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Chicago dumps Trump with satire

Jacob Thomas’ Donald Trump-inspired designs are displayed at the Degenerate Art Gallery, 5407 N. Clark St., April 1 through April 24.

By Arts & Culture Editor

April 4, 2016

There is no denying Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is a polarizing billionaire to many voters.Between his hyperbolic speeches and overall appearance, parodies of the boisterous figure have flourishe...

In this image released by Universal Pictures, Michael Fassbender appears as Steve Jobs in a scene from the film,

‘Steve Jobs’ finds humanity in the abstract

November 2, 2015

Released Oct. 23, the Danny Boyle-directed “Steve Jobs” unfolds through a series of vignettes depicting the dramatic backstage occurrences of three iconic product launches—the Macintosh 128K in 198...

Universal high-quality preschool pays off

By Opinions Editor

November 2, 2015

Presidential campaign education platforms primarily focus on college tuition and student debt. However, both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders support the implementation of universal prekindergarten education, which would increase access to high-quality preschool education to families of all socioeconomic backgrounds. In the past, preschool has been out of reach for lower-income children, as private preschools are expensive...

Kyle Ryan, a freshman theatre major who plays Jud Fry, and Paige Daigle, a senior theatre major who plays Laurey Williams, both performed in the college’s production of “Oklahoma!” that runs through March 21 at the Getz Theatre, 72 E. 11th St. 

Theatre students take on classic ‘Oklahoma!’

March 16, 2015

The college’s Theatre Department debuted its production of renowned American musical “Oklahoma!” March 11 at the Getz Theatre, 72 E. 11th St. The production runs through March 21.Ashton Byrum, director...

iPhone Anxiety

iPhone separation anxiety found in college students

January 26, 2015

Being separated from a ringing iPhone can lead to symptoms of physiological anxiety , as well as decreased cognitive performance, according to a study published Jan. 7 in the Journal of Computer-Medi...

Valentina Vella, interdisciplinary arts + media graduate student, sits in her graduate studio at Conaway Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave., after she was awarded the Professional-Development Fellowship.

Graduate student gallops to fellowship award

March 17, 2014

Valentina Vella, a third-year interdisciplinary arts + media graduate student, was one of five visual arts graduate scholars across the United States to be awarded a College Art Association Professional-Development Fellowship. The fellowship is only available  to students pursuing...

Holine finds folk fame via YouTube

By Emily Ornberg

October 15, 2012

Kiersten Holine has become a rockstar without leaving her room.After singing and playing guitar as a hobby, her family convinced her to put a few of her folk song covers on YouTube.“That went a lot better than I thought it would,” Holine said.Now, her channel has hundreds of thousands of views and developed a fan base large enough to catch the attention of Rolling Stone magazine.Her videos showcase her warm, passionat...

Smartphones built by exploited workers

By Tyler Davis

September 17, 2012

They play our music. They connect us to our Facebook pages. They receive our emails and send our pictures. Our phones have become an extension of ourselves, but each gadget in our pocket has a long and dark story.Apple continuously faces scrutiny regarding its largest manufacturer, the Taiwan-based Foxconn, because of a series of factory worker suicides and, more recently, forced “internships.” Samsung is now dealing ...

Alumnus releases app, Columbia to implement new mobile media major

By Lisa Schulz

April 30, 2012

Recall the evolution of technology during the past year. Now imagine the technological innovations of the last two decades. Now consider the software learned and used in college being completely phased out 17 years after graduation.Mark Dascoli, a 1999 Columbia graduate, did technical work during his time at the college by maintaining The Chronicle’s website in 1996. He then took a position as a quality assurance engineer at Ap...

Yellow Sub…er, bus

By Heather Scroering

September 19, 2011

Tour buses containing music equipment worth millions of dollars are fairly common. However, a multi-million dollar recording studio within a tour bus is a different story.The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus offered public tours at Columbia’s Media Production Center, 1600 S. State St., on Sept. 14.“We travel the country giving students hands-on opportunities to come on this bus and do something they would probably never b...

‘Lincoln Lawyer’ Film Review

By Cristina Aguirre

March 28, 2011

"The Lincoln Lawyer" stars Matthew McConaughey as Michael "Mick" Haller, a criminal defense attorney in Los Angeles who operates out of the back of his Lincoln Continental Sedan. He lands the case of a lifetime defending a rich playboy played by Ryan Phillippe. The Chronicle's Film Critic Sean Lechowicz reviews the film.

Tracking Chicago’s psychedelic history

By Samuel Charles

March 14, 2011

Hoarding, acquiring or gathering—any of those terms could be applied to historian and journalist Steve Krakow and his endless mission to expand his collections.Krakow, also known by his stage name “Plastic Crimewave,” visited Columbia on March 9 at the Quincy Wong Center for Artistic Expression in the Wabash Campus Building to give insight into the not-solely-monetary value his collections have. The visit was part of t...

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