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And the Oscar goes to…

And the Oscar goes to…

February 28, 2018

As the 90th annual Academy Awards ceremony is right around the corner, Timothée Chalamet, Meryl Streep, Margot Robbie and Fionn Whitehead will prepare to walk down the iconic red carpet March 4. But The Chronicle is gettin...

Lights, camera, discrimination! Women fight for equal future on film sets

Lights, camera, discrimination! Women fight for equal future on film sets

February 19, 2018

Co Co Hong made her first film in seventh grade. She replicated a short film her teacher had made, inserting a bit of her own flair, and it sparked something in her. Since then, she has always known tha...

Editor’s Note: Front pages turned into friendship, family

Editor’s Note: Front pages turned into friendship, family

May 8, 2017

I was hiding under my blankets on my new,  wobbly dorm room bed when I called my mom two weeks into freshman year—on the verge of leaving Columbia. I felt like a fraud. Without any high school jour...

Kaiydo serves ‘Fruit Punch’ for summer

Kaiydo serves ‘Fruit Punch’ for summer

April 24, 2017

“Fruit Punch” quenches listeners’ thirst with uplifting, jubilant beats paired with summer-reminiscent lyrics. It’s a hit for hip-hop artist Kaiydo.At 20, musician and visual artist Keiondre Bo...

Jussie Smollett follows own path to success

Jussie Smollett follows own path to success

February 15, 2016

Jussie Smollett, star of the TV drama “Empire” spoke with Joshua Short, a junior journalism major, about his pride in his African-American heritage and the struggle for representation in Hollywood....

Previous dispute resurfaces after professor’s class cut

Previous dispute resurfaces after professor’s class cut

November 16, 2015

A section of adjunct professor Iymen Chehade’s “The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict” course was cut for the Spring 2016 Semester as of the beginning of registration. When the same course was cut in N...

High-minded ‘American Sniper’ portrays war as a video game

High-minded ‘American Sniper’ portrays war as a video game

January 26, 2015

In an early scene, the protagonist’s father talks about sheep, wolves and sheepdogs, setting up the metaphor for Chris Kyle’s character. The audience may view him as a sheep, blindly following ord...

Comedian comes to Campus

By Megan Bennett

March 7, 2014

Chicago-based comedian Damon Williams performed at the Music Center, 1014 S. Michigan Ave., on Feb. 26, as a part of Columbia’s African Heritage Month celebration.A writer and actor, Williams has performed in radio, film and television for almost 20 years. He has participated in ComicView, a comedy show that aired on BET until 2008, and was part of the popular Kings of Comedy Tour, opening for Steve Harvey, Cedric the Ent...

‘Carrie’ re-imagining now in production

By Trevor Ballanger

July 12, 2012

It’s a slow-motion teenage dream—a group of naked girls laughing and showering together after gym class. Delicate music and steam rise through the air. Meanwhile, a social pariah is experiencing her first period in a state of panic, a flurry of sanitary napkins and the resounding “PLUG IT UP! PLUG IT UP!” of her peers.This is Brian De Palma’s 1976 cinematic representation of “Carrie” by Stephen King. One could d...

Oscar loser still a winner

By Drew Hunt

April 23, 2012

When it comes to the Academy Awards, few categories are as controversial as Best Foreign Film. For starters, “Best Foreign Film” is something of a misnomer, as the award is seen more as recognition for the country as a whole, not for the film itself. Included in this year’s crop of nominees was Canada—a most curious selection—represented by the Montreal-set and –produced “Monsieur Lazhar.”Mohamed Fellag plays the titula...

Otis wins Biggest Mouth

By Heather Scroering

April 23, 2012

Chicago blues and soul septet Otis took the stage April 18 at Metro, 3730 N. Clark St., and delivered nothing but funk and energy from the first note to the last. Little did the band know, amid the blue lights and more than 700 Columbia students and supporters, that they would be named winner of a $3,000 cash prize.Thirteen bands competed at Columbia’s annual Biggest Mouth music competition hosted by the Student Programmin...

Renegades avoid Hawks comeback

By Nader Ihmoud

February 20, 2012

The Renegades basketball team is undefeated and as professional as ever.The team defeated the Illinois Institute of Technology Hawks 83-74 Feb. 12, but for Head Coach Joseph Phillips, victory was not enough.Heading into the second half, the Renegades had a 19-point lead after a 9-0 run to end the first half. The dominance did not end there. The team eventually built a 30-point lead against the Hawks during the 20 minutes of...

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