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Lesbians in 1977 Gay Pride Parade. Judy Brabec on the left, In the middle: Kathleen Thompson and Christine Masterson.

Intergalactic lesbians, lavender labryses and everything in between

October 11, 2019

In the 1970s and 1980s, lesbians and feminists in Chicago did not have to look far to find spaces to call their own. In Wrigleyville, they could hole up in Susan B’s, a restaurant that only served two kinds...

Appreciate the good old days while they’re here

16 years later, it’s OK to laugh again

By Charlie Connelly

September 25, 2017

As “The Office’s” Andy Bernard once delicately put it, “I wish there was a way to know you’re in the good old days before you’ve actually left them.” I know that the best is yet to come,...

The Wabash Arts Corridor exhibit in 623 S. Wabash Ave. Building devotes space to showing how its murals were planned, and allows students to create a mural of their own. 

WAC opens new exhibit with variety of artwork

September 18, 2017

The Wabash Arts Corridor opened a new exhibit Sept. 15 that includes murals and a variety of interactive and performance art. Neysa Page-Lieberman, director and curator of the Department of Exhibitions, Performance and Student Spaces, said she considers the new exhibit, located a...

Murphy’s Bleachers, a family-owned Wrigleyville staple, is funding every Donors Choose project teachers in the 60613 zip code have posted.

Wrigleyville bar donates $20,000 to local schools

November 21, 2016

In honor of Chicago’s World Series win, well-known Cubs bar Murphy’s Bleachers is funding all of the Donors Choose projects in the 60613 zip code.Donors Choose is a website that allows people to dir...

World Series celebration continues in creative ways

Ozzy Munoz’s Dream City Tattoos has done 50 Cubs tattoos after the World Series.

By Arts & Culture Reporter

November 21, 2016

In the wake of the Cubs’ Nov. 2 World Series win, fans went all-out celebrating as they engaged in death-defying trust falls, skipped work and lined up in the early hours of the morning for the recor...

Kimberly Soenen, a documentary creative consultant who helped create the film

Documentary brings political tolerance to the table

November 7, 2016

The 2016 Presidential election features ongoing struggles between traditional political views and extreme ideologies, issues that may seem irreconcilable. However, Columbia students learned about a political tolerance ideology in an Oct. 31 screening of the documentary "Bring it ...

Young adult fiction gets its own coming-of-age story

Young adult fiction gets its own coming-of-age story

September 26, 2016

Sandie Angulo Chen is not the reader who comes to mind when literary critics dismiss young adult fiction as childish or second rate. A graduate of Columbia University, 40-year-old Chen has been a prof...

We must “meet our obligation to police and firefighters who answer our every call,” Mayor  Emanuel  told aldermen on Sept. 22.

Mayor Emanuel presents Chicago budget proposal

September 28, 2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel presented his 2016 budget proposal to the City Council on Sept. 22, unveiling a record proposed property tax hike, a new monthly garbage collection fee of $9.50 and what he claims are $...

Mary-Arrchie Theatre to say goodbye after three decades

Mary-Arrchie Theatre to say goodbye after three decades

September 8, 2015

After 30 years as an alternate theatre staple, the Mary-Arrchie Theatre Company will close its doors in August 2016 as developers reconstruct the building, terminating all of its business leases, according to Richard Cotovsky, founder and artistic director of the theater. Cotovsky is a na...

Under the Gun actors held back laughs while sharing personal stories with the audience. Left to right: Nick Bernardi, Erin Diehl and Sam Howard.

Professional party games amuse in Wrigleyville

September 8, 2015

Audience members wait with bated breath for the climax of Nick Bernardi’s story about sleeping with someone after knowing her for only an hour. When the punch line is delivered, the floor shakes...

Cubs fans experience Opening Day woes

By Sports & Health Reporter

April 10, 2015

Wrigley Field opened April 5 for the Cubs’ Opening Day game against the St. Louis Cardinals amid ongoing construction. The Cubs hosted the Cardinals for their first home series of the season before traveling to Colorado for a weekend series. Fans experienced a plethora of problems, from bathroom shortages to trouble navigating the ballpark, according to freshman journalism major Taylor Martin. Martin said he waited in line t...

Notable Native: Sue Ekkebus

By Assistant Metro Editor

November 17, 2014

When Sue Ekkebus’ son was diagnosed in high school with a blood illness that had the potential to develop into leukemia, she wasn’t about to take it lying down.She joined the Team in Training, a group associated with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, to run marathons and raise money for medical treatments. She is a licensed physical therapist assistant, a former elementary school teacher and the mother to her son, now ...

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