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Former Columbia career advisor prepares to take 33rd Ward aldermanic seat

Former Columbia career advisor prepares to take 33rd Ward aldermanic seat

May 17, 2019

Former Columbia internship and career advisor Rossana Rodríguez Sánchez will be sworn into office May 20 as alderman for the 33rd Ward, becoming the sixth Democratic Socialist to join the City Counci...

Columbia alumni, Maggie O'Keefe announced her candidacy for alderman of the 40th ward.

Columbia alumna aims to become ward’s first female alderman

September 10, 2018

At 16 years old, Maggie O’Keefe visited Chicago for the first time while playing Glinda in a small-time production of “The Wizard of Oz.” During that visit, she decided Chicago would be her home.O...

Tinder swipes right on new feature

Tinder swipes right on new feature

September 10, 2018

Dating app Tinder now lets college students find friends and study groups as well as the occasional date with a new feature launched Aug. 21. Tinder U allows college students to connect easier, said Lauren Probyn, director of Global Marketing and Events at Tinder in a Sept. 5 em...

Aldermen push for minority representation in O’Hare project

Aldermen push for minority representation in O’Hare project

By Blaise Mesa

March 26, 2018

While plans for the $8.5 billion O’Hare International Airport expansion are in development, City Council’s Black and Latino caucuses are pushing for increased minority representation in job contract...

A new gallery is being set up in the Art Shoppe at the Chicago Athletic Club, 71 E. Madison St.

Literature, art ‘pop up’ at Athletic Association

October 30, 2017

The Chicago Athletic Association hotel is a historic pop-up bar landmark, and one more is on the way.The first pop-up paid homage to the Cherry Circle sailing team of the early 1900s. Another decorate...

Residency rule limits diversity within CPD

February 15, 2016

Masood Khan, born in India, and Glenford Flowers, born in Belize, passed their entry exams for the Chicago Police Department in 2006 only to be denied jobs because they had not lived in the U.S. for 10 consecutive years, which was a requirement for joining the city’s police force, according to a Feb. 8 Chicago Sun-Times article. That policy changed in 2011 following a finding by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission t...

New developments to join the South Loop

December 7, 2015

Alderman Will Burns 4th Ward, along with various Chicago developers, announced Nov. 30 that two new buildings will soon be built in the 1100 block of Wabash Avenue. The announcement was made at 1104 S. Wa...

Holy homoerotic comics, Batman!

Dale Lazarov said he started writing comics 10 years ago and has written seven published hardcovers for Sticky Graphic Novels including “Fast Friends,” “Greek Love” and “Peacock Punks.”


November 9, 2015

Everyone’s sexual awakening has a different origin story, and comic book superheroes are a part of many of them.Dale Lazarov, a writer for Sticky Graphic Novels, is scheduled to give a presentation N...

The Oct. 28 Halloween edition of Big Mouth at the 1104 S. Wabash Ave. Building featured comedy, poetry, rap and music, including a song performed by freshman music major Ayana Lawson.

Second Big Mouth a wicked performance for Halloween

November 2, 2015

Students sang, danced and laughed at celebrity impersonations at the second Big Mouth of the Fall 2015 Semester Oct. 28. The event was a part of 24 Hour Night, Columbia’s annual series of Halloween ...

Chicago’s safety remains up in air as runoff election approaches

By Managing Editor

April 6, 2015

According to a March 31 Chicago Tribune report, homicide rates in Chicago are consistent with rates over the past four years. However, within the past three months, the city recorded 78 homicides and 355 shootings, showing a 26 percent increase from last year’s 62 homicides and 253 shootings.These new numbers come at a troubling time, as the runoff election is set to take place this week and may make Mayor Rahm Emanuel look...

Homan square not so off-the-books

By Metro Editor

March 9, 2015

An inconspicuous warehouse in Chicago has captured the world’s attention.Homan Square, 3379 W. Fillmore St., is a former Sears Roebuck & Co. warehouse owned and operated by the Chicago Police Department since 1999. It houses the Evidence and Recovered Property Section and is open to the public. Homan Square is the only CPD facility “where members of the public can collect evidence recovered during a now complete c...

Columbia alumni find success in making documentaries

By Sadie Miller

March 9, 2015

Two of Columbia’s alumni recently saw a project from their time at Columbia find success—their documentary about Chester Gould, the creator of the Dick Tracy comic strip, was aired on public television.Brothers John and Steve Firak, 2005 and 2006 graduates, respectively, co-directed “Chester Gould: An American Original,” which aired Feb. 22 on WTTW Channel 11.John Firak currently works as a freelance photographer an...

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