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Column: With gratitude and warmth, goodbye

Column: With gratitude and warmth, goodbye

September 30, 2020

I've seen plenty of people come and go during my 20 months at the Chronicle. From regular staffers popping in and leaving as opportunities arise and situations change, to fellow members of management ...

Chronicle announces Spring 2020 editorial team, aims to innovate college journalism

January 23, 2020

When the Fall 2019 semester began, the newsroom held a different kind of chaotic energy than it usually does. As our management team worked to train more than 20 new staff members on positions varying...

Bonfire is the University of Illinois at Chicago’s new student-run newspaper.

Students start grassroots effort to provide a student newspaper to UIC

November 10, 2019

Last semester when student workers went on strike at the University of Illinois at Chicago, no one on campus knew what was really going on amid conflicting reports. The misinformation highlighted the need for an independent, stude...

DNAinfo dissolved unexpectedly

DNAinfo dissolved unexpectedly

By Zoë Eitel

November 2, 2017

As of Nov. 2, the online publication and newspaper DNAinfo has been disbanded, according to a 4 p.m. message from Chief Executive Officer Joe Ricketts left on an automatic redirect page that has replace...

The Chronicle wins prestigious awards

The Chronicle wins prestigious awards

October 31, 2017

Working in journalism is not about the awards, but it is still exciting when it happens. The Chronicle won multiple honors in the Associated Collegiate Press 2017 Awards, announced Oct. 28, including the organization's most prestigious award—the Pacemakers, which are awarded t...

Malört ‘grows like a virus’

Malört 'grows like a virus'

By Jonathon Sadowski

September 5, 2017

Fans call it the “Champagne of pain.” They say it has turned “taste buds into taste foes for generations” and it is “what soap washes its mouth out with.”But Jeppson’s Malört is also a bel...

The Blood Ball queen, Jocelyn Hudson, and king, Kevin Dean, stand on stage to receive their titles. Columbia celebrated the annual Blood Ball at 1104 S. Wabash Ave. March 9. The dance was created to honor Mary Ann Blood who helped found Columbia College in 1890.

Blood Ball royalty decrees inclusivity

March 13, 2017

As music played through the night, students flooded the dance floor—some bobbing gently to the beat, others flailing wildly at a pace no cadence could match—all with fervor and a willingness to momentarily forget about impending midterms during Columbia’s 11th annual Blood Ball...

South Side residents give input on presidential library

South Side residents give input on presidential library

By Caroline Bowen

January 30, 2017

Hours before President Donald Trump was sworn into office Jan. 20, Barack and Michelle Obama asked for community input in developing the new  Obama  Presidential Center in a video released by the Oba...

CeCe McDonald, a transgender woman who was placed in a men’s prison after a manslaughter conviction, is the subject of the documentary, “FREE CeCe!” 

‘FREE CeCe!’ to debut at Music Box

October 31, 2016

The new documentary “FREE CeCe!” will make its Chicago debut Nov. 5  as part of the third annual TransReelization event benefitting Chicago House, an organization that assists members of the LGBT comm...

Crowdfunding Crayons: Teachers get creative to provide for students

Crowdfunding Crayons: Teachers get creative to provide for students

October 10, 2016

Teresa Jay did not expect to have to pay to do her job. When she began working as an art teacher at Perkins Bass Elementary School in Englewood with several hundred public school students, her school ...

Mark Kelly, vice president of Student Success, introduced the “Big Walls” panel May 5. 

‘Big Walls’ artists talk street art

May 9, 2016

Six white stools, microphones and a large gong set the scene for the first ever “street style” panel discussion held by the Wabash Arts Corridor committee May 5 at the Conaway Center in the 1104 S. ...

Butt Hunt

Hunt for ‘juicy booties’ at Art Institute

May 9, 2016

America is obsessed with butts. From Nicki Minaj and Kim Kardashian to Chris Evans and Channing Tatum, the best celebrity glutes are always a subject of debate, and art is not immune to booty fever.Chi...

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