The Columbia Chronicle

Making murals, enticing communities

By Emily Ornberg

October 22, 2012

In a city famous for skyscrapers and el trains, colorful murals in Chicago’s neighborhoods create a sense of cultural community.Over the years, the Chicago Public Art Group has curated numerous thought-provoking murals, mosaics and sculptures that stand as milestones in Chicago’s public art journey. Now the group is preparing for its 40th anniversary this November.Maria Gaspar, an artist from CPAG and instructor at the S...

Influential women with ‘Celestial Bodies’

By Alexandra Kukulka

November 28, 2011

The changing rooms under the stage are abuzz with actors preparing for the next scene. They grab clothing and makeup, while at the stairs, an actor who just came from the stage, jokingly yells that he is looking for actors to perform in the play and asks if he has come to the right place to find some.“Celestial Bodies” is a new play that will open at the Getz Theatre at the 11th Street Campus, 72 E. 11th St., on Nov. 3...

Columbia fitness classes free to be fit

By Nader Ihmoud

September 19, 2011

Students who want to get fit for free need to look no further. Begin the week learning self–defense followed by Vinyasa Yoga, and end the week doing Hip-Hop Hustle dance moves. Columbia now offers four free fitness classes for Columbia and Roosevelt University students, Monday through Friday. at 731 S. Plymouth Court.The college offered classes in previous years but this is the first time they will be held in a single spot....

Small gym keeps members engaged

By Etheria Modacure

September 27, 2010

There are no television screens for entertainment while working out, no one listens through headphones and everyone is greeted at the door by their first name. This place has the earmarks of a local fitness center struggling to keep members away from bigger and more prominent gyms in Chicago, but it isn’t.LA Boxing, which has four locations in the Chicagoland area, is a gym that features boxing, kickboxing and mixed ma...

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