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Barber trims a customer's hair inside Bobby Dee's.

Athlete perseveres toward ownership

September 8, 2014

Despite growing up poor in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood, international basketball star Bobby Dixon used his early struggles as fuel to take over a local business.Dixon currently runs Bobby Dee’s...

Creative Writing beset by failed chair search, fewer students

By Assistant Campus Editor

May 12, 2014

A failed search for a permanent chair of the newly developed Creative Writing Department has faculty and staff questioning the future of the department.Louise Love, interim provost and vice president of Academic Affairs, sent out an email April 30 stating that after extensive interviews with three candidates, the administration was unable to appoint any of them.“It’s not that we will not have a chair, it’s that we wi...

Talking to himself

Michael Urie performs in “Buyer & Cellar,” the one-man comedy written by playwright Jonathan Tolins.

By Arts & Culture Editor

May 12, 2014

Michael Urie, a 2003 Julliard School alumnus best known for his role on ABC’s “Ugly Betty” as Marc St. James, the flamboyant, adversarial personal assistant to Mode magazine editor Wilhelmina Slater,...

The New York Knicks’ small forward Carmelo Anthony played 77 games this season and averaged 27 points and 8 rebounds per game during the final year of his contract.

Money may diminish athletes’ motivation

May 5, 2014

A recent study analyzing athletes’ motivation may change the way major league sports organizations negotiate player contracts.The study, published Jan. 22 in Springer Science+Business Media, found t...

Noisy roots, new routes

Virtuoso guitarist Ryley Walker has hardcore punk and free jazz roots but in the last five years has expanded to folk music, weaving together an ethereal fingerstyle with organic improvisation. His debut solo album, All Kinds of You, is scheduled for release April 15. 

By Arts & Culture Editor

April 7, 2014

First known as an active member of Chicago’s chaotic noise-jazz scene, 24-year-old singer/songwriter Ryley Walker put aside his effects pedals in favor of the simplicity of his own voice and acoustic gui...

Cheryl Faux, sophomore marketing communication major, tweets and monitors the Internet in search of trends she can use in her marketing strategies. 

Featured Artist: Cheryl Faux

March 3, 2014

Cheryl Faux, sophomore marketing communication major, became an Internet junkie when she started creating her Tumblr page, {365} by learning how to use Adobe programs like Photoshop to brand herself i...

Waters takes on new SFS position

Waters takes on new SFS position

February 24, 2014

Jennifer waters was promoted Feb. 17 to the role of associate vice president of Student Financial Services and Business Affairs. Waters has served as executive director of the department since 2007 and is succeeding Tim Bauhs, who is now the executive financial director at the ...

Turning back the clocks

Local artist John John faces racism head on with his

By Assistant Arts & Culture Editor

February 17, 2014

The loud, manic ticking of unsynchronized cuckoo clocks bombards viewers as they take in “The Negro Clocks,” local visual artist John John’s newest exhibition, which opened Feb. 7 at the Jennifer ...

You will always be my Bieby

For the Record

By Managing Editor

January 27, 2014

There is something magical that happens at the Addison street Taco Bell at 3 a.m. Out of the shadowy abyss, packs of 20-somethings sporting their best heels wiggle through Wrigley with makeup smeared acr...

Almost Famous: Uncovering the celebrity impersonating industry

Marilyn Monroe look-alike

April 11, 2013

 "I'm your biggest fan," are words Carol Woodle hears every day/ Onlookers freeze in pure shock and often approach her, sometimes crying and shaking as they try to express their admiration. “Every sin...

Brewing creativity in Chicago

By Emily Ornberg

January 28, 2013

In an apartment gallery in Pilsen, owner Paul Hopkin, artist Benjamin Bellas, assistant director Jeffrey Grauel and friends Ann Chen and Brent Garbowski converged in October 2012 to work on a project Hopkin said would enhance the ambience in his contemporary art exhibition space, Slow Gallery.The project became what is now known as Small Ass Brewing, Slow Gallery’s own brewery that plans to prepare a custom batch of beer,...

Fierce, philosophical female emcee Dessa captivates Chi-Town

By Emily Ornberg

January 9, 2013

“Forget the bull in the china shop, there’s a china doll in the bullpen.”Singer/songwriter/emcee Dessa professed this symbolic lyric Jan. 8 during her performance of her track “The Bullpen” at her current tour’s inaugural show at Schuba’s Tavern, 3159 N. Southport Ave. A unique brand of cabaret-meets-hip-hop, Dessa’s delicate rhymes paired with colossal uproars of passionate musicality with salsa, jazz and retro...

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