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Electives should facilitate collaboration

By Editorial Board

November 30, 2015

Columbia stands out among other colleges and universities because of its unique curriculum in which students are encouraged to begin taking major classes during their first semester. The approach typically attracts students who are set on a certain career path and want to be immersed in their major from day one.Columbia students are promised they will graduate with a developed portfolio and are encouraged to find their “creative posse”...

Graham Brown portrays Charlie, the husband of Kristin, the play’s main narrator.

New Chicago play tackles stigma of mental illness

November 9, 2015

“Tell Me What You Remember,” a play delving into the true story of a family’s struggle with mental illness, will run at the Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee Ave., from Nov. 12–15 and Nov. 1...

Midterm evaluations provide little insight

By Editorial Board

October 26, 2015

In previous semesters, students who had poor attendance or were in danger of receiving low or failing grades in a course received progress reports during the fifth week of the semester. This semester, all students—including those doing satisfactory or better work—received midterm progress reports at week six. Professors were required to submit their evaluations by midnight Oct. 17.The sixth-week progress reports are inten...

Prison reform bill keeps jobs locked up

By Editorial Board

October 19, 2015

One in four of the world’s prisoners are incarcerated in the U.S., yet the U.S. only comprises 5 percent of the world’s total population. The disproportionately high number of prisoners in the U.S. can be attributed to its unusually harsh punishments for nonviolent offenders—particularly those convicted of drug charges.In early October, a bipartisan group of legislators led by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Sen. Dick Durbin (D-...

‘Songs of the Wanderers’ returns to Chicago

‘Songs of the Wanderers’ returns to Chicago

March 17, 2014

The Columbia Dance Center’s collaboration with Taiwan’s most notable dance company is helping the Dance Department to better market itself. Columbia’s Dance Center, 1306 S. Michigan Ave., co-presented “Songs of the Wanderers” with Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan from Ma...

DePaul grabs Chitown bragging rights, hands Northwestern first loss of season

By Nader Ihmoud

September 28, 2012

By: Contributing writer, Doug PitorakThe DePaul Blue Demons men’s soccer team defeated the Northwestern University Wildcats 2-0, Sept. 26, at Lakeside Field. The Blue Demons earned their first victory in four games, and the No. 21 ranked Wildcats suffered their first regular season loss in nearly a year.The Blue Demons (3-5-1) came into the game on the heels of a 5-0 loss to No. 10-ranked Marquette and had lost five of t...

United Staff of Columbia College (US of CC) [9/18]

By Dannis Valera

September 24, 2012

The United Staff of Columbia College voted Sept. 18 on a Memorandum of Understanding accepting offers from the administration.The directive states the US of CC will receive a 3% salary increase, retroactive Sept. 1, and a contract extension of one year until Sept. 1, 2013.Read the full story by our Campus Editor, Alex Kukulka, in the Sept. 24 edition of The Columbia Chronicle! You can also find the story here on our website!http...

Club sports relocated, more commitment needed

By Kyle Rich

September 24, 2012

Club sports at Columbia have taken a hit with the loss of the only available indoor practice space, the gym at the South Loop Elementary School, 1212 S. Plymouth Court. After the dual lease with Roosevelt University that allowed the gym to be shared expired at the beginning of the semester, the two colleges have parted ways. As Columbia looks for a new gym, commitment is now a factor, along with money.The challenges and resp...

Privatization factors into youth homelessness

By The Columbia Chronicle

September 24, 2012

As the city looks to decrease spending, programs that combat teen homelessness have undergone a reduction in staffing and funding.Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Aug. 23 that privatizing transportation services for the homeless would save the city $1.7 million, which would affect 17,000 at-risk youths on the streets or living with other families. This came after the Illinois House of Representatives voted to decrease the budg...

Wildcats ride defense, stay undefeated

By Nader Ihmoud

September 17, 2012

The Northwestern University Wildcats did not score a touchdown until their 100th offensive play of the game, but the 15 points they scored prior were all they needed against the Boston College Golden Eagles on Sept. 15 at Ryan Field.Northwestern didn’t need much offensive help because of their stellar defensive play against the Golden Eagles rushing attack. Boston College collected negative four yards rushing headed into t...

Taylor Swift: Lots of songs, little growth

By Alex Stedman

September 4, 2012

If you haven’t heard country singer Taylor Swift’s catchy new tune, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” here are the basics: It’s about one of her ex-boyfriends, and they’re never, ever, ever getting back together.While breakup songs have been a staple for most musical genres, there’s a fine line between art and tabloid fodder that Swift seems to have no problem crossing. Many of her songs come across a...

Campus community needs to let Columbia unite

By Editorial Board

April 30, 2012

Columbia’s spring semester was contentious for the campus community. The prioritization process has been an exhaustive evaluation of the college’s programs, and emotions have run high on all sides. Administrators in particular have faced serious criticism from students and faculty, and multiple conflicts, debates and arguments have erupted.But a recent argument between sophomore marketing communication major Toni Andrei...

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