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Community meeting to address gun violence in Pilsen wracked with conflict

Community meeting to address gun violence in Pilsen wracked with conflict

February 25, 2020

Shouts from agitated attendees echoed throughout the Pilsen elementary school auditorium, demanding action and denouncing “politically correct” language from police commanders and elected officials on ...

In the Booth: with alt-rock Columbia band SŌK

February 24, 2020

With its expansion of multimedia and Chicago-based music coverage, the Chronicle kicks-off its latest video series "In The Booth" with seasoned music reporters Managing Editor Kendall Polidori and Ph...

Lights, camera, subscribe

Lights, camera, subscribe

February 24, 2020

Lying in her bed at 3 in the morning, Claire McConnell had the idea to create a YouTube channel about Broadway, which later evolved into making “a day in the life” vlogs. Little did she know she w...

Comics by the Chronicle

Comics by the Chronicle

February 23, 2020

Rats: You don't find them, they find you Appeared in the Chronicle's Feb. 24 issue.   Picking up what you're putting down Appeared in the Chronicle's Feb. 17 issue.   Sex workers on ...

The ‘deadheading’ season: plight of the ride-share driver

The ‘deadheading’ season: plight of the ride-share driver

February 21, 2020

When Kyra Hendricks, a senior creative writing major, moved out of her parents’ home at 18, she understood she would have to find a job in order to pay rent and maintain her independence. So, in De...

These Columbia students ‘stan’ Elizabeth Warren for her policies

These Columbia students ‘stan’ Elizabeth Warren for her policies

February 21, 2020

Four eager students gathered around a table with posters featuring Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) scattered about, all of them staring intently at the TV screen in front of them as they positioned “...

Faculty and students weigh in on the appointment of ‘new’ dean Rosita Sands

Faculty and students weigh in on the appointment of ‘new’ dean Rosita Sands

February 20, 2020

With nearly 20 years of experience at the college, leadership skills and a focus on integrating Diversity, Equity and Inclusion into the curriculum, Rosita Sands was selected as dean of the School of Fine an...

Chicago declares climate emergency, protestors not satisfied

Chicago declares climate emergency, protestors not satisfied

February 19, 2020

After public testimony from local climate activists, the Chicago City Council voted unanimously to declare a state of “climate emergency.” The decision caused protestors and activists, who felt the ...

Field Museum honors museum’s first African American taxidermist Carl Cotton

Field Museum honors museum’s first African American taxidermist Carl Cotton

February 19, 2020

Walking through the Field Museum, visitors can catch sight of a bird wading through the stalks of a marsh, a snapping turtle ready to take its first breath of air and a monkey ready to jump to the ne...

Director Don Roy King on the day he became a jerk and the legacy of SNL

Director Don Roy King on the day he became a jerk and the legacy of SNL

February 19, 2020

At the age of 26 Don Roy King received his first Emmy for directing the Mike Douglas Show in 1976, which would become the first of nine in his career—so far. "The very next day, I became a jerk," he said...

Chicago ‘YZY QNTM’ giveaway draws hundreds, creates chaos

Chicago ‘YZY QNTM’ giveaway draws hundreds, creates chaos

February 18, 2020

When news broke of rappers Kanye West and Quavo giving away Chicago-exclusive Yeezy sneakers, hundreds flocked to nab the limited-edition shoes. People—including Columbia students—with phones in ha...

Coronavirus epidemic is fueling  discrimination toward Chinese students

Coronavirus epidemic is fueling discrimination toward Chinese students

February 17, 2020

When  Anna Lee Ackermann, a junior interdisciplinary documentary major, was taking the Red Line, she noticed a middle-aged man staring at her from the other side of the train car. “I was trying to mind ...

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