The Columbia Chronicle

The 2019 edition of Echo, a magazine produced in a course offered by the Communication Department each spring semester. The 2020 edition of Echo will still be printed, despite the coronavirus pandemic and campus closures.

Echo magazine balances timelines and deadlines during pandemic

May 6, 2020

When Colin Lenburg, a senior cinema art and science major and section editor at Echo magazine, learned campus buildings were closing due to the coronavirus, he was “pissed.” “I was like, 'A...

Hair Trigger, a student-edited anthology of short fiction and nonfiction student works first went online in 2016 with the introduction of Hair Trigger 2.0, a digital companion to the print publication.

Award-winning literary publication Hair Trigger pulls away from print

October 24, 2019

Forty-one years of thumbing through stimulating storytelling, empowering narratives and illuminating images in the award-winning Hair Trigger magazine will soon be over. The Gold-Medalist 41st edition ...

Aiden Weber, a 2014 creative writing alumnus and director and curator of Polycephaly, printed posters advertising the literary journal’s April 10 launch party. 

Columbia alums launch international literary journal

April 11, 2016

What started as a conversation about literature over beers has snowballed into the formation of a new graphic literary journal, Polycephaly, which launched April 10.Aiden Weber, director and producer o...

Chirp Radio will broadcast at 107.1.

CHIRP Radio set to join FM family

February 15, 2016

lovers of broadcast radio and music culture may soon find a new local indie radio station on the airwaves at 107.1 FM. The Federal Communications Commission granted the Chicago Independent Radio Proj...

Playboy wise to remove nudes from print magazine

By Editorial Board

October 26, 2015

Hugh Hefner wrote in Playboy’s first issue in 1953, “If you’re a man between the ages of 18 and 80, Playboy is meant for you.” The magazine proved to be a success, boasting more than 7 million readers at its peak in 1972.More than four decades later, Playboy has struggled to retain younger readers, especially millennials. The men’s entertainment magazine was once revolutionary for embracing sexuality and nudity befo...

The area has seen an increase in newly developed housing in recent years.

Tech tenants could raise real estate prices in the South Loop

January 26, 2015

Three new residential complexes being built in Chicago’s South Loop could turn the neighborhood into a hotspot for tech employees. Google moved its headquarters to the Fulton Market Warehouse Distri...

The “Literary Magazine Editing” class chooses submitted poems that will be included in the annual issue of the Columbia Poetry Review, an internationally distributed poetry journal of student work, solicited works of renowned poets and public submissions.

Students learn by editing Columbia Poetry Review

November 3, 2014

After reaching its Nov. 1 deadline for submission to its 28th issue, The Columbia Poetry Review, a student-edited literary journal, is now one step closer to publication. Every fall, the “Literary...

Exploring Day of the Dead

By Contributing Writer

October 9, 2012

by Tyler Eagle, Contributing WriterThe room was decorated in skeleton figurines and papel picado, or colorful paper cut outs, while students waited in line to sample classic Hispanic cuisine like mole sauce and mixed rice. The buzz of excitement in the room was nothing compared to the guitar tuning that signaled the beginning of the event.The guitarist is Latin-American musicologist and Chicago native Jesus “Chuy” Negre...

Wild winter weather

By Lindsey Woods

January 17, 2012

This season’s warm weather and minimal snow may be something to celebrate by those who enjoy driving without ice or walking without soggy feet, but for those who revel in winter, it’s a disaster. Bare mountain slopes and high temperatures are nothing to cheer about for those who relish winter recreation.Until last Thursday the new year was bringing 50-degree weather and sunshine, and not everyone is happy. Winter spor...

‘Outserve’ opens up

By Darryl Holliday

September 26, 2011

LGBT service members aren’t the only ones able to come out publicly with the long-awaited repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” A bi-monthly publisher, Outserve, formerly “the underground network of LGBT active duty,” is also celebrating the national shift to justice and equality for gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgendered members of the military with a print publication geared toward the military community.“...

Columbia takes over publishing headquarters

By Shardae Smith

November 22, 2010

Columbia has added a new, centrally located building to its ever-growing urban campus in the form of the Johnson Publishing Company’s Michigan Avenue headquarters, the acquisition was announced on Nov. 16.Johnson Publishing, 820 S. Michigan Ave., the nation’s largest African-American publishing company and producer of Ebony and Jet magazines, sold the property to the college for an undisclosed price and plans to reloca...

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