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Representation in film, television and media

Representation in film, television and media

September 13, 2019 Managing Editor Miranda Manier, Digital/Brand Manager Micha Thurston and Senior Photo Editor Mike Rundle discuss the crossroads of representation...

And the Oscar goes to...

And the Oscar goes to…

February 28, 2018

As the 90th annual Academy Awards ceremony is right around the corner, Timothée Chalamet, Meryl Streep, Margot Robbie and Fionn Whitehead will prepare to walk down the iconic red carpet March 4. But The Chronicle is gettin...

‘Heathers’ reboot isn’t diverse, it’s insulting

Compassion for Syrians cannot be conditional

By Tyra Bosnic

February 5, 2018

One of the greatest tropes of film and television history centers on the underdogs who fight the oppressors. Embodying historic resistance to fascism, the rebels in “Star Wars” rise up against the...

Blake Fortin (left), Kendall McDermott (center) and Ashley Cairns three students from Columbia College who took first place at the National Retail Foundation competition in New York. Each of the members of the winning team recieved $5,000 scolarships. Photo taken on Jan. 30.

Students take home national retail competition scholarships

February 5, 2018

Two Columbia student teams won first and second place in the National Retail Federation student competition, receiving thousands of dollars in scholarships. The NRF collaborates with STORY, a retail company in Manhattan that likens itself to a magazine, continually reinventing it...

Women, diversity needed across all galaxies

Women, diversity needed across all galaxies

By Savannah Eadens

October 30, 2017

As Galen Erso is interrogated by Director Krennic in the opening scenes of the 2016 “Star Wars” anthology standalone “Rogue One,” Galen’s wife, Lyra, is killed by one of Krennic’s death troopers. Au...

Vaun Monroe, a former professor in what was then known as the Film and Video Department, alleged his tenure denial was influenced by racial discrimination and has filed a suit against Columbia. 

Racial discrimination case against college continues

October 23, 2017

Vaun Monroe, Former professor in the then-Film and Video Department sued the school Aug. 10, claiming racial discrimination played a role in his 2013 tenure denial. The complaint, which also names former Department Chair Bruce Sheridan as a defendant, alleges discriminatory treatment...

Editor's Note: School of Media Arts buries its lead

Editor’s Note: Front pages turned into friendship, family

May 8, 2017

I was hiding under my blankets on my new,  wobbly dorm room bed when I called my mom two weeks into freshman year—on the verge of leaving Columbia. I felt like a fraud. Without any high school jour...

Aviation Department needs better training, not consolidation

By Editorial Board

May 1, 2017

The April 9 viral video of a bloodied David Dao  dragged off a United Airlines flight at O’Hare International Airport spurred local aldermen to propose solutions for city aviation security’s rare but violent outbursts.During an April 19 Chicago City Council meeting, Ald. Ray Lopez (15th Ward) proposed the Aviation Department security force be consolidated into the Chicago Police Department, preferably within the next 60 ...

Mining towns need solid facts before show of support

By Editorial Board

January 25, 2016

Many Republicans have accused President Obama of “waging a war on coal” throughout his time in office because of his efforts to adapt to and prepare for the effects of climate change.However, the president recently acknowledged the green initiatives could hurt job prospects for those who rely on mining work.The New York Times reported Jan. 15 that Obama aims to stop building new coal plants, close existing plants, limit U...

“All of us are pretty big nerds who have a huge love for various characters and franchises,” said Dawn Xiana Moon, Raks Geek founder.

Sci-fi favorites to belly dance at MCL Chicago

November 2, 2015

“Star Wars” and “Star Trek” fans do not typically agree on much, but a Wookiee dancing to a song performed by a Klingon band might just be enough to finally bring them together.Chicago resident...

‘Star Wars’ universe and Shakespeare collide in ‘MacSith’

By Katlyn Tolly

May 4, 2015

E.D.G.E. theatre company is presenting “MacSith,” a play based on Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” with a sci-fi galaxy twist that will have any Shakespeare or Star Wars fanatic on the edge of his or her seat, from April 30–May 24. The play takes place on the planet of Cumber after the Civil War. The main character, Mon Beth, plans to become king. However, he is stopped in his tracks after he becomes wary of his wife’...

'One century minus a baker's dozen:' Finding the forest for the trees in the translation of literature

‘One century minus a baker’s dozen:’ Finding the forest for the trees in the translation of literature

November 17, 2014

“Fourscore and seven years ago” is a phrase every American knows. Abraham Lincoln began his Gettysburg Address to a war-weary crowd of Pennsylvanians with those five words on a Thursday afternoon in Novembe...

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