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Cream, sugar and a custom portrait: Michael Breach uses creativity for latte art

By Bridget Ekis

November 30, 2018

Michael Breach can turn foam into faces within a matter of minutes. Based in New York, he is a latte artist whose work ranges from marriage proposals and gender reveals to working with clients such asDisney.After meeting corporate executives at Dunkin' Donuts, Breach was invited to collaborate with the company in Chicago to launch its new espresso campaign.The Chronicle spoke with Breach about the start of his creative career...

Australian band The Faim is hungry to join the American rock scene

Australian band The Faim is hungry to join the American rock scene

November 13, 2018

Australian band The Faim is kicking off its first U.S. tour Nov. 10  following the release of its first EP Summer is a Curse. They will perform at Chicago’s Bottom Lounge, 1375 W. Lake St., Nov. 16.The six...

Nonprofit reduces student debt with volunteer work

Nonprofit reduce student debt with volunteer work

By Katherine Savage

October 22, 2018

College graduates share a common goal—to find a job to pay off their mounting student loan debt,  which now exceeds $1.5 trillion in the U.S. A nonprofit group promotes a new way to help pay off the de...

Pop artist Keith Haring to be featured in AIDS Garden

Pop artist Keith Haring to be featured in AIDS Garden

October 9, 2018

A new garden coming to Chicago next year will feature a sculpture by late LGBTQ activist and artist Keith Haring, commemorating and continuing  his work in AIDs  education.AIDS Garden Chicago will prov...

Alex Lahey ready to hit US with SXSW debut

Alex Lahey, an indie pop-rock musician from Australia who opened for Tegan and Sara, is starting her own tour in the U.S., beginning with SXSW in Austin, Texas March 16–17.  

By Ariel Parrella-Aureli

March 13, 2017

It is 10 a.m. in the Melbourne Airport, Australia, and musicians are getting ready to fly to Austin, Texas, for South by Southwest, the annual music festival that also showcases film, music, comedy, pa...

Christopher Wayne and Mike Tyler, co-stars of

Sexy magic, naked bodies, Aussie accent: ‘Naked Magicians’ strip for ChicAHgo

March 13, 2017

Christopher Wayne was eating fish tacos at a restaurant in Worcester, Massachusetts when a group of older women stopped to give him and Mike Tyler a slice of their birthday cake. The duo from Brisbane,...

Approximately seven students shared their concerns with college administrators and faculty about the recently proposed department merges during a Feb. 21 student forum.

Students voice concerns at sparse proposal forum

February 27, 2017

During a student forum for feedback on proposed departmental mergers, senior cinema art and science major Lorenzo Leyva questioned whether it would be beneficial to combine the Cinema Art and Science and Television departments. “I acknowledge that TV is evolving into a more cinema...

Andrea De Fraga’s Evolve Planner is designed to help students organize their schedules and finances by tracking their yearly, monthly and weekly goals and spending.  

Faculty member’s planner to promote student financial literacy

November 21, 2016

Recognizing the financial issues students face throughout their college careers, Andrea De Fraga, a professor in the Business & Entrepreneurship Department, is raising funds to produce a planner to ...

Body positive workshop wants women to feel like ‘bombshells’

Sydney Lyons, director of Bombshell Movement Studio, will be the instructor for a plus-size only pole dancing workshop intended as a safe space for plus size women to feel comfortable with themselves. 

By Arts & Culture Reporter

October 3, 2016

A local pole dancing studio will include plus-size women in its mission of body positivity with the studio’s upcoming plus-size only workshop.Sydney Lyons, director of Bombshell Movement Studio in Beve...

High score for video game programs

Information Courtesy successfulstudent.org

By Campus Reporter

February 9, 2015

Columbia is receiving recognition as one of the best game design and game programming colleges in the country. Successful Student, a website that provides college rankings and other higher education inform...

Mayoral candidate Willie Wilson spoke to supporters during a luncheon at Maggiano’s Banquets, 111 W. Grand Ave.

Willie Wilson speaks candidly at luncheon

February 9, 2015

In his thick Louisiana accent, mayoral candidate Willie Wilson addressed a small, mostly black crowd including many clergy on Feb. 5 at Maggiano’s Banquets, 111 W. Grand Ave. He talked of the 2013 Chica...

Australian singer/songwriter Courtney Barnett is quickly making a name for herself as one of the top indie rockers to watch thanks to her wry lyrics and edgy live performances.

Courtney Barnett lets music do talking for her

November 10, 2014

Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, Courtney Barnett is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after singer/songwriters in the indie music scene. Thanks in part to her raspy vocals and carefree live perfo...

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