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Chicago joins protests in Madison

By Heather McGraw

February 28, 2011

Tens of thousands of people braved the snow and freezing rain, packed inside the Wisconsin state capitol building, surrounding Gov. Scott Walker’s office while banging drums and shouting chants like, “Talk to us” and“We are Wisconsin”to protest union rights changes.The protests, which have been ongoing for more than two weeks, began when Walker introduced his budget bill that would limit unions’ collective barg...

Free technical tutorials

By Shardae Smith

November 1, 2010

In October, Columbia announced the offer of free access to the Museum of Contemporary Art for the college. Now, the college is presenting free access to Lynda.com,an online learning website that offers video tutorials on a wide range of computer software.As a joint effort between the college’s Center for Instructional Technology and the Information Technology Department, Columbia students, faculty and staff have full access to the courses the website offers at no ad...

High school teacher plays to his crowd

By WilliamPrentiss

December 7, 2009

Perspectives Charter Schools may have less money to spend on its after-school programs this year, but its faculty has come up with their own way to make up for the school’s budget constraints.Perspectives Instructor David Doll (right) teaches students to play guitar in the Kids Rock after-school program. From left: Alanna Johnson, Brenden Jackson and Alex Aguilar.anna Johnson, Brenden Jackson, and Alex Aguilar.Matthew Kayser ...

Deli’s choice speaks softly to The Chronicle

By WilliamPrentiss

October 5, 2009

Soft Speaker refreshingly crafts its songs in a way that sets it apart from other bands. It’s easy to hear a clear focus on the finer details like dynamics and tempo, a trait sorely missing from many bands in this day and age.The band recently won a recording session at the studio Gallery of Carpet in Villa Park after being named The Deli Chicago’s Band of the Month. They recorded two new singles, “Concerning Your Memori...

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