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Local Chicago Two Live Crew cover band, Too White Crew, performed at last year’s Mayfest celebration in Lakeview. The band returns for this year’s celebration on May 16.

Mayfest kicks off summer festival season in Chicago

May 11, 2015

With temperatures warming and the sun revealing itself after months of hiding, StarEvents’ annual Lakeview Mayfest event, 3100 N. Ashland Ave., is jump starting the outdoor festival season May 15–17.Fea...

Researchers crack case on age-old arthritis myth

May 1, 2015

Of all the white lies parents tell their children, one of the most widespread is that knuckle-cracking can cause arthritis. However, new research at the University of Alberta has disproved this myth and dis...

Shantel Cribbs and Jina Katura of ConSoul perform to a full audience during Columbia’s Got Talent on April 22 at Stage Two in the 618 S. Michigan Ave. Building.

Standing room only at Columbia’s Got Talent

April 27, 2015

Stage Two, in the 618 S. Michigan Ave. Building, reached capacity on April 22 as performers took to the spotlight for Columbia’s Got Talent, an annual talent competition hosted by the Columbia Urban...

Game developer Brianna Wu spoke to the college on April 8 about sexism in the gaming industry.

GamerGate victim visits campus

April 13, 2015

To most, GamerGate is a controversy that brought sexism in the video game industry to national attention. For game developer Brianna Wu, it is her life.In an April 8 discussion titled “Choose your Character...


College inches forward in administrative searches

March 30, 2015

Nearly all of Columbia’s top administrators have left the college since President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim took office in fall 2013.With the March 13 departure of Alicia Berg, former vice president of Campu...

Veteran society receives national recognition

Veteran society receives national recognition

March 16, 2015

The college’s Student Veterans Society has been named Chapter of the Month by the Student Veterans of America, a national organization that provides various resources for military veterans in higher edu...

Columbia’s Black Student Union | The Columbia Chronicle

March 9, 2015

Columbia's Black Student Union hosted its Blackout: Black Light Edition on March 5 in the Conway Center at 1104 S. Wabash Building. The Black Student Union sat down with The Chronicle to speak about th...

New DePaul basketball arena, Marriott hotel move to McCormick Place

By Metro Reporter

March 2, 2015

McCormick Place may be seeing the beginning construction of two adjacent neighbors this summer. Construction of the new DePaul University basketball arena and Marriott hotel, 625 S. Ashland Ave., will begin in July. The arena and hotel are being built along with the new Green Line stop at Cermak Road, and the event center will open in the fall of 2016, according to a Sept. 13, 2013, Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Autho...

Mayoral candidates lose steam without Rahm

Cook County Commissioner and mayoral candidate Jesus “Chuy” Garcia spoke at the Portage Park Neighborhood Association-sponsored mayoral forum at the Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox Ave. 

By Metro Reporter

February 23, 2015

Every mayoral candidate aside from incumbent Mayor Rahm Emanuel appeared Feb. 16 at a forum held at the American Irish Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox Ave. At the forum, sponsored by the Portage Park Nei...


Rational Dress Society’s JUMPSUIT jumps up new Kickstarter campaign

February 23, 2015

The Rational Dress Society, a collaborative clothing company, launched a Kickstarter campaign in February to fund the production of its Chicago-made jumpsuits to alter the way people think about fashi...

The Portfolio Center, 623 S. Wabash Ave., gave the 2015 Weisman Award to 15 winners. Each recipient is given $2,000 as support to fund and finish current projects.

Projects kickstarted with Weisman Award

February 16, 2015

Fifteen Columbia students were named recipients on Feb. 6 of the annual prestigious Weisman Award, a financial assistance award given to fund media projects.The recipients included both graduate and u...

“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 ...

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