The Columbia Chronicle

Art Institute partnership to allow students greater access to museum resources

By Editor-in-Chief

June 25, 2015

With a simple flash of their school I.D., all Columbia students now have year-round free access to the Art Institute of Chicago, located at 111 S. Michigan Ave. Complimentary admission to the museum, which was rated the No. 1 museum in the world in 2014 by TripAdvisor, an American travel website that offers reviews of travel-related facilities and institutions, officially began June 15 for all current students.Free access to th...

Woo Park mixes multiple genres in debut Smokes release

Woo Park mixes multiple genres in debut Smokes release

May 11, 2015

The sounds off Chicago-based groove band Woo Park’s debut album, Smokes, are hard to classify to genre. Bobbing bass lines and bluesy electric guitar create a jazzy feel at first, but ever-changing synt...

Kim: We need to communicate better

Kim: We need to communicate better

May 10, 2015

Nearly a week after SaveColumbia, a coalition of students, staff and faculty protesting recent administrative actions and the Strategic Plan, launched a picket and held a sit-in on the 600 S. Michigan Ave. B...

Budget cuts diminish watchdog capabilities

By Editor-in-Chief

April 20, 2015

 Putting an editorial on the front page of a newspaper is a decidedly uncommon practice. Such pieces are normally comfined to the opinion pages while the most important news belongs on the cover of any publication. But when a media organization, in this case a college publication, is part of a developing news story, the editorial management team has to ask itself when it is appropriate to cover the story and whether it is ...

Strategic Plans go both ways

By Editor-in-Chief

April 13, 2015

The reactions of the campus community to the Strategic Plan have been varied, garnering support for its boldness from some while drawing the ire of an ever-growing population of faculty, staff and students.In this issue, sources’ displeasure with the plan is evident, and the college community’s chilly attitudes toward voicing their opinions have seemingly thawed. Last week few people would comment, let alone answer reque...

Recipe: Shakshuka

Recipe: Shakshuka

February 2, 2015

Ingredients3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 large onion, thinly sliced1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced1 green pepper, thinly sliced 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced1 teaspoon ground cumin1 teaspoon swe...

Obama: Make college affordable, not free

By Editor-In-Chief

January 26, 2015

While much of the nation applauded President Barack Obama’s call for free education at community colleges during his Jan. 20 State of the Union Address, I must admit I felt a little salty. After years of paying Columbia’s arguably exorbitant cost of attendance, the idea of free college for society en masse is a little hard to accept.  I was more disturbed by the apparent shift in American thought about higher education...

Bittersweet ending, new beginning

By Associate Editor

December 8, 2014

Despite not traveling much out of the state of Michigan, I was brave enough to leave my home and family behind for a new life in Chicago. Now I am proud to say I will be the first in my immediate family to graduate from college. Coming from a single-parent household in Detroit, Michigan, I knew my family would only be able to do so much. With that said, I knew my success—or failure—would mostly rest on my shoulders. For...

Therapy dogs to make finals less ‘ruff’

Therapy dogs to make finals less ‘ruff’

December 1, 2014

Puppies will be running, licking and rolling around in Columbia’s library during finals week to de-stress students  and alleviate academic anxiety.The college is collaborating with Canine Therapy Co...

Fighting for Ferguson

Fighting for Ferguson

December 1, 2014

Chants and shouting echoed through the streets of Chicago Nov. 24 after the grand jury findings in the Michael Brown case were read in Ferguson, Missouri. The failure to indict led to protesters march...

Hampton’s death not quite forgotten: 45th anniversary of the death of Illinois Black Panther Party Chairman Fred Hampton calls the party’s legacy into question

Hampton’s death not quite forgotten: 45th anniversary of the death of Illinois Black Panther Party Chairman Fred Hampton calls the party’s legacy into question

By Arts & Culture Editor

November 24, 2014

On the dark winter morning of Dec. 4, 1969, 14 Chicago Police Department officers gathered outside the West Side apartment of 21-year-old Illinois Black Panther Party Chairman Fred Hampton. Officers sto...

College counseling services help prevent suicide

College counseling services help prevent suicide

November 10, 2014

After the Oct. 29 suicide of a sophomore cinema art + science student, the issue of suicide and mental health has been widely discussed by the campus community. Jeremy Hisaw, director of Counseling Services, said the death was the first ever in on-campus housing at Columbia and that...

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