The Columbia Chronicle

Making murals, enticing communities

By Emily Ornberg

October 22, 2012

In a city famous for skyscrapers and el trains, colorful murals in Chicago’s neighborhoods create a sense of cultural community.Over the years, the Chicago Public Art Group has curated numerous thought-provoking murals, mosaics and sculptures that stand as milestones in Chicago’s public art journey. Now the group is preparing for its 40th anniversary this November.Maria Gaspar, an artist from CPAG and instructor at the S...

Columbia fitness classes free to be fit

By Nader Ihmoud

September 19, 2011

Students who want to get fit for free need to look no further. Begin the week learning self–defense followed by Vinyasa Yoga, and end the week doing Hip-Hop Hustle dance moves. Columbia now offers four free fitness classes for Columbia and Roosevelt University students, Monday through Friday. at 731 S. Plymouth Court.The college offered classes in previous years but this is the first time they will be held in a single spot....

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