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Editor’s Note: College tries to give students voice in DEI talks, why won’t they take it?

Editor’s Note: College tries to give students voice in DEI talks, why won’t they take it?

February 13, 2017

Columbia’s leaders in diversity, equity and inclusion are taking steps to try to receive student feedback. This would be an effective strategy to ensure all voices are heard, but students are not t...

Laura Jane Grace precedes tour with intimate show

By James Firkins

February 8, 2017

Laura Jane Grace steps onto the stage to rapturous applause. Then, a silence hushes the room as she picks up her guitar—a gloss-black Rickenbacker—and begins to tune. “Tuning is a European luxury,” she says to modest laughter. The crowd is patient, though, because she will undoubtedly offer something incredible in just a few short moments.Grace is the lead singer of Floridian band Against Me!, which she started in the ...

Nothing ‘strange’ about ‘Doctor Strange’

Nothing ‘strange’ about ‘Doctor Strange’

November 14, 2016

“Doctor Strange,” Marvel’s latest attempt to bring another obscure superhero into the mainstream has no surprises: a charismatic hero must stop an ultimate baddie who is trying to summon an even more ...

Enrollment at 20-year low, Provost says, ‘Keep the faith’

Enrollment at 20-year low, Provost says, ‘Keep the faith’

By Campus Editor

October 3, 2016

Despite predictions that 2016 would be the year of enrollment “turnaround,” official figures showed a net loss of nearly 850 students, marking one of Columbia’s largest drops during its seventh cons...

New video game depicts South Side stories

New video game depicts South Side stories

September 19, 2016

A new video game titled “We Are Chicago” will put South Side violence and poverty on the screens of gamers worldwide.The game, developed by Culture Shock Games, puts players into the shoes of Aaron, a...

‘Sing Street’: A dull coming-of-age tale told in vibrant technicolor

‘Sing Street’: A dull coming-of-age tale told in vibrant technicolor

April 25, 2016

Set in Dublin during the 1980s, director John Carney’s “Sing Street” tells the story of 14-year-old Conor, played by newcomer Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, as he embraces the colorful world of new-wave musi...

Neo-Nazi punks  raise hell in indie  thriller ‘Green Room’

Neo-Nazi punks raise hell in indie thriller ‘Green Room’

April 18, 2016

Director Jeremy Saulnier spent his youth playing in punk rock bands and shooting no-budget zombie films with his friends on a Super 8 camcorder. His third feature film, “Green Room,” harkens back to...

‘Green Room’ director Jeremy Saulnier talks Nazi punks

‘Green Room’ director Jeremy Saulnier talks Nazi punks

April 18, 2016

Punk-rock thriller “Green Room” is the third feature film from writer-director Jeremy Saulnier. The ensemble cast of fresh-faced newcomers plays off veteran actor Patrick Stewart as Darcy, the owner...

Terrence Malick Producers raise their glasses to “Knight of Cups”

Terrence Malick Producers raise their glasses to “Knight of Cups”

March 14, 2016

Between 1973 and 2005, celebrated Hollywood heavyweight Terrence Malick only directed four films: "Badlands," "Days of Heaven," "The Thin Red Line" and "The New World." However, despite this scant output, ...

War: WTF is it good for?

War: WTF is it good for?

March 7, 2016

“Whiskey Tango Foxtrot,” the film based on war reporter Kim Barker’s acclaimed memoir, “The Taliban Shuffle,” is an explosively entertaining, feminist war farce from “30 Rock” and “Saturday Nig...

Author Kim Barker says ‘WTF’ about the war on terror

Author Kim Barker says ‘WTF’ about the war on terror

By Film Critic

February 29, 2016

"Whiskey Tango Foxtrot” is a laugh-out-loud war comedy from “Saturday Night Live” scribe Robert Carlock. The film stars Tina Fey as Kim Baker, a war reporter in Afghanistan and Pakistan who is b...

Chronicle staff accolades speak to students’ work ethic

By Editor-in-Chief

February 29, 2016

Being a student journalist has its challenges, but winning professional recognition in college journalism competitions is an even more difficult goal to achieve.The staff of The Columbia Chronicle was recognized as best in the state for General Excellence at the Illinois College Press Association convention Feb. 20 despite what felt like countless obstacles along the way.This year, The Chronicle staff of what is now 34 student...

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