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WikiLeaks makes senseless Sony emails public

By Managing Editor

April 20, 2015

WikiLeaks, the website of whistle blower Julian Assange, published more than 170,000 emails and 30,000 private Sony Pictures Entertainment documents in a searchable archive posted to the website, according to an April 16 National Public Radio article.The mass amount of information was hacked from Sony last November. The hack is widely thought to have been carried out by North Korean government officials in reaction to the...

“Bloodborne,” a combat-based video game, is the newest creation from director Hidetaka Miyazaki released by From Software. “Bloodborne” is available on Sony’s PS4.

‘Bloodborne’ proves no need for ‘Souls’

April 6, 2015

“Bloodborne,” an action-based, role-playing video game, takes the established formula of “Dark Souls”—a similar game that released its second version in March 2014—and expands on it. With flui...

Tape collectors keepin’ it reel

By Arts & Culture Reporter

January 26, 2015

Walking into a local thrift shop, a casual shopper may pass an old cassette player and a stack of tapes and think nothing of it. In 1975, when boomboxes featuring cassette decks were introduced to U.S. consumers, the cassette became the go-to source for portable music listening until being all but completely phased out by CDs in the mid-’80s. Although still a popular medium for alternative music junkies, it seems like the cassette...

Barber trims a customer's hair inside Bobby Dee's.

Athlete perseveres toward ownership

September 8, 2014

Despite growing up poor in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood, international basketball star Bobby Dixon used his early struggles as fuel to take over a local business.Dixon currently runs Bobby Dee’s...

Video Poll: Should the city ban plastic bags?

March 31, 2014

Plastic bags could be banned from Chicago's retail stores if city council passes legislation meant to quell the environmental effects of plastic shopping bags. Students got a chance to voice their opin...

Featured Artist: Joseph Hogwood

Featured Artist: Joseph Hogwood

February 17, 2014

“Charlotte Seeker,” an arcade-inspired video game that resembles a fast-pace, pupil-dilating “Pac-man,” will allow players to blast through space as a heroic princess. The game’s nostalgic sci-fi world was created by senior interactive arts & media major Joseph Hogwood...

Story Week, a Columbia sponsored festival that features prominent authors has received a combined $25,850 in grants from three Illinois foundations. The festival will take place from March 16 to March 21 and is open and free to the public. The grants came from organizations such as the Chicago Community Trust, the Illinois Arts Council and Illinois Humanities Council.

New grants further Story Week’s diverse agenda

January 27, 2014

Story Week, an annual festival sponsored by Columbia that showcases prominent authors work across Chicago taking place from March 16 to March 21, has received a combined $25,850 in grants from three Illinois foundations. The festival received $15,000 from the Chicago Community...

The day the music died: How the recording industry is coping with digital piracy


December 12, 2012

It was March, 1990, years before illegal file-sharing began compromising the music industry. According to a former Warner Bros. Records executive, a company representative was waiting to meet the dir...

Holine finds folk fame via YouTube

By Emily Ornberg

October 15, 2012

Kiersten Holine has become a rockstar without leaving her room.After singing and playing guitar as a hobby, her family convinced her to put a few of her folk song covers on YouTube.“That went a lot better than I thought it would,” Holine said.Now, her channel has hundreds of thousands of views and developed a fan base large enough to catch the attention of Rolling Stone magazine.Her videos showcase her warm, passionat...

Q&A with Jury Foreman on the Drew Peterson case

By Dannis Valera

September 19, 2012

In his striped V-neck shirt and jeans, Eduardo Saldana, a 22-year-old junior radio major, has the appearance of a typical college kid. He goes to school, plays video games, watches sports and runs a blog. Saldana is also from bolingbrook, Ill., a fact that led him to become part of a trial that drew national attention.Read the full Q&A by our Campus Editor, Alex Kukulka, in the Sept. 17 edition of The Columbia Chronic...

Big music names for big industry conference

By Lisa Schulz

April 23, 2012

One night of distributing business cards, receiving critique on work samples and creating confident conversation with music industry professionals can lead to five years working within different entities at Hip-Hop mogul Sean :Diddy" Comb's Enterprises.At least that’s the path Sara Anwar, instructor in the Arts, Entertainment and Media Management Department and 2006 graduate, made for herself at Columbia, and students ar...

‘I wanna dance with your money’

By Luke Wilusz

February 20, 2012

Legendary singer Whitney Houston was found dead Feb. 11 in a hotel bathtub. The very next day, Sony increased the wholesale price of her records in the UK, which in turn caused the iTunes price to go up automatically. The recording giant later claimed this was a “mistake”and apologized.If this was an accident, it was an awfully damn convenient one, with such uncanny timing that one would be well within reason to sugges...

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