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Drummer and manager Bridget Stiebris credits the band’s quick success to their single “Holliday” landing on Spotify’s Discover Weekly playlist soon after it was released.

The Weekend Run Club takes a trip to the ‘Zoo’

February 1, 2020

Nearly three years ago, Christopher Bryant was selling electronics at Target when he met Joey Resko’s mom and sold her a cellphone. Soon after, Bryant and Resko became friends and began creating m...

Alumnus recognized for personal, lifelike designs reflecting his Chicago upbringing

Alumnus recognized for personal, lifelike designs reflecting his Chicago upbringing

November 2, 2019

Born and raised in Back of the Yards, Norman Teague uses his upbringing and childhood experiences as inspiration for much of his work. He used memories of local drug dealers as the driving factor for one...

Alumni visitation policy change ‘giant middle finger’ to graduating students

Alumni visitation policy change ‘giant middle finger’ to graduating students

May 16, 2019

Current and former students are enraged by a policy change from the college requiring alumni to have a scheduled appointment before entering campus buildings, effectively cutting off access they once t...

Arlene Vecchi, animation major and minor in biology, talks about her transition combiing her love for animation and biology to her career in medical animations.

Biology minors defy art school stereotypes

April 12, 2019

After Mee Na Feng’s classmate at Loyola University Chicago found out about Feng’s background in fiction writing at Columbia, she told Feng it did not make sense for her to be good at both writing and ...

Sean Raju released his first episode Dec. 17 approximately two months before the mayoral election. | Courtesy of Hussien Salama

Alumnus helps produce web series about mayoral race

March 8, 2019

Fresh off working on Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-Mass.) campaign for the 2018 midterms, filmmaker and Chicago resident Sean Raju returned from Boston  to cover the mayoral election in partnership wit...

Hackers beware: women are coding

Hackers beware: women are coding

March 4, 2019

The cybersecurity field is made up of only 20 percent women, but a Chicago-based training program is dedicated to changing that.  Due to the increase in cyber crimes from September 2017 to August 2018, there were 313,735 cybersecurity job openings in the U.S., according to a study by Cy...

The 22-member cast of Sideshow Theatre Company’s U.S. premiere of

Alumnus finds ‘truth and reconciliation’ in new play

March 15, 2017

Conflicts in Rwanda, Zimbabwe, Northern Ireland, South Africa and Bosnia are the focus of a play written by debbie tucker green, which examines the similarities among five global conflict zones...

Multicultural Affairs honors Black History Month with alumni panel | The Columbia Chronicle

February 27, 2017

The office of Multicultural Affairs and Development & Alumni Relations honored Black History Month with an African-American alumni panel discussion. The alumni talked about their experiences in their respective fiel...

Junior cultural studies major Emily Hodshire started a petition calling for the LGBTQ Office of Culture and Community coordinator position to be filled. It became vacant after former coordinator Lex Lawson’s departure in September 2016.

Students push for quicker replacement of LGBTQ Coordinator

February 3, 2017

A petition calls for Columbia to fill the position of Office of LGBTQ Culture and Community coordinator, following former coordinator Lex Lawson’s departure in September 2016 and a lack of response from college administrators. A total of 148 supporters have already sign...

Alumna creates recycled puppets for one-woman shows

Alumna creates recycled puppets for one-woman shows

January 23, 2017

Allyson Gonzalez, a 2009 theatre alumna, said she has never had the heart to throw away what other people deem useless. After starting a collection of junk, Gonzalez began repurposing it into art. In 2012, she created her first puppet, which was made of Popsicle sticks. Gon...

Alumnus cast as ‘Narcos’ series regular

Alumnus cast as ‘Narcos’ series regular

December 12, 2016

A Columbia alumnus will have a starring role on the Netflix original series, “Narcos,” the popular crime drama , which centered the last two seasons on the takedown of cartel leader Pablo Escobar. 2005 theatre alumnus Michael Stahl-David was cast as Season 3 regular Chr...

Senior cultural studies major Alexis Franklin said she created “Political Warfare: An Invasion of Immigrant Motherland,” which will be featured until Nov. 24, to showcase her message of politics and race in a physical form.  

Spoken word poet spreads ideas with physical space

November 14, 2016

Alexis Franklin, a senior cultural studies major who specializes in spoken word poetry, created a visual exhibition to inform viewers of a black woman's perspective about politics, status and injustice in America. “Political Warfare: An Invasion of Space On Immigrant  Mother...

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