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Where Chicago cops feed

By HermineBloom

November 22, 2010

Though a police officer’s life in Chicago might conjure images of nonstop drug busts and car chases, between the hours of noon and one o’clock an officer will likely be on the search for some grub—and it’s not always a quest to find the perfect doughnut. Places frequented, however, like Frank and Mary’s Tavern, 2905 N. Elston Ave., don’t receive much press because they’re neighborhood joints. But these types o...

Students ‘Speak Out-Reach Out’

By Cristina Aguirre

October 24, 2010

In the wake of recent gay suicides across the country, the Multicultural Council and the LGBTQ Office of Culture and Community came together to take action and held a vigil against bullying and discrimination. This event, "Speak Out-Reach Out," took place on Oct. 18 in the Quincy Wong Center, 623 S. Wabash Ave., where students shared their stories about discrimination, death and bullying to reach out to other students on ...

Fair brings student resources

By J_Howard

October 10, 2010

Between classes, work and a social life, the thought of staying healthy may come as an afterthought for students. Columbia is holding the first Wellness Fair of the year on Oct. 20. The event not only offers free lunch for students, but also information and opportunities to seek on the spot assistance for health issues.The Wellness Fair is a once-a-semester event that aims to provide students with an atmosphere in which they c...

Haunted by Chicago’s history

By Luke Wilusz

October 10, 2010

Like any other major city, Chicago has hundreds of years of history under its belt. The city prides itself on much of that history, whether it’s the scientific achievements of the 1893 World’s Fair, the social changes brought about over the years by activists such as Jane Addams or a prestigious theater district showcasing world-class productions. However, history invariably brings with it all kinds of rumors, ghost storie...

FBI raids activists’ homes

By The Columbia Chronicle

October 3, 2010

by: Darryl Holliday and Meghan KeyesIt is 7 a.m. on a Friday morning, and Doug Michel is in Minnesota visiting his friends, whom he met working on a protest at the 2008 Republican National Convention. There’s a knock at the apartment door. The FBI enters, serving a search warrant and a subpoena to one of the roommates, Tracy Molm. By Michel’s account, he and friends were instructed to sit in the corner, asked not to move...

Roosevelt breaks ground, record

By Stephanie Saviola

May 2, 2010

The second largest university skyscraper in the United States will soon stand in what used to be The Herman Crown Center, which housed an old fitness facility used by Columbia and Roosevelt University students.On April 17, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan Ave., held a groundbreaking ceremony to jumpstart its plans to open a 32-story skyscraper. Mayor Richard M. Daley, along with several community leaders, attended th...

More CTA discounts for students

By Editorial Board

May 2, 2010

Many students will remember how expensive transportation in the city can be after their spring U-Passes expire on May 16, while part-time students see it as just another day on which they pay $2 or more to the Chicago Transit Authority.U-Passes will not be distributed for summer classes, even for those who may be registered full time. In fact, Columbia has never provided summer train passes.The Chronicle reported in Decembe...

A ‘moveable feast’ for students

By CiaraShook

January 25, 2010

For the first time in its 120 year history, Columbia has commissioned an entirely new academic building in Chicago’s South Loop.  After years in the making, the groundbreaking new building, known as the Media Production Center, opened its doors to Columbia students today, kicking off the start of the spring semester.Making the MPC a reality has been in the works for seven years and after a quick 12 months of construction,...

Columbia rapper makes his mark

By WilliamPrentiss

January 25, 2010

The best rappers back up their swagger with verbal feats over master beats. Fresh-faced Columbia freshman Chris Engh demonstrated that concept when he outshined eight other rappers at Columbia Urban Music Association’s Rock the Mic contest in December. The Chronicle talked to the victor to find out what he’s been up to since beating the competition.The Chronicle: How did you get involved with Rock the Mic?Chris Engh: I c...

Columbia fiction instructor practices what he teaches

By CiaraShook

December 14, 2009

Sam Weller’s cozy office on the 12th floor of the South Campus Building, 624 S. Michigan Ave., is packed with books, a small desk and a giant painting of a robot breaking out of a toy store by a member of the metal band Galactic Cowboys. The bookcases are studded with works by Joan Didion, Ambrose Bierce and Bill Zehme, but Ray Bradbury’s books commandeer almost two rows in the small library.“That’s not even a tenth of my ...

Reading ratings’ role

By CiaraShook

December 14, 2009

Justin Kulovsek of the Nielsen Company visited Columbia to discuss the importance of Nielsen ratings in the media, urging students to consider the important role ratings play in their careers.Kulovsek, a 2004 alumnus of Columbia, was on campus Dec. 10 to present “What TV Ratings Really Mean” to students and the public in which he discussed how research for the Nielsen Company is done and how it affects what is shown on te...

Holly Jolly Trolley Food Drive spreads holiday cheer

By CiaraShook

December 7, 2009

If the entire student body, which comprises more than 11,000 people, were to donate just $1 or a single canned food item, it would be “incredible” in the present economic climate, according to Cheryl Morton-Langston, director of Columbia’s WCRX radio station.WCRX 88.1 FM and the Radio Department will host their 7th annual Holly Jolly Trolley Food Drive on Dec. 10 and will be accepting donations for the Greater Chicag...

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