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REVIEW: ‘Dear Evan Hansen’  raises bar for other musicals

REVIEW: ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ raises bar for other musicals

February 15, 2019

There isn’t aneasy way to review a show that picks at your brain the way “Dear Evan Hansen” does. Between the score and the script, a 500-word article does not quite do the six-time Tony-winning...

Ambassador Haley: UN diplomats are glued to Trump’s tweets

Ambassador Haley: UN diplomats are glued to Trump’s tweets

February 26, 2018

Before current U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley started her job, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger gave her this advice: “Put yourself in your adversary’s shoes, understand ...

Sexual assault must be addressed regardless of circumstances

Sexual assault must be addressed regardless of circumstances

By Arabella Breck

April 24, 2017

Cases of sexual assault and gender-based violence in South Sudan increased by 64 percent in 2016 compared with 2015, said Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General and U.N. Resident and H...

Developed countries must mind the gender pay gap

Developed countries must mind the gender pay gap

By Arabella Breck

March 27, 2017

Abuse and harassment is one of the top three issues women face in the modern workplace, said Manuela Tomei, director of International Labour Organization’s Working Conditions and Equality Department in a ...

Alvin Ailey showcases new work in Chicago dance performances

Alvin Ailey showcases new work in Chicago dance performances

March 21, 2017

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s visit to Chicago includes a premier piece called “r-Evolution, Dream,” choreographed by one of the company’s senior members.“Every climate influences...

Famine victims should not be victims of bad politics

Famine victims should not  be victims of bad politics

By Arabella Breck

March 6, 2017

One week after the South Sudanese government and U.N. declared a state of famine in South Sudan, there are reports of Sudanese people eating water lilies to stay alive, according to a Feb. 28 Al Jazeera a...

Human rights advocates needed now more than ever

Human rights advocates needed now more than ever

By Arabella Breck

February 20, 2017

Because of drastic human rights concerns around the world, the U.N. Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner presented its largest appeal ever—$253 million for 2017, according to a Feb. 15 article...

Rauner: ‘Let’s put Illinois back on the road to prosperity’

By Eric Bradach

February 15, 2017

Creating a balanced budget and jobs as well as more “comprehensive” state budget methods were the goals Gov. Bruce Rauner outlined Feb. 15 in his 2017 Budget Address.The road has been tough for the two-year politician. Rauner has been unable to compromise with the Democratically controlled General Assembly on a proposed spending plan since he took office, and the more than 19-month budget impasse has damaged the state...

Internet access is good for more than memes

Internet access is good for more than memes

By Arabella Breck

February 13, 2017

The idea of going without the internet or a smartphone for even a few hours might sound horrific to those who have had steady access since its creation. The internet's impact even made technology an esta...

Mental health support needed before adulthood

Mental health support needed before adulthood

By Brooke Pawling Stennett

February 6, 2017

Many actors long for the same success Emma Stone achieved after her 2010 film “Easy A” garnered a widespread fanbase and critical acclaim. Stone said in a Jan. 26 The Hollywood Reporter interview tha...

Creed singer talks solo tour, reminisces on career

Creed singer talks solo tour, reminisces on career

By Arts & Culture Reporter

November 28, 2016

Radio listeners may remember Grammy-winning rock band Creed for its late ‘90s and early 2000s hits including “My Sacrifice,” “With Arms Wide Open” and “Higher.” After the success of the 1999...

British politician on Brexit: ‘Culture beat economics’

British politician on Brexit: ‘Culture beat economics’

November 21, 2016

Alienation from the political system, anti-immigration sentiment, economic discontent, cultural anxiety and mistrust in government all contributed to the Brexit vote in June—and the success of Donald Trump...

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