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Camron Miller dresses up as Santa Claus in preparation for the 17th annual Holly Jolly Food Drive at WCRX.

Good golly, it’s the 17th annual Holly Jolly

November 29, 2019

For nearly two decades, Columbia’s WCRX radio station has taken on the task of replacing the stress of the last weeks of the semester with sounds of holiday music, the booming voices of broadcast cel...

Columbia pays tribute to former Columbia Professor ‘Jammin’ Jim Mitchem

June 1, 2019

Jim Mitchem, former associate professor in the Radio program, passed away in December of 2018. The college paid tribute to his memory and legacy on May 18, by coming together with students, faculty and...

College mourns death of Jim Mitchem

College mourns death of Jim Mitchem

January 18, 2019

Jim Mitchem, former associate professor in the radio program, passed away Dec. 18. According to a Jan. 14 email from School of Media Arts Dean Eric Freedman, Mitchem graduated from the colle...

We’ve got your back. Do you have ours?

By Editorial Board

May 7, 2018

Another school year comes to a close, sending 30 more issues of The Columbia Chronicle into the archives.But what has The Chronicle done this year? Actually, quite a lot.In September 2017, The Chronicle reported on the closing of three open computer labs and the shock of many of the labs’ employees when they abruptly lost their jobs without warning from the college.In October 2017, the paper highlighted an accusation of racia...

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin spoke with The Chronicle and WCRX about this year's Democratic National Convention. (Terrence Antonio James/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

Sen. Dick Durbin shares thoughts on DNC convention, top political issues

July 25, 2016

The Democratic Party will be officially naming their presidential candidate at this year’s Democratic National Convention this week where major party leader Illinois Senator Dick Durbin is in attendan...

Auditorium Theatre worthy commencement substitute

By Editorial Board

October 27, 2014

After hosting the annual commencement ceremony at the Chicago Theatre for three years, the college announced Oct. 16 that this year’s graduation ceremonies would be held at the historic Auditorium Theatre at Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Parkway.The Chicago Theater opted not to pursue a multi-year contract with Columbia, forcing the administration to find an alternative location, as reported Oct. 20 by The Chronicle...

Non-dominant hand influences thumb’s evolution

Non-dominant hand influences thumb's evolution

By Assistant Sports & Health Editor

September 29, 2014

Throughout early human history, the development of tools such as hand-axes, flints and flakes is believed to have influenced the evolution of culture and anatomy.In a Sept. 6 study published in the Journ...

(Left to right) Sean Huber, Ian Farmer, Jake Ewald and Brenden Lukens of Modern Baseball, which charted on the Billboard 200 after the release of its second album You’re Gonna Miss It All. the band will appear at Riot Fest in Humboldt Park on Sept. 14 at 6 p.m. on the Revolt Stage.

Modern Baseball hits home run in pop-punk community

September 8, 2014

Guitarists Brendan Lukensand Jake Ewald founded Modern Baseball, an emo pop-punk band known for its eclectic style, in 2011 while they were still in high school. Bassist Ian Farmer and drummer Sean Huber l...

Notable Native: Shawn Taylor

Shawn Taylor

By Features Editor

September 2, 2014

Shawn Taylor has noticed a troubling trend in her hometown of Alton, Illinois, a small town about 300 miles south of Chicago where black men are dying as young as 50, often leaving a heartbroken family w...

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Ihmoud's Moods

By Media Relations Editor

May 5, 2014

Let’s face it: The Chicago Bulls had a slim chance of hoisting the NBA trophy in June, so I’m somewhat grateful the team exited the playoffs sooner than expected.Chicagoans were put out of their misery...

Wishful Thinking

Ihmoud's Moods

By Media Relations Editor

April 7, 2014

The NBA is in the final stretch of the season as teams such as the New York Knicks and the Atlanta Hawks battle for the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs.Immediately following the April 7 ...

Iymen Chehade, an adjunct professor in the Humanities, History & Social Sciences Department,  spoke to students, staff and supporters at a March 20 forum on academic freedom in the Conaway Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave. One of Chehade’s sections of The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict was cancelled in November, which recently sparked national attention and campus controversy.

Professor calls academic freedom into question

March 31, 2014

To adjunct history professor Iymen Chehade, reducing the number of sections of his course “The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict” from two to one was an attempt by Columbia’s administration to silence him, violating his academic freedom. To Steven Corey, chair of the Humanities, H...

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