The Columbia Chronicle


Junot Díaz visits on campus

By Senah Yeboah-Sampong

September 17, 2012

The Sept. 12 Latino Heritage Month event at Film Row Cinema in the Conaway Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave., was an informal Q-and-A session with Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Junot Díaz.Díaz, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who is renowned for depicting the Dominican immigrant experience, offered frank and thoughtful replies to aspiring writers.Díaz was asked why his new anthology, “This is How...

Car Fire at 710 S. Wabash

By Sara Mays

January 27, 2012

Firefighters and paramedics were called to respond to a car fire in a parking garage at 710 S. Wabash on Jan. 26 around 4pm. The cause of the fire was not determined but it was deemed not suspicious.[kml_flashembed publishmethod="dynamic" fversion="10.1.8276" useexpressinstall="true" movie="" width="500" height="440" targetclass="flashmovie"][/kml_flashembed]...

Construction on Michigan Avenue

By Gregory Cappis

October 17, 2011

Kaitlyn MattsonContributing WriterJackhammers and hard hats will be taking up residence along North Michigan Avenue for the next two months.Construction on Michigan Avenue from Illinois to Oak streets, and continuing along Inner Lake Shore Drive to Division Street, began on Sept. 28 and will last until the middle of November.Workers began by removing the old asphalt and will continue with a longer process of readjusting the...

Study shows 15 minute workout is sufficient for health

By Nader Ihmoud

October 3, 2011

Lancet, one of the world’s leading medical journals, published a study in August that found moderate workouts can add a year to life expectancy. Benefits of working out 15 minutes per day applied to all age groups, both sexes and those with cardiovascular disease.The study investigated whether it is possible to receive health benefits from leisure-time physical activity while doing less exercise than the 150 minutes per ...

September 11: A Decade Later

By Brent Lewis

September 14, 2011

A slideshow of September 11, 2011 from around Chicago and neighboring suburbs, by the staff of the Columbia Chronicle.September 11, 2011 was a day that will forever live in the hearts of Americans forever. Being a decade later areas all through out Chicago showed their pride with ceremonies and dedications to the brave men and women who lost their lives due to the terror attack of that day.[kml_flashembed publishmethod="d...

Burning holes in fire safety

By SpencerRoush

April 25, 2011

In theory, everyone knows what he or she should do if a fire breaks out.Calling 911 is always step one, but embarrassingly enough, I’d probably scream with my hands up in the air dancing around before grabbing my phone to dial. It seems like a natural reaction, but fires are undoubtedly shocking and everyone doesn’t respond appropriately.Many people never think this could happen to them, but when it does, they’ll ret...

Fire damages school buildings

By Katy Nielsen

September 13, 2010

An early morning fire at 1326 S. Michigan Ave. caused the cancellation of numerous Columbia classes Sept. 7 through Sept. 10. However, quick action by a restoration company made it possible for classes to resume on Sept. 13.The fire did not reach Columbia property, but smoke consumed the entire block and infiltrated the Dance Center, 1306 S. Michigan Ave., and the Sherwood Conservatory of Music, 1312 S. Michigan Ave.Last week Co...

Fire near campus causes building closures

By Katy Nielsen

September 9, 2010

An early morning fire at 1326 S. Michigan Ave. caused a number of Columbia classes to be called off on Sept. 7.  Firefighters were still hosing down the building as late as 8:30 a.m.As of press time, South Michigan Avenue’s 1300 block was closed off.  On what was the first day of school for Columbia students, music and dance classes in the 1306 and 1313 S. Michigan Ave. buildings were cancelled.  The fire was not in a ...

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