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Alumni visitation policy change ‘giant middle finger’ to graduating students

Alumni visitation policy change ‘giant middle finger’ to graduating students

May 16, 2019

Current and former students are enraged by a policy change from the college requiring alumni to have a scheduled appointment before entering campus buildings, effectively cutting off access they once t...

Columbia students scramble for commencement tickets

Columbia students scramble for commencement tickets

May 7, 2019

Guest tickets for commencement this year are in high demand among graduating seniors, with some students turning to social media to make sure friends and family can attend. This year's ceremonies wi...

Kim: ‘I don’t lose my enthusiasm for Columbia’

Kim: ‘I don’t lose my enthusiasm for Columbia’

May 7, 2018

President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim has experienced what he sees as a year of triumphs and challenges. In his final interview with The Chronicle for the 2017–2018 academic year, Kim discussed the new stu...

How will you decorate your graduation cap?

How will you decorate your graduation cap?

May 5, 2018

Graduation is a time for students to be recognized for academic, creative and collegiate achievements by receiving their degrees. Some students will also celebrate the occasion by decorating their graduation caps to show families and peers the significance of this achievement. Tra...

Hugh Lee is a ‘Class Act’

Hugh Lee is a ‘Class Act’

April 29, 2018

From his life to his laurels, Hugh Lee always keeps it honest. The 22-year-old Chicago rapper keeps it cool, using his witty bars and skilled flow to voice a fresh message. Lee will perform May 2 at Elbo ...

Turns out, you can pick your family

Turns out, you can pick your family

By Arabella Breck

May 8, 2017

On my daily commute, I walk past an abandoned school. The yard has always had grass growing, but recently, bright yellow dandelions started popping up. These flowers were some of my favorites when I was...

Professor’s film tells multi-year tale of young black lives

Professor’s film tells multi-year tale of young black lives

December 5, 2016

Margaret Byrne, adjunct professor in the Cinema Art + Science Department, spent seven years creating her recent documentary, “Raising Bertie,” which follows three young African-American men growing up in rural Bertie County, North Carolina. Completed in March, the film recently f...

The Chronicle sits down for an exclusive interview with the 2016 commencement speakers

May 20, 2016

The Columbia Chronicle sat down with three of the five 2016 commencement speakers May 13 in the 916 S. Wabash Ave. Building to discuss their thoughts about life as an artist and what college students should ex...

Good afternoon, good evening and goodbye

By Arts & Culture Editor

May 9, 2016

How can you sum up four years of college in one column? It’s not easy; I’ll tell you that much.I’ve thought a lot about what to say, but I’m not really one for sentimentality. Sure, I’ve cried watching “Her,” but who hasn’t? I figured in the end, I’d just write something funny and make some inside jokes like I usually do. But as the anxiety of stepping into the real world starts to creep in, I felt like I...

Chasing the dream at 30

By Multimedia Editor

May 9, 2016

My journey to becoming a journalist started four-and-a-half years ago. I was working at an Employee Assistance Program as a gambling addiction counselor on LaSalle Street for corporate America. I won’t say how much money I was making at that job, but it was more than the minimum wage that I make today.I was so burned out by counseling this person for substance abuse and that person for depression that I said, “This i...

The bittersweet ending of my college career

By Multimedia Reporter

May 9, 2016

If someone told me a few years ago that I would be preparing to graduate from Columbia now, I would not have believed them. I did not even know I would attend Columbia until I discovered my interest in journalism during my senior year of high school. Still, walking through Columbia’s doors was surreal to me, especially since I grew up on the South Side of Chicago and lived there my entire life. Downtown Chicago’s peac...

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