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Review: Geekd lives inside his own dreamlike reality on ‘The Fairytale Starlight’

Review: Geekd lives inside his own dreamlike reality on 'The Fairytale Starlight'

By Ryan Rosenberger, Staff Reporter

September 18, 2020

In his newly-released EP “The Fairytale Starlight,” Chicago-based musician Christian Moreno, also known as Geekd, cannot get out of his own head. He said so himself on the EP’s third track, ...

Although Rybak is energetic on stage, he says he prefers to skip an after-party and enjoy a quiet night at home watching movies.

Alexander Rybak makes a musical encore at Columbia

September 18, 2020

Despite dreaming of composing music for films since he was 10 years old, for the last two decades Alexander Rybak's music career has mainly focused on singing and songwriting. He performed at the 2009 ...

Columbia's upcoming Artivism Black Lives Matter exhibit will highlight the Black Lives Matter Movement with a crossover of art and activism.

Upcoming ‘artivism’ exhibit to deliver strong, timely statement from Columbia

September 17, 2020

Tandrea Hawkins, known professionally “T-Star Verse," said her recent music has mostly revolved around activism. Typically, Hawkins, a junior music business major, creates and performs upbeat, fu...

Bill Wei, consultant at Accenture, sweeps LECA, a lightweight soil made of clay pebbles, around the platform, covering the wetter areas with excess soil.

Volunteering in a pandemic: The importance of maintaining eco-consciousness in a time of unrest

September 16, 2020

My feet have blisters, my shoes are wet and my black T-shirt is covered in sweat. My hair is falling out of my braids and my arms are caked in mud. I am exhausted, dirty and sticky, but I have not felt t...

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Review: Vic Spencer and SonnyJim take listeners back to basics in ‘Spencer for Higher 3’

September 15, 2020

For years Vic Spencer has been a mainstay in Chicago’s hip-hop scene due to his colorful lyricism, diverse array of instrumentals and aggressive attitude toward musical output. Despite not having the ...

Krista Franklin (left) and Nate Marshall (right) discussed the nature of publishing work during the pandemic at a virtual lecture for the Chicago Humanities Festival.

Q&A: Columbia alum Krista Franklin on Black futures, the pandemic and activism

September 14, 2020

The core of writer, visual artist and Columbia alum Krista Franklin's identity is being a Black and femme woman, which she purposefully reflects in her writing, art work, conversations an...

Chicago artists, scientists join forces to craft conversation on climate change

Chicago artists, scientists join forces to craft conversation on climate change

September 11, 2020

Seven artists and seven scientists walk into the Indiana Dunes National Park. But it is not a punchline; it is the basis of a new gallery at Columbia that visualizes the impacts of the climate cri...

Born Again Studios upscales vintage pieces with pearls and luxury monograms

Born Again Studios upscales vintage pieces with pearls and luxury monograms

September 2, 2020

With a focus on environmental consciousness, Born Again Studios combines streetwear and pop culture into its clothing reducing its carbon footprint by giving vintage items a second life. Origina...

Eat, drink and meet bunnies: Four places to visit this fall

Eat, drink and meet bunnies: Four places to visit this fall

By Dyana Daniels, Staff Reporter

September 2, 2020

From bunny rabbits frolicking in yoga sessions to doughnuts infused with lavender, Chicago has plenty of new and seasoned businesses to keep students busy and well-fed this fall. Even with social...

Mila Diaz, a 2020 music business management alum, and her band perform a virtual live set for Bottlenose Presents at bassist Jacob Allen's apartment in Pilsen.

Columbia alums create inclusive virtual concert series

September 1, 2020

For years, Anya Kohlman’s dream has been to promote lesser known artists in the music industry by organizing shows and connecting with performers. Kohlman said because much of Chicago's local talent ...

Austin Abrams' character, Henry Page, and Lili Reinhart's character, Grace Town, are introduced by collaborating on their high school's newspaper.

Review: ‘Chemical Hearts’ yields a negative reaction

August 27, 2020

As a young adult, I am well acquainted with how difficult navigating one's teenage years can be—like not wanting to be placed at the children's table for Thanksgiving dinner, but then stuck sitt...

Alum film crew turns chance encounter into on-screen romance

Alum film crew turns chance encounter into on-screen romance

August 24, 2020

On a cold and rainy Chicago night, Cyril Bassil was riding a northbound Red Line train that got into an accident, forcing everyone to evacuate. While standing on the platform and contemplating how ...

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