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Creative writing major Taisaun Levi collaborated with luxury sneaker brand Koio for a project with her own poem printed on the shoes.

Columbia student’s ode to Chicago printed on luxury sneaker

August 4, 2020

Koio x YCA sneakers are not like any other, as they visually tell the story of sophomore creative writing major Taisaun Levi's life in Chicago. Made by hand and digitally printed on full-grain, Italian ...

Peace movement goes global

By Senah Yeboah-Sampong

October 15, 2012

ONE STUDENT IS using her work to mind the gap between urban youth  in the United States and the United Kingdom.Jessica Disu, a sophomore arts, entertainment and media management major, founded the advocacy group the Chicago International Youth Peace Movement this summer. Disu will represent the group at the Leeds Young Authors annual black history showcase Oct. 29- Nov. 7 in England.Disu, who is also an internationally to...

AIDS vaccine progress

By Emily Fasold

April 16, 2012

Almost 30 years after its discovery, the incurable AIDS virus continues to destroy lives around the globe. However, a new analysis of a 2009 AIDS vaccine trial has brought scientists one step closer to finding a preventive.Researchers reported April 5 in the New England Journal of Medicine that the partial success of a Thailand-based trial that protected 31 percent of participants from infection may have been due to varying leve...

Payne, Clooney pair up for new film

By Drew Hunt

November 14, 2011

Even by his lofty standards, George Clooney is having a good year. His latest directorial effort, “The Ides of March,” is an entertaining if somewhat unsuccessful political thriller that has the added benefit of timeliness. His latest starring vehicle is “The Descendants,” a family drama/comedy filmed in Hawaii that finds the suave actor stepping out of his usual comfort zone.In the film, Clooney’s character, Ma...

Two Rahms make it right

By Amanda Murphy

March 7, 2011

Standing in WLS-AM’s radio studio, cramped with photographers and videographers, Dan Sinker, the Columbia journalism professor behind the Twitter sensation @MayorEmanuel, and Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel were finally able to meet.The men were on the Roe Conn and Richard Roeper show at 5 p.m. on March 2. On Feb. 15, Emanuel announced on the show he would donate $2,500–$5,000 to the charity of his impersonator’s choice if the...

150 years of Chekhov

By Luke Wilusz

November 15, 2010

Modern American theater would look very different if it wasn’t for Anton Chekhov. Although he wrote only a handful of plays in his lifetime, the Russian playwright and author had an irrefutable influence on the way theater is studied, taught and performed today. The Goodman Theatre is commemorating his influence with a season-long series of events to celebrate Chekhov’s 150th birthday.The Goodman partnered with Columbia to ...

‘Poetry can save lives’

By Drew Hunt

October 25, 2010

Senior cultural studies major Olivia Cole received first place in the Barbara Mandigo Kelly Peace Poetry Awards. The contest is sponsored by the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, an organization dedicated to abolishing nuclear weapons and increasing international law concerning nuclear arms.The poetry award is given to a writer the foundation thinks best exhibits this ethos and illuminates positive visions of peace.Cole, who was awarded $1,000 for her first-place poem, “Earth, 1945,” said she was excited t...

Protestors talk more than taxes

By Stephanie Saviola

April 19, 2010

On tax day, thousands of Tea Party protesters packed Daley Plaza shouting anti-government slogans and toting signs with phrases such as “tax is theft” and “taxes kill jobs.” Some even showed up in costume—one woman dressed as “Wonder Woman”—and several children in the crowd took part. One carried a sign that read: “Leave my piggy bank alone.”The new political movement, which had rallies throughout the count...

White House awards Young Chicago Authors

By HermineBloom

November 23, 2009

Earlier this month, first lady Michelle Obama awarded Young Chicago Authors, and 14 other arts and humanities after-school programs across the country and abroad ,with the Coming Up Taller award in Washington, D.C.Young Chicago Authors, 1180 N. Milwaukee Ave., provides underprivileged, inner-city teenagers from 13 - 19 years old with a platform to find their poetic voices and develop creative writing skills worthy of the Wh...

Poetry ‘Bomb’ blows attendees away

By Sean Stillmaker

March 16, 2009

Schools stretching across the state made their way to the Vic Theatre on March 8 for the final round of a fiercely fought poetry slam.Louder Than a Bomb, hosted by Young Chicago Authors, is Chicago’s largest team-based youth poetry competition and this year had the largest turnout in its nine-year history. The slam was also filmed by HBO and will be a part of a seven-episode series airing on April 5.“It sort of exploded and...

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