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Far Away

By Akshat Goel …. to just go. Pack up everything I have. Well, maybe not everything. Just what I need, all in a cloth duffel bag, and I’ll tie the bag up and swing it onto my shoulders and just go. I am going to go and not look back,…

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Victor Pruett

By Alida Miranda-Wolff Mornings in the city are cold. The sky bears down on the streets like a grey palm, pushing the crowds forward slowly until everyone bleeds into one collective of distorted faces. Victor did not know where he was, and amidst the blurred flashes, those elusive Chicagoans, he…

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The Homerathon: Putting the Epic Back in Epic Poetry

By Michelle Lee 15,693 lines. 200 translations. 24 books. 12 movies. Starting 10 p.m. on Sunday, November 20, Classical Entertainment Society and Court Theatre are hosting a 24-hour interactive, staged reading of the Iliad that will last until Monday evening. The Homerathon will feature several high-profile professors from the University…

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City

By Alida Miranda-Wolff There is no window in this room, Only empty echoes.   Winter light and morning fog— Like the forgotten promises Living inside the walls. If nightfall is a cold eye, Then the break of dawn must be Its solemn cast-off brother.   Outside there is nothing Streets…

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A Pledge

By Dove Leaves are falling. The seasons are changing. I wanna be a punk rocker. When I drop out of Clown College– to wear bloody neck studs– sing about homophobia and the big dicks, onstage– throw feces at the audience– receive personal ass-kickings by man child bikers at the after-parties–…

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China’s Middle Class and Democracy: Lessons from a Third Grade Classroom

  By Annie Pei “Please Vote for Me” exploded onto the documentary scene at Silverdocs 2007, winning the Sterling Feature Award for its portrayal of a democracy experiment in a Chinese third grade classroom. The film almost made the final five on the Oscar’s Best Documentary Feature shortlist. Imagine if you…

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Free and Cheap Arts Events for the Chicago Student

By Michelle Lee Chicago is a city bursting with art, music, and creative spirit. Unfortunately, the wallets of college students can’t always keep up. So what’s an art-starved student to do? For those seeking free art events, musical performances, and more, UChicago offers no shortage of options. Below is a…

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Coping

By Dove Woke up to everything pretty and gray. Then stepped out of bed and have a hangover like falling down a staircase but I stand up anyway because I live in an honor culture. Waddle into biology class where they ask, what is life, and what does it mean,…

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The Vagina Monologues at UChicago

The atmosphere was very intimate and comfortable, with a variety of ages and sexes within the audience, all there to support a movement that aims to stop violence against women and girls.