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Opinion: Not all feel jolly for the holiday season

Opinion: Not all feel jolly for the holiday season

November 3, 2019

As November begins and the holiday season approaches, the impending arrival of family celebrations are met with a mixture of excitement and apprehension. While many students enjoy seeing their families after...

Let the shenanigans begin: St. Patrick’s Day attracts crowds of underage drinkers

Let the shenanigans begin: St. Patrick’s Day attracts crowds of underage drinkers

March 15, 2019

A young woman with tears streaming down her face leaned over a trash can to heave once more, throwing up the alcohol she consumed earlier that morning. Passersby equally intoxicated ignored the gi...

EDITORIAL: Holidays should be about more than escapism

EDITORIAL: Holidays should be about more than escapism

March 8, 2019

St. Patrick’s Day is rapidly approaching, which means Americans are ready to don “Kiss me, I’m Irish” shirts, dye the Chicago River green and binge-drink from morning to night. Store aisles are...

A Holiday Dilemma: When going home for Thanksgiving means entering a world of pain

A Holiday Dilemma: When going home for Thanksgiving means entering a world of pain

November 20, 2017

After a lifetime of criticism and pressure, 18-year-old Sophie* is still trying to drown out the voices in her head telling her she may not be worthwhile. “What am I doing? How do people think of m...

He knows when you’ve been naughty—Krampus is coming to town

He knows when you’ve been naughty—Krampus is coming to town

December 7, 2015

Instead of receiving coal, naughty kids this Christmas season will face being terrorized by the monster Krampus, thanks to a holiday production the Strangeloop Theatre is scheduled to run Dec. 7–8 and Dec....

Pilsen’s new 606 Records spins unknown artists

Pilsen’s new 606 Records spins unknown artists

November 2, 2015

Many Chicagoans share a fondness for underground music labels, and Pilsen’s newest record store, 606 Records, 1808 S. Allport St., offers a new place to find those records.The record store opened on O...

Jalapeño-stuffed cheeseburgers

Jalapeño-stuffed cheeseburgers

May 12, 2014

I like burgers, especially big burgers with cheese and jalapeños. However, I don’t like it when the cheese melts so much that it drips off the burger. I also hate it when my jalapeños fall out of the b...

Audiofile: Bringing real rap back with Smoke DZA

By Brandon Howard

April 21, 2014

Although his name implies otherwise, Smoke DZA likes weed—a lot. Though his first full-length album Rolling Stoned, released in 2011 with collaborations with A$AP Rocky, Kendrick Lamar and Big K.R.I.T., was named High Times’ Album Of The Year, Smoke is more than just a rapper to listen to while hitting the bong. A Harlem native, Smoke DZA grew up listening to The Notorious B.I.G., Jay Z and Nas, religiously studying their lyrics ...

Columbia helps Bob’s move trees

By Senah Yeboah-Sampong

December 10, 2012

The bicycles and garden boxes that sit in the Columbia-owned lot at the corner of South Wabash Avenue and East Eighth Street have a new roommate, and his name is Bob.Bob’s Christmas Trees has set up shop in Columbia Papermakers’ Garden and bike lot and will be open until Dec. 24. After being forced to relocate from the lot on the corner of Dearborn and Polk streets, co-owner Bob Levy was desperate to find a new home i...

How To: Plan a Vacation

By Dannis Valera

November 19, 2012

As the semester winds down, winter break gets closer and closer. Although a lot of people spend the time at home, it also is prime vacation time. The Chronicle sat with Christie Andersen, the Career Development Specialist at Columbia's Portfolio Center, and asked her for some tips.http://youtu.be/ze6zTICZZ_c

And you get a Humpback whale

By Sophia Coleman

November 12, 2012

In the midst of all the media coverage of the presidential election and Superstorm Sandy was even bigger news—the list of Oprah’s Favorite Things has returned after a two-year hiatus!Michael Kors glam-studded high tops and Brooklyn Piggies gourmet pigs in blankets were just two of the 49 products the billionaire media mogul blabbed about in her list, revealed Nov. 6 on her website. It’s clear these useless items were...

Harry Potter’s Quidditch games come to life

By Cristina Aguirre

November 22, 2010

Students running around with broomsticks, shouting out words like "snitch" and "quaffle" is becoming a common sight on campuses. College students across the nation have proved that the Quidditch is not just a sport for wizards.Quidditch was a mere fictional game in the Harry Potter series by J.K Rowling, but 2005, the game was brought to life by a group of college students at Middlebury University in Vermont. It involves ...

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