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Editor’s Note: Anti-lynching bill passes Senate days after Ida B. Wells honor

February 15, 2019

Ida B. Wells was a remarkable activist and journalist whose anti-lynching campaign helped in the fight for civil rights of black Americans in the U.S. The risks she took to improve the lives of othe...

Alumnae Alivia Blade (left) and Bri Heath created Columbia’s first Black Arts Festival wto provide a space and build community for black students and alumni.  

Multimedia campus festival celebrates black artists

February 5, 2018

Students can enjoy Columbia’s first Black Arts Festival presented by numerous student organizations and committees to provide an interactive platform for black artists to share their work. The festival will take place Feb. 8–10 at 1104 S. Wabash Ave. and feature dance perform...

“Now when I see teenagers, they directly associate graffiti with some way of money making,” said Miguel Aguilar (pictured), community educator and graffiti artist who teaches graffiti to high schoolers.

Pilsen graffitist paints arts education as opportunity

February 6, 2017

Twenty years ago, Miguel Aguilar took to the streets and began expressing himself through graffiti. It was a way to connect with other teenagers in the community, do something new, release tension and f...

Centennial celebrates renowned Chicago poet

Gwendolyn Brooks

By Ariel Parrella-Aureli

January 30, 2017

Archivist Meg Hixon has been immersed for two and a half years in poet Gwendolyn Brooks’ correspondence with fellow Illinois poet Langston Hughes, and others, in order to introduce audiences to the ...

CPD should work from the top down to strengthen relationships

By Editorial Board

January 23, 2017

A tased 65-year-old naked woman, young men being deliberately dropped off in rival gang territory and teenagers facing the barrel of a gun while riding their bikes are only a few of the examples listed in a damning 164-page report the Department of Justice released Jan. 13, which accused the Chicago Police Department of systematically violating Chicagoans’ civil rights.CPD Superintendent Eddie Johnson and Mayor Rahm Ema...

The “Stop Fashion Next” petition posted on GoPetition.com,  which had 128 signatures as of press time, includes five demands such as the halt of the proposed curricular changes, most specifically the elimination of the Fashion BFA program. 

Fashion petition demands ‘go back to the drawing board’

October 17, 2016

A petition demanding a halt to curricular changes in the Fashion Studies Department was published online Oct. 10 by an anonymous group of students and faculty.The “Stop Fashion Next” petition posted...

Samantha Martin and her traveling troupe of Acro-Cats have performed all over the world and made TV appearances.

Acro-Cats, ‘meow-sicians’ entertain with variety show

October 10, 2016

Ten “purr-fect” felines stole the show Oct. 6–9 when the Amazing Acro-Cats group performed at Wicker Park’s Vittum Theatre.Appearing at 1012 N. Noble St., the Chicago-based troupe, coached by ...

The cancellation of the Fashion Studies BFA was attributed to changes in the industry and low student interest, according to a Sept. 9 email from Jeff Schiff, interim chair of the Fashion Studies Department. 

Fashion BFA program canceled via email, chair tells students ‘Don’t freak!’

September 30, 2016

Sophomore fashion studies major Carlos Osuna was sewing a project for a class when he got an unexpected email Sept. 9 announcing the cancellation of the Fashion Studies BFA program.The program, according t...

We’ve got you covered—for now

By Editorial Board

April 20, 2015

Columbia’s motto is “Esse Quam Videri,”which translates as “to be, rather than to seem.” It is time to be a college that cares about its students rather than merely seem like a college that cares about its students.This sentiment has spurred the staff of The Columbia Chronicle to speak out about the massive budget cuts it will face amid the maelstrom of change the college will experience in the next academic year....

Prominent commencement speakers, honorary degrees invaluable to college

By Managing Editor

April 13, 2015

As the Spring 2015 Semester comes to an end, students, faculty and staff are buzzing about this year’s commencement ceremonies, which are set for May 16 and 17.While neighboring colleges tout celebrated honorary degree recipients and revered commencement speakers, Columbia has yet to announce this year’s speakers or degree recipients. Kanye West, who did not graduate from Columbia despite many rumors but whose late m...

Stephanie Preston and Jean Cate hope to open Vignette Vignette, a community art space coming to the Andersonville and Edgewater neighborhoods, in June. When the space opens, Preston and Cate, along with other local artists, will lead monthlong and one-night workshops and summer camps for children.

New Andersonville community art space promotes positivity

March 30, 2015

Two enthusiastic former art students from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago hope to open a brand new community art space in June. Vignette Vignette is a community art space coming to the Andersonvill...

Athlete Profile: Andrea Dunn

Athlete Profile: Andrea Dunn

By Assistant Sports & Health

September 15, 2014

ANDREA DUNN, A sophomore art + design major, began playing tennis when she was 4 years old. Her dad and sisters played throughout their lives, which is what led Dunn to pick up a racket. Dunn had to ...

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