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Featured Artist: Rebecca Brunner | The Columbia Chronicle

November 17, 2014

Sophomore music major Rebecca Brunner talks about her new video series "At a Glance" and how Columbia has opened doors for her as a singer/songwriter. Brunner has performed covers of top artists, such a...

Mayor Emanuel announced new legislation in effort to reform sentencing laws for low-level drug offenses in Chicago at a press conference on Sept. 24.

Mayor disagrees with challenger on Marijuana Legalization

October 6, 2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel called on the state legislature to reform sentencing laws for low-level drug offenses, which received an unexpected response from Karen Lewis, a possible mayoral candidate, saying she wanted...

The crowd cheers March 1 as the National Anthem is played before the Chicago Blackhawks and Pittsburgh Penguins face off at Solider Field. 

Chicago Blackhawks take stadium series by storm

March 10, 2014

The 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series found a home in the Bears' den as it hosted the Chicago Blackhawks and Pittsburgh Penguins in an outdoor game at Soldier Field, 1410 Museum Campus Drive, on Mar...

NLRB trial concludes

By Alexandra Kukulka

December 3, 2012

by Lindsey Woods & Alexandra KukulkaThe legal proceedings involving Columbia’s part-time faculty union and the college resumed Nov. 27 after a month-long hiatus.Testimony on Nov. 27 and Nov. 28 concluded the trial in National Labor Relations Board court under administrative law judge Geoffrey Carter. His final decision concerning P-Fac’s accusations that the college is not bargaining in good faith will be announced Jan...

Student project benefits reservation

By Alexandra Kukulka

November 26, 2012

What started as a class assignment for one Columbia student became the genesis of a project to benefit others.Daniel Wessell, a junior photography major, created the Lakota Spirit Project to provide programs  to stimulate economic growth and foster a higher standard of living for the Oglala Sioux tribe on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, which he said is one of the poorest reservations in the country.Wes...

Judy Biggert campaign update, 11th District

By The Columbia Chronicle

November 6, 2012

With polling places having closed at 7 p.m. CST, the 11th district congressional race between Democrat Bill Foster and Republican Judy Biggert is predicted by some to be the closest congressional race in Illinois.The 11th district has been remapped in 2010 to include DuPage, Kane, Will and Kendal counties. After the remapping, the district, which now includes Aurora and Joliet, is rumored to favor Foster.Biggert is battli...

There’s a ‘First Time’ for everything

By Trevor Ballanger

October 22, 2012

Whether it happened in a candle-lit hotel room with Marvin Gaye playing on the radio or in the backseat of a Mustang after the Homecoming dance, most people have memorable stories about losing their virginity.In the play “My First Time” by Los Angeles playwright Ken Davenport, four actors retell true stories of sexual initiation submitted to MyFirstTime.com, a website created by film director Peter Foldy. The play ran off-B...

NATO Protesters Clash with Police

By Brent Lewis

May 23, 2012

NATO protesters began their largest march of the NATO summit, Sunday, May 20, 2012 underneath the Pertillo Band Shell in Grant Park which led them to the cross section of Michigan and Cermak, where things became tense between the police and protesters. A small series of clashes took place between police and protesters, leaving many protesters injured and even bloody in some cases.[kml_flashembed publishmethod="dynamic" fversion="1...

Student Injured by Manifest Installation

By Brent Lewis

May 2, 2012

Brent Lewis | THE CHRONICLEA student was injured Wednesday afternoon in the A and D gallery while installing art for the Manifest celebration. Witnesses at the scene say the front display collapsed because of too much weight from the front half of the display. Ambulances and fire crews reported to the scene and the student was removed from the scene on a stretcher into the back of an ambulance....

Stand Off in Uptown

By Brent Lewis

December 8, 2011

Four people were arrested after a six-hour standoff on Dec. 5 on the 4600 block of North Broadway. Three individuals barricaded themselves in a building around 4:15 after another individual involved in a firearms investigation, was arrested six hours earlier. The individuals involved were “wanted” and Town Hall District officers and ATF agents were notified that they were in the Chicago area. The incident caused the CTA ...

Urban Dolorosa

By Brent Lewis

November 9, 2011

Urban Dolorosa is a multimedia ceremony to honor the school age children and teenagers that were killed by violence over the past 3 school years in Chicago. The ceremony took place in 5 locations throughout the city and brought together all groups of people to honor those they have lost to violence. Urban Dolorosa included a musical choir, poetry and photographs. The piece brought out many individuals to pay their respects incl...

Occupy Chicago 2011: Michigan Avenue Protest

By Brent Lewis

October 12, 2011

A rush hour protest erupted from five different parts of the loop. All with different agendas, but with the overall same goal, to create change in the city of Chicago. Members of unions, Occupy Chicago and many other organizations flooded the streets of Chicago, October 11, 2011, from five different areas all to meet up at the Art Institute's Modern Wing.[kml_flashembed publishmethod="dynamic" fversion="10.1.8276" useexpressinstal...

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