The Columbia Chronicle

Self-destruction is not artistic

By Copy Chief

February 1, 2016

"Do you tear yourself apart to entertain like me?” is a line from the song “Gasoline,” by Halsey, a 21-year-old singer-songwriter idolized by many Columbia students and young artists throughout the country. The notion that artists must put their work ahead of their own well-being to be successful is not new. As early as elementary school, children hear stories about Vincent van Gogh, who cut off his own ear while m...

Jaime Black, founder and host of Dynasty Podcasts, wanted to create a podcast to showcase inspirational talent emerging from Chicago and give Columbia students an avenue to reach wider audiences. 

Chicago podcast reboots with new campaign, video focus

November 23, 2015

After 10 years, a Chicago web podcast is rebooting with new programs, a video component and a new campaign to include a visual storytelling experience.Dynasty Podcasts’ new initiative is called Dynas...

The CTA answers some raised questions from the October's anti-harassment campaign.

CTA campaign raises data, enforcement questions

November 2, 2015

The Chicago Transit Authority’s new anti-harassment campaign was unveiled Oct. 9 with much fanfare but few explicit details on how its new complaint system would work and whether it would prompt riders ...

Artist Marvin Tate, middle, said he has created art ranging from dioramas to spoken word for 35 years.

‘Chicago Black Artists Show’ diversifies Artists Month

October 19, 2015

The Chicago Urban Art Retreat Center, 1957 S. Spaulding Ave., is hosting the “Chicago Black Artists Show,” an art exhibit featuring work created solely by black artists, through Nov. 28.“It is artist...

Education, prioritization can reduce local heroin abuse

By Editorial Board

October 12, 2015

Chicago’s heroin epidemic received nationwide attention after 74 overdoses were reported Sept. 29–Oct. 2. Generally, heroin addiction is seen as a crime problem, but this incident highlights it as a public health problem as well that requires public health solutions.The overdoses, which were primarily reported on Chicago’s West Side, are being attributed to a batch of heroin cut with the painkiller fentanyl, making the...

Lack of religious absence policy inexcusable

By Opinions Editor

October 5, 2015

For those raised in Christian traditions, religious holidays are typically joyous occasions that entail a break from school and work and the chance to celebrate with loved ones. From kindergarten through college, school breaks are conveniently designed to provide students and staff time off around Christmas and Easter. However, for students of other religions and cultures, holidays that overlap with class or work can be stressful...

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is forced into a runoff by Jesus

Emanuel forced into runoff

February 25, 2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is ready for round two against Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, after conceding that he would not reach the 50 percent of the vote needed for reelection on Feb. 24.The t...

Mayor Emanuel asks Little League to reverse JRW decision

February 16, 2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has asked Little League officials to reconsider stripping Jackie Robinson West of their Championship Title. An investigation by the Little League found that some of the players lived outside...

Vaccinations a must, in medicine we trust

By Editorial Board

February 9, 2015

Vaccinations will remain a major point of contention between those who do and those who don’t believe in science for the foreseeable future. With measles making its way into recent headlines amid a U.S. outbreak, it seems that many need a refresher on the necessity of immunization. However, forcing people to face cold, hard, scientifically proven facts is becoming more and more difficult with the increasing popularity of anti-v...

Interdisciplinary Arts MA

College introduces first low-residency program

February 9, 2015

As most students head home for the summer, Columbia will be debuting its first low-residency graduate program, an intensive experience within the Interdisciplinary Arts Department during the Summer 2015 se...

Speech-mimicking orangutan speaks volumes

Speech-mimicking orangutan speaks volumes

February 2, 2015

Little is known about the evolution of speech from humanity’s distant past. However, one orangutan named Tilda at Germany’s Cologne Zoo has brought researchers closer to an understanding of these unkn...

Ronald Sodini, the new associate vice president of Security, assumed his new role on Jan. 12 and plans to create an office that is more accessible to students and to develop policies that reflect the concerns of those on campus.

New associate vice president of Security brings policing experiences to campus

January 26, 2015

There is a new face at Central Command this semester. Ronald Sodini, the new associate vice president of Security, assumed duties Jan. 12 preceding the Jan. 30 retirement of Robert Koverman, his predecessor...

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