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Hugh Lee is a ‘Class Act’

Hugh Lee is a ‘Class Act’

April 29, 2018

From his life to his laurels, Hugh Lee always keeps it honest. The 22-year-old Chicago rapper keeps it cool, using his witty bars and skilled flow to voice a fresh message. Lee will perform May 2 at Elbo ...

Experts say Emanuel’s  housing funds fall short

Experts say Emanuel’s housing funds fall short

January 23, 2017

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced a pilot program to develop vacant homes in Chicago neighborhoods that “need investment and jobs” and plans to invest $2 million in designated communities renovating 50 single...

More crisis counseling needed in Chicago schools

By Editorial Board

November 30, 2015

Traumatic events like divorce or the death of a relative can disrupt a child’s behavior, schoolwork and attention span, according to the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. Research also suggests trauma is particularly prevalent among students living on Chicago’s South and West sides, which are plagued by gun and gang violence. A 2007 study by Dexter Voisin, an associate professor at the University of Chicago, sur...

Music grad sings heart out on ‘The Voice’

Music grad sings heart out on ‘The Voice’

November 9, 2015

Hanna Ashbrook, a 2013 music alumna, became the second Columbia grad to be featured on NBC’s “The Voice” this season when she performed a cover of Tegan and Sara’s “Closer” before being eliminat...

‘Black or White’ leaves no room for gray area

‘Black or White’ leaves no room for gray area

February 16, 2015

In America, conversations about race often take place in a world of gray. The film “Black or White,” a new family drama written and directed by Mike Binder, does not take place in this world, thou...

Mayoral candidates get candid about Chicago

Mayoral candidates get candid about Chicago

February 16, 2015

With little more than a week before the election, the only thing Chicago’s mayoral candidates seem to agree on is that stripping Little League team Jackie Robinson West of their national title was a trav...

Moodle: the sinking ship

By Editorial Board

February 2, 2015

In less than three months, Moodle, Columbia’s notorious learning management system, will replace OASIS and serve as the college’s only official online classroom component. The college is hoping to truly integrate technology into its learning experience with Moodle, but years of bumps in the road on the journey to digitally enhancing the classroom should not go unnoticed or unaddressed. Students and faculty use Moodle—...

Notable Native: Dorothea Tobin

Notable Native: Dorothea Tobin

January 26, 2015

Three times a week, Chicago Public Schools teacher Dorothea Tobin and 38 students fill a cramped, brick-walled office on Chicago’s West Side at North Lawndale College Prep., 1616 S. Spaulding Ave. A...

Enhanced online tool tracks snowplows

Enhanced online tool tracks snowplows

December 1, 2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the Department of Innovation and Technology and the Department of Streets and Sanitation announced Nov. 14 enhancements made to ChicagoShovels.org.The tool, a division of the City o...

Courage Campaign aims to stop sexual assault

Courage Campaign aims to stop sexual assault

November 3, 2014

Kara Crutcher, an Uptown resident and South Side native, said she was first sexually harassed on public transportation at the age of 14. Now, 10 years later, she has decided to do something about it. ...

West Side neighborhood becomes home to Chicago’s first fitness park

West Side neighborhood becomes home to Chicago’s first fitness park

October 13, 2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Alderman Bob Fioretti (2nd Ward), who recently announced his mayoral candidacy, attended the Oct. 5 ribbon-cutting ceremony for Chicago’s first fitness park on the West Side in East...

Bring farmers markets to West Side

April 21, 2014

Despite a sputtering spring, it’s almost summer in Chicago, which means the city’s farmers markets will soon be in full swing. However, not all Chicagoans have access to market stalls and fresh produce.Of the city’s 44 markets, only nine are located on the West Side. Among those, only one is south of the Eisenhower Expressway, leaving Lawndale and other lower West Side neighborhoods without easy access to the markets. Whi...

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