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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.http://youtu.be/ds2v_CtZQyA

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...

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...

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.comhttp://youtu.be/aHcGaajm4KY...

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.comhttp://youtu.be/MNtR6JjJqXY...

Chicago Dance Crash gives audience “Immediate Gratification”

By Sophia Coleman

September 26, 2011

Dancing on tables, shooting off Nerf guns, stomping on bubble-wrap and playing with Post-it notes are just some of the scenarios in Chicago Dance Crash’s new production, “Immediate Gratification.”The show, produced by guest director for CDC Paul Christiano, 35, is geared toward the general American audience—a crowd ridden with short attention spans and hard-to-please tastes. It opened on Sept. 23 for a two-weekend ru...

Folk musician Hawley Shoffner discusses her new album

By Brian Dukerschein

September 19, 2011

In a crowded field of musical acts, it seems Hawley Shoffner, 24, can’t help but stand out. For her third performance as a solo artist, the singer-songwriter won the 2008 Farmer’s Ball, a battle of the bands competition in her native Wichita, Kan. After moving to Chicago in 2010, Shoffner found a job crafting clever puns as a staff writer for Groupon. While performing at numerous venues around the city, she met Alex and...

September 11: A Decade Later

By Brent Lewis

September 14, 2011

A slideshow of September 11, 2011 from around Chicago and neighboring suburbs, by the staff of the Columbia Chronicle.September 11, 2011 was a day that will forever live in the hearts of Americans forever. Being a decade later areas all through out Chicago showed their pride with ceremonies and dedications to the brave men and women who lost their lives due to the terror attack of that day.[kml_flashembed publishmethod="d...

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