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Culture Chronversations: Internet Privacy, TikTok and Netflix

August 10, 2020

Welcome to Culture Chronversations! On this show we ask broad questions about topics we aren’t usually able to touch on in our standard reporting. To give you an idea of who works at the Chronicle and...

Racial slur used on ColumbiaChi app initiates conflict among students

Racial slur used on ColumbiaChi app initiates conflict among students

June 5, 2020

Editor’s Note: The Chronicle does not condone or promote the use of the racial slur included in this article, however it is used as a point of reference and contextual evidence relevant to the story. The...

Theatre Department's ‘elephant in the room’ sparks discussion on safe spaces and cancel culture

Theatre Department’s ‘elephant in the room’ sparks discussion on safe spaces and cancel culture

May 18, 2020

After presenting their play in the "Playwriting: Advanced" class on Zoom, Estefania Unzueta was stunned when the instructor began to compare one of the Latinx characters in the play to the film term...

Opinion: We are not 'in this together' with the wealthy during the coronavirus pandemic

Opinion: We are not ‘in this together’ with the wealthy during the coronavirus pandemic

April 5, 2020

As public officials across the globe shutter businesses and public spaces and humans isolate themselves in their homes, videos from every corner of Hollywood surface with one similar sentiment: “We ...

(From left) Kate Roberts and Kassidy Graf created their channel Jerry Crew Comedy while in high school as a way to share inside jokes with subscribers.

Lights, camera, subscribe

February 24, 2020

Lying in her bed at 3 in the morning, Claire McConnell had the idea to create a YouTube channel about Broadway, which later evolved into making “a day in the life” vlogs. Little did she know she w...

‘Wrestfriends’ makes a space for female fans to share their love for wrestling

November 13, 2019

There are not many women who rule the wrestling fandom, but two local women are using their social media platform to promote their passion. Last November, cousins Teti Chavez and Columbia alumna Iridian F...

Twitter users criticized a student who sent racist messages to a Pilsen bar, and called on the college to take action, while also encouraging people to send messages to both the student and the college.

Student apologizes for racist message after Twitter backlash and response from college

August 21, 2019

Editor’s Note: The term “N-word” is used in this article, referring to a student’s direct messages sent to a Pilsen business. The Chronicle does not condone or promote the use of this term ...

Unicorn milk and young people: JUUL markets to the most vulnerable

Unicorn milk and young people: JUUL markets to the most vulnerable

May 9, 2019

Colorful mango, cucumber, fruit and creme brûlée pods are snapped into JUUL devices and inhaled with short puffs of flavored smoke. These devices are hard to spot, designed to look more like school ...

EDITORIAL: CPD must fix its spying by increasing transparency

EDITORIAL: CPD must fix its spying by increasing transparency

March 9, 2019

The Chicago Police Department has been monitoring the social media accounts of Chicagoans for five years beginning in 2014, according to documents released Feb. 27 by the department after a lawsuit, according to television station...

Formerly the Luxury Boutique 47, LuxeB Studio has renamed and reopened its location in Bronzeville, 358 E. 47th St., offering an open-concept studio space for Chicago’s growing creative community. 

LuxeB Studio invites artists to create, curate and collaborate

November 5, 2018

Empty loft spaces and closed businesses have been repurposed into open concept galleries welcoming artists to curate and display their work. A new studio in Bronzeville is adding to the growing art scen...

OPINION: Peeping Mark wants Facebook to take over your home

OPINION: Peeping Mark wants Facebook to take over your home

By Alexandra Yetter

October 15, 2018

From the bathroom to the living room, Facebook has invited itself into homes with the Oct. 8 announcement of Portal, a home camera with a built-in microphone designed for easy video calls. The announcement ...

Chicago's Latino Fashion Weeks strives to be inclusive on and off the runway.

Latino Fashion Week takes social activism to Chicago runway

October 8, 2018

Chicago’s Latino Fashion Week will kick off Oct. 11, showcasing unique designs ranging from lacy bridal wear to a collection of 
men’s underwear worn by androgynous models.Latino Fashion Week—...

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