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2014 cinema art + science alumna Kellee Terrell’s film “Blame” has won four awards at film festivals since it began showing in early 2015. 

Alumna’s thesis film succeeds in festival circuit

November 23, 2015

When Kellee Terrell came to Columbia in 2012, she said she had no film experience but knew she could tell stories. Terrell has since made two short films that have been shown and won awards in the film fe...

Lolabelle, Anderson’s dog and protagonist in the film, is seen playing the piano on the movie poster. 

Experimental artist Laurie Anderson discusses new film ‘Heart of a Dog’

November 9, 2015

Creative pioneer Laurie Anderson is primarily known as a musician but is also a storyteller and movie director, drawing praise from the New York Times for her new film “Heart of a Dog,” released Oct. 2...

Choose major based on interest, not potential

By Arts & Culture Reporter

October 5, 2015

Since the Great Recession, there has been a strong and consistent push for high school graduates to pursue college degrees. Students are generally prodded in the direction of a traditional, four-year degree—and perhaps even more specifically, toward science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, degrees.The digital age gave rise to advances in technology, which in turn created a multitude of tech-related jobs and a demand for ...

Taylor Swift and Kanye West finally ‘Shake It Off’

By Managing Editor

April 27, 2015

Nearly six years after the infamous MTV Video Music Awards at which Kanye West interrupted Taylor Swift’s award acceptance speech, the two powerhouses have allegedly developed a revitalized, friendly relationship.Rumblings of the brewing friendship started back in February after West and Swift were seen chatting it up at the 2015 Grammy Awards, and the whispers were revived again when an April 24 Glamour U.K. article fi...

The first video of the “Videos 4 U” series titled “I Love You” includes a couple who has been dating for eight years that finally works up the courage to say “I love you.”

Video series helps people say what’s on their minds

March 2, 2015

Communication is difficult enough among strangers, but is especially so when dealing with saying something as simple as “I love you.”The popular WBEZ radio program “This American Life” has partnered...

Sports fans: Da Bears and da bees

By Copy Chief

January 26, 2015

Somebody had to give da Bears da talk, and it wasn’t da coach.Face it, the Bears were beyond underwhelming this year. Contrary to what the majority of Bears fans might be saying, it was not entirely because of poor coaching, though.Don’t get me wrong, I am not praising the 2014–2015 Bears coaching staff, but since the league and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s decision on the Ray Rice controversy earlier in the s...

Sound Off: ‘Ultraviolent’ Lana Del Rey footage serves no purpose

By Managing Editor

November 24, 2014

Lana Del Rey and Marilyn Manson fans were taken by surprise on Nov. 19 after a disturbing video featuring the artists leaked online. The video, directed by “Hostel” filmmaker Eli Roth, depicted a series of horrific scenes alluding to violence.The most alarming scene was a simulated rape of Lana by Roth, who is shown pressing her head down into a pillow and ends after he walks out of sight, cutting to a shot of the singer...

Quinn loses race to Rauner

By Features Editor

November 5, 2014

After a tight gubernatorial race, incumbent Pat Quinn said he didn't "believe in throwing in the towel" to a woefully optimistic crowd of his supporters Nov. 4 at Hotel Allegro, 171 W. Randolph St.Quinn, a Democrat, lost the race to Republican candidate Bruce Rauner, who was elected the 42nd governor of Illinois with a handy five-point lead.Quinn conceded the race Nov. 6, saying "it's clear that we do not have enough votes to win ...

Filmmaker captures magical Chicago moments with iPhone

Filmmaker captures magical Chicago moments with iPhone

October 20, 2014

As Matthew Broderick’s famous line in the 1986 film “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” goes, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”Local Chi...

Former interdisciplinary arts department chair retires

Former interdisciplinary arts department chair retires

September 15, 2014

After 40 years of working in education, Michelle Citron, former chair and professor in the Interdisciplinary Arts Department, retired at the start of the Fall 2014 semester. During her eight years at the college, Citron helped strengthen interdisciplinary studies and pushed for a s...

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