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More CTA discounts for students

By Editorial Board

May 2, 2010

Many students will remember how expensive transportation in the city can be after their spring U-Passes expire on May 16, while part-time students see it as just another day on which they pay $2 or more to the Chicago Transit Authority.U-Passes will not be distributed for summer classes, even for those who may be registered full time. In fact, Columbia has never provided summer train passes.The Chronicle reported in Decembe...

Taxis receive necessary surveillance to deter crime

By SpencerRoush

May 2, 2010

Mayor Richard M. Daley likes to keep a close eye on his city.Cameras are strategically placed around the city on stoplights, in schools, city buses, street corners and now taxi cabs, making Chicago one of the most-watched cities in the United States.Daley claims crime is his motivation for increasing camera installations across the city, while stoplight cameras continue to catch drivers in the act of running red lights and...

Prayer’s never been so popular

By Editorial Board

May 2, 2010

For 58 years, the National Day of Prayer has occurred without incident. Groups have united in an effort to reflect on the country and perhaps ask for God’s favor since its inception—until recently.The national holiday was deemed unconstitutional by Judge Barbara Crabb, who serves on a federal circuit court in Wisconsin, because it breaches the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment. Crabb said it was a government endorsemen...

New dorm accommodates students

By Editorial Board

April 25, 2010

Come fall students will no longer complain about the snail-like elevators at the 2 E. 8th Street Building because Columbia didn’t renew its contract with the residential building. The school is instead offering a swanky, new housing option for the 2010-2011 academic year: The Dwight.Located at 642 S. Clark Street, The Dwight will also replace another dormitory building Columbia leased—18 E. Congress Parkway—offering...

Tattoos no longer taboo for 20-something generation

By BenitaZepeda

April 25, 2010

As a girl with a few tattoos,  I often get the following question from my family and friends: How are you going to feel about that tattoo when you are 70 years old and wrinkly?The answer I always come up with— without hesitation is—“I won’t care, because I will probably be staring at another 70-year-old who has tattoos that are just as wrinkled as mine.”Tattooing, the permanent placing of an ink design on the sk...

Teen pregnancy prevention good option

By Editorial Board

April 25, 2010

Children are maturing faster with the help of Internet-spread knowledge that should be well out of a young person’s reach. With unlimited access to any kind of sexual information and pornography, some children develop into highly sexually active beings at a young age. This can lead to harmful consequences, including the contraction of various STIs and pregnancy.According to statistics released by the Centers for Disease...

Teens still boozin’ in spite of consumption consequences

By SpencerRoush

April 25, 2010

It’s not uncommon for teenagers to try and score some booze on a Friday night. Getting a case or two of beer and driving out to an abandoned house, barn or cornfield for a party is often a typical weekend occurrence, or at least this was true for Cardington, the one-stoplight town I’m from in Ohio.Activities considered good, clean fun were limited, so it was the illegal acts that held our attention.If alcohol wasn’t a...

Tea Party needs solid foundation

By Editorial Board

April 18, 2010

It’s become common to see protesters waving signs and chanting clever phrases on streets and sidewalks, trying to raise awareness for a cause they feel has been overlooked. However, a group of protesters is getting more media attention than many other demonstrators in the past—the Tea Party.Perhaps the Tea Party is receiving a large amount of attention because of its political message or continuous growth, or it might b...

Green movement intentions less pure, but profitable

By SpencerRoush

April 18, 2010

While on vacation and staying in a luxurious hotel, I expect to feel pampered. Every night when I walk into my room, the bed should look unused with its fresh sheets tightly tucked in at each corner. In the bathroom, the towels should be perfectly aligned. Although it may seem superfluous, it’s even nice to see the first sheet of toilet paper delicately folded into a triangle.Nowadays while I’m staying in a hotel, instead ...

Job resources beneficial for students

By Editorial Board

April 18, 2010

As the spring semester winds down, seniors prepare for graduation and begin their careers, while continuing students search for summer jobs.Although the job market for young adults has been drastically affected by the recession, Columbia offers students many employment resources which students should take advantage of.One of Columbia’s opportunities includes hosting an annual job fair to connect potential employers with s...

High heels meant for sex appeal, but causes disfigurement

By Ivana Susic

April 18, 2010

Many women say wearing heels completes an outfit in a way other shoes never could. While it’s hard to imagine wearing a sexy dress out to some club in a pair of well-designed ballet flats, it’s something more women should consider.I cringe every time I see a woman in a pair of heels that are higher than two inches, especially if they’re stilettos. Appearing a few inches taller will do no favors to someone who has short...

Lack of reader confidence increasing in news publications

By SpencerRoush

April 11, 2010

It’s no longer the norm for people to wait in front of their TVs for their favorite news anchor to report the news of the day.The majority of people at home in time to watch the evening news are retirees, some of whom don’t even focus on reporting. However, more people now question and are more critical of their news sources.According to a study released on April 6 by Rasmussen Reports, 55 percent of 1,000 likely U.S. voters think media...

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