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From 2 a.m. after-parties to 2 p.m. classes: Self-taught DJ creates own path in Chicago hip-hop

From 2 a.m. after-parties to 2 p.m. classes: Self-taught DJ creates own path in Chicago hip-hop

December 9, 2019

  When Quentin Moore was 12 years old, his mom bought him his first DJ equipment, a Numark Mixtrack Pro I when they didn’t have much money. But the moment he began to take his work seriously w...

Daphne 2018 severs the boys-club setlist

Daphne 2018 severs the boys-club setlist

By Mayan Darbyshire

February 24, 2018

This year’s Daphne series—a month-long collection of shows and talks dedicated to underrepresented artists in the electronic music scene—is a reminder to EDM fans of the need for cultural diversity in...

The Cure’s founding member shows Chicago new memoir

The Cure’s founding member shows Chicago new memoir

By ARTS & CULTURE EDITOR

November 28, 2016

Long before British punk rock band The Cure broke records and influenced the punk rock music world, former drummer and co-founder Lol Tolhurst promised himself he would write a book one day. Twenty years...

From Columbia to ESPN—DJ alum spins to football season

From Columbia to ESPN—DJ alum spins to football season

November 18, 2016

Jill Strange’s original, energizing sound has not only won her Fan Favorite and National Runner-Up of the 2016 Campus DJ National Championship, but most recently, the a 2015 cinema art + science alumna has been announced as the official DJ for this year’s ESPN college football...

City Club panel calls for  representation in CPS

City Club panel calls for representation in CPS

September 6, 2016

High dropout rates, increasing debt and controversy over governance have heavily plagued Chicago Public Schools for more than a decade.Numerous critics blame the current school board, one of only two ...

THE CHI-TOWN LOW DOWN: Mayoral candidates lack time, plan to fix racial segregation

By Managing Editor

February 9, 2015

Chicago’s hyper-segregated neighborhoods quickly became a topic of discussion during the first mayoral debate of 2015, which took place on Feb. 4 and was broadcast on WTTW’s “Chicago Tonight.” Mayoral candidates incumbent Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Alderman Bob Fioretti (2nd Ward), Cook County Commissioner Jesús “Chuy” García and businessman Willie Wilson attended the forum hosted by Phil Ponce.Candidates shared their...

Israeli DJ shows culture outside news coverage

Israeli DJ shows culture outside news coverage

November 17, 2014

Israeli DJ Eyal Rob visited the college Nov. 11 to give a master class on the music scene in his hometown of Tel Aviv, and the art of sampling traditional media in new music. Rob said a major par...

Classes not in session

Classes not in session

September 2, 2014

A new college-wide policy was implemented July 16 to close sections of classes that did not reach an enrollment of 60 percent of maximum class size weeks before registration closed. Stan Wearden, senior vice president and provost, sent out a college-wide email July 16 announcing a d...

Featured Artist: Jill Strange

Featured Artist: Jill Strange

August 4, 2014

Jill Strange, AKA DJ Norvège, is mixing her way to stardom and challenging gender norms as she flourishes in a male-dominated field. Strange, a senior cinema art + science major, qualified as one of four finalists in the National DJ Championship, a competition for collegiate DJ...

“Change is never easy.”

By Campus Editor

May 8, 2014

In the waning days of his first year as president, Kwang-Wu Kim released a 14-page document outlining his vision for the future of the college.On May 7, Kim posted the “Redefining Our Greatness” memorandum to Columbia’s website. The document details Kim’s criticisms of certain college systems and practices, including its first-year seminar course, alumni relations, communications and resources.“I want to be suppo...

Equator Club shaking up underground scene

Equator Club shaking up underground scene

April 28, 2014

The son of a nightclub owner, Emmanuel Egwu, aka Equator Club, has been immersed in the world of electronic music all his life. Using European influences and drum beats derived from his knowledge of m...

Aging athletes more prone to injuries

Aging athletes more prone to injuries

March 31, 2014

Collegiate athletes are more likely to face health issues in their day-to-day lives as they age, according to new research from Indiana University.The research, published March 2014 in the American Journ...

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