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Central Camera, 230 S. Wabash Ave., remains boarded up until owner Don Flesch has the means to rebuild. As of Friday, June 12 Flesch raised $200,095 of a $250,095 goal through GoFundMe.

Columbia community shares memories after fire destroys beloved Loop camera shop

June 12, 2020

Before its destruction, more than 1,000 film and digital cameras lined the walls of Central Camera, offering mere elbow space to walk through. Lenses, filters and tripods could be seen on shelves at...

Three weeks ago, parts of the Amazon rainforest caught on fire.

Bolivia’s sky darkens as Amazon rainforest fires rage on

August 28, 2019

People around the world are starting to feel the tangible effects as parts of the planet are on fire. Last year, California was swept by wildfires causing environmental and social damage, and this year, Alas...

Annual security survey: more reports or more crime?

Annual security survey: more reports or more crime?

October 9, 2017

On-campus rapes doubled last year while drug and liquor disciplinary referrals also increased, according to Columbia’s 2017 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. Gathered during the 2016 calendar year reporting period and released Sept. 29 in a collegewide email, it listed six...

“Strong is the New Pretty” author Kate T. Parker will stop at Athleta, 3415 N. Southport Ave., April 5, as art of her nationwide book tour. 

Book shows girls embracing inner strength

March 27, 2017

The idea for photographer Kate T. Parker’s new book, she said, began with noticing her strongest shots were  those of her daughters being silly and wild. Wanting to share beauty, free of filters and...

‘Touched with Fire’ remains lukewarm

“Touched With Fire” is director Paul Dalio’s first feature-length film. 

By Film Critic

February 22, 2016

“Touched with Fire,” written and directed by Paul Dalio, is named after psychologist Kay Redfield Jamison’s book that examines the connection between bipolar disorder and artistic creativity. In th...

‘Touched with Fire’ director Paul Dalio talks art, love and madness

Paul Dalio wrote, directed, edited and composed music for “Touched with Fire.” 

By Film Critic

February 1, 2016

“Touched with Fire,” writer and director Paul Dalio’s feature film debut, was originally called “Mania Days” but later adopted the title of the book, “Touched with Fire: Manic-Depressive Illness...

Faulty communication techniques harm students

By Editor-in-Chief

November 2, 2015

At the start of the academic year, Columbia introduced a new Gender Inclusive Initiative to make the college a more welcoming community to all of its students.As reported Sept. 14 by The Chronicle, the initiative came through efforts put forth by the LGBTQ Office of Culture & Community, the Office of Multicultural Affairs and student-group Common Ground, and is aimed at increasing educational resources about diverse gen...

Robert Koverman, associate vice president of Security, plans to retire effective January 2015 after six years of serving the college and students.

VP of Security to retire in January 2015

December 8, 2014

The campus community will return for the Spring 2015 semester sans a familiar face in the Office of Campus Safety and Security. Robert Koverman, associate vice president of Security, is set to retire...

Chicago Fire goalie Sean Johnson blocks a shot by the Montreal Impact during the second half of an MLS soccer game on Sunday, Oct. 5.

Chicago Fire season extinguished with subpar performances

October 27, 2014

For the fourth time in five years, the Chicago Fire failed to make the playoffs. During a tumultuous season that  saw the Fire set a Major League Soccer record for most ties in a season with a total of 18, the c...

The Grand Spectacle of the Great Chicago Fire Festival was held at the downtown branch of the Chicago River at 8 p.m. The spectacle featured burning houses, three gifts given to the city and fireworks.

Chicago hosts first Great Chicago Fire Festival

October 6, 2014

Chicago held its first-ever Great Chicago Fire Festival commemorating the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 throughout the city over this past weekend. Redmoon Theatre, a 24-year-old theater company, collaborat...

Columbia releases names of provost finalists

January 28, 2014

After nearly three years without a permanent provost, the college has narrowed its search down to two candidates—both of them deans at prominent Midwestern universities.  Chris K. McCord, dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at Northern Illinois University, and Stanley T. Wearden, dean of the College of Communication & Information at Kent State University in Ohio, were announced as the finalists in a Jan. 28...

Romney, Big Bird not of same feather

By Trevor Ballanger

October 15, 2012

Mitt Romney caused a media uproar with his statement during the Oct. 3 presidential debate about cutting funding for the Public Broadcasting System. Needless to say, a rather large yellow bird, whose address happens to be 123 Sesame Street, was really pissed.During the debate, Big Bird did what most creatures of the sky do best—he tweeted.“Yo Mitt Romney, Sesame Street is brought to you today by the letters F & U!” @B...

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