The Columbia Chronicle

Communications gap evident among college administrators

By Editor-in-Chief

September 21, 2015

At the start of the academic year, many students are strapped for cash and in need of a campus job that can work around their class schedules. Campus jobs are a staple at every academic institution and provide not only a source of income but are often also educational opportunities housed within the students’ home department.The money from these campus jobs is often used to pay for books, tuition, fees and other expenses that go back...

Residents attended a movie night put on by the Sunnyside Mall Committee over the summer. 

Sunnyside Mall project adds spark to Uptown

September 14, 2015

Some longtime Uptown residents are working to bring unity and culture to one of Chicago’s most diverse neighborhoods.Starting with a “tactical urbanism” installation—the practice of making low...

Apple Crisp

Apple Crisp

May 4, 2015

Ingredients5 cups peeled, cored and sliced apples1 cup white sugar1 teaspoon ground cinnamon1/2 cup water1 cup oats 1 cup flour1 cup brown sugar1/4 teaspoon baking powder1/4 teaspoon baking soda1/2 cup butter, me...


Students win with Pizza Hut campaign

April 27, 2015

Nineteen students within the Communication & Media Innovation Department’s “Campaign Practicum” course were recognized on April 10 for their original advertising campaign for Pizza Hut at the Nationa...

Budget cuts diminish watchdog capabilities

By Editor-in-Chief

April 20, 2015

 Putting an editorial on the front page of a newspaper is a decidedly uncommon practice. Such pieces are normally comfined to the opinion pages while the most important news belongs on the cover of any publication. But when a media organization, in this case a college publication, is part of a developing news story, the editorial management team has to ask itself when it is appropriate to cover the story and whether it is ...

We’ve got you covered—for now

By Editorial Board

April 20, 2015

Columbia’s motto is “Esse Quam Videri,”which translates as “to be, rather than to seem.” It is time to be a college that cares about its students rather than merely seem like a college that cares about its students.This sentiment has spurred the staff of The Columbia Chronicle to speak out about the massive budget cuts it will face amid the maelstrom of change the college will experience in the next academic year....

Budget cuts: When does it end and where is the line?

By Editor-in-Chief

March 16, 2015

When Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the City Council approved an ordinance last December to progressively raise the minimum wage to $13 by 2019, it seemed like a historic move toward providing a living wage. But what Emanuel and the aldermen seemed to have misjudged is whether all institutions—particularly centers of higher education that employ more than a thousand student workers, such as Columbia—would be willing to fork ov...

Student workers not expendable

By Editorial Board

March 16, 2015

By 2019, Chicago’s minimum wage will increase to $13 thanks to the efforts of Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the City Council to raise the standard of living for Chicago residents. With the new ordinance, the minimum wage will reach $10 in July and increase each year for the next four years. It will be years before it can be determined whether this wage hike succeeds in lifting thousands above the poverty line, but it seems like pr...

Taylor Swift: Lots of songs, little growth

By Alex Stedman

September 4, 2012

If you haven’t heard country singer Taylor Swift’s catchy new tune, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” here are the basics: It’s about one of her ex-boyfriends, and they’re never, ever, ever getting back together.While breakup songs have been a staple for most musical genres, there’s a fine line between art and tabloid fodder that Swift seems to have no problem crossing. Many of her songs come across a...

Budget trouble hurts students

By Editorial Board

April 18, 2011

The college’s Theater Department recently laid off 11 student work aids in areas such as lighting, props and costumes because of budgetary shortages. Students received little warning that the cuts were happening. The layoffs directly hinder the department’s ability to put together student productions, which are an integral learning experience for theater students.Laying off student employees in the middle of a semester ...

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