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As podcasts expand, funding competition toughens

As podcasts expand, funding competition toughens

November 17, 2014

For a radio conference, there was a lot of extraneous noise Nov. 9 in the meeting rooms at the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza, 350 W. Mart Center Drive, during the Third Coast International Audio Festival. ...

Student debt a national epidemic

Student debt a national epidemic

September 29, 2014

As tuition at colleges across the country continues to rise, student debt remains an epidemic that plagues many students and graduates, and Strike Debt has taken notice. Strike Debt, an organization that began after the Occupy Wall Street movements, is creating Debt Collective, a d...

Featured Artist: Ellis Peters

Featured Artist: Ellis Peters

March 17, 2014

Ellis Peters, a junior marketing communication major, saw his creations paraded down the runway for the first time during a March 8 fashion show benefiting the United Nations Children’s Fund at Depaul’s Cortelyou Commons, 2324 N. Fremont St. Peters’ dark, urban streetwear pie...

Student project benefits reservation

By Alexandra Kukulka

November 26, 2012

What started as a class assignment for one Columbia student became the genesis of a project to benefit others.Daniel Wessell, a junior photography major, created the Lakota Spirit Project to provide programs  to stimulate economic growth and foster a higher standard of living for the Oglala Sioux tribe on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, which he said is one of the poorest reservations in the country.Wes...

New fitness center offers winter haven for athletes

By Brandon Smith

November 24, 2012

A new fitness center, located directly across from The Dwight Lofts, opened Oct. 23 and offers a new workout facility for students who are serious about fitness.Lacuna Fitness, 645 S. Clark St., is more of a training facility for athletes than a recreation center for casual members, according to owner Chris Spurlock. The gym is currently not open to the public to purchase memberships, but students can sign up to work with ...

Crime Commission awards gang-violence reduction efforts

By Hallie Zolkower-Kutz

November 12, 2012

Individuals, organizations and law enforcement professionals who have contributed to violence prevention in Chicago were honored on Nov. 7 during the Stars of Distinction 2012 Awards Dinner sponsored by the Chicago Crime Commission.The dinner, held at the Palmer House Hilton, 17 E. Monroe St., brought together law enforcement officials and community groups to collaborate on methods for decreasing gang violence in the cit...

Keep encouraging parent involvement in education

By Editorial Board

November 12, 2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Oct. 30 that 70 Chicago public schools have teamed up with Walgreens to give cards worth $25 of store credit to parents who pick up their children’s report card and participate in parent-teacher conferences.The participating schools have had problems maintaining parental involvement, according to an Oct. 30 press release from the mayor’s office.Some headlines are calling the program bribe...

Special Olympics founded, grows in Chicago

By Kyle Rich

October 28, 2012

Chicago is known for Al Capone and the devastating fire of 1871, but it is also the birthplace of a positive historic movement that began more than four decades ago.The city hosted the first International Special Olympics Summer Games at Soldier Field in July 1968, at which more than 1,000 athletes with mental disabilities from the United States and Canada gathered to compete in swimming and track andfield events.Mayor Rah...

Occupy Chicago denounces 2012 presidential candidates

By Kaley Fowler

September 9, 2012

With election season in full swing, attacks against both major political parties are abounding. While many are typically critical of either Democrats or Republicans, a recent Occupy Chicago protest brought together a group of individuals who denounce both political parties.On Sept. 4, the first day of the Democratic National Convention, approximately 100 protesters gathered at the corner of Jackson Boulevard and LaSall...

Occupy demonstrators rally against prisons

By Kaley Fowler

February 27, 2012

Chants of “Prisoners are the 99 percent!” and “Racist prisons, we say no!” filled the streets of downtown Chicago as Occupy Chicago members made their way to the Metropolitan Correctional Center, 71 W. Van Buren St.Approximately 150 protesters rallied together Feb. 20 at the corner of Jackson Boulevard and LaSalle Street to raise awareness about prison conditions and the way prisoners are treated.“We’re here Occ...

Occupying A Critical Mass [Slideshow]

By Brent Lewis

October 31, 2011

Participants of Critical Mass dressed up in costumes for their Halloween bike ride on Oct. 28, 2011. Critical Mass is a bike ride that takes place in Chicago on the last Friday of every month. The ride leaves from Daley Plaza at 5:30p.m. to the sounds of blow horns, bells and yelling of “lets mass!” On Oct. 28, 2011 the Critical Mass route passed by the Chicago Federal Reserve located at 230 South La Salle Street to show ...

Occupy Chicago Arrests [Slideshow]

By Brent Lewis

October 27, 2011

Members of Occupy Chicago were arrested during a protest in Grant Park, Saturday, October 22, 2011, after refusing to leave the park after it closed at 11 P.M. Over 100 protesters were arrested, many for the second time.[kml_flashembed publishmethod="dynamic" fversion="10.1.8276" useexpressinstall="true" movie="https://columbiachronicle.com/soundslides/OccupyArrest/soundslider.swf" width="500" height="440" targetclass="flashmovie"][/kml_flashembed]...

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