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The cast of About Face Theatre’s world premiere ‘Le Switch,’ perform at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., as the show examines the antiquated stereotypes of gay marriage after its legalization in the United States. 

Theater Wit brings gay marriage to center stage

January 25, 2016

In honor of its 20th anniversary, About Face Theatre is premiering “Le Switch,” a play about a gay couple exploring the meaning of  commitment amid nationwide marriage equality.“Le Switch” wa...

‘Chi-raq’ trailer spikes concern

By Opinions Editor

November 9, 2015

Filmmaker Spike Lee has devoted his career to making socially conscious films examining race relations and urban issues. Lee’s upcoming film, “Chi-raq,” set to be released Dec. 4, is a fictional tale about the gang and gun violence plaguing Chicago’s South and West Sides. Set in the Englewood neighborhood, the story is based on the Greek play “Lysistrata,” by Aristophanes, in which women withhold sex from their husbands ...

SCOTUS fight for marriage equality must be fair

By Editor-in-Chief

January 26, 2015

The Jan. 16 announcement that the Supreme Court will hear arguments about whether the 14th Amendment requires states to recognize same sex marriage is long overdue.The Supreme Court has shirked delivering a ruling since gay marriage first made its way to the court in 1972 when it dismissed Baker v. Nelson. Since then, it has avoided the issue, often relying on lower courts to dole out interpretations, resulting in a state patch...

Student debt a national epidemic

Student debt a national epidemic

September 29, 2014

As tuition at colleges across the country continues to rise, student debt remains an epidemic that plagues many students and graduates, and Strike Debt has taken notice. Strike Debt, an organization that began after the Occupy Wall Street movements, is creating Debt Collective, a d...

Go tax yourself

By Managing Editor

February 24, 2014

By 2014 it’s pretty common knowledge that America is fat.The obesity rate has been ballooning for years, people aren’t getting enough exercise and First Lady Michelle Obama has made it her personal crusade to convince kids to eat their veggies. The current state of physical health in the U.S. is laughable, but the nation’s Body Mass Index is ultimately determined by its citizens, not its government.In Illinois’ late...

Editor’s note: Cure our violent society

By Heather Scroering

April 19, 2013

Major incidents, such as 9/11 and the Virginia Tech and Columbine shootings, seemed to be isolated tragedies, but headlines in the last year have been getting increasingly more grim with this string of events: Chardon, Ohio high school shooting, Feb. 27, 2012; Aurora, Colo. shooting, July 20, 2012; Newtown, Conn. Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting, Dec. 14, 2012; Houston, Texas college stabbing, April 9; Boston Marathon...

Gala celebrates LGBT progress

By Kaley Fowler

February 17, 2012

Dressed to the nines and eager to celebrate their progress, LGBT advocates attended Equality Illinois’ annual “Justice for All” gala Feb. 11 at the Chicago Hilton, 720 S. Michigan Ave., to show their support for the gay rights movement.This year’s gala emphasized Equality Illinois’ agenda by focusing on the accomplishments in securing gay rights on both state and federal levels.Equality Illinois, the state’s oldest ...

Cafeteria Christians

By Samuel Charles

February 14, 2012

I was raised Catholic, went to Sunday school and eventually attended Catholic high school. Once I graduated, I walked away from the Church and faith and haven’t looked back. It was the most liberating and satisfying decision I’ve ever made.In recent weeks, outspoken Catholics have voiced their disapproval of the clause in the health care reform law that would require Catholic hospitals and universities that provide their...

Starbucks under fire from activists get no love on V-Day

By Chris Loeber

February 13, 2012

When faced with a divisive issue, it is sometimes best to roll with the punches—if only to keep the peace. If my girlfriend gets into an argument with my friend regarding politics or religion, I might refuse to take a stance on the issue because I would like to continue dating my girlfriend and I would rather not sleep on the couch. At the same time, I do not want my friend to tell me that I have broken the “bro code...

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