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“Boobs of the Dead” combines zombies and burlesque

By Dannis Valera

October 15, 2012

Decaying flesh and rancid smells are usually the first things that come to mind when thinking of zombies. The last would be beautiful, scantily clad women."Boobs of the Dead: A Walking Dead Burlesque" is the newest show at Gorilla Tango Theatre, 1919 N. Milwaukee Ave. Writer and director K Leo is a fan of "The Walking Dead," and decided to write a parody based on the TV show. His burlesque runs through October and plays wit...

Rambunctious Rocky riles up Congress Theater

Rambunctious Rocky riles up Congress Theater

October 15, 2012

A$AP Rocky played the Congress Theatre October 11 with Danny Brown and ScHoolBoy Q.Helicopter sound effects, operatic scales and the strumming of a harp underlined A$AP Rocky’s cracked voice as he opened h...

35th Chicago Marathon breaks records, sprains heels

By Emily Ornberg

October 15, 2012

The Chicago Marathon celebrated its 35th anniversary Oct. 7 with 200,000 safety pins, 45,000 participants, 1.7 million spectators and 1.1 million cups of Gatorade.[kml_flashembed publishmethod="dynamic" fversion="10.1.8276" useexpressinstall="true" movie="https://columbiachronicle.com/soundslides/chitown_marathon/soundslider.swf" width="550" height="440" targetclass="flashmovie"][/kml_flashembed]The race started in Grant Par...

One-on-One with Lupe Fiasco

By Dannis Valera

October 8, 2012

In his earlier performances as a junior in high school, Lupe Fiasco enjoyed being a showman and pumping up the crowd. During a talent show, he sat on stage with a notebook and pretended to write an already finished rap to keep his audience engaged.Less than a decade later, Fiasco still has the ability to keep the attention of a crowd. He did just that as he spoke with Columbia students Oct. 1 about his career, life and lat...

Rahm Emanuel and Ray Suarez Rally to end Violence

By Ahmed Hamad

October 8, 2012

With the number of homicide in Chicago topping 400 deaths on Sept. 29, city leaders organized a rally against violence in the 31st Ward in conjunction with Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Alderman Ray Suarez.At the head of the march were Emanuel, State's Attorney Anita Alvarez, Chicago Police Department Superintendent Garry McCarthy and Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Calude Brizard, who all agreed to march with parents, teachers a...

LGBT History Month celebrated for the first time

By Dannis Valera

October 8, 2012

For the first time in Columbia history, LGBT History Month is being recognized and celebrated by the LGBTQ Office of Culture and Community.Joy Conway, the coordinator of the office, started planning for the month since the summer. This will be the first time the office gets their own month-long celebration like the other offices in Columbia’s Multicultural Affairs Office.“I thought that it would be fitting for us to hav...

Wicker Park ranked No. 4 hipster neighborhood in U.S.

By Dannis Valera

October 1, 2012

Chicago’s usual sea of beards, plaid, Buddy Holly glasses and skinny jeans are paired with solemn faces this week—the eclectic neighborhood of Wicker Park, home to many Columbia students, was recently crowned fourth in Forbes’ and Nextdoor.com’s inaugural list of “America’s Hippest Hipster Neighborhoods.”Read the full story by our Assistant Arts & Culture Editor, Emily Ornberg, here on our website!http:/...

Anti-Muslim sentiment reigniting the flames

By Ahmed Hamad

October 1, 2012

The recent release of anti-Islam movie "Innocence of Muslims" and anti-Muslim advertisements in New York City's subway system have caused rage among Muslims in the Middle East. The Chronicle interviewed local Muslims at the Downtown Islamic Center and CAIR (Council on American-Islam Relations) Chicago and asked for their reactions to it.http://youtu.be/yxSrVb-OYhg...

Bringing ‘Odd Folk’ to the big city

By Alex Stedman

October 1, 2012

When some think of folk or bluegrass music, they might think of wide open pastures, farms and other bucolic sites. The big city hardly comes to mind, but Odd Folk is bringing folk-bluegrass, or “Newgrass” as they describe it, to Chicago. Since March, the group of three Columbia undergraduates and one Columbia alumnus has built a fan base with its album “Die Young,” released Aug. 6, and a recent summerMidwest tour.Sin...

How To: Save Money in Chicago

By Dannis Valera

October 1, 2012

When you live in a city like Chicago it can be bought sticking to your budget and being careful with your money. The Chronicle sat with Emily Easton, Director of New Student Programs and Orientation, and she gave some great tips in how you can save more money as opposed to spending it.http://youtu.be/Li8CHpd4as0

The Golden Temple

By James Foster

September 28, 2012

This is a photo essay about the Harmandir Sahib in Amritsar India. It is the holiest place in the world for Sikhs.[kml_flashembed publishmethod="dynamic" fversion="10.1.8276" useexpressinstall="true" movie="https://columbiachronicle.com/soundslides/temple_show/soundslider.swf" width="500" height="440" targetclass="flashmovie"][/kml_flashembed]

United Staff of Columbia College (US of CC) [9/18]

By Dannis Valera

September 24, 2012

The United Staff of Columbia College voted Sept. 18 on a Memorandum of Understanding accepting offers from the administration.The directive states the US of CC will receive a 3% salary increase, retroactive Sept. 1, and a contract extension of one year until Sept. 1, 2013.Read the full story by our Campus Editor, Alex Kukulka, in the Sept. 24 edition of The Columbia Chronicle! You can also find the story here on our website!http...

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