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Occupy Chicago 2011: Michigan Avenue Protest

By Brent Lewis

October 12, 2011

A rush hour protest erupted from five different parts of the loop. All with different agendas, but with the overall same goal, to create change in the city of Chicago. Members of unions, Occupy Chicago and many other organizations flooded the streets of Chicago, October 11, 2011, from five different areas all to meet up at the Art Institute's Modern Wing.[kml_flashembed publishmethod="dynamic" fversion="10.1.8276" useexpressinstal...

Bank of America Chicago Marathon 2011 [Slideshow]

By Brent Lewis

October 11, 2011

The photo staff of the Columbia Chronicle followed the marathon through all parts of the city to show the diversity of the city, fans, and participants in this year's 2011 Bank of American Chicago Marathon. This year brought out 45,000 runners and thousands more to watch and cheer them on. This years winners on the Men side was Moses Mosop of Kenya with a time of 2 hours, 5 minutes and 37 seconds. The Women side went to 3...

Light on media blackout

By Darryl Holliday

October 10, 2011

Week two of the “Occupy Chicago” protests came and went, with steadily. growing crowds but wide fluctuations in daily attendance. During the first 14 days, somewhere between 30 and 300 people could typically be seen around LaSalle and Jackson streets or marching toward Grant Park for the movement’s twice-daily general assemblies.The numbers have grown from an original four to become one of the largest offshoots of the “Occupy...

The F Word Makes a Comeback

By Dannis Valera

October 10, 2011

The F Word is Columbia’s only feminist student organization on campus and, despite almost not being around this semester, has a lot of exciting things planned for this semester. Two goals that this two-year-old org has is to create a community to raise awareness of the feminism movement and to define what feminism is and isn’t.Everybody is welcome to come to The F Word’s meetings. Their next meeting will be on Monday, October 17,...

The Arrowsics fly free

By Brian Dukerschein

October 10, 2011

Trevor Geiger, 29, graduated from Columbia in May 2011 with a degree in music business. He plays rhythm guitar and bass for his band, The Arrowsics, which also includes his sister Molly, 27. Having released their first EP “The Arrowsics EP,” Geiger will soon be moving back to his home in Maine this October and is working on the band’s second EP. The Arrowsics’ sound can be classified as alternate country and indie folk.T...

Chicago Beach Polo World Cup 2011

By Brent Lewis

October 7, 2011

Members of the Women's Lufthansa Private Jet (gray) and Gascon (purple) teams participated in the Grey Goose Chicago Beach Polo World Cup on Saturday and Sunday at North Avenue Beach. Originally, the tournament was held every year in Miami, Florida. However, Bruce Orosz, who brought the sport to the United States, saw the beauty of North Avenue Beach and knew he had to hold the tournament in Chicago. A portion of the funds ra...

One Tribe Presents Coffee Talk

By Estefania Martinez

October 6, 2011

Columbia’s multicultural collaborative group One Tribe hosted an open mic event titled Coffee Talk. With this open mic, One Tribe wanted to open the floor to anybody who had a story about experiences of discrimination to raise awareness about the issues and build a more accepting community in Columbia and beyond.

Coyote Festival-The Wicker Park/ Bucktown Festival of the Arts

By Brent Lewis

October 4, 2011

Coyote FestivalThe Wicker Park/ Bucktown Festival of the Arts is a three day art fest hosted by the Flat Iron Artist's Association, kicks off Friday night at 1579 North Milwaukee Avenue. Painters photographers, musicians, jewelers and more welcome guest to enjoy their work in their studio space of the Flat Iron building.[kml_flashembed publishmethod="dynamic" fversion="10.1.8276" useexpressinstall="true" movie="http://www.columbiachronic...

Diana Solis

By Estefania Martinez

October 3, 2011

The Chronicle sat down with Diana Solis, artist, teacher, and community activist, at her home on the city's Lower West Side as she discussed her Mexican roots, growing up in 1960's Chicago and her involvement in the Pilsen art community.Her art is currently on display at Oxala Studio, 1653 W. 18th St., Chicago, and can be found at http://dianasolisarteypapel.blogspot.com

Empty Bottle ‘Peeing it Forward’ for American Liver Foundation

By Sophia Coleman

October 3, 2011

Drinking off of the bathroom floor of a bar has never sounded so pleasingor commendable.The Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western Ave., a dive bar known for hosting some of the best alternative rock and jazz in the city, but more importantly, for its eclectic walls full of musicians’ and artists’ blood, sweat and signatures—recently remodeled. Now the place is donating some of their bits and pieces to the American Liver Foundation.The...

Lakota sounds in the city

By Sophia Coleman

October 3, 2011

Growing up fast is nothing new for Frank Waln, 22, founder of Nake Nula Waun, a Native-American hip-hop band based in Parmalee, S.D. With most of his life spent on the Rosebud Sioux reservation, he was surrounded by violence and poverty.But with all of the negativity clouding his life, he created something positive. Waln and three friends—co-founder and vocalist Dre Easter; 26, vocalist Kodi DeNoyer, 21; and vocalist Thomas...

Columbia gets Vintage

By Estefania Martinez

September 26, 2011

The Chronicle sat down with Katherine Raz and Libby Alexander, co-founders of The Vintage Bazaar, to talk about the history of the flea market, what it takes to organize an event, and the objects we would find at The Vintage Bazaar.Check out The Vintage Bazaar's next event:Saturday & Sunday, November 12 & 1310am - 7pm2133 N Milwaukee Ave. next to the Congress Theaterwww.thevintagebazaar.com

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