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Rodney Johnson, a guitarist who has been busking for 10 years, said the musical repertoire a busker performs any given day depends on the atmosphere of the crowd.

Street musicians take ‘hell of a hit’ from coronavirus pandemic

April 13, 2020

While Chicago residents quarantine inside their apartments, venturing out every so often for groceries or to walk their dog, street musicians are struggling to make money amid a global health pandemic...

Jacob Elordi, Joey King and Joel Courtney attend a screening of 'The Kissing Booth' at NETFLIX on May 10, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Netflix)

Review: The no-nos of Netflix: What not to watch during quarantine

April 11, 2020

So here you find yourself, at a point in self-isolation or quarantine where you’ve already run through first-string entertainment. You’ve watched “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness,” you’...

Opinion: Health care workers need more than applause right now

Opinion: Health care workers need more than applause right now

April 10, 2020

Every night at 8 p.m., balconies and windows across Chicago light up. People hang their heads out windows, clapping and cheering; some sing and some play instruments. It has been dubbed “Solidarit...

Marcus Andre, a 2016 interdisciplinary alumnus and an office worker for a home service company, is finding he now has more time to spend with his boyfriend as they shelter-in-place together.

Columbia’s community searches for purpose while sheltering in place

April 9, 2020

With days turning into weeks, some individuals students, staff, faculty and alumni in the Columbia community are turning to imprisoned halflings, the video game "Animal Crossings: New Horizons," “ou...

Among stark shadows, flowers are seen in the window of an adjacent apartment building.

Column: From Edgewater, with love

April 9, 2020

My girlfriend and I sat in our parked car for an hour on Sunday night. We listened to Harry Styles’ most recent album “Fine Line” in full, discussed ideas for tattoos and home renovations, ...

Letter to the Editor: My coronavirus story

Letter to the Editor: My coronavirus story

April 9, 2020

It all started on Wednesday, March 11 when The Renegades marching band canceled rehearsal due to the coronavirus. Later that same evening when I was talking to my mom at home, she said that my sister's...

Columbia joins other colleges expanding pass/fail options amid coronavirus chaos

Columbia joins other colleges expanding pass/fail options amid coronavirus chaos

April 8, 2020

As college students across the nation transition through the unexpected shift to online learning, colleges and universities are being pressured to offer more flexibility with grading standards due to...

Columbia's summer study abroad courses have been canceled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

BREAKING: Summer study abroad programs are latest casualty of travel restrictions

April 7, 2020

All of Columbia's Summer 2020 study abroad programs have been canceled, a decision made in light of the school's travel restrictions and the U.S. Department of State's "do not travel" advisory, which are ...

Stay home, tune in: Zoos and animal shelters get creative to connect with animal lovers

Stay home, tune in: Zoos and animal shelters get creative to connect with animal lovers

April 7, 2020

While people in Illinois are remaining in their homes, penguins are waddling through empty aquariums, primates are going live on social media and animal shelter owners are finding creative ways for people...

Some grocery stories are no longer allowing shoppers to use reusable bags as a preventative measure against the spread of the coronavirus.

Changing habits related to coronavirus pandemic offer reasons for hope in fighting climate crisis

April 7, 2020

Worldwide, the human response to the coronavirus pandemic has led to a decrease in emissions from the burning of fossil fuels and the human activities that negatively impact the environment. While the decr...

Senior fashion design major Maria Varela is working with instructors in the Fashion Studies Department to create masks to send to health care workers at the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic.

Artists find solace and community through remote collaborative projects

April 6, 2020

Desperate to keep her mind off the reality that she would have to wrap up her senior thesis online, Maria Varela found a new purpose—making masks for health care workers. After seeing posts about mask ...

Opinion: We are not 'in this together' with the wealthy during the coronavirus pandemic

Opinion: We are not ‘in this together’ with the wealthy during the coronavirus pandemic

April 5, 2020

As public officials across the globe shutter businesses and public spaces and humans isolate themselves in their homes, videos from every corner of Hollywood surface with one similar sentiment: “We ...

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