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Ellen Chenoweth, interim director of the Dance Presenting Series, will be responsible for curating performances for the 2018–2019 season. 

New interim director appointed to Dance Presenting Series

September 18, 2017

Ellen Chenoweth has been appointed interim director and lead curator of the college’s nationally recognized Dance Presenting Series, following former director Bonnie Brooks’ retirement May 31. Chenoweth, who officially started Sept. 11, said she was familiar with DPS before heari...

Activism shown during ‘VMAs’ should not be temporary

Grammy nominees show improvement in award diversity

By Ariana Portalatin

September 5, 2017

Although social media labeled the 2017 MTV "Video Music Awards" as dull and more boring than previous years, politics and activism took center stage. Many celebrities took the opportunity at the Aug. 27 awards...

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...

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...

Belmont hopes to carry on Chicago pop-punk tradition with new EP

Belmont (from left to right): Joey Legittino (bass/vocals), Brian Lada (drums), Matt Fusi (lead guitar), Sam Patt (rhythm guitar) and Taz Johnson (vocals)

By Arts & Culture Reporter

September 21, 2015

Belmont is a pop-punk quintet  from Chicago’s North Side. Formed in 2014, the band has garnered a sizable following in the Chicago area. Its latest EP, Vicissitude, was recorded over a three-day peri...

Taylor Swift’s “Wildest Dreams” video an unrealistic representation

By Jacob Wittich, Managing Editor

September 8, 2015

On Aug. 30, amid the absurdity of the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, Taylor Swift dropped her latest music video for "Wildest Dreams," the fifth single off the star's record-breaking album, 1989. The Joseph Kahn-directed clip features Swift playing the role of a dark-haired, early 20th-century movie star who falls in love with her hunky co-star, played by Scott Eastwood, on the set of her latest flick in Africa. The video f...

Taylor Swift and Kanye West finally ‘Shake It Off’

By Managing Editor

April 27, 2015

Nearly six years after the infamous MTV Video Music Awards at which Kanye West interrupted Taylor Swift’s award acceptance speech, the two powerhouses have allegedly developed a revitalized, friendly relationship.Rumblings of the brewing friendship started back in February after West and Swift were seen chatting it up at the 2015 Grammy Awards, and the whispers were revived again when an April 24 Glamour U.K. article fi...

Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter

‘Kumiko’ a beautiful love letter to cult classic

April 13, 2015

There is a fine line between fact and fiction, especially in films. When retelling true stories, details are often embellished, and situations are exaggerated. Characters and events are often subject ...

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