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Ellen Chenoweth, interim director of the Dance Presenting Series, will be responsible for curating performances for the 2018–2019 season. 

New interim director appointed to Dance Presenting Series

September 18, 2017

Ellen Chenoweth has been appointed interim director and lead curator of the college’s nationally recognized Dance Presenting Series, following former director Bonnie Brooks’ retirement May 31. Chenoweth, who officially started Sept. 11, said she was familiar with DPS before heari...

Activism shown during ‘VMAs’ should not be temporary

Grammy nominees show improvement in award diversity

By Ariana Portalatin

September 5, 2017

Although social media labeled the 2017 MTV "Video Music Awards" as dull and more boring than previous years, politics and activism took center stage. Many celebrities took the opportunity at the Aug. 27 awards...

Unrealistic makeup standards shouldn’t be covered up

Lauren Kostiuk

By Digital Content Manager

September 12, 2016

Singer Alicia Keys announced in May she would go bare-faced and stop wearing makeup because she was tired of “covering up.”Keys was greeted with a social media frenzy when she debuted her makeup-free look d...

Minimum wage employees and allies chanted outside the home of Ken Griffin, a wealthy global investment manager, at 800 N. Michigan Ave. on April 14. Protesters demanded that the minimum wage be increased to $15 an hour. 

Chicago workers fight for $15

April 18, 2016

Minimum wage workers and their supporters rallied in the South Loop on April 14, in tandem with nationwide protests calling for both a $15 minimum hourly wage and union rights.Hundreds gathered in the afte...

Chirp Radio will broadcast at 107.1.

CHIRP Radio set to join FM family

February 15, 2016

lovers of broadcast radio and music culture may soon find a new local indie radio station on the airwaves at 107.1 FM. The Federal Communications Commission granted the Chicago Independent Radio Proj...

Let graduate students plan Story Week

Let graduate students plan Story Week

December 14, 2015

I appreciated Professor Eric May’s response. It was very illuminating in many ways. But it was also disheartening in others. I’m unsure if Professor May feels graduate students lack the skill set to...

Belmont hopes to carry on Chicago pop-punk tradition with new EP

Belmont (from left to right): Joey Legittino (bass/vocals), Brian Lada (drums), Matt Fusi (lead guitar), Sam Patt (rhythm guitar) and Taz Johnson (vocals)

By Arts & Culture Reporter

September 21, 2015

Belmont is a pop-punk quintet  from Chicago’s North Side. Formed in 2014, the band has garnered a sizable following in the Chicago area. Its latest EP, Vicissitude, was recorded over a three-day peri...

Taylor Swift’s “Wildest Dreams” video an unrealistic representation

By Jacob Wittich, Managing Editor

September 8, 2015

On Aug. 30, amid the absurdity of the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, Taylor Swift dropped her latest music video for "Wildest Dreams," the fifth single off the star's record-breaking album, 1989. The Joseph Kahn-directed clip features Swift playing the role of a dark-haired, early 20th-century movie star who falls in love with her hunky co-star, played by Scott Eastwood, on the set of her latest flick in Africa. The video f...

Taylor Swift and Kanye West finally ‘Shake It Off’

By Managing Editor

April 27, 2015

Nearly six years after the infamous MTV Video Music Awards at which Kanye West interrupted Taylor Swift’s award acceptance speech, the two powerhouses have allegedly developed a revitalized, friendly relationship.Rumblings of the brewing friendship started back in February after West and Swift were seen chatting it up at the 2015 Grammy Awards, and the whispers were revived again when an April 24 Glamour U.K. article fi...

Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter

‘Kumiko’ a beautiful love letter to cult classic

April 13, 2015

There is a fine line between fact and fiction, especially in films. When retelling true stories, details are often embellished, and situations are exaggerated. Characters and events are often subject ...

Charlie Weber no longer ‘Underemployed’

By Trevor Ballanger

October 22, 2012

Young adults graduating from college often have big dreams and glittering expectations for their futures, although working at an entry-level job is a more realistic picture. This rings true for the characters of MTV’s latest scripted series, “Underemployed,” which premiered Oct. 16.Actor Charlie Weber plays Todd, a Chicago businessman who becomes a love interest of Daphne, an unpaid intern played by Sarah Habel.While ...

Shurna thing

By Emily Fasold

March 5, 2012

by Julius Rea, Contributing WriterJohn Shurna. The name resonates all over Northwestern University and with anyone attuned to college sports.In the hours leading up to the Wildcats’ Feb. 29 loss to the Ohio State University Buckeyes, reporters from The Daily Northwestern, North by Northwestern, Scout.com, Comcast SportsNet Chicago and local newspapers and TV stations gathered and waited for Shurna at Welsh-Ryan Arena, 270...

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