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Epiphany Center for the Arts to open as ‘community hub’ in West Loop

Epiphany Center for the Arts to open as ‘community hub’ in West Loop

December 18, 2019

Beams of light shone through stained glass windows of the former Church of the Epiphany as Kimberly Rachal, who studied journalism at Columbia, showcased the space made of towering dark blue organs pip...

Careering While Queering event allows students to practice methods of self-care

Careering While Queering event allows students to practice methods of self-care

November 27, 2019

Pride flags, fairy lights, candles and a video of a cascading waterfall surrounded meditating students as they chanted, "Everything is always working out for me," in the North Reading Room on the fourth floor of ...

MasQUEERade Ball gives youth a space to celebrate LGBTQ+ culture

MasQUEERade Ball gives youth a space to celebrate LGBTQ+ culture

November 20, 2019

Queering the Parks, a new youth-run initiative working to create more safe and inclusive public spaces for young members of the LGBTQ+ community, celebrated queer culture at the MasQUEERade Ball in the Austin neig...

Sequence Ch!cago showcases local artists at Navy Pier

Sequence Ch!cago showcases local artists at Navy Pier

November 17, 2019

Market vendors selling various goods are surrounded by several indoor stages showcasing local bands from jazz to soul to rock, as part of Navy Pier’s third annual Sequence Ch!cago event happening now....

Glimpse into the future at Columbia’s Library

Glimpse into the future at Columbia’s Library

October 29, 2019

With string lights, decals, electronic candles and lightning bolt tapestries lining the walls, Artist-in-Residence and interdisciplinary graduate student Julia Arredondo managed to artfully transform...

Malört shots, virgin kits and glow sticks—welcome to the ‘Rocky tribe’

Malört shots, virgin kits and glow sticks—welcome to the ‘Rocky tribe’

October 24, 2019

In 1990, 15-year-old Chris Siuty was a “Rocky Horror Picture Show” virgin. After seeing the show, they were hooked. Now, as a 44-year-old applications engineer, Siuty spends one or two days a month as a s...

TEDx Columbia conference to explain the ‘essence’ of humanity

TEDx Columbia conference to explain the ‘essence’ of humanity

October 23, 2019

When 25-year-old Savana Nix learned about an upcoming TEDx event at Columbia, she felt called to speak to her knowledge of the human experience as an aspiring costume designer. “What I’m speaking about is...

Columbia: loud, proud and coming out

Columbia: loud, proud and coming out

October 11, 2019

In honor of LGBT History Month, the Columbia Student Diversity and Inclusion Office will "spill the tea" on coming out. National Coming Out Day—a historical day dedicated to celebrating those c...

Punk rock scene puts on diabetes benefit show

Punk rock scene puts on diabetes benefit show

October 8, 2019

After a diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes at 18 years old, Sam Porter has been using his passion for music to open up conversations and understanding around the disease. Porter—lead singer and guitarist...

Coffee and donuts with your favorite furry friends at zoo’s first Dessert Fest

Coffee and donuts with your favorite furry friends at zoo’s first Dessert Fest

September 13, 2019

Lincoln Park Zoo lovers will be able to indulge their sweet tooth while spending time with their favorite animal as part of the zoo's latest fundraising effort. As one of only three free zoos l...

Feel zero guilt after shopping at zero-waste, vegan pop-up

Feel zero guilt after shopping at zero-waste, vegan pop-up

September 13, 2019

BIDE Market is the newest, one-time pop-up shop coming to Wicker Park, becoming Chicago’s first sustainable, plastic-free, vegan and cruelty-free pop-up market. The free market will take place Se...

Bring your birthday hat, Riot Fest is turning 15

Bring your birthday hat, Riot Fest is turning 15

September 11, 2019

Alternative punk, rock and hip-hop fans will celebrate the 15th birthday of Chicago’s very own Riot Fest the only way they know how: live music, carnival rides, funnel cake and beer. The festival will f...

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