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Liberal arts degrees contribute billions to US economy

Liberal arts degrees contribute billions to US economy

March 31, 2014

Just when you were beginning to think your liberal arts degree was useless in the current economy, new statistics suggest otherwise. Data from the National Endowment of the Arts and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis show that the arts and cultural production industry added a...

NFL must turn over nonprofit status

March 31, 2014

The NFL is one of the most widely recognized and profitable organizations in the U.S., yet its league office is exempt from paying federal income taxes. As an organization without a charitable purpose, allowing any of its functions, no matter how small, to slip under the radar of the Internal Revenue Service is a gross abuse of the benefits of nonprofit status.The NFL is a 501(c)(6) organization, the source of its exemption, but...

‘Bachelor’ romance a rosy illusion

By Associate Editor

March 31, 2014

As another season of “The Bachelor” comes to a close, star Juan Pablo and his new girlfriend, Season 18 winner Nikki Ferrell, are lighting up the press circuit with their budding romance, but as Pablo settles into life in the limelight, “The Bachelor” continues to misrepresent itself as a matchmaker. The show consistently misleads its contestants and viewers by creating a false image of what real relationships are like...

Someone you should know: Lara Marie Schoenhals

Someone you should know: Lara Marie Schoenhals

March 31, 2014

Lara Marie Schoenhals, a 2008 film & video alumna, never thought she would graduate and go onto become a New York Times best-selling author. But one night in 2010 spurred a series of events that would lead her to do just that. Schoenhals’ good friend Tanner Cohen came up...

Jacqueline Rezak, a 2010 fashion journalism alumna and founder of online boutique Rad+Refined, is launching  an extension of the brand called Rad Basics, which she is collaborating with Brandi Cryus to create.

L.A. fashion dreams come true for alumna

February 24, 2014

Jacqueline Rezak, a 2010 fashion journalism interdisciplinary alumna and Highland Park, Ill. native, is now a celebrity stylist and founder of online boutique Rad+Refined. After moving to Los Angeles in Septem...

Recession takes toll on Metra

Recession takes toll on Metra

February 17, 2014

More commuters than ever are turning to public transit, although Metra was left out in the cold during the Great Recession as commuters heavily relied on the Chicago Transit Authority, according to a Fe...

West Side rapper Bella Bahhs (left) sits in on the “The Benchwarmers,” hosted by Chronicle Media Relations Editor Nader Ihmoud (front) and Eduardo Saldana (rear). The Monday night radio show is broadcast on Columbia’s WCRX 88.1. Host Ihmoud praised Bahh’s song “Good Loud” and pleaded with her to release a clean version that he could play on air. 

Rapper handles injustice like a Bahhs

February 17, 2014

You may not know it by looking at her, but petite, soft-spoken Ambrelle Gambrelle, a West Side rapper who performs under the moniker Bella Bahhs, is tough. Bahhs, a spoken word artist, made her rap debut...

‘Four is gold, five is a crowd’

Jason Brown skates for gold at this years Olympics in Sochi

By Assistant Sports & Health Editor

February 17, 2014

Figure skating spectators will see their fair share of elaborately choreographed routines on Olympic ice this year, but intricacy could reach a new level if skaters are able to pull off a seemingly impossi...

Let’s get funky with whysowhite

Charlie Moonbeam

By Assistant Arts & Culture Editor

February 10, 2014

The six men of whysowhite strive to create the ultimate party experience at every show they play by shaking their hips, spitting sweet rhymes and inspiring audiences to “claim the boogie” and “ge...

DMX, bark don’t bite

Ihmoud's Moods

By Media Relations Editor

February 10, 2014

Anger and frustration are common feelings we all have, but sometimes it’s best to reserve them for a good cause, especially if you plan to violently act out your anger.Damon Feldman, who is known for pr...

Thug Tearz

For The Record

By Emily Ornberg

February 3, 2014

TEN YEARS AGO, rappers couldn’t dream of becoming mainstream unless they fit exactly under a predetermined prototype: equipped with violence, misogyny and a braggadocio so pretentious that most of their ly...

Skewing safety numbers is despicable

By Editor in Chief

October 14, 2013

Dorm rooms in the Loop may be advertised to students as on-campus housing, but area colleges are quick to dissociate dorms from campuses when students are attacked.Columbia is the only college among the four major Loop institutions—including Robert Morris, Roosevelt and DePaul universities—to consistently label crimes occurring in dorms, like the University Center, 525 S. State St., as on-campus, while the others either ha...

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