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City Grange holiday pop-up blooms in Beverly just in time for holidays

City Grange holiday pop-up blooms in Beverly just in time for holidays

December 3, 2019

Inspired by the historic Grange movement of the 1800s, City Grange aims to empower individuals to take up urban gardening and contribute to the social and economic needs of the community it is a part of....

City’s empty lots become flourishing gardens

City’s empty lots become flourishing gardens

February 6, 2017

Chicago’s many vacant lots, created by demolished buildings on abandoned property, blight the urban landscape, but thanks to community gardening initiatives, an increasing number are now offering residen...

Chicago Charter School  Network first in U.S. to strike

Chicago Charter School Network first in U.S. to strike

October 17, 2016

Teachers and staff of the Chicago UNO Charter School Network will make history Oct. 19 as the first charter school known to go on strike if its management and district cannot reach an agreement, according ...

Student Financial Services invests in art students’ future | The Columbia Chronicle

May 13, 2016

As part of Manifest, Columbia's Student Financial Services Office conducted an art contest, where seven students competed for their mural to be displayed on the third floor of the 600 S. Michigan Ave. B...

Chicago Socialist Party fights gentrification

February 3, 2016

The Chicago Socialist Party held a community meeting Jan. 30 in the Pilsen neighborhood at 1805 S. Loomis St. The party gathered at the Lozano library to teach families and single mothers how to combat t...

Refugee garden project revamps vacant lot

By Kaley Fowler

February 27, 2012

Moving to a new country and adapting to a foreign culture can be incredibly difficult. For many Chicago refugees, however, the transition will become easier through a new community project.The Coalition of Limited English Speaking Elderly, a program that helps refugees assimilate into U.S. culture and society, entered a three-year lease agreement with the city Feb. 15. CLESE will transform a vacant lot at 2954 W. Lawrence Ave...

New age for Local Historians

By Brian Dukerschein

December 12, 2011

Acoustic folk musician and Columbia senior Zach Harris, 22, knows how to make music with limited resources. In 2009 and 2010, he used borrowed microphones and his laptop to record two self-penned albums in his bedroom under the moniker Birds and Kings. In 2011, Harris released his third album, “Apartment Sessions I,” as Zachary Gunn & the Local Historians, which features his new wife and Columbia alumna, Elspeth Ryan...

Columbia starts hydro farming

By Katy Nielsen

November 29, 2010

Columbia is pushing for more green spaces this year, and the next project includes windowfarms and the possibility of an outdoor garden.Lena Milcarek, senior marketing communication major, presented her video about urban farming at Chicago’s GreenTown Conference 2010. The problem with farming in Chicago is the climate, Milcarek said.“Windowfarming is the answer to growing food in the winter,” she said.Windowfarms use re...

SGA to combat financial burdens

By Katy Nielsen

September 20, 2010

An anti-graffiti campaign, a new student center and a partnership with Metra are some of the Student Government Association’s initiatives, which were presented at its first meeting for the coming year on Sept. 14.The SGA will also work to increase student enrollment, maintain a clean campus, fill its Senate seats and add more bike racks.SGA President John Trierweiler, senior broadcast journalism major, said he is optimis...

Botanic Garden opens research facility

By mlekovic

September 28, 2009

With an array of lush trees and plants, the Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Plant Conservation Science Center finally opened to the public at the Chicago Botanic Garden last week in Glencoe Ill.The 38,000-square-foot building, which cost $8 million and took 10 years to develop, will serve as a laboratory and research facility for the garden’s staff of 31 full-time scientists and research assistants.Accompanying these workers a...

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