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Lin-Manuel Miranda reminds Congress Puerto Rico still needs help

Grammy nominees show improvement in award diversity

By Ariana Portalatin

November 27, 2017

Thousands marched in Washington, D.C., during the Nov. 19 Unity March for Puerto Rico, including “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, who continues to urge a neglectful Congress to make the humane decision to increase...

Bubbly Creek, part of the South Fork of the Chicago River, had been victim to pollution in the past. However, recent efforts to clean up the river could be threatened by a recent oil spill. 

Bubbly Creek oil spill not anything new

November 6, 2017

An oil spill caused by an unknown source has occurred in Chicago’s Bubbly Creek—the southern fork of the Chicago River’s south branch—but the spill should have been be expected for the Great L...

Reports that the Environmental Protection Agency’s Chicago office may close sent shockwaves through the environmental community.  

Rumored EPA closings alarm local environmentalists

May 1, 2017

Circulating rumors that the Environmental Protection Agency’s Chicago-based Region five district office will be closing, first raised in an April 15 Chicago Sun-Times article, continue to concern lo...

Potential EPA cuts would have ‘detrimental’ effects on Chicago environment

Potential EPA cuts would have ‘detrimental’ effects on Chicago environment

April 3, 2017

President Donald Trump’s proposed cuts to government-funded environmental causes will have disastrous effects on Chicago’s efforts to stay green, according to local experts and advocates.The Trump admini...

Jordanna came out with a new music video for her songs “Chances” and “One Night Thing” March 30. The introspective songs explore vulnerability in relationships and human connection.

Jordanna explores vulnerability in new video

April 3, 2017

Viewers may be initially drawn in by the drawl of her voice, bouncy beat and hypnotic dancing, but the camera soon fades out, returning to a lavishly set dinner table on which Jordanna smashes a wine bo...

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and 19 mayors from five different continents exchange ideas for waterway development projects Mar. 13.

19 worldwide mayors ban together against EPA cuts

March 13, 2017

Mayor Rahm Emanuel was joined by 18 mayors from 11 different countries for an Urban Waterways Forum to exchange ideas for waterway development projects to create economic growth and higher environmental...

Protesting President Donald Trump’s EPA head nomination, Chicagoans yelled, “We reject the EPA elect” at Federal Plaza Jan. 25.

Protesters ask Duckworth, Durbin to reject EPA nominee

January 30, 2017

“Hear us: we reject the EPA-elect,” chanted protesters downtown Jan. 25, who voice their concerns with Donald Trump’s nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt.“[Pruitt] has...

Environmental issues should not be politicized

February 22, 2016

Climate change is one of today’s most urgent and far-reaching issues. President Barack Obama has addressed it through his Clean Power Plan, which was announced August 3, 2015. The plan is designed to reduce carbon emissions from power plants and expand the clean energy economy, but, unlike other proposed solutions such as a tax on the carbon content of fuels, it does not require congressional approval as it alters existing...

Outside of downtown Beijing, students experience how heavy rush hour traffic contributes to pollution and smog. 

Students experience off-the-charts pollution in China

April 13, 2015

The industrial revolution brought an era of innovation and economic growth that ushered in technological comforts and conveniences. But the path to the modern Western World was not paved without sacrifices, n...

Brianne Bolin, an adjunct professor in the English Department, founded PrecariCorps, an organization that provides financial support to other adjunct professors across the country. Bolin was featured in the December issue of Elle magazine, in which she detailed her life as a financially struggling professor. 

Columbia prof starts support group for financially strapped adjuncts

April 6, 2015

As an adjunct professor in the English Department, Brianne Bolin makes $4,700 for every course she teaches per semester. The payment barely pays her monthly bills, leaving little money to grow her savin...

‘It’s like climbing up a f–kin’ mountain if you got on slippers’

By Managing Editor

April 28, 2014

A penis may not be the only thing the Wu-Tang clan has recently lost.After clan-affiliated emcee Andre Johnson lost his pee-pee to PCP and a kitchen knife, the crew announced that the long-awaited 20th anniversary album A Better Tomorrow, which was slated to come out in July, may not be released.Well, not in so many words. When the Wu released “Keep Watch,” the first single off their upcoming album, clan member Raekwon...

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 ...

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