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Now streaming: real-time quality of the Chicago River

Now streaming: real-time quality of the Chicago River

February 25, 2019

Nature lovers and others enjoying the Chicago River this spring will be able to use their cell phones to tell how clean — or dirty — the water is under a new program designed to access data on what s...

Hazing is criminal assault, not tradition

By Editorial Board

February 13, 2017

Student athletes learn plenty of life lessons including the value of hard work, the power of determination and the strength of tradition. However, in the recent case of hazing at Lake Zurich High School in Illinois, tradition went too far. According to a Feb. 2 Chicago Tribune article, two alleged victims have now filed a federal lawsuit against School District 95 arising from actions by the Lake Zurich High School footb...

Charlie Day and Ice Cube star in new movie

Charlie Day fights back in new movie

February 13, 2017

Charlie Day and Richie Keen’s laughter filled the small conference room at the Chicago Athletic Association, 12 S. Michigan Ave., as they discussed their TV show “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” ...

Anne Libera, director of Columbia and Second City’s comedy studies program hosted the “Comedy: But Seriously...”  Oct. 19 talk that featured comedian Bob Saget. 

Professor, stars share ‘ideas’ on comedy’s power

October 24, 2016

Although most comedians like to pretend comedy and jokes happen magically, they are far more calculated than what people see on the stage, said Anne Libera, assistant professor in the Theatre Department ...

Margaret Cho shares personal stories and confronts social issues in her comedy special “psyCHO.”

Margaret Cho talks ‘psyCHO,’ what drives her insane

September 28, 2015

Many comedians have made emotional women the butt of their jokes throughout the years, calling females “psycho” or “insane” for expressing themselves. However, Margaret Cho’s  latest concert spe...

Large assets, bigger profits: Plus-size women, clothing, bloggers, fight to fit into the fashion industry

By Managing Editor

December 8, 2014

The highest-earning plus-size supermodel in the fashion industry is known by one name—not her first or last, just “Emme.” The 51-year-old made her way into the fashion industry in the 1990s, when ultra-thin airbrushed models graced the covers of fashion magazines, advertisements and runways. Although the experience was exciting for Emme, she was not immune to prejudice: a famous photographer referred to her as a “fatty...

Featured Artist: Molly Anazolne | The Columbia Chronicle

October 6, 2014

Sophomore, cinema arts + science major, Molly Anzalone is a self-taught makeup artist at Columbia. Along with lighting and photographing her own shoots, Anzalone gets her ideas from acclaimed fashion photogra...

Beloved professor Sheldon Patinkin dies at 79

Beloved professor Sheldon Patinkin dies at 79

September 29, 2014

Sheldon Patinkin, an influential figure in Chicago’s theater community and former chair of Columbia’s Theatre Department, died Sept. 21 at the age of 79. Patinkin was an original member of the Playwrights Theatre Club, which helped found the Second City Theater Company, 161...

Boston-based indie-pop band Air Traffic Controller debuted in 2009 and released their latest record NORDO in June 2012, funded it through a Kickstarter campaign.

Air Traffic Controller lands listeners

September 2, 2014

Boston-based indie-rockband Air Traffic Controller is gaining notoriety as its songs rapidly draw the attention of Spotify users. Within weeks, their single, “You Know Me,” has racked up hundreds ...

Ryan Argast, a junior arts, entertainment & media management major, fronts the pop-rock band Marina City, which is scheduled to perform March 13 at this year’s South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas.

Featured Artist: Ryan Argast

March 10, 2014

Junior AEMM major Ryan Argast almost became the next Justin Bieber. Instead, he formed his six-piece band, Marina City, with members of his former backup band. The band has toured the country and will be performing this year in Austin, Texas at the South by Southwest music and film festival for the second time. Video produced by Samantha Tadelman, Multimedia Editor,

Cheryl Faux, sophomore marketing communication major, tweets and monitors the Internet in search of trends she can use in her marketing strategies. 

Featured Artist: Cheryl Faux

March 3, 2014

Cheryl Faux, sophomore marketing communication major, became an Internet junkie when she started creating her Tumblr page, {365} by learning how to use Adobe programs like Photoshop to brand herself i...

Monumental Media, an environmental video marketing company started by sophomore cinema art + science major Brendan Babinski, aims to help national parks such as Sleeping Bear Dunes with its Reserved Grounds Project, an effort supported through Kickstarter.

Featured Artist: Brendan Babinski

January 27, 2014

Brendan Babinski, a sophomore cinema art + science major, first discovered his love of environmetal filmmaking when he and a neighbor in his hometown, Midland, Mich., took a break from skateboarding to film the scenery. More recently, Babinski and his two best friends, Lex Hol...

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