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Amid Hurricane Florence, response to Hurricane Maria still lacking

Amid Hurricane Florence, response to Hurricane Maria still lacking

September 17, 2018

The White House is being tested on its response to Hurricane Florence, which made landfall in the Carolinas Sept. 17 with widespread damage. Will the government respond better than it did with Hurrica...

Jennifer Fox, director and writer for The Tale, Common and Len Amato at the HBO premier.

Assault survivor shares her “Tale”

May 7, 2018

The auditorium lights dim as a “viewer discretion advised” warning and the toll-free  number to the Sexual Assault Hotline in bold white lettering appears onscreen. “The Tale,” a film memoir written a...

'Blockers' trades in emotional storytelling for butt chugging

‘Blockers’ trades in emotional storytelling for butt chugging

May 3, 2018

When Roger Ebert reviewed 1967's “The Graduate,” he wrote, “[The Graduate] is funny, not because of sight gags and punch lines and other tired rubbish, but because it has a point of view. That is...

Managing Money Problems

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March 30, 2018

I’ve worked really hard in school to try to make sure that my future is secure, but I worry about money anyway. I come from a family that has a history of money issues--my parents, aunts and uncles, and older siblings seem to have a knack for spending themselves into debt. I’d feel a bit more secure if I knew what to do if and when I run into money trouble. Any advice? You probably already know the best advice for money troub...

Tom Tresser, a defender of public interests at the CivicLab, strives to increase civic engagement and encourage young voters throughout the Chicagoland area. 

CivicLab educator gets real about student involvement

March 2, 2018

After the tragic Feb. 14 high school shooting in Parkland, Florida, that killed 17, young people have become politically active, engaging with politicians on CNN Town Hallsand through social media. Women have b...

Is a P-Fac strike really the right move?

Is a P-Fac strike really the right move?

November 27, 2017

Columbia’s part-time faculty union is planning a walk-out as I write this. P-Fac members in good standing voted Nov. 20–21 whether to strike, and by the time this paper hits stands Nov. 27, the results will be in. Students like m...

The past is never dead, but revisionism should be

The past is never dead, but revisionism should be

By Tyra Bosnic

November 27, 2017

America is seeing another historic era of political dissent.The day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, the Women’s March on Washington, D.C., became one of the largest protests in recent hist...

Haunted rumors don’t spook business from Congress Hotel

Some believe the historic hotel is haunted, but Congress Plaza Hotel management does not support the rumors. But the hotel also hosts the annual Haunted Halloween Ball. 

By Savannah Eadens

October 23, 2017

Just about every self-respecting hotel ends up with a ghost story sooner or later, said Adam Selzer, a Chicago historian, author and leader of “Mysterious Chicago” tours throughout the city. The Cong...

New York-based group Sunflower Bean, which will be headlining this year’s Manifest festival, got its start playing DIY shows and practicing in band member Jacob Faber’s basement; the trio has since released multiple tracks and will go on tour with The Pixies this summer. 

Sunflower Bean sprouts as Manifest headliner

May 1, 2017

Emerging from New York Sunflower Bean, which will be touring with The Pixies this summer, was announced April 27 as Manifest’s headliner.  The band, described as “fuzzy psych magic” on Apple Music, will be performing on the Manifest main stage May 12 located in the Sculptor’...

Frankie Cosmos released its acclaimed sophomore album Next Thing, April 1.

Frankie Cosmos ready to be your ‘Next Thing’

April 25, 2016

Greta Kline—better known by her stage and band name Frankie Cosmos—is a prolific artist by any appellation. With more than 40 releases between her previous persona Ingrid Superstar and the current ...

Robert Eggers discusses resurrecting age-old terror in ‘The Witch’

Robert Eggers

By Film Critic

February 15, 2016

Writer and director Robert Eggers' debut feature, "The Witch," painstakingly recollects the destruction of a puritan New England family after having been banished to the edge of the wilderness by their comm...

Columbia’s WCRX-FM rocks the Holly Jolly Trolley | The Columbia Chronicle

December 14, 2015

Columbia’s WCRX-FM and Radio Department hosted its 13th annual Holly Jolly Trolley food drive for the Greater Chicago Food Depository Dec. 10 in the 33 E. Congress Parkway Building.  Students and lo...

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