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Stolen Silver, stealing hearts

By Contributing Writer

March 12, 2012

by Samantha LoochtanContributing writerLast summer, Chicago musicians Dan Myers and Levi Britton stole time from their regular band, Down the Line, to cut an album of songs they wrote themselves, recording under the name Stolen Silver.  Today, that extra-curricular excursion has become a full-time gig. Now with six members, Stolen Silver has begun touring and last month was in residency at Schubas, 3159 N. Southport Ave.With...

Occupy Columbia, National Student Day of Action

By Estefania Martinez

March 9, 2012

The Occupy Columbia movement called for a college-wide walkout in observance of the National Day of Student Action. The movement also presented petitions that have circulated around the college to administration. A tuition freeze, halt to prioritization, and a detailed financial account of tuition revenue were among the demands.http://youtu.be/o0qTKsWdTKA

How To: Fireman’s Carry

By Dannis Valera

February 27, 2012

The Chronicle's Assistant Sports & Health Editor, Nader Ihmoud, heads to Lane Tech High School and meets up with varsity wrestler Tom Angsten to learn the fireman's carry.http://youtu.be/0m8PWWM4HD0"How To" "Fireman's Carry" "Nader Ihmoud" "Sports" "High School Sports" "Wrestling" "Tom Angsten" "Lane Tech High School"

St. Baldrick’s Annual Head Shaving Fundraiser

By Sara Mays

February 23, 2012

St. Baldrick's held their annual head shaving fundraiser at University of Illinois Hospital, 1740 West Taylor on Feb. 23. Brave and willing volunteers had their heads shaved by children cancer survivors and patients of University of Illinois Hospital.[kml_flashembed publishmethod="dynamic" fversion="10.1.8276" useexpressinstall="true" movie="https://columbiachronicle.com/soundslide/St__Baldrick_s_Head_Shaving/soundslider.swf" widt...

Columbia Hosts First Cultural Plan Town Hall Meeting

By Dannis Valera

February 20, 2012

The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) has a launched a Cultural Plan 2012 initiative to revisit the city's last cultural plan, which was developed in 1986. By having these Town Hall Meetings and other types of meetings; the DCASE is hoping to create a new plan that will satisfy the entire Chicago community as a whole. The plan will be launched in early Fall 2012.http://youtu.be/mJD9InLZ458...

One Tribe’s Tunnel Of Oppression 2012

By Estefania Martinez

February 20, 2012

The Columbia Chronicle got a sneak peak into the planning of One Tribe's, "Tunnel Of Oppression," event. The event aims to activate your senses and call attention to every day injustices that happen in our world. "Tunnel Of Oppression" will be held on March 14 and 15 in Multicultural Affairs - 618 S. Michigan, 4th floor.http://youtu.be/n9T5KZIiPbQ

Rocking out with Young Jesus

By Sophia Coleman

February 20, 2012

Rock ‘n’ roll will save your soul, for Jesus has risen in the form of a local “party-angst indie” quartet.With zero ties to the Christian Rock genre, Young Jesus has made it a goal to create relatable, passionate music for those who love fluid guitar riffs, hearty vocals and trance-like rhythms. The band—made up of John Rossiter on lead vocals and guitar, Shawn Nystrand on bass, Cody Kellogg on lead guitar and Pete...

Rough ‘n’ raw rockabilly

By Sophia Coleman

February 13, 2012

The neo-rockabilly trio, Three Blue Teardrops, dabble in the traditional ’50s sound, but also let the chaos of the ’70s punk scene and ’80s hardcore influence its music.Formed in 1991 with Dave Sisson on hollow body guitar and vocals, Rick Uppling on upright doghouse bass and vocals, and Randy Sabo on drums, the three have made its impact on the American rockabilly, replete with greasy pompadours and leather motorcycl...

11th Annual Lakeview Polar Bear Plunge

By Estefania Martinez

February 6, 2012

Each year, since 2003, the Lakeview Polar Bear Club gathers in the middle of winter to dive into icy Lake Michigan for a good cause. This year, The Chronicle's Multimedia Assistant, Dennis Valera, was one of the 597 brave participants. The charity was able to raise 26,020 dollars which will be donated to the Brya family and Katie Kline.To find out more about the LPBC Polar Plunge, visithttp://www.lakeviewpolarbearclub.com/about.htmlh...

ISO and BSU host Ethiopian coffee ceremony

By Dannis Valera

February 6, 2012

To celebrate African American Heritage Month, the International Student Organization (ISO) and the Black Student Union (BSU) collaborated and hosted a traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony. Representatives of Ethiopian Diamond, a local Ethiopian restaurant, supplied the coffee as well as taught attendees the significance of coffee in Ethiopian culture.http://youtu.be/d9lHOLj1h4E...

Town Hall Meeting (1/27/2012)

By Dannis Valera

January 30, 2012

For the second time, Columbia's administration hosted a Town Hall open meeting for people to air their grievances about the college. In attendance were many of Columbia's part-time faculty, Columbia students as well as students and faculty from other institutions in the area. Some problems brought up for discussion were Columbia's tuition costs, prioritization and transparency of Columbia's decision-making.http://youtu.be/dJZA...

Second Town Hall Meeting

By Sara Mays

January 30, 2012

By: Sam Charles Managing EditorThe second town hall meeting in as many months between members of Columbia’s full- and part-time faculty, administration, staff and students was held on Jan. 27, with many of the same attendees present and themes of the initial town hall meeting last year being discussed.Taking questions from the audience were Interim Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Louise Love, Interim Associate Pro...

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