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‘Alps’ examines death from a poignant distance

By Sam Flancher

September 14, 2012

There’s something to be said about the hypnotic power of distance. Things too horrible up close can attain a certain power when seen from far away. A house on fire may be terrible, but from afar it fascinates with a kind of warped beauty. This mesmerizing quality pervades “Alps,” a film of quiet, subtle brilliance.In an effort to relieve the grief of surviving families of the recently deceased, the members of a company ca...

CTA restructures routes as part of de-crowding initiative

By Kaley Fowler

September 4, 2012

In an effort to accommodate growing ridership, the Chicago Transit Authority plans to restructure its bus and rail services as part of a de-crowding initiative.The CTA announced its intention to alter 48 bus routes and eliminate 12 in an Aug. 22 press release. CTA officials anticipate that the route restructure will accrue $16 million in savings that will be allocated toward increasing bus and rail service during rush per...

Columbia students take advantage of “crowdfunding” sites

By Dannis Valera

April 9, 2012

Recently, more and more people have been using "crowdfunding" sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo to help fund creative projects. These sites, by creating a campaign page and video, help gather donations from anyone who has access to these sites. Many Columbia students have taken advantage of this new and innovative way of funding and aren't doing too bad, either.http://youtu.be/lz8lxF1Vv6M...

Chicago does not deserve title of 6th most miserable city

By Editorial Board

February 13, 2012

Midwesterners often ask me why I decided to move from the paradise of sunny Southern California to Illinois’ frozen tundra. Why leave a state with virtually everything—beaches, mountains, deserts, good Mexican food—for Chicago, one of the coldest, most crime-ridden cities in America? To be frank, it’s an irritating question, and the less people bring it up to me, the better.But much to my chagrin, Forbes magazine rec...

Columbia’s Biggest Mouth brings on the talent

By Cristina Aguirre

May 2, 2011

Columbia’s best musical talent took the stage at Metro, 3730 N. Clark St., on April 27 for the annual Biggest Mouth competition, organized by the Student Programming Board. Thirteen bands and performers took the stage, all vying for a cash prize and other rewards.Three judges declared the winner to be Carbon Tigers, a five-piece indie rock band. Along with the band’s $5,000 prize, they were awarded studio time at Rax Trax...

Biggest Mouth packs Metro

By Samuel Charles

May 2, 2011

Amid strobe lights, stacks of amplifiers and a screaming audience, some of Columbia’s musical talent took the stage at the Metro, 3730 N. Clark St., on April 27 for the annual Biggest Mouth competition, organized by the Student Programming Board. Thirteen bands and performers appeared, all vying for a cash prize and other rewards.Three judges declared Carbon Tigers, a five-piece indie rock outfit, the winner. Along with the $5,000...

Tigers talk ‘Burrows’

By Luke Wilusz

December 13, 2010

Local indie rockers Carbon Tigers made quite a name for themselves the past year. They won the Chicago Regional College Battle of the Bands in April and tied for third place at Columbia’s Biggest Mouth competition—four of the five band members are Columbia students. They played at Subterranean, 2011 W. North Ave., on Dec. 11, to celebrate the release of their new EP, “The Burrows.” Bassist Aaron Sweatt, singer Chris Wienke...

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