The Columbia Chronicle

Lincoln Park High School welcomes music donations, CPS budget cuts still sting

According to a 2014 survey by Raise Your Hand Illinois, a coalition of parents who advocate for better public education, 65 percent of Chicago Public Schools do not meet the recommended two hours of arts education per week.

By Contributing Writer

May 9, 2016

A private donation of materials from the NIB Foundation—formerly the classical music radio station WNIB-FM 97.1—has invigorated the music program at Lincoln Park High School, 2001 N. Orchard St., but staff...

City’s bright new idea raises pollution concerns

Light sources give off electromagnetic radiation of varying frequencies. When a light source gives off more energy, the color temperature is higher and the wavelength is shorter, resulting in a blue color. 

By Contributing Writer

May 2, 2016

Plans to replace 85 percent of Chicago’s high-pressure sodium street lamps with brighter LED lights promise increased energy efficiency, but residents and experts have expressed worries about the project’s...

Kweku Collins sets stage for aspiring Chicago rappers

Kweku Collins will release his first studio album Nat Love on April 8.

By Arts & Culture Reporter

February 22, 2016

Most 18-year-olds do not choose a career path right after high school. Some go to college or start working, but rapper Kweku Collins signed to independent Chicago hip-hop label Closed Sessions when he w...

Young Rising Sons lead singer, Andy Tongren (right), said guitarist Dylan Scott (left) came up with the name for the band when he was at Disney’s Magic Kingdom.

Young Rising Sons on ‘Let the Kids Riot’

October 26, 2015

New Jersey rock quartet Young Rising Sons has released three EPs since signing with Interscope Records and Dirty Canvas in 2013. Andy Tongren fronts the band on lead vocals and guitar and is joined by Dylan...

Counseling less accessible to those who need it most

By Copy editor

September 28, 2015

For students with anxiety, making a phone call can seem like the hardest thing in the world, yet help is only available after a series of phone calls.According to the National Institute of Mental Health, social anxiety disorder affects 15 million American adults. People with social anxiety disorder can find it incredibly difficult to go on with daily life, especially those in college who are expected to be social in meeti...

Browser tab mobs no longer threat

By Lisa Schulz

November 7, 2011

Somewhere buried beneath 12 Internet browser tabs lies the user’s long-lost, original intention of commanding a computer to hum to life. Several hours and many tabs later, an exasperated sigh comes from the typical, modern-day Web surfer. If only there was a quicker way to catch the best waves in the infinite website sea.With a similar thought, three Columbia graduates and one student applied to be part of MentorMob.com,...

City offers unique program for gang-affected youth

By Darryl Holliday

October 25, 2010

The city is putting a new philosophy into action with high school youth affected by gang violence.The Chicago Police Department’s Gang School Safety Team, which initially began among 25 schools in CPD’s Area 1 this March, is expanding to include schools in Area 2 as well. Combined, the two areas cover the entire South Side.The program is a unique collaboration between CPD, Chicago Public Schools and the Cook County Juv...

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