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“Forbidden Art” is a new exhibit that shows the hardships and terrors of life in concentration camps during World War II through the eyes of prisoners who created the art.

Exhibit explores secret art created by concentration camp residents

November 10, 2014

An exhibit featuring 20 works of art made by prisoners in concentration camps during World War II will be showcased at the Polish Museum of America, 984 N. Milwaukee Ave.The exhibition, titled “Forbi...

The Latino Alliance held the annual Day of the Dead celebration event Nov. 7 at the Conaway Center in the 1104 S. Wabash Ave. Building. 

Day of the Dead event celebrates all cultures

November 10, 2014

Students from all cultures gathered at the Conaway Center in the 1104 S. Wabash Ave. Building on Nov. 7 for the annual Mexican celebration known the Day of the Dead, held by Columbia’s Latino Alliance student organization. The evening featured spoken word, dance and song perf...

A new mural on the side of Pilsen’s Vintage & Thrift Store, 1430 W. 18th St., honors the late journalist James Foley. Friends of Foley came up with the idea as a tribute to him.

New Pilsen mural honors James Foley

November 3, 2014

Friends and family of murdered American journalist James Foley are commemorating his life with a mural on the side of Pilsen’s Vintage & Thrift Store, 1430 W. 18th St.Foley, a freelance war corr...

24-Hour Night a spooky success

24-Hour Night a spooky success

November 3, 2014

For Columbia students, Halloween is more than just one evening. 24-Hour Night, an annual two-day celebration, took place Oct. 29–30 and featured several student-led events, including a haunted house. Rachel Anderson, coordinator of Student Activities and Leadership, helped...

Gov. Pat Quinn discusses the $6.2 million grant that the state awarded to Columbia for the 2014–2015 academic year to improve curricula and pay for construction costs. Quinn visited the Conaway Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave., on Oct. 28. He is up for reelection Nov. 3.

Illinois grants Columbia $7.2 million

November 3, 2014

As the gubernatorial race gets down to the wire, incumbent Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is vocal about his administration’s commitment to higher education. Quinn appeared on campus Oct. 28 to announce that the state government would give the college a $7.2 million grant to improve...

Michael Moore answered student questions and talked about his documentaries and upcoming projects on Oct. 22 at a last-minute Q-and-A event organized by Columbia’s cinema art + sciences department and the Chicago International Film Festival at Film Row Cinema in the 1104 S. Wabash Ave. building.

Moore advice for Columbia film students

October 27, 2014

A surprise visit from Oscar-winning documentarian Michael Moore  on Oct. 22 drew hundreds of students, faculty and staff to Film Row Cinema in the 1104 S. Wabash Ave. building. Known for his documentaries “Bowling for Columbine” and “Fahrenheit 9/11,” Moore visited the...

President Kwang-Wu Kim spoke with students about success after graduation on Oct. 16 at a forum hosted by the Student Government Association. 

Kim addresses student success

October 20, 2014

More than 100 members of the college community filled Hokin Hall in the Wabash Campus Building, 623 S. Wabash Ave., Oct. 16 to munch on pizza and talk with President Kwang-Wu Kim with one broad topic in ...

Risk of air collisions spurs action from FAA

Risk of air collisions spurs action from FAA

May 12, 2014

Barely averted airplane collisions at O’Hare International Airport have prompted the Federal Aviation Administration to implement air traffic changes to reduce safety risks, despite increased noise surround...

of Montreal

Of Montreal standing strong

May 12, 2014

Like The Beatles on acid, of Montreal is simultaneously jarring yet soothing, acting as a curious vessel for the meandering and shocking narratives frontman Kevin Barnes delivers in his trademark murm...

Black Men’s Health & Wellness Expo

April 21, 2014

The Black Men's Health & Wellness Expo, held April 16 in Columbia's South Campus Building, 624 S. Michigan Ave., aimed to educate and inspire young black males to embrace healthy lifestyles. The e...

A story of love and loss set in Paris,

‘The Jewels’ a lackluster attempt to shine

April 14, 2014

In its world premiere, “The Jewels,” from TUTA Theatre Chicago at the DCA Storefront Theatre, 66 E. Randolph St., shows that Paris, the city of light and romance, is not always perfect in springtim...

Favorite Recipe

Garlic Sriracha wings

April 14, 2014

It’s that wonderful time of year again. The birds are finally thawed and chirping, and all the excess rain and snow is evaporating with the return of that big, orange, blinding thing in the sky. Yes, ...

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