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Chicago Socialist Party fights gentrification

February 3, 2016

The Chicago Socialist Party held a community meeting Jan. 30 in the Pilsen neighborhood at 1805 S. Loomis St. The party gathered at the Lozano library to teach families and single mothers how to combat t...

Cassidy Kapson, a senior design major and creative director of the 2016 Manifest Urban Arts Festival, said she wants to “electrify and energize” the focus on students and the vibe of Columbia with the theme, “animate.”

Columbia finds creative director to ‘animate’ Manifest 2016

December 7, 2015

Cassidy Kapson, a senior design major, has been named the creative director of the 2016 Manifest Urban Arts Festival, Columbia’s annual end-of-the-year showcase celebrating student work set for May 13, 2...

Unnatural Selection: Urban life may be forcing the hand of evolution — in real time

Unnatural Selection

By Sports & Health Editor

March 30, 2015

If you’d asked Walter Marcisz 10 years ago where the sweet spots for monk parakeet sightings in Chicago were, he would have rattled off a long list. As former president of the Chicago Ornithological ...

‘Doxxing’ unethical under any circumstance

By Editorial Board

November 24, 2014

International activist hacker group Anonymous released the names and pictures of 23 alleged members of the Ku Klux Klan on Nov. 16—including former police officers and educators—on its website.The group, in revealing KKK members’ identities as an act of retaliation after the KKK threatened to use “lethal force” against protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, declared “Anonymous won’t tolerate racism in any form, or ...

College reports leaders’ pay

College reports leaders’ pay

October 6, 2014

Even as tuition continued to increase, former President Warrick L. Carter and 13 other members of Columbia’s administration collected total compensation of more than $200,000 in 2012, according to the college’s most recent Form 990, an annual tax audit that nonprofits are require...

Pulling at the seams: Uptown’s decades-long heritage of diversity beginning to crumble

By Copy Chief

September 22, 2014

“Hey, man, can I have a smoke?”Startled from his private thoughts, Tobias Elder tried to keep walking past the man who asked him for a cigarette. The man looked like he could be a gang member, Elder says, and Elder was not in the mood to barter over cigarettes, so he tossed him the whole pack and tried to move on.To his surprise, the man followed him and looped an arm across his shoulders, asking what was wrong. When ...

Meet treatment houses halfway

May 5, 2014

A group of residents in the West Town and Bucktown neighborhoods have filed complaints against A Fresh Start Sober Living Environments Inc., which operates eight halfway houses across the city, claiming that the facilities attract drugs and crime to otherwise quiet neighborhoods. While the houses may attract residents who engage in questionable behavior, the courts should consider the residents’ motivations for the compla...

Colors and Shapes of Chicago: Greektown

By Dannis Valera

September 4, 2012

In the first of an ongoing series, the Chronicle will be taking a look into the different cultures in the city of Chicagoby going to different neighborhoods, events, art galleries, and other cultural happenings.In this edition, the west side neighborhood Greektown is featured.

Brining a love story to life

By Trevor Ballanger

April 16, 2012

Imagine waking up on a beach, wet, covered in sand and hearing the sweeping waves of the ocean crash ashore. In a daze, you realize you are lost. Then a face comes into focus in the glittering sun. It’s a stranger, a beautiful woman, saving you from the wreckage in which you arrived. Then a film director yells, “Cut!” and it’s a wrap for the day.That’s the magic of the movies—the ability to transport viewers in...

Students rebrand, colorize South Loop

By Lisa Schulz

April 9, 2012

As soon as Alderman Robert Fioretti (2nd Ward) gives the green light, color-coded banners designed by Columbia students will hang from South Loop street poles to distinctively illuminate a path alongseven neighborhoods.Rebranding downtown neighborhoods began with a request from the Greater South Loop Association as part of the city’s ward redistricting process. Former students began the project in fall 2011 in instructo...

2010 census shows lopsided growth, decline

By Darryl Holliday

February 28, 2011

As analysts and residents wait for the next wave of census data, the first set of results has shed light on Chicago’s changing demographics, revealing unbalanced development in the Windy City.The latest census snapshot—a comparison of 2000 and 2010 data released in early February—offers a glimpse of an altered social landscape during the last 10 years. Displacement of city residents, along with crime and poor living condi...

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