The Columbia Chronicle

Self-funded campaigns unethical

March 10, 2014

With the Illinois gubernatorial election only eight months away, criticism and promises from each candidate are growing louder. In the case of Republican frontrunner Bruce Rauner, the scrutiny reached new heights when statewide labor organization AFL-CIO filed an ethics complaint against him.The organization claimed it filed the complaint because Rauner violated the Illinois Procurement Code, which outlines what constitutes...

The Black Film Society hosted a screening Feb. 26 to address the lack of diversity in the Cinema Art + Science Department. Andre Richardson Hogan II, a 2001 liberal arts alumnus, commented on the lack of diversity he experienced at Columbia during the post-screening Q-and-A session.

Student doc targets diversity

March 3, 2014

More than 50 people gathered Feb. 26 in the Conaway Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave., to attend a third and fourth screenings of “Black Sheep,” a new documentary detailing the lack of diversity in the curriculum of Columbia’s Cinema Art + Science Department. After hearing complain...

‘Mob Wives Chicago’ under fire

By Sophia Coleman

April 17, 2012

The hard and fast rule of the mob is that you don't talk about it, especially to the women. But times have changed, and a handful of local women with connections to the Outfit, the Chicago Mafia, are doing more than just moving their lips.While some residents would rather forget the countless crimes committed by the city’s most notorious gangsters, new light is being shed on Chicago’s dark and dirty history in a new real...

Cruisin’ for a bruisin’

By Amanda Murphy

April 9, 2012

The year was 1982, and roller derby was in the prime of its existence, keeping adults and children alike plopped in front of their TVs, admiring the often theatrical display.That’s when the roller derby bug bit Charles Gamble a.k.a. Chasmanian Devil, who sits on a bench at the Lombard Roller Rink, 201 W. 22nd St. in Lombard, Ill., recalling his senior yearbook and what he put as his dream occupation: professional roller...

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