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All my native american relations

By Alexandra Kukulka

September 26, 2011

Habitat for Humanity did more than bring together two young Columbia artists to give back to the community; it also helped them explore their artistic ability. After taking a trip with the to Cheyenne River Indian Reservation in Eagle Butte, S.D., photographer Melinda Myers, a Columbia alumna, and writer Francesca Thompson, senior fiction writing major, combined their talents to start an art exhibit.The exhibit is called “Al...

Security Reports Raise Awareness

By Alexandra Kukulka

September 26, 2011

Columbia is committed to enhancing safety around campus for the benefit of students, faculty and staff. As an urban campus, security is of the utmost importance, according to Columbia’s website.Between January and June 2011, 705 reported incidents have caused the security department to take action. The three buildings with the most reports were the Alexandroff Campus Center, 600 S. Michigan Ave., with 85 reports; the 33 E...

New school of Media Arts dean

By Alexandra Kukulka

September 13, 2011

The School of Media Arts named Robin Bargar its new dean and Doreen Bartoni’s successor. Bargar was chosen because of his experience in entertainment and technology, according to Louise Love, vice president of Student Affairs.Bargar has experience as a composer, classical pianist and filmmaker. He created an animated film that was nominated for an Oscar, called “The End.” It is Bargar’s first year at Columbia, but h...

Girls got game

By Cristina Aguirre

March 28, 2011

The local gaming organization dedicated to female video gamers, Sugar Gamers and Female Gamers Alliance Network (FGAN) wants you to forget the guys and join them in a fight....Street Fighter that is. The Chronicle talks with ladies behind the organizations and they show you what they are all about.For more information about Sugar Gamers and FGAN go to and

Teachers, parents should be role models instead of athletes

By Etheria Modacure

March 7, 2011

When I was 10, I told my grandmother I wanted to attend the University of North Carolina when I got older. She asked why, and I told her it was because Michael Jordan went there. She asked me if I would take the same classes as him, walk like him, talk like him and jump like him.I had no answer to any of those questions, so I just shrugged my shoulders like Jordan did in the 1992 NBA Finals against the Portland Trailblazers. ...

Winter weather prompts Seasonal Affective Disorder

By Meghan Gray

January 27, 2011

One form of depression commonly experienced in the colder months is Seasonal Affective Disorder. Arctic temperatures and minimal sunlight can cause people to experience winter dejection.According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, winter-onset symptoms typically appear in late fall and early winter and are gone by summer. The condition is reported to mildly affect between 10 and 20 percent of the American population....

From failure to total fulfillment

By JeffGraveline

May 10, 2010

When I transferred to Columbia two years ago, I felt out of place. I was a sports-loving 22-year-old guy who wore jeans and T-shirts that didn’t come from the girls’ clothing department. My hair was long, but it was all one color and I didn’t wear non-prescription glasses because the frames were chic or ironic. I was a state school kid in an art school world, and it kind of freaked me out.My first semester here, I kept ...

Time well spent

By TaylorGleason

May 10, 2010

It is at once the most exhilarating and terrifying thing to finally be free of high school’s constraint. First grade, second grade, third grade … until the moment you stand in alphabetical order to receive your diploma, everything is laid out for you.In college it’s your turn to make choices. It’s your turn to listen to yourself, to be honest with yourself and to respond accordingly. It’s a time to be both rooted...

Saying goodbye to journalism legend

By TaylorGleason

January 26, 2010

The journalism community at Columbia and throughout Chicago lost a beloved member on the morning of Jan. 7. Jim Sulski was 52 years old, a husband, father, Chronicle adviser, working reporter and fervid teacher. Sulski’s natural inclination to teach reached beyond classroom walls when he was here and it continues after his sad departure.Sulski passed away after a nearly three-year battle with cancer, which started in his kidney and spread...

Faculty, staff have begun to give back

By BenitaZepeda

January 25, 2010

Scholarships are a vital part of student survival, due to the rising costs of higher education and unstable economic conditions.  At Columbia, various faculty and staff members have joined together to “create change” and help ease the financial burden students face.The success of the new Faculty and Staff Scholarship Initiative lies directly within the hands of employees of the college. From staff members in building maint...

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