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Modern art deserves modern critics

By Opinions Editor

March 16, 2015

In Steppenwolf Theatre’s recent production of “This is Modern Art”—a musing on the role of graffiti and the voice it can give to the voiceless—the character Seven, a young Chicagoan graffiti artist, says of his craft: “This is a chance to show people that there are real artists in this city. Right now. Living and grinding every day to make their art. They can’t wait until we’re dead and gone to give us our...

West Coast alumni office changes location

West Coast alumni office changes location

March 2, 2015

Columbia’s Alumni Relations office on the West Coast will be relocated from its current location to a new space in the Raleigh Studios lot, 650 N. Bronson Ave., where the college’s Semester in LA pro...

New DePaul basketball arena, Marriott hotel move to McCormick Place

By Metro Reporter

March 2, 2015

McCormick Place may be seeing the beginning construction of two adjacent neighbors this summer. Construction of the new DePaul University basketball arena and Marriott hotel, 625 S. Ashland Ave., will begin in July. The arena and hotel are being built along with the new Green Line stop at Cermak Road, and the event center will open in the fall of 2016, according to a Sept. 13, 2013, Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Autho...

Mayor Rahm Emanuel addresses at Election Night Rally | The Columbia Chronicle

March 2, 2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s election rally kicked off with remarks by Congressman Luis V. Gutierrez (D-Ill), while he showed support for Emanuel’s re-election campaign. The event took place at Chicago Jour...

Columbia has partnered with South Loop Strength & Conditioning to offer CrossFit, a hybrid exercise program.

Columbia gets ‘CrossFit’

February 23, 2015

CrossFit is in the running to be offered as a new fitness program for Columbia students this semester.The college is entering a trial partnership with the South Loop Strength & Conditioning CrossFit...

Student’s big idea creates Big Ideas Columbia

Senior public relations major Kathryn Walters, along with the Office of Student Communications, organized Big Ideas Columbia, an event for students to learn what it means to be successful during and after college.

By Senior Campus Reporter

February 23, 2015

The office of Student Communications is teaming up with senior public relations major Kathryn Walters to produce Big Ideas Columbia. Big Ideas Columbia will be held Feb. 26 from 4–6 p.m. at Film Row ...

Muggles Association president Megan Ammer cosplays as Louise from Bob’s Burgers at the 2014 CG2 Convention where all types of student-produced fan art is displayed and for sale at the event. The 2015 CG2 Convention will be held April 17 and 18 at Stage Two in the 618 S. Michigan Ave. Building.

Fandom fanatics to host CG2 convention

February 23, 2015

Witches, wizards and other magical beings from the college’s Muggles Association, Whovian Society and Japanese Anime Club student organizations will gather April 17 and 18 for their second annual Colu...

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Airbnb subjected to Chicago Hotel Accommodations Tax

February 16, 2015

Airbnb–a website that allows people to rent out apartments for short or extended stays–will start charging customers the Chicago Hotel Accommodations Tax on Feb. 15 to meet revised regulations. Airbnb...

A Day with Reporter Andrea Watson | The Columbia Chronicle

February 16, 2015

Andrea Watson recently graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a masters degree in Journalism. She was working as a staff reporter at the Chicago Defender and now works for DNA Info Chicago."Wherever ...

The Portfolio Center, 623 S. Wabash Ave., gave the 2015 Weisman Award to 15 winners. Each recipient is given $2,000 as support to fund and finish current projects.

Projects kickstarted with Weisman Award

February 16, 2015

Fifteen Columbia students were named recipients on Feb. 6 of the annual prestigious Weisman Award, a financial assistance award given to fund media projects.The recipients included both graduate and u...

PVRIS gained attention last summer with its transformed electronic-based alternative sound. Its debut album, White Noise debuted on Nov. 4, 2014 via Rise Records.

PVRIS turns heads with static sound

February 9, 2015

Turning heads in the alternative music scene with its evocative sound, Lowell, Massachusetts, native band PVRIS (pronounced “Paris”) released its debut album White Noise in November 2014. In late ...

Snow day: Students refuse to ‘Let It Go’

By Editorial Board

February 9, 2015

The college’s decision to keep the campus open Feb. 2 in the wake of the fifth-heaviest snowstorm in Chicago’s recorded history was met with the usual vitriol seen when students are forced to go through a day-to-day routine that is only somewhat inconvenienced by Mother Nature. With more than 19 inches of snowfall recorded at O’Hare International Airport-—and some parts of the city seeing up to 22 inches— many s...

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