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Cream, sugar and a custom portrait: Michael Breach uses creativity for latte art

By Bridget Ekis

November 30, 2018

Michael Breach can turn foam into faces within a matter of minutes. Based in New York, he is a latte artist whose work ranges from marriage proposals and gender reveals to working with clients such asDisney.After meeting corporate executives at Dunkin' Donuts, Breach was invited to collaborate with the company in Chicago to launch its new espresso campaign.The Chronicle spoke with Breach about the start of his creative career...

Australian band The Faim is hungry to join the American rock scene

Australian band The Faim is hungry to join the American rock scene

November 13, 2018

Australian band The Faim is kicking off its first U.S. tour Nov. 10  following the release of its first EP Summer is a Curse. They will perform at Chicago’s Bottom Lounge, 1375 W. Lake St., Nov. 16.The six...

Zack Baumgartner, solo musician and member of pop-punk band When the Sun Sets, performs on stage.

Zack Baumgartner overcomes fear through music

September 23, 2018

Zack Baumgartner, solo musician and member of pop-punk band When the Sun Sets, understands hustle. Baumgartner works as a welder full-time, and plays shows late into the weekends. He writes his origin...

Joyce Manor will be coming to Chicago to play at Concord Music Hall, 2047 N. Milwaukee Ave., on November 15 with Wavves and Culture Abuse. 

For Joyce Manor, pop-punk popularity hasn’t been a ‘Constant Headache’

November 6, 2017

Getting old can be hard, especially when you're in a pop-punk band with a cult following. Torrance, California's Joyce Manor hit the music scene with its 2011 self-titled album. Since then, the band has...

Enrollment drops for fall 2017

Enrollment drops for fall 2017

October 6, 2017

With a 10 percent overall student body loss from fall 2016 to fall 2017, Columbia continues to experience enrollment drops for the eighth year in a row. A Census Enrollment Report for fall 2017 released Oct. 5, by the Office of Institutional Effectiveness stated 808 fewer studen...

Grammy-nominated band Bowling for Soup is scheduled to perform at the Bottom Lounge, 1375 W. Lake St., March 31. 

Bowling for Soup knocks down their 11th pin

March 27, 2017

From “Girl All The Bad Guys Want” to the theme song of “Phineas and Ferb,” Jaret Reddick and the rest of Bowling for Soup won’t stop rocking. With a continually growing fan base, the pop-pun...

The crowd moshed, headbanged and crowdsurfed throughout the performance.

UK’s Architects build wall of emotional sound

March 13, 2017

Metalcore tore through a night of an unsuspecting neighborhood in the Near West Side of Chicago on March 9at the Bottom Lounge, 1375 W. Lake St.Architects is a Metalcore band from Brighton, England, tha...

Alex Lahey ready to hit US with SXSW debut

Alex Lahey, an indie pop-rock musician from Australia who opened for Tegan and Sara, is starting her own tour in the U.S., beginning with SXSW in Austin, Texas March 16–17.  

By Ariel Parrella-Aureli

March 13, 2017

It is 10 a.m. in the Melbourne Airport, Australia, and musicians are getting ready to fly to Austin, Texas, for South by Southwest, the annual music festival that also showcases film, music, comedy, pa...

Disabled people murdered by family members honored | The Columbia Chronicle

March 6, 2017

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network held a vigil March 1 at Daley Plaza honoring disabled people across the nation who were murdered at the hands of family members or caregivers....

Andrea De Fraga’s Evolve Planner is designed to help students organize their schedules and finances by tracking their yearly, monthly and weekly goals and spending.  

Faculty member’s planner to promote student financial literacy

November 21, 2016

Recognizing the financial issues students face throughout their college careers, Andrea De Fraga, a professor in the Business & Entrepreneurship Department, is raising funds to produce a planner to ...

Skin color does not inhibit skill

Carolyn Bradley

By Copy Editor

October 24, 2016

Tamika Cross, an obstetrician and gynecologist, offered her medical skills on a Detroit-to-Minneapolis Delta Air Lines flight after a passenger a couple of rows ahead became unresponsive, and a flight atten...

Hard Girls will perform at Riot Fest’s Rebel Stage on Sept. 18.

Riot Fest’s Hard Girls release new song, talk moshpits

September 12, 2016

Indie-punk band Hard Girls released their single “Guadalupe on the Banks of the Styx” on The A.V. Club’s website Aug. 30. Originally from San Jose, California, the band has toured with household...

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