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Some choose to simply participate in the Polar Plunge as spectators, watching and recording the event from the sidelines.

Why Chicagoans take the plunge, in their own words

March 3, 2020

Twenty years after the Special Olympics Polar Plunge began, Chicagoans continue to brave the icy waters of Lake Michigan to partake in what has become a Chicago tradition. The plunge serves as a...

M.H. is organizing thousands of supplies, including medical masks similar to the one he is wearing, to be shipped to Hong Kong in the midst of surging prices due to the high demand.

Activists support pro-democracy protestors in Hong Kong from Chicago

March 1, 2020

In Hong Kong, pro-democracy advocates continue to protest against China’s oversight, many wearing medical masks to hide their identity during protests. But in the face of a rapidly expanding global outbre...

Warren has garnered support from individuals on a variety of policy issues, from her stances on social equity to her economic plans.

Democrats move into Chicago ahead of primary, some campaign offices vandalized

February 28, 2020

The Illinois primary is mere weeks away, and 2020 Democratic presidential candidates are beginning to move into Chicago, with campaign offices cropping up across the city. The latest addition is Sen....

Chronicle Headlines: Student vlogs and rideshare 'deadheading'

Chronicle Headlines: Student vlogs and rideshare ‘deadheading’

February 26, 2020

On this week's episode of Chronicle Headlines, Staff Reporter Dyana Daniels talks about the role of student vlogs in colleges' marketing strategies. Then, we look at "deadheading" and the seasonal...

Carlos Matias leads a round of applause in Lao Sze Chuan to celebrate the restaurant bar crawl.

Supporters rally in solidarity of Chinatown businesses negatively affected by coronavirus fears

February 26, 2020

With the global coronavirus epidemic gradually worsening as the number of cases climb worldwide, many Asian-owned businesses in Chinatown are losing customers as some people are associating the coronavir...

In the Booth: with alt-rock Columbia band SŌK

February 24, 2020

With its expansion of multimedia and Chicago-based music coverage, the Chronicle kicks-off its latest video series "In The Booth" with seasoned music reporters Managing Editor Kendall Polidori and Ph...

Ellie Krigman, freshman comedy major, watches with rapt attention as Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) delivered what politicos called her best performance.

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 “...

Trans Student Union aims to ‘empower’ students

Trans Student Union aims to ‘empower’ students

February 19, 2020

Mikey Emme, a junior music major, has always felt supported on campus. They said Columbia is upfront with accepting all students, staff and faculty, but was confused when there was no trans-specifi...

Quavo, one of the three Migos, helps give away free Adidas YZY QNTM shoes from the passenger seat of a Russian Sherp ATV.

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...

Show me your ‘O’ face

February 14, 2020

La petite mort. Ezra shodan. Konchayu. Orgasm. The sought-after peak of sexual activity. Or, as defined by Merriam-Webster, “the rapid pleasurable release of neuromuscular tensions at the height of sexual...

Artistic Director Blanca Acevedo walks junior dancers, dressed in blue and red practice skirts, through a choreography step for a dance originating in the Jalisco region of Mexico.

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...

Colbey Reid, chair of the Fashion Studies Department, and other attendees are given the name and age of a transgender woman of color by quilter Melissa Blount to learn more about the circumstances in which they were killed, and to embroider their names and ages into the fabric for Blount’s quilt.

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 ...

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