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How To: Blog

By Dannis Valera

November 5, 2012

Blogging has become a staple of our social media-crazy society. Anyone can do it and everyone has thought up of every kind of blog. But what can you do to make sure your blogging efforts are a success? The Chronicle sat down with Blogging: Beyond the Basics instructors Sharon Bloyd-Peshkin and Sal Barry to see what tips they had to survive in the blog-o-sphere.http://youtu.be/HjB7yiPmOl4...

Back to Ghoul Bash raises funds for scholarships

By Dannis Valera

November 5, 2012

Mark Twain stopped drinking his soda to listen to the undead Miss Ohio announce that the silent auction would be ending soon, and a princess quickly went to bid on a few items.This was the scene Nov. 1 when Columbia faculty and staff members gathered to raise money for scholarships at the second Back to Ghoul Bash at Stage Two in the 618 S. Michigan Ave. Building, where they listened to bands, bid in a silent auction and ...

Day Of the Dead Celebrations

By James Foster

November 5, 2012

Chicago celebrated the Day of Dead in a variety of ways on Friday. Residents of Pilsen staged their annual procession. At Columbia students and faculty took to the streets in costumes that culminated in a fashion show.[kml_flashembed publishmethod="dynamic" fversion="10.1.8276" useexpressinstall="true" movie="http://@columbiachronicle.com/soundslides/DOD_publish_to_web/soundslider.swf" width="500" height="440" targetclass="flashmovie"][/kml_flashembed]...

20th Annual Hokin Honors Exhibition

By Dannis Valera

November 5, 2012

The Hokin Honors Exhibition opened for its 20th year Thursday, Nov. 1, at Columbia’s C33 Gallery in the Congress building.“The Honors show is always a highlight of our entire exhibition year here,” said Neysa Page-Lieberman, director of the Department of Exhibition & Performance Spaces. “We do over a dozen exhibitions every year and this is one we always look forward to.”To get in the exhibition, students have ...

‘Creepy’ Halloween rock

By Emily Ornberg

October 29, 2012

On Hallow’s Eve 2010, five musicians—Sam Huff, keyboard/organ; Dave Henderson, vocals; Jake Gold, guitar; Ray Knipe, drums; and Benji Jacobs, bass—united as Creepy Band and played their first show at their Wicker Park DIY concert space called The Beerics, 2315 W. North Ave.Influenced by groups such as Black Sabbath and The Doors, Creepy Band unleashes a dissonant, heavy rock sound, combining drums, guitar, church orga...

How To: Improv

By Dannis Valera

October 29, 2012

Improvisation, better known as improv, is an un-scripted, spontaneous form of acting where the story, the characters--the whole scene is created on the spot.The Chronicle sat with BriElle Munizzi, Columbia's Improv Club President, and asked her some tips on how to be a successful improv player.http://youtu.be/JPLwn5P5Rmk"Improv" "Theater Improv" "Theatrical Improv" "Stage Improv" "Improvisation" "Stage Improvisation" "Theater Improvisati...

10th Anniversary of Pilsen Open Studios

By Ahmed Hamad

October 29, 2012

45 Studios in Pilsen opened their doors for the public on Oct 20th and 21st to celebrate the 10th anniversary of 18th Street Pilsen Open Studios event as part of the Chicago Artists Month 2012.The Multimedia team covered the event, and interviewed Montserrat Alsina, the Coordinator of the event and few artists who had their work shown at different locations in Pilsen.http://youtu.be/S0WHkiFE-PM...

Obama in Chicago to vote

By James Foster

October 27, 2012

President Barack Obama flew into Chicago Thursday afternoon to vote at this home polling station. The Obama campaign is focusing major efforts on getting people to the polls early this election cycle. Early voting in Illinois started October 22 and will continue until Nov. 3 at locations throughout the city.[kml_flashembed publishmethod="dynamic" fversion="10.1.8276" useexpressinstall="true" movie="https://columbiachronicle.com/soundslides/ob...

Skatalites continue to jam

By Alex Stedman

October 22, 2012

Band breakups are all too common, but some bands stay active for decades.Since its formation in 1964, Jamaican ska band The Skatalites has released 15 studio albums and had a number of lineup changes after a few band members died.The current members—Lester Sterling, alto saxophone; Doreen Shaffer, vocals; Azemobo Audu, tenor saxophone; Andrae Murchison, trombone; Kevin Batchelor, trumpet; Val Douglas, bass guitar; Natty ...

“La Bamba” cast celebrates 25th anniversary

By Dannis Valera

October 22, 2012

“La Bamba,” a 1987 biographical film about famous rock ‘n’ roll musician Ritchie Valens, celebrated its 25th anniversary with Columbia by inviting its three main actors to the college to chat with students.Esai Morales, Elizabeth Peña and Lou Diamond Phillips visited the college for two events, on Oct. 15 and 16, during which the three actors had discussions with students and members of the Hispanic community about...

Occupy Our Homes

By Jessica Mattison

October 22, 2012

On October 15th 2012 Occupy Chicago gathered at Jackson and LaSalle to celebrate eviction resistance. The event was called "From Tents to Homes". In honor of taking empty houses and opening them up to the millions of homeless who live on the streets of Chicago.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XqvpFGAuy0&feature=youtu.be

How to; Prevent Yourself from Getting Sick

By Ahmed Hamad

October 22, 2012

With Chicago's temperature dropping faster this fall; the likelihood of getting sick got higher.  The Chronicle sat down with Mark Brticevich, Columbia's Fitness and Recreation Program Coordinator, and found out how you could stay away from the doctor's and pharmacy.http://youtu.be/27xdnvVUF_k

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