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Delvin McCray's brick-and-mortar boutique for his second fashion line, REDD by Delvin McCray, inhabits the first floor of Block 37, 108 N. State St.

Project Runway contestant Delvin McCray has done sew much after his time at Columbia

January 28, 2020

The Columbia community may have noticed a familiar face on this season of Bravo's "Project Runway": 2016 Columbia fashion design alumnus Delvin McCray. Featured in the February, March and April 201...

Fitting in when you can’t fit in

Fitting in when you can't fit in

By Kendra Villiesse

September 5, 2017

While wandering around the underwear store Intimissimi in Italy this summer, I overheard a customer asking an employee about a specific bra size. The employee shook her head “no” and said that size ...

Activism shown during ‘VMAs’ should not be temporary

Grammy nominees show improvement in award diversity

By Ariana Portalatin

September 5, 2017

Although social media labeled the 2017 MTV "Video Music Awards" as dull and more boring than previous years, politics and activism took center stage. Many celebrities took the opportunity at the Aug. 27 awards...

Slime meets surreal: artist creates scenery for snails

Artist Aleia Murawski said she has been working with miniatures her whole life.  She uses these tiny rooms to create spaces for the snails.

By Blair Paddock

February 13, 2017

Light pours into a tiny room, revealing a bed covered not with a pillow and sheets, but lettuce and cucumbers. Tucked inside is not a human, not a cat, but a snail.Chicago artist Aleia Murawski creates ...

Park smoking ban more political than effective law

By Editorial Board

September 22, 2014

Chicago followed in the footsteps of other major cities such as Boston and New York City when the Chicago Park District Board passed a resolution Sept. 10 to ban smoking in the city’s 580 parks.Violators will face a $500 fine if caught smoking within 15 feet of Chicago’s parks, beaches, harbors and playgrounds, as reported Sept. 15 by The Chronicle. Electronic cigarettes, cigars and vaporized substances are also inclu...

“Solace” by Jaq Belcher is featured in the “Papercuts” exhibition that runs September 19th–November 8th.

Traveling exhibition ‘Papercuts’ opens at Columbia

September 22, 2014

“Papercuts,” a traveling paper art exhibition that has been to six cities, including Atlanta and Nashville, is making its last stop at Columbia.The exhibition, organized by artist Reni Gower, open...

The Chicago Sky finished first in their conference last season. The team's first home game is May 16.

New WNBA contract aims to keep players in the U.S.

March 17, 2014

The WNBA and the Players Association signed a collective bargaining agreement March 7 that allows teams to expand their rosters from 11 players to 12 and offers cash incentives for players to stay in the...

Asian carp threat inspires federal report

By Metro Editor

February 10, 2014

The asian carp, Lake Michigan’s least welcome visitor, could soon face an upstream battle as the federal government and environmentalists explore solutions to decrease their destructive presence in the Great Lakes, where they jeopardize the water system and other species.With authorization from Congress, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released the Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study on Jan. 6, outlining e...

Holdstein steps down as dean

Holdstein steps down as dean

January 27, 2014

After seven years as dean of the School of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Deborah Hold stein will step down on July 1. Suzanne Blum-Malley, associate professor in the English Department, will take over as interim dean while the college searches for a permanent replacement, ac...

‘Project Runway’ engages Chicago contestant

By Justin Moran

January 28, 2013

Since its premiere in December, 2004, “Project Runway” has launched successful fashion careers for up-and-coming designers across the nation. Eight years later, the reality show continues in its 11th season, which began on Jan. 24 and features local Chicago talent as well as a new twist on the competition.Katelyn Pankoke, 23, is a Chicago-based fashion designer whose local bridal line, Elaya Vaughn, helped her land a spo...

Chicago residents’ newest neighbors

By The Columbia Chronicle

September 10, 2012

A mild winter and poor garbage upkeep throughout the city’s neighborhoods have led to a dramatic increase in Chicago’s brown rat population, according to Chicago ecologists.Complaints to City Hall have risen drastically, forcing crews to respond more quickly to 311 calls regarding the rat problem. Calls this year have risen from 12,375 in 2011 to 15,895—a 28 percent increase, according to Matt Smith, spokesman for th...

Christian Siriano visits Columbia, talks fashion

By Brianna Wellen

May 2, 2011

Christian Siriano, 25, has come a long way since his “Project Runway” win, striving to adapt to the changing fashion and economic climate. He’s been represented in the industry’s top runways for six seasons and continues to expand his brand. His signature designs have taken the form of a Payless shoe line, book “Fierce Style” and, most recently, a collection through the catalogue company Spiegel.He was introduced ...

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