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Columbia, Chronicle win my personal ‘best friends, best newspaper’ award

By Editor-in-Chief

May 9, 2016

As a graduating senior, I know Columbia College has helped shape me into the adult I hoped to become upon enrolling at the college, and I never could have predicted that I would lead a 40-student staff that would win first place in General Excellence in the state. The Chronicle was one of a few crucial factors in my decision to attend Columbia. And after four years attending the college, I have only grown more thankful fo...

Student winners take over walls of WAC

Student winners take over walls of WAC

May 4, 2016

Three student winners of the Wabash Arts Corridor competition—one banner designer and two student muralists—will become part of the college’s inaugural Big Walls Street Art Festival and be feature...

Security hires to improve safety, but lack of information worrisome

By Editor-in-Chief

May 2, 2016

Upticks in on-campus violence in recent years have caused many college campuses to enforce more stringent security policies and procedures.This year, Columbia has been among the schools reconsidering their security protocols in order to prevent crime on campus. Six new part-time employees, holding the position of “watch commanders,” were hired by the office of Safety & Security during the Fall 2015 Semester in an effo...

Student enrollment, retention need to be higher-ups’ focus

Student enrollment, retention need to be higher-ups’ focus

April 18, 2016

As the Spring 2016 Semester begins to wind down, students, staff and faculty are attempting to imagine what Columbia’s climate will be like next fall. With a handful of new hires or promotions already announced throughout the last several we...

Students deserve clarity on sexual assault resources

By Editor-in-Chief

April 11, 2016

With the month of April marking Sexual Assault Awareness Month nationwide, the college has scheduled several events to spread awareness of the problem of sexual violence on campus.Although these educational efforts are well-intentioned, the events and exhibits alone are not enough to combat the prevalent problem across college campuses.As reported in the story on Page 9, a recent allegation of a campus sexual assault is cur...

Chronicle named No. 1 college paper in Illinois

Chronicle named No. 1 college paper in Illinois

February 29, 2016

The Columbia Chronicle staff of 34 students took home first place for General Excellence along with 22 other awards from the Illinois College Press Association convention Feb. 20.The Chronicle collected ...

Chicago’s HOMME  duo gets home-y

Chicago’s HOMME duo gets home-y

February 29, 2016

Chicago-based HOMME is slithering its way through the city’s music scene with its self-titled debut album, released Nov. 13. Friends Sima Cunningham and Macie Stewart, who both sing and play instruments,...

Student center should be inclusive, but not student-funded

By Editor-in-Chief

February 22, 2016

Columbia students gathered with administrators and representatives of Solomon Cordwell Buenz, the architecture firm that has headed the 11-week programming process for the college’s upcoming student center, for an update on plans for the facility at a Feb. 16 Student Government Association meeting.The college community has repeatedly expressed a desire that the center be a model of “inclusion” that would unify Columbia’s hi...

Collegewide death notices should not be an afterthought

By Editor-in-Chief

February 15, 2016

Members of the college community have recently raised concerns about the school’s failure to announce the deaths of former members of the community.The subject most recently came up at the first Faculty Senate meeting of the Spring 2016 Semester, held on Feb. 12, when Professor Eric May of the Creative Writing Department noted that no announcement had been made of the death of Betty Shiflett.Shiflett, professor emerita of ...

Student fees likely to yield better student collaboration, productivity

By Editor-in-Chief

February 8, 2016

Students and their parents often begrudge increases in student activity fees which pile on top of every other fee we empty our wallets for every semester. But students enrolled for the Fall 2016 Semester may actually get to enjoy—and see—the rewards of those extra dollars paid to the college. Student fees have remained relatively steady in years past at Columbia. Last February, the college saw hikes to U-pass and studen...

CTU, supporters protest budget cuts, layoffs

CTU, supporters protest budget cuts, layoffs

February 8, 2016

Days after rejecting the Board of Education’s latest contract offer, more than 3,000 members and supporters of the Chicago Teacher’s Union protested alleged “toxic swaps,” layoffs and budget cut...

Artists say pay attention to the end of America

February 1, 2016

Columbia’s A+D Gallery Director Meg Duguid and Curator Paul Hopkin hosted an art display Jan. 28, at Averill and Bernard Leviton Gallery. The gallery displayed pieces from three artists: Carol Jacks...

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