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The anonymous creator of the account—who refers to themself as “the Peter Parker to Mayor Lightfoot’s Spider-Man”—initially created it to repost others’ memes about Illinois’ stay-at-home order.

The ‘meme generation’ creates humor to cope with coronavirus

April 23, 2020

Memes of Mayor Lori Lightfoot popping up at the “Bean” or of SpongeBob SquarePants burning one of President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim’s emails may seem pointless or childish to some, but for others, ...

For Marin Brablec's (right) senior-year music and composition project, he is putting on a comedy musical about male firemen who are strippers along with the help of senior cinema art and science major Corbin Eaton (left).

Students bring the ‘HEAT’ with comedy musical

November 15, 2019

During his sophomore year of high school, Martin Brablec had the idea for a comedy musical he said would “push a lot of lines.” Now, in his senior year of college, alongside senior cinema art and science ...

The Black Sheep is a group of 12 Columbia students who create satirical content, including videos and memes.

Meet The Chronicle’s fiercest competition: The Black Sheep

October 18, 2019

At 2 a.m., one of the members of The Black Sheep Columbia is filmed drunkenly eating a stranger’s food off the Chicago Transit Authority train floor. Later, he pulls a thread of floss from a fast food ...

Make Memes Great Again: dark, divisive and dank

Make Memes Great Again: dark, divisive and dank

December 11, 2017

Seated behind the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office, President Donald Trump signs an executive order with much fanfare, but when he holds up the document, it shows a hand-drawn cat, labeled “kat.” Videos borrow a clip from Hillary Clinton’s carefully crafted campaign announce...

National poetry month reinvigorates literary passion

National poetry month reinvigorates literary passion

April 14, 2017

Huddled in the aisles of After-Words Bookstore, 23 E. Illinois St., poets and listeners came together April 13 in celebration of National Poetry Month. Illinois State Poetry Society and Poets & Patron...

An approved motion made during the Faculty Senate’s March 10 meeting will have the Senate vote on the Workload Workgroup’s new document before approval.

Senate to vote on workload group’s document

March 13, 2017

Faculty Senate will vote on the Workload Workgroup’s latest research document before final approval, according to a decision at its March 10 meeting. The senate also welcomed the college’s first ombudsperson and the new senior vice president of Business Affairs and CFO to discuss...

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 must “meet our obligation to police and firefighters who answer our every call,” Mayor  Emanuel  told aldermen on Sept. 22.

Mayor Emanuel presents Chicago budget proposal

September 28, 2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel presented his 2016 budget proposal to the City Council on Sept. 22, unveiling a record proposed property tax hike, a new monthly garbage collection fee of $9.50 and what he claims are $...

Under the Gun actors held back laughs while sharing personal stories with the audience. Left to right: Nick Bernardi, Erin Diehl and Sam Howard.

Professional party games amuse in Wrigleyville

September 8, 2015

Audience members wait with bated breath for the climax of Nick Bernardi’s story about sleeping with someone after knowing her for only an hour. When the punch line is delivered, the floor shakes...

More than 10,000 audience members enjoyed the Internet Cat Video Festival’s reel at the 2013 Minnesota State Fair.

Internet Cat Video Festival will land on its feet in Chicago

September 8, 2015

Cat videos, adoptable cats and a personal appearance by a celebrity cat will highlight the third annual Internet Cat Video Festival, scheduled for Sept. 19 at Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Ave...

Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, the comedy duo of Comedy Central’s acclaimed show “Broad City,” brought their live act to Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave. on Nov. 12.

Windy City bows to hilarious ‘Broad City Live’ performance

November 17, 2014

Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson may be known for their Comedy Central show, the hilarious and critically acclaimed comedy “Broad City,” but they proved their unlimited array of talent Nov. 12 at Linco...

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