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State department to probe visa seekers’ social media

State department to probe  visa seekers’ social media

By Blaise Mesa

April 9, 2018

International visitors who are seeking to reside in the U.S. but not immediately immigrate may soon have to turn over huge amounts of personal information, including social media handles, old phone numbe...

The Columbia Theatre Department's run of 'Little Shop of Horrors' will have a little bit of horror in it again, according to Director David Woolley.

Columbia performs ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

March 9, 2017

The Theatre Department's rendition of horror comedy musical “Little Shop of Horrors” opened March 8 for a 10-day run. The show, based on a 1986 film musical that is in turn based on 1960 Roger Corman horror film, explores the mayhem created by Seymour, a shy florist, and his ...

Collaboration bring new jobs and businesses to South Side

Collaboration bring new jobs and businesses to South Side

November 21, 2016

A new partnership will use multimillion-dollar donations to stimulate economic development and bring jobs and businesses to South Side neighborhoods according to a Nov. 3 city press release. The Southwes...

First time actor Ferdia Peelo-Walsh was selected for the role of Conor after a six-month hunt throughout Ireland for fresh, young talent.

Irish lad Ferdia Peelo-Walsh on ‘Sing Street’

April 25, 2016

Director John Carney’s “Sing Street” is a musical coming-of-age tale set in Dublin during the '80s. The film stars newcomer Ferdia Peelo-Walsh as Conor, a 14-year-old Irish lad who uses music to esc...

First time actor Ferdia Peelo-Walsh was selected for the role of Conor after a six-month hunt throughout Ireland for fresh, young talent.

‘Sing Street’: A dull coming-of-age tale told in vibrant technicolor

April 25, 2016

Set in Dublin during the 1980s, director John Carney’s “Sing Street” tells the story of 14-year-old Conor, played by newcomer Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, as he embraces the colorful world of new-wave musi...

Cate Blanchett stars as ‘Nancy’ and Christian Bale as ‘Rick’ in Terrence Malick's drama

Terrence Malick Producers raise their glasses to “Knight of Cups”

March 14, 2016

Between 1973 and 2005, celebrated Hollywood heavyweight Terrence Malick only directed four films: "Badlands," "Days of Heaven," "The Thin Red Line" and "The New World." However, despite this scant output, ...

Chronicle staff accolades speak to students’ work ethic

By Editor-in-Chief

February 29, 2016

Being a student journalist has its challenges, but winning professional recognition in college journalism competitions is an even more difficult goal to achieve.The staff of The Columbia Chronicle was recognized as best in the state for General Excellence at the Illinois College Press Association convention Feb. 20 despite what felt like countless obstacles along the way.This year, The Chronicle staff of what is now 34 student...

V-Day Fundraiser for Chicago Women’s Health Center | The Columbia Chronicle

February 15, 2016

V-Day, a global movement to end violence against women, hosted “The Vagina Monologues” at the Quincy Wong Center for Artistic Expression, 623 S. Wabash Ave. on Feb. 11. Profits from the performance went...

‘Touched with Fire’ director Paul Dalio talks art, love and madness

Paul Dalio wrote, directed, edited and composed music for “Touched with Fire.” 

By Film Critic

February 1, 2016

“Touched with Fire,” writer and director Paul Dalio’s feature film debut, was originally called “Mania Days” but later adopted the title of the book, “Touched with Fire: Manic-Depressive Illness...

Playwright John Logan’s “Never The Sinner” premiered  in Chicago in 1985 to critical acclaim.

‘Never The Sinner’ examines ‘Crime of the Century’

November 9, 2015

“Never The Sinner,” a play by Tony Award winner John Logan detailing the 1924 murder trial of Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb, began its run at the Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave., o...

Ruins like these represent the rise and fall of great human ideas, said Allison Grant, assistant curator and education coordinator at the Museum of Contemporary Photography.

‘Grace of Intention’ is photographic, monumental

October 19, 2015

“Grace of Intention,” an exhibit  featuring photographs from eight international artists at the Museum of Contemporary Photography, 600 S. Michigan Ave., opened Oct. 15 and will continue through ...

Taxi drivers protested  ride-share services on Oct. 8, claiming  services like Uber should be held to the same standards as taxi drivers. 

Cabbies protest ride-share disparities

October 12, 2015

Taxi drivers demonstrated Oct. 8 against what they claim is the unfair lack of regulation enjoyed by ride-share services such as Uber and Lyft. Some drivers went on strike and chose to stay home, while...

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