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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...

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

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...

Fresh Moves Delivers The Goods

By Brent Lewis

September 12, 2011

Fresh Moves is an organization that sells fresh produce to residents of the Austin and Lawndale neighborhoods that do not have the ability to reach fresh produce. These neighborhoods, known as food deserts, do not have big chain grocery stores or stores with fresh produce. Fresh Moves developed by community leaders are trying to get these residents to eat better in the hope that they can live better and develop better eating h...

A slice of ‘Heaven’

By Sophia Coleman

September 12, 2011

Rock DJ Heaven Malone has seen his fair share of famous venues and celebrities during his five years as a disc jockey and eight years as a party-planner.From collaborating with artists like Jared Leto of 30 Seconds to Mars, Marilyn Manson and Dragonette, Malone has left no genre of music untouched or unmixed. With residency at hotspots like Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz’s Angels & Kings bar, 230 N. Michigan Ave., and...

The Cardboard Meteorite plans for Chicago debut at Goose Island Brewery

By Brian Dukerschein

September 6, 2011

Dan Goers, 27, couldn’t find a job in his field after graduating from Columbia in 2007 with a degree in radio. After working a number of sales jobs, he left the city to work at a radio station in Mendota, Ill., for a year. When he returned to Chicago, he reconnected with Dave Roby, 28, a friend from high school who introduced him to Jake Goodman, 30, and Ted Leonteos, 31. The four started playing music in Goodman’s bas...

Fly to fitness with trapeze

By Marco Rosas

May 9, 2011

Trapeze School New York opened its fifth U.S. location at the Belmont Harbor in Chicago on May 1. Classes have up to 10 students and are open to the public until October. TSNY is located at 3158 Lakefront Trail at Belmont Harbor. The school is open every day from May through October.  The Chronicle's Assistant Health & Fitness Editor, Katy Nielsen, takes you to all the aerial action.Check class availability and information...

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