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Successes celebrated on International Women’s Day

Successes celebrated on International Women’s Day

March 16, 2018

Women are thriving.With the accomplishments of women in 2017 and so far this year, there was much to celebrate on U.N.-recognized International Women’s Day March 8 and more to look forward to. While the li...

CityKey ID needs everyone to unlock Chicago opportunities

By Editorial Board

March 5, 2018

Chicago plans to launch its municipal ID program this month, and residents will have the most accessible form of activism readily available to them.The Chicago CityKey Program, which city officials began developing in October 2016, will provide an alternative to residents who are often unable to obtain government-issued identification. The homeless, undocumented or recently incarcerated will finally be able to use the “...

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...

Student workers are not pennies to be pinched

Student workers are not pennies to be pinched

September 11, 2017

Several students are out of jobs they thought they had lined up for the Fall 2017 Semester. As reported on the Front Page, three of Columbia’s Open Labs have closed unexpectedly, leaving some student...

Protesters ask Duckworth, Durbin to reject EPA nominee

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...

‘Bubble zone’ ordinance serves valid need

September 6, 2016

Chicago’s controversial “bubble zone” ordinance is under attack by the Pro-Life Action League and the Live Pro Life Group, as reported Aug. 23 by The Chicago Tribune. The groups often protest in front of abortion clinics and sued the city to invalidate the law they say is unconstitutional. The law allows patients visiting medical facilities an 8-foot “bubble” of space between them and protesters once they are 50 ...

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...

Riot Fest founder fights alderman for place in Humboldt Park

By Managing Editor

May 4, 2015

As the summer's music festivals approach, music lovers are busy trying to secure their spots at Pitchfork and Lollapalooza.Some are even turning to overpriced online ticket sellers in a last-ditch effort to join their pals to see some of the season’s biggest acts.But not everyone is excited about the upcoming festivities. As reported in the article on Page 38, Alderman Roberto Maldonado (26th Ward) is trying to push one of th...

Walk Score ranks Chicago sixth most-walkable city

Walk Score ranks Chicago sixth most-walkable city

By Lauren Johnson

April 27, 2015

Chicago has been ranked the sixth most-walkable city in the U.S. by Walk Score, an organization run by real estate company Redfin that tracks and promotes walkable cities. A study released April 7 by Wal...

‘Elbow Room:’ the perfect party game

‘Elbow Room:’ the perfect party game

March 30, 2015

“Elbow Room” takes a simple concept and rolls with it: Put as many people as possible around one keyboard, have them all press one button each and the last one standing wins. It is easy to jump in...

Chicago Loop Alliance transforms Wabash Avenue into Magnificent Mile

Chicago Loop Alliance transforms Wabash Avenue into Magnificent Mile

March 30, 2015

From Wacker Drive to Congress Parkway, the Chicago Loop Alliance is spearheading a new infrastructure project, “Layers of Transformation,” to transform Wabash Avenue into a premier Chicago tourist dest...

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