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Educating fear and ignorance

By Editorial Board

January 26, 2015

Radical Islamist terrorists have rocked the world with relentless acts of violence in recent weeks. The Jan. 7–9 Charlie Hebdo and kosher market shootings carried out in Paris by radical Islamists linked to a Yemen al-Qaida group were plastered across media outlets for days. In the outer rims of the news cycle, the militant Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram razed the Nigerian villages of Baga and Doron Baga Jan. 3 and...

Stan Wearden, senior vice president and provost, addressed the college at Stage 2, 618 S. Michigan Ave., for the first time since he took the position. The assembly focused on the Strategic Planning Process and included an audience Q-and-A session.

Provost Stan Wearden discusses strategic plan

October 6, 2014

To commemorate his first 100 days as senior vice president and provost, Stan Wearden delivered an address to the college on Oct. 2 in the 618 S. Michigan Ave. Building. Similar to the Q-and-A President...

Electronic hip-hop artist Jason

‘Maek’-ing a difference

April 14, 2014

Do not let his bright smile and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sweatshirt fool you, electro hip-hop artist and South Side native Jason “Maek” Sizer is not just a lyrical wordsmith. He is an entrepren...

Liberal arts degrees contribute billions to US economy

Liberal arts degrees contribute billions to US economy

March 31, 2014

Just when you were beginning to think your liberal arts degree was useless in the current economy, new statistics suggest otherwise. Data from the National Endowment of the Arts and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis show that the arts and cultural production industry added a...

The Chicago Lady Cobras surprised fans and competitors in last year’s Women’s U.S. Nationals dek hockey tournament in Leominster, Massachusetts as the first and only team from the Midwest to compete and took third place.

Lady Cobras lie in wait for winter to thaw

March 31, 2014

Like many Chicago residents, the Chicago Lady Cobras are currently waiting for the snow to melt and ice to thaw to begin the 2014 dek hockey season.The Lady Cobras are the Midwest’s only female dek, ...

Athlete Profile: Siana Maradol

Athlete Profile: Siana Maradol

March 17, 2014

While starting up a nonprofit organization, taking 19 credit hours and holding a job sounds like a pretty full schedule, Siana Maradol still finds time to play volleyball every week.Maradol is the lib...

The Plant, 1400 W. 46th St., which hosts a diverse array of businesses, uniformly operates with urban sustainability in mind, taking advantage of aquaponics facilities and hydroponic food growers.

Green oasis sprouts in gray town

March 17, 2014

Inside the shell of a former meat-packing facility, the gurgle of rushing water, rich scent of tilled earth and bright green glow of new seedlings fill a small room. The plants, tended by South Side na...

Jeff Spitz, assistant professor in the Cinema Art + Science Department, co-produced the documentary “Food Patriots” about the importance of growing and eating local, organic food. 

Food movement sparked by professor

March 10, 2014

What started as an illegal but harmless chicken farm in a Columbia professor’s backyard is now a Chipotle-sponsored documentary about where food comes from. “Food Patriots,” produced by Groundswell Educational Films—a nonprofit production company co-founded by Jeff Spitz, a...

AEMM students to tout talents at SXSW

AEMM students to tout talents at SXSW

March 3, 2014

The Arts, Entertainment & Media Management Department will send 90 students to this year’s South by Southwest film, music and live performance festival March 12–16 in Austin, Texas. This will be the program’s fifth year attending the popular film and media fest...

Jacqueline Rezak, a 2010 fashion journalism alumna and founder of online boutique Rad+Refined, is launching  an extension of the brand called Rad Basics, which she is collaborating with Brandi Cryus to create.

L.A. fashion dreams come true for alumna

February 24, 2014

Jacqueline Rezak, a 2010 fashion journalism interdisciplinary alumna and Highland Park, Ill. native, is now a celebrity stylist and founder of online boutique Rad+Refined. After moving to Los Angeles in Septem...

Notable Native: Vanessa Buccella

Vanessa Buccella

By Assistant Metro Editor

February 17, 2014

Vanessa Buccella grew up in a small Arkansas town and always dreamed of living in a big city. After she was accepted to New York University’s film school, she realized she could not attend because of fina...

West Side rapper Bella Bahhs (left) sits in on the “The Benchwarmers,” hosted by Chronicle Media Relations Editor Nader Ihmoud (front) and Eduardo Saldana (rear). The Monday night radio show is broadcast on Columbia’s WCRX 88.1. Host Ihmoud praised Bahh’s song “Good Loud” and pleaded with her to release a clean version that he could play on air. 

Rapper handles injustice like a Bahhs

February 17, 2014

You may not know it by looking at her, but petite, soft-spoken Ambrelle Gambrelle, a West Side rapper who performs under the moniker Bella Bahhs, is tough. Bahhs, a spoken word artist, made her rap debut...

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