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Australian singer/songwriter Courtney Barnett is quickly making a name for herself as one of the top indie rockers to watch thanks to her wry lyrics and edgy live performances.

Courtney Barnett lets music do talking for her

November 10, 2014

Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, Courtney Barnett is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after singer/songwriters in the indie music scene. Thanks in part to her raspy vocals and carefree live perfo...


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...

In the Valley Below embraces the dark

By Managing Editor

October 20, 2014

Angela Gail and Jeffrey Jacob met in Los Angeles while pursuing separate careers in the music industry. After the two self-taught musicians traveled from their homes in Muskegon, Michigan, and Memphis, Tennessee, the pair crossed paths through mutual friends in California’s music scene and in 2011 formed what is now the band In the Valley Below.Gail and Jacob wrote and produced their debut album The Belt, released Aug. ...

Facebook naming policy offensive, not safe

By Maria Castellucci

September 22, 2014

“What’s in a name?”The famous line from “Romeo and Juliet” was made relevant once again when Facebook suspended users’ accounts for not using their legal names on their profiles.Several gay and transgender entertainers reported their accounts were suspended for violating Facebook’s policy requiring that users display their legal names on their accounts, according to a Sept. 12 BBC News report. A petition with m...

Athlete Profile: Andrea Dunn

Athlete Profile: Andrea Dunn

By Assistant Sports & Health

September 15, 2014

ANDREA DUNN, A sophomore art + design major, began playing tennis when she was 4 years old. Her dad and sisters played throughout their lives, which is what led Dunn to pick up a racket. Dunn had to ...

Athlete Profile: Tyler Vinezeano

Athlete Profile: Tyler Vinezeano

By Copy Editor

September 2, 2014

TYLER VINEZEANO, A senior cinema art + science major, has two passions: volleyball and film. When he isn’t editing clips of his latest project, he is practicing for his next volleyball game on the court a...

Current opportunities

April 4, 2014

Welcome to the Columbia Chronicle employment page! Currently enrolled students at Columbia College Chicago may apply for positions at the Columbia Chronicle newspaper. The following are descriptions of the positions we will have available for Spring of 2015… Campus Metro Sports and Health Arts and Culture Commentary Copy Photo Multimedia Web Ready to join the amazing team at the Columbia Chronicle?Click here to apply!If you have any questions regarding employment...

The Miracle Machine

Still waiting for miracle

March 17, 2014

Turning water into wine was considered a miracle until the invention of a wine-making machine suggested it could be done without the help of divine intervention. This invention, as it turns out, was a h...

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...

(left) Cooper Grodin and (right) Julia Udine of Phantom of the Opera.

Act two of Theatre Week becomes annual promotion

February 3, 2014

Thespians and theatre aficionados alike will celebrate the rich tradition and lively Chicago theatre scene with the second annual Chicago Theatre Week.Running Feb. 11–16, popular productions such as ...

Athlete profile, Vanessa DiBernardo

By Brandon Smith

October 15, 2012

Age: 20College/Team: University of Illinois Fighting IlliniAchievements: Named Player of the Week by The Big Ten, Top Drawer Soccer and College Sports Madness.The Big Ten, Top Drawer Soccer and College Sports Madness have all recently dubbed Vanessa DiBernardo, center midfielder for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaignwomen’s soccer team, Player of the Week after she helped her team defeat Michigan State with a ...

Featured Athlete: Megan Pyrz

By Brandon Smith

September 10, 2012

Megan Pyrz, a sophomore at DePaul University, started playing goalkeeper for the women’s soccer team as a freshman. She was recently named Big East Goalkeeper of the Week, based on the outstanding season she has recorded so far. In six games, she has allowed only three goals and has made 27 saves, the second most in the Big East conference. The Chronicle met with the Minnesota native before she went home for the Minnesota Gold C...

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