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Q&A: Ronnie Malley gets lost and found in 'The Band's Visit'

Q&A: Ronnie Malley gets lost and found in ‘The Band’s Visit’

September 4, 2019

From playing in his families band to opening a recording and production studio in Bucktown, musician and actor Ronnie Malley is now touring in the Broadway musical, "The Band's Visit." “The B...

Female genital mutilation illegal, but not eliminated

Children are not to blame  in child marriages

By Managing Editor

September 19, 2016

The U.K.’s failure to ever successfully prosecute a female genital mutilation case in a country where thousands of women are known to have undergone the procedure was declared a national disgrace by Br...

Featured Athlete: Gaby Loera

By Nader Ihmoud

December 3, 2012

Age:21College/Team Robert Morris University EaglesGaby Loera and the rest of the Robert Morris University Eagles women’s soccer team had a rough start to the season, losing their first four games. Loera also had her own challenges, as she was recovering from a stomach cyst operation that left her struggling to rebuild her strength and hone her skills. She and the team persevered through the collective rut, winning 16 of...

More for my money

By Heather Scroering

September 10, 2012

Entering my final semesters at Columbia, I’ve realized how limited my time here is. Opportunities to take the fun classes I never had time for are running out. The truth is, I really love to learn, but I loathe wasting money.Unfortunately, several of the non-major courses Columbia has required me to take have felt like money-wasters. My freshman year of college, I found myself begrudgingly rereading the same novels for classes t...

The art of death

By Trevor Ballanger

March 12, 2012

by Trevor BallangerAssistant Arts & Culture EditorThe rooms are filled with blank eyes staring from all around you. A large chandelier made entirely of bones bathes the space with an eerie glow. A powerful sense of death closes in, but the fear subsides.This is “Morbid Curiosity: The Richard Harris Collection,” an all but living art exhibition.A year ago, more than 1,500 prints, sculptures and memorabilia were loane...

Stand strong in protests

By Brianna Wellen

November 28, 2011

I often find myself glamorizing the protests that took place in the ’60s and ’70s opposing the Vietnam War. What I wouldn’t give, I thought, to be among the crowds and riots, being arrested for my beliefs, standing up in the face of tear gas and making a difference! Of course, in these imaginary time-travel situations, I am never in as extreme danger as those who were harmed at actual protests, such as the shooting at...

School takes health initiative too far

By Editorial Board

May 2, 2011

Little Village Academy, 2620 S. Lawndale Ave., is prohibiting students from bringing home-packed lunches to school in an attempt to get students to eat healthier. The principal, Elsa Carmona, told the Chicago Tribune that the school is providing students with healthier food than they would ordinarily bring from home. The school makes exceptions for students with allergies or other specific medical restrictions, but everyo...

Egyptians come to Columbia, speak of revolution

By Amanda Murphy

April 18, 2011

People around the world watched Egypt erupt in protest against the country’s repressive regime on Jan. 25. As the events unfolded and turned violent, President Hosni Mubarak, who had been in office for 20 years, resigned.Three Egyptian civil society activists and media leaders, Mohanad Ahmed Diab, Sherif Abdel Azim and Sally Maged El Baz, came to speak at Columbia on April 11 about their firsthand experience of Egypt’...

Internet censorship a serious offense in any nation

By Luke Wilusz

February 7, 2011

Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak’s regime shut down Internet access, mobile phone service and BlackBerry Messenger activity across the country on Jan. 27, in an attempt to stifle communications between anti-government protesters and activists in the country. If the millions of rioters who took to the streets of Egypt in the following days are any indication, that plan didn’t work as well as Mubarak might have expected.I...

Big Splashes talks creating original rhymes

By HermineBloom

February 7, 2011

Most variations of rap and hip-hop are electro-infused these days, especially judging from the Top 40 charts. Chicago’s hip-hop trio Big Splashes is no different, using 8-track tape decks and computers to produce beats. After primarily rhyming in the kitchen drinking beers or in the park, Samuel “SP” Piazza said he and his friends Alex “Mart14K” Corona and Greg “Flamingo Papers” Floyd began collaborating and re...

Indie-pop is Very Truly Yours

By Luke Wilusz

November 22, 2010

Kristine Capua has been playing music since she was 6 years old. She’s moved from piano to clarinet and taught herself to play the guitar, drifting from one band to another until finally settling into local indie-pop outfit Very Truly Yours. Capua talked to The Chronicle about learning music by ear and the indie-pop community.The Chronicle: How and when did Very Truly Yours get started?Kristine Capua: Very Truly Yours started in the...

Science demystifies ancient Egypt’s hidden secrets

By SpencerRoush

March 1, 2010

The mysteries of ancient Egypt have captivated people for centuries. Pieces of the culture have even been integrated into modern life, from eyeliner applied to imitate cat’s eyes for those who are daring enough to wear it, hieroglyphics carved into gold jewelry and Egyptian symbols incorporated into home decor. These artifacts from thousands of years ago are still prominent today’s society because of the bewitching na...

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