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Holly MacGibbon and Andy Simmons, the couple behind Weeknight, released two new songs on April 21 and performed on April 29 at The Owl, 2521 N. Milwaukee Ave.

New York duo Weeknight rock with haunting synth sounds

May 4, 2015

After releasing two new songs—“In the Dust” and “California”— filled with the duo’s hauntingly synth-centric sounds on April 21, Weeknight has cemented the status it has attained throughout the last...

Outrage Culture: Justified or overblown?

Outrage Culture: Justified or overblown?

April 27, 2015

In recent weeks, Trevor Noah, a South African comedian and the designated successor to Jon Stewart on “The Daily Show,” received backlash for a series of tweets dating back to 2009.The tweets, in whic...

Electric current ups creativity

Electric current ups electricity

By Sports & Health Editor

April 27, 2015

As waves of electrical current sweep across the folded gray matter in your skull while you imagine, feel or experience emotions, your brain is literally storming. In an April 1 study published in the jo...

We’ve got you covered—for now

By Editorial Board

April 20, 2015

Columbia’s motto is “Esse Quam Videri,”which translates as “to be, rather than to seem.” It is time to be a college that cares about its students rather than merely seem like a college that cares about its students.This sentiment has spurred the staff of The Columbia Chronicle to speak out about the massive budget cuts it will face amid the maelstrom of change the college will experience in the next academic year....

Stephanie Preston and Jean Cate hope to open Vignette Vignette, a community art space coming to the Andersonville and Edgewater neighborhoods, in June. When the space opens, Preston and Cate, along with other local artists, will lead monthlong and one-night workshops and summer camps for children.

New Andersonville community art space promotes positivity

March 30, 2015

Two enthusiastic former art students from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago hope to open a brand new community art space in June. Vignette Vignette is a community art space coming to the Andersonvill...

Neill Blomkamp’s third film, “Chappie,” follows in similar footsteps as his celebrated directorial sci-fi feature film debut, “District 9,” but fails to capture the same thrill.

‘Chappie’ not the brightest artificial intelligence

March 16, 2015

Writer and director Neill Blomkamp exploded into the film industry with his Academy Award-nominated sci-fi thriller “District 9,” which created buzz and set high expectations for the young filmmaker. H...

Chicago: A training ground for comedic talent

By Arts & Culture Reporter

March 9, 2015

In a world devoid of Chicago’s renowned comedic training centers, Stephen Colbert might have been reduced to just a silly sounding French name and Hannibal Buress might only be seen as the funny coworker at the office. Without the city’s legendary comedy scene, the names Bill Murray and Tina Fey might be utterly irrelevant.As a learning ground for some of the most renowned comedians in popular culture, Chicago has achiev...

Chuy Garcia pushes runoff | The Columbia Chronicle

March 2, 2015

Jesus "Chuy" Garcia will continue his mayoral campaign as incumbent Rahm Emanuel did not manage to get 50 percent of the votes. This is the first mayoral runoff in Chicago's history, and voters will take...

Nashville, Tennessee, native band Moon Taxi made a name for itself in the last few years as one of the Music City’s thriving fastest-rising alternative rock bands.

Nashville’s Moon Taxi rides through thriving Music City

March 2, 2015

Throughout the last several years, Nashville, Tennessee, has become one of the most prolific rock scenes in the U.S. With musicians like Jack White and The Black Keys migrating to the “Music City”...

Lee Dewyze, The Tragic Thrills, The Friday Pilots

Lee Dewyze, The Tragic Thrills, The Friday Pilots perform in Chicago

February 23, 2015

Brought together by chance, American Idol season 9 winner Lee DeWyze, The Tragic Thrills and one of Columbia’s student bands, Friday Pilots Club, were an outstanding lineup for the Feb. 13 show at the...

Yulia Shupenia

Featured Athlete: Yulia Shupenia

February 16, 2015

Yulia Shupenia, a 20-year-old sophomore communications major at DePaul University, was named the BIG EAST Women’s Tennis Athlete of the Week on Feb. 9 by the BIG EAST Conference. Shupenia plays on D...

Devaluing mainstream futile: it’s not that bad, hipsters

By Opinions Editor

February 16, 2015

The labeling of cultures, genres and even people has been a crucial aspect of American society since before Ponyboy slicked his hair back and called himself a greaser. It is built into the American psyche to quantify, qualify and categorize culture—the 1960s mainstream vs. the counterculture struggle being the most all-encompassing yet old school example of cultural divisions. Today, U.S. popular culture—mainstream o...

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