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‘The Beach’ splashes onto Navy Pier

January 18, 2019

While the cold months may be here, Navy Pier has introduced a free escape. “The Beach Chicago,” which opened Jan. 19, is a free interactive public art installation designed to emulate being at a b...

$5,000 Scholarship takes Columbia students to the Big Apple

$5,000 Scholarship takes Columbia students to the Big Apple

January 18, 2019

Four Columbia students spent the Spring 2018 semester working on a case study about global retail expansion, and after months of research and a semester of peer review, their work resulted in each of them winning a $5,000 scholarship. YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund is a non...

Successes celebrated on International Women’s Day

Successes celebrated on International Women’s Day

March 16, 2018

Women are thriving.With the accomplishments of women in 2017 and so far this year, there was much to celebrate on U.N.-recognized International Women’s Day March 8 and more to look forward to. While the li...

CityKey ID needs everyone to unlock Chicago opportunities

By Editorial Board

March 5, 2018

Chicago plans to launch its municipal ID program this month, and residents will have the most accessible form of activism readily available to them.The Chicago CityKey Program, which city officials began developing in October 2016, will provide an alternative to residents who are often unable to obtain government-issued identification. The homeless, undocumented or recently incarcerated will finally be able to use the “...

Kelly Shingleton, 29, enjoyed her meal  at the Chicago French Market, 131 N. Clinton St., Feb. 8. The French Market is one of five popular food halls in Chicago.

Chicago has appetite for food halls

February 12, 2018

 People have gathered in markets for a communal experience with food for centuries, and the national trend of food halls is just another step in the evolution.Victor Alvarez, a founding partner of Alvarez...

Blake Fortin (left), Kendall McDermott (center) and Ashley Cairns three students from Columbia College who took first place at the National Retail Foundation competition in New York. Each of the members of the winning team recieved $5,000 scolarships. Photo taken on Jan. 30.

Students take home national retail competition scholarships

February 5, 2018

Two Columbia student teams won first and second place in the National Retail Federation student competition, receiving thousands of dollars in scholarships. The NRF collaborates with STORY, a retail company in Manhattan that likens itself to a magazine, continually reinventing it...

GOP approves ‘reform’ bill, taxes become treacherous

GOP approves ‘reform’ bill,  taxes become treacherous

By Editorial Board

December 11, 2017

The U.S. Senate passed a tax reform bill Dec. 2, bringing with it drastic changes that many will struggle to grasp. Tax code’s complexity isn’t what makes the bill or its consequences baffling. Th...

The Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive, has a Field For All program to promote inclusion across the museum for people with disabilities.

Chicago institutions strive for inclusion

December 4, 2017

When Christena Gunther moved to Chicago from New York City in 2012, she was distressed by the city’s lack of access to cultural spaces for people with disabilities. The issue had been her passion since ch...

Mayor Rahm Emanuel participated in the groundbreaking event of Columbia's new student center, set to be completed in 2019. Also in attendance was Columbia's President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim, SGA President Malik Woolfork, and STAR scholar Hailey Chapetta. Nov. 13. Eighth St. and Wabash Ave.

From the ground up: Emanuel, Kim launch student center construction

November 20, 2017

Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim, as well as other college associates, for the Nov. 13 student center groundbreaking ceremony. The new center’s ceremony at the corner of 8th Street and South Wabash Avenue included speeches from Emanuel, Kim, Board of Trustee...

Left to right, Leah Davis, Jaquelyne Jones, Liz Chidester and Camille Robinson star in

Lizzie Borden musical gives patriarchy the ax

November 14, 2017

After the grisly bodies of her father and stepmother were found in their family home Aug. 4, 1892, Lizzie Borden went to trial for their ax murders. The case infamously ended in acquittal and was never ...

A designated walking/biking section of Lakeshore trail runs parallel to Lake Shore Drive, which has a 40 mph speed limit, and some vehicular access points.

Bike path safety questioned after NYC terror attack

November 13, 2017

After a man drove onto a New York City bike path Oct. 31 and killed eight people, local bicyclists are concerned about the security of Chicago’s bike paths. Sayfullo Saipov drove a rented truck onto ...

Columbia alums: ‘Oh, the places you’ll go’

Columbia alums: ‘Oh, the places you’ll go’

September 25, 2017

Lena Waithe, a 2006 television alumna, made history Sept. 17 by becoming the first black woman to win an Emmy award for outstanding comedy writing in a television series. Though definitely the most ...

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