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What lies ahead

What lies ahead

By Amelia Garza

December 12, 2016

The years have dwindled down to months, then weeks, and now I’m approaching my last days as a Columbia student. I transferred here two and a half years ago, packing up everything I owned, spending all my...

Exploring Day of the Dead

By Contributing Writer

October 9, 2012

by Tyler Eagle, Contributing WriterThe room was decorated in skeleton figurines and papel picado, or colorful paper cut outs, while students waited in line to sample classic Hispanic cuisine like mole sauce and mixed rice. The buzz of excitement in the room was nothing compared to the guitar tuning that signaled the beginning of the event.The guitarist is Latin-American musicologist and Chicago native Jesus “Chuy” Negre...

Magic and mystery, Chicago’s history

By Sophia Coleman

January 23, 2012

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, come one, come all to see the spectacle and wonder that Chicago’s magic history revealed.From the full service magic shop, Magic Inc., 5082 N. Lincoln Ave., to one of Chicago’s oldest restaurants, O’Donovan’s, 2100 W. Irving Park Road, it is no secret that sleight of hand is alive and well in the city.“[The magic scene] is very strong,” said Jay Collen, a magician and demonst...

‘Outserve’ opens up

By Darryl Holliday

September 26, 2011

LGBT service members aren’t the only ones able to come out publicly with the long-awaited repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” A bi-monthly publisher, Outserve, formerly “the underground network of LGBT active duty,” is also celebrating the national shift to justice and equality for gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgendered members of the military with a print publication geared toward the military community.“...

Solar energy systems shine on dim industry

By Darryl Holliday

November 22, 2010

Though jobs in the solar energy industry are on the rise, Illinois is lagging behind other Midwestern states in solar industry development, according to a new report from The Solar Foundation.According to the National Solar Jobs Census 2010, the solar industry employed an estimated 93,000 workers as of August, though only 533 are employed in the state, according to Environment Illinois.Sixteen of those jobs are located at So...

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