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Urban Dolorosa

By Brent Lewis

November 9, 2011

Urban Dolorosa is a multimedia ceremony to honor the school age children and teenagers that were killed by violence over the past 3 school years in Chicago. The ceremony took place in 5 locations throughout the city and brought together all groups of people to honor those they have lost to violence. Urban Dolorosa included a musical choir, poetry and photographs. The piece brought out many individuals to pay their respects incl...

Occupying A Critical Mass [Slideshow]

By Brent Lewis

November 1, 2011

Participants of Critical Mass dressed up in costumes for their Halloween bike ride on Oct. 28, 2011. Critical Mass is a bike ride that takes place in Chicago on the last Friday of every month. The ride leaves from Daley Plaza at 5:30p.m. to the sounds of blow horns, bells and yelling of “lets mass!” On Oct. 28, 2011 the Critical Mass route passed by the Chicago Federal Reserve located at 230 South La Salle Street to show ...

Westside Health Authority’s Community Kitchen

By Estefania Martinez

October 24, 2011

Members of the Austin community came out for the ribbon cutting ceremony at Westside Health Authority's Community Kitchen located at 5852 West Noth Ave. on Monday Oct. 17. The Community Kitchen will hold nutritional classes to encourage a healthier lifestyle and to prevent obesity. AARP and Trader Joes sponsor the Community Kitchen and chef and nutritional coach Norma Rixter prepared a vegan meal for everyone in attendance....

Kevin moves into the MSI

By Dannis Valera

October 24, 2011

Kevin Byrne, the winner of the Museum of Science and Industry’s Month at the Museum 2 contest, moved into the museum on Oct. 19. Byrne was picked out of six finalists from nearly 1,000 applicants to participate in this experiment. For 30 days, Byrne will live in the museum and share his experiences through a blog and social media like Twitter.Be sure to visit Kevin during his 30 day stay at MSI or see what he’s up by vis...

Dessert Crawl

By Estefania Martinez

October 17, 2011

Chicago neighborhood Andersonville hosted their 6th annual Dessert Crawl on Sunday, Oct. 9. This year, over 30 local businesses satisfied the neighborhood’s sweet tooth by providing samples from a number of desserts. The Dessert Crawl also groups the businesses by three routes, this year they were the Candy Cane Route, the Gumdrop Route, and the Lollipop Route.http://youtu.be/EZcFLbGeIVE...

Indie-rock group The Earth Program talks shop

By Gabrielle Rosas

October 17, 2011

Don’t expect just any indie-rock experience when you listen to The Earth Program. Its debut album “Invade!” is a dystopian mesh of punk rock, alien spaceships and eerie synthesizers. Its live performances are high-energy, campy displays of live music, video and costumes. Now the nerd-rockers are working on their next album, a DVD and comic book stories. Some of the group’s new music was recently played on 93-XRT’s...

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 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...

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,...

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...

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