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Taxi drivers protested  ride-share services on Oct. 8, claiming  services like Uber should be held to the same standards as taxi drivers. 

Cabbies protest ride-share disparities

October 12, 2015

Taxi drivers demonstrated Oct. 8 against what they claim is the unfair lack of regulation enjoyed by ride-share services such as Uber and Lyft. Some drivers went on strike and chose to stay home, while...

Jeff Awards recognizes Columbia talent

Laurel Vogel, a senior theatre major, was nominated for the 2015 Equity Jeff Awards for her role in the ensemble of the Hypocrite Theater's production of

By Campus Reporter

October 2, 2015

More than a dozen alumni and faculty and a current student from Columbia's Theatre Department have been nominated for this year's Equity Jeff Awards, an annual award that recognizes excellence in Chicago...

Lead Aubrey McGrath with Janelle Villas, Dakota Hughes, Whitney Dottery, Elisa Carlson and the cast of “American Idiot” speaking to the crowd.

‘American Idiot’ punks up Chicago

September 28, 2015

Wake up, Green Day fans—September is ending, which means the “American Idiot” musical is entering its final month in Chicago. “American Idiot,” by theater collective The Hypocrites, will run throug...

Lucio Silla finale

Mozart’s ‘Lucio Silla’ premieres in Chicago

September 28, 2015

Fall is not the only thing that kicked off last week. Chicago Opera Theater started its season with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Lucio Silla” at the Harris Theater, 205 E. Randolph St. The show, a Ch...

Assassination Theater

‘Assassination Theater’ educates and entertains

September 28, 2015

Author, journalist, and playwright Hillel Levin spent seven years extensively researching declassified documents pertaining to the 1963 assassination of former President John F. Kennedy to piece together t...

We must “meet our obligation to police and firefighters who answer our every call,” Mayor  Emanuel  told aldermen on Sept. 22.

Mayor Emanuel presents Chicago budget proposal

September 28, 2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel presented his 2016 budget proposal to the City Council on Sept. 22, unveiling a record proposed property tax hike, a new monthly garbage collection fee of $9.50 and what he claims are $...

‘Mandatory’ sexual assault webinar should be enforced

By Editorial Board

September 28, 2015

To increase education about on-campus sexual misconduct, the college launched “Think About It,” a mandatory online training module for students, staff and faculty last spring. In an April 17 email to students, vice president of Student Success Mark Kelly announced a May 30 deadline, giving students more than a month to complete the webinar.“You will receive reminders from me in the coming weeks,” Kelly said in the...

Mary-Arrchie Theatre to say goodbye after three decades

Mary-Arrchie Theatre to say goodbye after three decades

September 8, 2015

After 30 years as an alternate theatre staple, the Mary-Arrchie Theatre Company will close its doors in August 2016 as developers reconstruct the building, terminating all of its business leases, according to Richard Cotovsky, founder and artistic director of the theater. Cotovsky is a na...

More than 10,000 audience members enjoyed the Internet Cat Video Festival’s reel at the 2013 Minnesota State Fair.

Internet Cat Video Festival will land on its feet in Chicago

September 8, 2015

Cat videos, adoptable cats and a personal appearance by a celebrity cat will highlight the third annual Internet Cat Video Festival, scheduled for Sept. 19 at Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Ave...

Under the Gun actors held back laughs while sharing personal stories with the audience. Left to right: Nick Bernardi, Erin Diehl and Sam Howard.

Professional party games amuse in Wrigleyville

September 8, 2015

Audience members wait with bated breath for the climax of Nick Bernardi’s story about sleeping with someone after knowing her for only an hour. When the punch line is delivered, the floor shakes...

The Madison Street Theater, located at 1010 Madison St. in Oak Park, will host the production of

‘The Bacchae’ still intoxicates audiences

September 8, 2015

The Saltbox Theater Collective of Oak Park brought a revitalized showing of “The Bacchae” to the Madison Street Theater, 1010 Madison St., on Sept. 3. After its Sept. 3 opening, it is scheduled to ...

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Holds on marijuana licenses will not stop HerbFront’s debut

January 26, 2015

HerbFront, a member of Elmspring’s accelerator program, is set to debut its website the first week of February. However, Gov. Bruce Rauner’s delay to issue business licenses for the distribution and c...

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