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Alumni gangster flick to debut at film festival

By Ciara Shook

September 12, 2009

Six Columbia alumni will debut their first feature-length film, Chicago Overcoat, at the Chicago International Film Festival on Oct. 10. Loosely based on the Chicago crime syndicate, Chicago Overcoat tells the story of Lou Marzano, an aging gangster who is upset with the way the mob functions in the modern era and wants it to be as it was in his day. Columbia is the presenting sponsor at the Chicago International ...

Recycled clothes find new replacements

By Jim Wittmann

March 15, 2009

It was a bittersweet moment for Chicagoan Michelle Milne when she realized the genuine leather laptop bag she purchased five years ago would never be of good use for her profession as she had hoped. But there is an upcoming event that could benefit her purchase by helping her and someone else, too.On March 29, the first Clothing Swap will be held at the Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western Ave. The event works in a simple way: A p...

New aid to students a good start

By Editorial Board

January 26, 2009

On Jan. 14, President Warrick L. Carter sent out a memo to the Columbia community regarding the 2009-10 budget, providing an excellent start to help Columbia and its students in such odd financial times.Tuition this fall is set to increase 3 percent, as opposed to last year’s 4.95 percent increase, according to the memo. Also, the school aims to increase scholarship funding by 50 percent, using initiatives such as matchin...

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