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Editor's Note: Political discourse should be a quiet revolution, not an angry chant

Editor’s Note: Political discourse should be a quiet revolution, not an angry chant

November 10, 2019

If you know me, you know I like to debate and speak my mind, especially when it comes to highly-charged political issues. But in all the discussions I’ve ever had, no matter how heated they have becom...

Writers in Trump’s America: Creatives mobilize to protect First Amendment rights

Poet T Clutch Fleischmann shares a piece they wrote post about gender identity and striving for commonality among differences at Open Books in the West Loop Jan. 15.

By Ariel Parrella-Aureli

January 23, 2017

Complete silence engulfs the back room of a West Loop bookstore as the crowd listens with rapt attention to T Clutch Fleischmann read “House With Door,” a monologue about an encounter with a little boy ...

The Chicago Teachers Union set its Oct. 11 strike date after unsatisfactory contract negotiations with the Board of Education at its Sept. 28 House of Delegates Meeting.

Chicago Teachers Union sets strike date

October 3, 2016

The Chicago Teachers Union, after months of contract disputes, voted almost unanimously to go on strike Oct. 11 at a House of Delegates meeting Sept. 28.The strike won authorization with a vote of 95....

Noted Chicago photographer reflects on achievements

Noted Chicago photographer reflects on achievements

February 3, 2014

Art Shay picked up his father’s Kodak camera at the age of 14. Now, 77 years later at age 91, he has published 30,000 pictures and photographed 1,100 covers for prominent magazines such as Time and Sports Illustrated. He h...

Caffeine enhances memory, study shows

Caffeine enhances memory, study shows

February 3, 2014

It is not news that caffeine is used as a resource for staying awake and alert. But new findings suggest that it is not just an energy booster—it may also aid memory.According to a study published Jan...

Chicago, you’re loved

By Alex Stedman

September 4, 2012

What started as a simple, weekend-long CD release show for a local musician escalated into a full-blown 30-day arts festival highlighting a variety of Chicago acts. Hence the name, “Chicago, I Love You.”Performances started Sept. 1, and free nightly acts will continue through Sept. 30 at Lilly’s Bar, 2515 N. Lincoln Ave. Organizer and singer/songwriter Tom Schraeder originally planned for a music-centered event to prom...

Student protesters wrongly attacked at University of New Mexico

By Heather Scroering

March 5, 2012

A peaceful protest that turned violent went viral Feb. 23 after student demonstrators were wrongfully attacked by audience members at a pro-Israeli lecture at the University of New Mexico. The video, posted on YouTube after the uproar, shows students using a popular Occupy Wall Street tactic called the “human microphone” approximately 30 minutes into lecturer Nonie Darwish’s speech. They shouted, “Mic check! Nonie Darw...

Westboro church’s ignorance not excusable

By Trevor Ballanger

February 20, 2012

I’ve always felt a sense of pride for who I am and where I come from, though at times it wasn’t easy. Some may think that being gay and coming from a highly religious family in southern Iowa would be rough, and they would be right.But in a lot of ways I was luckier than I realized at that time. There has always been a strong support system of friends and family around me, and I’ve never had trouble being protected whe...

Ordinance change preserves free speech

By Editorial Board

April 25, 2011

Chicago’s Law Department recently decided to stop enforcing an ordinance that prohibited protesting outside places of worship during religious services.The city changed its stance on the ordinance on April 11 when the Law Department ruled that a citation given to protesters outside the Chicago headquarters of the Church of Scientology last year was unconstitutional. The change in procedure closed a loophole being exploited to eff...

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