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Community members lead movement therapy workshop

October 31, 2016

They are practicing yoga, mirroring each other’s gestures and passing imaginary objects to one another--but mostly they are trying to heal.Students and members of therapy organizations joined a movement t...

“Fun Home” is the nickname for Alison Bechdel’s family funeral business as well as the title of her 2006 graphic memoir and its musical adaption, which will premiere in Chicago at the Oriental Theater, 24 W. Randolph St., on Nov. 2.

‘Fun Home’ aims to inspire self-love for all generations

October 31, 2016

Despite their initial wariness of the award-winning Broadway musical “Fun Home,” critics and audiences alike have embraced “small,” “medium” and adult Alison Bechdel as she learns to accep...

Back up, Jack-o-lantern! Recycling website discourages pumpkin carving

Back up, Jack-o-lantern! Recycling website discourages pumpkin carving

October 31, 2016

Pumpkin carving is a favorite family pastime dating back hundreds of years, but it could be wasteful, according to Recycle by City Chicago, an organization that spreads recycling awareness.An Oct. 14 post ...

1992 film and video alumnus Dan Asma, co-owner of the advertising agency Buddha Jones, found his calling in audiovisual marketing making movie and TV trailers for big Hollywood companies.

Alumnus discusses students finding their ‘niche’

October 31, 2016

After graduating from Columbia in 1992 with a film degree, Dan Asma moved to Los Angeles to pursue his love of making movies. However, he ended up in a new field—audiovisual marketing. After working ...

Weyes Blood will perform her modern folk music genre at The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia Ave., Oct. 31.

Weyes Blood to give Chicago ‘front row seat’

October 31, 2016

Natalie Mering, known by her stage name Weyes Blood, performs “the folk music of the near future,” according to her Bandcamp marketing page. Subtle synthesizer elements, combined with piano, drums and a...

Recall elections of Chicago officials in honor of Laquan McDonald have support, but many doubt the bill will be successful in the Illinois State House.

Recall election procedures requested in honor of Laquan

October 31, 2016

One day before the two-year anniversary of the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald by Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke, legislation written in the 17-year-old’s name was introduced that would permi...

African nations are not alone in human rights violations

Children are not to blame  in child marriages

By Managing Editor

October 31, 2016

Gambia, Burundi and South Africa are planning to withdraw from the International Criminal Court, a body that has tried human right violations since its creation in 2002. The countries criticized the cou...

FBI should not be commended for collecting police brutality statistics yet

October 24, 2016

Starting in 2017, the FBI will launch a pilot program collecting national statistics on fatal and non-fatal interactions between civilians and law enforcement officers. The statistics will be searchable online, according to an Oct. 13 article from The Washington Post. Prior to this announcement, the only databases of these statistics were collected by nongovernment publications and organizations. Two notable and frequently ...

Chef Angie Wines and her partner Anneliese Moy will serve up several down-home favorites at Sweet Virginia’s Kitchen, 5131 N. Damen Ave.

New restaurant aims to be ‘grandma’s kitchen’

October 24, 2016

Lincoln Square is about to get a whole lot “sweeter” with the November opening of a new restaurant serving smoked meats, desserts and other made-from-scratch dishes.Chef Angie Wines and her partner, Ann...

Burden of security should be put on college not students

October 24, 2016

A recent string of laptop thefts—in two cases laptops were stolen right out of students’ hands—in buildings across campus have left students questioning their safety on campus, as reported Oct. 17 by The Chronicle.The robbery victims suggested increasing the number of I.D. checkpoints on campus to prevent future crime, as reported in the article.Other city schools have implemented strict I.D. policies in their downtown c...

Members of Columbia College were evacuated from the 600 S. Michigan Ave. Building due to a bomb threat made by an anonymous caller Oct. 19. 

Campus community alerted of bomb threat

October 20, 2016

Members of the campus community were briefly evacuated from multiple floors of the 600 S. Michigan Ave. Building following an Oct. 19 bomb threat from an anonymous caller.According to the emergency phon...

At the open mics hosted by Weegone Records, running several events until Dec. 13, anyone can perform for the label, but college participation is encouraged. 

Chicago record label helps produce creative community

October 17, 2016

Getting noticed by a record label is an elusive dream for most performers, but local students will have a chance to impress producers in an upcoming series of college open mic nights. Weegone Records, ...

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