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Singer/songwriter Paula Cole discussed industry experiences and offered advice to music students Oct. 27 at the Music Center, 1014 S. Michigan Ave.

Artists in Residence program hosts Grammy winner Paula Cole

November 3, 2014

Grammy winner and seven-time nominee Paula Cole has joined the Music Department’s Artist-in-Residence program, which partners students with noted artists to receive workshop time, instruction and the oppor...

Medical marijuana won’t destroy Illinois

By Gabrielle Rosas

December 3, 2012

Illinois can’t be the California of the Midwest. That title was awarded to Michigan in 2008 when it became the first state in the region to legalize medical marijuana. Proposal 08-1, an initiative to allow marijuana cultivation and use for certain medical conditions, received more than 63 percent of the popular vote, according to ProCon.org. I’m certain that kind of response would never happen in Illinois, but nevertheless, our...

Boxing welcomes first openly gay fighter

By Lindsey Woods

October 15, 2012

I am not a huge fan of boxing. If I wanted to see a couple of muscled dudes punch each other, I’d just go to a bar in Wrigleyville and order some bros too many Jager bombs. But my dislike of the sport was recently challenged when No. 4-ranked featherweight boxer Orlando Cruz declared on Oct. 3 that he is “a proud gay man.”This proclamation makes Cruz the first openly gay boxer, a feat he and the sport should be incredibly...

Browser tab mobs no longer threat

By Lisa Schulz

November 7, 2011

Somewhere buried beneath 12 Internet browser tabs lies the user’s long-lost, original intention of commanding a computer to hum to life. Several hours and many tabs later, an exasperated sigh comes from the typical, modern-day Web surfer. If only there was a quicker way to catch the best waves in the infinite website sea.With a similar thought, three Columbia graduates and one student applied to be part of MentorMob.com,...

Student filmmakers showcased in New Visions Festival

By Lisa Schulz

September 12, 2011

Columbia’s Film and Video Department has joined with the Music Department to create the New Visions Film Festival, in which the work of nine film students will be showcased in the Recital Hall of the Sherwood Community Music School, 1312 S. Michigan Ave., on Sept. 29.Other hosts of the event are the Sherwood and the Prairie District Neighborhood Alliance, a South Loop and South Side community organization.Adjunct Film and Video faculty member Jeffrey Jon Smith, also curator of the program, will host the 90-minute-long showing in the 10...

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