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CPD should work from the top down to strengthen relationships

By Editorial Board

January 23, 2017

A tased 65-year-old naked woman, young men being deliberately dropped off in rival gang territory and teenagers facing the barrel of a gun while riding their bikes are only a few of the examples listed in a damning 164-page report the Department of Justice released Jan. 13, which accused the Chicago Police Department of systematically violating Chicagoans’ civil rights.CPD Superintendent Eddie Johnson and Mayor Rahm Ema...

Writers in Trump’s America: Creatives mobilize to protect First Amendment rights

Poet T Clutch Fleischmann shares a piece they wrote post about gender identity and striving for commonality among differences at Open Books in the West Loop Jan. 15.

By Ariel Parrella-Aureli

January 23, 2017

Complete silence engulfs the back room of a West Loop bookstore as the crowd listens with rapt attention to T Clutch Fleischmann read “House With Door,” a monologue about an encounter with a little boy ...

Senior cultural studies major Alexis Franklin said she created “Political Warfare: An Invasion of Immigrant Motherland,” which will be featured until Nov. 24, to showcase her message of politics and race in a physical form.  

Spoken word poet spreads ideas with physical space

November 14, 2016

Alexis Franklin, a senior cultural studies major who specializes in spoken word poetry, created a visual exhibition to inform viewers of a black woman's perspective about politics, status and injustice in America. “Political Warfare: An Invasion of Space On Immigrant  Mother...

Donald Trump announced as president

Donald Trump announced as next president

November 9, 2016

Republican nominee Donald Trump has been declared the winner of the 2016 presidential election as of early Nov. 9, according to the Associated Press, NBC, CNN and several other news sources.As of press...

The “Stop Fashion Next” petition posted on GoPetition.com,  which had 128 signatures as of press time, includes five demands such as the halt of the proposed curricular changes, most specifically the elimination of the Fashion BFA program. 

Fashion petition demands ‘go back to the drawing board’

October 17, 2016

A petition demanding a halt to curricular changes in the Fashion Studies Department was published online Oct. 10 by an anonymous group of students and faculty.The “Stop Fashion Next” petition posted...

9/11 victims’ families should not be allowed to sue Saudis

9/11 victims' families should not be allowed to sue Saudis

By Managing Editor

October 3, 2016

Congress overrode President Barack Obama's veto for the first time in his presidency, and it is hard to think of a worse occasion. After a 97-1 vote in the Senate and 348-77 in the House, a controversia...

The Chicago Teachers Union set its Oct. 11 strike date after unsatisfactory contract negotiations with the Board of Education at its Sept. 28 House of Delegates Meeting.

Chicago Teachers Union sets strike date

October 3, 2016

The Chicago Teachers Union, after months of contract disputes, voted almost unanimously to go on strike Oct. 11 at a House of Delegates meeting Sept. 28.The strike won authorization with a vote of 95....

2016 Annual Ball Chicago Sinfonietta - 6/4/16 Photo by Chris Ocken Copyright 2016 - http://www.ockenphoto.com/

Project Inclusion combats bias in classical music

September 19, 2016

The Chicago Sinfonietta’s Project Inclusion, which received the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions in May, will use the award to further its goal of bringing diversity to classica...

The Chronicle sits down for an exclusive interview with the 2016 commencement speakers

May 20, 2016

The Columbia Chronicle sat down with three of the five 2016 commencement speakers May 13 in the 916 S. Wabash Ave. Building to discuss their thoughts about life as an artist and what college students should ex...

From alleyways to galleries

By Arts & Culture Editor

March 14, 2016

A crumpled bag of Cheetos, some balled-up t-shirts and maybe a PlayStation. In the mess of a student’s dirty dorm room, one icon shines through the clutter: a concert poster from a favorite band.“The concert poster represents a tangible connection to part of their identity,” said Dan MacAdam, illustrator and founder of Crosshair Silkscreen Printing and Design. “They can put it up in their room and display it to their frie...

The Loyola University Museum of Art is the 11th stop of the sex trafficking exhibit, sponsored by Girls Educational & Mentoring Services, a nonprofit organization in New York that helps sex trafficking victims.

Exhibit aims to empower sex trafficking survivors

February 1, 2016

A traveling exhibit sharing the stories of female sex trafficking survivors is scheduled to run at the Loyola University Museum of Art from Feb. 6 through March 19. It will highlight victims who have po...

Columbia Students recite poems about love and life | The Columbia Chronicle

November 23, 2015

Columbia's Point BL_NK Poetry Club hosted its second open poetry mic Nov 16. at the 623 S. Wabash Ave. Building. Many poets expressed their thoughts on life, addiction and love. Point BL_NK's special gu...

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