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‘Ba-ba’ bopping to Haley Reinhart

‘Ba-ba’ bopping to Haley Reinhart

November 8, 2017

Lincoln Hall was transported back in time to the '60s Nov. 5, riding thepowerhouse vocals and sultry jazz melodies of Haley Reinhart. Reinhart was accompanied by two stellar opening acts from offbea...

DNAinfo dissolved unexpectedly

DNAinfo dissolved unexpectedly

By Zoë Eitel

November 2, 2017

As of Nov. 2, the online publication and newspaper DNAinfo has been disbanded, according to a 4 p.m. message from Chief Executive Officer Joe Ricketts left on an automatic redirect page that has replace...

Columbia continues Undoing Racism workshops

Columbia continues Undoing Racism workshops

October 23, 2017

Columbia is expanding its collaboration with The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond to host 15 Undoing Racism workshops for faculty and staff, which started Sept. 22 and are continuing until May 15, 2018. The Undoing Racism workshops were first held Aug. 25–29, 2016, but ...

New film festival highlights South Side creativity

New film festival highlights South Side creativity

By Miranda Manier

October 2, 2017

The South Side’s unsavory depictions in media headlines are a distraction from the area’s brighter, softer, more creative side, said Michelle Kennedy, producer of the inaugural South Side Film Festival, ...

Editor’s Note: Front pages turned into friendship, family

Editor’s Note: Front pages turned into friendship, family

May 8, 2017

I was hiding under my blankets on my new,  wobbly dorm room bed when I called my mom two weeks into freshman year—on the verge of leaving Columbia. I felt like a fraud. Without any high school jour...

Students talk sex safety during college assembly

Students talk sex safety during college assembly

April 17, 2017

Columbia should send an annual email to students solely devoted to basic information about Title IX, said two student speakers at a college assembly in honor of Sexual Awareness Month. Panelists, sophomore journalism major Mia DiSanto and junior theatre major Natalie Toland, discuss...

Local play ‘breaks down’ gender inequity

Local play ‘breaks down’ gender inequity

February 20, 2017

Despite Some progress in the arts, the predominance of mostly-male casts suggests Chicago theater is still filled with gender bias, according to a 2015–2016 study from DePaul University.The study of ...

Staff members picket to stop ‘stonewalling’ contract agreement

Staff members picket to stop ‘stonewalling’ contract agreement

October 24, 2016

Holding signs that read “We are more than one percent!” and “Quit stonewalling,” members of the United Staff of Columbia College picketed the Library’s fifth floor as members of the bargaini...

Real Friends captures different vocal sounds for new album

Real Friends captures different vocal sounds for new album

April 29, 2016

Real Friends, Tinley Park, Illinois’ very own band of "sad boys," quickly grew into one of pop-punk’s most noteworthy acts after forming in 2010. The band became known for its honest, relatable lyrics...

CTU President Karen Lewis goes all in with Day of Action | The Columbia Chronicle

April 4, 2016

Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis and other leaders around Chicago conducted a citywide protest and rallied citizens and teachers to fight for funds and freedom against Chicago politics Apr...

Residency rule limits diversity within CPD

February 15, 2016

Masood Khan, born in India, and Glenford Flowers, born in Belize, passed their entry exams for the Chicago Police Department in 2006 only to be denied jobs because they had not lived in the U.S. for 10 consecutive years, which was a requirement for joining the city’s police force, according to a Feb. 8 Chicago Sun-Times article. That policy changed in 2011 following a finding by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission t...

Alumnus takes on “American Idol”

Alumnus takes on “American Idol”

By Associate Editor

January 25, 2016

Zach Joseph Wcislo, a singer-song- writer from the Chicago suburbs and 2012 music alumnus, transferred to Columbia in 2010 from Eastern Illinois University to further his music studies.Wcislo works in constru...

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