The Columbia Chronicle

For the second consecutive year, Columbia is hosting the Wabash Arts Corridor Crawl on the first day of this years’ Parent’s Weekend, which will take place Sept 19—20. According to Mark Kelly, vice president for Student Success, the college wants to expose parents to all the community has to offer.

Columbia invites parents to WAC crawl

September 15, 2014

This year’s Wabash Arts Corridor Crawl, an annual art and performance festival sponsored by the college, will be bigger than ever . The WAC Crawl will take place Sept. 19—the first day of Pare...

‘Songs of the Wanderers’ returns to Chicago

‘Songs of the Wanderers’ returns to Chicago

March 17, 2014

The Columbia Dance Center’s collaboration with Taiwan’s most notable dance company is helping the Dance Department to better market itself. Columbia’s Dance Center, 1306 S. Michigan Ave., co-presented “Songs of the Wanderers” with Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan from Ma...

Free agency frenzy

Ihmoud's Moods

By Media Relations Editor

March 17, 2014

The Chicago Cubs and White Sox are projected to depress baseball fans across the city this summer, and if it were not for NFL free agency, I would have to unjustly bore you with news of spring baseball t...

Lying and creativity linked

Dishonesty increases creativity, study says

March 3, 2014

Society may frown upon dishonest behaviors, but two related Harvard studies have found that lying may increase creativity.The studies conducted in 2012 and 2013 measured the relationship between disho...

Grocery chains acquire vacant Dominick’s stores

By Sarah Madera

February 24, 2014

After major grocer Dominick’s left Chicago and its suburbs in January, neighborhoods have welcomed announcements that grocers such as Whole Foods and Mariano’s Fresh markets will take over many of vacated stores once occupied.Dominick’s parent company, Safeway Inc., announced Oct. 10 that it would exit the Chicagoland market, leaving 72 empty stores, 15 located in the city of Chicago, for grocery chains such as Cermak Fr...

Chris Visconti

Athlete Profile: Chris Visconti

February 24, 2014

Chris Visconti grew up in Chicago, where he started playing tennis 38 years ago. He continued his career through college, playing Division I tennis at Southern Illinois University and going on to play p...

Moodle unplugs students from class

By Associate Editor

February 24, 2014

As the semester picks up and professors begin piling on more homework, students may notice that Moodle, the college’s online tool, is becoming more common in their coursework. Following edicts by department chairs, professors have begun incorporating education-based software into classes—a fact that is negatively impacting the college’s curriculum.While some professors are simply requiring students to submit assignments onli...

Notable Native: Krista Reynen

Krista Reynen

By Metro Editor

February 24, 2014

At 10 years old, Krista Reynen lived in Belgium and came across an article about former President John F. Kennedy. His policies inspired her, and from that moment on she knew she wanted to immigrate to th...

Video Poll: Community College

February 17, 2014

For this week's video poll, The Chronicle asks students whether or not they attended community college before coming to Columbia and why they made their choice. Most said they felt they wanted the entire co...

Preview: We Become Each Other’s Unmakers

February 17, 2014

The We Become Each Other's Unmakers exhibition in the C33 Gallery, 33 E. Congress Parkway, gives visitors a glimpse into the development of Interdisciplinary Arts and Creative Writing graduate student proj...

Police overtime spending exceeds 2013 budget: Some officers O.T. earnings outpace salaries

By Metro Editor

February 17, 2014

Some Chicago Police Department officers’ 2013 overtime earnings exceeded their average yearly salaries, rekindling debates about the department’s overtime spending.According to 2013 city data, two officers each earned more than $90,000 in overtime, and 215 officers each earned more than $50,000. Total overtime spending was $103.5 million, exceeding the $93 million allotted in the 2013 budget.In an effort to reduce cri...

Athlete Profile: Jake Maali

Athlete Profile: Jake Maali

February 10, 2014

Originally a tae kwon do fighter, Jake Maali became interested in computers and bodybuilding after graduating high school. He is now majoring in network architecture and design at DeVry University a...

We've got you covered