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Field Museum honors museum’s first African American taxidermist Carl Cotton

Field Museum honors museum’s first African American taxidermist Carl Cotton

February 19, 2020

Walking through the Field Museum, visitors can catch sight of a bird wading through the stalks of a marsh, a snapping turtle ready to take its first breath of air and a monkey ready to jump to the ne...

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

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

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...

Field Museum crafts new exhibit

Field Museum crafts new exhibit

December 13, 2018

Raw barley, wheat and oats are malted, ground and mixed with hot water. The water is boiled, and flavoring is added. This is when everything starts spinning, becoming a whirlpool, before being cooled to r...

Artis Olds steps into Chicago theater scene

Artis Olds steps into Chicago theater scene

December 10, 2018

Chicago native Artis Olds started stepping in front of an audience in fifth grade. His passion grew from there, especially after he joined a fraternity at Central State University involved with steppi...

Chicago institutions strive for inclusion

Chicago institutions strive for inclusion

December 4, 2017

When Christena Gunther moved to Chicago from New York City in 2012, she was distressed by the city’s lack of access to cultural spaces for people with disabilities. The issue had been her passion since ch...

Letter to the Editor

By CJ Jenkins

November 20, 2017

In reference to the Sept. 8 editorial, what I find especially interesting is that Republicans are not declaiming that Gov. Palin lacks experience the way they did to Sen. Barack Obama. I believe that a senator has more experience and ability to govern the country than someone who has only been a governor for less than two years. I don't hear Republicans denouncing Palin because she has not gone to Iraq, as Sen. John McCain did to Obama. She has no knowledge of international affairs, and I doubt that she has the financial knowledge to lead the country out of our complicated fiscal problems.What makes Palin truly dangerous is that should the 72-year-old McCain die in office, the 44-year-old, inexperienced, far right-wing Palin would assume the presidency. She would not only finish out his term, but as an incumbent, she has a statistically good chance of winning the next election. She would also have the opportunity to run for a second term. Do we really want Palin to govern our country for possibly more than eight years? Let's think about that.I could be wrong, but I thought that the problem was not that we needed to drill for more oil, but that the oil companies needed to invest in refineries. Instead they took their profits and tax breaks and ran. President George W. Bush was an oil man. McCain voted with Bush more than 90 percent of the time. Shouldn't we be a little more suspect of this? Especially since scientists have repeatedly told us that drilling in Alaska is fruitless? How about demanding that American car makers switch to hybrid, fuel cell and electronic cars by, say, 2015? It could be considered a patriotic duty, like putting women to work in factories to support the war effort during WWII. We are at war with the effects of global warming.Lastly, there are other scandals associated with Palin...something about her firing someone for personal reasons? Let's not sweep these allegations under the rug. Have we already forgotten the judges who were dismissed under the Bush administration for ideological reasons? Have we already forgotten the scientists who were hushed when they reported the facts about global warming? Though Palin's nomination may be a political ploy, I would argue that the Republicans made a very calculated and a very dangerous move.Leslie ToolesJunior, Journalism Department

Literature, art ‘pop up’ at Athletic Association

Literature, art ‘pop up’ at Athletic Association

October 30, 2017

The Chicago Athletic Association hotel is a historic pop-up bar landmark, and one more is on the way.The first pop-up paid homage to the Cherry Circle sailing team of the early 1900s. Another decorate...

SUE to be dethroned by ‘titan’ of evolution

SUE to be dethroned by ‘titan’ of evolution

September 11, 2017

To some fans’ dismay and others’ excitement, the Field Museum of Natural History announced Aug. 30 that it will relocate iconic Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil SUE from Stanley Field Hall to her own 5,80...

Presidency vs. Pregnancy— political climate brings uncertainty for women’s health

By Blair Paddock

February 13, 2017

Taking the pill is an automatic, mindless activity for many women. However, a new political administration may reduce access to birth control, bringing uncertainty to an habit that millions of women take for granted.The repeal of the Affordable Care Act, which mandated insurers cover birth control, and the de-funding of Planned Parenthood both threaten the accessibility of birth control.Despite these obstacles, Nicole Williams...

Senator Kirk proposes bill to help stop ISIS terrorism funding

Senator Kirk proposes bill to help stop ISIS terrorism funding

October 31, 2016

ISIS terrorism funding may be coming from the sales of Middle East antiquities—some U.S. collectors, experts say.U.S. Illinois Senator Mark Kirk  held a panel discussion Oct. 24 with several internationa...

SUE reveals answers millions of years after death

SUE reveals answers millions of years after death

October 17, 2016

SUE, the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus rex ever found, had her right arm removed Oct. 6 to help scientists discover more about what T. rex’s arms were used for, and why they were so small.Carmen...

Sister Cities Chicago celebrates 30th  anniversary with China

Sister Cities Chicago celebrates 30th anniversary with China

October 26, 2015

Business leaders, government officials and citizen diplomats celebrated a 30th anniversary with Chicago’s Sister Cities Shanghai and Shenyang with a welcome reception at The Field Museum’s recently in...

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