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South Loop businesses hope return of students can provide

South Loop businesses hope return of students can provide “major boost” in business amid pandemic

August 10, 2020

When the ice cream shop Kilwins closed in the spring due to the coronavirus pandemic, co-owner Jackie Jackson remained optimistic they would reopen in time for the summer months. Jackson, who co-runs t...

Noble Golder College Prep, 1454 W. Superior St., is among one of the Chicago Public Schools to go fully remote for the first quarter of the upcoming school year.

BREAKING: CPS moves to remote instruction for first quarter

August 5, 2020

All Chicago Public Schools will officially go fully remote for the start of the fall quarter after immense pushback from teachers unions and parents, Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the district's CEO a...

Protesters join together in organized chants, marching down South Wabash Avenue and East Harrison Street before turning onto Michigan Avenue to protest in front of the 600 S. Michigan Ave. building.

Columbia students protest on campus, call for tuition reduction

July 28, 2020

Columbia students chanted, “Columbia’s trying to steal my money, and that ain’t sitting right with me honey,” as they marched down South Wabash Avenue with packs of water bottles and Goldfish ...

BREAKING: College reverses course on tuition hike for upcoming academic year

BREAKING: College reverses course on tuition hike for upcoming academic year

July 2, 2020

Students will see a change to their financial accounts in the next few weeks as the Columbia College Chicago Board of Trustees approved a lowered tuition for the 2020-21 academic year than what was ...

Comedy Majors Eryn Burnett (left) and Nathan Hatfield (right) host a fundraiser livestream to raise money and support for Brave Space Alliance's Trans Relief Fund to provide economic relief payments for transgender, non-binary and intersex individuals.

‘Something Like a Livestream’ virtual fundraiser helps trans community impacted by the pandemic

June 26, 2020

While working together on the podcast "Something Like a Brother," senior comedy writing and performance majors Eryn Burnett and Nathan Hatfield found the transgender community has been especially affec...

During a June 10 press conference, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said more than 300,000 people in Chicago did not receive a federal stimulus check, many of whom were undocumented, from mixed-status families or dependent adults.

Chicago Resiliency Fund to provide $1,000 to those who didn’t receive a federal stimulus check

June 18, 2020

Like many college students, junior journalism major Kaya Lane did not receive federal coronavirus relief funding. Lane said she believed she was eligible for the $1,200 federal stimulus check but never recei...

Freshman arts management major Emma Ivy finds time to make music, work at Shop Columbia and create her own earring business while taking 18 course credits.

DIY jobs: Pandemic fails to stop students’ drive to create side hustles

April 20, 2020

When Giovanna Martin’s father spilled bleach on her black T-shirt, her mother’s first thought was to throw the shirt away. But Martin had other plans. With a spray bottle of bleach in hand, she ...

'What am I going to do?' Younger workers, including students, hit hard by unemployment rise

‘What am I going to do?’ Younger workers, including students, hit hard by unemployment rise

April 13, 2020

When Madalyn Rain realized she was unable to return to all three of her part-time jobs because of the coronavirus pandemic, she grew uneasy with the fact that she would not be making money. “To be...

Job security: Are you still watching?

Job security: Are you still watching?

March 30, 2020

With more than 25 years of filmmaking under his belt, Miguel Silveira has seen firsthand the unprecedented effect the advent of independent streaming services has had on the film industry. “Whe...

Editor's Note: Columbia students: Don’t sit by when the college is deciding our future

Editor’s Note: Columbia students: Don’t sit by when the college is deciding our future

March 1, 2020

In my first editor’s note of the semester, I called on the college to have more open, earnest communication with students in the midst of an impending Master Plan for 2030. Now that the college is ...

Miguel Garcia (left) gives directions to Brian Healy and Rachel Kim during the commercial shoot.

Student finalists ‘pop’ in Coca-Cola commercial

February 11, 2020

On Mia Elliott’s last day producing for the film “Discontent” for her practicum course at Columbia in Fall 2019, things were finally winding down and she was looking forward to taking a break....

The 2020 race for president, as told by Columbia College students

The 2020 race for president, as told by Columbia College students

November 18, 2019

With more than a dozen people running for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, only four months from the Iowa caucus and five months until the Illinois primary, the race is on for who will win the youth vo...

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