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Computer games prep students

By MCT

May 15, 2008

School districts eager to boost scores and keep pace with federal mandates are using computer games, electronic blackboards and even pep rallies to prepare students for state exams.Technology in particular has become a mainstay for some schools as they prepare students for an acronym soup of tests.For example, in late April and early May, students in the fifth through seventh grades in Bergen and Passaic counties will take th...

SGA elects new executive board for 2008-2009

By Timothy Bearden

May 15, 2008

The Student Government Association elections have been held and the results are in. Voting for the senators ended on May 2 and the executive board nominees were voted on on May 6.The new senators have already taken over as of May 6, but the executive board won’t officially be in charge until June 1. The new senate convened on May 6 to vote on their leaders for next semester.Jody Warner / The ChronicleJenna Dillion, the D...

Student concerns given little attention by faculty

By Miles Maftean

May 15, 2008

Students in the Audio, Arts and Acoustics Department have tried to voice their concerns about the growing number of problems in the department to the administration and to the Audio, Arts and Acoustics Department through letters and meetings with little or no response.Dan Thompson / The ChronicleThe Audio, Arts and Acoustics Department of the 33 E. Congress Parkway Building has shown little concern for the growing number of ...

Columbia shines at Pride with one of the best floats

By Brett Marlow

May 15, 2008

For the third consecutive year, Columbia has won an award for its float entry in the Chicago Gay Pride Parade, which took place June 29 in Chicago’s Boystown neighborhood.Columbia’s ABBA-themed “Dancing Queen” float won honorable mention from judges at PRIDE Chicago, the parade’s organizer.Niki GrangruthIn years past, Columbia’s float has won for the best organization float award for previous themes like “Nancy Sinatra” and ...

Editor’s column

By Amanda Maurer

May 15, 2008

This past year has been the longest one yet. As a reader, you now know my opinions and have learned of my lessons, and perhaps I’ll leave you with the most important one for my last column: You can’t do this alone.I’ve tried it both ways: Once about a year ago I thought I was too busy with my job here, class and commuting to spend quality time with anyone. It was the worst year of my life. I lost friends, hurt family...

Metra amendment set to aid students

By Timothy Bearden

May 15, 2008

The Coalition of Chicago Colleges, which consists of various student governments from Chicago schools, met with Metra executives on May 5 to discuss student discounts on its rail system.Earlier this semester, the CCC submitted an amendment to the Illinois legislature to be attached to a current bill. The coalition hopes to expand the definition of students to encompass college students as well as grade school and high school...

Commencement back to previous venue, ceremony expands

By Becky Schlikerman

May 15, 2008

More than 2,000 Columbia students will walk across the stage and graduate on May 17 and 18 at the UIC Pavilion, 525 S. Racine Ave.Columbia officials expect 700 to 750 students at each of the three ceremonies and about 5,000 to 6,000 guests at each, said Mark Kelly, vice president of Student Affairs. Typically students bring an average of eight guests, he added.“They’ll be very well attended,” Kelly said.Although sea...

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