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West Side rapper Bella Bahhs (left) sits in on the “The Benchwarmers,” hosted by Chronicle Media Relations Editor Nader Ihmoud (front) and Eduardo Saldana (rear). The Monday night radio show is broadcast on Columbia’s WCRX 88.1. Host Ihmoud praised Bahh’s song “Good Loud” and pleaded with her to release a clean version that he could play on air. 

Rapper handles injustice like a Bahhs

February 17, 2014

You may not know it by looking at her, but petite, soft-spoken Ambrelle Gambrelle, a West Side rapper who performs under the moniker Bella Bahhs, is tough. Bahhs, a spoken word artist, made her rap debut...

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Maroon 5’s resident hard-rocking ‘Valentine’

April 26, 2013

BEFORE MAROON 5 began its Feb. 10 Grammys performance alongside Alicia Keys in front of millions of worldwide viewers, guitarist James Valentine was shaking backstage. “It’s always really nerve-wracking t...

For whom the Bone and Bell tolls

By Trevor Ballanger

November 26, 2012

Local band Bone & Bell’s music creeps up on listeners with a soft, sweet tone and erupts into a symphony of powerful vocals from lead singer Heather Smith.Smith released her first EP, “Loom,” in 2010 and was later joined by drummer Ryan Farnham; bassist Rick Roberts; and bassist and guitar player Jason Tuller to create Bone & Bell, with its distinctive psychedelic flurry of haunting sounds. Their latest EP, ...

Neo-’60s heartbreak artist

By Emily Ornberg

November 19, 2012

Kirby Kaiser’s vintage style of music transports listeners to a time of sugary pop melodies seasoned with retro, doo-wop harmonies. Her music may even be mistaken for that of ’60s girl groups like The Supremes and The Shangri-Las. Kaiser, however, is a 19-year-old Boystown resident.Inspired by heartbreak, Kaiser started writing music in high school after Fiona Apple’s songs helped her through boy troubles. She issued her...

Professor Pepper spices up the campus

By Ivana Hester

September 4, 2012

After several years spent in the laboratory, adjunct faculty member Koch Unni’s creation has come alive. And it’s hot.The KOCHTERRII™, named after Unni and his partner, Terri Reardon, a floriculturist-propagator at the Chicago Park District, is now ready for consumption. According to the Garfield Park Conservatory, which owns the trademarked product, the pepper is hotter than a jalapeño but tamer than cayenne. Howe...

12th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates

By Sara Mays

April 30, 2012

Chicago hosted the 12th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates April 23 - 25, to promote empowering youth to activism and action. The three day summit was co-chaired by former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, former Mayor of Rome, Walter Veltroni and Mayor Rahm Emanuel served as the honorable chair.[kml_flashembed publishmethod="dynamic" fversion="10.1.8276" useexpressinstall="true" movie="https://columbiachronicle.com/soundslides/Wo...

Closing Chicago mental health clinics will hurt patients

By Editorial Board

April 23, 2012

Protesters in Chicago’s Woodlawn neighborhood barricaded themselves inside a mental health clinic April 12 in vehement opposition to the citywide closings of mental health clinics, The Chronicle reported April 16. Mayor Rahm Emanuel will consolidate 12 mental health clinics across Chicago into six as part of his 2012 budget, which passed unanimously, Emanuel stated the move would save the city approximately $2.3 million per y...

Faculty Senate rules alone

By Lisa Schulz

February 6, 2012

Finally escaping the committees and bylaws of the dissolved College Council, the Faculty Senate declared its independence last week. Now, the established body of 38 voices faces reaching conclusions.Concerns regarding methodology of the prioritization process were discussed during the Senate's Feb. 3 meeting. Also mentioned was a separate re-evaluation of the curriculum, new committees within the Senate and activity outsid...

College Assembly to unify campus

By Heather Scroering

December 12, 2011

Opportunities for students, staff and faculty to work together on a college campus can be rare. However, the creation of the College Assembly is doing just that by bringing the community together to create change.The College Assembly is an “information sharing” committee consisting of constituents of student, full- and part-time faculty and staff bodies, which will meet throughout each semester to discuss both internal and ...

College Council votes to dissolve

By Lisa Schulz

November 7, 2011

Only one attendee objected to the discontinuation of the College Council that will take effect on Dec. 1—its self-proclaimed oldest member, Mark Kelly, vice president of Student Affairs. A torrent of laughter followed a quick, baffled moment of silence before he announced that he was kidding.The College Council began dissolving the minute the meeting started on Nov. 4 in the Hokin Lecture Hall in the Wabash Campus Building...

College Council announces College Assembly

By Lisa Schulz

October 10, 2011

The soon-to-be-dissolved College Council officially announced approval of the Faculty Senate bylaws at its Oct. 7 meeting, along with the upcoming College Assembly proposal and several other new topics.The assembly is a public discussion held three times a semester. The first College Council meeting of the 2011–2012 academic year was held in the Hokin Lecture Hall at the Wabash Campus Building, 623 S. Wabash Ave., led b...

Bike racks see little use

By Contributing Writer

October 10, 2011

by  Sam Bohne, Contributing WriterColumbia’s new and much-hyped bicycle parking lot at 754 S. Wabash Ave. is getting little use, as shown by random checks of the lot.On Oct. 3, the number of bicycles parked in the lot—which is intended to provide added bicycle storage space and security—ranged from one bicycle at approximately 8 a.m., five bikes at noon and eight at 3:30 p.m. Numbers throughout the rest of the week staye...

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