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Bilingual Latinx teachers organize outside City Hall Oct. 23 as part of the CTU strike amid negotiations with the city.

Teachers rally during budget address as bargaining stalls

October 24, 2019

In a show of force seven days after Chicago teachers and support staff went on strike, teachers and Chicago Public Schools staff who had been picketing in front of schools across the city descended on City...

Emma Stone and Olivia Colman in the film THE FAVOURITE. Photo by Yorgos Lanthimos. © 2018 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation All Rights Reserved

REVIEW: Strong women shine in ‘The Favourite’

November 30, 2018

“The Favourite” is a quirky, historical drama set in 18th century England about Queen Anne’s rule while England is at war with the French. Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, the film stars Emma Stone, Rache...

Chicago Acero schools union members voted 98 percent in favor of striking Oct. 30, which may be the first charter school strike in national history.

Chicago Teachers Union helps start possible first US charter school strike

November 5, 2018

For the first time in charter schools’ 26-year history, a handful of South Side Chicago charter schools’ teachers may hold the first-ever U.S. strike, union leaders said.Acero district school union...

A DIY photobooth was one of the many elements of Latino Alliance's Día de los Muertos celebration at Stage Two, 618 S. Michigan Ave., Oct. 27.

Día de los Muertos: Students celebrate Latino culture

November 1, 2017

Columbia’s Latino Alliance organization served up student musical performances, artwork and tacos at its Día de los Muertos celebration Oct. 27 at Stage Two, 618 S. Michigan Ave. Día de los Mu...

Crowdfunding Crayons: Teachers get creative to provide for students

Crowdfunding Crayons: Teachers get creative to provide for students

October 10, 2016

Teresa Jay did not expect to have to pay to do her job. When she began working as an art teacher at Perkins Bass Elementary School in Englewood with several hundred public school students, her school ...

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Hunt for ‘juicy booties’ at Art Institute

May 9, 2016

America is obsessed with butts. From Nicki Minaj and Kim Kardashian to Chris Evans and Channing Tatum, the best celebrity glutes are always a subject of debate, and art is not immune to booty fever.Chi...

CTU President Karen Lewis goes all in with Day of Action | The Columbia Chronicle

April 4, 2016

Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis and other leaders around Chicago conducted a citywide protest and rallied citizens and teachers to fight for funds and freedom against Chicago politics Apr...

Residency rule limits diversity within CPD

February 15, 2016

Masood Khan, born in India, and Glenford Flowers, born in Belize, passed their entry exams for the Chicago Police Department in 2006 only to be denied jobs because they had not lived in the U.S. for 10 consecutive years, which was a requirement for joining the city’s police force, according to a Feb. 8 Chicago Sun-Times article. That policy changed in 2011 following a finding by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission t...

Karen Lewis, president  of CTU, spoke to the media during a rally in the Loop on Feb. 4.  

CTU, supporters protest budget cuts, layoffs

February 8, 2016

Days after rejecting the Board of Education’s latest contract offer, more than 3,000 members and supporters of the Chicago Teacher’s Union protested alleged “toxic swaps,” layoffs and budget cut...

Document-based history education necessary

By Opinions Editor

November 16, 2015

This academic year, millions of elementary, middle and high school students are enrolled in American history classes. Depending on the politics of their state department of education or local school board, they may learn about how Christopher Columbus discovered America and how a bit over a century later, a friendship between Native Americans and English settlers resulted in the first Thanksgiving dinner. Attempts at making hi...

Robyn Wilson, a freshman dance major and one of two winners of Big Foot, said she started tap dancing when she was about 3 years old.

Students bring Big Foot back to the stage

November 9, 2015

Robyn Wilson and Joy Calhoun tied as winners of Big Foot, Columbia’s dance talent showcase held for the first time in two years on Nov. 5. at Stage Two, 618 S. Michigan Ave.The showcase’s dance styles...

Fo Wilson (3rd from top right), an art & art history professor awarded a $25,000 unrestricted grant, said she focuses on different representations of truth in her work.

3Arts celebrates innovative artwork of Columbia professor

October 19, 2015

Fo Wilson said it was her many questions about the African roots of European modernism and the contributions made by the African diaspora to modern design that drove her to do the work she does today.Wi...

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