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Black youth experience high unemployment

Metro Unemployment

By metro reporter

February 1, 2016

Nearly half of young, African Americans in Chicago are jobless and out of school, according to a new youth unemployment report that shows Chicago to be far worse at keeping young people off the streets than ot...

Jason Van Dyke appears in Court for status hearing | The Columbia Chronicle

February 1, 2016

Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke appeared in court Jan. 29 for a status hearing for the murder of unarmed teenager Laquan McDonald.Protesters gathered outside the courthouse to express their conc...

March for life vs. March for Lies | The Columbia Chronicle

January 25, 2016

Two organized marches regarding abortion started in front of Federal Plaza, 50 W. Adams St., on Jan 17.  March for Life, a Washington D.C. based organization, is the largest gathering of pro-life supp...

An inside look at the evolving world of ventriloquism

‘Hey, strictly speaking’: An inside look at the world of ventriloquism

December 23, 2015

It was a cool, fall day in 1985 when Jonathan Geffner, 32, was wandering aimlessly around Manhattan.He had dropped out of a doctoral program in piano performance at New York University and was unfulfil...

Columbia’s WCRX-FM rocks the Holly Jolly Trolley | The Columbia Chronicle

December 14, 2015

Columbia’s WCRX-FM and Radio Department hosted its 13th annual Holly Jolly Trolley food drive for the Greater Chicago Food Depository Dec. 10 in the 33 E. Congress Parkway Building.  Students and lo...

More crisis counseling needed in Chicago schools

By Editorial Board

November 30, 2015

Traumatic events like divorce or the death of a relative can disrupt a child’s behavior, schoolwork and attention span, according to the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. Research also suggests trauma is particularly prevalent among students living on Chicago’s South and West sides, which are plagued by gun and gang violence. A 2007 study by Dexter Voisin, an associate professor at the University of Chicago, sur...

Notable Native:Lasana Kazembe

Notable Native:Lasana Kazembe

November 16, 2015

Lasana Kazembe, who describes himself as a poet, professor and proud papa, teaches education at DePaul University and English composition and African-American studies at Kennedy-King College, part of the Ci...

Recipe of the Week: Cheesy Garlic Knot Pizza Dip

By Opinions Editor

November 16, 2015

In recent months, my Facebook feed has been taken over by BuzzFeed videos demonstrating the preparation of unique snacks and meals. As a vegetarian, I have difficulty finding recipes, as most of the popular ones involve wrapping some sort of meat in bacon. While some of the videos I come across aren’t appetizing, BuzzFeed’s website Tasty is a dependable resource for new and fun creations.I finally attempted a recipe posted No...

BJ the Chicago Kid speaks to Columbia students | The Columbia Chronicle

November 9, 2015

Columbia’s Urban Music Association and AEMMP Records teamed up Nov. 4 to bring hip-hop soul artist BJ the Chicago Kid to Columbia’s Sherwood Building, 1312 S. Michigan Ave.  Students gathered to hear ...

Hanna Ashbrook, a 2013 music alumna, said despite feeling under pressure on “The Voice,” she impressed herself with being in front of a camera.

Music grad sings heart out on ‘The Voice’

November 9, 2015

Hanna Ashbrook, a 2013 music alumna, became the second Columbia grad to be featured on NBC’s “The Voice” this season when she performed a cover of Tegan and Sara’s “Closer” before being eliminat...

A CTA ad promoting awareness for harassment.

CTA rolls out new anti- harassment campaign

October 19, 2015

Josey Omokheyeke, a senior music major, experienced verbal harassment from an older, “unstable” man while riding the CTA late at night. The man was friendly so Omokheyeke and her friend decided to be fr...

Pharez Whitted played along with the Willie Pickens Quartet at Hyde Park Jazz Festival held Sept. 26–27

Jazz festival brings Hyde Park to its feet

October 5, 2015

Attendees danced on the pavement of Midway Plaisance Sept. 27 as the Willie Pickens Quartet grooved through the jazz standard “Afro Blue” at the ninth annual Hyde Park Jazz Festival. Pianist Pickens...

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