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USofCC gives out hand-made valentines with grievances ahead of contract negotiations, Friday Feb. 14.

Staff union hosts ‘Love-in’ rally before negotiations

February 14, 2020

Surrounded by cut-out paper hearts, an assortment of markers and union paraphernalia, the United Staff of Columbia College celebrated Valentine’s Day with an hour-long rally before sitting down with th...

Changing V-Day to Me-Day

Changing V-Day to Me-Day

February 14, 2018

As department stores' decor become engrossed with red hearts and roses, consumers are reminded of the largest Hallmark holiday of the year, Valentine's Day: The day when your significant other has the opportu...

Rap battle brings rhymes for Valentine’s Day

Rap battle brings rhymes for Valentine’s Day

By Kendrah Villiesse

February 6, 2017

More than a dozen underground rappers from across the nation are going to be putting their rhymes to the ultimate test in a Valentine’s Day rap battle.Valentine’s Day Massacre 4, a rap battle prese...

We’ve got you covered—for now

By Editorial Board

April 20, 2015

Columbia’s motto is “Esse Quam Videri,”which translates as “to be, rather than to seem.” It is time to be a college that cares about its students rather than merely seem like a college that cares about its students.This sentiment has spurred the staff of The Columbia Chronicle to speak out about the massive budget cuts it will face amid the maelstrom of change the college will experience in the next academic year....

Stephanie Preston and Jean Cate hope to open Vignette Vignette, a community art space coming to the Andersonville and Edgewater neighborhoods, in June. When the space opens, Preston and Cate, along with other local artists, will lead monthlong and one-night workshops and summer camps for children.

New Andersonville community art space promotes positivity

March 30, 2015

Two enthusiastic former art students from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago hope to open a brand new community art space in June. Vignette Vignette is a community art space coming to the Andersonvill...

Western lowland gorilla Bahati of Lincoln Park Zoo, 2001 N. Clark St., holds her daughter, Bella, who was born at the zoo Feb. 24. Maureen Leahy, primate curator at the zoo, said Bella spends her days nursing and sleeping.

Lincoln Park Zoo Welcomes Newborn Gorilla

March 9, 2015

BAHATI, A WESTERN lowland gorilla gave birth Feb. 24 at the Lincoln Park Zoo, allowing zoo visitors the opportunity to see the newborn named Bella beginning March 7. The zoo, located at 2001 N. Clark St.,...

The Columbia Chronicle’s Sex Study

February 10, 2015

In January 2015, a New York Times contributing writer detailed how she fell in love. Instead of recounting a movie-worthy story of fate, Mandy Len Cantron fell in love through a scientific study. Psychologist Ar...

Out-of-the-box Valentine’s Day dates

By Assistant Arts & Culture Editor

February 10, 2014

Dinner and a movie is a classic date, but Chicago’s artistic communities have much more creative date ideas to offer. The Chronicle compiled the city’s best Valentine’s Day events for culture-hungry, curious couples and singles alike. Hip, art-consuming, modern people should feel inspired by Valentine’s Day, not pressured, bored and bummed out. Get into the adventurous spirit this year!A.W.E.: The Art of SensualityDu...

Starbucks under fire from activists get no love on V-Day

By Chris Loeber

February 13, 2012

When faced with a divisive issue, it is sometimes best to roll with the punches—if only to keep the peace. If my girlfriend gets into an argument with my friend regarding politics or religion, I might refuse to take a stance on the issue because I would like to continue dating my girlfriend and I would rather not sleep on the couch. At the same time, I do not want my friend to tell me that I have broken the “bro code...

Smooches for charity

By Trevor Ballanger

February 6, 2012

Cupid’s arrow has hit a soft spot in the heart of Chicagoans, who on Valentine’s Day will be taking a shot at charity—with a kiss.Studio Paris, 59 W. Hubbard St., will be rolling out the red carpet for a fundraiser event on Feb. 14 to support the Primo Center in ending homelessness in women and children. There’s no reason a little generosity for fellow man can’t come with some recreational mouth-to-mouth in the pro...

Drawing attention to discrimination

By Editorial Board

March 7, 2011

One Tribe, the Office of Multicultural Affairs ‘diversity council, recently started Columbia’s first “Tunnel of Oppression,” a demonstration that aims to raise awareness about important issues of racism, bigotry and harassment. The project might best be compared to a haunted house, where visitors are guided through a series of rooms to experience the sorts of oppression and conflict many groups face every day. Such...

The bitter taste of Valentine’s Day

By WilliamPrentiss

February 8, 2010

Feb. 14 draws near and Cupid is busy hijacking the cultural Zeitgeist. Now single cynics have to figure out a way to celebrate Valentine’s Day without a card dipped in sickening sentiment. Fortunately, haters are finding their own way to make the season bearable with a pitch of sarcastic and dark humor.John Ferraro has roses perfect for all those not feeling the love—dead, dirty roses. Dirty Rotten Flowers, which star...

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