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Mary-Arrchie Theatre to say goodbye after three decades

Mary-Arrchie Theatre to say goodbye after three decades

September 8, 2015

After 30 years as an alternate theatre staple, the Mary-Arrchie Theatre Company will close its doors in August 2016 as developers reconstruct the building, terminating all of its business leases, according to Richard Cotovsky, founder and artistic director of the theater. Cotovsky is a na...

Two men watch from the window of an apartment as Jennifer Hudson performs at Chicago Pride Fest in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago, Ill., on Saturday, June 21, 2014. (Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune/MCT)

Pride Parade may see its final year in Lakeview

May 11, 2015

The 46th annual Chicago Pride Parade, scheduled for June 28, may leave its usual Lakeview location after this year. The mayor’s office, Alderman Tom Tunney (44th Ward) and Alderman James Cappleman (46th Ward) have ...

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‘New Bitches’ come to town

March 16, 2015

Jackie Baker glanced at her phone before erupting into a fit of cackles. “Asia’s coming,” Baker said. “She’s wearing her ‘power pants!’” Baker is a sophomore music major and a photographer ...


Brainport device supplements sensory substitution

February 9, 2015

While there are a wide range of devices and systems available for the visually impaired, few are able to replicate vision. The Brainport device, originally developed in 2007 to help maintain balance,...

No refuge for degenerates in ‘The Boy Next Door’

No refuge for degenerates in ‘The Boy Next Door’

February 2, 2015

Considering the premise of “The Boy Next Door,” its only hope is that the filmmakers take a deep plunge into the story to make the movie either a calamity of hilarious proportions or another surpris...

Xcend, Columbia’s show choir, performed popular song covers Dec. 4 at the Conaway Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave., during “Spectrum,” the group’s third annual benefit concert. The event raised money for the Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St., an LGBTQ community center in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood. This year, Xcend raised more than $300, according to Alex Heffner, a junior public relations major and the vocal director for Xcend.

Show choir hosts benefit for the Center on Halsted

December 8, 2014

People packed into the Conaway Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave., chatting as they munched on cotton candy and popcorn. The buzzing of conversation ceased and the crowd turned its attention to the stage as the ...

Heritage Bicycles General Store will open its new branch, Heritage Outpost, 1325 W. Wilson Ave., under the new FLATS high-rise in Uptown later in November.

Local bike shop, cafe hybrid expands to Uptown

November 17, 2014

Melissa and Michael Salvatore, co-owners of Heritage Bicycles General Store in Lakeview, are set to open Heritage Outpost, a new branch of their original bicycle and coffee shop, in Uptown by the end ...

Athlete Profile: Rilwan Bakare

Rilwan Bakare

By Assistant Sports & Health Editor

October 13, 2014

RILWAN BAKARE, A Chicago native and former Texas Wesleyan University Rams power forward, was introduced to basketball by one of his cousins at 10 years old. As Bakare grew up, he learned the fundamentals...

Pride Parade

Lakeview may lose Pride

October 6, 2014

 Following complaints of crime, crowds and trash, Lakeview residents may see Chicago’s annual Pride Parade move from iconic Boystown to downtown Chicago.In August, Alderman Tom Tunney (44th Ward) as...

First-Year Seminar director resigns

By Campus Editor

September 2, 2014

First-Year Seminar, the college’s required introductory course for freshman students, will see several changes during the upcoming academic year as its leadership and direction shift.Douglas Reichert Powell, the director of FYS, announced his immediate resignation from the position at the department’s Aug. 13 faculty forum.Michael Lawrence, a FYS lecturer and former assistant director of FYS, has been named the acting director. Lisa...

Chicago French Market, 131 N. Clinton St., which is owned by Bensidoun USA Inc. and operates year-round, has 30 distinct vendors who sell of locally grown French foods.

Paris visits Chicago with fresh food markets

May 5, 2014

As Chicago finally emerges from the antisocial horrors of Chiberia, perennial farmers markets are blooming throughout the city. Outdoor markets are a seasonal treat that highlight local vendors and com...

President Kwang-Wu Kim discusses the college’s deficit, enrollment rates and rising tuition costs April 8 during his State of the College address. The college has cut its $3.5 million deficit by $2 million in the last year, according to Interim Chief Financial Officer Richard Dowsek. 

College’s million-dollar deficit shrinks

April 22, 2014

Despite falling enrollment and rising tuition, Columbia’s budgetary turbulence may finally be stabilizing. An unexpected combination of better than predicted enrollment numbers, increased tuition cost and decreased departmental spending has reduced the college’s $3.5 million de...

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