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Upcoming panel to educate, encourage local artists

Upcoming panel to educate, encourage local artists

December 5, 2016

A common conception among Chicago creatives is that they need to move to the coasts to be successful in their field. A local group of filmmakers, bloggers, podcasters and more are trying to change that by...

Sir the Baptist to ‘Raise Hell’ as Manifest headliner

Sir the Baptist to ‘Raise Hell’ as Manifest headliner

By Campus Reporter

April 11, 2016

Local gospel rapper Sir the Baptist said he is ready to make students dance to his upbeat music as Manifest’s headliner set on May 13 at Columbia’s annual urban arts showcase.His appearance was ann...

From alleyways to galleries

By Arts & Culture Editor

March 14, 2016

A crumpled bag of Cheetos, some balled-up t-shirts and maybe a PlayStation. In the mess of a student’s dirty dorm room, one icon shines through the clutter: a concert poster from a favorite band.“The concert poster represents a tangible connection to part of their identity,” said Dan MacAdam, illustrator and founder of Crosshair Silkscreen Printing and Design. “They can put it up in their room and display it to their frie...

Columbia Presents CoffeeHousePR Panel

November 9, 2015

Columbia’s PRSSA hosted an Alumni panel on the second floor of the 33 E. Congress Building Nov. 4. During the panel, Columbia graduates discussed why it’s important to do internships before graduat...

‘1984’ is timely­—Big Brother’s threat remains

‘1984’ is timely­—Big Brother’s threat remains

October 19, 2015

Steppenwolf for Young Adults is set to open its 2015–2016 season with a multimedia adaptation of George Orwell’s landmark dystopian novel “1984” Oct. 21 at the Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Hals...

Holds on marijuana licenses will not stop HerbFront’s debut

Holds on marijuana licenses will not stop HerbFront’s debut

January 26, 2015

HerbFront, a member of Elmspring’s accelerator program, is set to debut its website the first week of February. However, Gov. Bruce Rauner’s delay to issue business licenses for the distribution and c...

‘No Genre’ music seminar brings B.o.B, DJ MoonDawg to campus

‘No Genre’ music seminar brings B.o.B, DJ MoonDawg to campus

By Assistant Campus Editor

November 17, 2014

The Student Programming Board partnered with Atlantic Records to bring a panel of distinguished members of the hip-hop community to campus.Hip-hop artists Bobby Ray Simmons Jr., who performs under the name B...

Internship fair proves vital for all students

Internship fair proves vital for all students

October 6, 2014

Students and members of Chicago’s theater community descended on Studio 404 in the 72 E. 11th St. Building for the college’s annual theater Fall Internship Fair on Sept. 29. The fair included about ...

Athlete perseveres toward ownership

Athlete perseveres toward ownership

September 8, 2014

Despite growing up poor in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood, international basketball star Bobby Dixon used his early struggles as fuel to take over a local business.Dixon currently runs Bobby Dee’s...

The day the music died: How the recording industry is coping with digital piracy

The day the music died: How the recording industry is coping with digital piracy

December 12, 2012

It was March, 1990, years before illegal file-sharing began compromising the music industry. According to a former Warner Bros. Records executive, a company representative was waiting to meet the dir...

Alumnus releases app, Columbia to implement new mobile media major

By Lisa Schulz

April 29, 2012

Recall the evolution of technology during the past year. Now imagine the technological innovations of the last two decades. Now consider the software learned and used in college being completely phased out 17 years after graduation.Mark Dascoli, a 1999 Columbia graduate, did technical work during his time at the college by maintaining The Chronicle’s website in 1996. He then took a position as a quality assurance engineer at Ap...

Magic and mystery, Chicago’s history

By Sophia Coleman

January 23, 2012

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, come one, come all to see the spectacle and wonder that Chicago’s magic history revealed.From the full service magic shop, Magic Inc., 5082 N. Lincoln Ave., to one of Chicago’s oldest restaurants, O’Donovan’s, 2100 W. Irving Park Road, it is no secret that sleight of hand is alive and well in the city.“[The magic scene] is very strong,” said Jay Collen, a magician and demonst...

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