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Food box could take food off tables for SNAP beneficiaries

Food box could take food off tables for SNAP beneficiaries

By Blaise Mesa

February 26, 2018

Food assistance program beneficiaries may soon be receiving boxes of food and a reduced ability to make purchases themselves because of a budget proposal that could be detrimental to their health, accord...

Student center vision debuted

Student center vision debuted

May 8, 2017

An official look at Columbia’s $50 million student center was released May 2, showing the designs for the five-story, 114,000-square-foot building that was created based on student feedback. ...

Columbia’s WCRX-FM rocks the Holly Jolly Trolley | The Columbia Chronicle

December 14, 2015

Columbia’s WCRX-FM and Radio Department hosted its 13th annual Holly Jolly Trolley food drive for the Greater Chicago Food Depository Dec. 10 in the 33 E. Congress Parkway Building.  Students and lo...

How to celebrate Thanksgiving away from home in Chicago

How to celebrate Thanksgiving away from home in Chicago

November 23, 2015

To many, Thanksgiving can mean gathering with family and enjoying copious amounts of food, but there are other ways to spend the day than eating mashed potatoes and becoming a couch potato.For students wh...

Recipe of the Week: Cheesy Garlic Knot Pizza Dip

By Opinions Editor

November 16, 2015

In recent months, my Facebook feed has been taken over by BuzzFeed videos demonstrating the preparation of unique snacks and meals. As a vegetarian, I have difficulty finding recipes, as most of the popular ones involve wrapping some sort of meat in bacon. While some of the videos I come across aren’t appetizing, BuzzFeed’s website Tasty is a dependable resource for new and fun creations.I finally attempted a recipe posted No...

Gun buyback program announcement reignites conversation on gun violence

Gun buyback program announcement reignites conversation on gun violence

October 26, 2015

The city of Chicago is trading cash for guns in an effort to reduce crime on its notoriously violent streets.The $250,000 program, announced in an Oct. 19 press release, arrives as Chicago’s 2015 murder rate...

Hipsters poaching livelihood from subsistence hunters

By Opinions Editor

February 3, 2014

Every year, a new “superfood” rolls across social media and into the pantries of health-conscious Americans. The organic obsession has recently reached a new height: Trendy omnivores are now hunting for their own wild meat.During the past several years, hunting has attracted the attention of more females and urbanites looking to kill for sustenance. From 2006–2011, hunting participation grew 9 percent in the U.S., acco...

Toronto multi-instrumentalist brings hypnotic sounds to Chicago

By Emily Ornberg

January 8, 2013

Attempting to describe the unique sound of local artist Deanna Devore requires throwing around multiple genres—pop, folk, Brazilian jazz, electronica, soft-rock, dance and orchestral. But if you ask her, her style is simply what comes out when she writes.After making a name for herself in the Chicago music scene, Devore’s second rhythmic pop EP “X Number of Days,” is set to drop Jan. 10 at the release party at Schuba’...

Columbia begins food drive on campus

By Ivana Hester

December 3, 2012

Columbia is joining the fight against hunger by holding two food drives for the Greater Chicago Food Depository.The Building Owners and Managers Association of the Chicago Food Drive, which the college is participating in for the first time, started Nov. 19 and will run through Dec. 14. Columbia’s radio station, WCRX-FM, will host the second drive, the 10th annual Holly Jolly Trolley Food Drive, on Dec. 6.The BOMA Food D...

Public-private partnership to fight hunger in Illinois

By Chris Loeber

March 18, 2012

An initiative is in place to address an ongoing problem that impacts approximately 2 million people in Illinois: hunger and lack of access to healthy food.The Illinois No Kid Hungry campaign was recently launched with the goal of significantly reducing the number of children in the state who do not have access to food. The partnership between the State of Illinois and Share Our Strength, a nonprofit organization dedicated to figh...

Restaurant Week satisfies hungry Chicagoans

By Kaley Fowler

February 6, 2012

With more than 6,000 restaurants in the city, finding somewhere to eat isn’t terribly difficult. Deciding on a restaurant, however, can be more problematic. That’s where Chicago Restaurant Week comes in.Chicago will hold its fifth annual Restaurant Week, a 10-day showcase of more than 230 restaurants throughout the city and suburbs, from Feb. 17–26. Eateries will offer special prix fixe menus priced at $22 for lunch ...

Stopping hunger

By Lauryn Smith

December 5, 2011

One in six people residing in Cook County does not know where his or her next meal is coming from. According to data collected by the Greater Chicago Food Depository, 845,910 people in the county need assistance affording food.The GCFD has partnered with the city of Chicago in a campaign to fight hunger. The “One City, One Food Drive,” which began on Nov. 21 and ends on Dec. 16, is an initiative to collect donations and ...

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