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Q&A: ‘FRIENDS! The Musical Parody’ pokes fun, brings sitcom to life

Aaron C. Rutherford plays Chandler Bing in

By Eden Bunna

February 13, 2019

The bustle of New York’s favorite coffee shop, Central Perk, is coming to Chicago Feb. 12 – March 3 as “FRIENDS! The Musical Parody.”The show will run at Chicago’s Broadway Playhouse, Water Tower Pl...

Going organic in the bedroom

Going organic in the bedroom

February 12, 2018

Women around the globe use products such as tampons, pads, lube and condoms to protect and take charge of their bodies. But are these products doing more harm than good.Cotton is considered the world...

Junior art and art history major Melanie Vazquez won first place in this year’s WAC Mural Contest. Her mural will be displayed on the south-facing wall of the 623 S. Wabash Ave. Building for six months before being replaced by senior art and art history major Shelby Gahm’s second–place mural.

Student winners announced for WAC Mural Contest

May 8, 2017

Junior art and art history major Melanie Vazquez never painted murals before entering Columbia’s second WAC Mural Contest. Encouraged to enter by a professor in the Art and Art History Departm...

Illinois women, senator challenging  gender inequality norms

Illinois women, senator challenging gender inequality norms

February 20, 2017

Women paying more for the same goods and services than men solely because of gender is a form of discrimination, said State Sen. Melinda Bush, D-Grayslake.Bush said she never questioned the validity o...

Beavers Coffee and Donuts owner, Gabriel Wiesen, said Chicago has only 70 food trucks compared to Los Angles, which has thousands. 

Local food trucks struggle with new policies

October 24, 2016

Chicago food trucks are facing major hurdles as Mayor Rahm Emanuel has “threatened to unleash an onslaught of fines and citations” against the city’s growing industry, according to a statement on Ill...

Female genital mutilation illegal, but not eliminated

Children are not to blame  in child marriages

By Managing Editor

September 19, 2016

The U.K.’s failure to ever successfully prosecute a female genital mutilation case in a country where thousands of women are known to have undergone the procedure was declared a national disgrace by Br...

20% Theatre aims to change stats with women-centric plays

Jonas (Dan Cobbler) proposes to Hope (Pamela Mae Davis) in “Fugue“ as Christopher (Noah Laufer) looks on.

By ARTS & CULTURE REPORTER

October 12, 2015

More than a decade ago, 20 percent of working professionals in the theatre arts were women, according to a 2002 study by the New York Council of the Arts. The 20% Theatre Company Chicago has been trying to...

Moral dilemmas

Moral decision-making influenced by gender

April 20, 2015

Is it moral to end one life in order to spare five?Dilemmas like this, as well as the process used to arrive at a decision, are heavily influenced by gender, according to “Gender Differences in Resp...

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is forced into a runoff by Jesus

Emanuel forced into runoff

February 25, 2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is ready for round two against Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, after conceding that he would not reach the 50 percent of the vote needed for reelection on Feb. 24.The t...

‘Alternative R&B’ falsely labels artists

By Copy Editor

December 5, 2014

Two months ago, British pop star FKA twigs cringed when a reporter from The Guardian asked her how she felt about being compared to other artists labeled as “alternative R&B.” Her response was brutally honest: “F--k alternative R&B!”She went on to explain her frustration with the label: “When I first released music and no one knew what I looked like, I would read comments like ‘I’ve never heard anyth...

Silenced nerve cell leaves ‘love hormone’ unrequited

Silenced nerve cell leaves ‘love hormone’ unrequited

By Assistant Sports & Health Editor

November 3, 2014

The brain is ruled by the interactions of chemicals and receptors. However, new research emphasizes that those reactions often radiate beyond the brain, affecting the body’s physiological processes ...

Liberian journalist speaks about genital mutilation

By Hallie Zolkower-Kutz

December 3, 2012

Approximately two out of every three women in Liberia are subjected to genital mutilation, according to Mae Azango, a Liberian journalist who has written extensively about the issue.Azango spoke at a Nov. 29 event hosted by DePaul University Law School, where she discussed female genital mutilation, or cutting, as both a cultural rite of passage and a violation of human rights laws, especially in light of the United Nations...

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