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Viola Davis at the 48th festival

Columbia sponsors Chicago International Film Festival

September 22, 2014

The college is helping sponsor the Chicago International Film Festival for the fifth consecutive year. The festival, now in its 50th year of continuous growth, is set to take place Oct. 9–23 and feature more than 200 films from more than 60 countries with an expected attendance o...

Risk of air collisions spurs action from FAA

Risk of air collisions spurs action from FAA

May 12, 2014

Barely averted airplane collisions at O’Hare International Airport have prompted the Federal Aviation Administration to implement air traffic changes to reduce safety risks, despite increased noise surround...

NFL must turn over nonprofit status

March 31, 2014

The NFL is one of the most widely recognized and profitable organizations in the U.S., yet its league office is exempt from paying federal income taxes. As an organization without a charitable purpose, allowing any of its functions, no matter how small, to slip under the radar of the Internal Revenue Service is a gross abuse of the benefits of nonprofit status.The NFL is a 501(c)(6) organization, the source of its exemption, but...

Bohemian immigrant John Dusek built Thalia Hall in 1892. Its design is reminiscent of the Romanesque architecture of the Prague Opera House. 

Big business, little Pilsen

February 24, 2014

Thalia Hall, one of Pilsen’s most historic buildings, is getting a rock ‘n’ roll makeover.The four-stem structure at 1807 S. Allport St. is slated to reopen its doors as a music venue in the first qua...

Chit-Chat with the Renegades

By Ahmed Hamad

January 28, 2013

Assistant Sports & Health Editor Nader Ihmoud catches up with Abby Cress, president of Columbia's Renegades, for our weekly Chit-Chat.http://youtu.be/b3vY--V8JW4"Renegades" "Columbia" "Columbia College" "Columbia College Chicago" "Columbia College Renegades" "Columbia Renegades" "Sports" "College Sports" "Club Sports"

Brush strokes of genius: An interview with MUA Siân Richards

By Sophia Coleman

January 16, 2013

Not many people are born directly into their career, but such is the case with Siân Richards, a film makeup artist whose work can be seen in upcoming comedy “Movie 43” and Golden Globe nominated “Cloud Atlas.”Richards was born in England 1968 when her father, Hu Richards, worked as a makeup artist for “2001: A Space Odyssey.” She said her father was told his wife was in labor while on set and he immediately l...

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., ...

Elections planned to fill Renegades board vacancies

By Kyle Rich

November 19, 2012

College life can be unpredictable, and students must often re-evaluate priorities. This has been particularly true for two Renegades board members who are stepping down to handleother business.Vice President Ben Manns will be vacating his position when he graduates in December, and Secretary Elise Ramos is leaving forpersonal reasons.“[The vice president] facilitates marketing efforts and basically oversees the Renegades sports team...

Obama delivers acceptance speech

By Kaley Fowler

November 7, 2012

Just as the crowd began to relax after hours of celebrating President Barack Obama's re-election, the lights in McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive, dimmed, and a short film about Obama's personal struggles, political ideology and family values began. The audience cheered consistently from scene to scene and instantly exhibited a surge of enthusiasm once the film was replaced by upbeat songs, once again taking to si...

Rutherford speaks after Obama projected to win

By Hallie Zolkower-Kutz

November 6, 2012

Dan Rutherford spoke to the crowd gathered at The Wit hotel, 201 N. State St. shortly after President Barack Obama was projected to win Ohio.“It’s not over until it’s over, but I think we all know what is going to happen here,” Rutherford said.He praised the efforts of Romney supporters and thanked the attendees for helping “keep a good two-party system in the state of Illinois.”He also acknowledged the import...

Upcoming theater season puts Chicago on Mainstage

By Ivana Hester

October 15, 2012

The curtain is rising on the Theatre Department’s 2012-2013 Mainstage Season, which will explore different Chicago themes.All of the plays have elements of satire and are linked to Chicago either by setting or contributor, said Albert Williams, a senior lecturer in the Theatre Department.“[The department] wanted this season to be about Chicago because we wanted to educate the public and our students about this wonderfu...

Emanuel quits second job to focus on governing city

By Tyler Davis

September 24, 2012

The Chicago Teachers strike was both talk of the town and the nation. What was a local dispute between union leaders and city government became a national debate about education.In response to the Chicago teachers strike, one prominent politician had this to say: “I am disappointed by the decision of the Chicago Teachers Union to turn its back on not only a city negotiating in good faith but also the hundreds of thousands...

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