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Aziz Ansari and Lena Waithe were awarded an Emmy in the outstanding comedy writing for a television series category for co-writing an episode in the “Master of None” Netflix original series called “Thanksgiving”—an autobiographical episode depicting a young woman coming forward to her family about her sexuality. 

Making history: Lena Waithe talks her Emmy win

September 25, 2017

History was made as a young, black Chicago native received national recognition for her work writing a television episode that gives voice and representation to both the LGBTQ and black communities. ...

Millennials need proper education on opioid crisis

Millennials need proper education on opioid crisis

By Brooke Pawling Stennett

September 5, 2017

An Aug. 30 study by the American Society of Anesthesiologists concluded that while opioid use among millennials is declining, young people are unaware of all the repercussions of drug abuse and need a be...

Apna Ghar, whose administrative offices showed above are located at 4350 N. Broadway in Uptown, recently expanded from the 15-bed shelter it previously operated.

Domestic violence shelter revamped, others face uncertainty

February 6, 2017

Despite financial setbacks, an Uptown domestic violence shelter specializing in assisting Asian immigrants has recently expanded to offer services to more women and children.Apna Ghar,meaning “our home” in ...

John Mossman was an actor in the film “Four Monologues” in which each character delivers a monologue. 

Alumni film ‘Four Monologues’ becomes mobile

February 1, 2016

Columbia professors and alumnirecently collaborated to make poet, novelist and biographer Aram Saroyan’s manuscript “Four Monologues” into a performance by turning it into a short film.Originally publi...

US finally recognizes LGBT rights as human rights

By Managing Editor

March 2, 2015

Secretary of State John Kerry announced Feb. 23 that Randy Berry, current U.S. consul general in the Netherlands, would begin serving as the United States’ first Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBT Persons.   In his new role, Berry, an openly gay senior diplomat, is expected to advocate for LGBT rights worldwide, focusing on the more than 75 countries in which same-sex relationships remain illegal, according to a Feb...

A Day with Reporter Andrea Watson | The Columbia Chronicle

February 16, 2015

Andrea Watson recently graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a masters degree in Journalism. She was working as a staff reporter at the Chicago Defender and now works for DNA Info Chicago."Wherever ...

Stitching together artistic past, present

The artists featured in DePaul’s Art Museum exhibit “From Heart to Hand” exhibit are African-American women working in Gee’s Bend, Ala. The quilts, including Mary Maxiton’s “Everybody Quilt” (pictured above) celebrate a historically rich cultural practice.

By Sarah Madera

April 28, 2014

African-American women made quilts to keep their families warm long before the Civil War, but now the quilts demonstrate a cultural artistry unique to the South. To honor the historical significance o...

Rainbow ‘Riot’ unrestrained

By Trevor Ballanger

November 12, 2012

Riots come in many forms. Oftentimes, they are violent street demonstrations, but for one gay rights activist and artist, his riots are executed through artistic expression.The Los Angeles-based street artist known as Homo Riot recently brought his work to Chicago. His art is primarily composed of graffiti, printed posters and collages that portray gay men who are usually depicted in sexually explicit poses. He said he us...

GOING UNDER BY DEGREES

By The Columbia Chronicle

October 22, 2012

by Heather Schroering, Editor-In-Chief and Ivana Hester, Assistant Campus EditorThe median annual income of recent Columbia graduates lags far behind that of other colleges’ alumni, nearly $7,000 below the national median for those in the arts and media fields and $5,000 below the median for all recent U.S. college graduates, a Columbia survey shows.In fall 2011, the college surveyed 2,500 Columbia alumni who graduated wit...

Two Columbia students create video game with positive message

By Ivana Hester

October 8, 2012

Video games are sometimes criticized for obscene or vulgar content, but two Columbia students have created a socially conscious game that encourages players to step outside their comfort zone—literally.“A Fitting” is an interactive video game meant to parallel the real life challenges of people who struggle with societal acceptance, according to creators, Amanda Dittami, interactive arts & media alumna, and Blair Kuhlman, senior IAM major.Dittami ...

Hung up on phone fear

By Emily Fasold

February 27, 2012

Until recently, spiders, death and public speaking were thought to be the things humans were most afraid of. But a new U.K. survey suggests that nomophobia, the fear of losing or being away from one’s mobile device, is the most common concern.British mobile security provider SecurEnvoy coined the term after conducting a 1,000–person survey that showed nearly two-thirds of respondents experience anxiety when separated from their...

Fight or fright: Experts weight in on what makes Halloween horror so scary, why some people enjoy it

By Lindsey Woods

October 31, 2011

Halloween is the holiday of haunted houses, horror movies and scaring the pants off people. While some love the thrill of terror, others detest the iconic dark hallways and demons. The reason could be personal chemistry.Fear is caused by a chemical reaction within the brain, according to Jeff Wise, licensed psychologist and author of “Extreme Fear: The Science of Your Mind in Danger.” Fear is something we are born with, a...

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