On a sunny February day, twenty-five UofC students file out of a yellow school bus for a Chicago Studies Program oral history project at the Vivian Carter Apartments.
by Samantha Hobson •
When I first moved downtown, I tried to bike to campus a few times. Unfortunately, I always forget that I am a really sweaty person, and I quickly learned why biking would be a bad idea.
by Zachary Goldhammer •
On Gun Appreciation Day, I didn’t meet many people who wanted Chicago to look more like Texas. Instead, I ended up at an event in Hyde Park where residents had decided to make Chicago look more like Osaka.
by Katryce Lassle •
Four men, one woman; she’s blonde, while the guys sport variations of an unkempt jet-black mop. She, Lariyah Daniels, traverses the stage in a leather corset, while her band- mates assume their positions: guitarists riffing with their legs wide apart, drummer headbang- ing, everyone wearing an evil grin.
by Isaac Dalke •
Taylor Brooks walks in, still wearing her Woodlawn Secondary School uniform underneath a purple coat. She takes a seat at the end of the table and pulls out one of Wendelin Van Draanen’s “Sammy Keyes” books. She keeps quiet and…
by Rachel Lazar •
As you enter the apartment at 55th and Hyde Park, the projector is on your left. Straight ahead, a canvas covered with what looks like multi-colored sponges hangs on a wall. When I ask about it, Julian Antos urges me…
by Chris Kubik •
Tucked in the Performance Penthouse of the UofC’s Logan Center, Michael Ondaatje induced just as much laughter as he did thought at his talk last Monday, unafraid to admit that he’s neither working on any writing nor aware of the…
by John Gamino •
“It’s complicated.” That was how Bryant Jackson-Green, chairman of the libertarian UofC student organization Students for a Free Society, summed up his position on the Occupy movement for an audience member as he made his way up to the podium…