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Columbia senior dies before graduation

By Campus Editor

May 15, 2014

While most seniors are preparing to start their professional careers, one beloved Columbia student’s life was tragically cut short.Marcus Martin, a graduating senior television major and former president of the Black Film Society, died of a heart attack May 14, according to a WCPO Cincinnati report. He was 25.Martin, a former film & video major and son of former Cincinnati Bengals player Mike Martin, was admitted in...

Bring farmers markets to West Side

April 21, 2014

Despite a sputtering spring, it’s almost summer in Chicago, which means the city’s farmers markets will soon be in full swing. However, not all Chicagoans have access to market stalls and fresh produce.Of the city’s 44 markets, only nine are located on the West Side. Among those, only one is south of the Eisenhower Expressway, leaving Lawndale and other lower West Side neighborhoods without easy access to the markets. Whi...

In response to Feb. 24 issue of The Chronicle

In response to Feb. 24 issue of The Chronicle

March 17, 2014

I happened to pick up the Feb. 24 issue of The Chronicle at the Chicago-Main Newsstand in Evanston and really enjoyed reading the entire issue. I plan on making it a regular habit from now on. ...

Colleges must provide food for thought

March 17, 2014

One of the popular stereotypes of college students is that they are starving, but it turns out that many actually do go hungry, giving the cliché a serious edge.A study conducted at Western Oregon University and published Jan. 9 in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior found that 59 percent of the university’s students struggled with limited access to food at some point in 2013. When students are unsure of where t...

Five local journalists win Studs award

Five local journalists win Studs award

March 10, 2014

Community Media Workshop, a nonprofit organization at Columbia that advocates for community journalism, presented four journalists with Studs Terkel scholarships March 6 at the Studs Terkel Media Awards Benefit. The annual recipients are chosen by 8–12 committee membe...

Hipsters poaching livelihood from subsistence hunters

By Opinions Editor

February 3, 2014

Every year, a new “superfood” rolls across social media and into the pantries of health-conscious Americans. The organic obsession has recently reached a new height: Trendy omnivores are now hunting for their own wild meat.During the past several years, hunting has attracted the attention of more females and urbanites looking to kill for sustenance. From 2006–2011, hunting participation grew 9 percent in the U.S., acco...

Radler serves up German comfort food

Radler serves up German comfort food

February 3, 2014

A few blocks north of the California Blue Line stop, the Radler, a German restaurant born of chefs Nathan Sears and Adam Hebert, is a warm respite from Chicago’s miserable weather.The Radler opened i...

Kim fast tracks Provost search

By Campus Editor

September 3, 2013

New president Kwang-WU Kim urgently began the search for Columbia’s next provost, the second highest position at the college, began Aug. 20 by forming of a 16-member search committee.The committee members, including co-chairs Kim and Onye Ozuzu, chair of the Dance Department, have signed confidentiality agreements, according to Kim. Members were chosen by various faculty representative organizations including the Chair’s...

Columbia begins food drive on campus

By Ivana Hester

December 3, 2012

Columbia is joining the fight against hunger by holding two food drives for the Greater Chicago Food Depository.The Building Owners and Managers Association of the Chicago Food Drive, which the college is participating in for the first time, started Nov. 19 and will run through Dec. 14. Columbia’s radio station, WCRX-FM, will host the second drive, the 10th annual Holly Jolly Trolley Food Drive, on Dec. 6.The BOMA Food D...

Local chef takes extreme ‘cookiNG’ online

By Alex Stedman

December 3, 2012

Superstar chefs have taken to the airways in shows such as Food Network’s “Iron Chef” and Bravo’s “Top Chef.” Now Chicago’s Homaro Cantu, executive chef of restaurants iNG and Moto, is doing them one better by producing his own YouTube series that explains how he concocts his signature dishes.Cantu recently launched “CookiNG Under Pressure,” a YouTube series focusing on iNG, which changes its menu every six...

Food truck drivers sue city over ordinance

By Kaley Fowler

November 26, 2012

Although a City Council ordinance, approved Oct. 31, has designated 21 new parking spaces for food trucks, several owners are claiming the city’s food truck map unfairly favors established eateries.In conjunction with the Institute for Justice, a libertarian public interest law firm, three truck owners filed a lawsuit Nov. 14 against the city seeking to overturn several provisions of the ordinance. Disputed passages incl...

Nearby Thai

By Emily Ornberg

November 19, 2012

Chef Andy Aroonrasameruang has his hands Thai’d at his own Lakeview restaurant.The chef was previously a partner of TAC Quick, 3930 N. Sheridan Road, a restaurant known for its beautifully prepared servings of any Thai food imaginable. With the help of his friends in the Thai LGBT community, he and his partner transformed TAC from a quaint BYOB with six tables to a spacious restaurant spanning two storefronts and a sidew...

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