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The Alliance for Community Services shout ‘tax the rich, break up the banks

February 1, 2016

The Alliance for Community Services held a protest Jan. 26 in front of Bank of America at Lawrence & Broadway because Illinois is pouring millions of dollars into banks, which they say allows the 1 p...

The Nick Mazzarella Trio play

Chicago jazz band Nick Mazzarella Trio thrives in local music scene

November 16, 2015

Chicago's Nick Mazzarella Trio has made a mark on the city's jazz scene by playing on local radio stations and music shows since the band formed in 2008. The trio—including Nick Mazzarella, who play...

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 ...

At the Jazz Initiative’s event, Bobbi Wilsyn, the coordinator for voice and choral ensembles at the college, spoke about influential women in jazz. 

Women in jazz celebrated by college community

October 19, 2015

Students, faculty and staff gathered Oct. 15 to listen to and discuss jazz artists at the Center for Black Music Research in the 618 S. Michigan Ave. Building. The event was the second in a series coor...

Pharez Whitted played along with the Willie Pickens Quartet at Hyde Park Jazz Festival held Sept. 26–27

Jazz festival brings Hyde Park to its feet

October 5, 2015

Attendees danced on the pavement of Midway Plaisance Sept. 27 as the Willie Pickens Quartet grooved through the jazz standard “Afro Blue” at the ninth annual Hyde Park Jazz Festival. Pianist Pickens...

“BLOODLINES” will be the first performance of the Dance Presenting Series 2015—2016 season.

Dance Center welcomes return of Stephen Petronio Company

September 28, 2015

The world-renowned Stephen Petronio Company is set to premiere its latest project, “BLOODLINES,” Oct. 1 at Columbia’s Dance Center, 1306 S. Michigan Ave. The Stephen Petronio Company has perfor...

Initiative benefits students across gender spectrum

September 14, 2015

Columbia is known by its students for its diversity and inclusiveness—a reputation the college will strengthen this fall as the Office of Multicultural Affairs launches its Gender Inclusive Initiative across campus.Some parts of the initiative existed prior to this academic year, such as allowing informal name change requests and providing a limited number of all-gender restrooms on campus, but the initiative will expand tho...

‘Furious 7’ a proper sendoff to late star

April 20, 2015

It is hard to believe the “Fast and Furious” franchise has survived 14 years. Since 2001, moviegoers have been treated to fast cars and furious action, usually with mixed results, yet the series has l...

Kids today and all that jazz

Kids today and all that jazz

March 16, 2015

Born in the dark, smoky clubs along 52nd Street in New York City, 18th and Vine streets in Kansas City and the streets of Chicago and New Orleans—jazz is lauded by fans and critics as America’s gr...

Virtual name game sheds light on social norms

Virtual name game sheds light on social norms

February 16, 2015

After “Twilight,” by Stephanie Meyer, was released in 2008, the name “Isabella” became the most popular name for girls in the United States and “Cullen” as a boy’s name soared upward by 3...

CTA cracks down on U-Pass sharing

The Chicago Transit Authority is cracking down on students sharing their U-Passes, confiscating misused cards.

By Assistant Campus Editor

December 1, 2014

In an effort to recoup lost revenue and ensure fair usage, the Chicago Transit Authority is cracking down on students who abuse their U-Passes.The CTA is actively seeking out students who lend their Ventra U...

Jazz saxophonist Ari Brown and bassist Yousef Israel play at Café Logan in Hyde Park, 915 E. 60th St., for a taped broadcast for Chicago jazz radio station 90.9FM WDCB. Brown and Israel played two sets that night.

Ari Brown double set jazzes up Café Logan

November 24, 2014

Many of the jazz greats have died, leaving their records as the only way fans can keep their work alive. However, that is not quite the case in Chicago, where native multi-instrumentalist Ari Brown, 70...

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