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Target meets with community ahead of liquor license decision

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Hyde Park residents expressed their grievances about Target’s intent to sell liquor in its new Hyde Park store at a community meeting, Wednesday night, Nov. 9, hosted by Ald. Sophia King (4th). The Hyde Park Target, 1330 E. 53rd St., applied for a liquor license, Sept. 13. Once she learned(…)

WHPK to meet with U. of C. reps

By TONIA HILL Staff Writer Staff members and DJs from WHKP 88.5 will meet with University of Chicago representatives to resolve ongoing issues between the community and student-run radio station and the university. The announcement for the meeting was made Monday, Nov. 7, on the station’s “Save WKHP’” Facebook page. Since September, programming at WHPK(…)

U. of C. students scream in protest of election

By TONIA HILL Staff Writer As the results from the presidential election poured in Tuesday evening, Nov.8, some University of Chicago (U. of C.) students found a remedy to ease their frustration: screaming. Victoria Constant, a freshman at the U. of C. created a spontaneous event on Facebook called “Primal Scream” for students to shout(…)

Mobile tattoo shop offers free airbrush tattoos

Mobile tattoo shop offers free airbrush tattoos

By TONIA HILL Staff Writer The Chicago Field Museum, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr., is hosting a free airbrush tattoo event in Hyde Park tonight from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. The mobile tattoo shop is on Lake Park West Avenue between 53rd and 54th streets, steps away from The Promontory. The goal of the(…)

How Hyde Park voted in Election 2016

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Based on the polls leading up to Election Day, last night’s presidential election results ended in an unexpected way: Republican nominee, Donald Trump, won 279 out of the 270 needed electoral votes. While Trump won in the Electoral College, Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton, won the popular vote among Americans, especially(…)

Voters approve Lockbox Amendment

By TONIA HILL Staff Writer A measure that will prevent lawmakers from using transportation revenue for non-transportation purposes received widespread approval on Election Day, Nov. 8. The Center for Municipal Finance at the University of Chicago was against the approval of measure. The State Legislature approved the Lockbox Amendment, also known as the Safe Roads(…)

Congratulations to KOCO for organizing the elected school board town hall meeting

To the Editor: The Town Hall Meeting about an Elected Representative School Board for Chicago, held at Operation Rainbow PUSH on October 17, was organized and hosted by the Kenwood Oakland Community Organization (KOCO), the Lugenia Burns Hope Center, and Action Now, all members of the Grassroots Education Movement (GEM). The members of these organizations(…)

Chicago Ensemble to kick off 40th season at I-House

By HANNA PFEIFFER Global Voices Metcalf Fellow On Sunday, Nov.13, the Chicago Ensemble, a musical group known for its eclectic repertoire, will begin its 40th season with a performance at the University of Chicago’s International House. Pianist Gerry Rizzer, who has arranged this Sunday’s concert, explained that he founded the Chicago Ensemble 40 years ago(…)

A magnificent opera about a magnificent woman

A magnificent opera about a magnificent woman

By M.L. RANTALA Classical Music Critic During his final appearance at the White House press correspondents’ dinner, Barack Obama joked that if his remarks went over well he could, in years to come, deliver them to Goldman Sachs and “earn some serious Tubmans.” When the new Harriet Tubman 20-dollar-bill enters circulation it’s likely that Obama’s(…)

Review: Nothing to laugh at in “The Fairy Queen”

By M.L. RANTALA Classical Music Critic What: “The Fairy Queen” Where: The Studebaker Theater (410 S. Michigan Ave.) When: Through Nov. 13 Contact: chicagooperatheater.org Chicago Opera Theater re-introduced the Studebaker Theater, newly renovated, to Chicago audiences Saturday night with the opening of “The Fairy Queen” by Purcell, making this production the first time in 40(…)

Kenwood football star excels as three-sport athlete

Kenwood football star excels as three-sport athlete

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Sports Writer As a three sport athlete for the Kenwood Academy High School Broncos, senior Jabari Simpson has excelled in a number of key positions in the areas of football, basketball and track and field for the school varsity sports programs. In his junior season as running-back, Simpson rushed for a Broncos(…)

2016 Election results

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer A tight knit race between presidential candidates ended late last night with the official result ending in American voters choosing Republican candidate, Donald Trump. Despite the outcome, Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton, led the vote for Chicago voters at 70.95 percent with a total of 12,654 votes.The other presidential candidates didn’t(…)