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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 ...

Columbia celebrates student veterans | The Columbia Chronicle

November 17, 2014

Student veterans and their families came to celebrate their service and achievements on Veterans Day at Columbia. The celebration was held Nov. 11 at the Conaway Center in the 1104 S. Wabash Ave. Building, and shed light on issues still prevalent throughout the veteran population in the United States. Event organizers hope to educate members of the college and the public on what it means to wear the uniform.Video by: Charles JeffersonFor more multimedia content, visit us on Facebook: us on Twitter: get all the latest news, sports, arts & culture, campus events and more at

Terrance Hicks, Columbia's self-defense instructor, challenged students to go head-to-head against one another.

Columbia learns to fight back

September 8, 2014

Columbia College is hosting “self-defense and street smarts” sessions, which are sponsored by Fitness and Recreation.Columbia alumnus Terrance Hicks, the self-defense and martial arts instructor since 2009, will teach the ...

Marijuana meltdown

By Copy Editor

April 21, 2014

Ralph Morgan was always interested in medicine and business, two fields that have become the crux of his hectic life in Denver.Morgan is the owner, founder and co-founder of multiple cannabis dispensaries and businesses, including Organa Labs, a company that makes alternative cannabis products such as sublingual cannabis tablets and organic cannabis honey oil. Morgan is also co-founder of the O.penVAPE product campaign, whi...

Activists oppose historic hospital demolition

By The Columbia Chronicle

October 15, 2012

Time is drawing near for a decision on the fate of the old Prentice Women’s Hospital.In a little more than two weeks, preservationists will choose between Northwestern University’s need to enlarge its biomedical research facilities and those who argue  that the old Prentice is such a key element of Chicago’s architectural history that it must not be demolished.The building, which is at 333 E. Superior St., and was b...

Student exhibit ‘Empathic Evolution’ targets inner emotion

By Lisa Schulz

January 30, 2012

Shreds of soft, ceiling-to-floor curtain surrounded by a pod of four cushions paired with headphones playing ambient music hung just inside a window shutting out downtown traffic and constant horn honks.This is one of the many interactive art displays in the “Empathic Evolution” exhibit, which offers viewers a chance to explore their place in the artwork and experience a connection with artists through their oeuvre, accord...

Fight master teaches art of stage combat: David Woolley

By Katy Nielsen

November 29, 2010

David Woolley has performed sword fights as “Guido Crescendo” for more than 21 years at Renaissance Fairs across the country. He is an Artist in Residence at Columbia and one of a select few fight masters within the Society of American Fight Directors.He has choreographed violence for more than 500 productions, including fights for the World Wrestling Entertainment and the Goodman Theatre, and is the recipient of a 2010 Jo...

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