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Orlando Pinder (left), director  for the 2019 practicum production of “Pegasus,” reviews footage on-set alongside student collaborators for the project. Practicum productions allow Cinema and Television Arts Department students to experience film sets similar to the industry before graduation, from production meetings to location scouting and set design.

Practicum film projects mimic showbiz, so don’t ‘expect a cakewalk’

January 31, 2020

The set of a practicum film at the college is fairly standard—under hot lights mounted six feet off the ground, production assistants zip through a jungle of cables, as production designers, occasio...

Sir the Baptist to ‘Raise Hell’ as Manifest headliner

Students danced to Sir the Baptist’s “Raise Hell” music video as he was announced as Manifest  2016’s headliner on April 8 at the Conaway Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave.

By Campus Reporter

April 11, 2016

Local gospel rapper Sir the Baptist said he is ready to make students dance to his upbeat music as Manifest’s headliner set on May 13 at Columbia’s annual urban arts showcase.His appearance was ann...

Electives should facilitate collaboration

By Editorial Board

November 30, 2015

Columbia stands out among other colleges and universities because of its unique curriculum in which students are encouraged to begin taking major classes during their first semester. The approach typically attracts students who are set on a certain career path and want to be immersed in their major from day one.Columbia students are promised they will graduate with a developed portfolio and are encouraged to find their “creative posse”...

Graham Brown portrays Charlie, the husband of Kristin, the play’s main narrator.

New Chicago play tackles stigma of mental illness

November 9, 2015

“Tell Me What You Remember,” a play delving into the true story of a family’s struggle with mental illness, will run at the Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee Ave., from Nov. 12–15 and Nov. 1...

Study assigns value to math, science homework

Study assigns value to math, science homework

By Sports & Health Editor

April 6, 2015

Using homework as a tool to reinforce what students are taught in school is a convention as old as the classroom itself. However, what homework sessions should look like is less of a settled topic. A n...

Columbia has partnered with South Loop Strength & Conditioning to offer CrossFit, a hybrid exercise program.

Columbia gets ‘CrossFit’

February 23, 2015

CrossFit is in the running to be offered as a new fitness program for Columbia students this semester.The college is entering a trial partnership with the South Loop Strength & Conditioning CrossFit...

Four of Columbia’s choral groups performed, including the pop orchestra, gospel repertory ensemble, gospel choir and jazz pop choir. The concert concluded with a collaborative performance from all groups.

Choirs sing to help All Chicago

December 8, 2014

More than $5,000 was raised for All Chicago, a nonprofit organization helping the homeless, at Columbia’s Hope, Help & Humanity benefit concert Dec. 2 at Jones College Prep High School, 700 S. Stat...

Administrators, including John Green, interim dean of the School of Fine and Performing Arts, and vice president and provost Stan Wearden, attended the Faculty Senate meeting Oct. 3 during which the senate discussed its concerns surrounding the restructuring of the Art + Design Department and the senate’s provost appointment policy. 

Art + Design Department slated to split in two

October 6, 2014

In an effort to properly allocate resources and better address art + design students’ needs, the college will begin to separate the Art + Design Department into two separate entities—the Design Department and the Art + Art History Department. During a faculty senate meeting Oct...

Kim reimagines innovation as a group-think

Kim reimagines innovation as a group-think

May 5, 2014

President Kwang-Wu Kim’s State of the College address, presented to the Columbia College community on April 18, was a careful blending of innovative plans and practical considerations about the ...

Snow melts, flood policy floats to surface

March 3, 2014

A record-breaking winter snowfall that is steadily melting has left many streets flooded and clogged gutters citywide. As warm weather arrives and spring rains begin, flooding could become a serious threat and cause expensive property damage.Flood prevention is not the city’s most pressing concern, but it is one officials should start preparing for. Mayor Rahm Emanuel made an awkward overture during a Feb. 19 press conferen...

You will always be my Bieby

For the Record

By Managing Editor

January 27, 2014

There is something magical that happens at the Addison street Taco Bell at 3 a.m. Out of the shadowy abyss, packs of 20-somethings sporting their best heels wiggle through Wrigley with makeup smeared acr...

Skatalites continue to jam

By Alex Stedman

October 22, 2012

Band breakups are all too common, but some bands stay active for decades.Since its formation in 1964, Jamaican ska band The Skatalites has released 15 studio albums and had a number of lineup changes after a few band members died.The current members—Lester Sterling, alto saxophone; Doreen Shaffer, vocals; Azemobo Audu, tenor saxophone; Andrae Murchison, trombone; Kevin Batchelor, trumpet; Val Douglas, bass guitar; Natty ...

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