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Chicago Jazz Philharmonic pays tribute to NOLA at the MAC

By   /  March 26, 2014  /  Arts & Entertainment, Music  /  Comments Off

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The Chicago Jazz Philharmonic played the MAC on Saturday, taking over the Belushi Performance Hall with “Mardi Gras Carnival: A Salute to New Orleans.” Orbert Davis directed the show, which according to him was, “a celebration of the culture and the freedom of musical interpretation that happened [in New Orleans].” The performance started of with […]

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Community farm food for thought

By   /  March 26, 2014  /  News  /  Comments Off

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Just weeks after rebranding the college, “the new school of thought,” the administration has decided to eliminate the Community Education Farm. Those two ideas – the rebranding and the farm – seem separate, but when examined together reveal something troubling about the school we attend. The loss of the farm is a bummer in its […]

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Spring break in the burbs

By   /  March 26, 2014  /  Arts & Entertainment, Music, Opinion  /  Comments Off

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The car’s all packed, the cooler’s full and  your friend made what he promises to be “the best road trip playlist ever, seriously dude.” It’s spring break, and you’re road tripping down to PCB or PBR or whatever acronym the kids are flocking to these days. That is, unless, you don’t live in a low […]

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How should the U.S. respond to Russia in Crimea?

By   /  March 26, 2014  /  2014 Spring, News, Opinion, Point / Counter Point  /  Comments Off

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Haroon Atcha // Political Columnist With the annexation of Crimea, Vladimir Putin has called our bluff. Our tough talk has in the end, not amounted to much. Crimea isn’t worth the fight to America, and Western Europe can’t live without Russia’s investments. That being said, the sovereignty of borders must be respected and we shouldn’t […]

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Big trouble in little Kiev: a summary of the Ukraine protests

By   /  March 6, 2014  /  News, Opinion  /  Comments Off

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By now, most have heard mention of the protests in Ukraine. Months of protests culminating in an incredibly bloody conflict last week, have finally resulted in a temporary lull after the ousting of President Viktor Yanukovych. But what actually happened? With the speed at which news has been coming out, if you haven’t been watching […]

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Diana Martinez Wants You! New MAC Director Pushes For Students On Stage

By   /  March 6, 2014  /  Arts & Entertainment, Theater  /  Comments Off

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At the end of January, the college announced the MAC’s Interim Director, Diana Martinez, would be named Director of the MAC. A lot has been said about her impressive credentials and extensive experience, but little has been said about her personally. The question that seems to be on the students’ minds is, “Who is this […]

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Freedom Rider Speaks On Campus

By   /  March 6, 2014  /  Around COD, Events, News  /  Comments Off

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Thomas Armstrong spoke to students and faculty about his time as a freedom rider last Thursday, in an event sponsored by the Living Leadership Program. Armstrong, author of “Autobiography of a Freedom Rider: My Life as a Foot Soldier for Civil Rights” shared his story with a diverse crowd, urging them towards activism and encouraging […]

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Keb’ Mo’ brings down the house; first performer at new MAC

By   /  February 14, 2014  /  Arts & Entertainment, Music  /  Comments Off

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Grammy Award-winning artist Keb’ Mo’ kicked off the McAninch Arts Center 2014 performance series on Saturday night with an impressive presentation of his signature blues-inspired style. The MAC, which completed a 14-month, $35 million renovation last December was filled with people, despite the prohibitive weather conditions that made driving a nightmare. The 800-seat Performance Hall […]

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COD African American Read-In Success

By   /  February 7, 2014  /  Around COD, Arts & Entertainment, News  /  Comments Off

February is Black History Month and the COD African American Read-In saw massive success last week. Monday’s African American Read-In was tremendously successful, bringing together an impressive and diverse lineup of speakers to share selections from African American writers, poets and artists. The event was sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English, the […]

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Pedal Faster: COD Student Band “Borrowed Bicycle”

By   /  February 7, 2014  /  Arts & Entertainment, Music  /  Comments Off

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A dozen dreadlocked hippies walk into a Wrigleyville bar. It’s not the beginning of a joke- in fact, according to the doorman, it’s not even unique anymore. Borrowed Bicycle, the band they’re there to see, is a product of the changing music scene in Chicago, one shifting away from whiney pop-punk and full-charge bluegrass, into […]

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