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Alex Lahey ready to hit US with SXSW debut

Alex Lahey ready to hit US with SXSW debut

By Ariel Parrella-Aureli

March 13, 2017

It is 10 a.m. in the Melbourne Airport, Australia, and musicians are getting ready to fly to Austin, Texas, for South by Southwest, the annual music festival that also showcases film, music, comedy, pa...

‘Siri, do everything!’ The future of the interconnected world

‘Siri, do everything!’ The future of the interconnected world

November 28, 2016

Like something out of “WALL-E,” smart gadgets and gizmos are poised to invade every aspect of life, leaving some fearful of a dystopian nightmare and others excited for an automated future. While n...

Faculty member’s planner to promote  student financial literacy

Faculty member’s planner to promote student financial literacy

November 21, 2016

Recognizing the financial issues students face throughout their college careers, Andrea De Fraga, a professor in the Business & Entrepreneurship Department, is raising funds to produce a planner to ...

College rebrand—too little for too much

September 26, 2016

Columbia officially debuted the results of a yearlong effort to rebrand the school on Sept. 19. The project includes a new word mark with a bolder font and more spacing in the logo. The college also eliminated “Live What You Love” as a slogan and gave the college some official colors.Columbia’s branding was undoubtedly in need of improvement, so the initiative to redo it made sense. However, the direction the college...

Alumnae panel: From classrooms to startups

Alumnae panel: From classrooms to startups

April 4, 2016

Columbia never prepared Lauren McGrady to work for a big corporation—it was preparing her to start and operate her own business. The lessons she learned paid off. Today, she decides every product her co...

OBY ready to dominate center stage

OBY ready to dominate center stage

By CAMPUS REPORTER

September 21, 2015

Three students and an upcoming Chicago artist are ready to hit the stage Sept. 30 at the Subterranean, 2011 W. North Ave., for a night filled with collaborations and funky new sounds.Music Garage, a rehears...

Rita Ora hits Chicago as last stop on tour with new single, ‘Body on Me’

Rita Ora hits Chicago as last stop on tour with new single, ‘Body on Me’

By ARTS & CULTURE REPORTER

September 14, 2015

Rita Ora’s entry into the U.S. market has been years in the making. In just the last 12 months, the singer and actress has been seemingly everywhere, featured on Iggy Azalea’s hit “Black Widow”...

Sounds like independence

Sounds like independence

By Arts & Culture Reporter

February 16, 2015

In 2011, alternative-rock band The Maine was working on recording its third album, Pioneer, in a studio. According to guitarist Kennedy Brock, the album was recorded and presented as a final product to W...

Sad music plucks spectrum of emotional notes

Sad music plucks spectrum of emotional notes

By Sports & Health Editor

February 16, 2015

For all its heartrending shrewdness, Neil Young’s single “Only Love Can Break Your Heart” climbed to No. 33 on the U.S. Billboard Top 100 chart in 1970.The contradictory notion of love being the solita...

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...

Students, alumni win big at BroadwayWorld Awards

Students, alumni win big at BroadwayWorld Awards

By Campus Reporter

January 26, 2015

Several theatre students and alumni have recently received professional accolades for work in various productions and ensembles that ran between November 2013 and October 2014.Lauren Vogel, a senior thea...

Fall grads deserve commencement

By Editorial Board

December 8, 2014

Hundreds of seniors graduate at the end of each fall semester without a ceremony dedicated specifically to them. These seniors must choose to walk the spring before or wait for the next ceremonies the following spring or not walk across the stage at all.Hosting a fall commencement ceremony is a worthwhile venture that the administration should consider because of the significant number of students who graduate in December.In Spring...

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