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Undead and fully armed

By Amanda Murphy

April 23, 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 20, 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...

Take it from me, Cold Country

By Amanda Murphy

April 16, 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...

Anger Over Ethnic Studies Ban Continues

By Estefania Martinez

April 16, 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 16, 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

Columbia students take advantage of “crowdfunding” sites

By Dannis Valera

April 9, 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 9, 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 2, 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. ...

State of the College Address 2012

By Dannis Valera

March 22, 2012

Every year Warrick Carter, Columbia College Chicago's President, gives a State of the College Address speech to address the student body about the progress of Columbia and the outlook for the future of the college. After the speech, students were able to engage in dialogue with Carter. Many of those who did questioned him about the prioritization process.The Columbia Chronicle did not record (video) the entire event, this clip represe...

Girl’s got jazz

By Contributing Writer

March 19, 2012

by Tyler McDermottContributing WriterLili Kryzanek, better known as Lili K, is far from your average blonde bombshell. Using people, places and relationships as her inspiration, this Columbia junior in the Arts, Entertainment & Media Arts Department penned her first song at 10 years old. Since then, she has developed an extensive catalogue of music, including her unreleased LP, “Hello, Goodbye,” and her EP with Peter...

Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich Bids Farewell

By Brent Lewis

March 19, 2012

Students from the Multimedia Photojournalism class joined with the other 250 members of the media as well as the general public on the front lawn of Former Illinois Governor, Rod Blagojevich, to catch a glimpse of him before reporting to federal prison.http://vimeo.com/38604960Reactions from supportershttp://vimeo.com/38669776

Chronicle Recipe: Spam Musubi

By Dannis Valera

March 19, 2012

Dennis Valera, the Assistant Multimedia Editor, is joined by Damaly Keo, one of the Chronicle's Graphic Designers as she shows us how to make the popular Hawaiian treat spam musubi.http://youtu.be/G-w_VfjtgYo"Damaly Keo" "Hawaiian Cuisine" "Spam" "Spam Musubi" "Hawaii" "How-To" "Recipe"

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