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“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...

Notable Native: Jennifer Leininger

Notable Native: Jennifer Leininger

By Caroline Bowen

April 10, 2017

When Jennifer Leininger started a master’s program in teaching five years ago, she noticed many of her fellow classmates were not discussing inclusive environments in schools for gender-nonconforming...

Summer courses offered through new online platform

Summer courses offered through new online platform

April 10, 2017

Five online summer courses will be the first to use Canvas, the college’s new Learning Management System, which will replace Moodle completely in the Fall 2018 Semester.   Vice Provost for Digital Learning, Robert Green said the summer courses are priced at a discounted rate to rem...

The Black Arts Movement and Beyond | The Columbia Chronicle

March 6, 2017

Students, leaders and community members gathered at The University of Chicago Institute of Politics, 5707 S. Woodlawn Ave., on March 2 to hear renowned poet, author and educator Haki Madhubuti read excerpts from his boo...

Columbia improv group Cat Booty will be competing against 15 other student groups Feb. 25 during the annual College Improv Tournament.

Columbia improv group to compete in College Improv Tournament

February 22, 2017

Columbia improv group Cat Booty will be competing against 15 other student groups at the 10th Annual College Improv Tournament Feb. 25. Columbia students and Cat Booty members Tom Spooner, senior theatre major, Glo Chitwood, junior theatre major, Will Nicholson, junior theatre ma...

Study finds problems with CPD officers in schools

Study finds problems with CPD officers in schools

February 20, 2017

Lack of training and accountability for Chicago police officers assigned to public schools has led to the spending of millions of taxpayer dollars to settle lawsuits and the continuation of the “schoo...

Connections, resources empower women in technology

The most recent WiSTEM cohort involved 12 female entrepreneurs who manage tech businesses in Chicago, including Jamie Migdal, CEO of FetchFind. 

By Caroline Bowen

February 13, 2017

Jamie Migdal, CEO and founder of FetchFind—an online education tool for pet care businesses—has faced doubt from people “falling prey to old ideas” on her way to success. She has encountered peop...

Notable Native: Joshua Hale

Joshua Hale promotes funding to inner-city students through philanthropy and organizations such as the Big Shoulders Fund.

By Metro Reporter

November 14, 2016

In the midst of teachers’ strikes, budget problems, overcrowded classrooms, education in Chicago has been a topic of concern in recent years. Addressing these issues is immensely important because it...

The college community voiced their critiques of Columbia’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee’s recently drafted mission statement at an Oct. 31 forum.

DEI open forum welcomes mission statement feedback

November 7, 2016

The majority of recently collected feedback on Columbia’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee’s drafted mission statement asked for definitions of the key terms “diversity, equity and inclusion,” according to Peter Carpenter, DEI committee member and Dance and Theatre De...

Cubs make history after 108 years

By Metro Reporter

November 7, 2016

After 10 innings, seven games and 108 years, the Chicago Cubs are finally World Series Champions. During the Nov. 2 game, the team defeated the Cleveland Indians with a Game Seven score of 8-7.Lifelong Cubs fans Mike Cameron, 66, and his wife Chris Atkins, 64, of Wrigleyville joined celebrations in their neighborhood while watching the game outside of a bar on Addison Street after the victory. They said the title win was a ...

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