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Supreme Court ruling protects LGBTQ workers from discrimination; advocates say fight for equal rights is not over

Supreme Court ruling protects LGBTQ workers from discrimination; advocates say fight for equal rights is not over

June 18, 2020

Following an unprecedented Supreme Court decision, LGBTQ employees are now federally protected from discrimination in the workplace, serving as an important step toward equal rights. On Monday, June 15,...

The Big 'O'

The Big ‘O’

February 10, 2020

La petite mort. Ezra shodan. Konchayu. Orgasm. The sought-after peak of sexual activity. Or, as defined by Merriam-Webster, “the rapid pleasurable release of neuromuscular tensions at the height of sexua...

OPINION: Biromanticism, a delve into nonsexual attraction

OPINION: Biromanticism, a delve into nonsexual attraction

September 18, 2019

The year is 2014. You, a teenage girl, and your gal pals are crowded around your favorite table at Starbucks, each clutching a variation of a pumpkin spicelatte. You say Winston is your favorite male...

You Want to put that WHERE?

You Want to put that WHERE?

By Kendrah Villiesse

February 12, 2018

With only an orange, a grapefruit and a lemon in her kitchen, intimacy expert Denise Walker, known by fans as Auntie Angel, wanted a novel way to pleasure her boyfriend in the bedroom. With trial and error...

Going organic in the bedroom

Going organic in the bedroom

February 12, 2018

Women around the globe use products such as tampons, pads, lube and condoms to protect and take charge of their bodies. But are these products doing more harm than good.Cotton is considered the world...

XFL needs to focus on safety, not reinventing football

XFL needs to focus on safety, not reinventing football

February 5, 2018

After failing to have a successful inaugural season in 2001, the Xtreme Football League is rebounding with a brand new image. But even though it has rebranded, the XFL is still not ready to compete until it s...

Junior art and art history major Melanie Vazquez won first place in this year’s WAC Mural Contest. Her mural will be displayed on the south-facing wall of the 623 S. Wabash Ave. Building for six months before being replaced by senior art and art history major Shelby Gahm’s second–place mural.

Student winners announced for WAC Mural Contest

May 8, 2017

Junior art and art history major Melanie Vazquez never painted murals before entering Columbia’s second WAC Mural Contest. Encouraged to enter by a professor in the Art and Art History Departm...

Victor le. Givens discussed his artwork at Rootwork Gallery located at 645 W. 18th in Pilsen. His first solo exhibit in Chicago opened Sept. 9. 

Black culture, spirituality subject of new art show

September 12, 2016

At the corner of a busy intersection in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood, Rootwork Gallery, at 645 W. 18th St., opened its first exhibition Sept. 9 titled “The In Between Space: Black Magic. Black Ma...

Filmmakers and audience members alike were able to discuss topics the mainstream film scene did not often cover, such as immigration, female fertility and mental illness, at the Chicago Feminist Film Festival on April 21 and 22 at the Conaway Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave.

Feminist film festival showcases variety of stories

May 2, 2016

The First Annual Chicago Feminist Film Festival in 42 years created an opportunity for national and international filmmakers to display work confronting topics not often addressed by mainstream media, su...

Survey of students’ sexuality disregards LGBT experience

April 4, 2016

In a misguided attempt to protect LGBT youth from discrimination, researchers with Indiana University’s Equity Project are proposing that the U.S. government collect data in schools about students’ sexuality. Accurate data collection has been a valuable tool for groups marginalized by disability, race or ethnicity. It has helped prove that the number of students who face harassment from peers and retribution from the...

Garland Martin Taylor, sculptor, welded South Side scrap metal to make his art pieces, like “Conversation Piece,” a stainless-steel revolver engraved with names of people 20 years and younger who have died as a result of of gun violence in the Hyde Park neighborhood.

South side artist honors fallen victims of gun violence

February 29, 2016

Garland Martin Taylor has held many jobs in his life, including tile setter and construction worker, culminating in his current position—a sculptor with a mission to engage people in social justice.Tayl...

Priest and a social activist Michael Pfleger speaking during the opening event of the African-American heritage month on Feb. 3 at 600 S. Michigan Ave. Building’s Ferguson Hall.

Pfleger tells tale of two cities

February 8, 2016

If Father Michael Pfleger could hijack a tourist bus to prove that Chicago is a tale of two cities—one where the North Side and Downtown look nothing like the West and the South sides—he would seize the o...

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