The Columbia Chronicle

Chicago should take the wheel on driverless cars

September 26, 2016

In a trope as old as time, technology is progressing faster than people are ready for it. Driverless cars are now a real possibility, being tested in markets as close as Pittsburgh by Uber as a possible replacement for its current driver-based service. Chicago aldermen Edward Burke (14) and Anthony Beale (9), whom The Chicago Sun-Times proclaim to be some of the “most powerful” in the city according to its Sept. 14 a...

Dean finalist Stefania de Kenessey presented her accomplishments and educational philosophy March 2 at Film Row Cinema, 1104 S. Wabash Ave.

New York composer makes bid to become fine arts dean

March 7, 2016

Stefania de Kenessey was a sophomore in high school when her dad found her reading a New York Times article about students who felt unchallenged and bored with school—exactly how she felt. That is when...

New developments to join the South Loop

December 7, 2015

Alderman Will Burns 4th Ward, along with various Chicago developers, announced Nov. 30 that two new buildings will soon be built in the 1100 block of Wabash Avenue. The announcement was made at 1104 S. Wa...

Holy homoerotic comics, Batman!

Dale Lazarov said he started writing comics 10 years ago and has written seven published hardcovers for Sticky Graphic Novels including “Fast Friends,” “Greek Love” and “Peacock Punks.”

By ARTS & CULTURE REPORTER

November 9, 2015

Everyone’s sexual awakening has a different origin story, and comic book superheroes are a part of many of them.Dale Lazarov, a writer for Sticky Graphic Novels, is scheduled to give a presentation N...

Protesters march against lack of indictment

By Copy Chief

December 9, 2014

At first glance, the crowd gathered on the corner of East Jackson and South State streets on Dec. 4 could have been mistaken for a rush-hour pedestrian traffic jam. However, the shouts over the loudspeaker of “Black lives matter” quickly confirmed it was the scene of a protest.The group of 100-plus people congregated in the heart of a Thursday rush hour to protest the lack of indictment in the case of Eric Garner, a ma...

Broom, broom: Quidditch comes to Columbia

Quidditch

By Assistant Sports & Health Editor

October 13, 2014

Break out the broomsticks—the Renegades is adding quidditch to its sports roster for the first time this fall semester. Derived from the “Harry Potter” book series, quidditch is a co-ed contact...

Rideshare regulations prove unfare

April 7, 2014

Smartphones have enabled many businesses to pitch directly to consumers, and ridesharing companies Lyft, Uber and Sidecar have taken full advantage of the technology. These car-sharing apps are wildly popular in Chicago, but legislation presented at the March 27 meeting of the Committee on License and Consumer Protection would unduly regulate rideshares at consumers’ expense.The legislation follows complaints from taxi ...

Grocery chains acquire vacant Dominick’s stores

By Sarah Madera

February 24, 2014

After major grocer Dominick’s left Chicago and its suburbs in January, neighborhoods have welcomed announcements that grocers such as Whole Foods and Mariano’s Fresh markets will take over many of vacated stores once occupied.Dominick’s parent company, Safeway Inc., announced Oct. 10 that it would exit the Chicagoland market, leaving 72 empty stores, 15 located in the city of Chicago, for grocery chains such as Cermak Fr...

Chicago does not deserve title of 6th most miserable city

By Editorial Board

February 13, 2012

Midwesterners often ask me why I decided to move from the paradise of sunny Southern California to Illinois’ frozen tundra. Why leave a state with virtually everything—beaches, mountains, deserts, good Mexican food—for Chicago, one of the coldest, most crime-ridden cities in America? To be frank, it’s an irritating question, and the less people bring it up to me, the better.But much to my chagrin, Forbes magazine rec...

Student exhibit ‘Empathic Evolution’ targets inner emotion

By Lisa Schulz

January 30, 2012

Shreds of soft, ceiling-to-floor curtain surrounded by a pod of four cushions paired with headphones playing ambient music hung just inside a window shutting out downtown traffic and constant horn honks.This is one of the many interactive art displays in the “Empathic Evolution” exhibit, which offers viewers a chance to explore their place in the artwork and experience a connection with artists through their oeuvre, accord...

Construction on Michigan Avenue

By Gregory Cappis

October 17, 2011

Kaitlyn MattsonContributing WriterJackhammers and hard hats will be taking up residence along North Michigan Avenue for the next two months.Construction on Michigan Avenue from Illinois to Oak streets, and continuing along Inner Lake Shore Drive to Division Street, began on Sept. 28 and will last until the middle of November.Workers began by removing the old asphalt and will continue with a longer process of readjusting the...

Track success of Columbia alumni

By Editorial Board

December 6, 2010

When high school students start their college scouting, they usually aren’t thinking five or six years down the road. Parents might ask about job placement rates or career services, but these resources aren’t usually a priority for prospective students. And unlike some other schools, Columbia makes little mention of alumni success rates when promoting itself, except for mentioning big names.As the years go by and the r...

We've got you covered