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Another year, another march—300,000 gather downtown

Another year, another march—300,000 gather downtown

January 20, 2018

On the day the federal government shut down, approximately 300,000 people went to work and marched Chicago’s streets.One year after President Donald Trump was inaugurated Jan. 20, his critics rallie...

CLLAW XXVIII: FALL of the Patriarchy

CLLAW XXVIII: FALL of the Patriarchy

November 13, 2017

What do you get when you combine arm wrestling tournaments with the brash, over-the-top showmanship of ‘80s-era professional wrestling? The Chicago League of Lady Arm Wrestlers.CLLAW XXVIII: FALL of th...

Día de los Muertos: Students celebrate Latino culture

Día de los Muertos: Students celebrate Latino culture

November 1, 2017

Columbia’s Latino Alliance organization served up student musical performances, artwork and tacos at its Día de los Muertos celebration Oct. 27 at Stage Two, 618 S. Michigan Ave. Día de los Mu...

“With Our Pockets Full, and Our Hearts Wide Open”: Locals offer relief for those affected by recent hurricane string

“With Our Pockets Full, and Our Hearts Wide Open”: Locals offer relief for those affected by recent hurricane string

October 11, 2017

Hurricane Harvey hit Southeastern Texas Aug. 25, ravaging the state with record-breaking flood levels and displacing tens of thousands of residents. Then, Hurricane Irma crashed into the Caribbean before st...

2017 Bank of America Chicago Marathon

2017 Bank of America Chicago Marathon

October 9, 2017

With over 40,000 participants, the 40th Annual Bank of America Chicago Marathon on Oct. 8 drew almost ten times the participants of the first Chicago Marathon on September 25, 1977, which had 4,200 run...

Craftsmen of Sound

By Kevin Tiongson

March 13, 2017

There’s a fascination among guitarists, and musicians in general, with handmade equipment. The common, mass-produced products don’t have the same soul, character or quality, which is the reason boutique manufacturers and guitar makers called luthiers are able to thrive.Bruce Roper and Ian Schneller are two Chicago-based luthiers and music equipment makers. Roper repairs and builds guitars, performs as part of the folk trio “Sons Of The Never Wro...

Photos: Anti-Trump protest erupts near Trump Tower, spreads throughout Loop

Photos: Anti-Trump protest erupts near Trump Tower, spreads throughout Loop

November 11, 2016

Thousands of protesters took to the streets Nov. 9 in response to the recent election of President-elect Donald Trump. The non-violent protest shut down several streets in the Loop during rush hour a...

Nos Recodamos: A celebration of life and death

Nos Recodamos: A celebration of life and death

November 7, 2016

By Maria Cardona | Photo EditorThe idea of death is frequently associated with the fear or sadness that comes with the loss of loved ones. However, in Mexican culture, it is celebrated through Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the D...

Black Lives Matter co-founder speaks at UIC | The Columbia Chronicle

April 11, 2016

A collaborative effort between Opal Tometi, Pattrisse Cullors and Alicia Garza, the phrase “Black Lives Matter” erupted after the acquittal of George Zimmerman. Often referred to as the new civil right...

Wabash Arts Corridor goes WAC with new color

Wabash Arts Corridor goes WAC with new color

September 14, 2015

Students will notice new color and vibrancy across campus, as several new murals now line Wabash Avenue between East Van Buren Street and Roosevelt Road. Various artists, including Columbia alumni, ha...

Party at North Coast

Party at North Coast

September 8, 2015

You wouldn’t have known summer’s final days were approaching if you were among the thousands that gathered in Union Park Sept. 4 for the annual 3-day North Coast Music Festival. Wh...

Fr. Pfleger, others protest over Gov. Rauner’s budget plan | The Columbia Chronicle

March 21, 2015

Rev. Michael Pfleger and other protesters staged a sit-in in front of the Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph St., on March 20 to demand that Gov. Bruce Rauner not make cuts to essential community program...

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