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Defenders of R&B musician R. Kelly show their support for him after his hearing at the Dirksen Federal Building in downtown Chicago, Thursday, March 5.

R. Kelly pleads not guilty during hearing, new trial date set for October

March 5, 2020

In a hushed courtroom filled with dozens of fans and supporters, R&B artist R. Kelly pleaded not guilty to an updated, superseding federal indictment as investigators revealed the seizure of appro...

African nations are not alone in human rights violations

Children are not to blame  in child marriages

By Managing Editor

October 31, 2016

Gambia, Burundi and South Africa are planning to withdraw from the International Criminal Court, a body that has tried human right violations since its creation in 2002. The countries criticized the cou...

The cost of being trans: the psychological, financial & legal toll of identity affirmation

The cost of being trans: the psychological, financial & legal toll of identity affirmation

September 6, 2016

Before his current job, Fox DeNova, a 24-year-old psychology and social work student at Loyola, worked security at a casino for two and a half years where he had to check individuals’ IDs to make sur...

Chicago-based FEE LION flaunts girl power

FEE LION, also known as Justina Kairyte, is a multi-faceted singer-songwriter based in Chicago. She is currently working on a new album and a new single release.

By Gretchen Sterba ARTS & CULTURE REPORTER

April 18, 2016

Touring usually requires a large bus and a place to stay each night, unless you’re FEE LION. The Lithuanian-born artist but long-time Chicago resident whose real name is Justina Kairyte, spent her las...

Tremeka North, a freshman creative writing major, performed her spoken word piece, “Incandescent Flower” at RL Cafe on Jan. 21 at the Residence Center, 731 S. Plymouth Court.

Residence Life celebrates Welcome Week with RL Cafe

January 25, 2016

Students gathered for hot drinks, doughnuts and daring performances in the lobby of the Residence Center, 731 S. Plymouth Court, Jan. 21 for RL Cafe, an annual event in honor of Weeks of Welcome.Jessica...

Graduate student searches for Paris’ untold stories

Graduate student searches for Paris’ untold stories

By Campus Editor

November 23, 2015

By the night of Nov. 13, the terrorist attacks on Paris that killed at least 129 people that day were known worldwide. Within two days, Michael Esparza, a graduate journalism student, was on a plane o...

Two men watch from the window of an apartment as Jennifer Hudson performs at Chicago Pride Fest in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago, Ill., on Saturday, June 21, 2014. (Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune/MCT)

Pride Parade may see its final year in Lakeview

May 11, 2015

The 46th annual Chicago Pride Parade, scheduled for June 28, may leave its usual Lakeview location after this year. The mayor’s office, Alderman Tom Tunney (44th Ward) and Alderman James Cappleman (46th Ward) have ...

Halftime from the Sideline

Road to the Eastern Conference Finals

April 20, 2015

I’ve been saying it all year and I’ll say it again: The Chicago Bulls are ready to win a championship this year, and it looks like they will.The Eastern Conference is full of teams that everyone e...

Senator Levin has had enough

By Evan Thomas

August 14, 2014

By Carl Levin, Contributing WriterCarl Levin is the longest-serving U.S. Senator in Michigan's history. Born in Detroit, Levin is a Harvard alum, steadfast Democrat and Chairman of the Senate Committee on Armed Services. Earlier this year, he announced that he will not seek re-election in 2015, effectively ending his now 36 years in office. But sentimentality, he says, hasn't infected him just yet. Instead he seems entirely ...

First Illinois appellate judge seeks to inspire

By Dannis Valera

December 10, 2012

For the first time in history a judge of Latino descent joined the Illinois Appellate Court bench.Judge Jesse Reyes won the seat earlier in March defeating four opponents. Before winning the seat, Reyes served as a judge on the Cook County Circuit Courts for a decade. He was fascinated by the work of appellate judges.“I realized that the appellate court really has an input in the law in this state,” said Reyes. “I wou...

Frequency of attack ads more impactful than message

By Kyle Rich

November 5, 2012

Political advertisements can be a powerful weapon for embattled candidates. Some attack policy, while others are more personal. But a new study suggests that it isn’t the content of negative political ads that make them effective but the waythey’re presented.Juliana Fernandes, an assistant professor at the University of Miami in Florida who specializes in political communication, supervised the study, which will be pub...

NATO secretary general speaks to young leaders

By Heather Scroering

May 20, 2012

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen discussed key points that will be touched on at the NATO summit with a crowd of future leaders at the Young Atlanticist Summit on Saturday.Rasmussen honed in on three main topics including NATO’s future involvement with Afghanistan, prospective responsibilities for the organization and partnerships with other non-NATO countries.“Our goal is to make sure that Afghanistan will...

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