The Columbia Chronicle

What lies ahead

What lies ahead

By Amelia Garza

December 12, 2016

The years have dwindled down to months, then weeks, and now I’m approaching my last days as a Columbia student. I transferred here two and a half years ago, packing up everything I owned, spending all my...

Chef Angie Wines and her partner Anneliese Moy will serve up several down-home favorites at Sweet Virginia’s Kitchen, 5131 N. Damen Ave.

New restaurant aims to be ‘grandma’s kitchen’

October 24, 2016

Lincoln Square is about to get a whole lot “sweeter” with the November opening of a new restaurant serving smoked meats, desserts and other made-from-scratch dishes.Chef Angie Wines and her partner, Ann...

Customers enjoy Latinicity’s cafeteria-style dining lounge area.

Latinicity spices up Chicago culinary scene

November 16, 2015

The many varieties of Latin American cuisine have found a brand new home in Chicago—all under one roof.Latinicity, a Latin American restaurant, food court, market and bar in the city’s Block 37 mall,...

Chloe Streif, co-captain of the Quidditch team, practices drills to get the team prepped for future tournaments.

Quidditch soars at Columbia

February 16, 2015

The broomsticks are up and flying as the Renegades Quidditch team has taken off.  Co-captain Connor McCluskey, a junior audio arts & acoustics major, started the team last fall and is ready to lead it to...

Kokopelli is Wicker Park’s latest Mexican restaurant at 1324 N. Milwaukee Ave., offering a wide variety of menu items featuring modern takes on classic Mexican cuisine.

Kokopelli brings flavor to Chicago

December 8, 2014

The fact that Kokopelli, 1324 N. Milwaukee Ave, is named after the Hopi god of fertility and mischief makes sense in light of its spicy offerings, a refreshing warmth in the looming Chicago winter.Kokope...

Cubs vs. Sox

Cubs, Sox clash in new exhibit

November 24, 2014

There may be no greater rivalry between Major League Baseball teams that share the same city than that of the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago White Sox. The rivalry has lasted since the teams first took t...

Raising wage could alleviate poverty

By Editorial Board

September 29, 2014

As the fight to raise the minimum wage gains momentum in Illinois, the Chicago Sun-Times is attempting to personalize the issue with Faces of Minimum Wage, a new series featuring low-wage workers and small business owners directly impacted by the minimum wage.The paper published its second article in the series Sept. 19, highlighting successful Chicago restaurant owner Josh Rutherford. Rutherford began his career washing dishes ...

President Kwang-Wu Kim discusses the college’s deficit, enrollment rates and rising tuition costs April 8 during his State of the College address. The college has cut its $3.5 million deficit by $2 million in the last year, according to Interim Chief Financial Officer Richard Dowsek. 

College’s million-dollar deficit shrinks

April 22, 2014

Despite falling enrollment and rising tuition, Columbia’s budgetary turbulence may finally be stabilizing. An unexpected combination of better than predicted enrollment numbers, increased tuition cost and decreased departmental spending has reduced the college’s $3.5 million de...

Nonprofit restaurant drawing ill-founded complaints

By Editorial Board

October 15, 2012

Panera Bread opened a nonprofit restaurant in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood on June 21 that allows customers to pay as much or as little for their meals as they are able. Recently, some members of the community have complained that the restaurant, called Panera Cares, 616 W. Diversey Parkway, is attracting a rough crowd, though police said they have not seen an increase in crime because of the restaurant.Panera Cares, whic...

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