The Columbia Chronicle

Deans propose program cuts

By Heather Scroering

February 6, 2012

Named one of the top 10 college radio stations in the country by the Washington Post, Columbia’s WCRX radio has won more than 100 awards for election night coverage, public service educational programs and in many other categories. However, these accomplishments did not spare the radio program from receiving a low ranking at the first scoring level on the academic side of the prioritization process.Other departments with e...

One not so fine night in music

By Amanda Murphy

January 23, 2012

Some days start off great, with an energetic jolt out of bed. But as the day goes on, you miss your bus, spill lunch on your new shirt and come home to a lovely pile of cat poop on the ground. Left Field Management’s “Biggest Show Ever” on Jan. 19 at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., very much resembled one of those days.The concert, which featured four local bands, represented a wide range of good old-fashioned rock ...

Support stop smoking shock tactics

By Sophia Coleman

November 14, 2011

Images of blackened lungs, oxygen masks and caskets could be replacing your beloved Joe Camel, Marlboro or Pall Mall logos next year.In a further effort to save smokers’ health, the Food and Drug Administration has plans to implement a new strategy to people to drop their smoking jones. Nine graphic warnings would be placed on cigarette packs to deter smokers from continuing their killer habit. Some of these images are ro...

THE NEW LOST GENERATION: Part 3

By Darryl Holliday

November 14, 2011

Student loans have been advertised as the sort of debt that will always yield a return on investment. However, as the housing bubble showed, “good debt” isn’t always as reliable as it sounds.Experts fear an ever-accelerating cycle of default rates, tuition hikes, unemployment and unprecedented student debt could emerge as a financial mire for members of Generation Y.According to an October report from the independent...

Urban Dolorosa

By Brent Lewis

November 9, 2011

Urban Dolorosa is a multimedia ceremony to honor the school age children and teenagers that were killed by violence over the past 3 school years in Chicago. The ceremony took place in 5 locations throughout the city and brought together all groups of people to honor those they have lost to violence. Urban Dolorosa included a musical choir, poetry and photographs. The piece brought out many individuals to pay their respects incl...

Browser tab mobs no longer threat

By Lisa Schulz

November 7, 2011

Somewhere buried beneath 12 Internet browser tabs lies the user’s long-lost, original intention of commanding a computer to hum to life. Several hours and many tabs later, an exasperated sigh comes from the typical, modern-day Web surfer. If only there was a quicker way to catch the best waves in the infinite website sea.With a similar thought, three Columbia graduates and one student applied to be part of MentorMob.com,...

Are Illinois politicians student friendly?

By Darryl Holliday

November 8, 2010

With the state’s political landscape settled for the next four years the direction of higher education moves to the front.Around half of Illinois’ registered voters turned out for the Nov. 2 elections, giving Republicans the Senate seat previously held by President Barack Obama.The win by Senator-elect Mark Kirk (R) brings an end to a mudslinging political battle between Kirk and State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias (D). In the en...

City offers unique program for gang-affected youth

By Darryl Holliday

October 25, 2010

The city is putting a new philosophy into action with high school youth affected by gang violence.The Chicago Police Department’s Gang School Safety Team, which initially began among 25 schools in CPD’s Area 1 this March, is expanding to include schools in Area 2 as well. Combined, the two areas cover the entire South Side.The program is a unique collaboration between CPD, Chicago Public Schools and the Cook County Juv...

Mothers, CPS come to agreement on ‘La Casita’

By Darryl Holliday

October 25, 2010

Mothers of students attending Pilsen’s Whittier Dual Language School and Chicago Public Schools officials reached an agreement in the first of several meetings that will determine the future of the much debated Whittier school’s field house, 1900 W. 23rd St.Both groups came together Oct. 20, along with aldermen and state representatives, to resolve the occupation of the one-story field house. The group also discussed plans for the installment of a library for Whittier, one of 160 Chicago schools without an on...

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