The Columbia Chronicle

Illinois should keep tuition waivers alive

By Editorial Board

March 19, 2012

Faculty and staff at universities across the nation have enjoyed a prized benefit for years: tuition waivers. Children of parents who have worked at an Illinois public university or within the university system for more than seven years pay half-price tuition at any state school.But a recently introduced bill, waiting to be considered by the Illinois House, would get rid of this benefit altogether.Bill advocates argue that the st...

Vampire Pangs: Bleeding Love

By Trevor Ballanger

March 5, 2012

by Trevor BallangerAssistant Arts & Culture EditorTheir razor-sharp teeth protrude from the corners of their mouths as they breathe on the necks of their victims. They are the mythical creatures that parents tell their children aren’t real before bed. But their essence is alive and well for those who choose to see the world through the absence of sunlight.Among the many sights Chicago has to offer, one in particular g...

Alumnus Erica Hubbard makes history with BET

By Shardae Smith

February 21, 2011

Before landing the starring role in BET’s first scripted television series, “Let’s Stay Together,” Erica Hubbard (’99) studied broadcast journalism at Columbia and earned her degree in three years. She had roles in movies such as “Save the Last Dance” and “Akeelah and the Bee,” as well as a leading role in ABC Family’s “Lincoln Heights,” in which she played 16-year-old Cassie Sutton.Hubbard got her star...

‘The Game’ scores touchdown for black programming

By Shardae Smith

January 24, 2011

After a two-year hiatus, season four of the comedy-drama “The Game” premiered on Jan. 11 on cable network BET. With 7.7 million viewers tuning in, that show is now the No. 1 ad-supported, scripted series premiere in cable history, according to the Nielsen Ratings Co.Now that BET has broken ratings records, does this mean black sitcoms are going to make a comeback? With the numbers “The Game” has produced on BET, the c...

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