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Raffe’s Record Riot

Raffe’s Record Riot

On Cicero Avenue, a mannequin of Elvis Presley peers outside the window, guarding relics of a different time. That Elvis mannequin is guarding Raffe’s Record Riot. Raffe’s is a dedicated record store that has been lingering around now for 30 years and counting. Even while facing the digital future and despite business slowing down, it […]

The War on Slacktivism

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The War on Slacktivism

Slacktivism- (n.) the delusion that your reposts actually change anything. It is easy to be an activist online. We know this. We do this. My Facebook feed is often full of my like-minded, progressive, liberal friends sharing their beliefs, from photo collages of alarming statistics to HuffPo articles that they probably only had time to […]

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Librarian at Jones College Prep wants students to read more

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Librarian at Jones College Prep wants students to read more

A South Loop high school will try to make its students read more. A presentation made during a local school council meeting on Dec. 8 by Fran Feeley, Jones College Prep’s librarian, showed that even though the school has more than 6,000 books, only 420 have been checked out this quarter. “There is a popular […]

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