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Chronicle Headlines: A chance meeting leads to a lifetime bond

Chronicle Headlines: A chance meeting leads to a lifetime bond

February 12, 2020

  Eva Eig fell in love with Blue the moment they met. “I was just in love with him, and I have been in love with him ever since,” said Eig, a senior radio major. Blue is Eig's emotio...

Orlando Pinder (left), director  for the 2019 practicum production of “Pegasus,” reviews footage on-set alongside student collaborators for the project. Practicum productions allow Cinema and Television Arts Department students to experience film sets similar to the industry before graduation, from production meetings to location scouting and set design.

Practicum film projects mimic showbiz, so don’t ‘expect a cakewalk’

January 31, 2020

The set of a practicum film at the college is fairly standard—under hot lights mounted six feet off the ground, production assistants zip through a jungle of cables, as production designers, occasio...

Prospective transfer students have guaranteed admission from select community colleges

Prospective transfer students have guaranteed admission from select community colleges

By Valeria Mancera-Saavedra, Staff Reporter

January 7, 2020

In an attempt to take advantage of Illinois Community College Board statistics that rank Illinois first in the nation for bachelor's degree completion rates among community college transfer students, Col...

Columbia student veteran premieres short action film

Columbia student veteran premieres short action film

December 27, 2019

Jacob Bell was not always the film buff he is today. But that all changed after constantly watching movies in his free time during three Marine Corps deployments beginning in 2012. It was during his...

Retail workers ring in this year's Black Friday

Retail workers ring in this year’s Black Friday

November 29, 2019

Black Friday marks the start of the holiday shopping season, but it also marks a time of high stress for retail workers, many of whom are students. Behind the deals, discounts and crowds are the str...

Tuition for full-time students will increase by 2%, bringing it up to $27,142.

Costs for Columbia students to go up again

November 22, 2019

President and CEO Dr. Kwang-Wu Kim announced another increase in tuition and housing rates, this time for the 2020-2021 academic year. This is the third year in a row that tuition has been capped  at a 2% in...

For Marin Brablec's (right) senior-year music and composition project, he is putting on a comedy musical about male firemen who are strippers along with the help of senior cinema art and science major Corbin Eaton (left).

Students bring the ‘HEAT’ with comedy musical

November 15, 2019

During his sophomore year of high school, Martin Brablec had the idea for a comedy musical he said would “push a lot of lines.” Now, in his senior year of college, alongside senior cinema art and science ...

Opinion: I’m not a ‘nontraditional’ student, I am authentic

Opinion: I’m not a ‘nontraditional’ student, I am authentic

November 10, 2019

The National Center for Education Statistics defines nontraditional students as meeting one of seven characteristics: delayed enrollment into postsecondary education, attends college part time, works full t...

David Worrall, professor in the Audio Arts and Acoustics Department, discusses the logistics of dropping the C- during Columbia's Faculaty Senate meeting, Oct. 11, Stage 2 in 618 S. Michigan Ave.

Faculty Senate weighs ‘confusing’ prospect of eliminating C minus grade

October 15, 2019

The Faculty Senate is weighing eliminating the C minus grade collegewide. Some say the change would bring uniformity to grading, while others argue it could diminish the value of a passing grade. Ilya Levinson...

Student loses $2,000 in Columbia Outlook email phishing scam

Student loses $2,000 in Columbia Outlook email phishing scam

October 7, 2019

A Columbia student lost $2,000 in September after falling victim to one of several alleged dog walking job scams circulating among the school’s Outlook accounts, causing Columbia administrators to...

Jazmin Bryant, a cinema art and science major, produced the Hollywood-bound film “A Wolf Comes at Night” in a Columbia practicum course.

‘A Wolf Comes at Night’ goes to Hollywood

September 29, 2019

One night, on a small ranch in 1980s Illinois, two children and their grandfather are forced to defend their livelihood as a wolf wreaks havoc on the family farm. Directed by 2018 cinema art and science a...

Jeffrey Barbieri, nonfiction graduate assistant and graduate student instructor, and Rebecca Khera, English and Creative Writing Department graduate assistant and graduate student instructor, share concerns over the program's pay change.

Graduate assistants feel ‘blindsided’ over change in pay

September 23, 2019

Five days prior to the start of the Fall 2019 semester, graduate assistants received an unexpected notice of a change in their pay. At a department meeting held in Spring 2019, graduate assistants ...

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