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Comedy writer shares industry secrets during box lunch lecture

Comedy writer shares industry secrets during box lunch lecture

April 13, 2015

The cameras were rolling inside Studio A on April 8 as Kirker Butler, a famed animation writer, accompanied by Michael Niederman, chair of the Television Department, stepped onto the 15th floor of the 600 S. Mic...

Survey parts sea on religion, science

Survey parts sea on religion, science

By Sports & Health Reporter

March 30, 2015

Though Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution is considered rock solid by scientists and researchers all over the world, politicians and public policy-makers alike have wrestled with how scientific and r...

Big people, small people, little people. What’s the difference? | The Columbia Chronicle

February 2, 2015

The Chronicle sat down with Krystle Ansay, president of the Windy City chapter of Little People America, and pianist and composer Chris Errera.Ansay and Errera spoke about the discrimination they experience...

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...

Tape collectors keepin’ it reel

By Arts & Culture Reporter

January 26, 2015

Walking into a local thrift shop, a casual shopper may pass an old cassette player and a stack of tapes and think nothing of it. In 1975, when boomboxes featuring cassette decks were introduced to U.S. consumers, the cassette became the go-to source for portable music listening until being all but completely phased out by CDs in the mid-’80s. Although still a popular medium for alternative music junkies, it seems like the cassette...

LGBTQ students, allies cry foul

LGBTQ students, allies cry foul

November 10, 2014

Outcry from students and faculty erupted across campus last week when the administration announced that the college would offer only one section of the Gay and Lesbian Studies I & II courses, effectively cutting the offerings in half. Reactions claiming potential bias from campu...

Conversations on academic freedom return to Columbia

Conversations on academic freedom return to Columbia

October 13, 2014

Several dozen Illinois residents filled Ferguson Hall, 600 S. Michigan Ave., on Oct. 8 for a panel discussion on academic freedom. Hosted by the college’s chapter of Students for Justice in Pa...

Faculty faces light up city  amid new ad campaign

Faculty faces light up city amid new ad campaign

September 8, 2014

Wenhwa Ts’ao, an associate professor in the Cinema Art + Science Department, was surprised to see her face plastered around the city after friends started tagging her on Facebook with photos of her on b...

News coverage must extend to all countries

By Copy Editor

March 17, 2014

As headlines describing the civil unrest in Ukraine appear worldwide, Western media sources have given little attention to the desperate situation in Venezuela, which is seeing increasingly shocking homicide rates. With front-page space in Western news outlets almost entirely dedicated to the situation in Ukraine, major news sources are ignoring their journalistic responsibility: to report on all important world events.If gl...

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