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Internet Cat Video  Festival will land on its feet in Chicago

Internet Cat Video Festival will land on its feet in Chicago

September 8, 2015

Cat videos, adoptable cats and a personal appearance by a celebrity cat will highlight the third annual Internet Cat Video Festival, scheduled for Sept. 19 at Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Ave...

Roger Guenveur Smith brings ‘Rodney King’ show to Chicago

Roger Guenveur Smith brings ‘Rodney King’ show to Chicago

By Arts & Culture Editor

January 26, 2015

Recent events have made police brutality and excessive force prevalent topics of conversation in the U.S. Actor Roger Guenveur Smith performed his one-man show, “Rodney King,” Jan. 24 at the DuSab...

Late fees help feed those in need in winter

Late fees help feed those in need in winter

November 24, 2014

In an effort to gather food donations for Chicago Lights, a nonprofit social advocacy group at Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut St., Columbia’s library has created a fine forgiveness program c...

Someone You Should Know: Student stays busy by giving back

Someone You Should Know: Student stays busy by giving back

November 10, 2014

Kara Vana, a sophomore public relations major, is bringing Headbands of Hope, a nonprofit that raises funds for children’s cancer research, to Columbia. For every standard headband sold for $14.95, the company donates $1 to the cause and gives a headband to a girl battling the di...

Adios el capitán

Adios el capitán

February 17, 2014

When Derek Jeter retires at the end of the 2014 season, he will have spent nearly half his life as a Major League Baseball player.Jeter is leaving America’s pastime as one of the sport’s greatest amb...

University of Chicago an obvious choice for Obama library

By Managing Editor

January 27, 2014

Unsurprisingly, Chicago is going to make a bid to be the site of President Barack Obama’s Presidential Library and Museum. Now that New York’s Columbia University has announced its plans to propose that the library be constructed on its campus, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is aggressively working to promote Chicago as the right location.It only makes sense to house Obama’s presidential artifacts in the city where he began his politi...

DJs engage musical warfare

By Justin Moran

April 21, 2013

In a raging fury, the DJ scratches his vinyl on the turntable as if to scratch out the competitors’ eyes with a pounding bass line. Fists lack the sonic strength of speakers and the only harsh words exchanged between parties can be heard lyrically. No blood is shed in this musical bar fight, but the sweat from dancing patrons flows incessantly.On April 17, a lineup of five Chicago-based DJs—S@INT, Trmnl Freq, DT, Jamr...

Art Institute ‘Gang[s]’ up with contemporary architect

By Alex Stedman

October 21, 2012

From the Willis Tower to the Wrigley Building, Chicago’s architectural marvels and the people who design them are world-renowned. Even though Columbia’s Media Production Center, 1600 S. State St., isn’t historically significant, one of its most prominent designers is being recognized in an exhibition at the Art Institute.“Building: Inside Studio Gang Architects,” which opened Sept. 24, features the work of Chicago architect ...

Chiaravalle, Columbia community participate in charity run

By Lindsey Woods

May 8, 2012

Most Chicago city-dwellers have conditioned themselves to walk past those with cardboard signs and outstretched hands, but on July 15 Columbia’s associate vice president and chief of staff Paul Chiaravalle, along with other Columbia students, faculty and staff, will “Run! To End Homelessness.”The 5K, which will take place in Douglas Park, 1225 S. California Ave., will help raise money for A Safe Haven, an organizatio...

11th Annual Lakeview Polar Bear Plunge

By Estefania Martinez

February 6, 2012

Each year, since 2003, the Lakeview Polar Bear Club gathers in the middle of winter to dive into icy Lake Michigan for a good cause. This year, The Chronicle's Multimedia Assistant, Dennis Valera, was one of the 597 brave participants. The charity was able to raise 26,020 dollars which will be donated to the Brya family and Katie Kline.To find out more about the LPBC Polar Plunge, visit

Art school community vs. State school Greek life

By Heather Scroering

January 30, 2012

Phi Delta Theta, Simga Phi Epsilon and Alpha Chi Omega may look like a foreign language to the average Columbia student, but thousands of college students across the nation speak this Greek and sport it any way they can.Columbia won’t be seeing any fraternities or sororities on campus any time soon. According to Mark Kelly, vice president of Student Affairs, Columbia has a “no Greek letter community” policy. Having thes...

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