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New DePaul basketball arena, Marriott hotel move to McCormick Place

By Metro Reporter

March 2, 2015

McCormick Place may be seeing the beginning construction of two adjacent neighbors this summer. Construction of the new DePaul University basketball arena and Marriott hotel, 625 S. Ashland Ave., will begin in July. The arena and hotel are being built along with the new Green Line stop at Cermak Road, and the event center will open in the fall of 2016, according to a Sept. 13, 2013, Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Autho...

Projects kickstarted with Weisman Award

Projects kickstarted with Weisman Award

February 16, 2015

Fifteen Columbia students were named recipients on Feb. 6 of the annual prestigious Weisman Award, a financial assistance award given to fund media projects.The recipients included both graduate and u...

“Planet of the Apes” is the dawn of a great franchise

By Josh R. Weitzel

August 12, 2014

The “Planet of the Apes” franchise has been a staple of the science-fiction genre since 1968. Although no sequel was as critically acclaimed as the original, the series has enjoyed success with a reboot in 2011’s “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” which employed revolutionary visual technology and a thrilling origin story set in modern day. The latest sequel, “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” is not only one o...

NCAA Challenged

NCAA Challenged

By Media Relations Editor

February 3, 2014

I'm all for challenging the status quo, but college athletes are in for an uphill battle that’ll only get steeper as they begin to fight for representation.ESPN’s “Outside The Lines”first reported ...

You will always be my Bieby

You will always be my Bieby

By Managing Editor

January 27, 2014

There is something magical that happens at the Addison street Taco Bell at 3 a.m. Out of the shadowy abyss, packs of 20-somethings sporting their best heels wiggle through Wrigley with makeup smeared acr...

Student group plans benefit to help ailing Chicago girl

By Contributing Writer

December 3, 2012

By Tyler Eagle, Contributing WriterColumbia’s chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America will partner with Be The Match, a national nonprofit dedicated to finding donors for bone marrow and stem cell transplants, for an event to help find a bone marrow match for Nyiah Young, a 7-year-old Chicago native with sickle cell anemia.The event will be held Dec. 5 in the Wabash Campus Building, 623 S. Wabash Ave., ...

For whom the Bone and Bell tolls

By Trevor Ballanger

November 26, 2012

Local band Bone & Bell’s music creeps up on listeners with a soft, sweet tone and erupts into a symphony of powerful vocals from lead singer Heather Smith.Smith released her first EP, “Loom,” in 2010 and was later joined by drummer Ryan Farnham; bassist Rick Roberts; and bassist and guitar player Jason Tuller to create Bone & Bell, with its distinctive psychedelic flurry of haunting sounds. Their latest EP, ...

Neo-’60s heartbreak artist

By Emily Ornberg

November 19, 2012

Kirby Kaiser’s vintage style of music transports listeners to a time of sugary pop melodies seasoned with retro, doo-wop harmonies. Her music may even be mistaken for that of ’60s girl groups like The Supremes and The Shangri-Las. Kaiser, however, is a 19-year-old Boystown resident.Inspired by heartbreak, Kaiser started writing music in high school after Fiona Apple’s songs helped her through boy troubles. She issued her...

About fUGGin’ time

By Sophia Coleman

November 5, 2012

Sorry sorority girls, but I’ve heard glorious news: The era of UGG boots may finally be coming to an end.The company reported Oct. 25 that sales are down 31 percent and it plans to slash prices. A pair of the sheepskin atrocities currently costs between $135–$200, a hefty price for marshmallow-shaped feet soaked in winter slush.“The worst is yet to come,” Sam Poser, an analyst at brokerage firm Sterne Agee, told the Huffington Post ...

High art: Artists explore link between drugs, creativity

By Emily Ornberg

November 5, 2012

The first drawing in Bryan Lewis Saunders’ sketchbook was a self-portrait created for a design course during his sophomore year at East Tennessee State University. When he was finished, he decided the remaining class assignments were pointless because he had discovered what he wanted to do for the rest of his life.Since March 30, 1995, Saunders, 43, has created more than 8,700 self-portraits using varied textures, tools ...

Journalists tell ‘Red Tails’

By Contributing Writer

March 5, 2012

by Tyler McDermottContributing WriterThe famed Tuskegee Airmen, a group of African-American fighter pilots who fought with distinction in World War II, epitomized the segregation that existed in the U.S. armed services. Depicted in “Red Tails”—the 2012 film directed by Anthony Hemingway and written by John Ridley and Aaron McGruder—the Airmen show what it means to be an African-American in warefare.The Columbia Colle...

New semester invites new resolutions

By Lisa Schulz

January 17, 2012

While advancing in Columbia, welcoming the spring semester might take more organization than just moving old Word documents from your computer’s desktop to its recycle bin. Finishing old projects and starting a portfolio is now easier than never.Beginning the semester with a plan to tackle projects earlier can eliminate procrastination, help you meet deadlines and allow room for creative collaboration, all while allotting more time...

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