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‘Herstory’ is made: Lori Lightfoot sworn in as mayor of Chicago

May 20, 2019

A new era in Chicago has begun with the swearing in of three women to the most powerful political positions in the city, with all eyes on Mayor Lori Lightfoot—the city’s first black, female, LGBTQ ma...

Inauguration spurs citywide reaction

Inauguration spurs citywide reaction

January 23, 2017

Racism, Islamophobia and anti-public schools rhetoric were some of the criticisms Chicagoans voiced against Donald Trump Jan. 20 as he was inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States.Just as th...

Women’s March goes global

Women’s March goes global

By Arabella Breck

January 23, 2017

After the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States, the Women’s March on Washington began organizing a mass march to take place the day after Trump's inauguration. "Women's rights are human...

Local documentary web series gives voice to arts community post-election

Local documentary web series gives voice to arts community post-election

December 5, 2016

When Donald Trump was announced as the next president, filmmaker Erin Babbin said she remembers feeling as if she were in an episode of Netflix’s “Black Mirror.” The TV show’s portrayal of techn...

Editor’s Note: Higher-ups should be fed up with staff contract halts, not just union

Editor’s Note: Higher-ups should be fed up with staff contract halts, not just union

By Editor-in-Chief

October 24, 2016

As reported on Page 3, members of the United Staff of Columbia College lined the entrance of a contract negotiation meeting Oct. 18, chanting and expressing frustrations. Some were even holding up copies o...

Protestors unite to stop school closings

By Stephanie Saviola

February 15, 2010

Hundreds of displeased people dressed in red gathered in front of Chicago Public Schools’ headquarters at 4 p.m. on Feb. 10 to protest a recent announcement of plans to close, consolidate and phase out several public schools. The crowd was composed mostly of teachers, union workers, upset parents and a few students.Protestors said they wore red to demonstrate their anger about theproposed plans.The picketing was in respo...

Asking ‘Is racism over?’ not so profound

By Steven Schnarr

January 26, 2009

All over the news media and on the streets, people are asking the question, "Is racism over now that Obama is President?" and then responding (to themselves, it seems), "No."Here's a different question: Who is asking that question in the first place?On Jan. 19, FOX News asked, "Will the world look at black America and believe that because President Barack Obama was elected to the highest office in the land that racism no longer...

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