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Hair Trigger goes digital, a retired detective investigates an unsolved murder and director Rian Johnson visits Columbia

Hair Trigger goes digital, a retired detective investigates an unsolved murder and director Rian Johnson visits Columbia

October 30, 2019

On this week's episode of Chronicle Headlines, we look at the final print edition of Columbia's literary publication Hair Trigger, an unsolved crime from the 1950s haunting a retired Chicago detecti...

Hair Trigger, a student-edited anthology of short fiction and nonfiction student works first went online in 2016 with the introduction of Hair Trigger 2.0, a digital companion to the print publication.

Award-winning literary publication Hair Trigger pulls away from print

October 24, 2019

Forty-one years of thumbing through stimulating storytelling, empowering narratives and illuminating images in the award-winning Hair Trigger magazine will soon be over. The Gold-Medalist 41st edition ...

The future of print media shines as Hair Trigger turns 40

The future of print media shines as Hair Trigger turns 40

October 22, 2018

In an era when print publications are struggling, Hair Trigger, the literary anthology of the English and Creative Writing Department, will celebrate 40 years of award-winning creative writing, all by Columbia students. The celebration will feature an exhibit wit...

CPS college enrollment reaches new heights

CPS college enrollment reaches new heights

October 4, 2018

More Chicago Public Schools’ graduates are enrolling in college now than ever before.According to a Sept. 24 press release from the Office of the Mayor, 64.6 percent of graduates from the class of 2017 ...

We’ve got your back. Do you have ours?

By Editorial Board

May 7, 2018

Another school year comes to a close, sending 30 more issues of The Columbia Chronicle into the archives.But what has The Chronicle done this year? Actually, quite a lot.In September 2017, The Chronicle reported on the closing of three open computer labs and the shock of many of the labs’ employees when they abruptly lost their jobs without warning from the college.In October 2017, the paper highlighted an accusation of racia...

Mayor Rahm Emanuel participated in the groundbreaking event of Columbia's new student center, set to be completed in 2019. Also in attendance was Columbia's President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim, SGA President Malik Woolfork, and STAR scholar Hailey Chapetta. Nov. 13. Eighth St. and Wabash Ave.

From the ground up: Emanuel, Kim launch student center construction

November 20, 2017

Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim, as well as other college associates, for the Nov. 13 student center groundbreaking ceremony. The new center’s ceremony at the corner of 8th Street and South Wabash Avenue included speeches from Emanuel, Kim, Board of Trustee...

How-to: Be Funny

March 3, 2014

Ask anyone what they look for in a significant other and they'll probably say a sense of humor. But how does one develop comedic chops? Sophomore theater major Sarah Perry shared six key steps to being ...

While you were out

By Ivana Hester

September 10, 2012

Columbia College doesn’t stop getting recognized while students are away on summer vacation. Here’s what you missed while you were out.Hair TriggerHair Trigger, the Fiction Writing Department’s literary magazine, received a gold medal for its 34th issue from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. Since its third issue in 1979, which also received first prize from the CSPA, the magazine has received a total of 30 a...

Racism in the 21st century

By SpencerRoush

March 28, 2011

Young generations are growing up in a society more tolerant of races, genders and lifestyles than at any time previously. But banishing racism from our society’s cultural repertoire has proven unattainable, even for those young people who’ve witnessed more tolerance than any other generation in recent memory.It’s easy to forget racism is rampant among youth while attending Columbia because of its diversity. I’m su...

Two Columbia publications, students receive accolades

By CiaraShook

February 1, 2010

The Fiction Writing Department has once again brought home the gold from the Columbia Scholastic Press Associate competition, with publications Fictionary and Hair Trigger each receiving certificates of achievement.Both publications have received awards  in the past, with Fictionary winning a silver medal in 2008 and Hair Trigger winning the gold crown several times. Students’ literary work and artwork will advance to the ...

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