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Shooting donations Haiti’s way

By Cristina Aguirre

February 15, 2010

Columbia College is all about creating change and that's what one student is doing to help out the earthquake-stricken island of Haiti. Daniel Kelleghan, a photography major at Columbia, set up a studio in his Lincoln Park apartment for a photo shoot benefiting Haiti. For a minimum donation of $10, people had their photos taken in hour-long shoots. Kelleghan said he has raised around $800 and that all the money is going to the A...

Goodbye John. Sincerely, your viewers

By Cristina Aguirre

February 8, 2010

Based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks and directed by Lasse Hallström, "Dear John" delivers the same structure of "The Notebook." Starring Channing Tatum and Amanda Seyfried, "Dear John" is a love story between Special Forces Army Sergeant John Tyree and Savannah Curtis, whom he met while diving into the ocean to save her purse that had fallen off the pier. John smittenly falls for the college student. But as John goes o...

Lunch, lessons, care at Los Martincitos

By Cristina Aguirre

February 1, 2010

With both of her palms stretched out slightly off her body, Zoyla Zevallos Leyva,67, begins to sing a song in Quechua, a Native American language spoken primarily in the Andes of South America. She sways back and forth in a blank stare singing in a beautiful high-pitched, but raspy voice. This is how she forgets her worries and problems she faces back home near Cusco when she comes to Los Martincitos ( Little Martins).Zevall...

Top 10 films of 2009

By Cristina Aguirre

February 1, 2010

The Chronicle's film critic, David Orlikoff, presents his favorite 10 films of 2009.10. "Star Trek"9. "In the Loop"8. "A Single Man"7. "Watchmen"6. "Bad Lieutenant"5. "Fantastic Mr. Fox"4. "Where the Wild Things Are"3. "Sin Nombre"2. "Up"1. "A Serious Man"

Media Production Center virtual tour

By Cristina Aguirre

January 25, 2010

The Film and Video Department is on the move with the opening of the Media Production Center (MPC). The newly constructed building opens to students in the beginning of spring semester. This is Columbia College Chicago's first academic building commissioned by the college in its 120 years existence. The building is designed to initially fit the needs of students in the Film and Video, Interactive Arts and Media and Televisio...

‘The Book of Eli’ Film Review

By Cristina Aguirre

January 25, 2010

Albert and Allen Hughes' new movie, "The Book of Eli," should not be known for it's tedious post-apocalyptic story line, but for its action-packed scenes. Denzel Washington plays Eli, a titular hero who has been on a 30-year quest after a cataclysmic war took over America. The Earth, which is now a wasteland, bares gangs and brigands. Eli fights his way westward with his sidekick Solara (Mila Kunis) to protect the one book...

‘Youth in Revolt’ Film Review

By Cristina Aguirre

December 14, 2009

Based on the popular 1993 novel by C.D Payne, Youth in Revolt delivers the awkward meanderings of Nick Twisp (Micheal Cera), a sex-obsessed teenager whose parents are on the edge of divorce. While on vacation in a trailer park, Nick meets his dream girl Sheeni Saunders (Portia Doublesday). After finding out her classy ex-boyfriend is in the way, he soon develops a bad boy French alter-ego named Francois Dillinger. With blue con...

Chicago: one neighborhood at a time

By Cristina Aguirre

December 14, 2009

The Columbia Chronicle Operations Manager Kevin Obomanu will take you to four distinct neighborhoods to explore off-campus housing for students who don't want to live in the dorms. Obomanu will take you to the North Side neighborhoods of Streeterville, Lakeview, Rogers Park and Albany Park. Obomanu talks to Laura Dewey of the Chicago Apartment Finders....

‘Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans’ Film Review

By Cristina Aguirre

December 7, 2009

Directed by Werner Herzog, Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans features Nicolas Cage as Terence McDonaugh, a rogue detective investigating the killing of five Senegalese immigrants in post-Katrina New Orleans. The film is a remake of Abel Ferrara's 1992 film. The Columbia Chronicle's Film Critic, David Orlikoff, reviews the dark comedy.Trailer courtesy of First Look Studios....

Framed: The World of Comics Exhibit

By Cristina Aguirre

December 7, 2009

Columbia College students showcased their comic book art installations at the Framed: The World of Comics exhibition at the Hokin Gallery, 623 S. Wabash. The show highlights the work of Columbia's set designers. Students from Keith Pitts and Jacqueline Penrod's Set Design classes constructed stage sets inspired by the work of Columbia College comic book artists. Justin Witte, Exhibition Coordinator, gives the Chronicle a t...

Question of the week: Are you sad Oprah is leaving her show?

By Cristina Aguirre

November 30, 2009

Talk show queen Oprah Winfrey announced she is ending her daytime talk show after 25 years on-air. The Oprah Winfrey Show will close on September 9, 2011. The Columbia Chronicle's Multimedia Editor, Cristina Aguirre, took on the streets of Chicago to find out what people think about the ending of her show.

Getting into the Swing

By Cristina Aguirre

November 30, 2009

Since the late 1920s, swing dancing has swung couples across the dance floor. Now, with the popularity of television shows like "Dancing with the stars," swing dancing is back in the lime light and you can find it here in Chicago.Studios like Big City Swing, 1012 W Randolph St., offers group classes, workshops, and private lessons for those interesting in swing and Lindy Hop dance lessons.Dave Rentauskas, senior dance instruc...

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