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Columbia alumnus takes on Spielberg in new book

Columbia alumnus takes on Spielberg in new book

March 4, 2018

Columbia alumnus Michael Jolls takes a critical look at “The Films of Steven Spielberg,” in his second book, a complex examination of the renowned director’s life and body of work. Jolls, a produ...

Tom Tresser, a defender of public interests at the CivicLab, strives to increase civic engagement and encourage young voters throughout the Chicagoland area. 

CivicLab educator gets real about student involvement

March 2, 2018

After the tragic Feb. 14 high school shooting in Parkland, Florida, that killed 17, young people have become politically active, engaging with politicians on CNN Town Hallsand through social media. Women have b...

Fighting for a better future is vital amid political turmoil

By Editorial Board

November 27, 2017

During a tumultuous time in current events, it’s easy to worry about the country’s future.In a Nov. 1 poll by the American Psychological Association, 63 percent of 3,440 respondents said the nation’s future is a source of stress. Those results are understandable. Americans have seen violent demonstrations by white nationalists and counter protesters, an ongoing feud on Capitol Hill over health care and multiple dev...

Album Review: ‘reputation’ by Taylor Swift

Album Review:  ‘reputation’ by Taylor Swift

By Lauren Carlton

November 20, 2017

After transitioning from country to pop in 2014, followed by a three-year break from the public eye and releasing new music, Taylor Swift dropped her sixth studio album, reputation, Nov. 10. This was th...

Professor stitches together activism, empowerment

Professor stitches together activism, empowerment

October 30, 2017

An embroidered cloth stitched by a Columbia adjunct has gone viral in response to the accelerating allegations of sexual harassment and assault against film producer Harvey Weinstein. The em...

Mark Para, a 2012 design alumnus, created his own watch company with his wife and has the products for sale on his website. The watches should be shipped to customers and collectors by March 2018.  

Columbia alumnus sells innovative watches

October 30, 2017

Mark Para started collecting vintage watches at age 12 during a visit to Europe to see family and has had an interest in them ever since. He said he was always fascinated with the movements and inner workings of the watches he’s collected over the years. Now Mark Para, a 2012 d...

Peterson Park’s Hannah G. Solomon Elementary School, 6206 N. Hamlin Ave., serves 360 students who speak more than 40 languages among them. 

Two CPS schools recognized nationally for high performance

October 9, 2017

Two Chicago public elementary schools on opposite sides of the city have recently been honored for excellence by the U.S. Department of Education.A 2017 National Blue Ribbon School award was granted to ...

America's Next Top Role Model

America’s Next Top Role Model

October 2, 2017

Since kindergarten, Sid Marcos was left out. While her friends were on the playground, Marcos sat in her wheelchair, grounded to the cement because of a set of steps she could not hurdle. She asked her...

New York-based group Sunflower Bean, which will be headlining this year’s Manifest festival, got its start playing DIY shows and practicing in band member Jacob Faber’s basement; the trio has since released multiple tracks and will go on tour with The Pixies this summer. 

Sunflower Bean sprouts as Manifest headliner

May 1, 2017

Emerging from New York Sunflower Bean, which will be touring with The Pixies this summer, was announced April 27 as Manifest’s headliner.  The band, described as “fuzzy psych magic” on Apple Music, will be performing on the Manifest main stage May 12 located in the Sculptor’...

Hijab is not a symbol of misogyny

Hijab is not a symbol of misogyny

By Arabella Breck

February 27, 2017

On a recent trip to Iran to negotiate economic deals, 11 Swedish female politicians, including Trade Minister Ann Linde, wore hijabs.The Washington Post, U.N. Watch and the International Business Times w...

'Gloria' at The Goodman Theatre

Goodman’s ‘Gloria’ show brings new perspective to publishing industry

January 30, 2017

Dozens of students crowded  the seats, at the Goodman Theatre and anxiously waited for the darkly humorous but inspiring play “Gloria” to begin. Classical music filled the theatre as the curtain op...

Women’s March goes global

Women's March goes global

By Arabella Breck

January 23, 2017

After the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States, the Women’s March on Washington began organizing a mass march to take place the day after Trump's inauguration. "Women's rights are human...

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