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LeAlan Jones Educates the Information Generation | The Columbia Chronicle

October 27, 2014

First year seminar students expected the visiting author of “Our America: Life and Death on the South Side of Chicago” LeAlan Jones, to speak about his book. Instead, he leaves that topic behind an...

Special Olympics Chicago moves  forward with sports complex

Special Olympics Chicago moves forward with sports complex

April 7, 2014

The Illinois Medical District may soon be home to a $31 million Special Olympics sports complex that would increase accessibility to health resources for individuals with disabilities.Special Olympics Chic...

Blood Oath jokes its way to SketchFest

Blood Oath jokes its way to SketchFest

January 27, 2014

Of the 309 sketch comedy troupes that applied to perform in the nation’s largest comedy fest, 159 were chosen—three of which hail from Columbia. Blood Oath, The Sean Miller Explosion and Awkward Silence were chosen to perform at The Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival, also kno...

Local chef takes extreme ‘cookiNG’ online

By Alex Stedman

December 3, 2012

Superstar chefs have taken to the airways in shows such as Food Network’s “Iron Chef” and Bravo’s “Top Chef.” Now Chicago’s Homaro Cantu, executive chef of restaurants iNG and Moto, is doing them one better by producing his own YouTube series that explains how he concocts his signature dishes.Cantu recently launched “CookiNG Under Pressure,” a YouTube series focusing on iNG, which changes its menu every six...

Students should contribute Wikipedia content

By Tyler Davis

October 28, 2012

No college student would include Wikipedia in a bibliography and expect a good grade. Because it’s publicly edited, the website has earned a bad reputation as a source that doesn’t belong in the classroom. But the same reason teachers dismiss it could be used to argue its merits as a valuable academic tool.Some college educators have put their students to work behind the scenes of Wikipedia. Students at Central College in I...

The art of death

By Trevor Ballanger

March 11, 2012

by Trevor BallangerAssistant Arts & Culture EditorThe rooms are filled with blank eyes staring from all around you. A large chandelier made entirely of bones bathes the space with an eerie glow. A powerful sense of death closes in, but the fear subsides.This is “Morbid Curiosity: The Richard Harris Collection,” an all but living art exhibition.A year ago, more than 1,500 prints, sculptures and memorabilia were loane...

Thou shalt copy, Thou shalt paste

By Gabrielle Rosas

January 17, 2012

In the post-digital age, information is shared instantly. Images, stories and music shoot through cyberspace at a rate that would baffle the forefathers of technology. In the last decade, information has become more accessible than decent health care. Most would say it has become a commodity. The Church of Kopimism believes it is holy.Kopimism, a new religion based on the “holy sacrament” of file-sharing, or the sharing of information ...

New laws can’t stop cyber bullies

By Gabrielle Rosas

January 17, 2012

Most people have probably heard sad stories of cyber bullying, ending in self-harm or suicide. In most cases, the harm could not be prevented because of the will of an angry student and the accessibility of the Internet. For the past few years, new laws have been passed across the country to make the consequences of cyber bullying harsher, but this will not be enough.On Jan. 1, House Bill 3281 took effect in Illinois schools. T...

Lobby for free speech

By Luke Wilusz

November 21, 2011

When I first wrote about Congress’s proposed Internet censorship bill a few weeks ago, very few people seemed to be aware of the issue. Luckily for proponents of free speech and an open Internet, there’s been a significant amount of backlash since then from ordinary citizens and corporate tech juggernauts alike in the days leading up to a heated Nov. 16 House of Representatives hearing regarding the Stop Online Piracy ...

Hornswaggler mixes cocktails with art

By Matt Watson

May 8, 2011

Serving drinks like the Upstairs-Downstairs and the Mad Dad, Graham Hogan and Joe Rynkiewicz create specialty cocktails inspired by art. The duo began mixing handcrafted drinks after Hogan concocted Skittle-infused vodka for a group of friends at a party, which was a huge hit. Using their mixing skills, they have created a new way to support the art community in Chicago.Hornswaggler Arts, an art-commerce project founded b...

Insensitive parents protest girl with peanut allergy

By Katy Nielsen

April 17, 2011

Parents of students at Edgewater Elementary School in Volusia County, Fla., wanted one first-grade girl removed from school because they said her life-threatening food allergy was affecting the education and food choices of the rest of the students. According to the Food and Drug Administration, food allergies are on the rise in the U.S.: Approximately 5 percent of children have a food allergy. This is an issue that could pote...

Five adventurous activities to try in Chicago

By Katy Nielsen

March 7, 2011

Spring is fast approaching, and if you’re tired of hibernating this winter, now is the time to get out and try an exciting new activity. Explore Chicago’s wide variety of adventure sports. Here is a guide to some of what Chicago has to offer.1) Scuba diveChicago may not have an ocean, but there are locations throughout the city where you can get scuba certified. Take your education from the indoor pool to the lake and experience an open water dive in Lake Michigan at the end of ...

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