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Pulling back the curtain on race, diversity and curriculum in college theatre

Pulling back the curtain on race, diversity and curriculum in college theatre

May 28, 2019

Editor's Note: In April, The Chronicle reported on concerns from students in the Theatre Department about racial insensitivity in the casting and direction of the play "HOME/LAND," which was performed in...

The Chronicle’s 2018–2019 Year in Review

The Chronicle’s 2018–2019 Year in Review

May 24, 2019

      From around the campus to across the city, Columbia's 2018-2019 school year marked many highs and lows for college students and Chicagoans alike. From the acrimonious contract...

Transgender students allege mistreatment, lack of support on campus

Transgender students allege mistreatment, lack of support on campus

April 22, 2019

  Former theatre design major Niko Gotowko dropped out of Columbia last semester due in part to the alleged transphobia he experienced. Gotowko said teachers within the Theatre Department were misgende...

Revisiting History: Historical reenactors juggle the morality of memory

Revisiting History: Historical reenactors juggle the morality of memory

December 3, 2018

Anxiously awaiting the first guests of the day, dedicated historians sit in cabins ready to recite tales of the past. Visitors entering the grounds listen to the sounds of a fife, smell the campfire ...

Undercuts, mullets and pixies, oh my! Queer hair is self-expression

Undercuts, mullets and pixies, oh my! Queer hair is self-expression

November 26, 2018

"My hair actually clocked me as queer before I knew I was queer.” Jackie Young, a barber at Barbara & Barbara, 2925 W. Diversey Ave., laughed at the realization. Before they started working at ...

Life after loss: Living in the gap

Life after loss: Living in the gap

October 22, 2018

"My daughter was just sitting in a kitchen, waiting for her younger brother, and she was shot by a stray bullet," said Milagros Burgos, speaking through tears. Alexandria Imani Burgos, the daught...

Going the distance: student athletes struggle to balance sports, academics

Going the distance: student athletes struggle to balance sports, academics

September 17, 2018

Kylie Fong, a senior nursing student at Grand Canyon University, wakes up at 4:30 a.m. for her “Clinical” course.  After she finishes her hospital shift, she goes to golf practice, which lasts between three and five hours. By the end of the week, Fong will have spent a...

Pop culture pop-ups pop up: New nightlife trend evokes the familiar

Pop culture pop-ups pop up: New nightlife trend evokes the familiar

April 16, 2018

Derek Berry created a Facebook event page in February 2016 simply to pull together some ideas. He had only loosely discussed his latest idea—a pop-up diner and bar inspired by the hit TV show “S...

Come in, we’re open: 24 hours in a 24-hour diner

Come in, we’re open: 24 hours in a 24-hour diner

March 12, 2018

Jeri’s Grill, a 24-hour greasy spoon at the corner of Montrose and Western in North Center, looks like any other 24-hour restaurant. Aldi-brand bottles of ketchup and mustard sit on every table, a stack of...

Lights, camera, discrimination! Women fight for equal future on film sets

Lights, camera, discrimination! Women fight for equal future on film sets

February 19, 2018

Co Co Hong made her first film in seventh grade. She replicated a short film her teacher had made, inserting a bit of her own flair, and it sparked something in her. Since then, she has always known tha...

Adolescents roll high on unique mental health-care options

Adolescents roll high on unique mental health-care options

November 27, 2017

A band of travelers wanders into a dusty tavern, midday sunlight streaking through the grimy glass of the windows.Their weapons rest in a magically sealed chest at the door, out of reach, per the tavern...

A Holiday Dilemma: When going home for Thanksgiving means entering a world of pain

A Holiday Dilemma: When going home for Thanksgiving means entering a world of pain

November 20, 2017

After a lifetime of criticism and pressure, 18-year-old Sophie* is still trying to drown out the voices in her head telling her she may not be worthwhile. “What am I doing? How do people think of m...

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