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Poetry that soothes the soul

Poetry that soothes the soul

October 19, 2008

One Chicago writer is helping war veterans cope with the tension caused by trauma experienced during military duty.Kathleen Nesbitt, a certified Poetry Therapist, is offering a 16-week workshop that aids in helping veter...

Adding a few more letters to the diet

By Brett Marlow

October 19, 2008

Pizza. Ravioli. Peanut butter cup blizzards. Sounds good, right? Imagine not eating them for four years. That was me-until a month ago.When I was in my mid-teens, I decided that I had enough with meat and was going to stop eating it cold turkey, no pun intended. I remember walking into the kitchen and announcing my newfound lifestyle to my mother."Mom, I'm a vegetarian now," I said. "OK ... we should get some cookbooks," she rep...

Premium Blend with Ben Keeler

Premium Blend with Ben Keeler

By Joel Alonzo

October 12, 2008

Ben Keeler’s music has been described by several critics as—as simple as his disposition—calm, cool, collected and always laid-back. With influences spanning the gamut of rock ‘n’ roll past and pr...

Memoirs of a packrat

By Sara Harvey

October 12, 2008

I moved at the end of last month, and only when I was boxing everything up did I realize how much stuff I had-in addition to my memorabilia-that I don't even use. My boyfriend remarked as he was helping me pack that I have too much stuff.  I knew he was right.I was taught from a young age to store away things that held emotional weight. My kindergarten art projects, my third-grade account of visiting the Hershey factory and...

When church & art collide

When church & art collide

By Meryl Fulinara

October 12, 2008

In an unassuming building, nestled between condos and commercial space, sits a foundation unshaken, even from the wrath of the Great Chicago Fire, but not by the gentrification of Chicago's University Vi...

Gamers attempt to ‘pwn’ pediatric cancer

Gamers attempt to ‘pwn’ pediatric cancer

By Steven Schnarr

October 12, 2008

Sitting in front of a TV and playing Halo for 24 hours straight may seem over-the-top for some, but on Oct. 18, possibly thousands of people will be doing just that.The inspiration for the gaming is a ...

Waste displaced, later embraced

Waste displaced, later embraced

October 12, 2008

With all the trash people are producing, artists from Chicago and around the country are working on ways to reduce it by turning it into art.The Faketure exhibit at the Beverly Art Center, 2407 W. 111th S...

Columbia student appears in new WB web series

Columbia student appears in new WB web series

By Meryl Fulinara

October 12, 2008

In a town far away from the glitz of Hollywood, 249 miles from the bright lights of Broadway, a high school is getting its 15 minutes of fame.Barnstable High School in Cape Cod, Mass., is shooting for...

‘Unemployed’ artist inspires young women

‘Unemployed’ artist inspires young women

By Bertha Serrano

October 12, 2008

Twenty-five years ago, Anne Elizabeth Moore realized what she wanted to do with her life after asking a woman she was interviewing what her job title was. The woman had told her, "I don't have a job, I j...

Feeling the need to scream

By Steven Schnarr

October 12, 2008

Sometimes I just want to scream. At what, I don't know. But it would certainly feel good to let it all out.When I was in high school, I played a little bit of rock ‘n' roll music, but it wasn't until I was 19 years old that I found what I truly love about playing music and started a band with two of my friends.Our trio,  A Mind Called Treason, consisted of the basic rock band instruments: guitar, drums and bass, which I pl...

Maher should poke fun at himself

By The Columbia Chronicle

October 12, 2008

by David OrlikoffContributing WriterDocumentaries are often less entertaining than fictitious cinema, though that does not mean they aren't enjoyable. Still, by their very nature, they tend to focus on truth and the imparting of information over supplying the audience with just what is most amusing. Documentaries are necessarily true, but whether they educate or entertain is up to the individual filmmaker.Dave Chappelle's Block Pa...

Modern medievals

Modern medievals

By Andy Harvey

October 12, 2008

Known for being a liberal arts school, Columbia offers many classes with curriculums outside of the mainstream of academia. However, it may not be the only school pushing the bounds of what is traditi...

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