The Columbia Chronicle

From alleyways to galleries

By Arts & Culture Editor

March 14, 2016

A crumpled bag of Cheetos, some balled-up t-shirts and maybe a PlayStation. In the mess of a student’s dirty dorm room, one icon shines through the clutter: a concert poster from a favorite band.“The concert poster represents a tangible connection to part of their identity,” said Dan MacAdam, illustrator and founder of Crosshair Silkscreen Printing and Design. “They can put it up in their room and display it to their frie...

Sleepless in The Second City

Sleepless in The Second City

December 8, 2014

Comedy is a 24-hour job for The Second City, Chicago’s famous sketch theater at 1608 N. Wells St. This has rarely been more true for the comedy institution than with its annual star-packed benefit sh...

Police lack comprehensive training, use excessive force

By Managing Editor

December 1, 2014

Having been raised by a police officer, I heard of numerous encounters my father faced as a sergeant in the Anaheim Police Department in Orange County, California. I grew up fearing and despising the men and women I saw behind bars while idolizing every police officer I came across.I was taught that officers are often put in situations where they have to defend themselves or the public with little time to think and react. However,...

Schmelling shows Chicago music scene from different perspective

Schmelling shows Chicago music scene from different perspective

October 13, 2014

While amateur photographers are busy taking pictures of their lunches, there are still artists such as Chicagoan Michael Schmelling documenting cultural events. His show “Michael Schmelling: Your Blue...

Lucius dazzles Metro audience

Lucius dazzles Metro audience

October 13, 2014

In today’s music scene, artists benefit from having a certain gimmick that captures the audience’s attention before singing a single lyric, such as Katy Perry’s candy-based costumes or Pitbull’s...

Reintroducing Student Government Association

By Alexandra Kukulka

November 26, 2012

Columbia has had a Student Government Association for more than a decade, but the organization, along with many other campus groups, struggles to grab students’ attention. However, it’s still pushing to be a voice for the student body, according to SGA President Cassandra Norris.Norris, a senior journalism major, said she believes that approximately 40 percent of the campus doesn’t know the organization exists, and many of ...

Kids These Days beyond their years

By Sophia Coleman

October 23, 2011

In the two years they’ve been together, local band Kids These Days has gained a major reputation. From performing for sold out crowds at Metro, 3730 N. Clark St., to scoring a spot at Lollapalooza, the future couldn’t be brighter for the band of seven talented musicians, all under the age of 20.The first layer of sound is both blues and alternative rock, with Macie Stewart’s sultry vocals, Liam Cunningham’s raw expert...

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