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Set Goals, Crush Milestones

Going into my second and final year at Columbia College Chicago student is a surreal moment. The first year truly passes you by in the blink of an eye. 630 more words

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Chicago-based Fulbrighter publishes translation of Venezuelan fiction writer Antonia Palacios

FULBRIGHTER TO VENEZUELA in 2002/2003 and Columbia College Chicago Professor Emerita, Dr. RoseAnna Mueller has published the first English translation of one of the main works of 20th-century Venezuelan fiction. 558 more words

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Steve Granata and Totally Courageous Basketball

This article was originally published in spring 2009 on Beyond the Game, a website constructed by students of Columbia College Chicago’s Advanced Sports Reporting class. This website was a r… 869 more words

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One Year Later in LA...

Happy anniversary to me! I never thought I’d be writing a reflection piece on my move but I guess it’s only right. Following my dreams by moving to Los Angeles was probably the  easiest and most unemotional transition I’ve ever made. 2,075 more words

Dear Columbia:Closing Remarks

“I feel like I can’t relate or critique this piece because I’m not a gay black man. Like I feel pushed out.”

Why is it when someone of color writes about their experiences, a white person feels the need to; 1.) disregard every amount of emotional vulnerability exuding in the piece because the writer happens to be of color—but is not talking about their culture specifically, but is simply addressing how an experience has damaged them. 1,417 more words

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Dear Columbia: Dear Columbia, I Am Not Unknowable by Vanessa Borjon

Since being asked to reflect on Columbia’s lack of diversity, I have sat down multiple times to recall my own experiences being the only queer Latinx during my run in the poetry department, much less in much of the department’s history, but did not feel like any of the beginnings I came up with created an entryway to what I wanted to say. 708 more words

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Dear Columbia: Live What You Love by Rai Mckinley

“Create Change”

When I arrived at Columbia College Chicago in 2013 the school’s motto was “Create Change”. The statement exemplified everything that the school seemingly yearned and strived to be; A place dedicated to social change through artistic practice, a place that put an individual’s human development first, and a place that placed great value in equity on campus and in the classroom. 1,221 more words

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