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Meet The Chronicle’s fiercest competition: The Black Sheep

Meet The Chronicle’s fiercest competition: The Black Sheep

October 18, 2019

At 2 a.m., one of the members of The Black Sheep Columbia is filmed drunkenly eating a stranger’s food off the Chicago Transit Authority train floor. Later, he pulls a thread of floss from a fast food ...

Morton H. Kaplan was ‘larger than life’

Morton H. Kaplan was ‘larger than life’

October 16, 2019

Chicago public relations executive and public relations professor emeritus at Columbia, Mort H. Kaplan, 87,died Oct. 3 in his Streeterville home, according to his wife, Hedy Ratner. “He put eth...

Can’t Swim paddles back for a return performance at Riot Fest

Can’t Swim paddles back for a return performance at Riot Fest

September 20, 2019

After a pre-show game of Tetris backstage, Can’t Swim woke up its crowd with an early, but energetic, performance to kick off the first day of Riot Fest. “Thanks for waking up and being here,” Ch...

GIRL K on journey to being ‘cutest band in Chicago’

GIRL K on journey to being ‘cutest band in Chicago’

September 12, 2019

Up and coming Chicago-based band GIRL K enters new territory with a very subtle rock sound for their latest single, “Settle.” The four-member band, comprised of Kathy Patino, vocals and rhythm guitar...

Together Pangea crosses continental divide with approach to new EPs

Together Pangea crosses continental divide with approach to new EPs

July 26, 2019

Los Angeles-based band Together Pangea is delivering a new live experience for fans by performing songs from its two latest EPs, “Non Stop Paranoia” and “Dispassionate," which were released with...

‘Smorgasbord-esque’ band prepares for crowd-surfing show to celebrate new EP

‘Smorgasbord-esque’ band prepares for crowd-surfing show to celebrate new EP

July 3, 2019

After winning a local Battle of the Bands competition in Elgin in 2017, Mt. Pocono released its first EP. The band was completely taken by surprise at how quickly it was picked up by audiences. ...

New theatre chair sets the stage for social change

New theatre chair sets the stage for social change

July 1, 2019

When Carin Silkaitis was in high school, her English instructor gave the class a choice for their final exam—they could write an essay, or perform a section of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet.” Adorn...

Four Columbia teachers achieve excellence

Four Columbia teachers achieve excellence

June 17, 2019

An instructor who combines his command of the Italian language with his love of cinematography and another who captures students' imaginations by teaching marine biology to creatives were this year's...

Gazebo Effect’s self-titled album marks new era for Chicago band

Gazebo Effect’s self-titled album marks new era for Chicago band

June 13, 2019

Each live performance put on by the five-member alt-rock band Gazebo Effect begins with a round of hugs and a tuna sandwich eaten by the superstitious lead singer. With nearly three years of playin...

Stars align for genre-defying Columbia alumni band Jungle Green

Stars align for genre-defying Columbia alumni band Jungle Green

June 5, 2019

Five Columbia alumni and one School of the Art Institute of Chicago alumna became the six-piece band Jungle Green in 2016, and are now reaching new heights with their first full-length album. T...

South Side after-school program  promotes positive youth learning

South Side after-school program promotes positive youth learning

April 18, 2016

A small, old white building with a maroon awning on Chicago’s South Side appears to be vacant from the street view. But a look behind its closed doors reveals a bustling interior.Walls are lined with pi...

Youtuber Kevin Droniak uploads new chapter

Youtuber Kevin Droniak uploads new chapter

September 21, 2015

Connecticut native and freshman journalism major Kevin Droniak may seem like a typical college student, but at the age of 18, he has already become an Internet sensation.Droniak’s YouTube channel, t...

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