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Hamilton's Education Program kicked off its second year in Chicago Oct. 18 at the CIBC Theatre, 18 W. Monroe St., where 1,900 students gathered for a matinee performance and a Q&A with the cast.

CPS students get a “shot” with Hamilton Education Program

October 25, 2017

Chicago Public Schools did not "throw away their shot" at being "in the room where it happens," to quote lyrics from Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical "Hamilton"--the show that offers select students history les...

DeVos’ student protection     rollback exemplifies the swamp

DeVos’ student protection rollback exemplifies the swamp

October 23, 2017

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos continues to exhibit why she was the first cabinet nominee in the nation’s history to be confirmed with a vice presidential tie-breaking vote by blocking a federal regu...

Politicians are supposed to unify, not divide

College athletes need an alternative to the NCAA

October 2, 2017

Corruption, extortion and exploitation are nothing new to the competitive world of sports, but the big money in college-level sports has created an environment and culture that damages students’ educa...

City Hall cracks down on cell phone black market

City Hall cracks down on cell phone black market

By Blaise Mesa

September 18, 2017

Cell phone retailers now need to take extra precaution when accepting used cell phones from walk-in customers.Businesses that resell cell phones must now cross check all their products with the city’s ...

New CPS curriculum aims to prevent repetition of dark history

By Editorial Board

September 11, 2017

This school year, Chicago Public Schools students will learn the basics: English, math and the shameful history of torture in the Chicago Police Department. As part of a reparations package, which City Council passed on May 6, 2015, CPS will now teach eighth-graders and high school sophomores about Jon Burge, a former CPD detective accused of using torture primarily on black men in his custody between the 1970s and 1990s to for...

Politicians are supposed to unify, not divide

Support students, education, not military contractors

September 5, 2017

U.S. military involvement in Afghanistan is not going away any time soon, as President Donald Trump ordered an increase in troops during his Aug. 21 speech at the Fort Myer military base in Arlington, ...

George Takei to speak on WWII internment camps

Alphawood Gallery curated photographs that preserve the history of the Japanese-American incarceration during World War II, which reminds the audience what has happened and what could happen.

By Alexa Rixon

September 5, 2017

“Then They Came For Me,” Alphawood Gallery’s current free exhibit, relates the story of Japanese-American incarceration during World War II. To add another perspective, actor George Takei is sche...

Gov. Bruce Rauner accused the Democratic lawmakers of toying with children's education to achieve their political agenda at a July 24 press conference.

CTU President: Stop pitting Chicago against the suburbs

July 25, 2017

Public schools may still not open on time, even though the Illinois legislature passed its first budget in more than two years.The Illinois House overrode Gov. Bruce Rauner’s budget package veto July...

US of CC President and engineer in the Radio Department Nick Hoeppner said the union is working with college administrators to categorize the large number of job titles currently used to denote full-time staff positions.

US of CC, administration bargain to simplify job titles

May 1, 2017

A committee of full-time staff members will work with college administrators to reclassify staff positions based on information gathered in a long-awaited job titles study. The study produced a job classification structure that will help administration and individuals assess career m...

Trump cancels White House dinner, war on press rages on

Family ideals not only factor when deciding film ratings

By Brooke Pawling Stennett

March 6, 2017

President Donald Trump has called journalists “the most dishonest human beings on earth,” and despite this characteristically dishonest remark, the press has respectfully and consistently fulfilled...

Columbia improv group Cat Booty will be competing against 15 other student groups Feb. 25 during the annual College Improv Tournament.

Columbia improv group to compete in College Improv Tournament

February 22, 2017

Columbia improv group Cat Booty will be competing against 15 other student groups at the 10th Annual College Improv Tournament Feb. 25. Columbia students and Cat Booty members Tom Spooner, senior theatre major, Glo Chitwood, junior theatre major, Will Nicholson, junior theatre ma...

District 12 Cmdr. Ed Kulbida addressed recent shootings, one of which occurred the afternoon of Feb. 3 on Chicago Avenue, at a Feb. 6 community meeting.

West Town demands answers for surge in violent crimes

February 13, 2017

Leah Bindig was walking through the front door of her business, Aeslin Pup Hub, five minutes prior to shots being fired Feb. 3, outside 1810 W. Chicago Ave.  Had the bullet been 25 feet north, it would...

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