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Nick Hoeppner, president of the United Staff of Columbia College and an engineer in the Radio Department, said he is bargaining with the administration for a better staff contract because some staff members feel undervalued by the campus community.   

Staff fights for on-campus visibility

April 13, 2015

One group on campus wants to make its presence better known as the Columbia community continues to react to the recently unveiled Strategic Plan.Posters created and distributed by college staff members...

Homan square not so off-the-books

By Metro Editor

March 9, 2015

An inconspicuous warehouse in Chicago has captured the world’s attention.Homan Square, 3379 W. Fillmore St., is a former Sears Roebuck & Co. warehouse owned and operated by the Chicago Police Department since 1999. It houses the Evidence and Recovered Property Section and is open to the public. Homan Square is the only CPD facility “where members of the public can collect evidence recovered during a now complete c...

Fashion students compete for scholarship

Fashion students compete for scholarship

March 31, 2014

In the hopes of winning a $5,000 scholarship, Chicago’s next generation of fashion designers is rising to the challenge.The Chicago Fashion Foundation is scheduled to host the seventh annual Scholars...

On behalf of the Campaign to Respect Academic Freedom at Columbia College: Palestine is No Exception

On behalf of the Campaign to Respect Academic Freedom at Columbia College: Palestine is No Exception

March 31, 2014

This letter was sent by Iymen Chehade to The Chronicle on behalf of the Campaign to Respect Academic Freedom at Columbia College: Palestine is No Exception. Columbia College Interim Provost Louise...

Rivers delivers trademark snark to standing ovation

By Associate Editor

March 3, 2014

Snarky jabs laced with Hollywood wisdom flew as veteran comedienne Joan Rivers made a highly anticipated appearance at Columbia.Rivers’ Feb. 25 sold-out performance at Film Row Cinema in the Conaway Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave., was the final act in the annual Conversations in the Arts series. Horatio Sanz, former “Saturday Night Live” cast member, appeared as part of the series in October 2013.Rivers entered Film Row...

Joan Rivers

Rivers rocks Columbia’s boat

February 24, 2014

From Chicago’s Second City stage and “Saturday Night Live,” to “The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson” and “Fashion Police,” from books and theater to television, movies and even albums, Joan Rivers has run the proverbial comedy gamut. Renowned for her unrelenting digs...

Photography alumna weeks from stardom

February 10, 2014

At 5:30 a.m. on Jan. 16, a Columbia alumna was anxiously waiting for a phone call that most filmmakers can only dream about. Caryn Capotosto was about to find out if her film would be nominated for...

Historic Pullman

Possible national park title creates hope

February 3, 2014

With their community burdened by high unemployment rates and stagnant development, residents of the Pullman neighborhood, located on Chicago’s South Side, are looking to revitalize the area and honor its rich ...

Liquor moratorium dries up West Town

Liquor moratorium dries up West Town

February 3, 2014

Even in a city with a growing number of breweries, liquor moratoriums and dry precincts hamper brewers in opening up tasting rooms and bars, an obstacle that is preventing one West Town brewery from maki...

The 2009 H1N1 virus, commonly known as swine flu, continues to spread among young adults across the United States as flu season hits its peak

Young adults at high risk for flu

January 27, 2014

Young adults are at higher risk of being hospitalized by the flu this year than during the last flu season.The elevated risk stems from the re-emergence of the H1N1 virus, which caused the 2009 “swine flu...

After all duos performed, a singer entertained the audience while they voted on which teams were their favorite.

Under The Gun Theater’s first shot

January 27, 2014

Quick-witted and spontaneous improvisers are allowed only five minutes to win over their audience and move on to the next round of Under The Gun Theater’s first annual Improv Classic. The tournament-st...

Potholes are the result of drury winter conditions and affect people driving throughout Chicago. On the corner of State and Harrison.

Winter storms weather streets

January 27, 2014

Weeks after the polar vortex swept through Chicago, snow and ice continue to plague city streets, forming huge potholes and forcing drivers to travel in unsafe conditions.During the first week of Janu...

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