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Coffee and donuts with your favorite furry friends at zoo’s first Dessert Fest

Coffee and donuts with your favorite furry friends at zoo’s first Dessert Fest

September 13, 2019

Lincoln Park Zoo lovers will be able to indulge their sweet tooth while spending time with their favorite animal as part of the zoo's latest fundraising effort. As one of only three free zoos l...

Vibrate for women’s rights

Vibrate for women’s rights

February 13, 2017

“The best conversations happen over brunch,” said Kyle Ann Sebastian, whose mealtime discussion about state politics fundraising with a friend led to a fresh idea for an upcoming fundraiser: a vibr...

Chicago gets mac ‘n’ cheesy

Chicago gets mac ‘n’ cheesy

October 19, 2015

Chicago residents can upgrade from microwavable mac and cheese by stuffing themselves with the real deal at the annual all-you-can-eat Mac and Cheese Festival on Oct. 24 at the University of Illinois at ...

Saving lives by restoring cars | The Columbia Chronicle

October 12, 2015

Automotive Mentoring Group is a nonprofit organization that helps young adults at risk of participating in crime and gang violence by teaching them how to restore classic cars. Founder and CEO Alex Lev...

Roger Guenveur Smith brings ‘Rodney King’ show to Chicago

Roger Guenveur Smith brings ‘Rodney King’ show to Chicago

By Arts & Culture Editor

January 26, 2015

Recent events have made police brutality and excessive force prevalent topics of conversation in the U.S. Actor Roger Guenveur Smith performed his one-man show, “Rodney King,” Jan. 24 at the DuSab...

Late fees help feed those in need in winter

Late fees help feed those in need in winter

November 24, 2014

In an effort to gather food donations for Chicago Lights, a nonprofit social advocacy group at Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut St., Columbia’s library has created a fine forgiveness program c...

Free community college could boost education access

February 17, 2014

Tuition and education-related fees have steadily increased in recent years, and state governments have begun debating measures to reduce the cost of higher education. In Tennessee, Oregon and Mississippi, legislators have presented plans to make community college free for two years, which could increase access to higher education but requires high standards to prevent dropout rates from increasing.The Tennessee Promise pr...

Arts & Culture Job Description

By Alice Werley

April 12, 2013

Arts & Culture DeskThe Arts & Culture Desk covers trends and of campus, city, mainstream and underground music, film, art and literature. This section is built on a large list of reoccurring features that is decided on each semester by A&C section editors. While this section’s foundation is rooted in critiques, every effort should be made to expand into feature stories or trend pieces.Asst. Arts & Culture...

Record Row remembered

By Amanda Murphy

February 20, 2012

On any day in the early 1950s, South Michigan Avenue between Roosevelt and Cermak roads radiated with the music of the Mississippi Delta. Top recording artists crowded the restaurants and walked the Cadillac-lined streets, bringing music like gospel, jazz, soul and blues to the ears of anyone who wanted to listen. This was Record Row.It was a time when African-American musicians were finally able to be heard by a wide audience. Men...

Students, faculty, alumni perform Columbia’s first charitable cabaret

By Lisa Schulz

February 13, 2012

Under a dimmed chandelier, surrounded by a piano and chairs, hopeful students, faculty and alumni stepped onto a small stage to belt out adventurous songs in an effort to attract scholarship funds.“An Evening of Cabaret: Journeys and New Beginnings” was the first fundraiser for the Betty Garrett Musical Theatre Scholarship held Feb. 4 in Studio 404 of the Theatre Building, 72 E. 11th St. The scholarship, established i...

Money making mustaches

By Sophia Coleman

December 5, 2011

Gazing in a mirror with a dignified mustache gracing his lip, a man may think he looks like a million bucks, but little does he know that his fantastic follicles can actually make some real cash—and for a good cause.Chicago’s chapter of Mustaches for Kids officially started in 2006, though there have been a few locals who have participated since 1996. For 15 years, Philip Bajorat has dedicated his holidays to growing a mu...

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