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44th Ward Alderman Tom Tunney passed an ordinance  that restricts where food carts can operate.

Aldermen to limit food cart operations

November 9, 2015

Coming on the heels of the City Council’s legalization of food carts on Sept.24, Alderman Brendan Reilly (42nd Ward) and Alderman Tom Tunney (44th Ward) have succeeded in implementing restrictions on w...

The Oct. 28 Halloween edition of Big Mouth at the 1104 S. Wabash Ave. Building featured comedy, poetry, rap and music, including a song performed by freshman music major Ayana Lawson.

Second Big Mouth a wicked performance for Halloween

November 2, 2015

Students sang, danced and laughed at celebrity impersonations at the second Big Mouth of the Fall 2015 Semester Oct. 28. The event was a part of 24 Hour Night, Columbia’s annual series of Halloween ...

The Senior Center on Halsted in which Eva Skye lives is the first LGBT-friendly affordable senior housing facility in the Midwest.

Reeling Film Festival Reels in Viewers with Visions of Progress

September 21, 2015

The 33rd annual Reeling Film Festival opened on Sept. 17 at the Music Box Theater, 3733 N. Southport Ave., focusing on LGBT filmmakers and films. The week-long festival, which debuted in April 1981, show...

Big Mouth’s open mic night offered diversity in its performances and featured spoken word, comedy and music including acts such as Serena Isabelli, Leah Griffith and Mr. Wall Street.

First Big Mouth yields big turnout

September 14, 2015

Students gathered in the Conaway Center of the 1104 S. Wabash Ave. Building laughing, singing and cheering on various acts to commence Big Mouth, the first in a series of open mic nights occurring throughout...

A box had already been filled with non-perishable goods donated by students during the first stretch of the Library’s Food For Fines campaign, a program to collect food for nonprofit organization Chicago Lights in exchange for late fee credit. 

Late fees help feed those in need in winter

November 24, 2014

In an effort to gather food donations for Chicago Lights, a nonprofit social advocacy group at Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut St., Columbia’s library has created a fine forgiveness program c...

Sophomore Tom Fertsch showcased his musical talent at the Student Programming Board's Big Mouth event on Sept. 4.

Renegades, SPB host first Big Mouth event

September 8, 2014

Dozens of students lined the hallway outside of the 618 S. Michigan Ave. building’s Stage Two on Sept. 4 as they waited to see if they would be one of 12 students chosen to perform at the first Big Mouth of the Fall 2014 semester. Big Mouth, an open mic series held throughout...

Ryan Argast, a junior arts, entertainment & media management major, fronts the pop-rock band Marina City, which is scheduled to perform March 13 at this year’s South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas.

Featured Artist: Ryan Argast

March 10, 2014

Junior AEMM major Ryan Argast almost became the next Justin Bieber. Instead, he formed his six-piece band, Marina City, with members of his former backup band. The band has toured the country and will be performing this year in Austin, Texas at the South by Southwest music and film festival for the second time. Video produced by Samantha Tadelman, Multimedia Editor, stadelman@chroniclemail.com.

By Rena Naltsas

Cupcake couture: The cloistered culture of Chicago’s Lolitas

November 5, 2013

When Lauri Eggert, a 30-year-old 2004 Columbia theater alumna, gets on the bus to meet her girlfriends downtown for tea, people can’t help but stare. For their monthly meet-ups, Eggert transforms hers...

How To: Plan a Vacation

By Dannis Valera

November 19, 2012

As the semester winds down, winter break gets closer and closer. Although a lot of people spend the time at home, it also is prime vacation time. The Chronicle sat with Christie Andersen, the Career Development Specialist at Columbia's Portfolio Center, and asked her for some tips.http://youtu.be/ze6zTICZZ_c

Otis wins Biggest Mouth

By Heather Scroering

April 23, 2012

Chicago blues and soul septet Otis took the stage April 18 at Metro, 3730 N. Clark St., and delivered nothing but funk and energy from the first note to the last. Little did the band know, amid the blue lights and more than 700 Columbia students and supporters, that they would be named winner of a $3,000 cash prize.Thirteen bands competed at Columbia’s annual Biggest Mouth music competition hosted by the Student Programmin...

Bucktown business brings luxury

By Amanda Murphy

January 30, 2012

In the ultra trendy neighborhoods of Wicker Park and Bucktown, consignment shops and vintage boutiques aren’t a rarity. But much like its location, Luxury Garage Sale, a wholesaler, etailer and occasional retailer of designer clothing, is a little more off the map than its counterparts.Luxury Garage Sale, 1646 N. Bosworth Ave., has been successfully selling its designer consignment items since November 2010. Owners Brielle...

Admin presence on campus could help prioritization

By Gabrielle Rosas

January 30, 2012

Mark Kelly, vice president of Student Affairs, is everywhere. If you’ve ever been to a Columbia event, you’ve more than likely seen him talking to students and patrons. Yes, it is part of his job description. But except for the occasional Town Hall meetings at the Conaway Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave., other administrators have little face-to-face contact with students. During the ongoing prioritization process, these admi...

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