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Venues show mixed reaction to amusement tax changes

Venues show mixed reaction to amusement tax changes

October 23, 2017

Chicago concertgoers and theater patrons may be paying less for their tickets under a proposed tax reform in the city’s 2018 budget—unless they are seeing “Hamilton,” that is.Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s...

What happens now? Chicago reacts to Las Vegas shooting

What happens now? Chicago reacts to Las Vegas shooting

By Jackie Murray

October 16, 2017

To senior art and art history major Sophie Peterson, what she witnessed in Las Vegas was like something out of a movie she wished she never had to experience. Shots from a 32nd floor Mandalay Bay hotel room...

NCAA can’t continue to take advantage of players

NCAA can’t continue to take advantage of players

By Jackie Murray

March 27, 2017

The brackets, the bets, the heartbreak and the Cinderella stories—so many dramatic elements make up the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s March Madness tournament, a battle of the best Divi...

The Chronicle sits down for an exclusive interview with the 2016 commencement speakers

May 20, 2016

The Columbia Chronicle sat down with three of the five 2016 commencement speakers May 13 in the 916 S. Wabash Ave. Building to discuss their thoughts about life as an artist and what college students should ex...

Exhibit aims to empower sex trafficking survivors

Exhibit aims to empower sex trafficking survivors

February 1, 2016

A traveling exhibit sharing the stories of female sex trafficking survivors is scheduled to run at the Loyola University Museum of Art from Feb. 6 through March 19. It will highlight victims who have po...

NFL Draft punts graduation  back to The Chicago Theatre

NFL Draft punts graduation back to The Chicago Theatre

December 14, 2015

A “domino effect” of scheduling issues stemming from the return of the NFL Draft to Chicago next spring is causing Columbia to reverse field and send its 2016 commencement ceremonies back to the Chica...

Global Digital City Phase II to begin in January

Global Digital City Phase II to begin in January

December 8, 2014

Cinema art + science students are partnering with the Beijing Film Academy during J-Term and spring break to create a documentary through the Global Digital City Interactive Documentary Project Phase II ...

Therapy dogs to make finals less ‘ruff’

Therapy dogs to make finals less ‘ruff’

December 1, 2014

Puppies will be running, licking and rolling around in Columbia’s library during finals week to de-stress students  and alleviate academic anxiety.The college is collaborating with Canine Therapy Co...

Featured Athlete: Tom Ferstch

Featured Athlete: Tom Ferstch

By Assistant Sports and Health Editor

December 1, 2014

Tom Fertsch picked up a guitar in fifth grade and never looked back. Nearly a decade later, Fertsch, a sophomore music major, spends his days mastering his craft. This year, Fertsch decided to take on a ...

Skin-deep smell receptors speed up healing process

Skin-deep smell receptors speed up healing process

November 3, 2014

Olfactory receptors—the type of receptors in the human body responsible for the sense of smell—were first detected outside the nose in 2003. They were found in sperm cells, to be exact. Since then,...

Auditorium Theatre worthy commencement substitute

By Editorial Board

October 27, 2014

After hosting the annual commencement ceremony at the Chicago Theatre for three years, the college announced Oct. 16 that this year’s graduation ceremonies would be held at the historic Auditorium Theatre at Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Parkway.The Chicago Theater opted not to pursue a multi-year contract with Columbia, forcing the administration to find an alternative location, as reported Oct. 20 by The Chronicle...

Commencement is not about selfie opportunities

By Editor-in-Chief

October 20, 2014

For weeks, I have listened to rumors swirl around campus that Commencement 2015 will not be held at the Chicago Theatre, the venue that has housed graduation for the last three years. As evidenced by the Front Page story about graduation, the rumors are true, and commencement will be held at the Auditorium Theatre at Roosevelt University this year and for the foreseeable future. Despite the administration making it clear to ...

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