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NATO Protesters Clash with Police

By Brent Lewis

May 22, 2012

NATO protesters began their largest march of the NATO summit, Sunday, May 20, 2012 underneath the Pertillo Band Shell in Grant Park which led them to the cross section of Michigan and Cermak, where things became tense between the police and protesters. A small series of clashes took place between police and protesters, leaving many protesters injured and even bloody in some cases.[kml_flashembed publishmethod="dynamic" fversion="1...

12th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates

By Sara Mays

April 29, 2012

Chicago hosted the 12th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates April 23 - 25, to promote empowering youth to activism and action. The three day summit was co-chaired by former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, former Mayor of Rome, Walter Veltroni and Mayor Rahm Emanuel served as the honorable chair.[kml_flashembed publishmethod="dynamic" fversion="10.1.8276" useexpressinstall="true" movie="https://columbiachronicle.com/soundslides/Wo...

Critical Encounters Student Showcase

By Estefania Martinez

April 29, 2012

For the second year in a row, Critical Encounters hosted an end-of-the-year student showcase in the Conaway Center. This year, over 200 student's works were featured, showing the Columbia community how this year’s Critical Encounters’ theme (Rights, Radicals & Revolutions) has enhanced their education and work.http://youtu.be/p9QVoY0evb8

Word on the Street: How do you de-stress from finals?

By Dannis Valera

April 29, 2012

Finals is one of the most stressful times for students during the whole semester. Although many Columbia students have started their final projects, a majority of the college is taking their final exams next week. Let's see what some students are doing to relieve some of their stress.http://youtu.be/GzlujAnvL6Y

Undead and fully armed

By Amanda Murphy

April 22, 2012

It’s common knowledge to zombie lovers that shotguns aren’t the best defensive weapons. Similarly, the loud, “in your face” band known as Shotgun Zombie will not save your life in an undead apocalypse, if one were to occur, but they can put on a great show. Just ask them.With Brian Rowe as the band’s new lead vocalist, Brian Sanchez and Marko Preradovic on guitars and Zack Porter on drums, Zombie Shotgun is creati...

Biggest Mouth 2012

By Sara Mays

April 19, 2012

Columbia's annual Biggest Mouth took place at The Metro, 3730 N. Clark, on April 18. The band Otis came in first place receiving a price of $3,000. Marina City took second place taking the winnings of $1,500. The audience choice pick was the band Pete & Nick who won a $500 prize.[kml_flashembed publishmethod="dynamic" fversion="10.1.8276" useexpressinstall="true" movie="https://columbiachronicle.com/soundslide/Biggest_Mouth_2012/sound...

Anger Over Ethnic Studies Ban Continues

By Estefania Martinez

April 15, 2012

Thanks to a segment on the Daily Show with John Stewart, the anger over the ban on ethnic studies in Arizona has reignited all over again. Also feeling the fire is the recent consideration to extend the ban to the university/college level. The Chronicle's Multimedia Editor, Dennis Valera, asked people on the streets of Chicago about their opinions on the ban.http://youtu.be/QzaXQw-A81g...

Academic Team presents report

By Dannis Valera

April 15, 2012

After making their report available online, the Academic Prioritization Team presented their report in an open presentation to the Columbia community at Film Row Cinema. After the presentation, the team hosted a Q&A session where attendees could ask the team members directly about the report.http://youtu.be/Kxa3OOhnD5A

Take it from me, Cold Country

By Amanda Murphy

April 15, 2012

Phoenix-raised Sean McConnell may not have been born in what’s considered cold country. But after a few musical endeavors and a move to Chicago after a stint in Austin, Texas, McConnell found his warm-blooded self back in a cold-blooded city. After a year of writing, accumulating musicians and recording, he released the self-titled debut album April 10 for his project Cold Country.The album boasts a perfect summer sound...

Columbia students take advantage of “crowdfunding” sites

By Dannis Valera

April 8, 2012

Recently, more and more people have been using "crowdfunding" sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo to help fund creative projects. These sites, by creating a campaign page and video, help gather donations from anyone who has access to these sites. Many Columbia students have taken advantage of this new and innovative way of funding and aren't doing too bad, either.http://youtu.be/lz8lxF1Vv6M...

Ann Silver ONE WAY, DEAF WAY

By Estefania Martinez

April 8, 2012

Internationally known artist, Ann Silver, made her gallery debut at Columbia with "One Way, Deaf Way." In addition to the gallery, the ASL department hosted a presentation where assistant ASL professor Dr. Jim Van Manen and Silver discussed her journey as a deaf artist.http://youtu.be/k8o82Et0z7Y

Pretty girl, dance grooves

By Amanda Murphy

April 1, 2012

Despite what she may say, local singer-songwriter Angelina Lucero has built quite a fan base in the more than three years she’s been working solo. Primarily a vocalist, she overcame a massive hurdle, diligently teaching herself how to play guitar at the age of 22. Lucero is now making her way through the Chicago music scene with an enchanting voice, brutally beautiful lyrics and a simple yet captivating guitar styling. ...

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