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Panel discussion gets heated between CPD and the public | The Columbia Chronicle

January 25, 2016

The Illinois Campaign for Political Reform hosted a panel discussion with members of the Chicago Police Department, community activists and the public on Jan. 20 at East-West University, 829 S. Wabash Ave ...

Notable Native: Brandon Smith

Brandon Smith is the independent journalist who sued to get the video of Laquan McDonald's death to the general public.

By Metro Reporter

December 7, 2015

The Nov. 24 video release of Laquan McDonald being fatally shot 16 times on Oct. 20, 2014, by a Chicago police officer was controversial given its graphic content, but to Brandon Smith, a journalist who file...

Tribe Society’s debut mixtape, Delirium Sonata, featured 30 minutes of continuous instrumentals reminiscent of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of The Moon.

Tribe Society rocks with a conscience

November 9, 2015

Alt-rock band Tribe Society’s members have known each other for nearly a decade, but they released their debut mixtape, Delirium Sonata, exclusively on Spotify only this year. The band is currently tour...

Boys & Girls Club Closed, Leaves many kids out in the cold | The Columbia Chronicle

November 28, 2014

Boys & Girls Club Director Jose Vilella talks about his tenure at the Boys & Girls Club organization and the closing of the Yancey Boys & Girls club on the border of the Englewood and Woodla...


Athlete Profile

September 22, 2014

Juan Rangel, Soccer CaptainAge: 19College/Team: RenegadesAchievements: First-timesoccer captainThe Renegades soccer team had a tough fall season last year— it lost every game—but with a new captain, Juan Rangel, and more organization, this...

Michelle Nance, the president of Common Ground, Columbia's LGBTQ student organization, decorates a T-shirt for the June 29 Gay Pride Parade in Chicago in preparation for Common Ground's participation in the event.

Common Ground to participate in Pride Parade

June 26, 2014

While most of Columbia’s student organizations are inactive during the summer semester, Common Ground, the college’s LGBTQ-interest organization, is still planning events.Common Ground will participat...

Minorities suffer from polluted communities

Minorities suffer from polluted communities

By Assistant Metro Editor

April 28, 2014

Chicago communities with large minority populations are more likely to experience poor air quality and high levels of pollution, according to a recent study.The report, released April 15 by the Universi...

Society must be blunt about weed effects

By Campus Editor

April 21, 2014

As you read this, many teens and young adults are tumbling down from their 4/20 highs. However, most adolescents are blissfully unaware of the impact of puffing pot. Contrary to the stereotype that only stoners skip class to puff and pass, it is common for high school officials to find athletic and high-achieving students smoking, according to an April 11 article in the Contra Costa Times. As more teens and young adults develop a re...

The college hired two consulting firms, Resolute Consulting and Huron Consulting Group Inc., to evaluate the college’s decentralized communications and business systems. According to President Kwang-Wu Kim, both consulting firms’ reports will be used in the college’s future strategic plans.

Spring cleaning for college systems

April 14, 2014

President Kwang-Wu Kim has hired two outside consulting firms to overhaul the college’s “fragmented, uncoordinated and duplicative accounting systems” as well as its communication strategies. Kim announced in a March 17 email to faculty and staff that the college hired Resolu...

Ken Dunn Collects Chicago’s Compost

April 14, 2014

When excess food spoils or goes to waste, it is moved to landfills, producing methane and accelerating climate change—unless it is composted. Ken Dunn, president and founder of Resource Center, a no...

Brushstrokes celebrate women artists

SWAN Art Exhibit

By Assistant Arts & Culture Editor

April 7, 2014

Brightly colored paintings will hang on contrasting white walls while two women paint original creations on a third woman’s naked body. Coming from very different artistic backgrounds and drawing from th...

‘ Israeli / Palestinian Conflict ’ section reinstated

By Associate Editor

April 7, 2014

The second section of adjunct professor Iymen Chehade’s “The Israeli/Palestinian Conflict” course has been reinstated after an American Association of University Professors report concluded the college violated Chehade’s academic freedom. However, the college disputes the report’s findings and denies the class was reinstated in response to the report. Prompting a petition that led to the March 25 AAUP investiga...

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