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Protesters turn onto Wabash Avenue chanting “The people united will never be defeated.

Chicago students stand in solidarity for police-free campuses

August 2, 2020

Students from eight Chicago universities and colleges, and others from schools outside the city, came together for a block party to demand police-free campuses and celebrate strength in numbers. ...

MeToo founder Tarana Burke speaks during a Q&A session at Northwestern's MLK Dream Week event Monday, Jan. 27.

#MeToo movement founder Tarana Burke talks about taking control of the narrative

January 30, 2020

When social justice activist Tarana Burke first coined the term “me, too” in the 2000s, it was not intended to raise global awareness for victims of sexual assault. “It was about creating emp...

Protestors banged on the doors in order to disrupt former Attorney General Jeff Sessions' remarks on Northwestern University's campus Tuesday, Nov. 5.

Opinion: Northwestern editorial shows media illiteracy, not media incompetency

November 14, 2019

When the Chronicle covered student protests of former Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ address on Northwestern University’s campus, an air of hostility toward the media was already present. A Medill Schoo...

The cast of About Face Theatre’s world premiere ‘Le Switch,’ perform at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., as the show examines the antiquated stereotypes of gay marriage after its legalization in the United States. 

Theater Wit brings gay marriage to center stage

January 25, 2016

In honor of its 20th anniversary, About Face Theatre is premiering “Le Switch,” a play about a gay couple exploring the meaning of  commitment amid nationwide marriage equality.“Le Switch” wa...

‘Chi-raq’ trailer spikes concern

By Opinions Editor

November 9, 2015

Filmmaker Spike Lee has devoted his career to making socially conscious films examining race relations and urban issues. Lee’s upcoming film, “Chi-raq,” set to be released Dec. 4, is a fictional tale about the gang and gun violence plaguing Chicago’s South and West Sides. Set in the Englewood neighborhood, the story is based on the Greek play “Lysistrata,” by Aristophanes, in which women withhold sex from their husbands ...

Tape collectors keepin’ it reel

By Arts & Culture Reporter

January 26, 2015

Walking into a local thrift shop, a casual shopper may pass an old cassette player and a stack of tapes and think nothing of it. In 1975, when boomboxes featuring cassette decks were introduced to U.S. consumers, the cassette became the go-to source for portable music listening until being all but completely phased out by CDs in the mid-’80s. Although still a popular medium for alternative music junkies, it seems like the cassette...

Governor-elect Bruce Rauner spoke on the night of Nov. 4 after a decisive victory over incumbent Gov. Pat Quinn.

Tactical reevaluation: Black, Hispanic communities lean more Republican in midterms

December 1, 2014

Gil Walker has worn a lot of hats throughout the years: Chicago Housing Authority liaison, U.S. Census Bureau representative, Chatham YMCA director, community basketball coach and personal coach to Michael ...

Divvy creates annual student discount rate

October 20, 2014

Divvy announced Oct. 6 that it will apply a student discount to its annual subscription for students at Columbia College, DePaul University, Northwestern University, Rush University Medical Center, University of Illinois at Chicago and other Chicago-area colleges.Divvy, Chicago’s bike sharing service, has given college students discounted rates in recent years and is complementing an even larger discount with a $55 annua...

(Left to right) Iymen Chehade, Steven Salaita and Peter KIrstein answer questions from the audience after giving individual speeches during an Oct. 8 panel on academic freedom at Ferguson Hall, 600 S. Michigan Ave.

Conversations on academic freedom return to Columbia

October 13, 2014

Several dozen Illinois residents filled Ferguson Hall, 600 S. Michigan Ave., on Oct. 8 for a panel discussion on academic freedom. Hosted by the college’s chapter of Students for Justice in Pa...

Back to basics

By Features Editor

September 29, 2014

When CBS tweeted, “Stephen Colbert to be next host of ‘The Late Show’” in April, it was a bittersweet moment for fans. The wry comedic powerhouse will shift to CBS from his long-time home on Comedy Central in 2015, but something will be lost in the process: Stephen Colbert, the character. The bombastic, conservative pundit who started as a correspondent on “The Daily Show” in 1997 and hosted the Emmy Award-wi...

Members of Straightedge at Columbia, the college’s straight edge group, pose with the X symbol. The letter “X” or “XXX” is often used to represent the movement on straight edge clothing and memorabilia.

Life on the edge

April 21, 2014

Many college students sneak alcohol past residence hall security guards and cover the vents in their dorm rooms to contain the smell of weed on the weekend, but within that haze is a group of students ...

Marijuana meltdown

By Copy Editor

April 21, 2014

Ralph Morgan was always interested in medicine and business, two fields that have become the crux of his hectic life in Denver.Morgan is the owner, founder and co-founder of multiple cannabis dispensaries and businesses, including Organa Labs, a company that makes alternative cannabis products such as sublingual cannabis tablets and organic cannabis honey oil. Morgan is also co-founder of the O.penVAPE product campaign, whi...

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