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Crowdfunding Crayons: Teachers get creative to provide for students

Crowdfunding Crayons: Teachers get creative to provide for students

October 10, 2016

Teresa Jay did not expect to have to pay to do her job. When she began working as an art teacher at Perkins Bass Elementary School in Englewood with several hundred public school students, her school ...

9/11 victims’ families should not be allowed to sue Saudis

9/11 victims' families should not be allowed to sue Saudis

By Managing Editor

October 3, 2016

Congress overrode President Barack Obama's veto for the first time in his presidency, and it is hard to think of a worse occasion. After a 97-1 vote in the Senate and 348-77 in the House, a controversia...

The Chronicle sits down for an exclusive interview with the 2016 commencement speakers

May 20, 2016

The Columbia Chronicle sat down with three of the five 2016 commencement speakers May 13 in the 916 S. Wabash Ave. Building to discuss their thoughts about life as an artist and what college students should ex...

Southwest Airlines staff conducts silent protest for new contract

By Multimedia Editor

May 20, 2016

Hundreds of Southwest Airlines employees protested slow contract negotiations May 18 outside the company’s annual shareholders meeting.The Southwest Airlines Pilots’ Association, which represents the carrier’s pilots, has been in negotiations with Southwest for nearly four years. Pilots have also not received a pay raise since 2011.Jonathan Weaks, president of Southwest Pilots’ Association, said a new contract mus...

Students perform at HAUS for “A Capella” Ensemble | The Columbia Chronicle

May 9, 2016

Students in the Breakaway class in the music department organized the “A Capella” Ensemble performance May 9 at the Haus located in the 623 S. Wabash Ave., Building.The performance was directed by...

Chasing the dream at 30

By Multimedia Editor

May 9, 2016

My journey to becoming a journalist started four-and-a-half years ago. I was working at an Employee Assistance Program as a gambling addiction counselor on LaSalle Street for corporate America. I won’t say how much money I was making at that job, but it was more than the minimum wage that I make today.I was so burned out by counseling this person for substance abuse and that person for depression that I said, “This i...

Fans flock to Grant Park for the second year to experience the NFL Draft

May 2, 2016

The 2016 NFL Draft kicked off April 28 at Roosevelt University’s Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress Parkway, where dozens of NFL prospects waited patiently for their names to be called.Thousands of ...

Cubs hit home run in home opener | The Columbia Chronicle

April 15, 2016

The Chicago Cubs played their home opener April 11 at Wrigley Field against the Cincinnati Reds.  Fans arrived early and gathered near the stadium at local restaurants as they eagerly waited for doors...

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month celebrated through art and political discussion

April 11, 2016

The office of Asian-American Cultural Affairs hosted an event April 8 at the Averill and Bernard Leviton Gallery, 619 S. Wabash Ave. “Falling In: A Teach-In for Students from China” discussed social ...

Natalie Y. Moore debuts her newest book | The Columbia Chronicle

April 4, 2016

WBEZ reporter Natalie Y. Moore hosted a book reading and discussion of her latest book, “The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation,” March 20 at Columbia’s 33 E. Congress Parkway B...

The first annual traveling Cheesetopia was held on April 12, 2015, in Milwaukee, where attendees could sample and purchase cheeses from more than 40 vendors for $25. This year’s event is to be held April 10 in Chicago with tickets for $75, as admission includes an open bar and free onsite parking.

Cheesetopia Chicago to be ‘Gouda’ time

February 29, 2016

Cheese, a staple of the Midwest, is a food that many would say is deserving of its own festival, and Chicago foodies will have their wishes granted when Cheesetopia is set to visit the city for the first ti...

Board of trustees gains two new members

Jimmy Chamberlin, CEO of Blue J Strategies and a founder of the Smashing Pumpkins’ band, was inducted as a new board of trustees member Feb.4.

By Campus Reporter

February 22, 2016

The college’s Board of trustees recently elected two new board members with backgrounds in music, business, technology and investment management.  Jimmy Chamberlin, the Grammy Award-winning musician a...

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