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Columbia alumni build ‘Empire’ with songwriting success

Columbia alumni build ‘Empire’ with songwriting success

April 28, 2018

2017 music alumna Kelsie Johnson, aka Juiix, and 2017 business and entrepreneurship alumnus Drew Fridge will have their original song featured on Fox’s hit show “Empire,” and both have been signed to the network as songwriters. The episode will premiere May 2 at 7...

Finding the Edge: Online vs Casino Gaming

By Sponsored Content

April 16, 2018

Many of us are familiar with brick-and-mortar casinos, even if we’ve never been to one. We also know about betting on things like horse races. But what about online gambling? Is there are reason to do one or the other, besides the obvious factor of whether or not you feel like going to a “real” casino, or are they pretty much identical besides the physical difference? Gambling is gambling, of course: you risk money, you wi...

Crossover episodes are more trouble than they’re worth

DirecTV says it wants Taylor Swift 'NOW'

By Managing Editor

October 17, 2016

For its Oct. 11 episodes of "New Girl" and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," FOX aired two back-to-back crossover episodes in which main characters from each show made appearances on the other.The "New Girl" principle...

Lisa Wedeen, a University of Chicago  professor of political science, led a lively conversation on Nov. 19 about the proxy war in Syria.

Symposium seeks educated answers for complex issues

November 30, 2015

Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., is in the middle of its “Literary Public Sphere: Conversations at the Co-op” series, which invites experts on issues like racial tension in the U.S. a...

Million Student March lacks actionable plan

By Campus Editor

November 23, 2015

The Million Student March, a series of day-long demonstrations and educational initiatives—led by college students demanding tuition-free public college, student debt forgiveness and a $15 minimum wage for all campus workers—sparked rallies at more than 100 colleges nationwide on Nov. 12.  In a same-day interview on Fox Business Network’s “Cavuto: Coast to Coast,” the national student organizer Keely Mullen, a senio...

CHI-TOWN LOW DOWN: Light pollution threatens Chicago’s health

By Managing Editor

April 27, 2015

Chicago may be the best-lit city in the U.S., as more than 250,000 sodium vapor lights create orange, ribbon-like patterns throughout the streets extending from the South Side to the North Side. The view from the top of the Willis Tower or flying into O’Hare International Airport at night showcases views of the city’s orange grid-like structure, which can also be seen clearly from space.The city uses a number of different ...

Halftime from the Sideline

Da three Bears of Christmas

March 16, 2015

On the second day of free agency, my Bears brought to me: One Pernell McPhee, one Eddie Royal and one safety.The Bears may not have been part of Ndamukong Suh’s record-breaking $114 million deal, and they ma...

Dry campus a wet blanket

By Editorial Board

February 16, 2015

Columbia proudly touts itself as a “dry campus”—drinking, possessing or distributing alcohol is strictly prohibited on campus and at college-sponsored events held off campus, unless the college’s administration approves otherwise. While the college’s dry campus policy means well, it is a laughable and barely enforceable policy at best.The Chronicle in no way condones underage drinking or providing alcohol to minors...

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...

Bittersweet ending, new beginning

By Associate Editor

December 8, 2014

Despite not traveling much out of the state of Michigan, I was brave enough to leave my home and family behind for a new life in Chicago. Now I am proud to say I will be the first in my immediate family to graduate from college. Coming from a single-parent household in Detroit, Michigan, I knew my family would only be able to do so much. With that said, I knew my success—or failure—would mostly rest on my shoulders. For...

Seattle Sounders midfielder Clint Dempsey attempts to shoot past Chivas USA defender Jhon Hurtado, Sept.27

MLS finding its footing

October 6, 2014

Since its inception in 1993, Major League Soccer has gone from  being one of the lesser-followed leagues in North America to being one of its most popular.After struggling to gain recognition and resp...

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