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New Blood Ball royalty to reign on campus

In front of a full crowd, Sasha Markgraf, junior fashion studies major, and Chase Ingrande, junior theatre major, were crowned the first same-sex king and queen at the annual Blood Ball in Spring 2014.

By Senior Campus Reporter

February 2, 2015

A year after two male students made history as the first same-sex couple to be voted Blood Ball King and Queen, election season for the 2015 Blood Ball is beginning to gain momentum.With the event fast...

No refuge for degenerates in ‘The Boy Next Door’

No refuge for degenerates in ‘The Boy Next Door’

February 2, 2015

Considering the premise of “The Boy Next Door,” its only hope is that the filmmakers take a deep plunge into the story to make the movie either a calamity of hilarious proportions or another surpris...

Sound Off: Kanye West interrupts again

By Managing Editor

January 26, 2015

Kanye West made a surprise appearance at the iHeartMedia Music Summit in California on Jan. 21, where he previewed some unreleased tracks slated for his seventh studio album, according to a Jan. 22 Billboard report. West apparently took the summit into his own hands after Def Jam CEO Steve Bartels abruptly halted his own speech about upcoming releases from artists like Big Sean and Alesso to announce West’s arrival. “I w...

Xcend, Columbia’s show choir, performed popular song covers Dec. 4 at the Conaway Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave., during “Spectrum,” the group’s third annual benefit concert. The event raised money for the Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St., an LGBTQ community center in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood. This year, Xcend raised more than $300, according to Alex Heffner, a junior public relations major and the vocal director for Xcend.

Show choir hosts benefit for the Center on Halsted

December 8, 2014

People packed into the Conaway Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave., chatting as they munched on cotton candy and popcorn. The buzzing of conversation ceased and the crowd turned its attention to the stage as the ...

Team captains Daniel Olesen (left), Asher Kline (center) and Morgan Braastad (right) will take the ice for the first time Dec. 7 when the COHL season kicks off.

Renegades on ice: Columbia gets a hockey team

November 24, 2014

For the first time in Columbia’s history, the college will see a Renegades ice hockey team debut later this semester. The team will play its first competitive game Dec. 7 at the B-Level for advanced ...

The Latino Alliance held the annual Day of the Dead celebration event Nov. 7 at the Conaway Center in the 1104 S. Wabash Ave. Building. 

Day of the Dead event celebrates all cultures

November 10, 2014

Students from all cultures gathered at the Conaway Center in the 1104 S. Wabash Ave. Building on Nov. 7 for the annual Mexican celebration known the Day of the Dead, held by Columbia’s Latino Alliance student organization. The evening featured spoken word, dance and song perf...

RAW VIDEO: Illinois grants Columbia $6.2 million | The Columbia Chronicle

November 3, 2014

Gov. Pat Quinn and Pres. Kwang-Wu Kim announced on Tuesday, Oct. 28 that Columbia would receive $6.2 million from the state. $1 million will be used for a new film studio, while the other $5 million will...

Students attend the first Spectacle event part of a series of screenings of student films, on Sept. 23 at the Conaway Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave. The Spectacle aims to feature students’ work and help students to network with other filmmakers. 

The Spectacle takes student films out of classroom

September 29, 2014

Students, filmmakers and fans packed Film Row Cinema at the Conaway Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave., as The Spectacle, a screening series of short films made by Columbia students, kicked off its run on Sep...

Cappleman, CTA hold meeting to talk plans for Wilson Red Line station| The Columbia Chronicle

September 22, 2014

Alderman James Cappleman of the 46th ward, and representatives from the Chicago Transit Authority held a meeting at Harry S. Truman College, 1145 W. Wilson Ave., to discuss plans for the reconstruction ...

Iymen Chehade, an adjunct professor in the Humanities, History & Social Sciences Department,  spoke to students, staff and supporters at a March 20 forum on academic freedom in the Conaway Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave. One of Chehade’s sections of The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict was cancelled in November, which recently sparked national attention and campus controversy.

Professor calls academic freedom into question

March 31, 2014

To adjunct history professor Iymen Chehade, reducing the number of sections of his course “The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict” from two to one was an attempt by Columbia’s administration to silence him, violating his academic freedom. To Steven Corey, chair of the Humanities, H...

Someone you should know: Lara Marie Schoenhals

Someone you should know: Lara Marie Schoenhals

March 31, 2014

Lara Marie Schoenhals, a 2008 film & video alumna, never thought she would graduate and go onto become a New York Times best-selling author. But one night in 2010 spurred a series of events that would lead her to do just that. Schoenhals’ good friend Tanner Cohen came up...

By Rena Naltsas

Cupcake couture: The cloistered culture of Chicago’s Lolitas

November 5, 2013

When Lauri Eggert, a 30-year-old 2004 Columbia theater alumna, gets on the bus to meet her girlfriends downtown for tea, people can’t help but stare. For their monthly meet-ups, Eggert transforms hers...

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