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ENDORSEMENT: Susana Mendoza for mayor

ENDORSEMENT: Susana Mendoza for mayor

By Editorial Board

February 22, 2019

With the mayoral election coming up on Tuesday, Feb. 26, college students are looking at a field full of candidates making big promises. Most are progressives whose policies line up fairly well with our...

Former Columbia student designs overalls for Chance the Rapper

Former Columbia student designs overalls for Chance the Rapper

February 27, 2017

For independent designer Sheila Rashid, what started out as painting designs on t-shirts to sell to her high school classmates, flourished and led into her own brand, which now makes overalls for Chi...

MAKO ‘Runs for Their Lives’ to Chicago

MAKO ‘Runs for Their Lives’ to Chicago

February 27, 2017

Alex Seaver—producer, songwriter and vocalist in MAKO—did not always want to pursue electronic music. After graduating from Juilliard with a degree in classical music in 2011, Seaver decided to pack...

Prison arts program gives inmates a creative outlet

Prison arts program gives inmates a creative outlet

December 12, 2016

In a space where fences are electric, walkways seem endless and freedom to express oneself seems out of reach, Jordan describes her son. She takes on more and more of his physical characteristics, mor...

Hispanics and Latinos are not all Mexicans, but all deserve respect

Hispanics and Latinos are not all Mexicans, but all deserve respect

By Photo Editor

October 3, 2016

Almost every Latino or Hispanic person has dealt with being asked,“Are you from Mexico?” It’s infuriating for them to explain they are Latino, Hispanic or even Spanish, and not necessarily Mexica...

Jill Stein holds Chicago rally despite warrant for her arrest

Jill Stein holds Chicago rally despite warrant for her arrest

September 12, 2016

Addressing her supporters at a Sept. 7 rally in Uptown, Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein discussed the current warrant out for her arrest in North Dakota after spray painting “I approve this...

Controversial past does not justify Lindsay Lohan’s abuse

Controversial past does not justify Lindsay Lohan’s abuse

By Opinions Editor

August 18, 2016

Yahoo News published its clickbait slideshow “These 10 Celebs Rehabilitated Their Images—Why Can’t Lindsay Lohan?” on Aug. 10, showing before-and-after images of Nicole Richie, Robert Downey Jr....

From alleyways to galleries

By Arts & Culture Editor

March 14, 2016

A crumpled bag of Cheetos, some balled-up t-shirts and maybe a PlayStation. In the mess of a student’s dirty dorm room, one icon shines through the clutter: a concert poster from a favorite band.“The concert poster represents a tangible connection to part of their identity,” said Dan MacAdam, illustrator and founder of Crosshair Silkscreen Printing and Design. “They can put it up in their room and display it to their frie...

Environmental issues should not be politicized

February 22, 2016

Climate change is one of today’s most urgent and far-reaching issues. President Barack Obama has addressed it through his Clean Power Plan, which was announced August 3, 2015. The plan is designed to reduce carbon emissions from power plants and expand the clean energy economy, but, unlike other proposed solutions such as a tax on the carbon content of fuels, it does not require congressional approval as it alters existing...

Foxygen brings ‘Star Power’ to farewell Chicago show

Foxygen brings ‘Star Power’ to farewell Chicago show

April 13, 2015

As severe thunderstorm warnings made their way through Chicago on April 9, a different kind of chaos hit the stage at the Metro, 3730 N. Clark St., in the best way possible thanks to Los Angeles psychedel...

THE CHI-TOWN LOW DOWN: Mayor Rahm Emanuel shows gratitude during runoff election

By Managing Editor

April 13, 2015

I got to Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s election camp around 5 p.m. at the Chicago Journeymen Plumbers Hall, 1340 W. Washington Blvd. April 7 to witness Chicago’s first-ever mayoral runoff election.As I entered the building, Emanuel supporters handed me a press pass and showed me to a room filled with news cameras, an empty stage and a large banner that read, “Rahm for Chicago.” I walked past City Clerk Susana Mendoza, one ...

Milo Greene thaws Chicago with sunny LA vibes

By Copy Editor

March 12, 2015

The piercing winds swirling outside of Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., begged to intrude on the glowing, warm March 5 Milo Greene show, but the sold-out gig emulating lights of purplish reds and hazy oranges was in its own encapsulated cocoon.After hustling inside to shed off coats and find a spot, the crowd was immediately awash with the sweet, charming sounds of the show’s opening band, Wardell. The five members sh...

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