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Transistor, 3441 N. Broadway, uses every inch of space to showcase local artists’ work and expose customers to new forms of music, art and culture.

Transistor, a conduit for community

March 31, 2014

Friday nights and the second Saturday night of each month, patrons of Andy Miles’ whimsically eclectic store Transistor can witness the shop transform from an art gallery and record store into an ev...

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, ...

‘Songs of the Wanderers’ returns to Chicago

‘Songs of the Wanderers’ returns to Chicago

March 17, 2014

The Columbia Dance Center’s collaboration with Taiwan’s most notable dance company is helping the Dance Department to better market itself. Columbia’s Dance Center, 1306 S. Michigan Ave., co-presented “Songs of the Wanderers” with Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan from Ma...

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...

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...

Video Poll: Community College

February 17, 2014

For this week's video poll, The Chronicle asks students whether or not they attended community college before coming to Columbia and why they made their choice. Most said they felt they wanted the entire co...

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...

Police overtime spending exceeds 2013 budget: Some officers O.T. earnings outpace salaries

By Metro Editor

February 17, 2014

Some Chicago Police Department officers’ 2013 overtime earnings exceeded their average yearly salaries, rekindling debates about the department’s overtime spending.According to 2013 city data, two officers each earned more than $90,000 in overtime, and 215 officers each earned more than $50,000. Total overtime spending was $103.5 million, exceeding the $93 million allotted in the 2013 budget.In an effort to reduce cri...

MacBooks catch a few rays

By Assistant Sports & Health Editor

February 10, 2014

The panic triggered by a dying laptop when there is no outlet in sight may be a thing of the past with the implementation of a possible new solar-powered feature in Apple’s MacBooks.Apple briefly detailed the potential features of a future MacBook in a patent approved Jan. 28 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. One of the new features is a rear plate on the back of the MacBook with solar cells underneath t...

Day Of the Dead Celebrations

By James Foster

November 5, 2012

Chicago celebrated the Day of Dead in a variety of ways on Friday. Residents of Pilsen staged their annual procession. At Columbia students and faculty took to the streets in costumes that culminated in a fashion show.[kml_flashembed publishmethod="dynamic" fversion="10.1.8276" useexpressinstall="true" movie="http://@columbiachronicle.com/soundslides/DOD_publish_to_web/soundslider.swf" width="500" height="440" targetclass="flashmovie"][/kml_flashembed]...

Local coalition demands elected school board

By Contributing Writer

October 26, 2012

by Elizabeth Earl, Contributing WriterA citywide coalition of parent, community and teacher organizations is partnering with the Chicago Teachers Union in an effort to pass a referendum for an elected school board in Chicago Public Schools.The group, Communities Organized for Democracy in Education, hosted a town hall meeting Oct. 23 at the Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 N. Kedzie Blvd., at which a panel with strong views on loc...

Charlie Weber no longer ‘Underemployed’

By Trevor Ballanger

October 22, 2012

Young adults graduating from college often have big dreams and glittering expectations for their futures, although working at an entry-level job is a more realistic picture. This rings true for the characters of MTV’s latest scripted series, “Underemployed,” which premiered Oct. 16.Actor Charlie Weber plays Todd, a Chicago businessman who becomes a love interest of Daphne, an unpaid intern played by Sarah Habel.While ...

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