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Opening Day exiled to Wrigley Field

April 6, 2015

It’s hard enough to catch a home run ball, and it’s even harder to catch one in the middle of a construction zone.It’s too bad this is the inconvenient truth that is the Chicago Cubs—one disappo...

Student’s big idea creates Big Ideas Columbia

Senior public relations major Kathryn Walters, along with the Office of Student Communications, organized Big Ideas Columbia, an event for students to learn what it means to be successful during and after college.

By Senior Campus Reporter

February 23, 2015

The office of Student Communications is teaming up with senior public relations major Kathryn Walters to produce Big Ideas Columbia. Big Ideas Columbia will be held Feb. 26 from 4–6 p.m. at Film Row ...

Tape collectors keepin’ it reel

By Arts & Culture Reporter

January 26, 2015

Walking into a local thrift shop, a casual shopper may pass an old cassette player and a stack of tapes and think nothing of it. In 1975, when boomboxes featuring cassette decks were introduced to U.S. consumers, the cassette became the go-to source for portable music listening until being all but completely phased out by CDs in the mid-’80s. Although still a popular medium for alternative music junkies, it seems like the cassette...

'One century minus a baker's dozen:' Finding the forest for the trees in the translation of literature

‘One century minus a baker’s dozen:’ Finding the forest for the trees in the translation of literature

November 17, 2014

“Fourscore and seven years ago” is a phrase every American knows. Abraham Lincoln began his Gettysburg Address to a war-weary crowd of Pennsylvanians with those five words on a Thursday afternoon in Novembe...

Rauner Clinches Illinois Gubernatorial Victory | The Columbia Chronicle

November 5, 2014

The Chronicle had the opportunity to watch this years gubernatorial race in the Hilton Chicago at Republican nominee Bruce Rauner’s election watch party.Video By: Christian D. HoganFor more multimedia content, visit https://www.columbiachronicle.com/mult...Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheColumbiaC...Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CCChronicleAnd get all the latest news, sports, arts & culture, campus events and more at http://www.columbiachronicle.

Durbin speaks to his supporters at Westin Hotel, 320 N. Dearborn Street in Chicago, at his election party following his victory over Jim Oberweis. 

Durbin defeats Oberweis for senate seat

November 5, 2014

Sen. Dick Durbin defeated challenger Jim Oberweis Nov. 4, becoming the first Democrat in Illinois history to win a fourth term in the U.S. Senate. Several major news outlets such as CBS2, Fox News and ...

(Left to right) Iymen Chehade, Steven Salaita and Peter KIrstein answer questions from the audience after giving individual speeches during an Oct. 8 panel on academic freedom at Ferguson Hall, 600 S. Michigan Ave.

Conversations on academic freedom return to Columbia

October 13, 2014

Several dozen Illinois residents filled Ferguson Hall, 600 S. Michigan Ave., on Oct. 8 for a panel discussion on academic freedom. Hosted by the college’s chapter of Students for Justice in Pa...

Grocery chains acquire vacant Dominick’s stores

By Sarah Madera

February 24, 2014

After major grocer Dominick’s left Chicago and its suburbs in January, neighborhoods have welcomed announcements that grocers such as Whole Foods and Mariano’s Fresh markets will take over many of vacated stores once occupied.Dominick’s parent company, Safeway Inc., announced Oct. 10 that it would exit the Chicagoland market, leaving 72 empty stores, 15 located in the city of Chicago, for grocery chains such as Cermak Fr...

Charlie Brown and the Great Exhibit

By Ahmed Hamad

November 19, 2012

Since its first run in newspapers like the Chicago Tribune in 1950, “Peanuts,” written and illustrated by Charles Schultz, has become one of the most beloved and recognizable comics in history. Over time, “Peanuts” characters came to life through other mediums, including animated TV specials and theater productions. More than 60 years later, Charlie Brown and the gang have come to Chicago in an exhibit that chroni...

Outcome hinges on undecided, experts say

By The Columbia Chronicle

November 5, 2012

This presidential election has proved to be the most expensive in American history, and both candidates have spent a lot of time and money trying  to persuade undecided voters in key swing states.Undecided voters are the most important demographic in the 2012 election, according to Claudia Telles of Chicago Votes, an organization that educates 18–35-year-olds on the importance of voting.Telles noted that some voters who ar...

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...

Chicago does not deserve title of 6th most miserable city

By Editorial Board

February 13, 2012

Midwesterners often ask me why I decided to move from the paradise of sunny Southern California to Illinois’ frozen tundra. Why leave a state with virtually everything—beaches, mountains, deserts, good Mexican food—for Chicago, one of the coldest, most crime-ridden cities in America? To be frank, it’s an irritating question, and the less people bring it up to me, the better.But much to my chagrin, Forbes magazine rec...

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