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Starbucks roastery, a steamy musical and an LGBTQ+ ball

Starbucks roastery, a steamy musical and an LGBTQ+ ball

November 20, 2019

This week on Chronicle Headlines, the new Starbucks Reserve Roastery brings thousands of people to the Magnificent Mile, a Columbia student's musical comedy "pushes a lot of lines," and a MasQ...

World’s largest Starbucks finds home on Magnificent Mile

November 18, 2019

The aroma of several different coffee brews, liquid nitrogen gelato and whiskey barrel-aged cold brew waft throughout the Chicago Reserve Roastery as a network of tubes pump freshly roasted coffee beans. The...

One venti college degree to go, hold the crushing student debt

One venti college degree to go, hold the crushing student debt

November 8, 2019

The cost of education would have put Olivia Williamson in an estimated $40,000 of debt, but because of the Starbucks College Achievement Plan, Williamson attended Arizona State University online for th...

Starbucks isn’t the problem, America is

By Editorial Board

April 28, 2018

Fitting the stereotypes put on many of its customers, Starbucks is the performative ally that says it’s against racism as it gentrifies neighborhoods.After two black men were arrested in a Philadelphia Starbucks April 12 for not ordering anything from the store while waiting for a friend, the coffee chain was the target of demonstrations, protesting discriminatory treatment that was obvious even to loyal patrons. The scr...

Tent City future at stake over bike paths

Several construction notices are posted along the viaductsWilson and Lawrence Avenues. 

By Jackie Murray

September 5, 2017

A bright orange warning sign plastered on a viaduct wall below Lake Shore Drive in Uptown tells 50 or so homeless residents who have found refuge there that they will be forced to move. The construction...

Englewood’s Whole Foods is needed solution to food desert

October 10, 2016

It was years in the making: the only grocery store in Far South Englewood, an area stricken with poverty and gang violence and placing high on “Most Dangerous Neighborhoods in Chicago” lists, like one published Feb. 10 by RoadSnacks that puts it as number two, behind West Englewood. Members of the community and Chicago expressed doubts that this new Whole Foods location could work, but now that it’s open, it looks as if o...

2015–2016 Year in review

By Campus Editor

May 9, 2016

Implementing Strategic Plan objectives, rallying against police brutality in Chicago and adding 18 murals to the Wabash Arts Corridor were just a few of the changes and challenges of the 2015–2016 academic year. The year opened with Vice President of Student Success Mark Kelly’s annual “Hell Yeah” liturgy at Convocation during the new student welcoming in August.The annual celebration welcomed 2,700 new students to t...

Head over heels: Why I am only cuffing my GPA, fall trends and Starbucks this season

By Managing Editor

September 22, 2014

As temperatures steadily decline and every morning brings a foggy sky, it seems like the perfect time to hit the snooze button twice and cuddle up to the person—or pillow—of your choice.The summer fun has ended and fall has started to creep in, bringing scarves, pumpkin spice lattes and the perfect cuddling weather—this is the time officially known as “cuffing season.”The middle of September through early October ...

Theatre alumna stars in spooky off-Broadway show

By Features Editor

September 22, 2014

Callie Johnson, a 2012 theatre alumna and rising Chicago stage personality, has spent the last four months covered in stage blood. Coming off a run as iconic anti-heroine Carrie White in “Carrie: the Musical,” the stage adaptation of Stephen King’s novel at Bailiwick Theater Chicago, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave., Johnson was repeatedly doused with buckets of sticky red corn syrup this summer. In her new double role as a...

Art’s last stand

By Trevor Ballanger

December 10, 2012

According to the now infamous Mayan calendar, humanity’s days have been numbered since the dawn of time, and come Dec. 21, all life on Earth will cease. For several Chicago artists, the apocalypse is a subject that inspires them to create new works depicting the end of the world and how itwill happen.Richard Laurent, an illustrator and adjunct faculty member in the Art & Design Department, said people today have a mor...

Stop printing money

By Tyler Davis

October 1, 2012

The U.S. State Department’s international aid agency, USAID, formed the Better than Cash Alliance, a partnership between private and public organizations that aims to move the global economy from paper money to digital banking on Sept. 19.The alliance, which includes organizations ranging from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to Visa, hopes moving money online will create transparency and efficiency, something we should ...

Starbucks under fire from activists get no love on V-Day

By Chris Loeber

February 13, 2012

When faced with a divisive issue, it is sometimes best to roll with the punches—if only to keep the peace. If my girlfriend gets into an argument with my friend regarding politics or religion, I might refuse to take a stance on the issue because I would like to continue dating my girlfriend and I would rather not sleep on the couch. At the same time, I do not want my friend to tell me that I have broken the “bro code...

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