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‘Grease’ creator offers scholarship

By Senah Yeboah-Sampong

September 24, 2012

Jim Jacobs has got bills—dollar bills—and the co-creator of the musical “Grease” is about to make them multiply for students.Jacobs visited Columbia Sept. 18 to finalize plans with the college for two eponymous scholarships for musical theater students starting in fall 2013.“What am I going to do with this bread?” Jacobs said. “Why don't I give it to the needy children's fund of Chicago. That would be Columbia Col...

Atypical Summer Girlfriends

By Sophia Coleman

April 30, 2012

Nothing goes better with warm weather than the swift beats of surf-rock, an ice-cold beer and, of course, Summer Girlfriends.With Caitlin Kerr on vocals, kazoo and tambourine, Nicole Freeland on drums, Sara Bassick on bass, and Kristin Marks and Nikita Flaiz on guitar, the quintet has secured a spot in the city’s music scene with its pop and rock sound. The all-babe band has been named by numerous publications as one of...

Smoking common for college students

By The Columbia Chronicle

May 9, 2011

By Lisa Schulz, Contributing WriterNear the entrance at the Wabash Campus Building, 623 S. Wabash Ave., several smokers briefly lounge around and finish their cigarettes in anticipation for their next class. Inhaling cigarette smoke while exiting a classroom building or residence hall is a common occurrence for students.Nineteen Columbia students were surveyed around campus on their smoking habits to further understand the popularity of co...

E-cigarettes not just blowing smoke

By Katy Nielsen

February 14, 2011

They light up without lighters and people exhale what looks like smoke, but these cigarettes are tobacco-free and the smoke released is water vapor.Electronic cigarettes have received a lot of media attention lately, but few stores in Chicago sell the product, among them Mr. Smoke, 2250 N. Lincoln Ave., and 21st Century Smoking, 2516 N. Lincoln Ave. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has yet to approve the product.Accord...

Tigers talk ‘Burrows’

By Luke Wilusz

December 13, 2010

Local indie rockers Carbon Tigers made quite a name for themselves the past year. They won the Chicago Regional College Battle of the Bands in April and tied for third place at Columbia’s Biggest Mouth competition—four of the five band members are Columbia students. They played at Subterranean, 2011 W. North Ave., on Dec. 11, to celebrate the release of their new EP, “The Burrows.” Bassist Aaron Sweatt, singer Chris Wienke...

Notice the distinct lack of smoke filling Sports Fans bar and restaurant in Bettendorf, Iowa.


October 31, 2009

I started slowly this morning - with a case of what I call "Dragon Ass". I was seriously dragging ass, as it were. I left the house a little before 9am, bought overpriced gas and started what would be a l...

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