Graffiti: Making the leap from illegal to legal

By Ashley Altus Before picking up a spray paint can for her aerosol art, Gloe One  was writing her nickname on random places she might be visiting throughout Chicago. She got into graffiti because she envisioned herself painting outside on walls just like the graffiti crews did in her neighborhood. The city has taken down her […]

The Art of Style: Meet the Met’s Costume Institute Conservator Sarah Scaturro

By Emma Sandler “Jacqueline de Ribes: The Art of Style” showcases the French countess’ couture wardrobe through February 21 at the Metropolitan Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  De Ribes, 86,  remains a Parisian fashion icon and the exhibit features approximately 60 haute couture and ready-to-wear ensembles, primarily from de Ribes’ personal archive, from 1962 […]

Can Loyola win back-to-back state championships?

By Maddie Lee The night of Nov. 28, coach John Holecek stood in front of his kneeling team in the postgame huddle and raised his voice above the screaming fans to tell his players they had achieved something special. Not only did Loyola Academy (14-0) win the state title that night, it did so on […]

Tzedakah and Sadaqah: Charity tradition gets Jews and Muslims together

By Yingxu Jane Hao This year on the eve of Hanukkah, Oak Park Temple in the western suburbs hosted an intersection of three major Abrahamic religious traditions. Families from the Muslim Leadership Academy of the Islamic Foundation Mosque joined families from the Religious School of Oak Park Temple on Saturday, Dec. 5. for an evening […]

City divided: Should Emanuel resign?

By Steve Musal The two weeks since the city released the Laquan McDonald shooting video have been filled with protests, resignations, promises and apologies. However, Mayor Rahm Emanuel adamantly maintains he will not resign. The citizens are divided in opinion, with 51 percent of Chicagoans in favor of his resignation, according to an Illinois Observer […]