The Columbia Chronicle

Student center vision debuted

Student center vision debuted

May 8, 2017

An official look at Columbia’s $50 million student center was released May 2, showing the designs for the five-story, 114,000-square-foot building that was created based on student feedback. ...

Authentic Italian polenta meets American fast dining

Camillo Villa, head chef at The Polenta Bar.

By Ariel Parrella-Aureli

May 1, 2017

The smell of fresh pesto wafts from the kitchen as Emile Chalouhi and Camillo Villa huddle over the stainless steel kitchen island, weighing ingredients on a small scale and exchanging banter in Italian...

Chef Angie Wines and her partner Anneliese Moy will serve up several down-home favorites at Sweet Virginia’s Kitchen, 5131 N. Damen Ave.

New restaurant aims to be ‘grandma’s kitchen’

October 24, 2016

Lincoln Square is about to get a whole lot “sweeter” with the November opening of a new restaurant serving smoked meats, desserts and other made-from-scratch dishes.Chef Angie Wines and her partner, Ann...

Harvest Fest to create cornucopia of community

Chef Paul Kahan said he and fellow Chicago chef Stephanie Izard planned Harvest Fest to bring West Loop residents and businesses together.

By Arts & Culture Reporter

September 26, 2016

Fulton Market’s first-ever Harvest Fest will bring the autumn spirit to the West Loop while  fundraising for a local charity. The festival, which debuts Oct. 2 and is organized by local chefs Paul Kahan and ...

Jonah Reider, a chef in residency at Intro Chicago, 2300 N. Lincoln Park West, prepares charred peppercorn pastries with phyllo dough for a media dinner on Sept. 14.

Dorm room chef brings ‘dope’ dining experience to Chicago

September 19, 2016

On a day off, Jonah Reider is just like any other 22-year-old—eating Cocoa Krispies and scavenging neighborhoods for thrills.However, when he puts on his red, snapback-chef hat and black apron this mont...

Former Tribune food critic Kevin Pang will be the new food editor for The A.V. Club, an entertainment site that has had limited food coverage in the past. 

Former Tribune writer takes bite out of new A.V. Club site

September 6, 2016

Kevin Pang is the kind of person who travels to Japan to try fried chicken. While Pang was a food critic for the Chicago Tribune, he became an expert on ethnic cuisines despite no previous background i...

Columbia’s WCRX-FM rocks the Holly Jolly Trolley | The Columbia Chronicle

December 14, 2015

Columbia’s WCRX-FM and Radio Department hosted its 13th annual Holly Jolly Trolley food drive for the Greater Chicago Food Depository Dec. 10 in the 33 E. Congress Parkway Building.  Students and lo...

Joy Thornton, an access services assistant at the library, said the library staff wanted to make it easier on students at the end of the semester by allowing them to donate canned goods from their cupboards to waive their library fines.

Library accepts donations to waive fines

December 7, 2015

Students can get out of paying overdue library fines by donating to the library's holiday food drive.According to Columbia's website, the library will waive up to $20 in overdue library fines for stude...

Sex work not safe for college students

By Copy Editor

November 30, 2015

Posts on Craigslist’s talent section often leave little to the imagination, offering quick and easy work for young women with a big cash payout. One ad looking for porn actresses even goes so far as to offer women a bonus if they can provide a valid college ID, indicating the demand for young women in porn is high.College students, who often struggle to balance classes and work while maintaining their sanity, are the No. 1...

Recipe of the Week: Cheesy Garlic Knot Pizza Dip

By Opinions Editor

November 16, 2015

In recent months, my Facebook feed has been taken over by BuzzFeed videos demonstrating the preparation of unique snacks and meals. As a vegetarian, I have difficulty finding recipes, as most of the popular ones involve wrapping some sort of meat in bacon. While some of the videos I come across aren’t appetizing, BuzzFeed’s website Tasty is a dependable resource for new and fun creations.I finally attempted a recipe posted No...

The Goldbergs’ Jeff Garlin speaks to Columbia students | The Columbia Chronicle

November 2, 2015

Actor and comedian Jeff Garlin visited Film Row Cinema at 1104 S. Wabash Ave. for a Q&A session with students on Oct. 27. Garlin, who is a Chicago native, gave students many laughs and shared how he ...

Nick Hoeppner, president of US of CC, said the college is considering the idea of merit-based pay for staff this semester. 

US of CC members oppose merit-based pay system

November 2, 2015

More than 40 members of the United Staff of Columbia College, the college’s staff union, gathered Oct. 28 in the 600 S. Michigan Ave. Building to discuss a merit-based pay system which the administr...

We've got you covered