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Bronzeville’s Sir The Baptist tackles religion and violence in new single

William James Stokes has been pursuing activist efforts since his father got him involved as a child, he said. 

By Dana Mack

November 16, 2015

William James Stokes, a Bronzeville native better known for his fusion of gospel and hip-hop music under the moniker Sir the Baptist, released his new single “Wake Up” through streaming service TID...

Hip hop roots not forgotten at ‘Permanent Record’

“Permanent Record: Chicago Hip Hop Kulture” features articles of clothing, fliers, musical samples and other cultural artifacts related to Chicago hip hop culture.

By Arts & Culture Reporter

October 12, 2015

“Permanent Record: Chicago Hip Hop Kulture” is an interactive four-week festival at the Hairpin Arts Center, 2810 N. Milwaukee Ave., celebrating four decades of hip hop evolution in Chicago. In addit...

Upcoming Sam Smith release more commercial, less genuine

By Managing Editor

October 5, 2015

A little more than a year has passed since singer-songwriter and four-time Grammy winner Sam Smith's soulful croonings and longing lyrics burst onto the U.S. mainstream music market.His debut album, In The Lonely Hour, debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 after its May 26, 2014, release. The album, catapulted to success by Smith's hit single "Stay With Me" and collaboration with English electronic music duo Disclosure on the s...

Communication is crucial between the college and its students

By Kyra Senese, Editor-in-Chief

September 14, 2015

Columbia is known for welcoming students to the college in fun, eccentric and creative ways. Welcome Week, Vice President of Student Success Mark Kelly’s famed “Hell yeah!” Liturgy and Convocation encourage students to embrace their campus. Some Chronicle staff members will not recall such easy-breezy memories of their first week of the school year, however, thanks to new interview policies that have not been so welco...

Cycling accidents increase when pedal meets metal

By The Columbia Chronicle

October 1, 2012

Chicago cyclists might have to double-up on their protective gear because according to city data, biking accidents have been continually rising since 2001.With more cyclists on the road, the Chicago Police Department has seen a 38 percent increase in bicycle accident reports between 2001 and 2011, according to a report released by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning in 2011.Since 2005, there have been 1,000 repor...

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