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From 2 a.m. after-parties to 2 p.m. classes: Self-taught DJ creates own path in Chicago hip-hop

From 2 a.m. after-parties to 2 p.m. classes: Self-taught DJ creates own path in Chicago hip-hop

December 9, 2019

  When Quentin Moore was 12 years old, his mom bought him his first DJ equipment, a Numark Mixtrack Pro I when they didn’t have much money. But the moment he began to take his work seriously w...

“Their job is living here and being here. ... I can only imagine that’s got to be really mentally draining,” said Maddy Hall, a dorm resident.

For RAs, parties busted and plans dashed

December 2, 2019

      Editor’s Note: Two former resident assistants, whom the Chronicle refers to as Jane Doe and Emma Smith, spoke to the Chronicle on the condition of anonymity. The Chronicle ha...

Backstage with the ghouls, ghosts and goblins that call the 13th Floor home

Backstage with the ghouls, ghosts and goblins that call the 13th Floor home

October 28, 2019

  Upon entering the actor area at 13th Floor Haunted House in Melrose Park, you’ll come across a few oddities, some of which might include a vampire scrolling their Instagram feed, a phantom chowi...

‘Challenging task at best’: Global Education carries on after reorganization

‘Challenging task at best’: Global Education carries on after reorganization

October 14, 2019

  Updated 10/14/19 at 3:10 p.m. with additional comments and clarification from Mark Chakoian, former assistant director of Global Education.    Five months after almost half of the staff members ...

Roughly two-thirds of college students

Oh, the lengths Columbia students will go to shave off student expenses

September 30, 2019

      When riding the South Shore Line, you are supposed to keep your feet off the seat. Tricia Parent ignores this rule, opting to keep her feet propped up. The South Shore Line...

Professors face racism, sexism in student evaluations

Professors face racism, sexism in student evaluations

September 23, 2019

      Updated 09/23/19 at 10:24 a.m. with additional comments from Elio Leturia When students fill out evaluations of professors at the end of each semester, their feedback weighs i...

Confusion surrounding composting initiatives at college, University Center

Confusion surrounding composting initiatives at college, University Center

September 16, 2019

      During New Student Convocation, student orientation leaders, along with the college’s Sustainability Assistant Christian Williams, stood next to three composting and five rec...

William Pettway, junior theatre directing major, details their experience with racism from faculty in the theatre department at Columbia College Chicago.

Pulling back the curtain on race, diversity and curriculum in college theatre

May 28, 2019

Editor's Note: In April, The Chronicle reported on concerns from students in the Theatre Department about racial insensitivity in the casting and direction of the play "HOME/LAND," which was performed in...

The Chronicle’s 2018–2019 Year in Review

The Chronicle’s 2018–2019 Year in Review

May 24, 2019

      From around the campus to across the city, Columbia's 2018-2019 school year marked many highs and lows for college students and Chicagoans alike. From the acrimonious contract...

Transgender students allege mistreatment and lack of support at Columbia College Chicago.

Transgender students allege mistreatment, lack of support on campus

April 22, 2019

  Former theatre design major Niko Gotowko dropped out of Columbia last semester due in part to the alleged transphobia he experienced. Gotowko said teachers within the Theatre Department were misgende...

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Revisiting History: Historical reenactors juggle the morality of memory

December 3, 2018

Anxiously awaiting the first guests of the day, dedicated historians sit in cabins ready to recite tales of the past. Visitors entering the grounds listen to the sounds of a fife, smell the campfire ...

Hair is an art form, an act of expression for queer people.

Undercuts, mullets and pixies, oh my! Queer hair is self-expression

November 26, 2018

"My hair actually clocked me as queer before I knew I was queer.” Jackie Young, a barber at Barbara & Barbara, 2925 W. Diversey Ave., laughed at the realization. Before they started working at ...

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