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Caiti Pina, senior creative writing major, captures the audience with her story of family dynamics and relationships.

From page to stage: Live lit brings written stories to life

November 2, 2015

Huddled in a small space known as The Teal Room in the back of Pub 626 in Rogers Park, audience members listened intently as Caiti Pina, a senior creative writing major, shared her experiences of breaking ou...

Deputy Mayor of the City of Chicago Steve Koch talks about China’s sister city relationship with Chicago.

Sister Cities Chicago celebrates 30th anniversary with China

October 26, 2015

Business leaders, government officials and citizen diplomats celebrated a 30th anniversary with Chicago’s Sister Cities Shanghai and Shenyang with a welcome reception at The Field Museum’s recently in...

Freshii will offer quick, healthy food options in Target cafes across Chicago. 

Target, Freshii collaborate to offer healthier food

October 12, 2015

Target has teamed up with Freshii, a Canadian fast-food franchise that offers healthy options, in its cafes.Starting Oct. 12, select Target stores are trading in items like nachos and hot dogs for  fr...

College seeks  higher security profile, students  want more

College seeks higher security profile, students want more

October 12, 2015

In the midst of a nationwide struggle to create effective security measures on college campuses, Columbia is working to increase campus officers’ visibility on and around college property, according t...

Fashion Focus CHICago

Fashion Focus CHICago stimulates creative sector, promotes diversity

October 5, 2015

The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events will join the Council of Fashion Designers of America for Fashion Focus CHICago, a nine-day series of runway shows, community shopping events and ...

Hired then un-hired: students lose on-campus job offers, workers get reduced hours

Hired then un-hired: students lose on-campus job offers, workers get reduced hours

September 21, 2015

Hadley Hendon, a junior cinema art + science major, walked out of the Office of Student Employment on Sept. 1 having just finished the necessary paperwork to begin working at Columbia’s Film Cage seve...

Chicago hits deadliest day in over a decade

Crime Statistics

By Gretchen Sterba Metro Reporter

September 14, 2015

On Sept. 2, Chicago notched the highest number of deadly shootings in a single day for the first time in more than a decade with nine gun-related fatalities. Murder rates had been down by more than 13...

Mayor Rahm Emanuel listened to residents’ concerns over the city’s budget during town hall meetings the week of Aug. 31.

Chicago speaks out on budget at mayor’s town hall forums

September 8, 2015

Surrounded by heavy security, Mayor Rahm Emanuel addressed an unwelcoming crowd at his final town hall budget meeting on Sept. 3. Many in attendance booed Emanuel as he invited residents to voice t...

Traveling art project inspires artists

Jeroen Smeets, founder of The Jaunt, posing with portrait piece being displayed at the Vertical Gallery. 

By Ariel Parrella-Aureli, Arts & Culture Reporter

September 8, 2015

Artists seeking inspiration from abroad who want to travel for free can now do so through a newly launched art project called The Jaunt. The project, founded in 2013 by Jeroen Smeets, the project...

Mark Kelly, vice president of student success, leads incoming students in the annual

“Hell Yeah”: New Student Convocation takes over Grant Park

September 8, 2015

Chants of “Hell yeah!” rang throughout Grant Park as Mark Kelly, vice president of Student Success, gave his iconic liturgy of commitment and introduced approximately 2,700 new students to the co...

Information from 2015 Graduating Student Survey Institutional Effectiveness

Student satisfaction declines among 2015 graduates

September 8, 2015

The office ofInstitutional Effectiveness released a survey of last year’s graduating seniors that showed a decline in student satisfaction from previous years, and the administration said it will an...

Clairity channels outer space in debut

Claire Wilkinson, whose stage name is Clairity, released her debut EP, Alienation, on July 17 with LAVA Records.

By Jacob Wittich, Managing Editor

September 8, 2015

Claire Wilkinson, also known by her stage name, Clairity, may come from White House, Tennessee, but the 17-year-old’s combination of electronic production and airy vocals contribute to her signature...

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