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Review: Geekd lives inside his own dreamlike reality on ‘The Fairytale Starlight’

Review: Geekd lives inside his own dreamlike reality on 'The Fairytale Starlight'

By Ryan Rosenberger, Staff Reporter

September 18, 2020

In his newly-released EP “The Fairytale Starlight,” Chicago-based musician Christian Moreno, also known as Geekd, cannot get out of his own head. He said so himself on the EP’s third track, ...

Hakim Dough is running a “Teens, Hoodies & Studio Time” campaign in an effort to give young aspiring Chicago artists free studio time in a professional setting.

Chicago hip-hop artist ‘The Honorable Hakim Dough’ is a teacher at heart

March 7, 2020

No matter what Columbia alumnus and Chicago hip-hop artist The Honorable Hakim Dough is pursuing in life, there always seems to be one common thread: educating others. On the mic, Dough is a hyper-consci...

Defenders of R&B musician R. Kelly show their support for him after his hearing at the Dirksen Federal Building in downtown Chicago, Thursday, March 5.

R. Kelly pleads not guilty during hearing, new trial date set for October

March 5, 2020

In a hushed courtroom filled with dozens of fans and supporters, R&B artist R. Kelly pleaded not guilty to an updated, superseding federal indictment as investigators revealed the seizure of appro...

Grammy award-winning musician Isaiah Sharkey performs at a residency concert for Columbia's Music Department to share his journey with burgeoning artists through the artist-in-residence program.

Isaiah Sharkey delivers ‘magical’ performance in Columbia residency concert

March 4, 2020

In a dimly lit concert hall on the south end of Columbia's campus, 29-year-old musical virtuoso Isaiah Sharkey played his guitar for a packed room with passion and vigor. As a 4-year-old boy growing...

Ra Gordon is developing his craft at Peter Cottontale's studio in Logan Square.

This 17-year-old producer is cooking hits for big Chicago names

February 11, 2020

Ra Gordon, a 17-year-old producer, made a name for himself by posting leaked music on Instagram and YouTube from Playboi Carti and Pierre Bourne, bringing in more than a million views. But when peopl...

Young Thug's 'Justin Bieber Big' tour hits Credit Union 1 Arena

Young Thug’s ‘Justin Bieber Big’ tour hits Credit Union 1 Arena

October 29, 2019

Rappers Young Thug and Machine Gun Kelly stopped in Chicago Friday for their “Justin Bieber Big" tour. The show—held at Credit Union 1 Arena, 525 S. Racine Ave.—had a huge turnout, with opening...

Zack Baumgartner, solo musician and member of pop-punk band When the Sun Sets, performs on stage.

Zack Baumgartner overcomes fear through music

September 23, 2018

Zack Baumgartner, solo musician and member of pop-punk band When the Sun Sets, understands hustle. Baumgartner works as a welder full-time, and plays shows late into the weekends. He writes his origin...

‘Cinematic’ by Owl City

'Cinematic' by Owl City

By Lauren Carlton

June 12, 2018

After a three-year break, Owl City— which consists solely of musician Adam Young— is back with its newest album Cinematic, released June 1. The band is known for its two hit songs "Fireflies" and "Good Time," fans hav...

Finding Balance

By Sponsored Content

June 1, 2018

I have big plans for my future, and I’m willing to work very, very hard to get to the place I want to be. My plan is to go straight from college to a graduate school program before entering the working world. I am studying a lot in order to make this happen, but I’m starting to worry that I might be undermining my own goals. Recently, I’ve been feeling really, really tired and worn out. I feel like I’m losing my motivatio...

Professor stitches together activism, empowerment

Professor stitches together activism, empowerment

October 30, 2017

An embroidered cloth stitched by a Columbia adjunct has gone viral in response to the accelerating allegations of sexual harassment and assault against film producer Harvey Weinstein. The em...

Enrollment drops for fall 2017

Enrollment drops for fall 2017

October 6, 2017

With a 10 percent overall student body loss from fall 2016 to fall 2017, Columbia continues to experience enrollment drops for the eighth year in a row. A Census Enrollment Report for fall 2017 released Oct. 5, by the Office of Institutional Effectiveness stated 808 fewer studen...

Hunt for ‘Becky with the good hair’ must end

By Copy Chief

May 2, 2016

Beyoncé’s latest creative work, Lemonade, a visual album released April 23 on HBO and streaming service Tidal, is all anyone seems to be able to talk about. This comes as no surprise, as Beyoncé is arguably one of the most famous pop stars on the scene and the album is her most ambitious project to date, showing a more emotionally vulnerable side of the artist that has not been explored through her art in recent years.On the al...

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