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Protesters march against lack of indictment

By Copy Chief

December 9, 2014

At first glance, the crowd gathered on the corner of East Jackson and South State streets on Dec. 4 could have been mistaken for a rush-hour pedestrian traffic jam. However, the shouts over the loudspeaker of “Black lives matter” quickly confirmed it was the scene of a protest.The group of 100-plus people congregated in the heart of a Thursday rush hour to protest the lack of indictment in the case of Eric Garner, a ma...

Four of Columbia’s choral groups performed, including the pop orchestra, gospel repertory ensemble, gospel choir and jazz pop choir. The concert concluded with a collaborative performance from all groups.

Choirs sing to help All Chicago

December 8, 2014

More than $5,000 was raised for All Chicago, a nonprofit organization helping the homeless, at Columbia’s Hope, Help & Humanity benefit concert Dec. 2 at Jones College Prep High School, 700 S. Stat...

The UC’s cafeteria is being completely remodeled in order to reflect the building’s new food service company. 

University Center begins cafe renovation

December 1, 2014

The University Center will begin its first full renovation of its cafeteria beginning in December.The construction is in conjunction with the residence hall’s new partnership with Chartwells, a food service...

The SmokeShack has natural applewood smoked bacon and chopped cherry pepper topped with Shack Sauce.

Shake Shack well worth wait

December 1, 2014

With a 20-minute waiting line out the doors, Shake Shack, the New York City-based hamburger chain, finally opened its doors in Chicago on Nov. 4.If the dozens of eager customers wrapping around the freez...

Army regulation revisions too little, too late

By Associate Editor

November 14, 2014

When reading classic American novels such as “Huckleberry Finn” or copies of the Jim Crow laws, readers are bound to encounter prejudice and racial slurs because they were common in the past. But such language and discrimination have no place in contemporary speech, especially when it comes to U.S. military service members of color who risk their lives for the country.The U.S. Army has recently come under fire for its contro...

Jake Gyllenhaal goes all-in for psychological ‘Nightcrawler’ role

Jake Gyllenhaal goes all-in for psychological ‘Nightcrawler’ role

November 10, 2014

On the morning news, viewers see footage of crimes, accidents and the aftermath of some of the most painful things a person can experience. But what are the costs some people pay to get that gruesome foo...

Falafel

Falafel

November 3, 2014

AS AN ARAB, I grew up eating Arabic food, and falafel is one of my favorites. I always loved to cut a piece of pita bread in half and stuff it with falafel and hummus. The best part about falafel is th...

Parlor Pizza Bar all identity, little substance

Parlor Pizza Bar all identity, little substance

October 27, 2014

Whether it is Gino’s East or Pizzeria Uno, Chicago is a city known for its pizza. The city’s signature deep-dish style put Chicago on the map as a top destination for the cheesy delicacy. But not every ...

Dove's brings Southern comfort to Chicago

Dove’s brings Southern comfort to Chicago

October 6, 2014

Welcoming patrons with intoxicating sounds of old-school Chicago soul and blues music, Dove’s Luncheonette, 1545 N. Damen Ave., is a fresh addition to the booming Wicker Park restaurant scene.The James ...

Standup comedian Nick Thune will take his comedy on the road with the “Midwest: Heartland Tour” in October.

Nick Thune shows Midwest love

September 29, 2014

Nick Thune is a comedian from Seattle, Washington, where he was “born young” and “spent his early years growing up,” as he says. Since moving to Los Angeles a decade ago, 34-year-old Thune quickly ma...

Bee & Tea flies into Wicker Park

The tapioca boba nicely compliments Bee & Tea’s delicious chicken teriyaki bao, making for a delightful snack.

By Assistant Arts & Culture Editor

September 15, 2014

Nestled inside a vibrant storefront, Bee & Tea, 1843 W. North Ave., offers a variety of affordable boba teas and baos, the Chinese dumpling.Boba tea is a traditional Taiwanese beverage that is eithe...

Fat Albert hits DuSable museum

By Assistant Arts & Culture Editor

September 15, 2014

Black-positive Saturday morning cartoons will be brought to the forefront at the DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Place, as part of a special exhibit that will run through Oct. 20.“Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Animation Art from Classic Cartoons of the ‘70s,” features animation cells and drawings from cartoons such as “The Jackson 5ive,” “Harlem Globetrotters” and the belove...

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