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Column: A Chronicle photojournalist details her inner conflict between balancing her love of going out to take photos and staying safe, as someone in the

Column: What is a picture worth? A photographer in the high-risk category weighs in

April 4, 2020

My usual routine Monday through Friday was working two jobs and attending classes. I took a Chicago Transit Authority bus and the Red Line to get around. My only concern for safety when going...

Students who were living in Columbia's on-campus residence halls before being sent home because of the coronavirus pandemic will be able to collect whatever belongings they left behind beginning April 6.

Breaking: Students have ‘through April’ to fully move out of dorms

April 3, 2020

On Wednesday, March 18, the college told students living in the dorms they had four days to move but should “plan on taking only items with which they can travel by end of day Sunday.” Two days la...

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Columbia's 2020 commencement ceremony has been canceled. However, this year's graduates may have the opportunity to be part of ceremonies held in May 2021.

BREAKING: 2020 graduates will have to wait a year for live commencement

April 3, 2020

After graduating seniors were in an uproar over the cancellation of May’s commencement ceremony—including marshaling a petition signed by thousands against the move—President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim a...

Nicolas Gil, a sophomore Ventura College philosophy major, wears a respirator during the four and a half hours flight to Los Angeles.

From Chicago to Honolulu: a photojournalist travels in the age of the coronavirus

April 3, 2020

When Columbia's Photography Department announced classes would be online for the remainder of the semester, I was crushed and cried on my couch for an hour because there was no reason for me to sta...

Students Lucas Miroslaw (right) and Giana Carli (center) work on the film set of a

Student filmmakers ‘heartbroken’ after suspension of practicum projects

April 2, 2020

Isaac Lowry and Earl Davis have been looking forward to their practicum projects since their freshman year at Columbia. Just a week before they were supposed to start filming, classes were suspended due to t...

Staff Reporter Jonah Ocuto works on articles from his living room as he self-quarantines.

Column: Angry filmmaker yells at cloud, and other thoughts about procrastination

April 1, 2020

Throughout my self-quarantine, I’ve told myself that I need to be productive approximately 1,867,438 times, 246 of those coming from the two hours I’ve spent staring at this blank page. I’m u...

'Virtually impossible' or 'raring to go'? Students and faculty have mixed feelings about going online

‘Virtually impossible’ or ‘raring to go’? Students and faculty have mixed feelings about going online

April 1, 2020

Jabari Middleton-Damu is learning how to use Photoshop in his course “Fashion Design Principles,” but he does not have access to a computer at home. He was told by the college weeks ago he wou...

Coronavirus-induced recession causes uncertainty for graduating seniors

Coronavirus-induced recession causes uncertainty for graduating seniors

March 31, 2020

Columbia's class of 2020 will not only graduate amid a global health pandemic but likely also in the onslaught of a recession that some economists say could be worse than the 2008 Great Recession. ...

Columbia 'authors the culture of its time' with plans for digital Manifest

Columbia ‘authors the culture of its time’ with plans for digital Manifest

March 31, 2020

Emma Young was studying abroad in Germany during the Fall 2019 semester when she spent more than a month focused on writing and producing a song for Manifest’s song competition—something she has been looking ...

Food pantries 'on the front line' of the coronavirus pandemic take precautions

Food pantries ‘on the front line’ of the coronavirus pandemic take precautions

March 30, 2020

Once welcomed with warm embraces and stacks of food to choose from, visitors of the “hugging food pantry” are now met by double door barriers, gloves, assembly lines and pre-packaged items. W...

Breaking: Two individuals on campus test positive for coronavirus, at least one visited computer lab

Breaking: Two individuals on campus test positive for coronavirus, at least one visited computer lab

March 28, 2020

Two individuals who were on campus the last week in-person classes were in session have reported testing positive for the coronavirus. Although the collegewide email did not state if the individual...

The Chronicle's guide to fending off boredom while social distancing

The Chronicle’s guide to fending off boredom while social distancing

March 28, 2020

With no definite end to social distancing or Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker's statewide "stay-at-home" mandate in sight and Columbia classes suspended for another week, finding ways to entertain yoursel...

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