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Indian film exploring Obama’s influence to make U.S. debut at Doc Films

Indian film exploring Obama’s influence to make U.S. debut at Doc Films

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer The U.S. premiere of “Om Obama” will take place at 3 p.m. on Oct. 25 at Doc Films at the University of Chicago in Ida Noyes Hall, 1212 E. 59th St. The screening will be followed by Q and A session with director Janaki Vishwanathan. “Om Obama” is a(…)

Non-profit HotHouse arts festival coming to Hyde Park this weekend

Non-profit HotHouse arts festival coming to Hyde Park this weekend

The HotHouse will launch its “Old and New Dreams Festival” at the Promontory this weekend. HotHouse, a nonprofit arts organization, will culminate its yearlong celebration series with the “Old and New Dreams Festival,” a three-day arts festival that will take place at the Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave., on Oct. 17 through Oct. 19(…)

U. of C. Lab High School newspaper continues award streak

U. of C. Lab High School newspaper continues award streak

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer The University of Chicago Laboratory High School’s student paper, the U-High Midway, recently received the All American rating from the National Scholastic Press Association. This is the 49th consecutive year the student paper has received the honor. National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) is a nonprofit membership organization exclusively for(…)

Museum of Science and Industry maze reveals world of patterns

Museum of Science and Industry maze reveals world of patterns

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer Hyde Parkers might not always see them, but nature’s fingerprints are all over the neighborhood. Not just in parks or the lakefront, either. Robie House’s lines and windows follow the same geometric ratio as the spiral of a nautilus. So do soda cans, Ventra cards and the human wing span.(…)

U. of C., Ald. Leslie Hairston mull 55th Street makeover with community

U. of C., Ald. Leslie Hairston mull 55th Street makeover with community

By JEFFREY BISHKU-AYKUL Staff Writer Ald. Leslie Hairston (5th) and the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) hosted a public meeting last Monday evening to gather community input for what could be a long-term, multimillion-dollar project to spruce up the 55th Street corridor. Around 20 community members divided between four tables were each assigned to compile(…)

Hyde Park policy wonk preparing to run for 5th Ward alderman

Hyde Park policy wonk preparing to run for 5th Ward alderman

By JEFFREY BISHKU-AYKUL Staff Writer After years of studying urban policy in school and at work, Hyde Parker Jocelyn Hare wants to lead the 5th Ward. Hare, 34, is a University of Chicago Harris School graduate, currently serving as a Richard M. Daley Distinguished Senior Fellow consulting on policy for Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson and(…)

Local non-profit taking St. Thomas students to Museum of Science and Industry

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer Students from St. Thomas the Apostle School have been gifted a free trip to the Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) through the City Museums For Kids program. Joe Jaycox, founder of City Museums For Kids, has made it his mission to broaden the minds of economically challenged youth(…)

Hyde Park woman charged in stabbing death

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer A Hyde Park woman has been charged with murder following the death of a 23-year-old man. Shawanda Swain, 21, of the 5100 block of South Chicago Avenue, was charged with one felony count of murder in the first degree Friday. She was taken into custody by the Chicago Police Department(…)