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Early student center construction displaces Papermaker's Garden

Early student center construction displaces Papermaker’s Garden

August 8, 2017

Melissa Potter, an associate professor in the Art and Art History Department, arrived at the Papermaker’s Garden July 20 to meet a local artist whose work she planned to host there at an upc...

Democratic Gubernatorial candidate draws Speaker Madigan, Lord Voldermort parallel

By Eric Bradach

August 7, 2017

Illinois has a problem lurking in the shadows, and there is a parallel between him and a famous fantasy novel villain, said state Rep. Scott Drury, D-Highwood.In an eight-member candidate field vying for the Democratic nomination to challenge incumbent Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, Drury laid out his “blueprint to build the foundation for Illinois’ future” at an Aug. 3 press conference in Lincoln Park. Called Rebuild Illinois...

College approves planning, development of new student center

Columbia should use its own artists to create student center

November 9, 2015

Columbia students have long called for the addition of a student center to the college’s otherwise disjointed group of campus buildings, a facet of many other area colleges that proves valuable to uniti...

Kokopelli is Wicker Park’s latest Mexican restaurant at 1324 N. Milwaukee Ave., offering a wide variety of menu items featuring modern takes on classic Mexican cuisine.

Kokopelli brings flavor to Chicago

December 8, 2014

The fact that Kokopelli, 1324 N. Milwaukee Ave, is named after the Hopi god of fertility and mischief makes sense in light of its spicy offerings, a refreshing warmth in the looming Chicago winter.Kokope...

Chicago-based artist Matthew Hoffman strives to spark creativity and happiness worldwide with his “you are beautiful” mural collection that can be seen around the city.

‘You are beautiful’ creator seeks to inspire people worldwide

October 20, 2014

Matthew Hoffman, a Chicago-based artist who displays his poetic public art pieces throughout the city, wants to tell the world “You are beautiful.”Hoffman is best known for his series of murals tha...

Head over heels: Your couch may be ruining your fashion game and your dating life

By Managing Editor

September 29, 2014

The couch: A perfect place to crash for a nap between classes, a casual movie night with your boo ‘thang or Saturdays spent in your sweats or leggings catching up on all things Netflix. But what if I told you the couch is about to become public enemy No. 1 when it comes to dating and fashion?Society has gotten too comfortable and lazy, not only with what we are wearing, but also in how we are dating. Leggings have replaced...

Students, veterans at Columbia remember 9/11 | The Columbia Chronicle

September 15, 2014

Students and veterans came together for the 13th anniversary of 9/11 to remember the lives lost and consider opportunities for the future. Together We Remember, held at the Papermaker's Garden at the corner of Wa...

The Student Veteran Society and the Student Programming Board hosted “Together We Remember,” an open-mic event in the Papermaker’s Garden, 754 S. Wabash Ave., that invited the college’s veterans to commemorate the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Few students turn out for 9/11 commemoration

September 15, 2014

“Never Forget,” a term often used when discussing the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, that claimed the lives of more than 3,000 people and led to years of military engagement in Iraq and Afgha...

Columbia celebrates Earth with climate award

By Assistant Campus Editor

March 10, 2014

Columbia’s campus might currently be cold and dreary, but it has been selected as one of the leading green schools in the country.Columbia has been named a finalist as one of 20 U.S. colleges for the 2014 Climate Leadership Award from Second Nature, an organization whose mission is to sustainably transform higher education.Second Nature works with the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment, an organization...

Driving human emotions

Driving human emotions

February 17, 2014

Driving can be a very stressful activity, especially in Chicago. But what if cars could detect a driver’s emotional state and possibly prevent an accident?This is the goal for a team of researchers from th...

Hilton partnership furthers Wabash Arts Corridor

By Tyler Eagle

January 28, 2013

Columbia and Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Ave., have partnered to display student art on the back of the hotel.The partnership is part of the Wabash Arts Corridor project, an initiative dedicated to transforming the seven blocks worth of buildings on South Wabash Avenue, between Congress Parkway and Roosevelt Road, into a gallery of student work, according to Mark Kelly, vice president of Student Affairs.Kelly said he select...

Columbia helps Bob’s move trees

By Senah Yeboah-Sampong

December 10, 2012

The bicycles and garden boxes that sit in the Columbia-owned lot at the corner of South Wabash Avenue and East Eighth Street have a new roommate, and his name is Bob.Bob’s Christmas Trees has set up shop in Columbia Papermakers’ Garden and bike lot and will be open until Dec. 24. After being forced to relocate from the lot on the corner of Dearborn and Polk streets, co-owner Bob Levy was desperate to find a new home i...

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