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Editor’s Note: Committment to LGBT students cannot just be lip service

Editor’s Note: Committment to LGBT students cannot just be lip service

January 30, 2017

Students often choose to attend Columbia because of its advertised inclusivity and open-minded campus culture. However, instead of just marketing this type of mindset, the college’s administration and ...

Facebook must be wary of viewpoint censorship in fake news battle

By Editorial Board

January 23, 2017

Facebook faced harsh criticism after people became aware that fake news stories were circulating on the social media platform during the recent presidential election, spreading false information to many voters. Prompted by widespread criticism that fabricated stories might have influenced presidential election results, Facebook’s Director of Product Fidji Simo said in a Jan. 11 press release that Facebook would be teaming up ...

Twitter cuts Vine—six second-stars mourn

Twitter cuts Vine—six second-stars mourn

By Arts & Culture Reporter

November 7, 2016

Brandon Calvillo was a 19-year-old sandwich artist at Subway when he discovered the new app Vine while listening to his favorite podcast.Calvillo was three months into the job and content with it. But...

Aldermen’s well-meaning social media plea impractical

October 17, 2016

Alderman Emma Mitts (37th Ward) called a meeting Oct. 5 to discuss the role social media sites play in violence rates in Chicago neighborhoods and beyond. By the end of the meeting, 45 of the 50 aldermen sponsored a resolution asking Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and all other social media platforms to ban every image that constitutes glamorizing gun violence. They justified this by arguing that these images are influencing ...

Women represented in new student organization

Women represented in new student organization

October 14, 2016

Female students in the Audio Arts & Acoustics Department have formed a new student organization, Women in Audio, to give women a place to come together in the male-dominated field, according to club pre...

Popular Viners move beyond 6 seconds

Popular Viners move beyond 6 seconds

By Zoë Eitel

September 26, 2016

Known for their six-second videos of varying hilarity, Viners Brandon Calvillo and Jason Nash have teamed up to make a straight-to-iTunes movie about, you guessed it, Vine.The movie, titled "FML," will ...

Exhibit transforms digital to physical

Exhibit transforms digital to physical

By ARTS & CULTURE REPORTER

September 6, 2016

Tension between digital and organic worlds is the theme of a new exhibition scheduled to open Sept. 9 and run until Oct. 29 at Zg Gallery, 300 W. Superior St.Benjamin Cook, a third-year MFA candidate in ...

The Chronicle sits down for an exclusive interview with the 2016 commencement speakers

May 20, 2016

The Columbia Chronicle sat down with three of the five 2016 commencement speakers May 13 in the 916 S. Wabash Ave. Building to discuss their thoughts about life as an artist and what college students should ex...

Community unites to ‘Save The Chicago Reader’

Community unites to ‘Save The Chicago Reader’

May 2, 2016

The Chicago Reader, known as the city’s oldest alternative weekly publication, issued a public cry for help April 21—not for a civic cause but for its own survival.The publication shocked social m...

Let’s have a ‘sex KiKi’

Let’s have a ‘sex KiKi’

By Arts & Culture Reporter

April 18, 2016

Discussions on topics like “platonic touch” and what that means to each person present fuel monthly “sex KiKis.”Hosted by creator coriama couture, the meetups help attendees embrace and discus...

Student competitions to enhance Manifest campus rejuvenation

Student competitions to enhance Manifest campus rejuvenation

February 18, 2016

The Wabash Arts Corridor is scheduled to host two competitions for current students to display their work, along with new projects to rejuvenate the campus, to be displayed at Manifest on May 13.“Colu...

Social media sites not responsible for enforcing gun laws

February 15, 2016

Social media giants Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are taking the regulation of illegal activity on their sites into their own hands through recently announced measures.To prevent unlicensed gun trading through Facebook and its sister company Instagram, Facebook has banned private sales of guns on the platforms, according to a Jan. 29 New York Times article.Twitter has suspended more than 125,000 accounts affiliated with ...

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