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The Marina City towers were designed by Chicago architect Bertrand Goldberg to entice people to live downtown.

Marina City Corncobs nearly a landmark

November 30, 2015

The Commission on Chicago Landmarks recommended on Nov. 5 that the City Council grant Marina City landmark status.Onur Ozturk, a lecturer in the Art & Art History Department, said the Marina City towers, also kn...

Scout's Guide

Dillon Francis gets bloody, zombified on big screen in new movie

October 26, 2015

Dillon Francis, best-known as a musician and rapper, is getting his feet wet—and bloody—in the new Halloween thriller “Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse” through Paramount Pictures.The flick...

Ryan Argast, a junior arts, entertainment & media management major, fronts the pop-rock band Marina City, which is scheduled to perform March 13 at this year’s South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas.

Featured Artist: Ryan Argast

March 10, 2014

Junior AEMM major Ryan Argast almost became the next Justin Bieber. Instead, he formed his six-piece band, Marina City, with members of his former backup band. The band has toured the country and will be performing this year in Austin, Texas at the South by Southwest music and film festival for the second time. Video produced by Samantha Tadelman, Multimedia Editor,

Corbin Merriman

Athlete Profile: Corbin Merriman

March 3, 2014

Performing on "Saturday Night Live” has been a long-time dream for Corbin Merriman, and it is one of the reasons he chose to attend Columbia, but his decision ultimately came down to the college having ...

Radio conference connects students

By Alexandra Kukulka

October 8, 2012

Despite last year’s difficult prioritization process, the Radio Department, which President Warrick L. Carter recommended for “combine/restructure resources,” is booming with activity.The 2012 Midwest Regional High School and College Radio Conference, hosted by the Radio Department Sept. 29 in the 33 E. Congress Parkway Building, brought together panels of alumni, teachers and industry professionals to speak to col...

Marina City survives Windy City

By Alex Stedman

September 10, 2012

From stolen equipment to trying to maintain friendships among six young men, Marina City has already experienced its share of hardships in the music industry.The group persevered to win second place at last year’s Biggest Mouth, a competition featuring Columbia musicians, played two shows at the House of Blues and performed at Michigan’s Rockapalooza. Though the group is primarily described as pop–punk, they said they...

Otis wins Biggest Mouth

By Heather Scroering

April 23, 2012

Chicago blues and soul septet Otis took the stage April 18 at Metro, 3730 N. Clark St., and delivered nothing but funk and energy from the first note to the last. Little did the band know, amid the blue lights and more than 700 Columbia students and supporters, that they would be named winner of a $3,000 cash prize.Thirteen bands competed at Columbia’s annual Biggest Mouth music competition hosted by the Student Programmin...

Biggest Mouth 2012

By Sara Mays

April 20, 2012

Columbia's annual Biggest Mouth took place at The Metro, 3730 N. Clark, on April 18. The band Otis came in first place receiving a price of $3,000. Marina City took second place taking the winnings of $1,500. The audience choice pick was the band Pete & Nick who won a $500 prize.[kml_flashembed publishmethod="dynamic" fversion="10.1.8276" useexpressinstall="true" movie="

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