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The Lakeside Pride Jazz Orchestra will perform “¡En Fuego!”on Oct. 8 at Seven Nightclub and Lounge, 3206 N. Halsted St.

Jazz orchestra lights up Chicago remembering the Great Fire

October 3, 2016

Nearly 150 years after one of Chicago’s greatest tragedies, the Lakeside Pride Jazz Orchestra will honor the Oct. 8 anniversary of the Chicago Fire while also celebrating the city’s LGBT youth.The per...

REVIEW: Magnificent Coloring Day gives new hues to South Side

Chance's performance Sept. 24 at the U.S. Cellular Field became a story telling experience rather than a concert performance. His connection with audiences and coloring the stage himself with props and lights created a 'Coloring Book.'

By ARTS & CULTURE EDITOR

September 26, 2016

The talk of the weekend was Chance the Rapper's Magnificent Coloring Day, which brought "Blessings" to the South Side. Although Jamila Woods—the singer featured on the hit song—was sadly absent, th...

The college is scheduled to launch its new look and message  on Sept. 19, which was designed by Ologie, a consulting company based  in Columbus, Ohio.  

College’s branding campaign debuts to mixed reviews

September 19, 2016

After a year of working on a rebranding and advertising campaign to increase enrollment and local and national brand awareness, the college is ready to roll out its final product.The rebranding campai...

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...

Mark Kelly, vice president of Student Success, introduced the “Big Walls” panel May 5. 

‘Big Walls’ artists talk street art

May 9, 2016

Six white stools, microphones and a large gong set the scene for the first ever “street style” panel discussion held by the Wabash Arts Corridor committee May 5 at the Conaway Center in the 1104 S. ...

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.

By Gretchen Sterba ARTS & CULTURE REPORTER

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...

Students frustrated with progress of sexual assault case

Students frustrated with  progress of sexual assault case

By Opinions Editor

April 11, 2016

As Columbia hosts collegewide events throughout April in observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the college has allegedly allowed a sexual assault complaint filed Feb. 1 to go without a hearing, wh...

Transphobic state laws must be addressed nationally

By Associate Editor

April 4, 2016

A controversial bill signed into law March 23 by Republican North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory has banned transgender residents from using public facilities such as bathrooms and locker rooms in accordance with their gender identity rather than their assigned sex at birth.While under legislative deliberation, the Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act was criticized by several organizations, including the American Civil...

Survey of students’ sexuality disregards LGBT experience

April 4, 2016

In a misguided attempt to protect LGBT youth from discrimination, researchers with Indiana University’s Equity Project are proposing that the U.S. government collect data in schools about students’ sexuality. Accurate data collection has been a valuable tool for groups marginalized by disability, race or ethnicity. It has helped prove that the number of students who face harassment from peers and retribution from the...

The “look” for the Strut Your Cut Charity Fashion Show in 2015 was “Reality Meets Fantasy,” and it was the first year the show was held at Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St. 

Fashion show to ‘Strut’ in Boystown

March 28, 2016

Showcasing the latest spring hair and fashion trends and raising funds for Center on Halsted, an LGBT community center, Strut Your Cut Productions will entertain Boystown and Chicago residents with its...

Garland Martin Taylor, sculptor, welded South Side scrap metal to make his art pieces, like “Conversation Piece,” a stainless-steel revolver engraved with names of people 20 years and younger who have died as a result of of gun violence in the Hyde Park neighborhood.

South side artist honors fallen victims of gun violence

February 29, 2016

Garland Martin Taylor has held many jobs in his life, including tile setter and construction worker, culminating in his current position—a sculptor with a mission to engage people in social justice.Tayl...

Exhibit showcases Alzheimer’s through art

The exhibit, titled “William Utermohlen: A Persistence of Memory,

By Brooke Pawling Stennett

February 22, 2016

Artist William Utermohlen spent the final years of his life creating art after being diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 1995.That artwork has since been brought in by Pamela Ambrose, director of Cul...

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