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Focus group demonstrates how college can improve

By Editorial Board

December 7, 2015

On Nov. 4, the college brought in a focus group of nine recruiters and managers from various professions who hire Columbia students and alumni, as reported on Page 3. The participating employers answered a range of questions about the students’ performance and skills in the workplace. Most of the responses were negative.Feedback from the focus group said Columbia students are “too self-absorbed” and “can’t take construct...

Education bill should aid disadvantaged students

By Editorial Board

December 7, 2015

ince George W. Bush signed the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 into law, it has been heavily criticized by teachers, education leaders and parents for overtesting students, limiting teachers’ freedom to modify curricula and inadequately measuring student success. Lawmakers hope to revise NCLB through the Every Student Succeeds Act, released on Nov. 30. The House of Representatives and the Senate will vote on the Every Stu...

Communication, interviews will continue to become more difficult

By Editor-in-Chief

November 30, 2015

When the campus community read The Chronicle’s Nov. 23 Front Page story about the quiet cancellation of Story Week, one of the college’s most prominent literary events for nearly two decades, there was a sweeping outcry among students and faculty.The week the story was published included ripples of disappointment expressed through conversations in the college’s hallways and through social media comments and online share...

Sex work not safe for college students

By Copy Editor

November 30, 2015

Posts on Craigslist’s talent section often leave little to the imagination, offering quick and easy work for young women with a big cash payout. One ad looking for porn actresses even goes so far as to offer women a bonus if they can provide a valid college ID, indicating the demand for young women in porn is high.College students, who often struggle to balance classes and work while maintaining their sanity, are the No. 1...

Columbia Students recite poems about love and life | The Columbia Chronicle

November 23, 2015

Columbia's Point BL_NK Poetry Club hosted its second open poetry mic Nov 16. at the 623 S. Wabash Ave. Building. Many poets expressed their thoughts on life, addiction and love. Point BL_NK's special gu...

New program combines music, science

New program combines music, science

November 16, 2015

The college’s graduation ceremony in May 2016 will include Columbia’s first student to graduate with a bachelor of science degree in music technology. The degree is granted through the recently establi...

Made in Chicago Week highlights city’s influential entrepreneurs

Made in Chicago Week highlights city’s influential entrepreneurs

November 9, 2015

Entrepreneurs celebrated their accomplishments with General Assembly Chicago, which offers classes and workshops in business, design and technology, by ringing in the institute’s first anniversary Nov...

Columbia Presents CoffeeHousePR Panel

November 9, 2015

Columbia’s PRSSA hosted an Alumni panel on the second floor of the 33 E. Congress Building Nov. 4. During the panel, Columbia graduates discussed why it’s important to do internships before graduat...

Transfer students want more from Columbia

November 9, 2015

Columbia’s Student Government Association is known to listen to and tackle the concerns of students around campus. Now, transfer students say there’s a lack of communication between them and their advis...

Aldermen to limit food cart operations

Aldermen to limit food cart operations

November 9, 2015

Coming on the heels of the City Council’s legalization of food carts on Sept.24, Alderman Brendan Reilly (42nd Ward) and Alderman Tom Tunney (44th Ward) have succeeded in implementing restrictions on w...

Fans question Beyoncé’s LGBT community support

By Managing Editor

November 9, 2015

Voters in Houston failed to approve a proposed equal rights ordinance Nov. 3 that would have marked an LGBT victory in the state of Texas.The Houston Equal Rights Ordinance  (HERO) would have prohibited discrimination based on a number of characteristics, including sexual orientation and gender identity. However, the bill failed to pass after 62 percent of the public voted against it.Opponents of gay marriage used fear tact...

Second Big Mouth a wicked performance for Halloween

Second Big Mouth a wicked performance for Halloween

November 2, 2015

Students sang, danced and laughed at celebrity impersonations at the second Big Mouth of the Fall 2015 Semester Oct. 28. The event was a part of 24 Hour Night, Columbia’s annual series of Halloween ...

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