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Chicago institutions strive for inclusion

Chicago institutions strive for inclusion

December 4, 2017

When Christena Gunther moved to Chicago from New York City in 2012, she was distressed by the city’s lack of access to cultural spaces for people with disabilities. The issue had been her passion since ch...

More than life’s bare minimum: Parents, caretakers create pathways for specially abled kids

More than life’s bare minimum: Parents, caretakers create pathways for specially abled kids

April 3, 2017

Diagnosed with autism at age 4, Kerry Magro said it caused his classmates to constantly bully him, telling him he was different.With innumerable hours of therapy and support from his parents and communi...

Editor’s Note: Staff contract is victory for union, college administration

Editor’s Note: Staff contract is victory for union, college administration

November 28, 2016

After approximately four years of back-and-forth that included petitions, pickets, rallies and undeniable tension with the administration, the United Staff of Columbia College’s bargaining team an...

Acro-Cat-ics dazzle Chicago

By Trevor Ballanger

September 23, 2012

Circuses often bring to mind bears, lions and elephants, but Chicago’s own Acro-Cats is proving pussy performers can be justas captivating.Ringleader and trainer Samantha Martin’s unique troupe of 13 housecats has been jumping through hoops, pretending to play musical instruments and ringing bells around the country for the past seven years.The feline stars have been trained to perform tasks in exchange for treats. Wh...

Insensitive parents protest girl with peanut allergy

By Katy Nielsen

April 17, 2011

Parents of students at Edgewater Elementary School in Volusia County, Fla., wanted one first-grade girl removed from school because they said her life-threatening food allergy was affecting the education and food choices of the rest of the students. According to the Food and Drug Administration, food allergies are on the rise in the U.S.: Approximately 5 percent of children have a food allergy. This is an issue that could pote...

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