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Columbia alumnus featured in Sweet Tap Chicago show

March 1, 2019

Uniquely choreographed tap dancing is set to a mix of rock, soul and R&B for Chicago Tap Theatre's Sweet Tap Chicago show.Taylor Mallory, a 2010 music business alumnus, is the main vocalist and emce...

We’ve got your back. Do you have ours?

By Editorial Board

May 7, 2018

Another school year comes to a close, sending 30 more issues of The Columbia Chronicle into the archives.But what has The Chronicle done this year? Actually, quite a lot.In September 2017, The Chronicle reported on the closing of three open computer labs and the shock of many of the labs’ employees when they abruptly lost their jobs without warning from the college.In October 2017, the paper highlighted an accusation of racia...

Legislation could fill need for mental health assistance in Illinois schools

Legislation could fill need for mental health assistance in Illinois schools

April 28, 2018

During her senior year of high school, Amina Henderson-Redwan  was leading a peace circle at Gage Park High School on Chicago’s Southwest Side when she felt an anxiety attack coming on. As she tried to walk away, she said s...

Student creates petition following UC renovation complaints

Student creates petition following UC renovation complaints

April 23, 2018

Freshman interactive arts and media student Haley Phillips has created a petition asking for University Center residents to be compensated for stolen or broken items as well as for be...

The Woodlawn community gardens produce 1.5 tons of food annually for the First Presbyterian Church’s food pantry. 

Community garden debate sprouts in Woodlawn

April 9, 2018

Two community gardens in Woodlawn face an uncertain future, triggering uneasiness in the surrounding community.Residents and gardeners were notified March 17 that the 65th and Woodlawn community garden, ...

Clashing Communities: Autistic and LGBTQ individuals fight for their right to be both

Clashing Communities: Autistic and LGBTQ individuals fight for their right to be both

September 11, 2017

The first time Cyree Jarelle Johnson thought about hiding their* autism was in the sixth grade. They knew that if they did not learn to hide it, Johnson’s life would become drastically different. What l...

The Mark Vend. Co. vending machines in Columbia buildings have QR codes and a telephone number to send in snack suggestions.  

Sugar tax, vending machines influence student diets

September 11, 2017

Columbia Students returned to school to find limited healthy options in vending machines and a new Cook County sugar tax. Farmer’s Fridge—a vending machine company that provided healthy options such as sandwiches and salads for students in Columbia’s 600 S. Michigan Ave. an...

Junior cultural studies major Emily Hodshire started a petition calling for the LGBTQ Office of Culture and Community coordinator position to be filled. It became vacant after former coordinator Lex Lawson’s departure in September 2016.

Students push for quicker replacement of LGBTQ Coordinator

February 3, 2017

A petition calls for Columbia to fill the position of Office of LGBTQ Culture and Community coordinator, following former coordinator Lex Lawson’s departure in September 2016 and a lack of response from college administrators. A total of 148 supporters have already sign...

Students who participate in the ArtShop program are currently displaying their work at the “Collective Possibilities” exhibition at the Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., until April 19.

Graduate students mentor teen artists

March 16, 2015

Through a partnership with the Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., graduate students in the Photography Department are serving as mentors for ArtShop, one of the center’s arts education enrichm...

Insect diet offers squirming sustainability

Camren Brantley-Rios, a senior at Auburn University, has challenged himself to incorporate insects into his meals three times a day for 30 days. 

By Sports & Health Reporter

February 16, 2015

From juicing to gluten-free labels, the health world has played host to its fair share of hype in recent years. However, one Auburn University senior is pioneering a new health-based challenge: Camren ...

Rena Church, of Aurora, Illinois, started a petition last summer, which proposed a plan to allow small pets on board the Metra, which ended up gaining 4,471 signatures. 

Petition may allow pets on board Metra

February 2, 2015

After a petition uploaded to, Metra is considering allowing train passengers to travel with small animals.Metra will be conducting a three-month trial period on the Rock Island Line between the LaSalle Street...

Victoria’s Secret should empower, not insult women

By Opinions Editor

November 24, 2014

The Internet went into an uproar in late October when Victoria’s Secret unveiled its “Perfect Body” campaign to the world.The initial advertisement seemed fairly typical: a display of half-naked, very thin models in sultry poses. But what made it different and what enraged many people was the phrase “The Perfect Body” splattered across it.A petition created by three women in England circulated soon aft...

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