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Mayoral Candidates Court Columbia Students Before Election

February 16, 2015

Columbia College Chicago hosted the last mayoral forum on Feb. 11 in Film Row Cinema, located in the 1104 S. Wabash Ave. Building, two weeks before the 2015 mayoral election. Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Willie Wil...

Spike Mendelsohn’s restaurant brings ‘Good Stuff’ to Loop

Spike Mendelsohn’s restaurant brings ‘Good Stuff’ to Loop

February 16, 2015

With so many burger joints in Chicago, was there ever really a need for the Washington D.C. restaurateurs of Good Stuff Eatery, 22 S. Wabash Ave., to open shop in the city? Traditional burger and shake f...

Theater Wit uses ‘Simpsons’ satire for deeper meaning

Theater Wit uses ‘Simpsons’ satire for deeper meaning

February 16, 2015

Every so often, a theater company takes a chance on a play that may reach toward a specific demographic not yet familiar with traditional theater. Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., is appealing to fan...

Big people, small people, little people. What’s the difference? | The Columbia Chronicle

February 2, 2015

The Chronicle sat down with Krystle Ansay, president of the Windy City chapter of Little People America, and pianist and composer Chris Errera.Ansay and Errera spoke about the discrimination they experience...

iPhone separation anxiety found in college students

iPhone separation anxiety found in college students

January 26, 2015

Being separated from a ringing iPhone can lead to symptoms of physiological anxiety , as well as decreased cognitive performance, according to a study published Jan. 7 in the Journal of Computer-Medi...

Part-time faculty association votes yes on disaffiliation from parent union IEA-NEA

By Campus Editor

January 21, 2015

Following nearly a month of campaigning to disaffiliate from IEA-NEA, the Illinois Education Association part of the National Education Association, Columbia’s part-time faculty association voted 232–50 on Jan. 21 to disaffiliate from its parent union.Only 286 ballots were received out of a total 585 adjuncts who were eligible to vote, according to a Jan. 21 press release from Diana Vallera, president of P-Fac and an adju...

Notable Native: Jamelia Amor

By Assistant Metro Editor

December 10, 2014

Jamelia Amor never thought she would direct stage plays. Amor, 36, has been involved in the entertainment industry in a number of different capacities. She is a proud full-figured model and was featured on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” segment “How to Look Good Naked” in 2008. She is also an actress—she played a role in a short film, “Crossing Jordan,” which was directed by a filmmaker and Columbia student, Marion McMi...

TOMS struts into Wicker Park

TOMS struts into Wicker Park

December 8, 2014

More than 100 people attended the opening of the new TOMS retail location on Dec. 3 in Wicker Park, 1611 N. Damen Ave.Blake Mycoskie founded TOMS in 2006, creating a shoe line that was based off of the c...

City plans to open $2.7 million skate park in Grant Park

City plans to open $2.7 million skate park in Grant Park

November 17, 2014

Skateboarders will have the luxury of flying high on their boards at Chicago’s newest skate park soon to open in Grant Park. The Chicago Park District and the Grant Park Conservancy partnered to buil...

Kim invites community to embrace Columbia

Kim invites community to embrace Columbia

November 17, 2014

To help raise Columbia’s profile and boost awareness among influential Chicagoans, President Kwang-Wu Kim delivered a speech at a luncheon hosted by the City Club of Chicago, a nonprofit and nonpartisan or...

LGBTQ students, allies cry foul

LGBTQ students, allies cry foul

November 10, 2014

Outcry from students and faculty erupted across campus last week when the administration announced that the college would offer only one section of the Gay and Lesbian Studies I & II courses, effectively cutting the offerings in half. Reactions claiming potential bias from campu...

Illinois react to Rauner’s gubernatorial win

Illinois react to Rauner’s gubernatorial win

November 10, 2014

Illinois voters elected millionaire Bruce Rauner to become the state’s next governor on Nov. 4, beating out incumbent governor Pat Quinn. Rauner will become the first Republican governor the state ha...

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