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Endometriosis Month: getting public about women’s privates

Endometriosis Month: getting public about women’s privates

By Yasmeen Sheikah, Staff Reporter

March 8, 2019

March is Endometriosis Awareness Month, and people around Chicago and the world are working to inform others about this chronic condition. Endometriosis is a disorder where endometrial tissue is found o...

OPINION: Let’s get to the meat of climate change

OPINION: Let’s get to the meat of climate change

March 8, 2019

  When we think of the causes of climate change, we tend to focus on transportation as the main culprit. While gas emissions are a  contributor,  there’s a larger cause right under our nose...

Health education is not the same as body shaming

Thank you, Chronicle: It’s been real

By Samantha Conrad

December 12, 2018

With the body positivity movement gaining more acceptance, people are becoming more confident and happy with their bodies, no matter the size or shape. However, many body positivity advocates glorify obe...

Veteran burns candles to combat stress, PTSD

Veteran burns candles to combat stress, PTSD

By Jermaine Nolen

November 5, 2018

For many veterans, the trauma associated with serving in the military may last far beyond their separation date.U.S. Army veteran Jeffrey Metrick started his candle company, Liberty Outfitter LLC, in J...

Attorney General candidates debate as November election looms

By Timothy Michalik

October 13, 2018

Ahead of a highly-publicized Illinois State Attorney General election in November, Democratic nominee Kwame Raoul and Republican nominee Erika Harold, two staunchly divided candidates, agreed on two issues: legalizing marijuana sales and protecting immigrants from federal deportation—if state legislators pass those laws.“If the state of Illinois passed a law legalizing marijuana, then it would absolutely be my job as t...

OPINION: Fatness doesn’t need permission

OPINION: Fatness doesn’t need permission

October 1, 2018

Tess Holliday, a size-22 model, will grace the October cover of Cosmopolitan UK. Noted commentator Piers Morgan criticized Holliday Aug. 30 after the cover’s preview release, stating the magazine’s ...

Bruno Surdo, a part-time faculty member in the Interactive Arts and Media department at Columbia, at his Evanston studio Sep. 4. His series

Professor’s work ‘liberates’ Near North Side art gallery

September 10, 2018

Interactive Arts and Media Adjunct Professor Bruno Surdo opened an exhibit Sept. 7 showcasing his commitment to freedom of self-expression. “Liberation” is a 16-piece painting series an...

Pills, patches, shots! Oh my! New male contraceptives may not be available anytime soon

Pills, patches, shots! Oh my! New male contraceptives may not be available anytime soon

By Blaise Mesa

February 12, 2018

Despite the popularity of condoms, new birth control products for males could be on the market, but not anytime soon, according to Logan Nickels, director of operations and programing at Male Contracepti...

Going organic in the bedroom

Going organic in the bedroom

February 12, 2018

Women around the globe use products such as tampons, pads, lube and condoms to protect and take charge of their bodies. But are these products doing more harm than good.Cotton is considered the world...

Chicago Black Restaurant Week brings bucks to black businesses


By Mayan Darbyshire

February 11, 2018

Black restaurant owners are gearing up for the third annual Chicago Black Restaurant Week, a celebration of black-owned restaurants.The celebration runs Feb. 11–18—the second week of Black History Month...

Shelley Young, CEO and founder of The Chopping Block, suggests meal prepping with quinoa because of its versatility and simplicity to make. 

You are what you eat: the health benefits of cooking

November 27, 2017

After moving away from home, junior theatre major Kendall Baklor started cooking for herself but said it is difficult to balance as a full-time college student, especially when it is easier to...

(from far left) Lorenzo Triburgo, Dr. Vanessa Fabbre and Jess T. Dugan, with moderator Vanessa Sheridan, discussed vunerability in the older LGBTQ community using Tribugo's and Dugan's exhibition

Artists discuss LGBTQ vulnerability, ‘Disruptive Perspectives’

November 20, 2017

Vulnerability and visibility among the LGBTQ community is the theme of an exhibition now open to the public at the Museum of Contemporary Photography. During the Nov. 15 “Vulnerability and the LGBTQ Community,” panel, artists discussed issues affecting the group and their art...

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