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Hyde Park Youth Symphony holiday concert at Logan

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer The Hyde Park Youth Symphony (HPYS) will be performing it’s annual holiday concert tomorrow, Dec. 14, at 7:30 p.m. Conducted by Music Director, Matthew Sheppard, the HPYS is comprised of middle and high school students. The concert will take place at the Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th(…)

4th Ward candidate objections

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Since the deadline for candidate nominations for the 4th Ward Alderman special election ended on Nov. 28, five objections have been made to four candidates in response to their nomination papers and petitions. The first hearing in regards to these objections took place on Monday, Dec. 12, at the Board(…)

Students draft resolution to make U. of C. a sanctuary campus

 Staff Writer Members from the University of Chicago’s (U. of C.) College Council (CC) are considering a resolution that would ask university officials to make the U. of C. a sanctuary campus for undocumented students. Veronica Myers, Kosi Achife, and Jahne Brown, first-year students and members of the CC and Moises Rodriguez,(…)

57th Street Wines officially opens

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer 57th Street Wines, 1448 E. 57th St. officially opened over the weekend. Steven Lucy, owner of Open Produce, 1635 E. 55th St., presented the idea for a wine store back in July to overwhelming support from the community. The store boasts a wide range of wines from all over the(…)

Multiple robberies at U. of C. appear to be related

By TONIA HILL Staff Writer On Friday night, Dec. 9, there were three robberies in the area near the University of Chicago (U. of C.) campus. The University of Chicago Police Department (UCPD) and the Chicago Police Department (CPD) responded to the incidents that appear to be related. At 9:15 p.m. a university medicine staff(…)

DuSable’s annual holiday gala

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer This Sunday, Dec. 11, the DuSable Museum of African American History will be hosting its 23rd Annual Holiday Glitz Benefit Gala. The theme of this year’s black tie gala is “Capturing the Holiday Season with Elegance.” The event will take place at 4 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency at McCormick(…)

Muntu Dance Theater to perform at Logan Center

By TONIA HILL Staff Writer The Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago will perform its fall concert series, “Manifest,” Saturday night, Dec. 10, at the Logan Center, 915 E. 60th St. “Manifest” features a collection of new and classic choreographic works that will be performed along with sister company, Nunufatima Dance Company and other guests. Radio(…)

U. of C. to host future of healthcare under Trump discussion

By TONIA HILL Staff Writer The University of Chicago will be hosting a discussion titled, “Single Payer 101: The Future of Healthcare under Trump,” Friday afternoon, Dec. 9, at the Biological Sciences Learning Center, 924 E. 57th St. The discussion will focus on single payer healthcare and the future of the American healthcare system under(…)

CPS and U. of C. create website to help students choose high schools

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Chicago Public Schools (CPS) has partnered with University of Chicago’s UChicago Impact to create High School Bound, a website made to help elementary school students decide which high school is best the best fit for them. When students visit the site at HSbound.org, which went live on Monday, Dec. 5,(…)

U. of C.  Charter School gets book donation

U. of C. Charter School gets book donation

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Earlier today, the University of Chicago (U. of C.) Charter School Woodlawn campus, 6420 S. University Ave., celebrated the donation of 15,000 free books from Scholastic Book Fairs and My Very Own Library. The four campuses that make up the U. of C. Charter School were the only schools in(…)

WhistleSTOP program to host mini-launch

A recent spike in crime in the Hyde Park neighborhood over the last few weeks has some Hyde Park residents on high alert, and as a result, some are looking for ways to stay safe. The WhistleSTOP program will host a mini-launch, Saturday, Dec. 10 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Harper Court, 5235(…)

Kenwood prevails over Whitney Young in Chicago Elite Classic

Kenwood prevails over Whitney Young in Chicago Elite Classic

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Sports Writer In the final game of the 2016 Fifth Annual Chicago Elite Classic, the Kenwood Academy High School Broncos defeated the Whitney Young Dolphins 67-65 in front of a packed house at the UIC Pavilion on Saturday night, Dec 3. “Tonight we felt like we had something to prove,” said Bryson Langon, starting point guard(…)