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Auditorium Theatre worthy commencement substitute

By Editorial Board

October 27, 2014

After hosting the annual commencement ceremony at the Chicago Theatre for three years, the college announced Oct. 16 that this year’s graduation ceremonies would be held at the historic Auditorium Theatre at Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Parkway.The Chicago Theater opted not to pursue a multi-year contract with Columbia, forcing the administration to find an alternative location, as reported Oct. 20 by The Chronicle...

Brianna Planter

Featured Athlete: Brianna Planter

October 27, 2014

Brianna Planter, a junior dance major, taught herself how to dance at age 9. Now in college, she is the new choreographer of the Poms, Columbia’s dance team.Planter said she first found her competiti...

West Side neighborhood becomes home to Chicago’s first fitness park

West Side neighborhood becomes home to Chicago’s first fitness park

October 13, 2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Alderman Bob Fioretti (2nd Ward), who recently announced his mayoral candidacy, attended the Oct. 5 ribbon-cutting ceremony for Chicago’s first fitness park on the West Side in East...

Dove's brings Southern comfort to Chicago

Dove’s brings Southern comfort to Chicago

October 6, 2014

Welcoming patrons with intoxicating sounds of old-school Chicago soul and blues music, Dove’s Luncheonette, 1545 N. Damen Ave., is a fresh addition to the booming Wicker Park restaurant scene.The James ...

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City initiative seeks to reduce veteran homelessness

September 29, 2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced a partnership on Sept. 16 between several city, state and federal agencies to combat homelessness among Chicago veterans.The mayor’s office, the state Department of Family and ...

Non-dominant hand influences thumb’s evolution

Non-dominant hand influences thumb's evolution

By Assistant Sports & Health Editor

September 29, 2014

Throughout early human history, the development of tools such as hand-axes, flints and flakes is believed to have influenced the evolution of culture and anatomy.In a Sept. 6 study published in the Journ...

Park smoking ban more political than effective law

By Editorial Board

September 22, 2014

Chicago followed in the footsteps of other major cities such as Boston and New York City when the Chicago Park District Board passed a resolution Sept. 10 to ban smoking in the city’s 580 parks.Violators will face a $500 fine if caught smoking within 15 feet of Chicago’s parks, beaches, harbors and playgrounds, as reported Sept. 15 by The Chronicle. Electronic cigarettes, cigars and vaporized substances are also inclu...

Riot Fest 2014

Riot Fest 2014

September 22, 2014

South African rap-rave trio, Die Antwoord, rocks Riot Stage during the 2014 Riot Festival at Humboldt Park. During the performance, the crowd took its time getting Ninja back to the barriers after he do...

Viola Davis at the 48th festival

Columbia sponsors Chicago International Film Festival

September 22, 2014

The college is helping sponsor the Chicago International Film Festival for the fifth consecutive year. The festival, now in its 50th year of continuous growth, is set to take place Oct. 9–23 and feature more than 200 films from more than 60 countries with an expected attendance o...

Bruce Rauner’s action nothing short of disrespectful

By Editor-in-Chief

September 22, 2014

As a student journalist at Columbia, it is not uncommon to come to a journalism class on time and then be out the door, en route to a press conference, moments later. There is no better preparation for learning how to write hard news stories than to be thrown head-first into covering one. There is no preparation for the day when you become a headline, though, which was the case for a dozen journalism students at the col...

NFL scores touchdown against domestic violence

By Editorial Board

September 8, 2014

Following intense public scrutiny, the National Football League announced Aug. 28 that players would face increased penalties for domestic violence offenses.In July, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice received a two-game suspension for assaulting his fiancée, an act that was caught on camera and made public. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell experienced backlash for the light punishment he issued. It was a significantly mo...

(Left to right) Sean Huber, Ian Farmer, Jake Ewald and Brenden Lukens of Modern Baseball, which charted on the Billboard 200 after the release of its second album You’re Gonna Miss It All. the band will appear at Riot Fest in Humboldt Park on Sept. 14 at 6 p.m. on the Revolt Stage.

Modern Baseball hits home run in pop-punk community

September 8, 2014

Guitarists Brendan Lukensand Jake Ewald founded Modern Baseball, an emo pop-punk band known for its eclectic style, in 2011 while they were still in high school. Bassist Ian Farmer and drummer Sean Huber l...

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