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“Damage and Joy”

“Damage and Joy”

Alex Hughes
May 17, 2017
Filed under A & E, MUSIC

The Jesus and Mary Chain have always been the kings of cool, but their new LP, “Damage and Joy,” secures their seat on the throne. Released March 24. 2017, “Damage and Joy” was well worth the nearly 20 years of silence from the band following their 1998 release “Munki.” Brothers Jim and W...

Riot Fest 2017 Lineup Announced

Riot Fest 2017 Lineup Announced

Alex Hughes
May 10, 2017
Filed under A & E, MUSIC

Courtesy of Riotfest.org The 2017 Riot Fest  lineup has been announced, and, as usual, Riot Fest knocked it out of the park. This fall weekend of punk and indie music was created as a multi-venue festival in Chicago in 2005. Since then, Riot Fest has found a permanent home in Douglas Park in Chicago ...

Shorts on the Ledge 2017

Shorts on the Ledge 2017

Ruby Taylor and Avani Carter
May 1, 2017
Filed under NEWS, POETRY

Community High School's annual poetry reading Shorts on the Ledge happened on Tuesday, April 25, during Forum time in Craft Theatre. This annual reading originally started on the second floor ledge near the main office. Poets would stand on the ledge, and people would come clog up the hallway and watch....

Mr. B’s Boogie and Blues Celebration at The Ark

Mr. B’s Boogie and Blues Celebration at The Ark

Isaac McKenna
May 1, 2017
Filed under A & E, MUSIC, PHOTO GALLERIES

“Has anyone been to all 20?” Mark Braun asked the crowd at The Ark. A silence ensued in which every member of the audience looked around at everyone else. “Just me then.” This was met with laughter and applause for the man who has made it all happen. Saturday April 22 was the 20th Annivers...

Lollapalooza 2017 Line Up Review

Lollapalooza 2017 Line Up Review

Alex Hughes, Journalist
April 27, 2017
Filed under A & E, MUSIC

A look into a few of the many acts playing this year's Lollapalooza.

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Monday Afternoon Poetry

Monday Afternoon Poetry

Zoe Lubetkin
April 26, 2017
Filed under A & E

“Poetry is surging. It is rising up.” Ellen Stone, Community High school teacher and poetry club advisor, spoke these words to the people in the full Craft Theatre, looking out at the audience from behind a microphone on the raised platform. They weren’t the first things said at the poetry re...

Caring For Your Record Collection

Caring For Your Record Collection

Alex Hughes
April 26, 2017
Filed under A & E, MUSIC

In December of 2016, the sales of vinyl records surpassed those of MP3s from online retailers such as iTunes and Amazon for the first time in over a decade. People are digging out their parents’ old turntables and flocking to record stores by the millions, in search of pure musical nostalgia. New re...

Marlin Jenkins, Not The Poet

Marlin Jenkins, Not The Poet

Kyndall Flowers
April 19, 2017
Filed under A & E

What do you think is the responsibility of an ally? Some people are really pushing against that word: ally. I think that’s useful. In general, I think my view on a lot of things is to resist the buzzword because there are all these associated meanings that come with it. If I say ally, and you say...

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