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Thalia Hall, 1807 S. Allport St., will be screening one part of the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy and hosting a Middle Earth-inspired dinner each night from March 20–22. 

Three hobbits walk into a bar…

March 5, 2018

Fans will soon be able to follow Frodo through the Shire and eat like hobbits during a three-day “Lord of the Rings” movie marathon in Pilsen.Thalia Hall, 1807 S. Allport St., will be screening on...

Student gains internship with Chicago Feminist Film Festival

By Kaci Watt

March 2, 2018

The annual Chicago Feminist Film Festival, running its third year March 7–9 at Film Row Cinema, 1104 S. Wabash Ave., features three days of feature-length and short films by female, LGBTQ and minority directors that promote feminism. Sophomore music major Emma Young earned an internship with the festival in December 2017 as press liaison and opening night event coordinator. The Chronicle spoke to Young about her intern...

Christie Andersen Asif, executive director of Career Initiatives at the Portfolio Center, said approximately 50 percent of interns nationwide are hired by the company they interned for.

College to offer scholarships to unpaid interns

November 16, 2015

Columbia is encouraging its students to pursue internship opportunities with the launch of its “Columbia Internships Challenge,” which will award a $2,500 scholarship to 140 students with unpaid internshi...

Jerel Ballard, Student Government Association president and junior journalism major, said while it is sad to leave SGA, he is excited to pursue his end goals.

SGA President steps down

November 16, 2015

Tears were shed by the Student Government Association’s executive board during its Nov. 10 meeting at The Loft, 916 S. Wabash Ave., after SGA President Jerel Ballard announced he would resign from his ...

Former college advisor Robert Blinn said he thinks the Mary Blinn Retrospective will give students, faculty and staff an idea of how versatile his late wife was in the arts. 

Library honors Mary Blinn with artwork retrospective

October 12, 2015

A retrospective art exhibition for the late Mary Blinn, former assistant to the chair of the Music Department, opened Oct. 9, showcasing a wide variety of her creative works including art, poetry, mus...


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...

Internship fair proves vital for all students

Students speak with industry professionals at the Theatre Department internship fair on Sept. 29 in Studio 404 at the 72 E. 11th St. Building, in hopes of getting an internship opportunity with the participating companies. 

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 ...

Don’t condone ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

By Editorial Board

October 4, 2010

Of all the promises President Barack Obama made during his campaign, the pledge to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” echoed loudest. He was the first president to set real goals toward achieving gay rights, and the plan to end the discriminatory practice was a crucial step in the right direction.As has been the case with many of Obama’s campaign promises, though, the repeal of the military’s policy against openly gay...

Fashion-forward summer in NYC with Harper’s Bazaar

By DerekKucynda

September 21, 2009

The fashion magazine industry might strive for perfection, but it’s not as bad as The Devil Wears Prada makes it seem.With tons of applicants hoping to land a summer internship at Harper’s Bazaar, only two interns were chosen to work in the magazine’s art department,  located in Midtown Manhattan. One of the interns was senior graphic design major David Held. His responsibilities included laying out pages and maint...

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