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Creative writing major Taisaun Levi collaborated with luxury sneaker brand Koio for a project with her own poem printed on the shoes.

Columbia student’s ode to Chicago printed on luxury sneaker

August 4, 2020

Koio x YCA sneakers are not like any other, as they visually tell the story of sophomore creative writing major Taisaun Levi's life in Chicago. Made by hand and digitally printed on full-grain, Italian ...

Politics and religion: Student poems published in anthology series

Politics and religion: Student poems published in anthology series

May 29, 2020

Most of Victoria Chávez Peralta's professors encouraged them to share their poetry with the world. Peralta had published work before, but this time was different. This time, it was for the Latinx cult...

Chicago playwright unfolds black liberation onto Goodman stage

Chicago activist, writer and poet Kristiana Rae ColÓn is a supporter of black liberation against police brutality and translates her activism work to her writing and music. 


October 3, 2016

Florrisant and Canfield used to be just another a street intersection in Ferguson, Missouri. Now, it is much more.In 2014, Michael Brown was killed by acquitted police officer Darren Wilson at the intersection. As...

Dogs and their owners can visit SIT Social, a dog lounge opening in Lakeview at 3920 N. Ashland Ave. on May 14. 

Lakeview throws dog lounge a bone

May 11, 2016

Life could become less “ruff” for dog owners in Lakeview with the May 14 arrival of a new “dog lounge.”Victoria Elena Nones, founder and CEO of the pet boutique SIT Chicago, said she is “thrille...

AIDS vaccine progress

By Emily Fasold

April 16, 2012

Almost 30 years after its discovery, the incurable AIDS virus continues to destroy lives around the globe. However, a new analysis of a 2009 AIDS vaccine trial has brought scientists one step closer to finding a preventive.Researchers reported April 5 in the New England Journal of Medicine that the partial success of a Thailand-based trial that protected 31 percent of participants from infection may have been due to varying leve...

RMU strives to be national champs

By Lindsey Woods

April 2, 2012

“Talent wins games, teamwork wins championships,” or at least, according to the T-shirts members of the Robert Morris University bowling team wear when they practice. But it’s not just a saying to Coach Dale Lehman. It’s a philosophy he hopes will bring the Eagles a national title.The RMU men’s bowling team, which is No. 1 in the nation, and the women’s team, currently ranked No. 4, are preparing to compete fo...

Two Rahms make it right

By Amanda Murphy

March 7, 2011

Standing in WLS-AM’s radio studio, cramped with photographers and videographers, Dan Sinker, the Columbia journalism professor behind the Twitter sensation @MayorEmanuel, and Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel were finally able to meet.The men were on the Roe Conn and Richard Roeper show at 5 p.m. on March 2. On Feb. 15, Emanuel announced on the show he would donate $2,500–$5,000 to the charity of his impersonator’s choice if the...

CCAP earns Kresge grant

By Amanda Murphy

February 7, 2011

Since its creation in 1998, the Center for Community Arts Partnership has dedicated its services to Chicago youths The Columbia program, which was nationally recognized by people like Michelle Obama, has most recently been acknowledged by the Kresge Foundation.The Michigan-based foundation awarded the program a $400,000 grant at the beginning of this year to continue its vision of bringing art to young people.“[The Kresge...

Protestors talk more than taxes

By Stephanie Saviola

April 19, 2010

On tax day, thousands of Tea Party protesters packed Daley Plaza shouting anti-government slogans and toting signs with phrases such as “tax is theft” and “taxes kill jobs.” Some even showed up in costume—one woman dressed as “Wonder Woman”—and several children in the crowd took part. One carried a sign that read: “Leave my piggy bank alone.”The new political movement, which had rallies throughout the count...

Poetry ‘Bomb’ blows attendees away

By Sean Stillmaker

March 16, 2009

Schools stretching across the state made their way to the Vic Theatre on March 8 for the final round of a fiercely fought poetry slam.Louder Than a Bomb, hosted by Young Chicago Authors, is Chicago’s largest team-based youth poetry competition and this year had the largest turnout in its nine-year history. The slam was also filmed by HBO and will be a part of a seven-episode series airing on April 5.“It sort of exploded and...

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