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Avondale tours reveal the rich history and untold stories of Chicago segregation

Avondale tours reveal the rich history and untold stories of Chicago segregation

September 19, 2019

When Nia Easley leads tours through the Avondale community on the city's Northwest Side, she does a lot more than point out the best shops or restaurants. Easley takes everyone on a trip through h...

Starbucks isn’t the problem, America is

By Editorial Board

April 28, 2018

Fitting the stereotypes put on many of its customers, Starbucks is the performative ally that says it’s against racism as it gentrifies neighborhoods.After two black men were arrested in a Philadelphia Starbucks April 12 for not ordering anything from the store while waiting for a friend, the coffee chain was the target of demonstrations, protesting discriminatory treatment that was obvious even to loyal patrons. The scr...

Logan Square mural remembers neighborhood before gentrification

Logan Square mural remembers neighborhood before gentrification

October 30, 2017

Justine Bayod-Espoz, spokeswoman for community organization Somos Logan Square, remembers a Logan Square from her childhood that was filled with families. It was a safe, comfortable and predominantly L...

Tent City future at stake over bike paths

Tent City future at stake over bike paths

By Jackie Murray

September 5, 2017

A bright orange warning sign plastered on a viaduct wall below Lake Shore Drive in Uptown tells 50 or so homeless residents who have found refuge there that they will be forced to move. The construction...

The future of labels: A glimpse into the use of  sexual identities today

The future of labels: A glimpse into the use of sexual identities today

February 13, 2017

Megan Harvey was in college in the U.K. when she texted her father with the words, “I have something really important I need to say.”She was about to come out as bisexual. Her dad gave a vague reply, bu...

Experts say Emanuel’s  housing funds fall short

Experts say Emanuel’s housing funds fall short

January 23, 2017

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced a pilot program to develop vacant homes in Chicago neighborhoods that “need investment and jobs” and plans to invest $2 million in designated communities renovating 50 single...

Chicago Socialist Party fights gentrification

February 3, 2016

The Chicago Socialist Party held a community meeting Jan. 30 in the Pilsen neighborhood at 1805 S. Loomis St. The party gathered at the Lozano library to teach families and single mothers how to combat t...

Columbia finds creative director to ‘animate’ Manifest 2016

Columbia finds creative director to ‘animate’ Manifest 2016

December 7, 2015

Cassidy Kapson, a senior design major, has been named the creative director of the 2016 Manifest Urban Arts Festival, Columbia’s annual end-of-the-year showcase celebrating student work set for May 13, 2...

Report: Alcohol violations increase

By Ivana Hester

October 14, 2012

Columbia’s campus saw a 23 percent increase in crime overall for the year of 2011, according to the most recent campus crime report.While the 2012 Annual Crime Statistics & Fire Safety Report, released Oct. 1, showed a small increase in areas such as motor vehicle theft, most of the increase can be attributed to liquor law violations in student residence centers.“The issue is not for us to find these individuals who...

Lobby for free speech

By Luke Wilusz

November 20, 2011

When I first wrote about Congress’s proposed Internet censorship bill a few weeks ago, very few people seemed to be aware of the issue. Luckily for proponents of free speech and an open Internet, there’s been a significant amount of backlash since then from ordinary citizens and corporate tech juggernauts alike in the days leading up to a heated Nov. 16 House of Representatives hearing regarding the Stop Online Piracy ...

Data choice may be costly

By Samuel Charles

September 25, 2011

In Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s never-ending quest for open government and transparency, the city of Chicago has released records detailing every crime reported to the Chicago Police Department from January 2001 through the first week of September 2011. The list will be updated frequently to include more crimes as they occur.While this may be an investigative reporter’s dream, there are many other potential consequences of the d...

GameCrush insulting to gamers, geeks of both genders

By Luke Wilusz

March 6, 2011

Our society has long held a very specific, stereotypical image of a geek or gamer. It’s the image of an awkward, socially inept, mouth-breathing basement dweller who has never spoken to a girl and wouldn’t have the slightest idea of what to do if he were given the chance. Female gamers are often forced into a complementary stereotype. They’re idolized as if they were some sort of rare, mythical creature and placed on a p...

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