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Survivors of trauma ‘make something beautiful out of tragedy’

Survivors of trauma ‘make something beautiful out of tragedy’

October 8, 2019

Sharon Burrink stands before her neatly-framed work with a sense of accomplishment. Hanging around the artist and teacher in a small, cluttered room are dozens of art pieces with themes of trauma and h...

Pornographic comic takes bite from Kickstarter

Pornographic comic takes bite from Kickstarter

April 18, 2016

The “Made in Chicago” label now extends beyond hot dogs, deep dish pizza and jazz music to include the coming publication of an erotic comic that started as an internet exclusive and is being funded via...

Library filling tech resource gap | The Columbia Chronicle

February 1, 2016

Last semester 3D printing, digital single-lens reflex cameras and video cameras became available to students of all majors thanks to the library. Many resources like cameras are only available to stude...

Columbia finds creative director to ‘animate’ Manifest 2016

Columbia finds creative director to ‘animate’ Manifest 2016

December 7, 2015

Cassidy Kapson, a senior design major, has been named the creative director of the 2016 Manifest Urban Arts Festival, Columbia’s annual end-of-the-year showcase celebrating student work set for May 13, 2...

Statute for teen sexting necessary

By Opinions Editor

November 23, 2015

Young adults were once scolded for making out at drive-in movies, but now middle and high schoolers have smartphones and social media offering new ways to explore sex at a younger age. Teenagers who distribute or obtain nude photos of peers and sexual partners who are under the age of 18 can face child pornography charges. States each have their own penalties, but child pornography possession, distribution and production ty...

Ida B. Wells monument planned for Chicago

Ida B. Wells monument planned for Chicago


October 12, 2015

An art committee is fundraising to erect a monument in honor of African-American civil rights leader Ida B. Wells in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood. On Oct. 1, The Ida B. Wells Commemorative Art C...

Art + geocaching come to Columbia’s library


October 5, 2015

Columbia’s geocachers can now scavenger hunt indoors at the college  library and exchange artwork with their peers.The Aesthetics of Research, housed in the library at 624 S. Michigan Ave., launched an interactive geocaching exhibit called “ARTCACHE” as part of Chicago Artists Month. The event, sponsored by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, began Oct. 1. The exhibit starts at the first floor circ...

Police lack comprehensive training, use excessive force

By Managing Editor

December 1, 2014

Having been raised by a police officer, I heard of numerous encounters my father faced as a sergeant in the Anaheim Police Department in Orange County, California. I grew up fearing and despising the men and women I saw behind bars while idolizing every police officer I came across.I was taught that officers are often put in situations where they have to defend themselves or the public with little time to think and react. However,...

Schmelling shows Chicago music scene from different perspective

Schmelling shows Chicago music scene from different perspective

October 13, 2014

While amateur photographers are busy taking pictures of their lunches, there are still artists such as Chicagoan Michael Schmelling documenting cultural events. His show “Michael Schmelling: Your Blue...

NASA discusses future goals

NASA discusses future goals

October 13, 2014

As the 15th annual World Space Week came to a close, Columbia students gathered at Ferguson Hall in the 600 S. Michigan Ave. Building on Oct. 8 for a presentation on NASA’s new Orion spacecraft. Linda Singleton, senior communications manager of Lockheed Martin, and Kay Anderson, ...

Media makers must consider racial representation

By Assistant Arts & Culture Editor

April 14, 2014

Works of art can seem diverse on the surface but have deeper flaws within, and media makers should carefully consider the effects their work will have on viewers.Artistic liberties, creative freedoms and free speech all play a role in creating influential art, but so does awareness of culture, race, ethnicity and sexual orientation. For example, the long-running TV drama “Grey’s Anatomy” has received both praise and criti...

What a candidate does on Election Day

By Tyler Davis

November 6, 2012

Today is going to be a busy day for the presidential candidates. Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama will be making their final push to voters, attending their campaign’s election day events and, except for Obama, voting.Obama’s stopped by the gym before his campaign event at McCormick Place to play some basketball, according to a tweet from CBS correspondent Mark Knoller. Because Obama came to town on Oct. 25 to vote ea...

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