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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 ...

Jaime Black, local podcaster and adjunct professor in the Business & Entrepreneurship Department, will host a panel of professional local creatives on Dec. 7.

Upcoming panel to educate, encourage local artists

December 5, 2016

A common conception among Chicago creatives is that they need to move to the coasts to be successful in their field. A local group of filmmakers, bloggers, podcasters and more are trying to change that by...

‘Hamilton’ creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda, talked about his writing and applauded Chicago’s theater scene in a conversation with Chicago Tribune theater critic Chris Jones at the Lyric Opera House Sept. 23.

Chicago welcomes ‘Hamilton’ creator to theater family

September 26, 2016

Shedding his sneakers because “I tell the truth more with my shoes off,” Lin-Manuel Miranda walked onstage at the Lyric Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, for a conversation with The Chicago Tribune...

Students and faculty participated in the Stencil Project, held at the 33 E. Congress Parkway Building on April 6, to help raise awareness of sexual assault.

Sexual assault awareness to expand through creative displays

April 11, 2016

Student Activities and the Office of Student Health and Support are working together to foster awareness of sexual assault across campus throughout April with student-produced creative films, poems and ga...

Cate Blanchett stars as ‘Nancy’ and Christian Bale as ‘Rick’ in Terrence Malick's drama

Terrence Malick Producers raise their glasses to “Knight of Cups”

March 14, 2016

Between 1973 and 2005, celebrated Hollywood heavyweight Terrence Malick only directed four films: "Badlands," "Days of Heaven," "The Thin Red Line" and "The New World." However, despite this scant output, ...

‘Transphobic’ Rebel Wilson joke misunderstood

By Managing Editor

February 22, 2016

Comedian Rebel Wilson has recently been under fire for jokes she told during the 2016 British Academy Film Awards on Feb. 14, which some viewers have perceived as transphobic.While presenting the award for “Best Supporting Actor,” Wilson addressed the diversity controversy plaguing this year’s Oscars ceremony with a slew of jokes mocking the situation.“I’ve never been invited to the Oscars before because, as you...

Relations director wants to increase student–alumni connections

Miriam Smith, executive director of Alumni Relations & Annual Giving, said she enjoys being in a creative environment like Columbia and she likes how dedicated the campus community is to its interests.

By Campus Reporter

December 14, 2015

Working in the arts has always been part of Miriam Smith’s life. Smith, the new executive director of Alumni Relations & Annual Giving who began working under the title Aug. 3, said she knew she...

Cassidy Kapson, a senior design major and creative director of the 2016 Manifest Urban Arts Festival, said she wants to “electrify and energize” the focus on students and the vibe of Columbia with the theme, “animate.”

Columbia finds creative director to ‘animate’ Manifest 2016

December 7, 2015

Cassidy Kapson, a senior design major, has been named the creative director of the 2016 Manifest Urban Arts Festival, Columbia’s annual end-of-the-year showcase celebrating student work set for May 13, 2...

Statute for teen sexting necessary

By Opinions Editor

November 23, 2015

Young adults were once scolded for making out at drive-in movies, but now middle and high schoolers have smartphones and social media offering new ways to explore sex at a younger age. Teenagers who distribute or obtain nude photos of peers and sexual partners who are under the age of 18 can face child pornography charges. States each have their own penalties, but child pornography possession, distribution and production ty...

Lolabelle, Anderson’s dog and protagonist in the film, is seen playing the piano on the movie poster. 

Experimental artist Laurie Anderson discusses new film ‘Heart of a Dog’

November 9, 2015

Creative pioneer Laurie Anderson is primarily known as a musician but is also a storyteller and movie director, drawing praise from the New York Times for her new film “Heart of a Dog,” released Oct. 2...

Mayoral candidate Bob Fioretti spoke to the Green Party of Chicago on Jan. 28. Party Chair Phil Huckleberry (directly behind Fioretti) said Fioretti has upheld the party’s core values while in office.

Green Party of Chicago endorses Bob Fioretti

February 2, 2015

The Green Party of Chicago officially endorsed mayoral candidate Bob Fioretti, alderman of the 2nd ward, on Jan. 28.“I’m proud to stand here with the Green Party as a candidate who has been endorsed...

The area has seen an increase in newly developed housing in recent years.

Tech tenants could raise real estate prices in the South Loop

January 26, 2015

Three new residential complexes being built in Chicago’s South Loop could turn the neighborhood into a hotspot for tech employees. Google moved its headquarters to the Fulton Market Warehouse Distri...

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