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Mindfulness groups team up to quell violence

Mindfulness groups team up to quell violence

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Hema Pokharna has been teaching Nonviolent Communication for 21 years on Monday nights at Regents Park, 5050 S. Lake Shore Dr. She teaches the practices of Marshall Rosenberg, who created Nonviolent Communication teachings in the 1960s. The practice of Nonviolent Communication can help foster a peaceful response rather than a(…)

Christmas Around the World and Holidays of Light exhibit opens at MSI

By TONIA HILL Staff Writer The Museum of Science and Industry kicked off the holidays by opening its Christmas Around the World and the Holidays of Light exhibit, Thursday, Nov. 17. The exhibit showcases more than 50 decorated trees surrounded by a 45-foot-tall “Grand Tree” wrapped in 30,000 twinkling lights. Today, the Grand Tree was(…)

Police urge residents to be careful after reports of multiple robberies

By TONIA HILL Staff Writer Chicago Police are asking residents in the Hyde Park area to be careful as a result of two robberies in the area on Wednesday night, Nov. 16. In both incidents two-to-three offenders exited a vehicle described by victims as a white van or gray SUV, possibly a Jeep, surrounded the(…)

U. of C. student robbed

By TONIA HILL Staff Writer A University of Chicago student was robbed on Wednesday night, Nov. 16, off campus. The student was walking on the 5400 block of South Drexel Avenue at 7 p.m. when he was approached by two unknown men, according to Chicago Police. The men demanded that the student hand over his(…)

Promontory to kick off Chicago Podcast Festival

By TONIA HILL Staff Writer The first annual podcast festival in the City of Chicago kicks off in Hyde Park. The festival begins its tour at The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave., Thursday, Nov. 17, and presents shows at other locations through Nov. 19. Festival Producer Jonathan Pitts came up with the idea to(…)

Chicago Community Chorus to perform at West Point Baptist Church

The Chicago Community Chorus will perform its annual Songs of the Season concert at West Point Baptist Church, 3566-3572 S. Cottage Grove Ave., Saturday, Dec. 10. The concert, which is titled Great Joy Part 2, will feature selections from Michael McElroy, Joseph Joubert and Buryl Red’s work Great Joy- A Gospel Celebration. The concert will(…)

U. of C. soccer teams advance to NCAA Sweet 16

U. of C. soccer teams advance to NCAA Sweet 16

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Sports Writer The No.1 ranked University of Chicago Maroons men’s soccer team advanced to the NCAA Division III Sweet 16 after a 4-0 shutout victory over the Westminster College (MO) Blue Jays on Sunday night, Nov. 13, at Stagg Field, 5530 E. Ellis Ave. “A great first half,” said Mike Babst, head coach of the University of(…)

Eerie climate at school after presidential election

To the Editor:  I walk down the hallways. A certain eeriness is present. The eeriness that was present when, in seventh grade, I walked the streets of Paris after Charlie Hebdo. It was quiet. The usual sounds were not there. No teachers laughing together over coffee, no students causally watching Netflix on their laptops during(…)

Kenwood Track situation

To the Editor:  Its not surprising to find out that the athletic field at Kenwood is falling apart and Chicago Public Schools (CPS) won’t repair it. It doesn’t matter who owns the property, it’s about making the track and field better for our local students. As someone who has a great deal of experience in(…)

Kenwood’s basketball teams host Midnight Madness

Kenwood’s basketball teams host Midnight Madness

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Sports Writer To kick off the 2016-17 Illinois High School Association basketball season, the Kenwood Academy Broncos hosted the third annual Midnight Madness event, in honor of the boys and girls varsity basketball teams on Wednesday night, Nov. 9.   “I enjoyed the atmosphere tonight,” said Manny Patterson, senior and star center at(…)

Supermoon over Troy: “Les Troyens” at last comes to Lyric

Supermoon over Troy: “Les Troyens” at last comes to Lyric

By M.L. RANTALA Classical Music Critic What: “Les Troyens” Where: Lyric Opera, 20 N. Wacker Dr. When: Through Dec. 3 Tickets: Lyricopera.org The rarely performed “Les Troyens” has come to Lyric Opera of Chicago for the very first time. It is Hector Berlioz’s operatic retelling of parts of the “Aeneid” — a sprawling work never(…)

Camilla Fano ,99

Camilla Fano ,99

Camilla Fano [née Lattes] was born in Turin, Italy, on September 16, 1917, and died on November 3, 2016 in Chicago at a youthful 99 years of age. After graduating from high school in Milan, Italy she attended the University of Milan’s Engineering College.  There she completed 4 out of 5 years as one of(…)