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The contradictions of Warhol: more than pop and color

The contradictions of Warhol: more than pop and color

January 22, 2020

A vibrant painting of Marilyn Monroe, a red and green painting of an electric chair and a floor-to-ceiling painting of Mao Tse Tung––these are only a few pieces from Andy Warhol’s collection...

Art Institute ‘Plots’ new exhibit

Art Institute ‘Plots’ new exhibit

September 5, 2017

Thirty individuals sat in a circle in an empty room as a camera filmed, creating a social ecosystem that captured power structures and the complex patterns of stereotyping and identity.That’s one compo...

‘Van Gogh’s Bedrooms’  reunite, make history

‘Van Gogh’s Bedrooms’ reunite, make history

February 1, 2016

Vincent van Gogh created the first of his three versions of “The Bedroom” paintings in 1888 in Arles, France, with two more painted a year later in an asylum in Saint-Rémy, France. The Art Institut...

‘Columbia Core’ should retain college’s values

By Editorial Board

December 14, 2015

Unlike many colleges and universities, Columbia encourages students to begin taking classes required for their major during their first semester of attendance. Students also take a 42-hour Liberal Arts & Sciences core to supplement their major’s courses. “It was important we establish a strong liberal arts core, and we have done that,” Senior Vice President and Provost Stan Wearden told The Chronicle in an Oct. ...

Japanese phoenix paintings enjoy Park District rebirth

Japanese phoenix paintings enjoy Park District rebirth

September 8, 2015

Three Japanese sliding door paintings previously thought to have been lost in a fire were recently discovered in a Chicago Park District storage facility, located at 4100 N. Long Ave., according to an August 26 City of Chicago press release. The paintings, first exhibited at ...

Art Institute partnership to allow students greater access to museum resources

By Editor-in-Chief

June 25, 2015

With a simple flash of their school I.D., all Columbia students now have year-round free access to the Art Institute of Chicago, located at 111 S. Michigan Ave. Complimentary admission to the museum, which was rated the No. 1 museum in the world in 2014 by TripAdvisor, an American travel website that offers reviews of travel-related facilities and institutions, officially began June 15 for all current students.Free access to th...

City ambulances poorly stocked for emergencies

City ambulances poorly stocked for emergencies

April 28, 2014

As violent crime rates continue to rise in Chicago, residents have complained that ambulances are ill-equipped to address medical emergencies, prompting two aldermen to request an investigation into t...

Special Olympics founded, grows in Chicago

By Kyle Rich

October 28, 2012

Chicago is known for Al Capone and the devastating fire of 1871, but it is also the birthplace of a positive historic movement that began more than four decades ago.The city hosted the first International Special Olympics Summer Games at Soldier Field in July 1968, at which more than 1,000 athletes with mental disabilities from the United States and Canada gathered to compete in swimming and track andfield events.Mayor Rah...

Art Institute ‘Gang[s]’ up with contemporary architect

By Alex Stedman

October 21, 2012

From the Willis Tower to the Wrigley Building, Chicago’s architectural marvels and the people who design them are world-renowned. Even though Columbia’s Media Production Center, 1600 S. State St., isn’t historically significant, one of its most prominent designers is being recognized in an exhibition at the Art Institute.“Building: Inside Studio Gang Architects,” which opened Sept. 24, features the work of Chicago architect ...

Protestors pack downtown Chicago

By Contributing Writer

October 11, 2011

by Aviva Einhorn, Contributing WriterAn estimated 7,000 chanting protestors jammed Monroe Street on the evening of Oct. 10 to denounce economic inequality in full view of a wine and cheese reception hosted by the futures trading industry in the Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago.The rally climaxed during an afternoon in which separate protests were held at five downtown Chicago locations, each targeting different de...

Battle of the bacon

By Luke Wilusz

September 19, 2010

Although local pigs may have cowered in fear, bacon fans had good reason to celebrate when bacon tacos, bacon cupcakes, bacon Bloody Marys and even more bizarre concoctions battled it out for the title of best bacon dish in Chicago.The Chicago Bacon Takedown—a cooking competition organized by Brooklyn-based actor, producer and food aficionado Matt Timms—challenged local cooks to make their best bacon dishes at home and ...

Scoop in the Loop

By Bethany Reinhart

May 3, 2009

When I was in seventh grade, I thought my life was over. I entered a drawing contest and I won a trip to Switzerland. It was all expenses paid and a whole week without my parents in a completely different world. It was a dream come true.My tears of joy soon became tears of sorrow and confusion. Although I came to this country from Mexico when I was 3 years old, I had been living in this country as an illegal immigrant. Therefore, if I were to leave the country on that trip, there would be no way for me to come back with the rest of the group.I didn't know how to tell my teachers and friends. I was afraid something would happen to me and my family, so I didn't go on the trip. Although this happened years ago and I have since become a legal resident, immigration is something that still affects me. My situation was not a life and death one, but many immigration stories out there are.On Aug. 26, Francisco Pantaleon died in the University of Illinois Medical Center. According to the Chicago Tribune, he was 30 years old, a father of two, worked at a car wash, had no health insurance and had been living in the country illegally for 11 years.Pantaleon suffered a severe brain hemorrhage in July and had been in a coma for a month. Although this isn't the first case where immigration and health services have become an issue, his death has brought awareness to how the system handlessituations like his.According to the Chicago Tribune, hospitals are committed to stabilize patients in emergency cases. Pantaleon's family fought against the decision made by the hospital to send him back to Mexico. They feared Pantaleon was not in a healthy state to be transferred or that he would not receive the same medical treatment in Mexico as he would here.The Chicago Tribune article also said, "With the exception of pregnant women, some children and people in medical emergencies, illegal immigrants generally have no right to health care in the U.S. Long-term health care is not guaranteed even if the patients are U.S. citizens."His family is now asking for the investigation to go further and see if negligence had something to do with his death because many things remain unclear.What could have possibly stopped the doctors from telling the family that he was near death?Pantaleon's story might just help us realize the need for better health insurance for everyone. How many people actually die at home without seeking medical attention because they don't have health insurance?As far as having health insurance for illegal immigrants, I don't see anything happening at all. The health care system has a lot of flaws and needs improvement. Until then, more people will suffer, citizens or not. In a country where people from all over the world enter with hopes and dreams, there has to be a better way to deal with these types of situations

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