improvement in award diversity

By Ariana Portalatin

October 16, 2017

At the Oct. 6 BET Hip Hop Awards, rapper and actor Eminem delivered a fierce attack on President Donald Trump, unleashing on the president’s controversial tactics while also giving his fans who suppo...

The crowd moshed, headbanged and crowdsurfed throughout the performance.

UK’s Architects build wall of emotional sound

March 13, 2017

Metalcore tore through a night of an unsuspecting neighborhood in the Near West Side of Chicago on March 9at the Bottom Lounge, 1375 W. Lake St.Architects is a Metalcore band from Brighton, England, tha...

“Merce Cunningham: Common Time” an exhibit highlighting Merce Cunningham, opens at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E Chicago Ave. on Feb. 11.

Exhibit brings dance to a ‘Common Time’

February 6, 2017

Dancing, art, costumes and music will fill the Museum of Contemporary Art, during a new exhibit, highlighting the works of Merce Cunningham, a pioneer of modern dance.The “Merce Cunningham: Common Time” e...

Geoffrey Curley from Geoffrey M. Curley + Associates, the company that helped put “Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times” together, said the costumes in “Downton Abbey” range from Victorian era to flapper style.

Museum to take a trip ‘Downton’

January 25, 2016

Chicagoans can take a trip back in time into the world of ITV and PBS’ popular show “Downton Abbey” through the traveling exhibit “Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times.” The e...

From left, Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight met at Western Washington University and formed ODESZA to stand out from the indie music they were used to hearing.

ODESZA talks electronic takeover

November 16, 2015

Electronic duo ODESZA has made waves since forming in 2012 while its members, Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight, also known as CatacombKid and BeachesBeaches, were attending Western Washington Univers...

Back to Ghoul Bash attracts faculty, scholarship funds

By Contributing Writer

November 5, 2012

by Elizabeth Earl, Contributing WriterMark Twain stopped drinking his soda to listen to an undead Miss Ohio announce that the silent auction would be ending soon, and a princess quickly went to bid.This was the scene at the second annual Back to Ghoul Bash on Nov. 1 at Stage Two, 618 S. Michigan Ave. Faculty and staff, many in costume, gathered to raise money for scholarships.“We wanted a culmination of committed Columbi...

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