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Brittany Flynn (left) stars alongside Lexi Alioto, Adrienne Peters, Megan Stalter, Lily Staski and Allison Kochanski in “There’s Something About Bloody Mary,” an all-female production debuting at The Annoyance Theatre & Bar Oct. 5.

New all-female show scares up some laughs

October 3, 2016

Six Chicago actresses will laugh in the face of horror in “There’s Something About Bloody Mary,” comedy troupe Huggable Riot’s first all-female revue.The show—which will debut at The Annoyance The...

Staff member accepted into prestigious playwright unit

By Campus Reporter

October 3, 2016

Dawn Renee Jones, assistant to the chair of the Theatre Department, was one of only four Chicagoans accepted for a yearlong residency  with the prestigious Goodman Playwright Unit.“As a playwright, you want to be associated with a theater—with a good organization or institution—that is going to support your work,” Jones said about her new position.Of the 70 applications submitted this year, the Goodman Theater, 170...

Students, alumni, faculty ‘ban together’ against censorship

By Campus Reporter

October 3, 2016

In a small room in the back of Wicker Park’s Davenport Piano Bar Sept. 26, performers, including Columbia students and alumni, squeezed onto the small stage to act out 14 scenes with censored content previously deemed unworthy for theater. The censored content performed at the bar, 1383 N. Milwaukee Ave., is part of “Banned Together: A Censorship Cabaret” and was chosen after being challenged or banned by schools and...

The cancellation of the Fashion Studies BFA was attributed to changes in the industry and low student interest, according to a Sept. 9 email from Jeff Schiff, interim chair of the Fashion Studies Department. 

Fashion BFA program canceled via email, chair tells students ‘Don’t freak!’

September 30, 2016

Sophomore fashion studies major Carlos Osuna was sewing a project for a class when he got an unexpected email Sept. 9 announcing the cancellation of the Fashion Studies BFA program.The program, according t...

Jill Stein discussed her presidential platforms in her hometown of Chicago during a Sept. 7 rally.

Jill Stein holds Chicago rally despite warrant for her arrest

September 12, 2016

Addressing her supporters at a Sept. 7 rally in Uptown, Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein discussed the current warrant out for her arrest in North Dakota after spray painting “I approve this...

The Award-winning musical and rock opera 'Next to Normal' provides people who are affected by bipolar disorder a chance to be represented as accurately as possible in a creative work. 

Mental illness stands tall in ‘Next to Normal’ musical

September 6, 2016

“Next to Normal”—a Pulitzer Prize-winning musical following the struggles of a suburban mother living with bipolar disorder—brings mental illness representation to the Boho Theatre’s final produ...

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ASL workshops expand deaf culture throughout the city

September 6, 2016

Columbia’s American Sign Language-English Interpretation Department will bring back its ASL Institute Sept. 13, which offers sign language workshops to students and Chicagoans.According to Columbia's A...

Jon Stern, the college’s former vice president of Alumni Relations and Development, departed from the college May 17.

Development, Alumni Relations VP out after nearly two years

May 19, 2016

Jon Stern, the college’s vice president of Alumni Relations and Development, left the college May 17, holding the position for less than two years.Stern is leaving to “pursue other opportunities,...

Laura Collins finds artistic inspiration in celebrity culture

Chicago-based artist Laura Collins’ paintings depicting Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen will be featured in “The Olsen Twins Hiding From The Paparazzi” at the Tonya Harding Nancy Kerrigan 1994 Museum in New York City from April 22–May 1. 

By Arts & Culture Editor

April 18, 2016

The time is 4:15 p.m. Matt Harkins and Viviana Olen are a bit scatterbrained as they answer the phone for an interview.Why? Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have posted their first-ever public selfie.“We’re freaking out ri...

Chicago State University hosts Cook County State’s Attorney Forum | THe Columbia Chronicle

February 22, 2016

The Cook County Bar Association and Chicago State University, located at 9501 S. King Dr., hosted the Cook County State’s Attorney Candidates Forum on Feb. 13.Former co-host Star Jones of the Emmy Awar...

Dezhane Rouse, a junior theatre major, performed a monologue titled “My Angry Vagina,” as well as pieces discussing issues of sexual assault and transphobia.

‘Vagina Monologues’ works to spread laughs and women’s anecdotes across campus

February 15, 2016

Dezhane Rouse, a junior theatre major, lamented societal pressures on women to sanitize their vaginas with items like douches and sprays.Rouse’s monologue, entitled “My Angry Vagina,” was part of ...

The cast of About Face Theatre’s world premiere ‘Le Switch,’ perform at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., as the show examines the antiquated stereotypes of gay marriage after its legalization in the United States. 

Theater Wit brings gay marriage to center stage

January 25, 2016

In honor of its 20th anniversary, About Face Theatre is premiering “Le Switch,” a play about a gay couple exploring the meaning of  commitment amid nationwide marriage equality.“Le Switch” wa...

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