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Waterparks will be playing its first album Double Dare at the House of Blues, 329 N. Dearborn St., Nov. 22. The band is also promoting its second album, Entertainment, set to release Jan. 26. 

Waterparks: Not just slides

November 20, 2017

After listening to Sum 41 on the radio when he was a child, Awsten Knight was drawn to playing music. He met two other musicians, and the three realized they knew each other from a birthday party at a wate...

Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator and former star of

Lin-Manuel Miranda discusses relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Maria

November 9, 2017

"Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, along with representatives from the Norwegian American Hospital and the New Life Covenant Church, spoke at a Nov. 1 press conference about local relief needed fo...

Criminal justice reform bill has friends, foes on both sides

Criminal justice reform bill has friends, foes on both sides

By Caroline Bowen

March 27, 2017

As the cycle of violent crimes in the city continues, state lawmakers continue to push for policies that better combat gun violence. The latest initiative promotes longer sentences for repeat gun offend...

Kesha case shows fiscal gain trumps human pain

By Associate Editor

February 29, 2016

On most social media platforms last week, a photo circulated of pop star Kesha sobbing in a New York courtroom Feb. 19 after a judge ruled she would not be released from her contract with producer Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald, whose record label is owned by Sony Music. This ruling comes after Kesha filed a separate civil lawsuit in October 2014, alleging that Gottwald drugged and sexually assaulted her as well as contribute...

Response to “Sex work not  safe for college students”

Response to “Sex work not safe for college students”

December 7, 2015

 I am writing to comment on your conclusion to the article about sex work being unsafe for college students.  You wrap up by claiming “sex work is a legitimate job choice for those who have fully...

Clairity channels outer space in debut

Claire Wilkinson, whose stage name is Clairity, released her debut EP, Alienation, on July 17 with LAVA Records.

By Jacob Wittich, Managing Editor

September 8, 2015

Claire Wilkinson, also known by her stage name, Clairity, may come from White House, Tennessee, but the 17-year-old’s combination of electronic production and airy vocals contribute to her signature...

New dean to oversee School of Media Arts

By Managing Editor

September 1, 2015

Among the recent string of changes in leadership that occurred throughout the summer of 2015, Robin Bargar, former dean of the School of Media Arts, left his post of four years on Aug. 16 and Constantin Rasinariu, former chair of the Science & Mathematics Department, took over as the school’s interim dean, according to a July 20 collegewide email from Stan Wearden, senior vice president and provost.Bargar said that t...

Producers continue to take advantage of ‘Crazy Kids’

By Managing Editor

October 20, 2014

Kesha and songwriter/producer Dr. Luke have dominated the headlines in the last week after the pop star filed a lawsuit against Luke on Oct. 14 for allegations of sexual, physical and verbal abuse, according to an Oct. 14 Billboard report. The 27-year-old star filed a 28-page complaint, which details alleged accounts of rape and mental torment by Luke along with other kinds of abuse the pop star says she experienced at Luke’s...

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