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Sophomore Tom Fertsch showcased his musical talent at the Student Programming Board's Big Mouth event on Sept. 4.

Renegades, SPB host first Big Mouth event

September 8, 2014

Dozens of students lined the hallway outside of the 618 S. Michigan Ave. building’s Stage Two on Sept. 4 as they waited to see if they would be one of 12 students chosen to perform at the first Big Mouth of the Fall 2014 semester. Big Mouth, an open mic series held throughout...

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Garlic Sriracha wings

April 14, 2014

It’s that wonderful time of year again. The birds are finally thawed and chirping, and all the excess rain and snow is evaporating with the return of that big, orange, blinding thing in the sky. Yes, ...

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...

Columbia’s 24-Hour Night brings students together in Halloween fashion

By Ivana Hester

October 29, 2012

Skinny jeans weren’t the only thing that caused chafing at Columbia’s annual 24-Hour Night, held Oct. 25–26.The event, touted as “Halloween, Columbia style,” was hosted by several student organizations and included a mechanical bull riding competition, a pumpkin carving contest, scary movie screenings and the Creepy Coming Out Ball sponsored by Common Ground, Columbia’s LGBTQ club.Lynsey Mukomel, a marketing manager...

‘Alps’ examines death from a poignant distance

By Sam Flancher

September 14, 2012

There’s something to be said about the hypnotic power of distance. Things too horrible up close can attain a certain power when seen from far away. A house on fire may be terrible, but from afar it fascinates with a kind of warped beauty. This mesmerizing quality pervades “Alps,” a film of quiet, subtle brilliance.In an effort to relieve the grief of surviving families of the recently deceased, the members of a company ca...

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...

A very Klingon Christmas

By Amanda Murphy

November 21, 2011

‘oH ‘oH HochHom Dun poH vo’ DIS. No, that’s not gibberish. No, a cat didn’t walk across the keyboard. It’s Klingon for “Its the most wonderful time of the year.”For the second holiday season, The Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave., is putting on “A Klingon Christmas Carol,” a variation of the timeless Charles Dickens production based on the trademark sci-fi show “Star Trek.” With twists and c...

“Attack the Block” brings the goods

By Drew Hunt

July 28, 2011

One of the most practiced activities in the film geek community is predicting the next “cult classic.” Considering cult classics usually earn the title after years of obscurity and glacial word-of-mouth, predicting one is a difficult task—especially considering the influence of the Internet, which has effectively erased obscurity and word-of-mouth. But in a world where the Internet didn’t exist, “Attack the Block,...

Columbia’s Biggest Mouth brings on the talent

By Cristina Aguirre

May 2, 2011

Columbia’s best musical talent took the stage at Metro, 3730 N. Clark St., on April 27 for the annual Biggest Mouth competition, organized by the Student Programming Board. Thirteen bands and performers took the stage, all vying for a cash prize and other rewards.Three judges declared the winner to be Carbon Tigers, a five-piece indie rock band. Along with the band’s $5,000 prize, they were awarded studio time at Rax Trax...

Attorney General Lisa Madigan said Facebook, Twitter play key role in campus stalking

By Shardae Smith

January 31, 2011

When students’ Facebook updates are consistently posted, it can be an easy invitation to technology-based stalking. With GPS-enabled Twitter updates, a person’s location is more than accessible for stalkers who want to take it to the next level.Attorney General Lisa Madigan hosted an in-depth discussion at DePaul University’s School of Law, 1 E. Jackson Blvd., on Jan. 21, called “Campus Safety and CyberDangers: Stalkin...

A musical master

By Samuel Charles

October 25, 2010

Peter Eldridge, a Grammy Award-winning vocalist and pianist, will be on campus this week to participate in the second series of Columbia’s Eclipse Master Class.From 5 – 8 p.m. on Oct. 29 at the 1104 Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave., Eldridge will give an hourlong performance and have a Q-and-A segment to help students and attendees.“[The master class] is to allow students, musicians and attendees gain some insight on what an accomplished m...

Students put their best foot forward

By CiaraShook

April 19, 2010

Students and the public packed the seats in Stage Two,  of the 618 S. Michigan Ave. Building, on April 15 to see the Student Programming Board’s first dance competition to find out who really has the “biggest foot” on campus.This was Biggest Foot’s first year, and audience members brought as much of the party as the contestants with their dynamic enthusiasm for the dancers’ skills and creativity. Biggest Foot was present...

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