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Southwest Airlines staff conducts silent protest for new contract

By Multimedia Editor

May 20, 2016

Hundreds of Southwest Airlines employees protested slow contract negotiations May 18 outside the company’s annual shareholders meeting.The Southwest Airlines Pilots’ Association, which represents the carrier’s pilots, has been in negotiations with Southwest for nearly four years. Pilots have also not received a pay raise since 2011.Jonathan Weaks, president of Southwest Pilots’ Association, said a new contract mus...

Lincoln Park High School welcomes music donations, CPS budget cuts still sting

According to a 2014 survey by Raise Your Hand Illinois, a coalition of parents who advocate for better public education, 65 percent of Chicago Public Schools do not meet the recommended two hours of arts education per week.

By Contributing Writer

May 9, 2016

A private donation of materials from the NIB Foundation—formerly the classical music radio station WNIB-FM 97.1—has invigorated the music program at Lincoln Park High School, 2001 N. Orchard St., but staff...

One-year Strategic Plan check-in

One-year Strategic Plan check-in

May 9, 2016

Nearly one year has passed since the board of trustees approved the college’s five-year Strategic Plan during its May 12, 2015 meeting.As such, the first year of implementing the 41-page document has i...

Music devalued by Tidal, Apple Music ‘exclusives’

By Managing Editor

May 2, 2016

With new releases from Drake and Beyoncé, among others, this past week in music was eventful—for everyone except Spotify subscribers.Lemonade, Beyoncé's sixth solo album, was released April 23 exclusively on streaming service Tidal after debuting on HBO. Days later, the album was available for purchase in the iTunes store but still could only be streamed through Tidal. Similarly, Drake's highly anticipated album Views...

Kim shares update,  answers student questions

Kim shares update, answers student questions

May 2, 2016

President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim addressed the college’s sexual assault awareness efforts and the upcoming rebranding initiative April 26 during the Student Government Association’s “Let’s Chat...

Book of essays reflects on sociopolitical movements

Sean Andrews


April 25, 2016

A new collection of essays edited by two Columbia professors examines the relationship between the United States’ legal system and cultural events such as the Black Lives Matter movement.“Cultural S...

Sexist comments show Kasich is no GOP savior

By Associate Editor

April 25, 2016

At an April 15 town hall in Watertown, New York, a woman in her first year of college at St. Lawrence University asked GOP presidential candidate John Kasich what he would do as president to protect women like her from sexual harassment and assault, according to a Politico article published the same day.Kasich initially responded with sympathy for sexual assault victims, even pointing out he has teenage daughters, but his wa...

The Windy City All-Stars played against the Milwaukee Bruisers, winning the first game of the season April 2.

Roller derby girls jam back to the top

April 22, 2016

The other girls were playing with Barbies and doing dress up, but Kristy Gregory was trying to outrun the boys on the school playground. Sometimes she would take them on in arm wrestling and sometimes won....

Student Financial Services wants to create a friendlier approach to eliminate its “doctor’s office” feel, according to Christine Tvedt, manager of Outreach and Education at the Office of Student Financial Services.

SFS to work more closely with students on financial plans

April 18, 2016

The Office of Student Financial Services will launch a series of programs later this year designed to promote financial literacy.The office plans to launch a peer coaching program with the help of American Stu...

As of December 2014, AWOLNATION’s single “Sail” had sold more than 6 million units, becoming six times multiplatinum. 

AWOLNATION ‘sails’ into new tour

March 7, 2016

The electronic rock band AWOLNATION made history in 2013 after its single, “Sail,” remained on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for 79 weeks, the second-longest Billboard streak ever.Frontman Aaron Bruno...

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