The Columbia Chronicle

Norton cannot save you now

By Office Assistant

April 20, 2015

Making a found-footage film is a surefire cheap way to scare the pants off of an audience and simultaneously irritate those of us who are sickened by the very notion of shaky-cam. “Unfriended” seeks to a...

Outside of downtown Beijing, students experience how heavy rush hour traffic contributes to pollution and smog. 

Students experience off-the-charts pollution in China

April 13, 2015

The industrial revolution brought an era of innovation and economic growth that ushered in technological comforts and conveniences. But the path to the modern Western World was not paved without sacrifices, n...

Brianne Bolin, an adjunct professor in the English Department, founded PrecariCorps, an organization that provides financial support to other adjunct professors across the country. Bolin was featured in the December issue of Elle magazine, in which she detailed her life as a financially struggling professor. 

Columbia prof starts support group for financially strapped adjuncts

April 6, 2015

As an adjunct professor in the English Department, Brianne Bolin makes $4,700 for every course she teaches per semester. The payment barely pays her monthly bills, leaving little money to grow her savin...

According to the American Lung Association, 19.4 million metric tons of nitrogen oxides are released into the air annually via manmade sources, such as burning fuels.

Utah air pollution linked to increased suicide risk

March 2, 2015

It has been well established that exposure to air pollution can contribute to a range of health concerns such as respiratory inflammation, cardiovascular disease and cognitive impairment, especially in younge...

Baltimore Ravens’ Ray Rice and his wife Janay spoke at a press conference in May regarding their altercation.

NFL’s new policy tackles domestic violence

September 8, 2014

 The NFL is cracking down on domestic violence after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell introduced a new initiative under the league’s personal conduct policy that imposes harsher punishments for player...

Offshore wind turbines

Hurricanes get blown away

March 17, 2014

Installing offshore wind turbines in coastal U.S. cities may have benefits beyond reducing air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, a recent study shows.Mark Jacobson, professor of civil and environmental e...

Lupe visits campus

By Alexandra Kukulka

October 8, 2012

In his earlier performances as a junior in high school, Lupe Fiasco enjoyed being a showman and pumping up the crowd. During a talent show, he sat on stage with a notebook and pretended to write an already finished rap to keep hisaudience engaged.Less than a decade later, Fiasco, 30, still has the ability to hold the crowd’s attention. He did just that when he spoke with Columbia students Oct. 1 about his career, life and late...

Pollution control underway

By Vanessa Morton

September 12, 2011

H. Kramer & Co., a local brass and bronze smelter, has found itself in hot water after Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed a complaint against it.The company agreed to a preliminary injunction which requires it to immediately reduce lead emissions from its plant, according to the Attorney General’s Office. In compliance, H. Kramer is accountable for replacing existing pollution control equipment with new state-of-th...

New tools for Chicago’s literary community

By Luke Wilusz

November 29, 2010

Chicago has a large, thriving literary community with an abundance of blogs, zines, reading series and other assorted events to support it. Now the city is stepping up to provide local writers with two new resources to help them further their careers.On Nov. 9, the city of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs debuted two new websites—ChicagoPublishes.com and a new literary section at ChicagoArtistsResource.org—w...

Air quality equals health of residents

By TaylorGleason

October 12, 2009

This year, the American Lung Association ranked Chicago the ninth most polluted city in the U.S.  for short-term particle pollution.Janice Nolen at the ALA said Chicago’s position is “a little bit worse than last year in the 2008 report when [Chicago] ranked 13th.”To fight the pollution, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan indicated her intention to sue a coal plant owned by the energy company Midwest Generation...

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