The Columbia Chronicle

Jeff Spitz, assistant professor in the Cinema Art + Science Department, co-produced the documentary “Food Patriots” about the importance of growing and eating local, organic food. 

Food movement sparked by professor

March 10, 2014

What started as an illegal but harmless chicken farm in a Columbia professor’s backyard is now a Chipotle-sponsored documentary about where food comes from. “Food Patriots,” produced by Groundswell Educational Films—a nonprofit production company co-founded by Jeff Spitz, a...

West Side rapper Bella Bahhs (left) sits in on the “The Benchwarmers,” hosted by Chronicle Media Relations Editor Nader Ihmoud (front) and Eduardo Saldana (rear). The Monday night radio show is broadcast on Columbia’s WCRX 88.1. Host Ihmoud praised Bahh’s song “Good Loud” and pleaded with her to release a clean version that he could play on air. 

Rapper handles injustice like a Bahhs

February 17, 2014

You may not know it by looking at her, but petite, soft-spoken Ambrelle Gambrelle, a West Side rapper who performs under the moniker Bella Bahhs, is tough. Bahhs, a spoken word artist, made her rap debut...

Celebrity role models exist only in fiction

By Assistant Campus Editor

February 10, 2014

A typical standby of the media is reporting on the less-than-optimal behavior of celebrities. Former child stars Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus have received some of the worst criticism recently and parents of young fans aren’t pleased with the influence such bad behavior may have on their children.Despite entering their 20s, Bieber and Cyrus are still expected to tailor their work, performances and personal life choices...

Columbia Welcomes Artists from Beijing Film Academy

February 3, 2014

Four students and two professors from the Beijing Film Academy arrived at Columbia Jan. 24 to collaborate on a Global Digital City Interactive Documentary. This virtual and interactive documentary pro...

Liquor moratorium dries up West Town

Liquor moratorium dries up West Town

February 3, 2014

Even in a city with a growing number of breweries, liquor moratoriums and dry precincts hamper brewers in opening up tasting rooms and bars, an obstacle that is preventing one West Town brewery from maki...

Chit-Chat with the Renegades

By Ahmed Hamad

January 28, 2013

Assistant Sports & Health Editor Nader Ihmoud catches up with Abby Cress, president of Columbia's Renegades, for our weekly Chit-Chat.http://youtu.be/b3vY--V8JW4"Renegades" "Columbia" "Columbia College" "Columbia College Chicago" "Columbia College Renegades" "Columbia Renegades" "Sports" "College Sports" "Club Sports"

‘Project Runway’ engages Chicago contestant

By Justin Moran

January 28, 2013

Since its premiere in December, 2004, “Project Runway” has launched successful fashion careers for up-and-coming designers across the nation. Eight years later, the reality show continues in its 11th season, which began on Jan. 24 and features local Chicago talent as well as a new twist on the competition.Katelyn Pankoke, 23, is a Chicago-based fashion designer whose local bridal line, Elaya Vaughn, helped her land a spo...

Aldermen question O’Hare contract

By Angelica Sanchez

January 27, 2013

In September 2012, the city awarded a five-year O’Hare International Airport janitorial contract to South Loop-based United Maintenance Co. Now, allegations against the company have prompted five aldermen to ask Chicago’s Inspector General to launch an investigation into United Maintenance and its practices.Recent Chicago Sun-Times reports revealed that the head of the company, Richard Simon, failed to disclose during the bidd...

Academic Affairs phases out Columbia Press

By Tatiana Walk-Morris

January 26, 2013

The Academic Affairs office will phase out the Columbia College Chicago Press “after careful consideration,” according to Louise Love, interim provost and vice president of Academic Affairs.The Press, located in the Wabash Campus building, 623 S. Wabash Ave., will be removed by the end of the calendar year because it has been operating at a financial loss for the past five years, Love said.The decision to phase out the P...

Film & Video successes reach Hollywood

By Megan Purazrang

January 24, 2013

The achievements of Columbia’s alumni are many, specifically in the Film & Video Department. The new year has bestowed an array of honors on Columbia’s Film & Video alumni with 32 award recognitions for 2013.Such recognition not only benefits alumni, but also current students, perspective students and the institution as a whole, said Eric Winston, vice president of Institutional Advancement.“[Columbia alumni] ...

Wildcats upset Gophers, show life at home

By Nader Ihmoud

January 23, 2013

The Northwestern University Wildcats upset the No. 12-ranked University of Minnesota Golden Gophers 55–48 at Welsh Ryan Arena on Jan. 23.Wildcats Head Coach Bill Carmody went to a 1-3-1 defense during the second half, and it flustered the already struggling Gophers even more, according to senior guard Reggie Hearn.The Gophers turned the ball over 10 times during that stretch, after only committing 5 turnovers during the...

Wildcats’ offensive slump continues against Hawkeyes, lose big at home

By Nader Ihmoud

January 13, 2013

According to senior guard Alex Marcotullio, frustration is “pretty high” in Evanston, following the Northwestern University Wildcats (10-7 [1-3]) 70-50 loss to the University of Iowa Hawkeyes (12-5 [1-3]) at Welsh Ryan Arena, on Jan. 13.Although both teams shot terribly during the first half, Iowa managed to build a 10 point lead thanks in part to the Hawkeyes 14-4 run to end the half. The Wildcats had two stints, each ...

We've got you covered