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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 ...

Opinion: We are not 'in this together' with the wealthy during the coronavirus pandemic

Opinion: We are not ‘in this together’ with the wealthy during the coronavirus pandemic

April 5, 2020

As public officials across the globe shutter businesses and public spaces and humans isolate themselves in their homes, videos from every corner of Hollywood surface with one similar sentiment: “We ...

Column: A Chronicle photojournalist details her inner conflict between balancing her love of going out to take photos and staying safe, as someone in the

Column: What is a picture worth? A photographer in the high-risk category weighs in

April 4, 2020

My usual routine Monday through Friday was working two jobs and attending classes. I took a Chicago Transit Authority bus and the Red Line to get around. My only concern for safety when going...

Nicolas Gil, a sophomore Ventura College philosophy major, wears a respirator during the four and a half hours flight to Los Angeles.

From Chicago to Honolulu: a photojournalist travels in the age of the coronavirus

April 3, 2020

When Columbia's Photography Department announced classes would be online for the remainder of the semester, I was crushed and cried on my couch for an hour because there was no reason for me to sta...

Students Lucas Miroslaw (right) and Giana Carli (center) work on the film set of a

Student filmmakers ‘heartbroken’ after suspension of practicum projects

April 2, 2020

Isaac Lowry and Earl Davis have been looking forward to their practicum projects since their freshman year at Columbia. Just a week before they were supposed to start filming, classes were suspended due to t...

Staff Reporter Jonah Ocuto works on articles from his living room as he self-quarantines.

Column: Angry filmmaker yells at cloud, and other thoughts about procrastination

April 1, 2020

Throughout my self-quarantine, I’ve told myself that I need to be productive approximately 1,867,438 times, 246 of those coming from the two hours I’ve spent staring at this blank page. I’m u...

'Virtually impossible' or 'raring to go'? Students and faculty have mixed feelings about going online

‘Virtually impossible’ or ‘raring to go’? Students and faculty have mixed feelings about going online

April 1, 2020

Jabari Middleton-Damu is learning how to use Photoshop in his course “Fashion Design Principles,” but he does not have access to a computer at home. He was told by the college weeks ago he wou...

Coronavirus-induced recession causes uncertainty for graduating seniors

Coronavirus-induced recession causes uncertainty for graduating seniors

March 31, 2020

Columbia's class of 2020 will not only graduate amid a global health pandemic but likely also in the onslaught of a recession that some economists say could be worse than the 2008 Great Recession. ...

Columbia 'authors the culture of its time' with plans for digital Manifest

Columbia ‘authors the culture of its time’ with plans for digital Manifest

March 31, 2020

Emma Young was studying abroad in Germany during the Fall 2019 semester when she spent more than a month focused on writing and producing a song for Manifest’s song competition—something she has been looking ...

Food pantries 'on the front line' of the coronavirus pandemic take precautions

Food pantries ‘on the front line’ of the coronavirus pandemic take precautions

March 30, 2020

Once welcomed with warm embraces and stacks of food to choose from, visitors of the “hugging food pantry” are now met by double door barriers, gloves, assembly lines and pre-packaged items. W...

Breaking: Two individuals on campus test positive for coronavirus, at least one visited computer lab

Breaking: Two individuals on campus test positive for coronavirus, at least one visited computer lab

March 28, 2020

Two individuals who were on campus the last week in-person classes were in session have reported testing positive for the coronavirus. Although the collegewide email did not state if the individual...

College and CFAC agree to working conditions during 'extraordinary circumstances'

College and CFAC agree to working conditions during ‘extraordinary circumstances’

March 27, 2020

"Extraordinary circumstances" have propelled the college and the part-time faculty union to agree to a memorandum of understanding outlining expectations regarding remote learning and compensation....

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