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Coming to Chicago

Coming to Chicago

“Life-changing” is how I describe my experience in Chicago, where I spent a month as a fellow with WorldChicago’s Tech Innovation, Education, & Entrepreneurship Fellowship Program. It was my first time in the United States, and I am still having a hard time comprehending the urban bustle, skyscrapers and variety of people. What was strange […]

Marina and the Diamonds to Play First Lollapalooza

The natural assumption when people hear of the band Marina and the Diamonds is to think “the Diamonds” refers to the band playing behind singer/songwriter Marina Diamandis. What they soon learn is the diamonds are actually her fans. Diamandis will have plenty of diamonds in the crowd when she takes the stage at Lollapalooza 2015 […]

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Renaldi Exhibit on Display at Loyola University Museum of Art

Black and white. Male and female. Rich and poor. Old-fashioned and modern. These are just some of the social barriers Chicago-born photographer Richard Renaldi succeeds in tearing down in his newest photo project Touching Strangers. Started in 2007 after being inspired by scenes he captured in his cross-country expedition See America by Bus, Renaldi launched this project in […]

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Garage to Grant Park; Twin Peaks to Play Lollapalooza 2015

The Chicago-based band Twin Peaks will be recording at, as lead-vocalist Cadien Lake James puts it, a “slightly-remote location” in preparation for the band’s highly anticipated debut at Lollapalooza 2015 this weekend. Twin Peaks will be performing at music festival being held in Grant Park this coming Sunday at 1:30 P.M. The band, which shares […]

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The Chicago Tribune’s Eric Zorn Sits Down With Columbia Student Matthew Carlton

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The Chicago Tribune’s Eric Zorn Sits Down With Columbia Student Matthew Carlton

Eric Zorn is a columnist for the Chicago Tribune and creator of the Tribune’s first blog, Change of Subject. A University of Michigan graduate, Zorn has been a writer since 1980 and co-wrote the book Murder of Innocence about Laurie Dann, the woman who took a Winnetka elementary school hostage and murdered one boy. We […]

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PETA Protests Outside Chicago Hermès Store

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PETA Protests Outside Chicago Hermès Store

Protestors took to the streets last Tuesday afternoon in front Chicago’s Hermès fashion store, located in the downtown shopping district, to protest the brand’s use of reptile skin in their new line of bags and wristwatches. According to a press release by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA, the group was […]

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Raising Chickens in the City

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Raising Chickens in the City

Many children in large cities don’t have a chance to engage in more rural-like experiences, such as raising chickens, but one city school is giving its students just that opportunity. The Suder Montessori Magnet School, located in the East Garfield Park neighborhood, has a garden named the Peace Garden, where students learn about raising chickens. […]

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