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Lizzie Borden musical gives patriarchy the ax

November 14, 2017

After the grisly bodies of her father and stepmother were found in their family home Aug. 4, 1892, Lizzie Borden went to trial for their ax murders. The case infamously ended in acquittal and was never ...

“Above and Beyond” opens Oct. 4 at Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Drive, and shows the history and future of flight.  

New exhibit to blast off at MSI

September 26, 2016

“Above and Beyond,” an exhibit on the history and future of flight and space travel, will join the Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Drive,  Oct. 4–Jan. 8, 2017.The exhibit, pres...

Controversial past does not justify Lindsay Lohan’s abuse

Selena Cotte

By Opinions Editor

August 18, 2016

Yahoo News published its clickbait slideshow “These 10 Celebs Rehabilitated Their Images—Why Can’t Lindsay Lohan?” on Aug. 10, showing before-and-after images of Nicole Richie, Robert Downey Jr....

Political Edible Books | The Columbia Chronicle

April 4, 2016

International Edible Book Festival, an annual international event that takes place April 1, brought election themed creations to Columbia’s Center for Book, Paper and Print located at1104 S. Wabash Ave. ...

Environmental issues should not be politicized

February 22, 2016

Climate change is one of today’s most urgent and far-reaching issues. President Barack Obama has addressed it through his Clean Power Plan, which was announced August 3, 2015. The plan is designed to reduce carbon emissions from power plants and expand the clean energy economy, but, unlike other proposed solutions such as a tax on the carbon content of fuels, it does not require congressional approval as it alters existing...

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School of Media Arts introduces new Communication & Media Innovation Department

December 22, 2014

The Journalism, Advertising and Public Relations departments now have a final department name as the Communication & Media Innovation Department following months of planning how to effectively combine...

Screening for bombs protects commuters

By Editorial Board

November 3, 2014

The Chicago Police Department is set to begin random screenings for explosives at public transit stations Nov. 3, joining other major cities that have adopted similar programs, such as New York City.CPD officers will choose one Chicago Transit Authority rail station every day and randomly select which passengers to screen by using a number system. The CPD will initiate the program during peak usage times and at least four off...

Chicago Film Festival Celebrates 50 Years | The Columbia Chronicle

October 13, 2014

The Chicago Film Festival Celebrates its 50th anniversary from Oct 9 - Oct 23. The Chronicle got up close and personal with a couple of key players in this years festival.Video By: Christian D. HoganFor more ...

Dress like a man

By Justin Moran

January 28, 2013

The fashion industry has historically lent greater stylistic freedom to womenswear designers, who are free to confidently explore masculinity from season to season. Classic menswear staples such as three-piece suits, button-ups and lace-up Oxfords have all become an integral part of women’s wardrobes with neither question nor criticism from society—but the same cannot be said for menswear. Standard silhouettes and staples...

McCormick Place, Obama supporters rejoice

By Kaley Fowler

November 6, 2012

President Barack Obama has been re-elected to a second term in the White House, beating opponent Mitt Romney after a lengthy and heated battle.Screams erupted from the crowd at McCormick Place as several news organizations pegged Obama victorious in Ohio, a key swing state, which gave him enough electoral votes to secure the presidency.According to network projections, the only swing state Romney won was North Carolina, despite making Election Day...

Bloc Party returns, strips down sound

By Sophia Coleman

September 21, 2012

For a couple of years, London rock-quartet Bloc Party disappeared off the post-punk radar. Rumors spread, a break ensued and the band broke off to pursue individual endeavors.After two years apart, lead vocalist and guitarist Kele Okereke, lead guitarist Russell Lissack, bassist Gordon Moaks and drummer Matt Tong realized they had unfinished business. Four years had passed since the bands album, “Intimacy,” and though...

Meeting of Styles changes the face of graffiti

By Sophia Coleman

October 10, 2011

The monotonous daily commute downtown consists of gray buildings, steely skies and nothing for the eye to feast on. But then, a pop of neon color, bold words and too-true caricatures greet the senses. This is graffiti, the art that brings energy to a city so bogged down by stagnant hues. As soon as graffiti is spotted by ignorant minds, the color is whitewashed and the city becomes stale again. To some, graffiti is a crime...

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