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This year, Lincoln Park Zoo will introduce its inaugural Dessert Fest at the zoo, using confections, entertainment and exhibits to raise funds for free admission to continue.

Coffee and donuts with your favorite furry friends at zoo’s first Dessert Fest

September 13, 2019

Lincoln Park Zoo lovers will be able to indulge their sweet tooth while spending time with their favorite animal as part of the zoo's latest fundraising effort. As one of only three free zoos l...

Series seeks to engage students in math and science research

Series seeks to engage students in math and science research

September 24, 2018

Local scientists and professors will expose students and the public to new mathematical and scientific research during the fall 2018 Science and Mathematics Colloquium Series. The series, which invites distinguished speakers to present current research in their fields, take...

College campuses: Green, clean, money-saving machines

College campuses: Green, clean, money-saving machines

September 24, 2018

What happened to the environmental movement at Columbia? Once a leader, the college is losing ground to one of its biggest competitors. Columbia once emphasized its on-campus environmental sustainability initiatives with pride, but now the practices have been brushed unde...

A penguin takes an early morning swim at the Robert and Mayari Pritzker Penguin Cove in Lincoln Park Zoo. 2001 N. Clark St. Thursday, Sept. 7.

Love lives of penguins at Lincoln Park Zoo captivate readers

September 11, 2017

Pilchard was devastated when Robben broke up with him and he would haunt their former home only to be shooed away by Robben’s new partner Preston. After wallowing in his loneliness, Pilchard found a f...

Editor's Note: School of Media Arts buries its lead

Editor’s Note: Columbia needs these New Year’s Resolutions

January 23, 2017

There is no debate that 2016 was an eventful year for both Columbia and the country, with positive and negative changes. In 2017, the college needs to reflect on what happened at Columbia in the pas...

Notable Native: Anthony Nielsen

Nielsen poses for a picture with a polar bear on his trip with Polar Bears  International’s Climate Alliance. 

By metro reporter

November 23, 2015

Anthony Nielsen has worked as lead keeper of carnivores at Lincoln Park Zoo, 2001 N. Clark St., since 2010, but has worked at the zoo since 2000. Nielsen said his favorite parts of the job include inte...

One-night gallery showcases student photographers’ work on SZA tour

Jameel Bridgewater, a senior design major, and Bryce Thompson, a junior cinema art + science major, were selected to photograph recording artist SZA during her Red Bull Sound Select Tour Sept. 15–20. 

By Campus Reporter

October 5, 2015

Following a week-long trip photographing Top Dawg Entertainment artist SZA on her Red Bull Sound Select Tour Sept. 15–20, students Jameel Bridgewater and Bryce Thompson received recognition for their wo...

James Meyers

Alumnus fossil work influences summer course

April 20, 2015

James Meyers, a 2011 alumnus, directed a documentary with a lasting effect on Columbia. His film, “Past the Painted Desert,” is about Arizona’s Petrified Forest National Park.To research for the fi...

Western lowland gorilla Bahati of Lincoln Park Zoo, 2001 N. Clark St., holds her daughter, Bella, who was born at the zoo Feb. 24. Maureen Leahy, primate curator at the zoo, said Bella spends her days nursing and sleeping.

Lincoln Park Zoo Welcomes Newborn Gorilla

March 9, 2015

BAHATI, A WESTERN lowland gorilla gave birth Feb. 24 at the Lincoln Park Zoo, allowing zoo visitors the opportunity to see the newborn named Bella beginning March 7. The zoo, located at 2001 N. Clark St.,...

Internet exercises get mixed reviews from fitness experts

Online workouts are not guaranteed to give desired results

By Zareen Syed

April 7, 2014

With the help of online gurus and free home-workout YouTube channels, fitness fiends can get exercise instruction and motivation from the comfort of their own homes.However, these increasingly popular on...

Improvements to suburban transit could boost

Improvements to suburban transit could boost economy

March 17, 2014

Plans to improve the transit system in a western suburb could draw more people to the city and encourage economic development.Melrose Park’s Broadway Avenue Corridor, located on Broadway Avenue from No...

Chicago residents’ newest neighbors

By The Columbia Chronicle

September 10, 2012

A mild winter and poor garbage upkeep throughout the city’s neighborhoods have led to a dramatic increase in Chicago’s brown rat population, according to Chicago ecologists.Complaints to City Hall have risen drastically, forcing crews to respond more quickly to 311 calls regarding the rat problem. Calls this year have risen from 12,375 in 2011 to 15,895—a 28 percent increase, according to Matt Smith, spokesman for th...

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