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Artwork completed by art organizations Project Onward and Hozhoni Foundation will be shown at “The Road Ahead” exhibit on Feb. 19 at the Bridgeport Art Center.

Artists overcome adversity through traveling show

February 15, 2016

Corinne Latorre, who has a developmental disability, entered Sophie’s Gallery in El Cajon, California, five years ago, with little confidence and many fears of artistic failure.Soon after, her art pieces st...

Playwright John Logan’s “Never The Sinner” premiered  in Chicago in 1985 to critical acclaim.

‘Never The Sinner’ examines ‘Crime of the Century’

November 9, 2015

“Never The Sinner,” a play by Tony Award winner John Logan detailing the 1924 murder trial of Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb, began its run at the Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave., o...

‘Chi-raq’ trailer spikes concern

By Opinions Editor

November 9, 2015

Filmmaker Spike Lee has devoted his career to making socially conscious films examining race relations and urban issues. Lee’s upcoming film, “Chi-raq,” set to be released Dec. 4, is a fictional tale about the gang and gun violence plaguing Chicago’s South and West Sides. Set in the Englewood neighborhood, the story is based on the Greek play “Lysistrata,” by Aristophanes, in which women withhold sex from their husbands ...

Taxi drivers protested  ride-share services on Oct. 8, claiming  services like Uber should be held to the same standards as taxi drivers. 

Cabbies protest ride-share disparities

October 12, 2015

Taxi drivers demonstrated Oct. 8 against what they claim is the unfair lack of regulation enjoyed by ride-share services such as Uber and Lyft. Some drivers went on strike and chose to stay home, while...

Olivia Cygan, who plays the lead Chris and Jordan Brodess who plays Hugo, play two teenage neighbors in “Feathers and Teeth.”

Shakespeare-esque horror-comedy mix debuts on Goodman stage

October 5, 2015

There is no telling what is beneath the surface of a smile—there could be feathers or there could be teeth.That is the premise of horror-comedy play “Feathers and Teeth” which opened Sept. 19 at th...

FYS replacement connects college to Windy City

By Campus Reporter

May 11, 2015

“Big Chicago” courses—the college’s experimental replacement for the soon-to-be discontinued First-Year Seminar program—are in the final stages of development as the college works to create its third attempt at the required freshman course.The 14 currently proposed classes, which will enroll 80–200 students in a lecture hall-style classroom, will be divided by major, said Suzanne Blum Malley, interim dean of the Schoo...

Notable Native: David Yellen

David Yellen

By Gretchen Sterba

April 6, 2015

David Yellen had interesting experiences in some compelling criminal law cases, but few that compare to his job as special master in charge of investigating Chicago’s most notorious instance of poli...

Mayoral candidates lose steam without Rahm

Cook County Commissioner and mayoral candidate Jesus “Chuy” Garcia spoke at the Portage Park Neighborhood Association-sponsored mayoral forum at the Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox Ave. 

By Metro Reporter

February 23, 2015

Every mayoral candidate aside from incumbent Mayor Rahm Emanuel appeared Feb. 16 at a forum held at the American Irish Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox Ave. At the forum, sponsored by the Portage Park Nei...

Notable Native: Brian Hill

Brian Hill

By Metro Reporter

February 23, 2015

America has made a huge mistake regarding how it treats inmates, according to Brian Hill. Hill is the president and co-founder of Jail Education Solutions, a consulting firm that works with jails and c...

‘STEM’ disparity has early origin

Portrait of Marie Curie in her laboratory

By Assistant Sports & Health Editor

December 1, 2014

The gap between the sexes in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics has narrowed considerably since the 1970s. Although that disparity has been addressed in certain respects, the root ...

Gov. Pat Quinn discusses the $6.2 million grant that the state awarded to Columbia for the 2014–2015 academic year to improve curricula and pay for construction costs. Quinn visited the Conaway Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave., on Oct. 28. He is up for reelection Nov. 3.

Illinois grants Columbia $7.2 million

November 3, 2014

As the gubernatorial race gets down to the wire, incumbent Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is vocal about his administration’s commitment to higher education. Quinn appeared on campus Oct. 28 to announce that the state government would give the college a $7.2 million grant to improve...

Crime reports reveal increase in theft

Crime reports reveal increase in theft

October 13, 2014

An outbreak of thefts is plaguing Columbia’s campus, resulting in stolen backpacks, phones, wallets, a laptop and a bicycle. In an Oct. 3 email to the college community, the Office of Campus Safety & Security warned students that there has been an increase in thefts occu...

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