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Yahoo let users down, must pay the price

October 3, 2016

Yahoo, the technology company known for its once-popular search engine and email server, fell victim to the largest data breach in internet history in late 2014 when 500 million user accounts were compromised. The company only announced the breach Sept. 22.Users and information activists alike are calling the company irresponsible for not disclosing its knowledge of the event to customers as soon as it was discovered, which The Was...

Wild Wild Horses will play at Subterranean, 2011 W. North Ave., Oct. 7 opening for alternative band From Indian Lakes.

Wild Wild Horses saddle up for Chicago show

October 3, 2016

Most bands start their careers struggling to get by and practicing their music in a garage, but Wild Wild Horses is not an everyday indie-alternative group. It is made up of touring musicians and songwrit...

I the Mighty to debut at Riot Fest

I the Mighty, whose EP Oil in Water released on Sept. 2, is preparing for its second headlining tour.

By Arts & Culture Reporter

September 6, 2016

Members of progressive rock band I the Mighty are no strangers to playing high-profile rock shows, but they will outdo themselves Sept. 17 when they  their debut at Chicago’s annual Riot Fest. The g...

Alumni association president bids farewell, looks back fondly

Joan Hammel, current president of Columbia’s Alumni Association and a 1986 television alumna, said she wanted to foster relationships and networking opportunities at the college.

By Campus Reporter

May 9, 2016

After holding the position of president of Columbia’s Alumni Association for four years, Joan Hammel, a 1986 television alumna, will leave the post at the end of the Spring 2016 Semester.Hammel said...

Student enrollment, retention need to be higher-ups’ focus

Student enrollment, retention need to be higher-ups’ focus

April 18, 2016

As the Spring 2016 Semester begins to wind down, students, staff and faculty are attempting to imagine what Columbia’s climate will be like next fall. With a handful of new hires or promotions already announced throughout the last several we...

Cold Weather Company is an alternative indie trio based in New Jersey that prides itself on being independent. The band is scheduled to start its Bluebird to Blueridge tour on Feb. 18 through Feb. 28.

Cold Weather Company’s single ‘Wide-Eyed’ propels indie trio into new tour

February 8, 2016

Cold Weather Company can be like a cozy sweater with its soothing alternative folk indie music, but it’s not a clothing manufacturer. However, it did offer copies of its 2015 debut album, Somewhere New...

Goldroom is embarking on their

Goldroom brings SoCal sound to chilly Chicago

October 19, 2015

Southern California-based electronic band Goldroom is bracing to heat up Chicago with its beachy, dance-oriented sounds. Following the release of its new single, “Waiting to Ignite,” and a set duri...

The Lighthouse and the Whaler will perform at Schubas Tavern, 3159 N. Southport Ave on oct. 13. Frontman Michael LoPresti said Schubas is one of his favorite acts to perform at.

The Lighthouse and The Whaler ride new album tour

October 12, 2015

Indie rock group The Lighthouse and The Whaler is set to stop in Chicago on Oct. 13 at Schubas Tavern, 3159 N. Southport Ave., promoting its debut album Mont Royal, released Aug. 28. The Cleveland-based ba...

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...

College takes runway in local fashion competition

Alumnus Alexander Knox won the Chicago Fashion Foundation’s annual fashion competition last year while he was a student. This year, eight Columbia students will compete.

By Lauren Kostiuk

March 30, 2015

Following months of preparation, eight Columbia students will participate in Chicago Fashion Foundation’s 8th Annual Fashion Design Competition and Fashion Show.Fourteen fashion students from across ...

Chicago-native artist Jimmy Whispers’ debut album, Summer in Pain, will be released March 24 after roughly four years of anticipation and recent Soundcloud teases.

Jimmy Whispers readies for his ‘Summer in Pain’

March 9, 2015

Aside from a couple clips on the Chicago public-access TV show, “Chic-a-Go-Go,” and a few songs he’s recently uploaded to Soundcloud, Chicago-native artist Jimmy Whispers, who got his nickname as a c...

With its DIY attitude and nostalgic lyrics, Tinley Park-based quintet Real Friends straddles the line between the emo and pop-punk genres. The band’s new documentary, “Moving Forward,” premiered Feb. 19 in Orland Park and discusses its latest album, its growth, touring and what it is like to be in a band.

Real Friends ‘move forward’ with documentary, new music

February 23, 2015

In 2008, Kyle Fasel (bass), Dave Knox (guitar), Dan Lambton (vocals), Eric Haines (guitar) and Brian Blake (drums) started Real Friends, a crossover pop-punk and emo band based out of Tinley Park, Illinoi...

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