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Campus gallery turns arcade into art

Campus gallery turns arcade into art

September 12, 2016

Pinball machines are shown as kinetic sculptures and installation pieces throughout Columbia’s exhibit “Skillshot,” which will be running Sept. 6–Nov. 5.The exhibit, held at the Glass Curtain Gallery in ...

Laura Collins finds artistic inspiration in celebrity culture

Laura Collins finds artistic inspiration in celebrity culture

By Arts & Culture Editor

April 18, 2016

The time is 4:15 p.m. Matt Harkins and Viviana Olen are a bit scatterbrained as they answer the phone for an interview.Why? Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have posted their first-ever public selfie.“We’re freaking out ri...

‘Chic-A-Go-Go’ honors Bowie with dance party

‘Chic-A-Go-Go’ honors Bowie with dance party

By Gretchen Adams Contributing Writer

February 22, 2016

Most ordinary people dream of being rock stars. But most rock stars dream of being David Bowie.Bowie, who died Jan. 10, leaves behind an out-of-this-world legacy and a tremendous sense of loss among his ad...

Student competitions to enhance Manifest campus rejuvenation

Student competitions to enhance Manifest campus rejuvenation

February 18, 2016

The Wabash Arts Corridor is scheduled to host two competitions for current students to display their work, along with new projects to rejuvenate the campus, to be displayed at Manifest on May 13.“Colu...

Wabash Arts Corridor goes WAC with new color

Wabash Arts Corridor goes WAC with new color

September 14, 2015

Students will notice new color and vibrancy across campus, as several new murals now line Wabash Avenue between East Van Buren Street and Roosevelt Road. Various artists, including Columbia alumni, ha...

Police lack comprehensive training, use excessive force

By Managing Editor

December 1, 2014

Having been raised by a police officer, I heard of numerous encounters my father faced as a sergeant in the Anaheim Police Department in Orange County, California. I grew up fearing and despising the men and women I saw behind bars while idolizing every police officer I came across.I was taught that officers are often put in situations where they have to defend themselves or the public with little time to think and react. However,...

Veteran-run organization aims to support businesses

By Assistant Metro Editor

November 24, 2014

A new veteran-run organization founded in June and officially launched in November, was created with the intent of helping veterans become entrepreneurs.The Bunker is dedicated to growing veteran-owned digital businesses and is part of the newest technology incubator from 1871, an entrepreneurial hub for digital startups located at 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza. “The Bunker is an incubator for veteran-owned,predominately...

Being John ‘Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich’

Being John ‘Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich’

By Assistant Arts & Culture Editor

November 10, 2014

Many actors are known for their method acting, a skill in which they immerse themselves in the mind and physicality of a character. John Malkovich, an actor known for his ability to play a wide range of c...

We need to recognize suicide rights

By Editorial Board

October 27, 2014

A 29-year-old California woman diagnosed with terminal brain cancer made national headlines for her decision to end her life by taking a prescribed lethal medication on Nov. 1.After being given six months to live, Brittany Maynard opted to undergo assisted suicide— “die with dignity”—a controversial practice that only three states in the U.S. permit. Maynard was diagnosed with brain cancer on New Year’s Day, and doct...

Schmelling shows Chicago music scene from different perspective

Schmelling shows Chicago music scene from different perspective

October 13, 2014

While amateur photographers are busy taking pictures of their lunches, there are still artists such as Chicagoan Michael Schmelling documenting cultural events. His show “Michael Schmelling: Your Blue...

Uncovered posters inspire spooky art show

Uncovered posters inspire spooky art show

October 6, 2014

The Logan Theatre—originally called the Paramount Theatre—opened in 1915 at 2646 N. Milwaukee Ave. and was recently revealed to be a treasure trove of old horror film posters.The result is the “...

Midnight Magic Brings Live Disco to Chicago

By Brandon Howard

September 30, 2014

Disco boasting live bass guitar, keyboard, drums and a fashionable lead singer is not just a nostalgic memory in Studio 54. The nine-member group Midnight Magic—performing with four members on the road—has been producing dance music with a disco backbone that ventures into house, soul, trance and psychedelic since 2008. Bass player Andrew Raposo and keyboardist Morgan Wiley have played and recorded with DFA Records’ L...

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