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Mexican Dance Ensemble Mesmerizes Chicago

Mexican Dance Ensemble Mesmerizes Chicago

Bold red lipstick along with the colorful big dress skirts of whites, reds, greens, and yellows is the first thing that captures the audience. The skirts seem to flow on and on, and the audience’s eyes are glued to the patterns of the skirts when they’re twirled back and forth. But if that wasn’t enough […]

Project Outreach Links High School and College Students

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Project Outreach Links High School and College Students

Benito Juarez High School, a South Side public high school, launched a new program in September 2011 in hopes of increasing college attendance of its students. Araceli Diaz, a college advisor who founded the program, said she hopes this program would help answer many questions not specifically addressed in college prep pamphlets. Diaz called it […]

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Blagojevich Trial Almost At An End

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Blagojevich Trial Almost At An End

As people were lined up outside the courtroom Wednesday morning to get their tickets, former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich approached and greeted almost everyone with a smile and handshake. Even so, he politely greeted and introduced himself to a few Columbia College Chicago journalism students waiting in line with their media ethics & law professor. […]

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Political Activists Celebrate Pilsen and Little Village Civil Rights History

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Political Activists Celebrate Pilsen and Little Village Civil Rights History

Pilsen and Little Village residents gathered last month to hear a series of panel discussions “Oral Histories of Activism in Mexican Chicago,” which focused on political participation and civil rights within the Chicago neighborhoods. Maria Eugenia De La Torre, Northeastern Illinois University assistant professor, directed the 3-part forum held at Casa Aztlán in Pilsen on […]

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