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The Chronicle’s Theater Guide

The Chronicle’s Theater Guide

By Molly Walsh

October 29, 2018

“On State Street, that great street, I just want to say, they do things that they don’t do on Broadway,” Frank Sinatra sang in his  song “Chicago.” Although New York City has The Great White Way, thespians...

Travis Truitt was selected as Columbia's new general manager of Student Media, effective Oct. 8. 

Travis Truitt selected as general manager of Student Media

October 8, 2018

The Chronicle and student media outlets will have a new general manager overseeing operations and supporting student workers. Travis Truitt, a 2009 graduate journalism alumnus, is being welcomed back to Columbia as the new general manager of Student Media, effective Oct. 8....

Majors, programs merged in School of Media Arts proposal

By Ariana Portalatin, Campus Editor

February 21, 2017

Proposals to merge several departments and programs were recently announced for the School of Media Arts in response to student input regarding obstacles to interdisciplinary study, according to a Feb. 7 email from Dean Eric Freedman. According to the emailed announcement to students, the departmental mergers currently would be scheduled to begin in the Fall 2017 Semester and include consolidation of the Communication...

Campus community offers support after election results

By Amelia Garza, Campus Reporter

November 14, 2016

Following the shock of the Nov. 9 announcement of President-elect Donald Trump’s win, department members looking to help students who were struggling with the  Election Day outcome provided support to students. Claire Olszewski, junior business & entrepreneurship major, skipped three classes due to her feelings about the election, but she said she was glad to know her professors understood. “I got an email from...

Disney star transforms into gay porn star in new biopic

Justin Kelly (director, writer) and Garrett Clayton (actor) appear at the film's screening at the Reeling Film Festival that highlights international LGBTQ+ movies. Landmark Theatre, 2828 N. Clark St. Sept. 29.


October 17, 2016

When “King Cobra” director Justin Kelly first learned that Garrett Clayton used to be a Disney Channel actor, he said he assumed Clayton would not fit the movie’s gay porn star lead role. But Kelly...

Can the U.S. uphold Obama’s legacy?

Can the U.S. uphold Obama's legacy?

By Managing Editor

September 26, 2016

As President Barack Obama’s final term sadly comes to a close, he is starting to make final speeches to prominent groups he has been involved in. He gave his final address to the United Nations’ Gener...

The Columbia Chronicle staff was recognized as the No. 1 college paper in the state Feb. 20 at the Illinois College Press Association awards and won 22 individual prizes in various categories. 

Chronicle named No. 1 college paper in Illinois

February 29, 2016

The Columbia Chronicle staff of 34 students took home first place for General Excellence along with 22 other awards from the Illinois College Press Association convention Feb. 20.The Chronicle collected ...

Irving Park resident Christopher O’Connor plans to open Chicago’s first gun store and shooting range, despite community criticism. 

Chicago businessman hopeful to open city’s first gun shop

January 25, 2016

A Chicago businessman is pushing  forward with plans to open the city’s first gun store and shooting range despite resistance from community members andan alderman.The brainchild of Irving Park resident C...

Does diversity committee delay show lack in planning?

By Editor-in-Chief

December 7, 2015

As Columbia makes strides toward better supporting diversity at the college, such as through the Nov. 30 announcement of the formation of the Strategic Plan implementation committee intended to oversee the application of its diversity, equity and inclusion goals, concerns remain about how these next steps will be carried out.The emailed announcement, which came from President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim, noted that faculty and staf...

Graduate student searches for Paris’ untold stories

Graduate student searches for Paris’ untold stories

By Campus Editor

November 23, 2015

By the night of Nov. 13, the terrorist attacks on Paris that killed at least 129 people that day were known worldwide. Within two days, Michael Esparza, a graduate journalism student, was on a plane o...

Dill Pickle Food Co-op  on the move in Logan Square

Dill Pickle Food Co-op on the move in Logan Square

October 5, 2015

The Dill Pickle Food Co-op in Logan Square will soon call a new location home, which the company said will allow it to expand its reach and mission of creating a vibrant and sustainable community. The co-...

College announces new hires, promotions

By Campus Editor

July 24, 2015

A string of promotions and newly-hired personnel have been announced during the summer that could affect several departments throughout the 2015–2016 academic year.The emailed announcements, which were sent out June 15 through July 18, detailed four faculty and staff personnel changes at the college.The moves include the appointment of Miriam Smith as executive director of Alumni Relations, Suzanne McBride as interim chair of...

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