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Muggles Association president Megan Ammer cosplays as Louise from Bob’s Burgers at the 2014 CG2 Convention where all types of student-produced fan art is displayed and for sale at the event. The 2015 CG2 Convention will be held April 17 and 18 at Stage Two in the 618 S. Michigan Ave. Building.

Fandom fanatics to host CG2 convention

February 23, 2015

Witches, wizards and other magical beings from the college’s Muggles Association, Whovian Society and Japanese Anime Club student organizations will gather April 17 and 18 for their second annual Colu...

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Airbnb subjected to Chicago Hotel Accommodations Tax

February 16, 2015

Airbnb–a website that allows people to rent out apartments for short or extended stays–will start charging customers the Chicago Hotel Accommodations Tax on Feb. 15 to meet revised regulations. Airbnb...

A Day with Reporter Andrea Watson | The Columbia Chronicle

February 16, 2015

Andrea Watson recently graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a masters degree in Journalism. She was working as a staff reporter at the Chicago Defender and now works for DNA Info Chicago."Wherever ...

Snow day: Students refuse to ‘Let It Go’

By Editorial Board

February 9, 2015

The college’s decision to keep the campus open Feb. 2 in the wake of the fifth-heaviest snowstorm in Chicago’s recorded history was met with the usual vitriol seen when students are forced to go through a day-to-day routine that is only somewhat inconvenienced by Mother Nature. With more than 19 inches of snowfall recorded at O’Hare International Airport-—and some parts of the city seeing up to 22 inches— many s...

‘Jupiter Ascending’ stuns visually, story stagnates

‘Jupiter Ascending’ stuns visually, story stagnates

February 9, 2015

In the recent sci-fi film “Jupiter Ascending,” Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis) is a humble housecleaner who turns into space royalty in a “Star Wars”-meets-“Cinderella” story, in which she saves ...

Brainport

Brainport device supplements sensory substitution

February 9, 2015

While there are a wide range of devices and systems available for the visually impaired, few are able to replicate vision. The Brainport device, originally developed in 2007 to help maintain balance,...

Industry Events out, Portfolio Day in: College redefines networking events

By Campus Editor

February 9, 2015

Industry Events, the college’s annual series of networking events geared toward introducing graduating seniors to industry professionals, has seen its last day.In its place, Columbia is set to debut Portfolio Day, an event that will give students time to review portfolios with professionals, on April 30. Instead of several events occurring over the course of several weeks like Industry Events, Portfolio Day will only oc...

THE CHI-TOWN LOW DOWN: Mayoral candidates lack time, plan to fix racial segregation

By Managing Editor

February 9, 2015

Chicago’s hyper-segregated neighborhoods quickly became a topic of discussion during the first mayoral debate of 2015, which took place on Feb. 4 and was broadcast on WTTW’s “Chicago Tonight.” Mayoral candidates incumbent Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Alderman Bob Fioretti (2nd Ward), Cook County Commissioner Jesús “Chuy” García and businessman Willie Wilson attended the forum hosted by Phil Ponce.Candidates shared their...

Trauma center drama trumps Obama

By Editorial Board

February 2, 2015

In light of the University of Chicago’s bid for the Barack Obama Presidential Library, some South Side residents and community organizers have opted to use the bid as a platform to discuss the area’s deafening lack of an adult trauma center. Protesters chant “No trauma, no ‘bama,” demanding the university reopen its Level 1 trauma center rather than pursue a presidential library. U of C’s Medical Center close...

Alison Ruttan used ceramic structures and photography to explore warfare’s destruction and effects on human behavior in her new exhibit at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St.

Exhibit explores effects of warfare and human behavior

February 2, 2015

A new exhibit at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., highlights the effects of war engendered destruction and human behavior.The exhibition, “When All You Have Is a Hammer, Everything Looks Lik...

Mikky Ekko wants fans to know he has ‘arrived’





Mikky Ekko, known for his collaboration on the song “Stay” with Rihanna in 2013, released his debut full-length album, Time, on Jan. 16. 

By Managing Editor

January 26, 2015

After years of being featured on fellow artists’ albums and dropping his own occasional singles, Mikky Ekko is making a name for himself as an emotive artist. Most people know Ekko as Ri- hanna’s duet ...

Ronald Sodini, the new associate vice president of Security, assumed his new role on Jan. 12 and plans to create an office that is more accessible to students and to develop policies that reflect the concerns of those on campus.

New associate vice president of Security brings policing experiences to campus

January 26, 2015

There is a new face at Central Command this semester. Ronald Sodini, the new associate vice president of Security, assumed duties Jan. 12 preceding the Jan. 30 retirement of Robert Koverman, his predecessor...

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