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Don’t Search Me, Bro!

Don’t Search Me, Bro!

By Arts & Culture Editor

April 21, 2014

Toking up outdoors is a popular activity among Columbia students living in student housing. The growing acceptance of both medical and recreational marijuana may tempt herb-loving young adults to spark up on...

Students compete for campus art displays

Students compete for campus art displays

April 14, 2014

When the Columbia community returns from summer vacation in the fall, Wabash Avenue will be embellished with new student-produced artwork as the Wabash Arts Corridor enhances its presence. The college is hosting a competition for student displays through the Wabash Arts Corrido...

‘Maek’-ing a difference

‘Maek’-ing a difference

April 14, 2014

Do not let his bright smile and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sweatshirt fool you, electro hip-hop artist and South Side native Jason “Maek” Sizer is not just a lyrical wordsmith. He is an entrepren...

College should audit its own affairs

April 14, 2014

Columbia has examined its internal structure several times during the last year. Since President Kwang-Wu Kim took office in July 2013, various top administrators have come and gone, two large departments have been restructured and renamed, the college has launched a national advertising campaign to rebrand its image and it has hired a new provost. The latest analysis will come courtesy of two consulting firms that have b...

Bottlefork a smokin’ success

Bottlefork a smokin’ success

April 7, 2014

In what looks like a cross between a tavern and a cooking show, business-casual twenty and thirty-somethings sit at crowded tables and giant booths divided between two bars—one for the drinks and the other for ...

Sleeping At Last still wide awake

Sleeping At Last still wide awake

March 31, 2014

As the Christian-rock genre was reaching its peak in 1999, Christian rockers Sleeping At Last were just hitting their stride in Wheaton, Ill. Over the course of the next decade, the members went from emo o...

Fast food gets gourmet twist

Fast food gets gourmet twist

March 17, 2014

Burger lovers searching for somewhere new to eat should look no further than Lakeview’s newest restaurant, Spritz Burger. Since its Feb. 14 opening, Spritz Burger, 3819 N. Broadway, has brought a br...

Growing sustainable design

By Senah Yeboah-Sampong

November 26, 2012

Alyson Beaton, assistant professor in the Art & Design Department, has a growing repertoire of eco-conscious talents. In addition to being an illustrator, letterpress printer and production designer for her own letterpress business, Grow Studio, Beaton will pioneer a new course in fall 2013.The class, Integrated Studio,  is geared toward art & design juniors and seniors and will combine media such as interior archi...

Battle of Versailles recounted in new documentary

By Senah Yeboah-Sampong

November 19, 2012

What began as an international exhibition in 1973 quickly became a historic fashion design contest that changed the trajectory ofrunway style while putting African-American models on the map.The story of the Grand Divertissement à Versailles, a legendary show that pitted French designers against their American counterparts, is chronicled in the documentary “Versailles ’73: American Runway Revolution,” which was released...

Glitches draw interactive artists

By Senah Yeboah-Sampong

November 12, 2012

Glitches, whether in video games or a computer application, are often thought of as the pests of technology.  However, a group of artists have found a creative way to use them in  their work.“Datamoshing,” the use of glitches to create digital video, was one topic discussed at a Nov. 7 lecture on “glitch art” hosted by the Interactive Arts & Media Department. The lecture was given by  Nick Briz and Jon Satrom...

Library announces new dean

By Senah Yeboah-Sampong

October 28, 2012

Columbia’s Library has undergone its second change in two months.Jan Chindlund has been promoted from Columbia’s library director to dean of the library amid plans to move the facility to the former Johnson Publishing Co. Building, 820 S. Michigan Ave.“Because of this new opportunity in this new building, I think the library is going to become even more involved in the life of the college because of the opportunity to ...

From reel to real

By Senah Yeboah-Sampong

October 28, 2012

Although the 48th annual Chicago International Film Festival ended Oct. 25, Columbia’s involvement with festival organizer Cinema/Chicago continues.Bruce Sheridan, Film & Video Department chair, said the college is involved with Cinema/Chicago’s year-round efforts, in part because of both entities’ nonprofit status. Cinema/Chicago’s  mission is to facilitate communication among people from diverse cultures through film.“When [...

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