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‘Admissions’ urges self-examination amid college admissions scandals

‘Admissions’ urges self-examination amid college admissions scandals

April 15, 2019

As head of admissions at Hillcrest Boarding School, Sherri Mason’s job is to bring more diversity to the predominantly white student population. Her son Charlie dreams of attending Yale, but when he learns his app...

Month of Theater offers ‘backstage pass’ to Belmont Theater District

Month of Theater offers ‘backstage pass’ to Belmont Theater District

October 10, 2017

Chicago’s theater scene is more or less the envy of the country, said Jeremy Wechsler, artistic director of Theater Wit in Lakeview, and the city needs to showcase its talent.Throughout October, the ...

State program to provide vets  with child care

State program to provide vets with child care

February 27, 2017

Since returning from serving six years  in the U.S. Army, Englewood resident Colzetta Jackson has had trouble finding and keeping a civilian job in the city—a problem she said many Chicago veterans f...

Mental illness stands tall in ‘Next to Normal’ musical

Mental illness stands tall in ‘Next to Normal’ musical

September 6, 2016

“Next to Normal”—a Pulitzer Prize-winning musical following the struggles of a suburban mother living with bipolar disorder—brings mental illness representation to the Boho Theatre’s final produ...

Laura Collins finds artistic inspiration in celebrity culture

Laura Collins finds artistic inspiration in celebrity culture

By Arts & Culture Editor

April 18, 2016

The time is 4:15 p.m. Matt Harkins and Viviana Olen are a bit scatterbrained as they answer the phone for an interview.Why? Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have posted their first-ever public selfie.“We’re freaking out ri...

Theater Wit brings gay marriage to center stage

Theater Wit brings gay marriage to center stage

January 25, 2016

In honor of its 20th anniversary, About Face Theatre is premiering “Le Switch,” a play about a gay couple exploring the meaning of  commitment amid nationwide marriage equality.“Le Switch” wa...

Renegades go ‘Wilde’

Renegades go ‘Wilde’

December 4, 2015

The Renegades, Columbia’s athletic organization, will introduce its first club during the Spring 2016 Semester, according to Michael Sempek, a senior television major and Renegades president.The outdoo...

‘Chi-raq’ trailer spikes concern

By Opinions Editor

November 9, 2015

Filmmaker Spike Lee has devoted his career to making socially conscious films examining race relations and urban issues. Lee’s upcoming film, “Chi-raq,” set to be released Dec. 4, is a fictional tale about the gang and gun violence plaguing Chicago’s South and West Sides. Set in the Englewood neighborhood, the story is based on the Greek play “Lysistrata,” by Aristophanes, in which women withhold sex from their husbands ...

College makes agreements with Chinese universities

College makes agreements with Chinese universities

April 20, 2015

The college may see an influx of international students as soon as the Fall 2015 Semester due to new agreements made between Columbia and higher education institutions in China, an initiative put fort...

Theater Wit’s ‘Full Monty’ leaves it all hanging out

Theater Wit’s ‘Full Monty’ leaves it all hanging out

April 6, 2015

With so many established theaters in Chicago, it is always exciting to find a theater on the cutting edge. In Kokandy Productions’ Americanized live version of the 1997 British film of the same name, ...

Behind the scenes of Theater Wit’s ‘Full Monty’

Behind the scenes of Theater Wit’s ‘Full Monty’

April 6, 2015

Darkness washed over the small theater as the crowd roared with excitement and anticipation.“They may not be young, pretty or very good, but tonight and one night only they’re here, live and going f...

Theater Wit uses ‘Simpsons’ satire for deeper meaning

Theater Wit uses ‘Simpsons’ satire for deeper meaning

February 16, 2015

Every so often, a theater company takes a chance on a play that may reach toward a specific demographic not yet familiar with traditional theater. Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., is appealing to fan...

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