The Columbia Chronicle

In perpetuity of ‘awesome’

By Darryl Holliday

May 9, 2011

For anyone with dreams of starting a project, with little means of funding such an endeavor, a new Chicago group may be the missing link between idea and action.Since the first Awesome Foundation began in Boston in 2009, 11 more chapters were added worldwide, including its most recent incarnation in Chicago in April.Submissions, ranging from fun creative projects to social activism, have no particular guidelines and are chosen by ...

Wooing ‘The Princess of Montpensier’

By Drew Hunt

May 2, 2011

Though it may be set against the backdrop of a 16th century battlefield, seasoned French director Bertrand Tavernier’s 25th feature film isn’t so much a war between nations as it is a war between the sexes. Examining the line between male entitlement and female obedience, Tavernier makes room for the kind of rich subtext he’s known for.“The Princess of Montpensier,” based on a classic story of the same name, written...

‘I will carry him in my heart forever’

By LauraNalin

March 8, 2010

A Columbia photography student was found dead on March 2 in the Little Calumet River at 126th Street and Stony Island Avenue. The body was identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office as 20-year-old Jay Polhill, of Lena, Ill.Polhill was last seen outside of his University Center dormitory, 525 S. State St., on Feb. 28. As of press time the cause of death had not yet been released, according to The Chicago Poli...

Missing Columbia student found dead

By LauraNalin

March 4, 2010

A Columbia student, majoring in photography, was found dead on March 2 in the Little Calumet River at 126th Street and Stony Island Avenue. The body was identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office as 20-year-old Jay Polhill, of Lena, Ill.Polhill was last seen outside of his University Center dormitory, 525 S. State St., on Feb. 28. The cause of death has not yet been released, according to The Chicago Police D...

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