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‘Jurassic World’ finds balance with new, old elements

By Office Assistant

June 17, 2015

No one goes to see a “Jurassic Park” sequel expecting it to outshine the sheer awe and glory of the original—It just doesn’t seem possible.With that being said, if a record-breaking $511.8 million global opening weekend at the box-office is anything to go by, naysayers may find themselves dumbfounded.After a slew of disconcerting trailers, die-hard fans of the series like myself wondered whether “Jurassic World...

Families enjoy treats and entertainment during the April 11 debut event for a monthly Uptown series called Uptown Saturday Nights, which will run through December.

Monthly entertainment event brings Saturday night fever to Uptown

April 20, 2015

Saturday night fever is alive in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood thanks to Uptown Saturday Nights, a monthly entertainment event.In an effort to make Uptown one of Chicago’s go-to entertainment districts in the...

Alum recognized for innovative company

Kyle Heller’s company, Cinematique, was listed as one of the world’s most innovative video companies in 2015.

By Katlyn Tolly

March 2, 2015

Kyle Heller, a 2008 film + video alumnus, is the co-founder of start-up company Cinematique, an online screening platform that has been identified as one of the World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Compan...

Ride-sharing un-fare to licensed cabbies

By Managing Editor

February 10, 2014

I’ve always been too nervous to use ride-share services like Lyft or uberX. Imagining someone in sweatpants chauffeuring me across town in the passenger seat of their 1997 Dodge Neon gives me anxiety—the thought of engaging in inevitable small talk alone makes my palms sweat. In most situations, calling up one of these services for a ride from an average Joe is less expensive than shelling out the regular fare for a tax...

Hilton partnership furthers Wabash Arts Corridor

By Tyler Eagle

January 28, 2013

Columbia and Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Ave., have partnered to display student art on the back of the hotel.The partnership is part of the Wabash Arts Corridor project, an initiative dedicated to transforming the seven blocks worth of buildings on South Wabash Avenue, between Congress Parkway and Roosevelt Road, into a gallery of student work, according to Mark Kelly, vice president of Student Affairs.Kelly said he select...

Renegades host first athletic film festival

By Lindsey Woods

March 19, 2012

Some think of sports as art and of athletes as artists, with their bodies as the paintbrush and the field as their canvas. But combining more traditional models of art and athletic style is never an easy feat. The Columbia Renegades are always looking to do just that, and their latest endeavor aims to showcase sports on the big screen.The Renegades are currently accepting submissions for their first Athletic Film Festival, inspired 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...

Columbia survey: texting most frequent between parents, students

By Lisa Schulz

December 12, 2011

Emoticons can be used to emphasize tone while texting or they can substitute for the lack thereof. Even with a typed heart and smiley face expressing love, however, it seems college students and their parents may be growing further apart rather than closer together with each frequent tap of the “send” button.A communication survey conducted at Parent Weekend on Oct. 17 found that most parents converse with their son or...

Wall Street too preoccupied

By Samuel Charles

October 10, 2011

The Occupy Wall Street protests organized in most major cities across the country are noble on the surface, advocating for economic fairness. In the process, though, multiple other groups latched onto the initial movement’s popularity, using it to further their own causes.Call it creative marketing, if nothing else.But the protests themselves are misguided, unorganized and, at this point, immensely ineffective, unless yo...

No-ice smoothie is healthy treat

By Sara Mays

September 19, 2011

Sometimes you wake up in the morning, and you don’t feel like filling your stomach with a carb-packed breakfast. Or, if you are looking for a light and nutritious breakfast on the go, an ice-free smoothie could be the answer you’ve been searching for.When people hear the word “fruit smoothie,” many consider it a healthy choice. However, often times fruit smoothies contain ice cream, sherbet, fruit juice and corn syrup. Those ingredients can easily escalate to a full-blown fast f...

Hot Yoga: An inside look

By Cristina Aguirre

March 26, 2011

Yoga, meditation and deep breathing have been shown to build flexibility, increase memory retention and improve focus. For people willing to explore the wide range of yoga classes available, a hot yoga studio, Bikram Yoga Chicago recently opened a new location, 47 W. Polk St. Classes take place in 105 degree rooms and students move through a series of 26 poses. The Chronicle's Assistant Health & Fitness Editor, Katy Nielsen...

Bank of America Cinema faces final days

By Brianna Wellen

September 13, 2010

On the outside, the Bank of America Cinema, 4901 W. Irving Park Rd., doesn’t appear cinematic at all. The exterior is designed as a typical bank, almost seeming abandoned. Through a secret entrance around the back and up a flight of stairs is the building’s gem. Greeting patrons is a “Citizen Kane” poster and a buttery smell drifting from the concession counter. Walking into the theater itself is like stepping into a bygo...

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