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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...

Communication can ensure students are ready to register

By Editorial Board

November 2, 2015

In previous semesters, undergraduate students were required to meet with a faculty advisor to be cleared to register. However, the college has partially eliminated that requirement for spring registration, as reported in our page 8 story. Freshman and transfer students are still required to meet with an advisor at the College Advising Center before they can register.Most colleges and universities do not require advising session...

Rachel Horton, an advisor at the College Advising Center, discussed spring 2016 classes with Sandi Woods, a freshman cinema art + science major.

Faculty clearance no longer required for registration

November 2, 2015

To ease the registration process for continuing students, they will no longer be required to meet with faculty advisors before they can sign up for classes.Brian Marth, director of the College Advising...

The Oct. 28 Halloween edition of Big Mouth at the 1104 S. Wabash Ave. Building featured comedy, poetry, rap and music, including a song performed by freshman music major Ayana Lawson.

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 ...

Faulty communication techniques harm students

By Editor-in-Chief

November 2, 2015

At the start of the academic year, Columbia introduced a new Gender Inclusive Initiative to make the college a more welcoming community to all of its students.As reported Sept. 14 by The Chronicle, the initiative came through efforts put forth by the LGBTQ Office of Culture & Community, the Office of Multicultural Affairs and student-group Common Ground, and is aimed at increasing educational resources about diverse gen...

The Gender Inclusive Initiative aims to raise awareness about issues like preferred pronoun usage at the college.

Gender inclusive initiatives announced two months late

November 2, 2015

The LGBTQ Office of Culture & Community, along with Multicultural Affairs and Common Ground, launched the Gender Inclusive Initiative in early September, calling for preferred pronoun awareness and gender...

Let’s all go to the movies: A look at the 51st Chicago International Film Festival

By Jeremy Freeman Contributing Writer

October 27, 2015

The 51st annual Chicago International Film Festival, which presents more than 150 films from 50 countries, is running daily through Oct. 29 at AMC River East 21, 322 E. Illinois St. in the heart of the Loop.When people think of the phrase “film festivals,” four events come to mind; Cannes, Sundance, Venice and the Toronto International, but the Chicago International Film Festival is different from the hundreds of other film festiva...

Alexy Erouart (left) and Thomas Fertsch (right) added a new piece to Krono Studios every week this summer, according to Erouart.

Sherpa embodies the spirit of collaboration

October 26, 2015

Musical collaboration takes place every day at Columbia, but a student and a former student have taken the next step by starting a recording studio as well as forming a musical duo.Alexy Erouart, a so...

Halloween takes over comedic show

October 26, 2015

Columbia’s comedy club, known as 5C, hosted a comedic stand-up show at the Sherwood Community Music School, 1312 S. Michigan Ave. on October 22, 2015. At the open mic event, comedians performed in their Hall...

Midterm evaluations provide little insight

By Editorial Board

October 26, 2015

In previous semesters, students who had poor attendance or were in danger of receiving low or failing grades in a course received progress reports during the fifth week of the semester. This semester, all students—including those doing satisfactory or better work—received midterm progress reports at week six. Professors were required to submit their evaluations by midnight Oct. 17.The sixth-week progress reports are inten...

Columbia students show off their embroidery skills | The Columbia Chronicle

October 26, 2015

Columbia’s Fashion Study Collection, contains more than 6,000 pieces of fashion history and ethnic culture garments. Throughout October, it is displaying a mixture of embroidered garments curated by senior f...

Andrew White’s adaptation of “1984” was first performed at the Looking Glass Theater in 2004, but the show has been significantly updated for the Steppenwolf Theatre.

‘1984’ is timely­—Big Brother’s threat remains

October 19, 2015

Steppenwolf for Young Adults is set to open its 2015–2016 season with a multimedia adaptation of George Orwell’s landmark dystopian novel “1984” Oct. 21 at the Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Hals...

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