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Ellis Peters’ designs are inspired by music, art and the HBO series “Game of Thrones.” The clothes embody the rebellious nature of youth.

Featured Artist: Ellis Peters

March 17, 2014

Ellis Peters, a junior marketing communication major, saw his creations paraded down the runway for the first time during a March 8 fashion show benefiting the United Nations Children’s Fund at Depaul’s Cortelyou Commons, 2324 N. Fremont St. Peters’ dark, urban streetwear pie...

Anything but Angels

Black Angels

By Assistant Arts & Culture Editor

February 10, 2014

Putting on their most comfortable pair of jeans to let loose, Chicago’s mid-lifers gathered Feb. 5 to dance awkwardly to the grooving sounds of The Black Angels at Park West, 322 W. Armitage Ave.On paper, th...

Provost finalist visits Columbia

Provost finalist visits Columbia

February 10, 2014

Although reluctant to propose any plans specific to Columbia, provost finalist Chris McCord touched on transparency, technology and diversity during his first forum with the college community. Approximately 250 faculty, staff and students gathered Feb. 4 at the Conaway Cen...

Athlete Profile: Jake Maali

Athlete Profile: Jake Maali

February 10, 2014

Originally a tae kwon do fighter, Jake Maali became interested in computers and bodybuilding after graduating high school. He is now majoring in network architecture and design at DeVry University a...

Historic Pullman

Possible national park title creates hope

February 3, 2014

With their community burdened by high unemployment rates and stagnant development, residents of the Pullman neighborhood, located on Chicago’s South Side, are looking to revitalize the area and honor its rich ...

Liquor moratorium dries up West Town

Liquor moratorium dries up West Town

February 3, 2014

Even in a city with a growing number of breweries, liquor moratoriums and dry precincts hamper brewers in opening up tasting rooms and bars, an obstacle that is preventing one West Town brewery from maki...

Athlete Profile: Anthony Wistocki

Athlete Profile: Anthony Wistocki

By Copy Editor

January 27, 2014

Anthony Wistocki kindled his love of soccer and firefighting growing up in the southwest suburbs of Chicago in the Homer Glen-Lockport area. His impressive soccer career began in preschool and eventua...

College optimistic amid trustee resignations

By Campus Editor

November 30, 2013

Six members of Columbia’s board of trustees have resigned since President Kwang-Wu Kim and Richard Kiphart, chair of the board, assumed their new positions. Allen Turner resigned as chair in February and officially stepped down in March when Kiphart took over. Since August, six of the 37 board members have submitted their resignations, resulting in the departure of Ellen Stone Belic, a Chicago psychotherapist; Ralph Gidw...

Illinois detention center among worst in U.S.

By Hallie Zolkower-Kutz

November 26, 2012

The Tri-County Detention Center in Ullin, Ill., a holding facility for undocumented immigrants while their right to legal residency is being determined by authorities, was named one of the 10 worst detention centers in the country Nov. 15 by the Detention Watch Network, a national coalition of community leaders and advocates.The report is part of Detention Watch Network’s “Expose and Close” campaign, which aims to rev...

Editor’s note: Facebook statuses aren’t news

By Heather Scroering

November 12, 2012

We can all rest easier now that election campaigning is over for at least another two years. Some of us are probably exhausted from having unsolicited political opinions squawked at us from all angles on social media. But during this election, I noticed a trend: People saying they were turning away from political issues altogether simply because they felt they had reached their saturation point with ill-informed Facebook poli...

Report Duckworth and Walsh preview, 8th District

By Contributing Writer

November 6, 2012

by: Elizabeth Earl, contributing writerThe race in Illinois’ 8th Congressional District between Democrat Tammy Duckworth and republican Joe Walsh is heating up.Duckworth’s platform stands on one she established when she lost her congressional race in 2006. The 8th district encompasses the northwestern suburbs of Barrington, Gurnee, Winthrop Harbor, Palatine, Woodstock and a number of smaller townships. Much of the distr...

Where’s my sticker?

By Tyler Davis

November 6, 2012

With so many people voting early and absentee this year, some people are feeling left out because they didn’t get an “I Voted” sticker. Even those voting today may not get stickers because some polling places have either run out of them or never had them in the first place.There’s a full-on sticker shortage. This is so serious that Twitter users have started using the hashtag #stickergate.It’s not often that gro...

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