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“Booksmart,” Olivia Wilde’s directorial film debut, will premiere May 24. It stars (from left) Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein.

Kaitlyn Dever, Beanie Feldstein get ‘Booksmart’ in new indie film

April 26, 2019

Amy and Molly have spent their high school careers studying nonstop to get into Ivy League schools. On the eve of graduation, they realize their peers got into the same schools even while having fu...

Podcast “Potterless” follows host Mike Schubert as he reads the “Harry Potter” series for the first time.

Podcast brings ‘riddikulus’ humor to Harry Potter world

April 26, 2019

In “Potterless,” a podcast following 25-year-old Mike Schubert reading the “Harry Potter” series for the first time, Schubert is not shy about voicing his take on the Wizarding World—even w...

Race to Replace: 14 candidates vying for mayor’s seat

Race to Replace: 14 candidates vying for mayor’s seat

February 25, 2019

With the Feb. 26 mayoral election just  a day away, Chicago residents may need to brush up on their politics to figure out which of the 14 candidates they will vote for to replace Mayor Rahm Emanuel....

'The Talk': Oh the places you'll go

‘The Talk’: Oh the places you’ll go

February 11, 2019

Whether in the back of a bus, on their birthday or on their childhood bed, everyone remembers their first time—their first time learning about sex, that is. A familiar story for most pubescent teenagers,...

Construction continues on the corner of N. Milwaukee and N. Sacramento Ave.

Logan’s Crossings development in works to transform Logan Square

January 22, 2019

The fast changing Logan Square began the year with another mixed-used development, once again sparking concerns about gentrification and displacement. On Jan. 4, the city's Department of Buildings awa...

Dancer Artis Olds will perform in the touring STOMP stepping group at the Broadway Playhouse, 175 E. Chestnut St., Dec. 5 through Dec. 30.

Artis Olds steps into Chicago theater scene

December 10, 2018

Chicago native Artis Olds started stepping in front of an audience in fifth grade. His passion grew from there, especially after he joined a fraternity at Central State University involved with steppi...

ShopColumbia celebrates 10 years of bringing Holiday Market to campus

ShopColumbia celebrates 10 years of bringing Holiday Market to campus

December 5, 2018

The streets are decorated with lights, students prepare for finals and ShopColumbia lights up with holiday cheer for its 10th annual Holiday Market. ShopColumbia, 619 S. Wabash Ave., allows students,...

Alumna explores belonging, ‘otherness’ through poetry

Alumna explores belonging, ‘otherness’ through poetry

November 14, 2018

Growing up with a Nigerian Muslim mother and a black southern Baptist father in an all-girls, majority white Catholic school, Hafizah Geter, 2010 MFA poetry alumna, has always questioned where she belongs. An award-winning poet and editor, Geter is exploring what it fee...

Reduce, reuse, recycle and remember to vote

Reduce, reuse, recycle and remember to vote

By Kristen Nichols

November 2, 2018

Food shortages, wildfires, the death of coral reefs, coastal flooding, droughts and rampant poverty could be seen as early as 2040, according to an Oct 1. environmental report from the United Nations’ ...

Maggie Baczkowski founded Strides for Peace in 2014 to help fund existing organizations that work to put an end to gun violence in Chicago. 

Notable Native: Maggie Baczkowski

October 15, 2018

Chicagoan Maggie Baczkowski decided in 2014 to do her part to end gun violence in the city she calls home.Baczkowski created Strides for Peace, a nonprofit organization that provides funds to existing organization...

Applications for the Dominic Calabrese Publicity Club of Chicago Scholarship Awards are available online for all Columbia public relations majors now through Nov. 1.

Professor creates scholarship to mark his Columbia anniversary

October 8, 2018

An adjunct professor in the Communication Department is celebrating his 20th teaching anniversary in a unique way: creating a scholarship for public relations students. Dominic Calabrese said he donated personal money to create two $2,500 scholarships for public relations stude...

Notable Native: Grace Hou

Grace Hou, president of Woods Fund Chicago, 35 E Wacker Place. 

By Kaci Watt

September 19, 2018

When Grace Hou started college at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, she had her heart set on a career in journalism. She said she never expected to one day devote herself to social justice.Ho...

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