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Conversion therapy bans necessary

April 27, 2015

President Barack Obama’s April 8 call for a ban on conversion therapy—an unethical and disproven method that some people claim can repair variant gender expression and sexual orientations—seems too little, too late in light of the growing concern over the many public instances of bullying and suicides of those considered “other.”With the many hits the U.S.’s LGBTQ communities have taken in recent weeks, this show of support fr...

We’ve got you covered—for now

By Editorial Board

April 20, 2015

Columbia’s motto is “Esse Quam Videri,”which translates as “to be, rather than to seem.” It is time to be a college that cares about its students rather than merely seem like a college that cares about its students.This sentiment has spurred the staff of The Columbia Chronicle to speak out about the massive budget cuts it will face amid the maelstrom of change the college will experience in the next academic year....

Columbia students, faculty worth the fight

By Opinions Editor

April 13, 2015

I transferred to Columbia with one goal: graduate. After attending a claustrophobic conservatory program in Seattle and a community college in Southern California where I was going nowhere fast, I just needed to finish getting a degree and Columbia was my last resort—in hindsight, not the mentality one should have going into college.Though I arrived with the credits of a sophomore and scored high on the COMPASS test, I was instructed ...

Boston band Magic Man released its second album, Before the Waves, on July 8, 2014, adding three more members to the two-man lineup of founders Alex Caplow and Sam Vanderhoop Lee and incorporating a synth-pop sound.

Boston’s synthy Magic Man gets its start down on the farm

April 13, 2015

In the summer of 2009, Alex Caplow and Sam Vanderhoop Lee traveled through southern France, and while trading labor for room and food, they were inspired to start a band and record an album.Magic Man is a ...

Mayor Rahm Emanuel wins second term

By Natalie Craig

April 7, 2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel was reelected April 7 after a six-week standoff with Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia. The two had been locked in a heated campaign battle featuring dueling political ads that ultimately may have determined the election since Feb. 24, when Emanuel’s failure to achieve more than 50 percent of the vote in the general election sparked Chicago’s first-ever mayoral runoff election.Emanuel a...

Philly psych rock band Dr. Dog is leading the way in the lo-fi music resurgence. With new labels such as Burger Records, Dr. Dog has inspired a generation of new rockers.

Philadelphia rockers Dr. Dog lead way in lo-fi revolution

April 6, 2015

Philadelphia native band Dr. Dog has made a name for itself during the last 15 years as one of indie rock’s most celebrated groups. Consisting of guitarist and vocalist Scott McMicken, bassist and voca...

Stephanie Preston and Jean Cate hope to open Vignette Vignette, a community art space coming to the Andersonville and Edgewater neighborhoods, in June. When the space opens, Preston and Cate, along with other local artists, will lead monthlong and one-night workshops and summer camps for children.

New Andersonville community art space promotes positivity

March 30, 2015

Two enthusiastic former art students from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago hope to open a brand new community art space in June. Vignette Vignette is a community art space coming to the Andersonvill...

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Columbia alums shine in Goodman Theatre play

March 30, 2015

Two Columbia alumni have returned to Chicago after successful stints on Broadway to act in the Goodman Theatre’s production of the late August Wilson’s “Two Trains Running,” which opened March 7.A.C...

Singer/songwriter Todd Snider will be playing a sold-out show at the City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph St., as a part of CIMMfest, which runs April 16-19 in Logan Square and Wicker Park.

Festival celebrates seven years of international movies, music

March 30, 2015

For decades, music and movies have been a vital part of Chicago’s cultural scene. The Chicago International Movies and Music Festival works to celebrate the two art forms each year through its four-day ev...

Appreciation of neon signs marks end of an era

Central Camera Co.’s sign at 230 S. Wabash Ave. is one of the few neon signs left in Chicago. Such signs once illuminated nearly every storefront.

By Metro Reporter

March 30, 2015

Preservation Chicago, an organization advocating for the preservation of Chicago-based historic architecture, neighborhoods and urban spaces, released its annual top seven Most Endangered Buildings list March 4. T...

New York band creates distinct genre crossover

New York band creates distinct genre crossover

March 16, 2015

Beecher’s Fault, a pop-rock band from Astoria, New York, works to combine synth-pop and rock sounds with a little bit of folk sprinkled in.The band formed in New Jersey in 2011 when Ken Lamken and Ben Ta...

New York City-based indie-pop band MisterWives played its feel-good album, Our Own House, before a sold-out crowd at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., on March 3.

MisterWives makes Lincoln Hall its own house

March 9, 2015

MisterWives’ electric set shook the crowd on March 3 at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., playing through every song from its debut album Our Own House, released on Feb. 24 through Photo Finish Records...

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