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‘What’s The Deal With’ Pop Art?

February 1, 2016

Throughout the last 27 years, Bart Simpson has been many things. He was an Academy Award winner, boy-band sensation and even somehow managed to stay 10 years old the entire time.However, he was recently ab...

Administration must be more direct

May 12, 2014

Ten months is not a lot of time, but President Kwang-Wu Kim has made his mark on Columbia. While some of his actions have increased transparency, others have shaken up the college.Kim mended bridges with P-Fac, the college’s part-time faculty union and has made an admirable attempt to reach out to students, breaking down barriers. However, replacing office doors with glass and sending out frequent memos are symbolic gestures,...

It’s the Great Exhibit, Charlie Brown

By Trevor Ballanger

November 19, 2012

Since its debut in the Chicago Tribune and other newspapers in 1950, “Peanuts,” written and illustrated by Charles Schulz, has become one of the most beloved and recognizable comic strips in history. Over time, “Peanuts” characters have come to life through animated TV specials and theater productions. Now, nearly 70 years later, a new generation of Chicagoans can experience Charlie Brown and the gang in an exhibit th...

Chicago Theatre to host 2013 commencement

By Alexandra Kukulka

October 15, 2012

Commencement is still months away, but Columbia’s administration is already finalizing plans for the event.The May 2013 commencement ceremony will be held at the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., for the second consecutive year, according to Mark Kelly, vice president of Student Affairs. The college is also working on an agreement with the theater to host graduation for the next five years, he added.“We are returning to the...

A community of comics

By Amanda Murphy

October 3, 2011

They’re everywhere. Creeping in the corners of darkness, stalking through dimly lit alleys. But then they’re taking the train during rush hour, sitting next to you on the el, listening to an iPod and checking email. They seem like everyone else. But the world they live in is far beyond what any normal human could imagine.Comic book artists have been walking the streets of Chicago for decades. Cluttering bookstores and new...

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