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ANDIE & The Bandits won first place this year's Biggest Mouth at Metro, 3730 N Clark St, April 19. They will be opening for this year's headliner at Manifest May 10.

ANDIE and The Bandits steal show at Biggest Mouth

April 20, 2019

Deafening shouts of excitement and fervent applause erupted at Biggest Mouth as ANDIE and The Bandits were presented with the giant first prize check of $1,000. Following 12 diverse performances from student...

Audience members watch as bands perform on the Biggest Mouth 2018 stage at Metro, 3730 N. Clark St., on April 19.

Biggest Mouth: ‘Weird Kids’ invited to Manifest

April 23, 2018

Confetti was matted on the floor while speakers blared original music and lyrics from students on the stage above. From hip-hop, soul and screaming rock, the 11 groups that performed at Columbi...

Home rehab project could bring hope to Chicago neighborhoods

Home rehab project could bring hope to Chicago neighborhoods

September 25, 2017

Recapturing a house on a block of vacant properties can give a community a sense of hope, said La Shone Kelly, housing counselor for Garfield Park Community Council. Garfield Park, along with two other...


Biggest Mouth erupts with heart and soul

April 25, 2016

The soulful hip-hop duo ConSoul took first place and unleashed its feel-good energy, performing for the 421-person crowd at the 12th annual Biggest Mouth battle of the bands competition at the Metro, 373...

Band Con Soul swallows Biggest Mouth title | The Columbia Chronicle

April 25, 2016

Columbia and Roosevelt students packed the Metro, 3730 N. Clark St., April. 21, to listen to 12 bands compete for the Colleges’ Biggest Month title and display their different styles and sounds on stag...

The Alliance for Community Services shout ‘tax the rich, break up the banks

February 1, 2016

The Alliance for Community Services held a protest Jan. 26 in front of Bank of America at Lawrence & Broadway because Illinois is pouring millions of dollars into banks, which they say allows the 1 p...

Eikthyrnir, one of the performers at Columbia’s 9th Annual Biggest Mouth Competition, rocked the stage at the Metro, 3730 N. Clark St., on April 23. The Student Programming Board put on the event, and the lineup included a variety of genres ranging from hip-hop to psychedelic rock.

R&B, pop fusion shine at Biggest Mouth

April 27, 2015

At the Ninth annual Biggest Mouth competition, jazzy pop and R&B lead singer Anthony Pavel and his four bandmates performed last, stunning the 700-person audience at the Metro, 3730 N. Clark St., s...

Senior Vice President and Provost Stan Wearden met with the Faculty Senate on April 17 to respond to the Senate’s letter regarding the decision to eliminate First-Year Seminar. 

Provost admits failure to communicate in FYS decision

April 20, 2015

In a single email, the First-Year Seminar program was dissolved with no clear replacement set in place—a move that resulted in the termination of the employment of six lecturers and one staff member...

Marques Jones, a senior cinema art + science major, has launched his rap career by the stage name Nick Astro. He will perform as one of eight student headliners at Manifest on May 16 and is currently working on his second independent project, an EP titled Light Skin With That Afro, which will drop this summer.

Featured Artist: Marques Jones

May 12, 2014

Marques Jones, a senior cinema art + science major better known by his stage name Nick Astro, began his rap career by branding himself as that “light skin with that afro.” Growing up li...

Emily Nichols, vocalist of alternative jazz/rock fusion ensemble Woo Park, leads the band to a first place prize of $1,000 with her soulful, brassy voice April 24 at the 8th annual Biggest Mouth competition at the Metro, 3730 N. Clark St.

Biggest Mouth performers ‘Woo’ Metro audience

April 28, 2014

The 8th Annual Biggest Mouth competition saved the best for last this year as six-person smooth jazz and rock group Woo Park dazzled the 900 people in the audience at the Metro, 3730 N. Clark St.,...

Corbin Merriman

Athlete Profile: Corbin Merriman

March 3, 2014

Performing on "Saturday Night Live” has been a long-time dream for Corbin Merriman, and it is one of the reasons he chose to attend Columbia, but his decision ultimately came down to the college having ...

‘Alps’ examines death from a poignant distance

By Sam Flancher

September 14, 2012

There’s something to be said about the hypnotic power of distance. Things too horrible up close can attain a certain power when seen from far away. A house on fire may be terrible, but from afar it fascinates with a kind of warped beauty. This mesmerizing quality pervades “Alps,” a film of quiet, subtle brilliance.In an effort to relieve the grief of surviving families of the recently deceased, the members of a company ca...

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