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South Loop residents Jeff (left) and Allyson Harbert ran a marathon on their balcony to raise money for coronavirus relief efforts in Kenya.

South Loop ‘Qua-RUN-tine’ marathon raises money for coronavirus efforts in Kenya

May 12, 2020

Within the confines of their high-rise apartment in Chicago's South Loop, Jeff Harbert and his wife sprinted from one end of their cramped 6-by-10 foot balcony to the next, completing a marathon. “...

Chronicle Headlines: Difficult to Transfer and commencement

Chronicle Headlines: Difficult to Transfer and commencement

May 12, 2020

On this week's episode of Chronicle Headlines, our staff recaps its "Difficult to Transfer" series that looked at how departments transfer instruction from the classroom to online. Then, Managing Ed...

Grocery delivery service allows customers to bite into culture despite the pandemic

Grocery delivery service allows customers to bite into culture despite the pandemic

May 11, 2020

As the child of Nigerian immigrants growing up in Chicago's Uptown neighborhood, the only way Boyede Sobitan's family could get their hands on authentic Nigerian food was from friends and family smugg...

Senior Vice President and Provost Marcella David said department chairs, deans and associate deans are deciding which courses should be prioritized for in-person learning if classes do not fully resume on campus in the fall.

Provost addresses budget, reopening campus at Faculty Senate: ‘It’s going to be a really bad year for us all’

May 11, 2020

As the Spring 2020 semester draws to a close, Columbia joins thousands of colleges scrambling to provide answers for students, faculty and staff regarding plans for the coming school year. Althou...

Editor’s Note: This is our first draft of history. Let it have a good ending

Editor’s Note: This is our first draft of history. Let it have a good ending

May 11, 2020

A common discussion in our newsroom for at least the past two years has been the value and role of the weekly print edition as we produce a steady stream of digital content throughout the week. It...

(Right) Newly election SGA President Anna Baumeister, a sophomore comedy writing and performance major, at a meeting with the 2019–2020 executive board.

Newly-elected SGA executive board confronts pandemic, prepares for next school year

May 9, 2020

Anna Baumeister knew she wanted to be part of the Student Government Association since her freshman year and now finds herself continuously hands-on with a task the association has never had to fac...

The 2019 edition of Echo, a magazine produced in a course offered by the Communication Department each spring semester. The 2020 edition of Echo will still be printed, despite the coronavirus pandemic and campus closures.

Echo magazine balances timelines and deadlines during pandemic

May 6, 2020

When Colin Lenburg, a senior cinema art and science major and section editor at Echo magazine, learned campus buildings were closing due to the coronavirus, he was “pissed.” “I was like, 'A...

Some South Loop residents have been putting up sticky note designs on their windows for community support and fun amid the stay-at-home mandate.

South Loop window art creates smiles that stick

May 5, 2020

Bored and stuck in his South Loop apartment, Chenyu Lin began creating designs with various colored sticky notes on his window in an attempt to communicate with his neighbors. Lin's first design was th...

Columbia is preparing for multiple scenarios when considering reopening campus and potentially resuming in-person instruction late in the summer term.

BREAKING: Columbia plans to reopen in fall, hopes to resume in-person instruction in late summer

May 4, 2020

Columbia intends to reopen campus for the Fall 2020 semester and hopes to resume in-person instruction beginning in late summer, Senior Vice President and Provost Marcella David announced today. In a Mo...

Independent movie theatres bring the cinematic experience right to your couch

Independent movie theatres bring the cinematic experience right to your couch

May 3, 2020

From the silver screen to your laptop screen, cinemas around Chicago are turning to online streaming to entertain movie lovers staying at home while trying to stem coronavirus-induced revenue loss...

‘Animal Crossing’ is the new socialization

May 2, 2020

After a stressful move from the Dwight Lofts on-campus residence hall to her parents' house in Santa Cruz, California, freshman animation major Isabelle Woo has established a new routine through the vid...

With an uncertain future, the grade for online courses is incomplete

With an uncertain future, the grade for online courses is incomplete

May 1, 2020

Between four-hour zoom sessions, a poor WiFi connection at home and a lack of camera and sound equipment, freshman filmmaking major Kaitlyn Venturina said her classes are not nearly as engaging or e...

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