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EDITORIAL: Hillsong dresses up hate

EDITORIAL: Hillsong dresses up hate

February 21, 2019

Hillsong, an evangelical Christian megachurch with more than 100,000 members worldwide, has come under fire once again for the anti-LGBTQ stances it tries to keep under wraps. The church’s California locations are known for their celebrity attendees, including: Kendall and Kylie Jenner, Hail...

CivicLab educator gets real about student involvement

CivicLab educator gets real about student involvement

March 2, 2018

After the tragic Feb. 14 high school shooting in Parkland, Florida, that killed 17, young people have become politically active, engaging with politicians on CNN Town Hallsand through social media. Women have b...

P-Fac wrestles administration

By Senah Yeboah-Sampong

September 4, 2012

Two major developments in the ongoing battle between P-Fac, Columbia’s part-time faculty union, and the college administration were announced during summer break.The first was a July 31 National Labor Relations Board ruling that upheld P-Fac allegations of unfair labor practices against the college. The complaint concluded the college refused to bargain collectively about the effects of prioritization and new contracts fo...

Rainn Wilson ain’t so ‘Super’

By Drew Hunt

April 4, 2011

After cutting his teeth under the banner of Troma Entertainment—a horror film production company—director James Gunn seems poised for a career working in shlocky exploitation cinema.For his third film, the pseudo-comic book movie “Super,” Gunn enlisted the help of Rainn Wilson to portray Frank, a deeply perturbed fry cook with a fascination for religious television.When Frank’s wife, played by Liv Tyler, is lured a...

Teachers rally to end ‘attack’

By Meghan Keyes

September 27, 2010

Chants of “When education is under attack, what do we do? Fight back!” erupted in Daley Plaza, 118 N. Clark St., on Sept. 21 as teachers, union members, students and parents joined together, hoisting signs and taking the stage to testify about the various grievances they had with the Chicago Public Schools system.The ralliers have five specific demands: They want Mayor Richard M. Daley to give $350 million in Tax Increme...

‘Whip It’ a good, girly time for viewers

By David Orlikoff

September 28, 2009

It’s not the ensemble cast, indie soundtrack or rowdy action that take center stage in Drew Barrymore’s directorial debut Whip It, but her own ideas of feminism told through metaphors of beauty pageants and roller derby. Ellen Page stars as Bliss Cavendar, a budding young woman who isn’t sure what she wants to do with her life, but knows it doesn’t involve her mom’s dream for her to compete in beauty pageants. ...

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