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Dreaming of a ‘White Christmas’ at the Cadillac Palace

Dreaming of a ‘White Christmas’ at the Cadillac Palace

December 11, 2019

The Cadillac Palace Theatre is where the treetops glisten and children listen to hear “Irving Berlin’s White Christmas” as part of Broadway in Chicago. The musical adaptation of the classic holi...

Volunteers deck the halls of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive

Volunteers deck the halls of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive

December 9, 2019

Volunteers were greeted with food, drink, boxes of decorations and thunderous Christmas music upon their arrival in Tuley Park. The decorations were part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Drive Lighting in ...

Good golly, it’s the 17th annual Holly Jolly

Good golly, it’s the 17th annual Holly Jolly

November 29, 2019

For nearly two decades, Columbia’s WCRX radio station has taken on the task of replacing the stress of the last weeks of the semester with sounds of holiday music, the booming voices of broadcast cel...

Opinion: Not all feel jolly for the holiday season

Opinion: Not all feel jolly for the holiday season

November 3, 2019

As November begins and the holiday season approaches, the impending arrival of family celebrations are met with a mixture of excitement and apprehension. While many students enjoy seeing their families after...

Let the shenanigans begin: St. Patrick’s Day attracts crowds of underage drinkers

Let the shenanigans begin: St. Patrick’s Day attracts crowds of underage drinkers

March 15, 2019

A young woman with tears streaming down her face leaned over a trash can to heave once more, throwing up the alcohol she consumed earlier that morning. Passersby equally intoxicated ignored the gi...

EDITORIAL: Holidays should be about more than escapism

EDITORIAL: Holidays should be about more than escapism

March 8, 2019

St. Patrick’s Day is rapidly approaching, which means Americans are ready to don “Kiss me, I’m Irish” shirts, dye the Chicago River green and binge-drink from morning to night. Store aisles are...

A Holiday Dilemma: When going home for Thanksgiving means entering a world of pain

A Holiday Dilemma: When going home for Thanksgiving means entering a world of pain

November 20, 2017

After a lifetime of criticism and pressure, 18-year-old Sophie* is still trying to drown out the voices in her head telling her she may not be worthwhile. “What am I doing? How do people think of m...

He knows when you’ve been naughty—Krampus is coming to town

He knows when you’ve been naughty—Krampus is coming to town

December 7, 2015

Instead of receiving coal, naughty kids this Christmas season will face being terrorized by the monster Krampus, thanks to a holiday production the Strangeloop Theatre is scheduled to run Dec. 7–8 and Dec....

Pilsen’s new 606 Records spins unknown artists

Pilsen’s new 606 Records spins unknown artists

November 2, 2015

Many Chicagoans share a fondness for underground music labels, and Pilsen’s newest record store, 606 Records, 1808 S. Allport St., offers a new place to find those records.The record store opened on O...

Jalapeño-stuffed cheeseburgers

Jalapeño-stuffed cheeseburgers

May 12, 2014

I like burgers, especially big burgers with cheese and jalapeños. However, I don’t like it when the cheese melts so much that it drips off the burger. I also hate it when my jalapeños fall out of the b...

Audiofile: Bringing real rap back with Smoke DZA

By Brandon Howard

April 21, 2014

Although his name implies otherwise, Smoke DZA likes weed—a lot. Though his first full-length album Rolling Stoned, released in 2011 with collaborations with A$AP Rocky, Kendrick Lamar and Big K.R.I.T., was named High Times’ Album Of The Year, Smoke is more than just a rapper to listen to while hitting the bong. A Harlem native, Smoke DZA grew up listening to The Notorious B.I.G., Jay Z and Nas, religiously studying their lyrics ...

Columbia helps Bob’s move trees

By Senah Yeboah-Sampong

December 10, 2012

The bicycles and garden boxes that sit in the Columbia-owned lot at the corner of South Wabash Avenue and East Eighth Street have a new roommate, and his name is Bob.Bob’s Christmas Trees has set up shop in Columbia Papermakers’ Garden and bike lot and will be open until Dec. 24. After being forced to relocate from the lot on the corner of Dearborn and Polk streets, co-owner Bob Levy was desperate to find a new home i...

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