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Baby emcee Earl fulfills Odd Future

October 28, 2013

The bouncers at the Metro on Oct. 15 were not amused. Their sul- len attitudes and apathetic frowns stuck out among the armies of excited and inebriated teen boys who flooded the lobby, the largest crowd t...

Game theory informs epidemic behavior

By Hallie Zolkower-Kutz

January 28, 2013

As Chicagoans battle this year’s flu season, researchers at Wake Forest University in North Carolina have been studying why some people get flu shots and others don’t, using unusual methodology: online gaming.The study examined the decision-making process behind getting a flu shot as well as the factors that dissuade people from doing so. According to Brian Richardson, director of public affairs at the Chicago Departme...

For whom the Bone and Bell tolls

By Trevor Ballanger

November 26, 2012

Local band Bone & Bell’s music creeps up on listeners with a soft, sweet tone and erupts into a symphony of powerful vocals from lead singer Heather Smith.Smith released her first EP, “Loom,” in 2010 and was later joined by drummer Ryan Farnham; bassist Rick Roberts; and bassist and guitar player Jason Tuller to create Bone & Bell, with its distinctive psychedelic flurry of haunting sounds. Their latest EP, ...

From reel to real

By Senah Yeboah-Sampong

October 29, 2012

Although the 48th annual Chicago International Film Festival ended Oct. 25, Columbia’s involvement with festival organizer Cinema/Chicago continues.Bruce Sheridan, Film & Video Department chair, said the college is involved with Cinema/Chicago’s year-round efforts, in part because of both entities’ nonprofit status. Cinema/Chicago’s  mission is to facilitate communication among people from diverse cultures through film.“When [...

Boxing welcomes first openly gay fighter

By Lindsey Woods

October 15, 2012

I am not a huge fan of boxing. If I wanted to see a couple of muscled dudes punch each other, I’d just go to a bar in Wrigleyville and order some bros too many Jager bombs. But my dislike of the sport was recently challenged when No. 4-ranked featherweight boxer Orlando Cruz declared on Oct. 3 that he is “a proud gay man.”This proclamation makes Cruz the first openly gay boxer, a feat he and the sport should be incredibly...

Let conversations begin

By Ivana Hester

October 1, 2012

Columbia’s Conversations in the Arts, will kick off Oct. 16 with a reunion of “La Bamba” cast members Esai Morales, Elizabeth Peña and Lou Diamond Phillips as part of Columbia Night at the Chicago International Film Festival the evening is presented on behalf of the School of Media Arts.This year’s CITA keynote speakers also include Debbie Allen, noted for her work on the TV show “Fame;” and broadcast journalis...

Information Technology ensures faster Internet connection

By Alexandra Kukulka

September 24, 2012

Internet crashes are common in any office space with many users. Bruce Sheridan, chairman of the Film & Video Department, said his building has already experienced a wireless outage this year, something he said is a frequent occurrence.The Information Technology Department has figured out a way to solve this problem.The department has been working to update the college’s outdated infrastructure since January because of ...

While you were out

By Ivana Hester

September 10, 2012

Columbia College doesn’t stop getting recognized while students are away on summer vacation. Here’s what you missed while you were out.Hair TriggerHair Trigger, the Fiction Writing Department’s literary magazine, received a gold medal for its 34th issue from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. Since its third issue in 1979, which also received first prize from the CSPA, the magazine has received a total of 30 a...

Meet the 2012 honorary degree recipients

By Alexandra Kukulka

April 16, 2012

There are some celebrities, like Lady Gaga, whom everyone knows about. But there are also many people who do great things but less are familiar, such as the 2012 honorary degree recipients.As reported by The Chronicle on April 9, President Warrick L. Carter sent out an email April 2 announcing the 2012 Honorary Degree Recipients.  An honorary degree is given to an invidual whose life work embodies Columbia's mission. The foll...

Four alumni recognized at Sundance

By Alexandra Kukulka

February 6, 2012

Lights, camera, action! Each February, thousands of people rush to Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah, to experience the film festival of the year. Those who attend discover the newest talent in documentary, dramatic and short films, while sitting in on panel discussions according to the festival website.This year, four Columbia alumni were recognized at Sundance. Zak Zeman, 2008 film and video graduate, was t...

History revealed, concentration developed

By Alexandra Kukulka

January 30, 2012

It has been three years since nearly 300 caskets were secretly exhumed from Burr Oak Cemetery and moved to an isolated hill to make plots available for resale. Although it is no longer in the headlines, people of the nearby Alsip community are still affected by the 2009 cemetery scandal.Three Columbia alumni are working on a documentary titled "Beyond the Divide: the Burr Oak Cemetery Story" to show viewers the truth behind the cem...

SeeFlik reels in student films online

By Alexandra Kukulka

December 12, 2011

After creating a film or video, the next step is deciding how to put it out into the world for everyone to see and experience. There are many different social outlets—such as YouTube or film festivals, like Sundance—for submitting films.SeeFlik offers an avenue to filmmakers who are not internet sensations like Justin Bieber or famous Hollywood directors like Steven Spielberg, but merely students.It’s an emerging onli...

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