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Sean Raju released his first episode Dec. 17 approximately two months before the mayoral election. | Courtesy of Hussien Salama

Alumnus helps produce web series about mayoral race

March 8, 2019

Fresh off working on Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-Mass.) campaign for the 2018 midterms, filmmaker and Chicago resident Sean Raju returned from Boston  to cover the mayoral election in partnership wit...

Junior cinema art and science major Corbin Eaton and sophomore cinema art and science major Grant Osum created a project called

Columbia filmmakers raise $1,000 in 10 days for web series

February 22, 2019

Junior cinema art and science major Corbin Eaton had an idea for a web series when he was in high school. It was not until he pitched the idea to sophomore cinema art and science major Grant Osum while ...

Quidditch tournament ends with two losses, one win for Columbia

By Katy Duffy

March 8, 2018

Seven Columbia students sat crouched on one knee in front of a set of three hoops in Grant Park. When the whistle was blown, they began to run toward the center of the field while tucking a thin pole between their legs as the Quidditch game kicked off.Columbia's Renegades Quidditch team played a three-game tournament March 2 with losses against Loyola University Lumos Quidditch and Chicago United Quidditch Club, and a win a...

Web series wakes audience to narcolepsy representation

Web series wakes audience to narcolepsy representation

March 3, 2018

Keelyn is an average, everyday Chicago-based superhero with the power to make bad guys and rude bartenders break into spontaneous dance with a snap of her fingers. However, unlike Wonder Woman or Supergirl, Kee...

“Grovedale High” is a teen drama web series created and produced by Columbia students. The show is set in 2005 and follows the life and love tribulations of emo, underdog high school students. 

Web series takes students to emo days

October 9, 2017

Senior cinema and television arts major Amanda Chambers said she would not have imagined letting people read her scripts a year ago, but now, the first web series she wrote and produced, “Grovedale High,” will premiere Oct. 15 for everyone to see. The teen drama, set in 2005,...

Connections, resources empower women in technology

The most recent WiSTEM cohort involved 12 female entrepreneurs who manage tech businesses in Chicago, including Jamie Migdal, CEO of FetchFind. 

By Caroline Bowen

February 13, 2017

Jamie Migdal, CEO and founder of FetchFind—an online education tool for pet care businesses—has faced doubt from people “falling prey to old ideas” on her way to success. She has encountered peop...

Lisa Thompson works with at-risk and homeless youth through a 12-week program, teaching them the skills it takes for future full-time jobs.

Notable Native: Lisa Thompson

February 6, 2017

Its pinstriped awning and brick facade may remind Chicagoans of any bakery in the city, but Blue Sky Bakery, 3720 N. Lincoln Ave., incorporates another ingredient into its business model: social chang...

New local web series ‘Brown Girls,’ a love story of friendship, will be available for streaming on Feb. 15 on Open TV (beta).

Local web series to depict needed representation, friendship

February 6, 2017

To combat media’s historically heavy focus on straight, white characters, the creators of the “Brown Girls” web series say they aim to bring humorous and touching stories of friendship told by women, pe...

Michael Sullivan, the cinematographer and one-half of On The Real Film.

Local documentary web series gives voice to arts community post-election

December 5, 2016

When Donald Trump was announced as the next president, filmmaker Erin Babbin said she remembers feeling as if she were in an episode of Netflix’s “Black Mirror.” The TV show’s portrayal of techn...

Editor’s Note: Higher-ups should be fed up with staff contract halts, not just union

Editor's Note: New CFO needs to bring  financial confidence back

By Editor-in-Chief

October 24, 2016

As reported on Page 3, members of the United Staff of Columbia College lined the entrance of a contract negotiation meeting Oct. 18, chanting and expressing frustrations. Some were even holding up copies o...

Jaime Black, founder and host of Dynasty Podcasts, wanted to create a podcast to showcase inspirational talent emerging from Chicago and give Columbia students an avenue to reach wider audiences. 

Chicago podcast reboots with new campaign, video focus

November 23, 2015

After 10 years, a Chicago web podcast is rebooting with new programs, a video component and a new campaign to include a visual storytelling experience.Dynasty Podcasts’ new initiative is called Dynas...

Lack of religious absence policy inexcusable

By Opinions Editor

October 5, 2015

For those raised in Christian traditions, religious holidays are typically joyous occasions that entail a break from school and work and the chance to celebrate with loved ones. From kindergarten through college, school breaks are conveniently designed to provide students and staff time off around Christmas and Easter. However, for students of other religions and cultures, holidays that overlap with class or work can be stressful...

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