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Columbia alumni find success in making documentaries

By Sadie Miller

March 9, 2015

Two of Columbia’s alumni recently saw a project from their time at Columbia find success—their documentary about Chester Gould, the creator of the Dick Tracy comic strip, was aired on public television.Brothers John and Steve Firak, 2005 and 2006 graduates, respectively, co-directed “Chester Gould: An American Original,” which aired Feb. 22 on WTTW Channel 11.John Firak currently works as a freelance photographer an...

Taxi drivers protest UberX

Taxi drivers protest UberX

February 23, 2015

Taxi drivers honked their horns to protest the unregulated ridesharing industry, swarming Daley Plaza continuously, circling the block for hours until a press conference later that morning on Feb. 17 by...

Running with a Purpose | The Columbia Chronicle

October 20, 2014

On Oct. 12, more than 40,000 runners from around the world gathered in Grant Park to take part in the 37th annual Bank of America Chicago Marathon. For many, it is a tradition. Tommy Cornille, a resident...

Broom, broom: Quidditch comes to Columbia

Broom, broom: Quidditch comes to Columbia

By Assistant Sports & Health Editor

October 13, 2014

Break out the broomsticks—the Renegades is adding quidditch to its sports roster for the first time this fall semester. Derived from the “Harry Potter” book series, quidditch is a co-ed contact...

Rideshare regulations prove unfare

April 7, 2014

Smartphones have enabled many businesses to pitch directly to consumers, and ridesharing companies Lyft, Uber and Sidecar have taken full advantage of the technology. These car-sharing apps are wildly popular in Chicago, but legislation presented at the March 27 meeting of the Committee on License and Consumer Protection would unduly regulate rideshares at consumers’ expense.The legislation follows complaints from taxi ...

Video Poll: Rideshare vs. Taxi

April 7, 2014

In this week's Video Poll, Columbia students discuss whether they prefer to use rideshare services, taxis or a different form of transportation entirely. Ridesharing has become more popular since the ...

Let’s get funky with whysowhite

Let’s get funky with whysowhite

By Assistant Arts & Culture Editor

February 10, 2014

The six men of whysowhite strive to create the ultimate party experience at every show they play by shaking their hips, spitting sweet rhymes and inspiring audiences to “claim the boogie” and “ge...

Multimedia Editor Job Description

By Alice Werley

May 3, 2013

Multimedia DeskThe Multimedia Desk is responsible for creating visually stimulating content in video, photo and audio platforms. This section is unique in that it doesn’t have a specific beat, so there is more freedom in topic coverage. That said, collaboration with the other desks (Campus, Metro, Sports & Health, Arts & Culture) is highly encouraged. The desk is also responsible for producing a number of suppleme...

City to consider cab fare increase

By Kaley Fowler

February 13, 2012

Road rage between cab drivers and city officials has intensified as the fight for fare increases continues.Alderman Anthony Beale (9th Ward), chair of the City Council Transportation Committee, and the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection, announced on Feb. 2 that a hearing will be held in six to seven months in response to a petition filed Dec. 15 by city taxi drivers requesting a 22 percent cab fare hi...

Thou shalt copy, Thou shalt paste

By Gabrielle Rosas

January 17, 2012

In the post-digital age, information is shared instantly. Images, stories and music shoot through cyberspace at a rate that would baffle the forefathers of technology. In the last decade, information has become more accessible than decent health care. Most would say it has become a commodity. The Church of Kopimism believes it is holy.Kopimism, a new religion based on the “holy sacrament” of file-sharing, or the sharing of information ...

Cab drivers seek industry update

By Kaley Fowler

January 17, 2012

Both Chicago taxi drivers and city officials agree that the city’s taxi industry is overdue for an update. But which aspects of the industry that update should address is where agreement between the two parties ends.On Dec. 14, in an effort to “increase safety and bring Chicago’s taxi fleet into the 21st century,” Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Alderman Anthony Beale (9th Ward) introduced a series of proposed changes to Ch...

Aldermen propose taxi surcharge

By Darryl Holliday

November 29, 2010

A new ordinance introduced on Nov. 17 that could potentially generate more than $70 million in revenue for the city has some taxi drivers fed up.Co-sponsored by Aldermen Edward Burke (14th Ward) and Carrie Austin (34th Ward), the ordinance would impose a $1 surcharge on each taxi ride within the city limits.This is in addition to the 50 cent surcharge added when gasoline prices rise above $2.70 a gallon for seven consecutiv...

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