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“The Voices”

“The Voices” wickedly futile and wholly original

February 16, 2015

Simultaneously gruesome, surreal, quirky and hilarious, “The Voices” is an unwanted horror comedy offspring at the Sundance Film Festival circuit and a ready-made cult classic. Directed by Marjane ...

Mayoral candidate Willie Wilson spoke to supporters during a luncheon at Maggiano’s Banquets, 111 W. Grand Ave.

Willie Wilson speaks candidly at luncheon

February 9, 2015

In his thick Louisiana accent, mayoral candidate Willie Wilson addressed a small, mostly black crowd including many clergy on Feb. 5 at Maggiano’s Banquets, 111 W. Grand Ave. He talked of the 2013 Chica...

Industry Events out, Portfolio Day in: College redefines networking events

By Campus Editor

February 9, 2015

Industry Events, the college’s annual series of networking events geared toward introducing graduating seniors to industry professionals, has seen its last day.In its place, Columbia is set to debut Portfolio Day, an event that will give students time to review portfolios with professionals, on April 30. Instead of several events occurring over the course of several weeks like Industry Events, Portfolio Day will only oc...

Winter Farmers Market Brings Vendors Indoors | The Columbia Chronicle

February 2, 2015

The Chicago Green City Market is an indoor farmers market located at the Peggy Notebaert Museum (2430 N. Cannon Dr.) in Lincoln Park.The customers and food vendors are delighted by year-round indoor setup, which provides them an opportunity to buy and sell fresh produce.The market will run two Saturdays per month through April.For more information and calendar visit: www.greencitymarket.org

Kevin Hart’s homophobia reflects bigger issue

By Campus Editor

February 2, 2015

Stand-up comedian Kevin Hart has played many roles, but there is one role he claims he will never play: a gay man.Hart has gained a strong fan base that seems to support most of his career ventures with his appearances in popular films and several TV shows, but in a recent interview with “The Breakfast Club” on Power 105.1, Hart said he will never play a gay character—and even turned down one such role in 2008’s blo...

SGA

SGA to hold first meeting of semester

February 2, 2015

Having spent much of the Fall 2014 semester forging a relationship with the college community, the Student Government Association is reconvening Feb. 3 for its first senate meeting of the new semester. L...

The online documentary film series “The School Project” explores the issues faced in public school systems nationwide.

Web series addresses Chicago Public School closings

February 2, 2015

in 2013, Chicago Public Schools announced that 49 elementary schools would be shut down due to budget cuts.When the news broke, five film production companies began what is now known as “The School Project,...

LGBTQ leaders seek national training

By Campus Editor

February 2, 2015

Several students have been selected to receive special training in leadership for their demonstration of LGBTQ activism on campus.Five members of Common Ground, Columbia’s LGBTQ organization, will be attending the National Conference on LGBTQ Equality: Creating Change, an annual gathering of more than 3,500 activists and allies run by the National LGBTQ Task Force Feb. 4–8. The conference provides seminars and other skill-...

No refuge for degenerates in ‘The Boy Next Door’

No refuge for degenerates in ‘The Boy Next Door’

February 2, 2015

Considering the premise of “The Boy Next Door,” its only hope is that the filmmakers take a deep plunge into the story to make the movie either a calamity of hilarious proportions or another surpris...

Photography alumna Barbara Diener introduced her work Jan. 26 at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in the 600 S. Michigan Ave. Building for the opening reception of the “What Remains” exhibit.

Photography alumna finds home away from home

February 2, 2015

When 2013 photography alumna Barbara Diener’s father died, the artist felt compelled to reconnect with her heritage and reminisce about Mechernich, the small town in Germany where she grew up. Diener ...

College experiences administrative shake-up

Administrative Changes

By Campus Editor

January 26, 2015

The college experienced a stream of employment changes at the administrative level while students and staff were away from campus during winter break.Susan Marcus, associate vice president of Academic ...

Mark Grba, an investigator from Chicago’s Office of Inspector General (left), Jim Nagle, an adjunct professor in the English Department (middle) and Mark Klein, a P-Fac elections committee chairperson and an adjunct faculty member in the Art + Design Department, (right) returned to the 600 S. Michigan Ave. Building with the ballots from the Jan. 21 election.

P-Fac vote spurs union investigation

January 26, 2015

After a month of its leadership campaigning for separation, the Part-Time Faculty union has voted to disaffiliate from its parent union, the Illinois Education Association-National Education Associatio...

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