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Housing Forward to host mysterious fundraising event

Housing Forward to host mysterious fundraising event

By Kendrah Villiesse

October 17, 2016

A '20s-themed dinner event filled with flapper dresses and pinstriped suits will help celebrate Housing Forward's 25th anniversary and raise money for the social service organization."Mystery & Mayhe...

New security background checks lack Google search

New security background checks lack Google search

May 2, 2016

Google searches are available to anyone with internet access and can provide information that Columbia’s background checks of prospective hires do not. The college’s recent hiring of six new watch commander...

Dildos & Daquiris—Throwing a sex toy party

By ARTS & CULTURE REPORTER

February 8, 2016

It’s a tradition begun in the 1950s with Tupperware. Women invite their friends and coworkers to a party to buy household products, thus earning the host products and gifts.Swap plasticware for dildos and other toys, and welcome to the 21st century.Jeannette Tarqueno is an independent senior consultant with Pure Romance, a woman-to-woman retailer of relationship enhancement products, or sex toys. She helps women throw sex ...

Marisa Novara, representative of Metropolitan Planning Comission, took questions from the audiance of Chicago Housing at 33 E Congress, on Dec 01.

Community group hosts conversation on state of affordable housing

December 7, 2015

Panelists at a Dec. 1 forum for journalists, nonprofit representatives and community members said Chicago lacks adequate affordable housing options.The forum was hosted by Public Narrative, a group tha...

Presidential party, open invitation

By Yuliana Quinones

October 22, 2012

With the election just a few weeks away, organizations across the country are working to raise voter awareness. Columbia is following this trend by improving on its past efforts to get students involved in politics.A number of Columbia organizations will join forces on election night to throw a large viewing celebration called the Presidential Party. Like campus events such as 24 Hour Night and Holipalooza, Columbia’s w...

Light on media blackout

By Darryl Holliday

October 10, 2011

Week two of the “Occupy Chicago” protests came and went, with steadily. growing crowds but wide fluctuations in daily attendance. During the first 14 days, somewhere between 30 and 300 people could typically be seen around LaSalle and Jackson streets or marching toward Grant Park for the movement’s twice-daily general assemblies.The numbers have grown from an original four to become one of the largest offshoots of the “Occupy...

“Tree of Life” poses unanswerable questions

By Drew Hunt

June 13, 2011

Reclusive director Terrence Malick has unleashed into theaters his latest, Palme d’Or-winning film. Ever the introvert, Malick made sure to keep any information close to his vest, amassing a slew of buzz. With his having made only five films in 35 years, each new release from the Illinois native is something of an event.The new film, “The Tree of Life,” wrestles with our world’s most unanswerable questions, and from ...

Constitution Party forced out of fall election

By Michael Ranieri

September 7, 2010

The Libertarian Party’s statewide candidates have been certified for November’s ballot in what the party called a “bittersweet victory,” but the State Board of Elections kicked the Constitution Party off the ballot after concluding hearings at the Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph St.Armed with attorneys, private investigators and a professional handwriting expert, two mysterious men under the names Andrew Heffernan and S...

Teens still boozin’ in spite of consumption consequences

By SpencerRoush

April 26, 2010

It’s not uncommon for teenagers to try and score some booze on a Friday night. Getting a case or two of beer and driving out to an abandoned house, barn or cornfield for a party is often a typical weekend occurrence, or at least this was true for Cardington, the one-stoplight town I’m from in Ohio.Activities considered good, clean fun were limited, so it was the illegal acts that held our attention.If alcohol wasn’t a...

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