The Columbia Chronicle

Real estate wars

By Amanda Murphy

March 19, 2012

It’s a Wednesday afternoon in Chicago’s Portage Park neighborhood and the streets are quiet. But inside the area’s local cineplex, the Portage Theater, 4050 N. Milwaukee Ave., children from North Park Elementary happily buzz around, spilling popcorn in their wake. The interior’s ornate decoration and vintage architecture call to mind the theater’s glory days in the 1920’s. But no matter the evident wear and te...

Tripping with Secret Colours

By Sophia Coleman

January 23, 2012

Mix a large dose of psychedelia, a heap of garage rock and a pinch of pop, and you have the recipe for Secret Colours, a sextet at the forefront of Chicago’s psych-rock scene.With Tommy Evans on lead vocals, Dave Stach on guitar, Dylan Olson on vocals, Justin Frederick on drums, Margaret Albright on background vocals, keyboard and percussion, and Nate Wiese on keyboard, rhythm guitar and percussion, the 2-year-old band ha...

Columbia alumni create documentary about students’ Sundance Film Festival journey

By Shardae Smith

January 31, 2011

The largest independent film festival in the United States always welcomes the film industry’s bigwigs and top professionals, but this year it also introduced a few of Columbia’s own.The college’s presence was fully apparent at this year’s Sundance Film Festival as alumni, college trustees and staff mingled during a three-day span of events in Park City, Utah, Jan. 21 -24.While at the festival, a 30-minute documentary ti...

Final countdown for U.S. Senate hopefuls

By Darryl Holliday

November 1, 2010

Senatorial candidates U.S. Rep. Mark Kirk(R) and Illinois Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias(D) continued their battle on WTTW-TV’s “Chicago Tonight” on Oct. 27 in the final stretch to fill President Barack Obama former Senate seat. Accusations from both sides came before and after a pledge to go positive in the final debate.LeAlan Jones, of the Green Party, and Mike Labno, of the Libertarian Party, were not invited to par...

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