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Toni Preckwinkle, Lori Lightfoot headed for mayoral runoff election

Toni Preckwinkle, Lori Lightfoot headed for mayoral runoff election

February 27, 2019

Chicago is poised to have its first black woman mayor. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and former Chicago Police Board President Lori Lightfoot will face off in an April 2 runoff election...

Beyoncé’s loss points to larger issue in music industry

Beyoncé’s loss points to larger issue in music industry

February 20, 2017

The 2017 Grammys aired Feb. 12, and when Adele’s album 25 beat Beyoncé’s Lemonade for Album of the Year, which spawned the hashtag #grammyssowhite. Many tweets focused on whether race is the reaso...

Mowing the lawn? STD study might want you to reconsider


By Ariel Parrella-Aureli

February 13, 2017

"If you stop shaving up there, I’ll stop shaving down there,” Mila Kunis tells Justin Timberlake with a sly look as the two hook up in “Friends with Benefits.” My teenaged, hopeless romantic m...

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Community members lead movement therapy workshop

October 31, 2016

They are practicing yoga, mirroring each other’s gestures and passing imaginary objects to one another--but mostly they are trying to heal.Students and members of therapy organizations joined a movement t...

Unrealistic makeup standards shouldn’t be covered up

Lauren Kostiuk

By Digital Content Manager

September 12, 2016

Singer Alicia Keys announced in May she would go bare-faced and stop wearing makeup because she was tired of “covering up.”Keys was greeted with a social media frenzy when she debuted her makeup-free look d...

‘Bubble zone’ ordinance serves valid need

September 6, 2016

Chicago’s controversial “bubble zone” ordinance is under attack by the Pro-Life Action League and the Live Pro Life Group, as reported Aug. 23 by The Chicago Tribune. The groups often protest in front of abortion clinics and sued the city to invalidate the law they say is unconstitutional. The law allows patients visiting medical facilities an 8-foot “bubble” of space between them and protesters once they are 50 ...

Minimum wage employees and allies chanted outside the home of Ken Griffin, a wealthy global investment manager, at 800 N. Michigan Ave. on April 14. Protesters demanded that the minimum wage be increased to $15 an hour. 

Chicago workers fight for $15

April 18, 2016

Minimum wage workers and their supporters rallied in the South Loop on April 14, in tandem with nationwide protests calling for both a $15 minimum hourly wage and union rights.Hundreds gathered in the afte...

Eric Freedman, who is currently dean of the James L. Knight School of Communication at Queens University in Charolotte, accepted the position of Dean of the School of Media Arts at Columbia, beginning July 1

College scooped on own new dean announcement

February 27, 2016

The weekend before an official announcement was to be made to the Columbia community, news broke unexpectedly Feb. 26 that Eric Freedman, a finalist for the position of dean of the School of Media Arts, h...

College approves planning, development of new student center

Columbia should use its own artists to create student center

November 9, 2015

Columbia students have long called for the addition of a student center to the college’s otherwise disjointed group of campus buildings, a facet of many other area colleges that proves valuable to uniti...

Sounds like independence

Sounds like independence

By Arts & Culture Reporter

February 16, 2015

In 2011, alternative-rock band The Maine was working on recording its third album, Pioneer, in a studio. According to guitarist Kennedy Brock, the album was recorded and presented as a final product to W...

Anti-abortion laws strip women of rights

By Maria Castellucci

November 10, 2014

Despite the Supreme Court’s ruling that women have the right to an abortion in the landmark Roe v. Wade case in 1973, many women still struggle to exercise this right.In Texas, a law passed in 2013 caused 32 clinics to close in October under additional abortion restrictions, leaving only eight abortion centers accessible to the more than four million women in the state, according to an Oct. 5 New Yorker report.Texas is one...

Surviving the big pay off

By Maria Castellucci & Matt McCall Opinions Editor & Features Editor

October 27, 2014

Russell Harrison might never have paid off his student loans if he hadn’t had his debt consolidated.Upon graduating in 2008 from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, after receiving a bachelor’s of arts in music composition, he owed $40,000–50,000 in private and federal student loans. At the time, he was working at 7-Eleven and a Millworks furniture construction factory, operating heavy machinery. He worked mornings an...

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