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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...

Columbia professor celebrates Aguijón Theater’s 30th anniversary with illustrated historical book

Columbia professor celebrates Aguijón Theater’s 30th anniversary with illustrated historical book

September 6, 2019

When the Aguijón Theater opened in 1989, it was going against the grain by showing a culture that many people did not know about. “Anything Latino was strange, people didn't know what cilantro ...

Garden of the Dead tour unearths forgotten history of Lincoln Park

Garden of the Dead tour unearths forgotten history of Lincoln Park

October 22, 2018

Grab your flashlight and prepare to walk through history as the Garden of the Dead Walking Tour sheds light on a time when Lincoln Park was Chicago’s only graveyard.The tour is hosted by the Chicago Hist...

Shame, stigma, size: Realities of fat sex need to change

Shame, stigma, size: Realities  of fat sex need to change

By Jay Berghuis

February 12, 2018

Fat people have always had and are continuing to have sex, despite a culture that attempts to enforce their invisibility, according to Rebecca Jane Weinstein, author of “Fat Sex: The Naked Truth” and f...

Chicago has appetite for food halls

Chicago has appetite for food halls

February 12, 2018

 People have gathered in markets for a communal experience with food for centuries, and the national trend of food halls is just another step in the evolution.Victor Alvarez, a founding partner of Alvarez...

Alumni creates untold LGBTQ history podcast

Alumni creates untold LGBTQ history podcast

February 3, 2018

In the 1950s, a secret organization worked to bring together gay people from all over and created political actions for LGBTQ rights. It was called the Mattachine Society. Devlyn Camp, a 2014 cinema art and science alumni, created a podcast titled “Mattachine” and posted the ...

Notable Native: Amy Little and Lee Ravenscroft

Notable Native: Amy Little and Lee Ravenscroft

November 27, 2017

Amy Little and Lee Ravenscroft started Working Bikes in 1999, a nonprofit dedicated to recycling bicycles as well as supporting culture and both international and local bicycle projects. The married c...

Student film depicts dark side of ‘farming’

Student film depicts dark side of ‘farming’

November 20, 2017

Several student filmmakers came together to show the horrors of baby farming in their new psychological thriller. “The Baby Farmer” focuses on a woman trying to find a baby farmer: someone from the 19th century who would take in children for a fee but would often pocket the m...

No Trespassing: The Dangers and thrills of urban exploration

No Trespassing: The Dangers and thrills of urban exploration

November 6, 2017

As a curious child, Michael Kinsch was fascinated with hopping over fences to see what was on the other side. He often hung out at Chicago’s Damen Silos, an abandoned site encompassing multiple 15-st...

George Takei to speak on WWII internment camps

George Takei to speak on WWII internment camps

By Alexa Rixon

September 5, 2017

“Then They Came For Me,” Alphawood Gallery’s current free exhibit, relates the story of Japanese-American incarceration during World War II. To add another perspective, actor George Takei is sche...

Kim: We need to keep pushing forward

Kim: We need to keep pushing forward

May 8, 2017

In a final interview of the 2016–2017 academic year, The Chronicle sat down with President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim to reflect on the year’s ups and downs, the college’s continuously falling enrollment and Columbia’s future in a tense state and national political climate. THE CHR...

Obama discusses vision, designs for Presidential Center

By Eric Bradach

May 3, 2017

In his second public appearance since leaving the Oval Office, former President Barack Obama discussed the upcoming Obama Presidential Center.The 44th president unveiled conceptual designs for the center—set to be built in Jackson Park by 2021–on May 3 along with Dina Griffin, an architect with Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects, which designed the center. While at the South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore...

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