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More crisis counseling needed in Chicago schools

By Editorial Board

November 30, 2015

Traumatic events like divorce or the death of a relative can disrupt a child’s behavior, schoolwork and attention span, according to the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. Research also suggests trauma is particularly prevalent among students living on Chicago’s South and West sides, which are plagued by gun and gang violence. A 2007 study by Dexter Voisin, an associate professor at the University of Chicago, sur...

Angie McMahon, executive director at Under the Gun Theater, 956 W. Newport Ave., said if the “50 Shades of Grey in 50 Minutes” show does well, it might return after the second run of “Porn Minus Porn.”

New comedy show gives ‘Fifty Shades’ a cold shower

November 23, 2015

Comedy lovers can witness a live retelling of “Fifty Shades of Grey” sans the sex scenes at Under The Gun Theater, 956 W. Newport Ave., as a holiday spin-off of the theater’s popular show “Porn Min...

Robyn Wilson, a freshman dance major and one of two winners of Big Foot, said she started tap dancing when she was about 3 years old.

Students bring Big Foot back to the stage

November 9, 2015

Robyn Wilson and Joy Calhoun tied as winners of Big Foot, Columbia’s dance talent showcase held for the first time in two years on Nov. 5. at Stage Two, 618 S. Michigan Ave.The showcase’s dance styles...

Hanna Ashbrook, a 2013 music alumna, said despite feeling under pressure on “The Voice,” she impressed herself with being in front of a camera.

Music grad sings heart out on ‘The Voice’

November 9, 2015

Hanna Ashbrook, a 2013 music alumna, became the second Columbia grad to be featured on NBC’s “The Voice” this season when she performed a cover of Tegan and Sara’s “Closer” before being eliminat...

Former Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett exits the Dirksen Federal Building following her Oct. 13 arraignment.

Former CPS CEO pleads guilty to fraud

October 19, 2015

Former CEO of Chicago Public Schools Barbara Byrd-Bennett pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud in federal court Oct. 13. Originally indicted on 20 counts of fraud, Byrd-Bennett took a plea deal ...

James Murray Jackson Jr. co-authored “Unspeakable” and portrays Richard Pryor in the show.

‘Unspeakable’ show brings complex life of Richard Pryor to light

October 12, 2015

“Unspeakable,” an inside look at the life of comedian and social critic Richard Pryor, premiered in Chicago Oct. 6 at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place. According to James Murray Jackson Jr...

Mayor Rahm Emanuel listened to residents’ concerns over the city’s budget during town hall meetings the week of Aug. 31.

Chicago speaks out on budget at mayor’s town hall forums

September 8, 2015

Surrounded by heavy security, Mayor Rahm Emanuel addressed an unwelcoming crowd at his final town hall budget meeting on Sept. 3. Many in attendance booed Emanuel as he invited residents to voice t...

Eric Fisher, offensive tackle from Central Michigan, poses for a photo with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell during the 78th National Football League Draft at Radio City Music Hall in New York, Thursday, April 25, 2013. The Kansas City Chiefs, who had the 1st pick in the draft, chose Fisher. (Chris Szagola/Cal Sport Media via Zuma Press/MCT)

Chicagoans gear up for ‘Draft Town’

March 30, 2015

The 2015 NFL Draft is coming to Chicago April 30–May 2, and the city is embracing what is becoming known as the springtime equivalent of the Super Bowl. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Chicago Mayo...

Appreciation of neon signs marks end of an era

Central Camera Co.’s sign at 230 S. Wabash Ave. is one of the few neon signs left in Chicago. Such signs once illuminated nearly every storefront.

By Metro Reporter

March 30, 2015

Preservation Chicago, an organization advocating for the preservation of Chicago-based historic architecture, neighborhoods and urban spaces, released its annual top seven Most Endangered Buildings list March 4. T...

Student uses music to spread peace

Jessica Disu, a senior business & entrepreneurship major, has expanded her single “Still Believe, Yeah” into a tour to promote positive change in Chicago Public Schools and throughout the city.

By Katlyn Tolly

March 30, 2015

Using a passion for music as a tool to promote positive change, Jessica Disu, a junior business & entrepreneurship major, kicked off her “Still Believe” tour March 20 in Chicago Public Schools to p...

Students who participate in the ArtShop program are currently displaying their work at the “Collective Possibilities” exhibition at the Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., until April 19.

Graduate students mentor teen artists

March 16, 2015

Through a partnership with the Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., graduate students in the Photography Department are serving as mentors for ArtShop, one of the center’s arts education enrichm...

Stan Wearden, senior vice president and provost, attended the Faculty Senate’s monthly meeting on Feb. 27 to discuss faculty salary increases, among other issues. 

‘No guarantees’ for faculty salary increases

March 2, 2015

Faculty salary increases cannot be guaranteed for the upcoming academic year, Stan Wearden, senior vice president and provost, told the college’s Faculty Senate Feb. 27 at its monthly meeting. The an...

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