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September 17, 2014

A historic staple of the loop tucked beneath the elevated train line on South Wabash Avenue, Central Camera company has been selling equipment and developing film since 1899. The Chronicle got to meet Pres...

Infrared light highlights brain health

Infrared light highlights brain health

September 2, 2014

A new technique that employs infrared light to measure pulse pressure and arterial stiffness in the brain may also help illuminate connections between long-term brain health and the effects of stress, ag...

Electric bikes could zoom through bike lanes

Electric bikes could zoom through bike lanes

May 12, 2014

Bicycle paths may soon welcome electric bikes with a proposal by two aldermen looking to clarify the city’s transportation laws.Aldermen Scott Waguespack (32nd Ward) and Joe Moreno (1st Ward) introduced an ordina...


By Managing Editor

May 5, 2014

A song Michae Jackson recorded 31 years ago was released May 2 as the first single from the upcoming Xscape album, the second release since his 2009 passing. Although fans might be excited to moonwalk to unheard material from the King of Pop—it makes you wonder why Jackson might have kept these tracks under wraps to begin with.Eight previously unheard Michael Jackson songs, originally recorded between 1983—1999, including the...

Student center could be ultimate group project

By Assistant Campus Editor

April 14, 2014

Columbia held its second Coffee with the President forum Feb. 26, during which students discussed the need for a space in the South Loop that would allow them to congregate and collaborate with their peers.Columbia has no school colors, no mascot, no NCAA sports teams, no Greek life and no defined campus—the only thing that unites the Columbia community is its habitual use of Franklin Gothic typeface. For an arts and media coll...

President Kwang-Wu Kim participates in Chicago Public schools’ “Arts Continuum” panel April 10 along with Barbara Byrd-Bennett (far left), CEO of CPS. 

Kim supports CPS arts education plan

April 14, 2014

In a show of backing for arts programs in public schools, President Kwang-Wu Kim spoke at the Chicago Public Schools Arts Education Plan’s April 10 “Arts Continuum” event, where community leaders gathered to discuss ideas for CPS’ first arts education plan. The panel di...

Students want revisions to Columbia’s sexual assault policy

April 7, 2014

Approximately 12 students from various student organizations gathered in the second floor lobby of the 916 S. Wabash Ave. Building April 1 to discuss the formation of a new student committee that would addr...

Chicago DJ Frankie Knuckles performed at the Lovebox Weekender in London's Victoria Park July 21, 2013. Knuckles—known as the father of house music—died March 31 at age 59.

Father of house music Frankie Knuckles dies

April 7, 2014

Frankie Knuckles, a Chicago DJ whose work gave life to house music and earned him the nickname “The Godfather of House,” has died.Knuckles died March 31 at 59 years old after a long battle with diabete...


Packback offers inexpensive textbook alternative

March 31, 2014

As Columbia’s cost of attendance continues to rise, a new company may help decrease the financial burden that textbook costs place on students. Packback, a digital textbook rental service, will give students the option to purchase 24-hour access to textbooks for a f...

Steampunk goggles made by Tim Harrison

Gear up for steampunk

March 31, 2014

Professor Marius Mandragore fancies himself a modern-day Viking. A professor of occult studies who has a degree in philosophy and history from Oxford, the soft-spoken actor has a penchant for embroider...

Women Who Yell

Women who yell debuts at Columbia

March 31, 2014

Columbia's campus will be filled with the sound of shouting women April 4 and 11 as a part of a student project titled “Women Who Yell.” Six students in a Writing and Rhetoric II Honors course, taught by Ames Hawkins, associate professor in the English Department, will create a...

NFL must turn over nonprofit status

March 31, 2014

The NFL is one of the most widely recognized and profitable organizations in the U.S., yet its league office is exempt from paying federal income taxes. As an organization without a charitable purpose, allowing any of its functions, no matter how small, to slip under the radar of the Internal Revenue Service is a gross abuse of the benefits of nonprofit status.The NFL is a 501(c)(6) organization, the source of its exemption, but...

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