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Black In Film: Columbia alumnus promotes diversity behind the camera

Black In Film was created by 2015 cinema arts and science alumnus Ramone Hulet to provide information and opportunity for Black filmmakers entering the industry.

By Jonah Ocuto, Staff Reporter

July 20, 2020

After graduating from Columbia in 2015 with a degree in cinema art and science, alumnus Ramone Hulet was looking forward to starting his career as a film producer. But as he began working, one thi...

Electives should facilitate collaboration

By Editorial Board

November 30, 2015

Columbia stands out among other colleges and universities because of its unique curriculum in which students are encouraged to begin taking major classes during their first semester. The approach typically attracts students who are set on a certain career path and want to be immersed in their major from day one.Columbia students are promised they will graduate with a developed portfolio and are encouraged to find their “creative posse”...

Christie Andersen Asif, executive director of Career Initiatives at the Portfolio Center, said approximately 50 percent of interns nationwide are hired by the company they interned for.

College to offer scholarships to unpaid interns

November 16, 2015

Columbia is encouraging its students to pursue internship opportunities with the launch of its “Columbia Internships Challenge,” which will award a $2,500 scholarship to 140 students with unpaid internshi...

Graham Brown portrays Charlie, the husband of Kristin, the play’s main narrator.

New Chicago play tackles stigma of mental illness

November 9, 2015

“Tell Me What You Remember,” a play delving into the true story of a family’s struggle with mental illness, will run at the Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee Ave., from Nov. 12–15 and Nov. 1...

Sound Off: Beyoncé’s questionable re-release far from flawless

By Managing Editor

December 1, 2014

Beyoncé dropped her surprise visual album just before midnight on Dec. 12, 2013, an act that caught fans and the industry as a whole off-guard.  The self-titled album was her fifth full-length album, and it came without any type of warning. By the time the album dropped, most fans had either forgotten about her promised release or given up hope that it would arrive any time soon after being strung along with false promis...


Virb terminates partnership with college

October 27, 2014

Virb, a website hosting platform, has terminated its partnership with Columbia after being bought out by the website host company Go Daddy in October 2013. Prior to the college’s partnership with Virb, which began in 2012, Columbia used an in-house system called WebAgent that host...

Featured Artist: Dana Digrispino

Featured Artist: Dana Digrispino

April 14, 2014

Senior fashion studies major Dana Digrispino dropped her finance studies in 2011 to pursue her dream of being a fashion designer. Now, her decision may generate a return on investment. Digrispino was one of eight Columbia students selected to showcase their designs an...

Magic of Disney does not translate to Kickstarter

By Managing Editor

March 10, 2014

The 2100 block of North Tripp Avenue is a residential runway crammed with humble homes and landscaped lawns—until the one-way intersects West Palmer Street, where a blue house with stripped siding sits in shambles. A blatant eyesore, the house would be demolished if it were in any other neighborhood, but this shack situated in Hermosa is special—it is the childhood home of Walt Disney, and although it still stands, no on...

Career initiatives director of 24 years retires

Career initiatives director of 24 years retires

February 3, 2014

After 24 years at Columbia, Tim Long, executive director of the Portfolio Center, has decided to leave the college, effective Jan. 31. Long said he plans to relocate to Wisconsin to pursue photography and travel across the country to shoot landscapes he thinks deserve more notor...

You will always be my Bieby

For the Record

By Managing Editor

January 27, 2014

There is something magical that happens at the Addison street Taco Bell at 3 a.m. Out of the shadowy abyss, packs of 20-somethings sporting their best heels wiggle through Wrigley with makeup smeared acr...

Editor’s Note: Students’ careers start here

By Heather Scroering

November 26, 2012

More than two years ago, college adviser Bob Blinn visited my class to caution us young artists in a truthful yet slightly berating manner. He said that if we hadn’t already started working to jump-start our careers by reading industry journals and networking with other artists, we’d be done for. Before leaving, he asked us to fill out a checklist of specific steps he’d covered, and the survey proved to be very fright...

Social media may lead to jobs

By Contributing Writer

October 8, 2012

By Elizabeth Earl, Contributing WriterNetworking through social media may be the 21st century method of job hunting, according to several media experts.During Social Media Week, a worldwide celebration of online networking from Sept. 24–29, several seminars around Chicago were devoted to discussing and exploring various social media outlets. At a Sept. 26 event hosted by DePaul University, a group of employers, entrepreneurs ...

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