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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...

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...

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...

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...

Bowl of Dust is “occupying” your ears

By Amanda Murphy

January 30, 2012

Many people wouldn’t look at losing their job as a good thing. But Kyle Klipowicz, frontman for the band Bowl of Dust, said it was really the starting point for the group. Going on its second year, the band has experienced success with the release of its debut EP, “Sour Mash.” Consisting of Klipowicz as guitarist and vocalist, Brian Lewis-Jones on trombone, the mysterious Johnny D playing upright bass and Kyle Drouin con...

Tripping with Secret Colours

By Sophia Coleman

January 23, 2012

Mix a large dose of psychedelia, a heap of garage rock and a pinch of pop, and you have the recipe for Secret Colours, a sextet at the forefront of Chicago’s psych-rock scene.With Tommy Evans on lead vocals, Dave Stach on guitar, Dylan Olson on vocals, Justin Frederick on drums, Margaret Albright on background vocals, keyboard and percussion, and Nate Wiese on keyboard, rhythm guitar and percussion, the 2-year-old band ha...

Words ‘N Stuff Zine Workshop

By Estefania Martinez

December 12, 2011

Words 'N Stuff, a new student organization that started this year, held a zine-making social at the Conaway where various members taught attendees how to make zines. Besides the workshop, the organization also sold zines to help them fundraise for their trip to Brooklyn Zine Festival in April.http://youtu.be/l6kTmuVAXm8

Occupy Columbia

By Estefania Martinez

December 12, 2011

At approximately 12:20 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, more than 20 members of the Occupy Columbia coalition camped outside President Warrick L. Carter's office on the fifth floor of the Alexandroff Campus Center, 600 S. Michigan Ave., asking for a town hall meeting so the group may have a chance to "air grievances" against the college. The grievances are hallmarked by Columbia's rising tuition costs.After more than an hour...

Administration, protest groups town hall meeting

By Estefania Martinez

December 12, 2011

Facing relentless questioning from several different groups, Interim Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Louise Love and Interim Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs Len Strazewski did their best to respond and shed light on some of the most high profile problems facing the college today. Love and Strazewski were only able to answer a small number of the more than 20 questions asked during the meeting because o...

Occupy Columbia protesters granted town hall meeting

By Dannis Valera

December 7, 2011

Members of the Occupy Columbia coalition camped out outside of President Warrick L. Carter's office on the fifth floor of the Alexandroff Campus Center, 600 S. Michigan Ave. After more than an hour of going back and forth, Interim Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Louise Love offered the group a town hall meeting on Friday, Dec. 9, from 1 to 2 p.m.http://youtu.be/1O7-t1eweWM...

Word On The Street – Is CTA Safer?

By Estefania Martinez

December 5, 2011

On November 21, it was announced that over 1,800 additional cameras have been installed in over 78 CTA rail stations. Mayor Rahm Emanuel has said the cameras won't only help catch criminals but will also serve as a deterrent. The Chronicle's Assistant Multimedia Editor, Dennis Valera, asks the people of Chicago what they think of the addition of new cameras.http://youtu.be/W9XB1DSPEZw...

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