The Columbia Chronicle

Behind the scenes: Don Flesch reveals secrets on 115 year success | The Columbia Chronicle

September 17, 2014

A historic staple of the loop tucked beneath the elevated train line on South Wabash Avenue, Central Camera company has been selling equipment and developing film since 1899. The Chronicle got to meet Pres...

Electric bikes could zoom through bike lanes

Electric bikes could zoom through bike lanes

May 12, 2014

Bicycle paths may soon welcome electric bikes with a proposal by two aldermen looking to clarify the city’s transportation laws.Aldermen Scott Waguespack (32nd Ward) and Joe Moreno (1st Ward) introduced an ordina...


By Managing Editor

May 5, 2014

A song Michae Jackson recorded 31 years ago was released May 2 as the first single from the upcoming Xscape album, the second release since his 2009 passing. Although fans might be excited to moonwalk to unheard material from the King of Pop—it makes you wonder why Jackson might have kept these tracks under wraps to begin with.Eight previously unheard Michael Jackson songs, originally recorded between 1983—1999, including the...

Student center could be ultimate group project

By Assistant Campus Editor

April 14, 2014

Columbia held its second Coffee with the President forum Feb. 26, during which students discussed the need for a space in the South Loop that would allow them to congregate and collaborate with their peers.Columbia has no school colors, no mascot, no NCAA sports teams, no Greek life and no defined campus—the only thing that unites the Columbia community is its habitual use of Franklin Gothic typeface. For an arts and media coll...

President Kwang-Wu Kim participates in Chicago Public schools’ “Arts Continuum” panel April 10 along with Barbara Byrd-Bennett (far left), CEO of CPS. 

Kim supports CPS arts education plan

April 14, 2014

In a show of backing for arts programs in public schools, President Kwang-Wu Kim spoke at the Chicago Public Schools Arts Education Plan’s April 10 “Arts Continuum” event, where community leaders gathered to discuss ideas for CPS’ first arts education plan. The panel di...

Chicago DJ Frankie Knuckles performed at the Lovebox Weekender in London's Victoria Park July 21, 2013. Knuckles—known as the father of house music—died March 31 at age 59.

Father of house music Frankie Knuckles dies

April 7, 2014

Frankie Knuckles, a Chicago DJ whose work gave life to house music and earned him the nickname “The Godfather of House,” has died.Knuckles died March 31 at 59 years old after a long battle with diabete...

Art & design by E.N. Rodriguez

Unearthing an underground empire: A city divided

March 17, 2014

Click here to read Part I of Unearthing an Underground Empire.When drugs infiltrated Chicago’s gangs in the late 1980s, they brought prosperity to gang leaders. Moving pounds of crack-cocaine and raking in tho...

Line between hazing and hatred crossed

By Lindsey Woods

December 3, 2012

While any activity involving a dedicated group of people can breed a mentality that accommodates hazing culture, sports teams are especially susceptible to the practice.The hierarchies that exist within teams and the expectation for camaraderie create the perfect breeding ground for older or more experienced players to assert their control by putting new members through ridiculous and dangerous rituals in the name of “team s...

Cutler’s concussion causes concern

By Lindsey Woods

November 19, 2012

I am not the biggest Jay Cutler fan, but since I don’t generally wish harm on people, I was genuinely concerned when Cutler was injured during the Bears Nov. 11 game against the Houston Texans.The bad news of Cutler’s concussion, the result of a helmet-to-helmet hit with Texans linebacker Tim Dobbins, was offset slightly by news of the $30,000 fine Dobbins had to pay the NFL, but it was still disturbing.Two other quart...

Running like a girl

By Lindsey Woods

November 12, 2012

I am jealous of a 9-year-old.Her name is Samantha “Sam” Gordon, and she has become the latest Internet sensation via a video her dad posted of her playing peewee football in an all-boys—well, formerly all-boys—league in Utah. The mini quarterback is distinguishable from the rest of the players in the highlight reel, not because she’s a girl, but because she’s clearly an incredible football player.Gordon is a co...

NHL lockout endures

By Lindsey Woods

November 5, 2012

Unless the only place you go for sports news is ESPN, you know there’s an NHL lockout. Yeah, that’s still happening. The league has effectively canceled games through November, and the Winter Classic, otherwise known—by me—as the Great Money-Making Outdoor Game, has also been canceled.If those prospects don’t seem bleak enough, owners and players haven’t met for negotiations since Oct. 18, and even then it was fo...

Kobe totally a Carrie

By Lindsey Woods

October 30, 2012

The sports scene has been full of news lately. There’s the ongoing NHL lockout, David Stern stepped down as commissioner of the NBA and football season is in full swing. But despite this, there is one urgent nugget of news that everyone seems to be ignoring.Kobe Bryant, whose career is considered among basketball’s best, admitted to liking “Sex and the City” in a column published Oct. 25 on hearing this...

We've got you covered