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South Loop community wants new Red Line station but pushes back on location

South Loop community wants new Red line station but pushes back on location

By Knox Keranen

February 8, 2019

Residents in the South Loop have long sought a new Chicago Transit Authority station but not where Related Midwest—developer of a massive 62-acre housing, retail and business venture dubbed The 78—initially wante...

Columbia student leads ambitious band through Chicago music scene

By Louise Netz

December 9, 2018

Owen Misterovich, a freshman radio major, started a band in his Springfield, Missouri, basement with only one other musician, a guitar and a couple of drums during his freshman year of high school.But as it says on Misterovich's band Paddlefish's website, “Eventually teenagers leave the basement and head off to college.”Now, Paddlefish and is making its way through the Chicago DIY music scene with an ambitious attitude and a b...

“Visual Merchandising I: Macy’s” is a course offered in fall and spring that allows students to put together their own window displays showcasing fashion. 

Students help design, dress holiday windows at Macy’s

December 5, 2018

Macy’s holiday windows are back, and eager Chicagoans are heading to the department store to see them in all their seasonal glory, along with chic mannequins sporting high fashion brands. A course allows Columbia students  to help create the classic window scenes Chicagoans stop ...

The Chronicle's Holiday Guide

The Chronicle’s Holiday Guide

December 3, 2018

Holiday revelers are singing Christmas carols and silver and gold horns are strung along Macy’s on State Street. Ice skaters at the McCormick Tribune Plaza glide alongside the 60-foot glistening tree...

A variety of costumes used throughout the genrations of Saturday Night Live sketches are part of the exhibit at the Museum of Broadcast Communications, 360 N. State St., entitled

‘Live from Chicago, it’s Saturday night!’

November 20, 2017

A small group of eager museum visitors stand in a dimly lit lobby with their faces upturned, the room full of anticipation as they stare at a screen on which actors such as Tracy Morgan, Dana Carvey a...

Shop ‘til you drop: the future of retail

Shop ‘til you drop: the future of retail

February 20, 2017

Massive red signs were scattered across the walls and clothing racks at American Apparel’s Wicker Park store, reading “Sale” and “40% off entire store.” Customers slowly rummaged through the me...

Mayor Rahm Emanuel teamed up with Chicago Housing Authority to open Rosenwald apartments in Bronzeville, according to a City of Chicago press release.

Historic building reopens in Bronzeville

October 17, 2016

After four years of construction and renovation, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Alderman Pat Dowell (3rd Ward) and the Chicago Housing Authority reopened the historic Rosenwald Court apartments on Sept. 30, according...

Boston-based indie-pop band Air Traffic Controller debuted in 2009 and released their latest record NORDO in June 2012, funded it through a Kickstarter campaign.

Air Traffic Controller lands listeners

September 2, 2014

Boston-based indie-rockband Air Traffic Controller is gaining notoriety as its songs rapidly draw the attention of Spotify users. Within weeks, their single, “You Know Me,” has racked up hundreds ...

Cheryl Faux, sophomore marketing communication major, tweets and monitors the Internet in search of trends she can use in her marketing strategies. 

Featured Artist: Cheryl Faux

March 3, 2014

Cheryl Faux, sophomore marketing communication major, became an Internet junkie when she started creating her Tumblr page, {365} by learning how to use Adobe programs like Photoshop to brand herself i...

Colleges have civic duty

By The Columbia Chronicle

January 23, 2012

A new report from the National Task Force on Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement says democratic ideals in America could decline dramatically in the future if civic learning and engagement are not made a main priority of higher education.The report said 38 percent of college seniors think college is about serving the community, while 58 percent say it should be. Yet more than half of college seniors scored less than 50 per...

Historic holiday turned shopping nightmare

By BenitaZepeda

November 22, 2010

It’s official: The holidays are here. Once Thanksgiving happens, the next day is vital to all people seeking great retail deals.Black Friday doesn’t refer to the start of the stock-market crash of 1869—it’s the most popular shopping day of the year.Typically, around three or four in the morning, people line up outside of their favorite retail stores seeking deals for their holiday must-haves. Once the stores open, peopl...

High schools shouldn’t discriminate against same-sex couples

By Colin Shively

April 12, 2010

In Fulton, Miss., senior Constance McMillen approached her prom committee to purchase senior prom tickets for her and her date. However, according to Itawamba County Agricultural High School’s policies, she couldn’t attend the prom—because she wanted to bring her girlfriend.Then the high school did something radical and illogical; they cancelled the prom because a same-sex couple wanted to enjoy a night of dancing together an...

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