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EDITORIAL: Equality in the courtroom critical to LGBTQ activism

EDITORIAL: Equality in the courtroom critical to LGBTQ activism

February 6, 2019

New York is likely to become the fourth state to ban the controversial gay and trans panic defense strategy, according to a Jan. 25 NBC article. The bill was introduced in 2017 and has been gaining momentu...

‘Live from Chicago, it’s Saturday night!’

‘Live from Chicago, it’s Saturday night!’

November 20, 2017

A small group of eager museum visitors stand in a dimly lit lobby with their faces upturned, the room full of anticipation as they stare at a screen on which actors such as Tracy Morgan, Dana Carvey a...

Potential department mergers need to prove student benefits

By Editorial Board

March 6, 2017

Several departments housed in the School of Media Arts may be merging come Fall 2017,announced in a Feb. 7 email from Dean Eric Freedman. In the email, Freedman cited the desire to overcome obstacles to interdisciplinary study as a reason for the proposed mergers, as reported Feb. 20 by The Chronicle. The mergers would combine the Communication & Media Innovation and Radio departments and the Television and Cinema Art and S...

‘SNL’ proves comedy is important during Trump era

‘SNL’ proves comedy is important during Trump era

By Brooke Pawling Stennett

February 20, 2017

Melissa McCarthy was almost unrecognizable as White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer in a Feb. 4 episode of “Saturday Night Live.” Dressed in a well-fitted suit and an impeccable fake receding hai...

‘See you in court,’ Hollywood

‘See you in court,’ Hollywood

February 13, 2017

In an accidental stroke of genius, President Donald Trump posted his best tweet thus far Feb. 9 in response to three federal judges in the 9th Circuit Court who refused to restore his travel ban on seve...

DJ REZZ doesn’t see ‘Something Wrong Here’

DJ REZZ doesn’t see ‘Something Wrong Here’

October 10, 2016

Isabelle Rezazadeh, also known as REZZ, is an up-and-coming DJ from Niagara Falls, Ontario. On Oct. 7, she released her EP, Something Wrong Here, via mau5trap Records, a label created by deadmau5. She wi...

Chicago dumps Trump with satire

Chicago dumps Trump with satire

By Arts & Culture Editor

April 4, 2016

There is no denying Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is a polarizing billionaire to many voters.Between his hyperbolic speeches and overall appearance, parodies of the boisterous figure have flourishe...

War: WTF is it good for?

War: WTF is it good for?

March 7, 2016

“Whiskey Tango Foxtrot,” the film based on war reporter Kim Barker’s acclaimed memoir, “The Taliban Shuffle,” is an explosively entertaining, feminist war farce from “30 Rock” and “Saturday Nig...

Author Kim Barker says ‘WTF’ about the war on terror

Author Kim Barker says ‘WTF’ about the war on terror

By Film Critic

February 29, 2016

"Whiskey Tango Foxtrot” is a laugh-out-loud war comedy from “Saturday Night Live” scribe Robert Carlock. The film stars Tina Fey as Kim Baker, a war reporter in Afghanistan and Pakistan who is b...

Student Center Phase One: College input visualized

Student Center Phase One: College input visualized

February 22, 2016

As the college community entered its winter break, a team of architects and consultants from Chicago-based planning firm Solomon Cordwell Buenz was working on the initial programming phase of Columbia’s long-...

Notable Native: Brandon Smith

Notable Native: Brandon Smith

By Metro Reporter

December 7, 2015

The Nov. 24 video release of Laquan McDonald being fatally shot 16 times on Oct. 20, 2014, by a Chicago police officer was controversial given its graphic content, but to Brandon Smith, a journalist who file...

College experiences administrative shake-up

College experiences administrative shake-up

By Campus Editor

January 26, 2015

The college experienced a stream of employment changes at the administrative level while students and staff were away from campus during winter break.Susan Marcus, associate vice president of Academic ...

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