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Alumnus cast as ‘Narcos’ series regular

Alumnus cast as ‘Narcos’ series regular

December 12, 2016

A Columbia alumnus will have a starring role on the Netflix original series, “Narcos,” the popular crime drama , which centered the last two seasons on the takedown of cartel leader Pablo Escobar. 2005 theatre alumnus Michael Stahl-David was cast as Season 3 regular Chr...

Michael Sullivan, the cinematographer and one-half of On The Real Film.

Local documentary web series gives voice to arts community post-election

December 5, 2016

When Donald Trump was announced as the next president, filmmaker Erin Babbin said she remembers feeling as if she were in an episode of Netflix’s “Black Mirror.” The TV show’s portrayal of techn...

The Chicago Field Museum hosted a panel discussion Oct. 24 with Senator Mark Kirk to discuss and propose the Kirk bill, which is designed to stop funding for terrorist groups like ISIS.

Senator Kirk proposes bill to help stop ISIS terrorism funding

October 31, 2016

ISIS terrorism funding may be coming from the sales of Middle East antiquities—some U.S. collectors, experts say.U.S. Illinois Senator Mark Kirk  held a panel discussion Oct. 24 with several internationa...

Joe Keery and Dalton Allison of Post Animal sang to a full house Oct. 13 at Virgin Hotel Chicago, 203 N. Wabash Ave. The free show had fans waiting for two hours outside—some of whom did not catch the band's hyped grunge-pop-psych set. 

From grunge-pop to Netflix—local band gets taste of fame through ‘Stranger Things’

October 24, 2016

Six guys are sitting at a restaurant, laughing loudly and making jokes as they chow down on their hamburgers and beers. Suddenly, one gets a tap on the shoulder from a man at the nearby table."Excuse me...

Editor’s Note: Higher-ups should be fed up with staff contract halts, not just union

Editor's Note: New CFO needs to bring  financial confidence back

By Editor-in-Chief

October 24, 2016

As reported on Page 3, members of the United Staff of Columbia College lined the entrance of a contract negotiation meeting Oct. 18, chanting and expressing frustrations. Some were even holding up copies o...

‘Gilmore Guys’ to gab at Thalia Hall

Demi Adejuyigbe and Kevin T. Porter gab about all things “Gilmore” on their two-episodes-a-week podcast, Gilmore Guys on Headgum Podcast Network.

By Arts & Culture Editor

February 8, 2016

If you’re out on the road feeling lonely and so cold, all you have to do is turn on your iTunes subscription to Gilmore Guys and they’ll be there.Gilmore Guys, which will perform live at Thalia Ha...

Straight No Chaser

Group’s dynamic vocals enlivens holidays

December 14, 2015

What began as a way to meet girls and fulfill class requirements became a career-long endeavor for the men of world-renowned a capella group Straight No Chaser. The 10-piece ensemble, which began as a c...

Bands Elephant Gun and Sheep Numbers attended Berserk Records March 7 album release party to celebrate two new compilation albums and two full album releases.

Berserk Records showcases local indie rock talent at Young Camelot

March 16, 2015

Rock albums on custom cassettes were not the only things dropping at Berserk Records’ March 7 album release party at Young Camelot, 2126 N. Talman Ave. Bands and fans danced until 3 a.m., celebrating th...

Devaluing mainstream futile: it’s not that bad, hipsters

By Opinions Editor

February 16, 2015

The labeling of cultures, genres and even people has been a crucial aspect of American society since before Ponyboy slicked his hair back and called himself a greaser. It is built into the American psyche to quantify, qualify and categorize culture—the 1960s mainstream vs. the counterculture struggle being the most all-encompassing yet old school example of cultural divisions. Today, U.S. popular culture—mainstream o...

Police superintendent addresses concerned students regarding citywide violence

By The Columbia Chronicle

September 17, 2012

by Kaylee Fowler, Metro Editor & Mark Minton, Assistant Metro EditorIn response to Chicago’s growing violence epidemic, a group of high school students affiliated with Columbia drafted letters to Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy expressing their fears and offering solutions to the problem. On Sept. 13, McCarthy met on campus with some of the students who voiced their concerns.The students are i...

AT&T makes moves against free Internet, consumer rights

By Luke Wilusz

April 4, 2011

Internet giant AT&T Inc. released an updated version of its terms of service on March 30 that effectively gives the corporation increased power to take advantage of consumers and charge them more while stripping those same people of their legal rights. Such action is not surprising after Congress refused to fund network neutrality legislation in February, leaving Internet service providers free to restrict Internet acc...

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