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Teen movie beats the competition

October 20, 2008

Some might argue that the teen movie genre is beyond saving-that when marketing a film specifically for teens,  a dependency on the gratuitous and the cliche is inherent.Was Superbad a teen movie? Anyo...

Family in unlikely places

By Meryl Fulinara

October 20, 2008

Last week I became an orphan-or that's what my friends have been saying, at least. But it's not necessarily true.My parents decided in January they were going to pack up everything in our San Jose, Calif., house in October and move back to their native soil-the Philippines.My brother has been living on the island for about five years now. He went to Bethel Bible College in Valenzuela City, Philippines, and since graduating h...

 

Waste displaced, later embraced

October 13, 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

 

By Meryl Fulinara

October 13, 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

 

By Bertha Serrano

October 13, 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 13, 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 13, 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

 

By Andy Harvey

October 13, 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...

Premium Blend with Ben Keeler

 

By Joel Alonzo

October 13, 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 13, 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

 

By Meryl Fulinara

October 13, 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

 

By Steven Schnarr

October 13, 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 ...

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