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Editor’s Note: Is objectivity possible when it comes to human rights?

Editor’s Note: Is objectivity possible when it comes to human rights?

October 19, 2020

As a journalist, I think about objectivity constantly and I strive to not let parts of my identity restrict my ability to report without bias. On the first day of "Introduction to Journalism" in col...

Molly Hewitt’s film, “Holy Trinity,” produced by Full Spectrum Features, will be screened at The Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave., on Sept. 27 at 9:45 p.m.

Local production company explores ‘full spectrum’ of identity

September 22, 2019

Molly Hewitt doesn't intend to make movies that look so gay, it just happens. In their recent film, “Holy Trinity,” which focuses on a dominatrix who huffs an aerosol can and develops the ability to s...

Coming out in College: finding comfort on campus

Coming out in College: finding comfort on campus

October 16, 2017

On National Coming Out Day Oct. 11, junior advertising major Maddie LeCompte came out as pansexual—not limited in sexual attraction with regard to biological sex, gender or gender identity—via Twitter. LeCompte said the independence of living on your own and experimenting in c...

The cost of being trans: the psychological, financial & legal toll of identity affirmation

The cost of being trans: the psychological, financial & legal toll of identity affirmation

September 6, 2016

Before his current job, Fox DeNova, a 24-year-old psychology and social work student at Loyola, worked security at a casino for two and a half years where he had to check individuals’ IDs to make sur...

Chicago-based FEE LION flaunts girl power

FEE LION, also known as Justina Kairyte, is a multi-faceted singer-songwriter based in Chicago. She is currently working on a new album and a new single release.


April 18, 2016

Touring usually requires a large bus and a place to stay each night, unless you’re FEE LION. The Lithuanian-born artist but long-time Chicago resident whose real name is Justina Kairyte, spent her las...

New York City-based indie-pop band MisterWives played its feel-good album, Our Own House, before a sold-out crowd at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., on March 3.

MisterWives makes Lincoln Hall its own house

March 9, 2015

MisterWives’ electric set shook the crowd on March 3 at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., playing through every song from its debut album Our Own House, released on Feb. 24 through Photo Finish Records...

Invisible identities: Gay-washing and other bisexual issues

By Managing Editor

February 9, 2015

When Massachusetts became the first state in the U.S. to legalize same-sex marriage in 2004, renowned bisexual activist Robyn Ochs and her partner, Peg Preble, were more than ready to take their long-awaited walk down the aisle. After spending seven years together, the two women were happy to have a legally recognized marriage. But one problem arose after the ceremony—notable media outlets, including The Washington ...

Poster artist debuts horror show

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By Assistant Arts & Culture Editor

November 17, 2014

At an early age, Brian Ewing knew he wanted to be an artist.Ewing, whose solo horror poster show “Scream With Me” is currently showing at Galerie F, 2381 N. Milwaukee Ave., through Dec. 2, fell in lo...

State police crack down on fake IDs

By Assistant Metro Editor

October 13, 2014

ILLINOIS SECRETARY OF State Jesse White is cracking down on the use of fake IDs with a campaign driving home the penalties for having and using a fake ID. The campaign will inform people of the penalties they may face when a fake ID is purchased. The consequences for obtaining and using a fake ID include a maximum $25,000 fine, up to three years in prison or 50 hours of community service, possible identity theft charges and...

Cooper gets catty on daytime show

By The Columbia Chronicle

October 29, 2012

By Jack Reese, Copy EditorCNN anchorman Anderson Cooper has been a little sassier since scoring his own talk show, and I’m not sure I appreciate it.It’s expected that Cooper would reveal a more personal side of himself on his relatively new CBS show, “Anderson Live,” than he does on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360,” where he reports hard news. But in light of a recent mini controversy involving TV personality Star Jon...

Student scam jobs listed on ColumbiaWorks

By Lisa Schulz

October 3, 2011

After expecting to apply for a part-time accounting position at a job fair he was steered to by ColumbiaWorks, Columbia’s student and alumni employment website, Todd Merrill hesitated before he accepted the actual offer: a full-time, governmental campaign office position promising an $80,000-a-year salary—or at least until he would scribble his Social Security number onto a W-4 tax form.This isn’t the first illusory j...

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