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Community meeting to address gun violence in Pilsen wracked with conflict

Community meeting to address gun violence in Pilsen wracked with conflict

February 25, 2020

Shouts from agitated attendees echoed throughout the Pilsen elementary school auditorium, demanding action and denouncing “politically correct” language from police commanders and elected officials on ...

Lights, camera, subscribe

Lights, camera, subscribe

February 24, 2020

Lying in her bed at 3 in the morning, Claire McConnell had the idea to create a YouTube channel about Broadway, which later evolved into making “a day in the life” vlogs. Little did she know she w...

These Columbia students ‘stan’ Elizabeth Warren for her policies

These Columbia students ‘stan’ Elizabeth Warren for her policies

February 21, 2020

Four eager students gathered around a table with posters featuring Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) scattered about, all of them staring intently at the TV screen in front of them as they positioned “...

Faculty and students weigh in on the appointment of ‘new’ dean Rosita Sands

Faculty and students weigh in on the appointment of ‘new’ dean Rosita Sands

February 20, 2020

With nearly 20 years of experience at the college, leadership skills and a focus on integrating Diversity, Equity and Inclusion into the curriculum, Rosita Sands was selected as dean of the School of Fine an...

Chicago declares climate emergency, protestors not satisfied

Chicago declares climate emergency, protestors not satisfied

February 19, 2020

After public testimony from local climate activists, the Chicago City Council voted unanimously to declare a state of “climate emergency.” The decision caused protestors and activists, who felt the ...

Chicago ‘YZY QNTM’ giveaway draws hundreds, creates chaos

Chicago ‘YZY QNTM’ giveaway draws hundreds, creates chaos

February 18, 2020

When news broke of rappers Kanye West and Quavo giving away Chicago-exclusive Yeezy sneakers, hundreds flocked to nab the limited-edition shoes. People—including Columbia students—with phones in ha...

Faculty Senate to review and edit ‘vague’ bylaws

Faculty Senate to review and edit ‘vague’ bylaws

February 17, 2020

The Faculty Senate is preparing to review its bylaws to clarify expectations and procedures for future senators ahead of their 2020 elections. During their Friday, Feb. 14 meeting, the Faculty Senate voted u...

Coronavirus epidemic is fueling  discrimination toward Chinese students

Coronavirus epidemic is fueling discrimination toward Chinese students

February 17, 2020

When  Anna Lee Ackermann, a junior interdisciplinary documentary major, was taking the Red Line, she noticed a middle-aged man staring at her from the other side of the train car. “I was trying to mind ...

Staff union hosts ‘Love-in’ rally before negotiations

Staff union hosts ‘Love-in’ rally before negotiations

February 14, 2020

Surrounded by cut-out paper hearts, an assortment of markers and union paraphernalia, the United Staff of Columbia College celebrated Valentine’s Day with an hour-long rally before sitting down with th...

Junior ensemble helps young dancers tap into their Mexican heritage

Junior ensemble helps young dancers tap into their Mexican heritage

February 14, 2020

On any given weeknight, a small dance studio on the edge of Chicago’s Austin neighborhood is filled with the chorus of tapping Folklorico shoes and the sounds of shouted eight-counts. Located at 5824 W...

Fashion students get a lesson in the fabric of activism

Fashion students get a lesson in the fabric of activism

February 13, 2020

Melissa Blount began making quilts in 2017 after her husband, Ben Blount, began his art project “275 Holidays” to memorialize black men who lost their lives to violence in Chicago during 2016. Her ...

This 17-year-old producer is cooking hits for big Chicago names

This 17-year-old producer is cooking hits for big Chicago names

February 11, 2020

Ra Gordon, a 17-year-old producer, made a name for himself by posting leaked music on Instagram and YouTube from Playboi Carti and Pierre Bourne, bringing in more than a million views. But when peopl...

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