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BREAKING NEWS: Reports of shots fired near administration building, all advised to stay away from the area

BREAKING NEWS: Reports of shots fired near administration building, all advised to stay away from the area

September 15, 2020

Updated Tuesday, Sept. 15 at 2:30 p.m. with an interview from Ron Sodini, associate vice president of Safety and Security. Shots were fired at the intersection of Harrison Street and Michigan Avenue...

South Loop businesses hope return of students can provide

South Loop businesses hope return of students can provide “major boost” in business amid pandemic

August 10, 2020

When the ice cream shop Kilwins closed in the spring due to the coronavirus pandemic, co-owner Jackie Jackson remained optimistic they would reopen in time for the summer months. Jackson, who co-runs t...

Open dialogue needed to improve campus security

By Editorial Board

December 4, 2017

Two Columbia students became victims in one of five robberies in Grant Park in the span of two weeks on Nov. 22. Just a day earlier, the intersection of Michigan Avenue and Congress Parkway was the scene of a police chase that ended in a crash. In the last year, Columbia students have had to confront safety issues on multiple occasions. In fall 2016, a string of laptop thefts in campus buildings had many students looking...

Ian Rosenberger, founder of the comapany Thread International, talked about his company and how they help third world countries such as Haiti recycle and turn those products into clothing material, all the while helping give jobs to workers in those countries. 1104 S. Wabash, Nov. 28.

Students learn about eco-friendly fashion solutions

December 4, 2017

The fashion industry is all about beauty, but its effect on the environment is anything but, according to fashion industry experts. Eco Fabric Seminar, held by the Fashion Studies Department on Nov. 28, featured industry professionals speaking about the importance of using recycl...

Strategic Plan advertisements

Recent program eliminations spark mistrust in Strategic Plan, administration

April 13, 2015

Following the March 23 unveiling of the Strategic Plan draft during Spring Break, posters encouraging the college community to “continue the conversation” by sharing its feedback online at the college...

The block of Wabash Avenue between Madison and Washington streets will be closed for next 18 months due to the construction of the new Wabash and Washington stop.

Chicago Loop Alliance transforms Wabash Avenue into Magnificent Mile

March 30, 2015

From Wacker Drive to Congress Parkway, the Chicago Loop Alliance is spearheading a new infrastructure project, “Layers of Transformation,” to transform Wabash Avenue into a premier Chicago tourist dest...

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...

Demonstrators head north on Lake Shore Drive shouting “we shut sh-- down” as they march unified in disapproval of the decision to not indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.

Fighting for Ferguson

December 1, 2014

Chants and shouting echoed through the streets of Chicago Nov. 24 after the grand jury findings in the Michael Brown case were read in Ferguson, Missouri. The failure to indict led to protesters march...

Police lack comprehensive training, use excessive force

By Managing Editor

December 1, 2014

Having been raised by a police officer, I heard of numerous encounters my father faced as a sergeant in the Anaheim Police Department in Orange County, California. I grew up fearing and despising the men and women I saw behind bars while idolizing every police officer I came across.I was taught that officers are often put in situations where they have to defend themselves or the public with little time to think and react. However,...

Schmelling shows Chicago music scene from different perspective

October 13, 2014

While amateur photographers are busy taking pictures of their lunches, there are still artists such as Chicagoan Michael Schmelling documenting cultural events. His show “Michael Schmelling: Your Blue...

Niu B opened in June at 888 S. Michigan Ave. The restaurant puts a contemporary twist on Japanese cuisine.

Niu B Sushi rolls onto Michigan Avenue

September 8, 2014

Casually elegant seating paired with an all-fresh assortment of sushi makes Niu B Sushi an exquisite choice for Japanese cuisine enthusiasts old and new.Not to be confused with its sister location in S...

Jamie Weaver, a graduate interdisciplinary book & paper arts student, will leave for Romania in October to teach English on a Fulbright Research Fellowship she was awarded on March 17.

Graduate student receives Fulbright to teach in Romania

April 7, 2014

Jamie Weaver, a graduate interdisciplinary book & paper arts student, received a Fulbright Research Fellowship March 17 and will leave in October to teach English in Romania. The Fulbrigh...

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