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Online music courses 'not ideal,' but produce 'great opportunities ahead'

Online music courses ‘not ideal,’ but produce ‘great opportunities ahead’

April 21, 2020

Cords snake along an apartment floor connecting laptops, monitors, amps, pedals, guitars and other equipment needed for an online private music lesson. Luckily, Nick Bilski, a senior music majo...

Columbia's 2020 graduates will be honored in May 2021 commencement ceremonies due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Seniors torn on commencement postponement until 2021: ‘At the end of the day, it’s the four years that you put in’

April 20, 2020

As a 31-year-old senior radio major, Eva Eig’s college experience has been different than most. She worked hard to get her education back on track after taking a few years off from school. What ...

Columbia will receive $6 million in federal aid per Congress' stimulus deal; employees will work from home through the end of May; and instructors will use a special attendance report.

Three coronavirus updates you need to know about Columbia

April 14, 2020

There is a lot going on as Columbia—and the rest of the world—reckons with a global health pandemic and the college enters its second week of online classes. "Inevitably, not everything that we try o...

'What am I going to do?' Younger workers, including students, hit hard by unemployment rise

‘What am I going to do?’ Younger workers, including students, hit hard by unemployment rise

April 13, 2020

When Madalyn Rain realized she was unable to return to all three of her part-time jobs because of the coronavirus pandemic, she grew uneasy with the fact that she would not be making money. “To be...

Rodney Johnson, a guitarist who has been busking for 10 years, said the musical repertoire a busker performs any given day depends on the atmosphere of the crowd.

Street musicians take ‘hell of a hit’ from coronavirus pandemic

April 13, 2020

While Chicago residents quarantine inside their apartments, venturing out every so often for groceries or to walk their dog, street musicians are struggling to make money amid a global health pandemic...

Opinion: Health care workers need more than applause right now

Opinion: Health care workers need more than applause right now

April 10, 2020

Every night at 8 p.m., balconies and windows across Chicago light up. People hang their heads out windows, clapping and cheering; some sing and some play instruments. It has been dubbed “Solidarit...

Among stark shadows, flowers are seen in the window of an adjacent apartment building.

Column: From Edgewater, with love

April 9, 2020

My girlfriend and I sat in our parked car for an hour on Sunday night. We listened to Harry Styles’ most recent album “Fine Line” in full, discussed ideas for tattoos and home renovations, ...

Letter to the Editor: My coronavirus story

Letter to the Editor: My coronavirus story

April 9, 2020

It all started on Wednesday, March 11 when The Renegades marching band canceled rehearsal due to the coronavirus. Later that same evening when I was talking to my mom at home, she said that my sister's...

Columbia's summer study abroad courses have been canceled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

BREAKING: Summer study abroad programs are latest casualty of travel restrictions

April 7, 2020

All of Columbia's Summer 2020 study abroad programs have been canceled, a decision made in light of the school's travel restrictions and the U.S. Department of State's "do not travel" advisory, which are ...

Stay home, tune in: Zoos and animal shelters get creative to connect with animal lovers

Stay home, tune in: Zoos and animal shelters get creative to connect with animal lovers

April 7, 2020

While people in Illinois are remaining in their homes, penguins are waddling through empty aquariums, primates are going live on social media and animal shelter owners are finding creative ways for people...

Some grocery stories are no longer allowing shoppers to use reusable bags as a preventative measure against the spread of the coronavirus.

Changing habits related to coronavirus pandemic offer reasons for hope in fighting climate crisis

April 7, 2020

Worldwide, the human response to the coronavirus pandemic has led to a decrease in emissions from the burning of fossil fuels and the human activities that negatively impact the environment. While the decr...

Senior fashion design major Maria Varela is working with instructors in the Fashion Studies Department to create masks to send to health care workers at the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic.

Artists find solace and community through remote collaborative projects

April 6, 2020

Desperate to keep her mind off the reality that she would have to wrap up her senior thesis online, Maria Varela found a new purpose—making masks for health care workers. After seeing posts about mask ...

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