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Drag performers use virtual platform to deliver music videos by lip syncing and dancing.

Drag community thrives in online setting during pandemic

June 2, 2020

On a typical Saturday night, Benjamin Bradshaw can be found hosting the Drag Matinee show at Berlin Nightclub among a sea of strobe lights and blaring music. But due to the pandemic, Bradshaw, a d...

The debate on student health insurance: Columbia is 'staying out of it'

The debate on student health insurance: Columbia is ‘staying out of it’

June 1, 2020

Unlike some colleges and universities in the city, Columbia does not provide health insurance to all students, leaving most to rely on local commercial or government-funded plans, their p...

The pandemic in pictures: Coronavirus sends photography students to a collaborative final project

The pandemic in pictures: Coronavirus sends photography students to a collaborative final project

May 28, 2020

Masked individuals walk down vacant sidewalks—in one photo a woman carries an abundance of groceries, and a man crosses the street in his work uniform in another. The images, made by senior Lud...

Change in location: International students face challenges amid coronavirus pandemic

Change in location: International students face challenges amid coronavirus pandemic

May 27, 2020

Pablo Aguilar, a junior cinema art and science major and international student from Ecuador, drifted between different housing for more than a month before returning home April 30. When campus bui...

College evaluates finances and budgeting, eliminates Columbia Online

College evaluates finances and budgeting, eliminates Columbia Online

May 26, 2020

In the midst of a pandemic now threatening to claim financially-induced as well as human casualties, President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim announced the closure of Columbia College Chicago Online, which w...

Faculty and staff given the opportunity to attend one of three forums to discucss plan for re-opening the campus.

BREAKING: Staff and faculty to participate in campus re-opening forums

May 22, 2020

Updated May 28 at 8 p.m. with additional, newly scheduled forum dates.   Next week faculty and staff will have the opportunity to participate in online forums discussing Columbia's tentative...

Online Commencement and Manifest 'RISE' to the occasion

Online Commencement and Manifest ‘RISE’ to the occasion

May 21, 2020

Donned in her high school graduation cap, Heather Davies sat awkwardly on a Zoom call with teachers and classmates as she graduated from college. The momentous occasion was not quite how she imagin...

Chicago theatre community journeys ‘over the rainbow’ to connect with audience

May 20, 2020

When Ed Rutherford read a New York Times article about how rich people were preparing for the coronavirus pandemic, he was inspired to produce a show based on this idea. Unable to put on the show in-person...

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Second City students keep laughter alive during pandemic

May 20, 2020

After cracking a joke, junior comedy and performance major Case Lowe waited for laughter and sounds of amusement, but instead received a grid of thumbs-up and clapping emojis from classmates on Zoom. ...

Camryn Tabiolo, a sophomore filmmaking student at Columbia who came back to Hawaii during the state-wide shutdown, often goes on a walk with her family and dog, Finn, in Ewa Beach, Hawaii.

A Columbia student on what it’s like to be in Hawaii during the pandemic

May 19, 2020

Camryn Tabiolo returned home to Hawaii after Columbia's campus closure to find her father, a hotel director, and her brother, who worked for Enterprise, furloughed due to the statewide shutdown. ...

Opinion: Pritzker's release of inmates during pandemic is headline bait

Opinion: Pritzker’s release of inmates during pandemic is headline bait

May 14, 2020

When an uncontrollable factor—such as a global pandemic—is released into prisons that already experience overcrowding nationwide and house hundreds of humans deemed criminal by the state, wide...

The release of Janet Blackwell's new EP,

‘Falling apart and falling into place,’ Janet Blackwell on releasing an EP during a pandemic

May 13, 2020

Janet Blackwell was all set to release her EP, "Énouement," in January. But then a global pandemic happened. Blackwell ended up pushing back the EP's release to April. The EP title is translat...

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