The Columbia Chronicle

Conflict over Northwestern visitor center

By Hallie Zolkower-Kutz

November 26, 2012

Northwestern University is facing opposition to its plan to construct a new visitor center in Evanston, a move preservationists say will be detrimental to the environment.Controversy arose Nov. 13 when Evanston’s City Council approved the construction on the university’s Lakefill, an area of land on the Southeast side of Northwestern’s campus. The council rejected arguments made by the suburb’s Preservation Commission, which dis...

McCormick Place, Obama supporters rejoice

By Kaley Fowler

November 6, 2012

President Barack Obama has been re-elected to a second term in the White House, beating opponent Mitt Romney after a lengthy and heated battle.Screams erupted from the crowd at McCormick Place as several news organizations pegged Obama victorious in Ohio, a key swing state, which gave him enough electoral votes to secure the presidency.According to network projections, the only swing state Romney won was North Carolina, despite making Election Day...

Meeting of Styles changes the face of graffiti

By Sophia Coleman

October 9, 2011

The monotonous daily commute downtown consists of gray buildings, steely skies and nothing for the eye to feast on. But then, a pop of neon color, bold words and too-true caricatures greet the senses. This is graffiti, the art that brings energy to a city so bogged down by stagnant hues. As soon as graffiti is spotted by ignorant minds, the color is whitewashed and the city becomes stale again. To some, graffiti is a crime...

Empty Bottle ‘Peeing it Forward’ for American Liver Foundation

By Sophia Coleman

October 2, 2011

Drinking off of the bathroom floor of a bar has never sounded so pleasingor commendable.The Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western Ave., a dive bar known for hosting some of the best alternative rock and jazz in the city, but more importantly, for its eclectic walls full of musicians’ and artists’ blood, sweat and signatures—recently remodeled. Now the place is donating some of their bits and pieces to the American Liver Foundation.The...

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