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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...

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...

Art in Public Places initiative in action

By Ahmed Hamad

September 24, 2012

One month after Alderman Danny Solis (25th Ward) announced his Art in Public Places initiative, new murals have begun to blossom across his district.The initiative, announced on Aug. 21, aims to reduce unsanctioned graffiti problems in the ward by hiring street artists from around the city and across the nation to lend their creativity to the Pilsen, old Chinatown and new Chinatown communities. Solis paid for the initiative out of...

Farmworkers protest Cultivate Fest

By Dannis Valera

September 24, 2012

On Saturday, Sept. 15, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) staged a protest at Chipotle's Cultivate Festival in Lincoln Park. The CIW is a Florida farmworker organization that developed the Fair Food Program, a partnership between farmworkers, tomato growers, and ten leading food corporations--Chipotle has not signed to be a part of the program.At the protest, the CIW and their allies criticized Chipotle, saying the c...

Acro Cats: Chicago’s local “cat show”

By Dannis Valera

September 24, 2012

Circuses often bring to mind bears, lions and elephants, but Chicago’s own Acro-Cats is proving pussy performers can be just as captivating.Ringleader and trainer Samantha Martin’s unique troupe of 13 housecats has been jumping through hoops, pretending to play musical instruments and ringing bells around the country for the past seven years with.Read the full story by our Assistant Arts & Culture Editor, Trevor Bal...

Bloc Party returns, strips down sound

By Sophia Coleman

September 21, 2012

For a couple of years, London rock-quartet Bloc Party disappeared off the post-punk radar. Rumors spread, a break ensued and the band broke off to pursue individual endeavors.After two years apart, lead vocalist and guitarist Kele Okereke, lead guitarist Russell Lissack, bassist Gordon Moaks and drummer Matt Tong realized they had unfinished business. Four years had passed since the bands album, “Intimacy,” and though...

Q&A with Jury Foreman on the Drew Peterson case

By Dannis Valera

September 19, 2012

In his striped V-neck shirt and jeans, Eduardo Saldana, a 22-year-old junior radio major, has the appearance of a typical college kid. He goes to school, plays video games, watches sports and runs a blog. Saldana is also from bolingbrook, Ill., a fact that led him to become part of a trial that drew national attention.Read the full Q&A by our Campus Editor, Alex Kukulka, in the Sept. 17 edition of The Columbia Chronic...

Faculty Senate Meeting [9/14/2012]

By Dannis Valera

September 19, 2012

Giving faculty and staff a 3 percent pay raise will require $5 million in cuts aimed at  various units of the college given the current budget situation, Louise Love, interim provost and vice president of Academic Affairs, told the first Faculty Senate meeting of the fall semester. Specifically, $2 million will be cut from the Academic Affairs fiscal 2013 budget, she said. Love and Ken Gotsch, vice president of Business Aff...

Chicago Artist Profile: theWHOevers

By Dannis Valera

September 17, 2012

The Chronicle's Multimedia Editor, Dennis Valera, got the chance to sit down with Chicago's hip hop duo theWHOevers. MCs Lloyd Dotdot (Dotkom) and Jesse Arthur Manaois (J. Arthur) make up the pair.The two met back in 2008 at Northern Illinois University through a mutual friend and decided to work together after hearing each others' work."I was doing my own solo thing and he somehow heard some of my stuff," said J. Arthur. "The...

Chicago teachers take to streets

By James Foster

September 13, 2012

Members of the Chicago Teachers Union went on strike Sept. 10 for the first time in 25 years. The week leading up to Sept. 9's negotiation deadline brought rallies around the city in support of the union's demands. This week, teachers and their allies have been picketing in front of schools and participating in marches through downtown streets.[kml_flashembed publishmethod="dynamic" fversion="10.1.8276" useexpressinstall="t...

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