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The Graffiti Room at Dwight Lofts, 642 S. Clark St., had swastikas drawn on its floor as of Feb. 2.

Swastikas found in Dwight graffiti room

February 12, 2018

While on a nightly walk in The Dwight Lofts graffiti room Feb. 1, Walter Sorel noticed a series of swastikas, the infamous symbol of the Nazi Third Reich, drawn on the floor. Sorel, a Jewish ...

Pills, patches, shots! Oh my! New male contraceptives may not be available anytime soon

Pills, patches, shots! Oh my! New male contraceptives may not be available anytime soon

By Blaise Mesa

February 12, 2018

Despite the popularity of condoms, new birth control products for males could be on the market, but not anytime soon, according to Logan Nickels, director of operations and programing at Male Contracepti...

Senate passes bill to license gun dealers

Senate passes bill to license gun dealers

May 5, 2017

Illinois State lawmakers continue to debate ways to combat Chicago’s violence, but stricter statewide gun regulations could be one answer to solve the climbing violent crime rate, said State Sen. Don Harmo...

Occupy Columbia

By Estefania Martinez

December 12, 2011

At approximately 12:20 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, more than 20 members of the Occupy Columbia coalition camped outside President Warrick L. Carter's office on the fifth floor of the Alexandroff Campus Center, 600 S. Michigan Ave., asking for a town hall meeting so the group may have a chance to "air grievances" against the college. The grievances are hallmarked by Columbia's rising tuition costs.After more than an hour...

Questions raised, not salaries

By Lisa Schulz

October 24, 2011

President Warrick L. Carter and Louise Love, interim provost and vice president of Academic Affairs, announced in emails this week that falling enrollment eliminated the possibility of across-the-board raises for full-and part-time faculty and staff members for the 2011–2012 academic year.Cautioning that the school was “not in a crisis situation,” Carter stated that the decision resulted from a 300-student decrease i...

Underwater Hockey attracts swimmers

By Lindsey Woods

September 26, 2011

Some sports are easily adapted to water: basketball, volleyball and even football. But what about hockey?Underwater hockey is an internationally recognized sport with a following in the Chicago area. The sport is played with fins, snorkels and a brass puck that stays at the bottom of the pool. Players use sticks to move and pass the puck in order to shoot it into the net, just as in ice hockey."It’s a lot like soccer, onl...

First time filmmaker misses the mark

By Drew Hunt

June 16, 2011

Making his feature-length debut, writer-director Gavin Wiesen delivers a coming-of-age tale that feels like it’s been told too many times before. Enlisting the help of young stars Freddie Highmore and Emma Roberts, Wiesen’s depiction of a wayward youth is trite in design. It revels in the kind of idealization we all possessed as teens but melted away as soon as we were mature enough to realize that there are real problems ...

The Dwight delights most residents

By Shardae Smith

October 11, 2010

As previously reported by The Chronicle on April 18, students have officially moved into The Dwight, 642 S. Clark St., after Columbia signed a five-year lease with the building  in spring 2010.The new housing option replaced housing in buildings 2 E. 8th St. and at the 18 E. Congress Pkwy. Building.Students who moved into The Dwight are generally pleased with the building and are taking advantage of the building’s ameniti...

More affordable, no-frills student housing needed

By Editorial Board

September 20, 2010

When many people think of college dormitories, they picture buildings full of small, symmetrical, cramped rooms for two, with beds lofted to make more space and closets overspilling with clothes and books. In newer college housing, more apartment-style rooms are becoming popular, usually designed for four students with a bathroom and shared living space.At Columbia, though, student spaces are cutting edge. The majority of...

New dorm accommodates students

By Editorial Board

April 26, 2010

Come fall students will no longer complain about the snail-like elevators at the 2 E. 8th Street Building because Columbia didn’t renew its contract with the residential building. The school is instead offering a swanky, new housing option for the 2010-2011 academic year: The Dwight.Located at 642 S. Clark Street, The Dwight will also replace another dormitory building Columbia leased—18 E. Congress Parkway—offering...

Moving out, moving up

By CiaraShook

April 18, 2010

Students living in Columbia’s five different residence facilities opened their mailboxes last week to find a pamphlet from Residence Life that gave housing options for the 2010-2011 academic year. On the pamphlet, students found a new option, The Dwight, which will replace the 2 E. 8th Street Building and 18 E. Congress Parkway.Columbia’s decision to house students in The Dwight, 642 S. Clark St., isn’t shortsighted. The college en...

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