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Drake donates nearly $1M in newest music video

February 26, 2018

Drake’s Feb. 16 music video release for his single, “God’s Plan,” is bringing the rapper great success. The song is currently in its fourth week on Billboard’s Hot 100 Chart and has accumulated ...

The Femme FATales, a body-positive burlesque troupe, will be bringing its show to Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St., Feb 10.

Femme FATales transform burlesque in big way

February 4, 2018

Expect transformative glitz and glam when Femme FATales, an intersectional, body positive burlesque troupe, comes to Chicago Feb. 10. The troupe, made up of plus-sized performers, will bring its show to...

Evan Bartlett (right) senior cinema art + science major and president of Young at Heart Adventures will bike from Chicago to Los Angeles with Tim Jacks (middle) senior cinema art + science major and Zack Cieslak (left) cinema art + science alumnus.

Students ‘Ride the Battle’ for hope

April 28, 2014

After driving cross-country in 2012 to inspire cancer patients, one Columbia student is at it again. But this time, instead of going in a car or van, he is traveling on two wheels. In the summer of 2012, Evan Bartlett, senior cinema art + science major, and two of his friends d...

Free Sunday parking may end soon

Free Sunday parking may end soon

By Assistant Metro Editor

April 21, 2014

Free Sunday parking may come to a halt in parts of the Wicker Park, Bucktown, Lakeview and Lincoln Park neighborhoods if Mayor Rahm Emanuel heeds several aldermen’s concerns.Emanuel introduced the par...

Athlete Profile: Rebecca Christensen

By Nader Ihmoud

October 22, 2012

College/Team: Columbia RenegadesSport: CheerleadingAge/Major: junior, art & designRebecca Christensen’s cheering career dates back to her middle school days, before she joined the local Cheer Illinois Athletics chapter in Bensenville during her senior year of high school. Christensen said she learned the most about the sport during her time in the cheer program.Now the captain of Columbia’s cheer team is working to ...

“Boobs of the Dead” combines zombies and burlesque

By Dannis Valera

October 15, 2012

Decaying flesh and rancid smells are usually the first things that come to mind when thinking of zombies. The last would be beautiful, scantily clad women."Boobs of the Dead: A Walking Dead Burlesque" is the newest show at Gorilla Tango Theatre, 1919 N. Milwaukee Ave. Writer and director K Leo is a fan of "The Walking Dead," and decided to write a parody based on the TV show. His burlesque runs through October and plays wit...

Blood, babes in zombie burlesque

By Alex Stedman

October 15, 2012

Decaying flesh and rancid smells are usually the first things that come to mind when thinking of zombies. The last would be beautiful, scantily clad women.“Boobs of the Dead: A Walking Dead Burlesque” is the newest show at Gorilla Tango Theatre, 1919 N. Milwaukee Ave. Writer and director K Leo is a fan of “The Walking Dead,” and decided to write a parody based on the TV show. His burlesque runs through October and plays...

Don’t kill Santa just yet

By Samuel Charles

December 5, 2011

Longtime FOX Chicago news anchor Robin Robinson finds herself in a bit of hot water right now. On the Dec. 1 newscast, there was a short segment regarding how shopping mall Santa Clauses are helping parents by—somewhat—curbing the Christmas desires of their children.The segment itself, presented by Robinson’s co-anchor and Columbia alumnus Bob Sirott, was a nice little puff piece that actually offered some worthwhile ...

From Burlesque to Bookstores

By Gregory Cappis

September 6, 2011

After having a couple of drinks at a bar on South State Street, a man wakes up naked in an alley without his belongings. He has no recollection of the past several hours except for talking to a woman in a dark bar and drinking a strange-tasting cocktail.This was a common occurrence in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when the South Loop was known as the largest red-light district in the country. During the past 100 y...

‘Super Mario Bros.’ give Chicago 1Up

By Luke Wilusz

October 25, 2010

Mario, Luigi and an array of their familiar friends and foes from the Mushroom Kingdom recently took the stage in Chicago, although in a decidedly different form than most would recognize. For one thing, everyone was distinctly more female than usual. For another, most of them ended up nearly naked by the end of the show.“Boobs and Goombas: A Super Mario Burlesque,” features an all-female cast as Mario, Luigi, Princess P...

Students need Web integration

By Editorial Board

September 27, 2010

Ten minutes of online housekeeping, as experienced by a Columbia student: Go on Oasis to check if your scholarship was processed by Student Financial Services. Next, look through the Campus Resources page to find a print lab with a laser printer for your presentation. Shoot, it directed you to Columbia’s website, and now there is no handy link to get to Loop Mail. A few clicks later, you get to the e-mail login.After rea...

Negative ads cause primary controversy

By SpencerRoush

February 1, 2010

With the Illinois primary a day away, more and more political advertisements are being broadcast on radio air waves and during nearly every  TV commercial break. Some candidates use advertisements to try to inspire people to support them so they can change Illinois and renew the economy, while others rely on negative information to smear their opponents.During this primary election season, many candidates have created negativ...

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