The Columbia Chronicle


Cutting print editions of college newspapers disservice to campus

By Gabrielle Rosas

April 16, 2012

Research conducted by the Pew Research Center in 2010 showed that the print newspaper is slowly becoming a nostalgic item. Approximately half of U.S. citizens get their news online, preferring the mobility and accessibility of an iPad or laptop. In fact, 44 percent of people who took the survey said they get most of their news from the Web or on a mobile device. The future of the mainstream media lies in the post-digital ag...

Eco-friendly feces

By Trevor Ballanger

April 9, 2012

by Trevor Ballangerassistant arts & culture editorIn an age when “going green” is becoming a higher priority on people’s to-do lists, it’s hard to go anywhere without having the option to recycle just about anything. And though not everyone chooses to do so, there is one thing all people have in common: the need to have a bowel movement. Environmentalists are now using this simple bodily function to the earth’s a...

Race past bullying

By Nader Ihmoud

April 9, 2012

Chelsea Cwiklik, senior arts, entertainment and media management major, woke up one morning and decided to do more than just volunteer at the Shamrock Shuffle eight-kilometer run March 25. Instead, she wanted to use the race to raise awareness about the negative effects of bullying.Each semester, Monique Maye, sports management coordinator at Columbia, assigns students in her Business of Professional Sports class to volunt...

Eating disorders on rise for youth

By Contributing Writer

April 9, 2012

By Megan Purzarang, Contributing WriterThey can start with something as simple as a critical comment, a billboard image or a magazine cover. They affect all age groups but primarily older children and teenagers. The two most common forms are polar opposites but equally detrimental.They are eating disorders, and despite decades of study and attempts to raise awareness, anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa are becoming more p...

‘Damsels’ a fine return to form

By Drew Hunt

April 2, 2012

After a 13-year hiatus from filmmaking spent in Spain working as a sales agent for local filmmakers, Whit Stillman has returned to American shores with a new film called “Damsels in Distress,” a comedy starring Greta Gerwig. The film had its world premiere at the Venice International Film Festival last September, and U.S. audiences have been eager to see what Stillman has in store ever since.In the film, Gerwig plays th...

CTA to renew Loop rail

By Chris Loeber

April 2, 2012

Rail passengers may have access to a smoother, more dependable ride on Chicago Transit Authority trains in the Loop following a construction project that will begin later this spring.The CTA’s Loop Track Renewal project, announced in 2011, is scheduled to begin upgrading portions of elevated track downtown in mid-April and will continue through most of 2012.“This is somewhat akin to rebuilding a roadway where you’re pu...

Oppression exercise, reality for students

By Alexandra Kukulka

March 19, 2012

As an arts college, Columbia is home to students of different backgrounds, cultures and ethnicities, and there are multicultural organizations on campus to keep these students united. For many in these groups, oppression is a daily experience.On March 14, One Tribe, a group of student representatives from each of the cultural organizations that address the issues surrounding diversity and social justice at the college, staged a Tunnel...

Stolen Silver, stealing hearts

By Contributing Writer

March 12, 2012

by Samantha LoochtanContributing writerLast summer, Chicago musicians Dan Myers and Levi Britton stole time from their regular band, Down the Line, to cut an album of songs they wrote themselves, recording under the name Stolen Silver.  Today, that extra-curricular excursion has become a full-time gig. Now with six members, Stolen Silver has begun touring and last month was in residency at Schubas, 3159 N. Southport Ave.With...

Two Chicago nonprofit organizations receive prestigious award

By Chris Loeber

March 5, 2012

Groups from across the globe recently earned accolades for their efforts to address some of the world’s most pressing problems, two of which are Chicago-based.Business and Professional People for the Public Interest and the Chicago Investment Corporation, two nonprofit organizations working with city residents and property owners in low- and moderate-income areas of the city to preserve affordable housing, received the 2012 ...

Wildcats lose third straight push for Big Ten Tournament

By Nader Ihmoud

February 27, 2012

The Northwestern University Wildcats’ women’s basketball team ended its regular season on a three game skid, after losing to the Michigan State University Spartans 76-57 at Welsh Ryan Arena, 2705 Ashland Ave., on Feb 26.The Wildcats’ freshman guard Morgan Jones didn’t start for only the second time this season, but played her usual 32 minutes. Northwestern was held to 28 percent from the field and was outscored 43-28...

Fighting fire with fire

By Samuel Charles

February 27, 2012

Oh, Bill Maher, where would society be without you?Republicans might say “utopia,” but I don’t know if I’d have any faith left in humanity if it weren’t for the likes of you and Jon Stewart.But while Stewart is compassionate and understanding, Maher is vicious, scathing and unrelenting.“Reaching across the aisle” isn’t part of his modus operandi, and that’s the way it should be.So when Twitter exploded Fe...

Proposed gun registration law is far-fetched

By Editorial Board

February 20, 2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel proposed a statewide gun registry law Feb. 9 that would require handgun owners to register their firearm with the state and pay a fee of $65 for each weapon. Supposedly, the law would help police track down suspects in violent crimes and combat illegal firearm trafficking in Chicago.While a law that could help curb violence and crime as drastically as this one sounds like a great idea, Emanuel’s plan is...

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