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Brianna Planter

Featured Athlete: Brianna Planter

October 27, 2014

Brianna Planter, a junior dance major, taught herself how to dance at age 9. Now in college, she is the new choreographer of the Poms, Columbia’s dance team.Planter said she first found her competiti...

Auditorium Theatre worthy commencement substitute

By Editorial Board

October 27, 2014

After hosting the annual commencement ceremony at the Chicago Theatre for three years, the college announced Oct. 16 that this year’s graduation ceremonies would be held at the historic Auditorium Theatre at Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Parkway.The Chicago Theater opted not to pursue a multi-year contract with Columbia, forcing the administration to find an alternative location, as reported Oct. 20 by The Chronicle...

West Side neighborhood becomes home to Chicago’s first fitness park

West Side neighborhood becomes home to Chicago’s first fitness park

October 13, 2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Alderman Bob Fioretti (2nd Ward), who recently announced his mayoral candidacy, attended the Oct. 5 ribbon-cutting ceremony for Chicago’s first fitness park on the West Side in East...

Dove's brings Southern comfort to Chicago

Dove’s brings Southern comfort to Chicago

October 6, 2014

Welcoming patrons with intoxicating sounds of old-school Chicago soul and blues music, Dove’s Luncheonette, 1545 N. Damen Ave., is a fresh addition to the booming Wicker Park restaurant scene.The James ...

Non-dominant hand influences thumb’s evolution

Non-dominant hand influences thumb's evolution

By Assistant Sports & Health Editor

September 29, 2014

Throughout early human history, the development of tools such as hand-axes, flints and flakes is believed to have influenced the evolution of culture and anatomy.In a Sept. 6 study published in the Journ...

(Left to right) Sean Huber, Ian Farmer, Jake Ewald and Brenden Lukens of Modern Baseball, which charted on the Billboard 200 after the release of its second album You’re Gonna Miss It All. the band will appear at Riot Fest in Humboldt Park on Sept. 14 at 6 p.m. on the Revolt Stage.

Modern Baseball hits home run in pop-punk community

September 8, 2014

Guitarists Brendan Lukensand Jake Ewald founded Modern Baseball, an emo pop-punk band known for its eclectic style, in 2011 while they were still in high school. Bassist Ian Farmer and drummer Sean Huber l...

Notable Native: Shawn Taylor

Shawn Taylor

By Features Editor

September 2, 2014

Shawn Taylor has noticed a troubling trend in her hometown of Alton, Illinois, a small town about 300 miles south of Chicago where black men are dying as young as 50, often leaving a heartbroken family w...

All in for Aldridge

Ihmoud's Moods

By Media Relations Editor

April 28, 2014

The 2006 NBA draft still haunts me, and the nightmares have been recently revived because of Portland Trail Blazers power forward LaMarcus Aldridge’s outstanding play during the first two games of the We...

Running of the Bulls

Ihmoud's Moods

By Media Relations Editor

April 21, 2014

Its official: The Chicago Bulls are the No. 4 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs, and they are in a great position to make a solid run in the postseason.Chicago is matched up against the Washingt...

Quality is key

Ihmoud's Moods

By Media Relations Editor

April 14, 2014

Life is too short to force people into limited lifestyles. A one way in, one way out policy—like the one proposed by NBA commissioner Adam Silver—is unfair because each individual player has his or her...

Wishful Thinking

Ihmoud's Moods

By Media Relations Editor

April 7, 2014

The NBA is in the final stretch of the season as teams such as the New York Knicks and the Atlanta Hawks battle for the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs.Immediately following the April 7 ...

Free agency frenzy

Ihmoud's Moods

By Media Relations Editor

March 17, 2014

The Chicago Cubs and White Sox are projected to depress baseball fans across the city this summer, and if it were not for NFL free agency, I would have to unjustly bore you with news of spring baseball t...

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