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Creative writing major Taisaun Levi collaborated with luxury sneaker brand Koio for a project with her own poem printed on the shoes.

Columbia student’s ode to Chicago printed on luxury sneaker

August 4, 2020

Koio x YCA sneakers are not like any other, as they visually tell the story of sophomore creative writing major Taisaun Levi's life in Chicago. Made by hand and digitally printed on full-grain, Italian ...

The release of Janet Blackwell's new EP,

‘Falling apart and falling into place,’ Janet Blackwell on releasing an EP during a pandemic

May 13, 2020

Janet Blackwell was all set to release her EP, "Énouement," in January. But then a global pandemic happened. Blackwell ended up pushing back the EP's release to April. The EP title is translat...

Junior design management major Imani Kutti operates a one-woman fashion line, incorporating aspects of her African heritage.

Student brings African heritage to the Chicago fashion scene

March 23, 2020

Fresh off a New York City fashion show, designer Imani Kutti had little time to celebrate because come Monday morning, it was back to her part-time job as a boutique manager, on top of being a full...

Harry Foster’s exhibit also featured work from grafitti artist Gollum and musical performances from artists such as WemmyMo and RayMundo Lakino.

Life viewed through windows at ‘Harry’s Gallery’

March 1, 2020

Since coming to Columbia, Harry Foster has always wanted to host an exhibit to show a cohesive body of work. While shooting cityscapes and street photography, he noticed a recurring theme: windows. ...

From 2 a.m. after-parties to 2 p.m. classes: Self-taught DJ creates own path in Chicago hip-hop

From 2 a.m. after-parties to 2 p.m. classes: Self-taught DJ creates own path in Chicago hip-hop

December 9, 2019

  When Quentin Moore was 12 years old, his mom bought him his first DJ equipment, a Numark Mixtrack Pro I when they didn’t have much money. But the moment he began to take his work seriously w...

In 2017, Varela won the Fulbright Scholarship, which allowed him to study in the U.S. and apply to Columbia.

Q&A: Columbia student creates raging video game soundtrack

October 5, 2019

Three heroes fight for the fate of the world against mutants who enslave humans in “Fight’N Rage,” an award-winning, Uruguayan video game in which a Columbia student played a key role. The game...

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