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I am a 21 year old Journalism major at Columbia College Chicago. I love road tripping, yoga, and tall mountains that beg to be climbed.
Election Night: the Chicago students’ perspective

Election Night: the Chicago students’ perspective

“Anxious,” “scared” and “hopeful” were a few of the words that Chicago’s college students used to describe how they felt on Election Night. Three Chicago higher education institutions — Loyola University Chicago, University of Illinois at Chicago and Columbia College — held Election Night viewing parties, each with their own unique spin. UIC took a casual approach to the night, […]

Six highlights from the final presidential debate

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Six highlights from the final presidential debate

The 2016 presidential debates have come to an end with the third and final debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump held Oct. 19 in Las Vegas. Although this debate returned to the traditional format, not a “town hall,” it was anything but ordinary. Here are some of the more memorable highlights: “Rip the baby […]

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Presidential debate, round two: sexism vs. emails

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Presidential debate, round two: sexism vs. emails

The second presidential debate on Sunday night, at Washington University in St. Louis, MO, began without the customary handshake and ended with bit of a counseling session. The “town-hall” style debate allowed a select group of undecided voters, chosen by the Gallup Organization, to ask Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican candidate Donald Trump their […]

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Historic Maxwell Street Market shifts focus toward becoming food mecca

For over 100 years Chicago’s Maxwell Street Market in Little Italy has been showcasing the city’s most prominent ethnic cultures. Today, the market once known to the locals as a place where anyone could find and buy anything, is quickly shifting its focus to becoming a multi-cultural “food destination.” “We try to coin ourselves as […]

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