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

Maria Cardona

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...

Mark Grba, an investigator from Chicago’s Office of Inspector General (left), Jim Nagle, an adjunct professor in the English Department (middle) and Mark Klein, a P-Fac elections committee chairperson and an adjunct faculty member in the Art + Design Department, (right) returned to the 600 S. Michigan Ave. Building with the ballots from the Jan. 21 election.

P-Fac vote spurs union investigation

January 26, 2015

After a month of its leadership campaigning for separation, the Part-Time Faculty union has voted to disaffiliate from its parent union, the Illinois Education Association-National Education Associatio...

Jake Gyllenhaal goes all-in for psychological ‘Nightcrawler’ role

Jake Gyllenhaal goes all-in for psychological ‘Nightcrawler’ role

November 10, 2014

On the morning news, viewers see footage of crimes, accidents and the aftermath of some of the most painful things a person can experience. But what are the costs some people pay to get that gruesome foo...

Mercadito has a varied menu including the tasty steak nachos or the satisfying Mexican and Fundido hot dogs.

Mercadito Counter fresh and fast food

November 3, 2014

With so many Mexican restaurants to choose from, it is hard for newcomers to stand out. But Mercadito Counter, 738 N. Clark St., a self-described “Mexican Deli,” avoids falling into the fast-food categ...

Beef enchiladas topped with sour cream.

Recipe: Beef enchiladas

September 8, 2014

I HAVE BEEN a picky eater since I was a child. However, being a picky eater does not mean that I can’t appreciate flavorful dishes. My mom convinced me to eat enchiladas by telling me that they were esse...

Being ‘welcoming’ requires more than an ordinance

By Editorial Board

September 24, 2012

The Chicago City Council passed the aptly titled “Welcoming City Ordinance” on Sept. 13 to make the city friendlier for undocumented immigrants. The ordinance stops police officers from holding undocumented immigrants for immigration authorities in most circumstances. The city is not actively protecting undocumented immigrants, but resources willnot be used for the purpose of detaining and deporting. This is a step in t...

Mango black bean salsa

By Katy Nielsen

May 2, 2011

The Mexican festival Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Battle of Puebla. Taking place on May 5, the event is celebrated across the U.S. What better way to enjoy the day than with a mango black bean salsa to share with friends and family?The ingredients are low in calories but don’t lack flavor, and using mango adds freshness to the dish. This recipe takes approximately 10 minutes to prepare and does not require expertise i...

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