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The Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago hosted former British politician Douglas Alexander Nov. 15 to discuss what led to the Brexit victory.

British politician on Brexit: ‘Culture beat economics’

November 21, 2016

Alienation from the political system, anti-immigration sentiment, economic discontent, cultural anxiety and mistrust in government all contributed to the Brexit vote in June—and the success of Donald Trump...

Robert Eggers discusses resurrecting age-old terror in ‘The Witch’

Robert Eggers

By Film Critic

February 15, 2016

Writer and director Robert Eggers' debut feature, "The Witch," painstakingly recollects the destruction of a puritan New England family after having been banished to the edge of the wilderness by their comm...

Newcomer Anya Taylor-Joy stars as Thomasin in her first major film role.

‘The Witch’ ditches cabin in the woods

February 15, 2016

Director Robert Eggers’ feature-length debut “The Witch” is set in New England in 1630. In the first scene, a gray, austere court broods over the fate of William, played by Ralph Ineson, a father o...

Columbia’s WCRX-FM rocks the Holly Jolly Trolley | The Columbia Chronicle

December 14, 2015

Columbia’s WCRX-FM and Radio Department hosted its 13th annual Holly Jolly Trolley food drive for the Greater Chicago Food Depository Dec. 10 in the 33 E. Congress Parkway Building.  Students and lo...

Insect diet offers squirming sustainability

Camren Brantley-Rios, a senior at Auburn University, has challenged himself to incorporate insects into his meals three times a day for 30 days. 

By Sports & Health Reporter

February 16, 2015

From juicing to gluten-free labels, the health world has played host to its fair share of hype in recent years. However, one Auburn University senior is pioneering a new health-based challenge: Camren ...

Victoria’s Secret should empower, not insult women

By Opinions Editor

November 24, 2014

The Internet went into an uproar in late October when Victoria’s Secret unveiled its “Perfect Body” campaign to the world.The initial advertisement seemed fairly typical: a display of half-naked, very thin models in sultry poses. But what made it different and what enraged many people was the phrase “The Perfect Body” splattered across it.A Change.org petition created by three women in England circulated soon aft...

Screening for bombs protects commuters

By Editorial Board

November 3, 2014

The Chicago Police Department is set to begin random screenings for explosives at public transit stations Nov. 3, joining other major cities that have adopted similar programs, such as New York City.CPD officers will choose one Chicago Transit Authority rail station every day and randomly select which passengers to screen by using a number system. The CPD will initiate the program during peak usage times and at least four off...

College appoints new executive director of Career Initiatives

College appoints new executive director of Career Initiatives

September 22, 2014

The Portfolio Center and the Office of Student Employment will work more closely together this fall semester after the appointment of Christie Andersen Asif as the college’s new executive director of Career Initiatives. A committee of faculty, staff and administrato...

Brush strokes of genius: An interview with MUA Siân Richards

By Sophia Coleman

January 16, 2013

Not many people are born directly into their career, but such is the case with Siân Richards, a film makeup artist whose work can be seen in upcoming comedy “Movie 43” and Golden Globe nominated “Cloud Atlas.”Richards was born in England 1968 when her father, Hu Richards, worked as a makeup artist for “2001: A Space Odyssey.” She said her father was told his wife was in labor while on set and he immediately l...

McCormick Place, Obama supporters rejoice

By Kaley Fowler

November 6, 2012

President Barack Obama has been re-elected to a second term in the White House, beating opponent Mitt Romney after a lengthy and heated battle.Screams erupted from the crowd at McCormick Place as several news organizations pegged Obama victorious in Ohio, a key swing state, which gave him enough electoral votes to secure the presidency.According to network projections, the only swing state Romney won was North Carolina, despite making Election Day...

‘The British are coming’ to ‘Freq Out’

By Lisa Schulz

April 23, 2012

Harrison O’Neal sits cross-legged in a leather chair with an old book in hand, his hair styled in a greased comb-over and fake rotten teeth in his mouth. A fireplace, statue and a painting mimicking his formal posture surround him in an odd scene introducing four exchange students from Bath Spa University in England to satirical American humor.Columbia’s Television Department dipped its toes in British humor during its seco...

Studying abroad broadens horizons

By Lisa Schulz

April 16, 2012

In three weeks, the spring 2012 semester will be history. Summer 2012, on the other hand, a time to study history—the foundation of Columbia’s overseas study program’s curriculum.For the program’s annual summer trips, approximately 12 students will pack up their bags and check Prague and Florence off their study destination wish lists. The Florence trip lasts from June 28–July 28 and is hosted by the Fiction Writing ...

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