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Two Columbia publications, students receive accolades

By CiaraShook

February 1, 2010

The Fiction Writing Department has once again brought home the gold from the Columbia Scholastic Press Associate competition, with publications Fictionary and Hair Trigger each receiving certificates of achievement.Both publications have received awards  in the past, with Fictionary winning a silver medal in 2008 and Hair Trigger winning the gold crown several times. Students’ literary work and artwork will advance to the ...

Columbia Alum, Chester Gregory

By LauraNalin

February 1, 2010

Chester Gregory, who has been in a number of Broadway shows including “Tarzan,” “Hairspray,” “Cry Baby, “The Jackie Wilson Story” and his most current, “Dreamgirls,” said that he has known he had wanted to do theater since the fifth grade.“In the fifth grade I started to admire performers like Michael Jackson, Gregory Hines and Sammy Davis, Jr., and I got such joy out of performing I knew that was somethi...

Wills goes after ‘mystique of secrecy’

By Patrick Smith

February 1, 2010

Northwestern emeritus professor and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Garry Wills told a group of about 70 people at the Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton St., that so far, President Barack Obama has failed.In a 50-minute talk centered around the thesis of his newest book “Bomb Power,” Wills explored the history of American politics since the Manhattan Project which developed the atom bomb.  According to the thesis, the power ...

Spirituality (and foosball)

By The Columbia Chronicle

February 1, 2010

We would usually arrive at church about an hour early so we could get in a few games of foosball—my mom and me vs. my brother and sister. Everyone else would mingle upstairs, but the real challenge for us was to see whose week it was to dominate the table.I suppose this could have something to do with why I saw church as a sort of game or show, but for the most part I just never really had a good feeling about being there....

Lunch, lessons, care at Los Martincitos

By Cristina Aguirre

February 1, 2010

With both of her palms stretched out slightly off her body, Zoyla Zevallos Leyva,67, begins to sing a song in Quechua, a Native American language spoken primarily in the Andes of South America. She sways back and forth in a blank stare singing in a beautiful high-pitched, but raspy voice. This is how she forgets her worries and problems she faces back home near Cusco when she comes to Los Martincitos ( Little Martins).Zevall...

Columbia finds ties to Haiti

By BenitaZepeda

February 1, 2010

On Jan. 12, Haiti encountered an unexpected tragedy. On that same day, junior music business major Qi’Ante Alexander received an upsetting phone call from her mother.“The day of the earthquake, I was on the bus on my way to work when my mother told me that my great-grandmother was found under a collapsed building and that she didn’t make it,” Alexander said.Her great-grandmother was living in a town 120 miles outside...

Pfleger emphasizes media’s role in cultural awareness

By CiaraShook

February 1, 2010

Believing the media to be the most powerful tool shaping society, Rev. Michael Pfleger of St. Sabina Church has attracted writers and cameramen over the past three decades with his passion for the church and thirst for racial equality in Chicago, if not the world.As a Fact and Faith installment in Columbia’s Critical Encounters series, “Radical Disciple” is a documentary that focuses on Pfelger’s impact on culture an...

Fuller pleads not guilty

By LauraNalin

February 1, 2010

A Columbia faculty member of the Science and Math Department pleaded not guilty to federal charges of transporting child pornography.Kevin Fuller, 41, was indicted by a grand jury on Jan. 12 and charged with two counts of distribution of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography. Fuller was arraigned on Jan. 22, when he pleaded not guilty in front of U.S. District Judge Ruben Castillo. Castillo set...

Huffington visits Columbia

By Jazzy Davenport

February 1, 2010

“You cannot enter into the same river twice,” said Arianna Huffington as she addressed Columbia’s students in Film Row Cinema at the 1104 Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave. “I think many of the old media are trying to enter into that same river that is gone. You cannot recreate that reality.”Huffington, born in Athens, Greece and co-founder of The Huffington Post blog, visited Columbia on Jan. 27 as the featured speaker ...

Courtesy gives way to technology

By Bethany Reinhart

February 1, 2010

I don’t know about the rest of you, but I am tired of living in a society that seems to be overrun with rude individuals who lack manners, kindness and respect. From gum-smacking prepubescent kids who don’t know how to say “please” and “thank you,” to religious leaders who preach tolerance from the pulpit but think only in dollars and cents when mass is over. People who lack manners, kindness and civility are o...

Saying goodbye to journalism legend

By TaylorGleason

January 26, 2010

The journalism community at Columbia and throughout Chicago lost a beloved member on the morning of Jan. 7. Jim Sulski was 52 years old, a husband, father, Chronicle adviser, working reporter and fervid teacher. Sulski’s natural inclination to teach reached beyond classroom walls when he was here and it continues after his sad departure.Sulski passed away after a nearly three-year battle with cancer, which started in his kidney and spread...

Film and Video faculty member dies

By LauraNalin

January 25, 2010

Ric Coken, the man responsible for the sound mixing in the documentary classic, “Hoop Dreams,” and a longtime staff member in Columbia’s Film and Video Department, died on Dec. 31, 2009.Coken was a member of the college’s family from 1996 through 2008, serving as a full-time faculty member and assistant chair to both Michael Rabinger and Bruce Sheridan. However, Coken played a huge role in the college community as a par...

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