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Corona classifieds: Students rely on virtual tours and chats during apartment and roommate searches

Corona classifieds: Students rely on virtual tours and chats during apartment and roommate searches

June 17, 2020

Like many students looking to move off-campus, junior animation major Five Verrier needed to find a place to live and roommates to split rent with, but searching for housing during the global pandem...

Chicago tenant unions fight for those struggling to pay rent

Chicago tenant unions fight for those struggling to pay rent

June 5, 2020

For two months, Danielle Limonez struggled to pay rent, barely getting by once the coronavirus pandemic began. Limonez, a senior television major, was laid off March 27 from her position as an ou...

Tenants block off 53rd street by setting up furniture to mimic displacement from a single family home in Hyde Park.

Coalition blocks major Hyde Park thoroughfare to end Illinois’ 23-year-long rent control ban

March 13, 2020

Dozens of Hyde Park residents used a U-Haul truck to set up a couch, lamp, chairs and mattress in the middle of 53rd Street, shutting down part of "High-Rent Avenue" in front of State Rep. Curtis Ta...

Rock musical

Q&A: ‘Rent’ actors live ‘La Vie Bohème’

May 18, 2019

Javon King was originally auditioning for "Kinky Boots" when the casting directors ended up sending King to audition for the rock musical "Rent" instead. After a week of callbacks and auditions, King wa...

Columbia alums: ‘Oh, the places you’ll go’

Columbia alums: ‘Oh, the places you’ll go’

September 25, 2017

Lena Waithe, a 2006 television alumna, made history Sept. 17 by becoming the first black woman to win an Emmy award for outstanding comedy writing in a television series. Though definitely the most ...

Living in a box: the millennial housing squeeze

Living in a box: the millennial housing squeeze

September 18, 2017

One would be hard-pressed to fit a bed, kitchen, bathroom and all their belongings into a Chicago parking space, but some renters could if they had to.In the world of micro-apartments, walls shift to re...

Protesting President Donald Trump’s EPA head nomination, Chicagoans yelled, “We reject the EPA elect” at Federal Plaza Jan. 25.

Protesters ask Duckworth, Durbin to reject EPA nominee

January 30, 2017

“Hear us: we reject the EPA-elect,” chanted protesters downtown Jan. 25, who voice their concerns with Donald Trump’s nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt.“[Pruitt] has...

Chicago Socialist Party fights gentrification

February 3, 2016

The Chicago Socialist Party held a community meeting Jan. 30 in the Pilsen neighborhood at 1805 S. Loomis St. The party gathered at the Lozano library to teach families and single mothers how to combat t...

Cassidy Kapson, a senior design major and creative director of the 2016 Manifest Urban Arts Festival, said she wants to “electrify and energize” the focus on students and the vibe of Columbia with the theme, “animate.”

Columbia finds creative director to ‘animate’ Manifest 2016

December 7, 2015

Cassidy Kapson, a senior design major, has been named the creative director of the 2016 Manifest Urban Arts Festival, Columbia’s annual end-of-the-year showcase celebrating student work set for May 13, 2...

Fast food workers strike for $15 an hour

November 16, 2015

Fast food workers across America rallied together to protest for a $15 hourly minimum wage. Chicago’s protestors decided to strike at the James R. Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph St., Nov. 10.  During...

Artist Marvin Tate, middle, said he has created art ranging from dioramas to spoken word for 35 years.

‘Chicago Black Artists Show’ diversifies Artists Month

October 19, 2015

The Chicago Urban Art Retreat Center, 1957 S. Spaulding Ave., is hosting the “Chicago Black Artists Show,” an art exhibit featuring work created solely by black artists, through Nov. 28.“It is artist...

Rising city rent prices hurt students, artists

By Editorial Board

September 28, 2015

Chicago has always enjoyed a reputation for being one of America’s largest cities still offering a lower cost-of-living and affordable rents. However, Chicago was recently ranked the seventh most expensive city in the world by the Swiss global financial firm UBS. Tokyo and Paris  trailed Chicago, while New York City topped the list. The rankings, published every three years, evaluate 71 international cities based on t...

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