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Tremeka North, a freshman creative writing major, performed her spoken word piece, “Incandescent Flower” at RL Cafe on Jan. 21 at the Residence Center, 731 S. Plymouth Court.

Residence Life celebrates Welcome Week with RL Cafe

January 25, 2016

Students gathered for hot drinks, doughnuts and daring performances in the lobby of the Residence Center, 731 S. Plymouth Court, Jan. 21 for RL Cafe, an annual event in honor of Weeks of Welcome.Jessica...

Following Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s apology at City Hall on Dec 9, several hundred protesters marched through the Loop, demanding the mayor’s resignation. 

Protesters demand resignation of Emanuel, Alvarez

December 14, 2015

Hours after Mayor Rahm Emanuel apologized Dec. 9 at City Hall for the death of Laquan McDonald, a teenager who was fatally shot 16 times by a Chicago police officer in 2014, protesters took to the str...

Graduate student searches for Paris’ untold stories

Graduate student searches for Paris’ untold stories

By Campus Editor

November 23, 2015

By the night of Nov. 13, the terrorist attacks on Paris that killed at least 129 people that day were known worldwide. Within two days, Michael Esparza, a graduate journalism student, was on a plane o...

‘Chi-raq’ trailer spikes concern

By Opinions Editor

November 9, 2015

Filmmaker Spike Lee has devoted his career to making socially conscious films examining race relations and urban issues. Lee’s upcoming film, “Chi-raq,” set to be released Dec. 4, is a fictional tale about the gang and gun violence plaguing Chicago’s South and West Sides. Set in the Englewood neighborhood, the story is based on the Greek play “Lysistrata,” by Aristophanes, in which women withhold sex from their husbands ...

Narciso Lobo has been playing the ukelele for nine years and has drawn in viewers and subscribers for his songs on YouTube and at ukelele festivals.

Virtuoso grad shares theatre with ukulele

November 2, 2015

Columbia has always been a place where students can be themselves and express their art freely, said alumnus Narciso Lobo, a singer/songwriter, ukulele player, actor and 1995 graduate with a bachelor’s ...

London-based artist Ben Eine said even though his formal education ended at age 15, he continues to learn from friends who collaborate with him on graffiti art.

Columbia, University Center welcome collaboration with muralist

October 26, 2015

Columbia's students, staff, faculty and administrators, as well as representatives from the University Center Chicago, 525 S. State St., joined street art exhibitors Vertical Gallery on Oct. 22 to welcome Lon...

Lights go dark at Epworth Church to host vampire thriller

Writer Stuart Bousel originally wrote “Gone Dark” in college but filed it away because it seemed too difficult to produce on stage, said Brendan Stallings, who plays the role of Ned Dalton in “Gone Dark.”

By Arts & Culture Reporter

October 26, 2015

The Otherworld Theatre Company, a group dedicated exclusively to science fiction and fantasy productions, will bring the world premiere of writer Stuart Bousel’s gothic thriller “Gone Dark” to Epworth Un...

Andrew White’s adaptation of “1984” was first performed at the Looking Glass Theater in 2004, but the show has been significantly updated for the Steppenwolf Theatre.

‘1984’ is timely­—Big Brother’s threat remains

October 19, 2015

Steppenwolf for Young Adults is set to open its 2015–2016 season with a multimedia adaptation of George Orwell’s landmark dystopian novel “1984” Oct. 21 at the Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Hals...

Local leaders nominate Charleston church for Nobel Peace Prize


October 19, 2015

City Clerk Susana  Mendoza and Thornton Township Supervisor Frank Zuccarelli gathered with religious and civic leaders on Oct. 14 to nominate the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, for a Nobel Peace Prize. The church was targeted June 17 in a racially motivated shooting that killed nine members of the congregation. The Emanuel AME church was nominated for the Peace Prize for its resp...

20% Theatre aims to change stats with women-centric plays

Jonas (Dan Cobbler) proposes to Hope (Pamela Mae Davis) in “Fugue“ as Christopher (Noah Laufer) looks on.


October 12, 2015

More than a decade ago, 20 percent of working professionals in the theatre arts were women, according to a 2002 study by the New York Council of the Arts. The 20% Theatre Company Chicago has been trying to...

The Logan Theatre celebrates its 100th anniversary this year.  

Art imitates life imitates art at ‘Flick Lit’

October 12, 2015

A group of Chicago writers and artists known as Underdog Collective will bring “Flick Lit: Reel-to-Real Storytelling for Movie Lovers,” a live storytelling event that combines performers’ narrat...

Faculty Senate met on Oct. 9 joined by Deborah Maue, vice president of Strategic Marketing and Communications to discuss a new communication and fundraising plan.

Faculty Senate pushes for better communication and fundraising initiatives

October 12, 2015

Deborah Maue, vice president of Strategic Marketing and Communications who joined Columbia at the end of April 2015, attended the Faculty Senate meeting on Oct. 9 with her team to discuss her role in h...

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