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Rap battle brings rhymes for Valentine’s Day

Rap battle brings rhymes for Valentine’s Day

By Kendrah Villiesse

February 6, 2017

More than a dozen underground rappers from across the nation are going to be putting their rhymes to the ultimate test in a Valentine’s Day rap battle.Valentine’s Day Massacre 4, a rap battle prese...

Jussie Smollett, best known for playing the character Jamal Lyon on the hit Fox drama “Empire,” spoke on the importance of diversity in Hollywood at an event celebrating African-American Heritage Month.

Jussie Smollett follows own path to success

February 15, 2016

Jussie Smollett, star of the TV drama “Empire” spoke with Joshua Short, a junior journalism major, about his pride in his African-American heritage and the struggle for representation in Hollywood....

From left, Madalyn Garcia, Karissa Talanian and Hanna Hazard make up the punk band Lil Tits and plan to release a full-length album by the end of the year on vinyl with a tour following.

Lil Tits lets ‘Freak Flag’ fly

February 1, 2016

With vocals nearly as loud and intense as its backing instruments, Chicago band Lil Tits is fighting “girl band” stereotypes. The group’s signature punk sound has been described as everything from “...

One section of Adjunct Professor Iymen Chehade’s “The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict” was not offered for the Spring 2016 Semester. During March 2014, he spoke at a forum about academic freedom.  

Previous dispute resurfaces after professor’s class cut

November 16, 2015

A section of adjunct professor Iymen Chehade’s “The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict” course was cut for the Spring 2016 Semester as of the beginning of registration. When the same course was cut in N...

Tape collectors keepin’ it reel

By Arts & Culture Reporter

January 26, 2015

Walking into a local thrift shop, a casual shopper may pass an old cassette player and a stack of tapes and think nothing of it. In 1975, when boomboxes featuring cassette decks were introduced to U.S. consumers, the cassette became the go-to source for portable music listening until being all but completely phased out by CDs in the mid-’80s. Although still a popular medium for alternative music junkies, it seems like the cassette...

PMCs play dangerous game

By Luke Wilusz

December 5, 2011

As someone who follows the game industry fairly closely, I was surprised to realize that “Blackwater,” a game based on the private military company (PMCs), was released at the end of October, and that I hadn’t heard of it. It’s hard to look at this game as anything short of propaganda—according to the reviews and descriptions that I could find online, the game plays up the company’s mercenary soldiers as heroes ...

Film fest connects Chicago to world

By Darryl Holliday

November 29, 2010

The Chicago Underground Film Festival has become a well-known gathering for local to international filmmakers. In its 18th year, organizers hope to reach a wider audience.While not overly defining “underground,” organizers of the festival say the goal is to connect Chicago filmmakers to one another and other parts of the world through a variety of experimental, independent films.Early submission acceptance officially ends...

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