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Now streaming: real-time quality of the Chicago River

Now streaming: real-time quality of the Chicago River

February 25, 2019

Nature lovers and others enjoying the Chicago River this spring will be able to use their cell phones to tell how clean — or dirty — the water is under a new program designed to access data on what s...

And the Oscar goes to...

And the Oscar goes to…

February 28, 2018

As the 90th annual Academy Awards ceremony is right around the corner, Timothée Chalamet, Meryl Streep, Margot Robbie and Fionn Whitehead will prepare to walk down the iconic red carpet March 4. But The Chronicle is gettin...

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Nick Jonas welcomes you to ‘the jungle’

December 18, 2017

Four high school teenagers in detention find an old video game and get sucked into it, which leads them into an alternate reality."Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle,” an action-comedy directed by Jake K...

Students asked Humanities, History and Social Sciences Department members about course discontinuations during the department’s Dec. 6 town hall meeting. 

SGA brings discussions between students and departments

December 11, 2017

The Student Government Association finished its first semester of hosting academic department town hall meetings designed to give the Columbia community an opportunity to discuss departmental and collegewide changes. All departments in the college have conducted town halls this semes...

Editor's Note: School of Media Arts buries its lead

Editor’s Note: Front pages turned into friendship, family

May 8, 2017

I was hiding under my blankets on my new,  wobbly dorm room bed when I called my mom two weeks into freshman year—on the verge of leaving Columbia. I felt like a fraud. Without any high school jour...

Hazing is criminal assault, not tradition

By Editorial Board

February 13, 2017

Student athletes learn plenty of life lessons including the value of hard work, the power of determination and the strength of tradition. However, in the recent case of hazing at Lake Zurich High School in Illinois, tradition went too far. According to a Feb. 2 Chicago Tribune article, two alleged victims have now filed a federal lawsuit against School District 95 arising from actions by the Lake Zurich High School footb...

Charlie Day and Ice Cube star in new movie

Charlie Day fights back in new movie

February 13, 2017

Charlie Day and Richie Keen’s laughter filled the small conference room at the Chicago Athletic Association, 12 S. Michigan Ave., as they discussed their TV show “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” ...

Anne Libera, director of Columbia and Second City’s comedy studies program hosted the “Comedy: But Seriously...”  Oct. 19 talk that featured comedian Bob Saget. 

Professor, stars share ‘ideas’ on comedy’s power

October 24, 2016

Although most comedians like to pretend comedy and jokes happen magically, they are far more calculated than what people see on the stage, said Anne Libera, assistant professor in the Theatre Department ...

The annual Maison Des Scénaristes Author-Producer meeting at Cannes Film Festival seeks to foster encounters between screenwriters, directors, producers and other film professionals.

Featured Artist: Student filmmaker represents US at Cannes

May 9, 2016

Selected for her script “Amina’s Choice,” the story of a young girl who must choose between a traditional marriage and a college education, cinema art + science MFA candidate Fahima Mohamood is t...

First time actor Ferdia Peelo-Walsh was selected for the role of Conor after a six-month hunt throughout Ireland for fresh, young talent.

Irish lad Ferdia Peelo-Walsh on ‘Sing Street’

April 25, 2016

Director John Carney’s “Sing Street” is a musical coming-of-age tale set in Dublin during the '80s. The film stars newcomer Ferdia Peelo-Walsh as Conor, a 14-year-old Irish lad who uses music to esc...

First time actor Ferdia Peelo-Walsh was selected for the role of Conor after a six-month hunt throughout Ireland for fresh, young talent.

‘Sing Street’: A dull coming-of-age tale told in vibrant technicolor

April 25, 2016

Set in Dublin during the 1980s, director John Carney’s “Sing Street” tells the story of 14-year-old Conor, played by newcomer Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, as he embraces the colorful world of new-wave musi...

Director Jeremy Saulnier was inspired to direct “Green Room” by his experiences playing in a local punk band in high school.

Neo-Nazi punks raise hell in indie thriller ‘Green Room’

April 18, 2016

Director Jeremy Saulnier spent his youth playing in punk rock bands and shooting no-budget zombie films with his friends on a Super 8 camcorder. His third feature film, “Green Room,” harkens back to...

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