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Students impacted by P-Fac strike

Students impacted by P-Fac strike

December 4, 2017

A large number of students missed class time during a two-day strike held Nov. 29–30 by the college’s part-time faculty union, as reported on the Front Page. Senior theatre major Genesis Castillo said she supports P-Fac but...

Surazon Nushusin, left, and Mohammad Miah are Rohingya refugees who come to the cultural center to learn English every week. A volunteer English as Second Language teacher helps them practice numbers and colors using toy cars. 

North Side cultural center unites Rohingya refugees together

November 28, 2017

Nasir Zakaria is one of hundreds of Rohingya, a stateless Indo-Aryan people from the Rakhine State, Myanmar, who found refuge in Chicago’s North Side. After immigrating to the U.S. from Myanmar in 2013...

President and CEO Kwang-wu Kim spoke with Columbia students at a

Kim ‘chats’ with concerned students

November 20, 2017

President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim addressed students’ frustrations about the construction of the student center, students’ access to resources on campus and a variety of changes made to class offerin...

Protestors chant in unity and throw their fists in the air at Refuse Fascism's Nov. 4 anniversary protest against Trump and Pence.

Anti-Trump group marches in light of election anniversary

November 13, 2017

The recent one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump’s election galvanized critics nationwide to vent their frustration about the 45th president.More than 100 protesters rallied at Federal Plaza, 2...

Musa Reems has been making music since he was 15. He is currently working with Columbia's AEMMP Records and will be releasing an EP soon.

AEMMP Records releases Musa Reems’ new EP

November 13, 2017

Chicago-native Musa Reems has been writing and releasing music since age 15 and hopes to follow in the footsteps of fellow Chicagoan Chance the Rapper. Now a junior business and entrepreneurship major, Reems completed an EP for release Nov. 14 by the college’s student-run recor...

Enrollment drives changes to English and creative writing classes

Enrollment drives changes to English and creative writing classes

November 13, 2017

Columbia’s declining enrollment has forced elective courses in the English and Creative Writing Department to only be offered to students every other semester instead of year-round, according to faculty in the department. “The number of classes that a number of depar...

Several Columbia student, including Kendra Keeter-Gray (pictured) worked on set of

Students assist “Daily Show’s” Chicago production

October 27, 2017

Though it may not be the most glamorous job, production assistants are an integral part of television or movie production. Provided with an opportunity to work in their fields on a nationally br...

Hamilton's Education Program kicked off its second year in Chicago Oct. 18 at the CIBC Theatre, 18 W. Monroe St., where 1,900 students gathered for a matinee performance and a Q&A with the cast.

CPS students get a “shot” with Hamilton Education Program

October 25, 2017

Chicago Public Schools did not "throw away their shot" at being "in the room where it happens," to quote lyrics from Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical "Hamilton"--the show that offers select students history les...

Featured Artist: 'Loving Vincent' painter Dena Peterson

Featured Artist: ‘Loving Vincent’ painter Dena Peterson

October 20, 2017

Painter Dena Peterson was one of 125 selected artists out of 5,000 applicants to animate "Loving Vincent," the world's first oil-painted feature film, which explores the life and death of Vincent Van ...

“Grovedale High” is a teen drama web series created and produced by Columbia students. The show is set in 2005 and follows the life and love tribulations of emo, underdog high school students. 

Web series takes students to emo days

October 9, 2017

Senior cinema and television arts major Amanda Chambers said she would not have imagined letting people read her scripts a year ago, but now, the first web series she wrote and produced, “Grovedale High,” will premiere Oct. 15 for everyone to see. The teen drama, set in 2005,...

White Supremacy 101: oppression in classrooms

White Supremacy 101: oppression in classrooms

October 2, 2017

White supremacy is still prevalent in American classrooms,  said David Stovall, an education policy studies and African-American studies professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Acknowledging this concern, Columbia College Chicago Assembly will be hosting ...

A scene from the graphic novel depicting 1928 Chicago. 

Graphic novel to open up imagination about civic, urban engagement

April 24, 2017

Artist, illustrator and educator Devin Mawdsley knew it was time to create an arts collective when he heard about the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s plan to create a new educational graphic novel...

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