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“The Giver” defies dystopian trends

By Managing Editor

August 14, 2014

A world defined by strict rules and no emotion is created in director Phillip Noyce’s latest film “The Giver,” which premiered Aug. 15.Based on Lois Lowry’s lauded 1993 novel by the same name, “The Giver” is the most recent novel-to-film adaptation that explores life in a dystopian society. While lacking the action-packed scenes and adrenaline-fueled plots of “Divergent” and “The Hunger Games,” “The Giver...

Columbia senior dies before graduation

By Campus Editor

May 15, 2014

While most seniors are preparing to start their professional careers, one beloved Columbia student’s life was tragically cut short.Marcus Martin, a graduating senior television major and former president of the Black Film Society, died of a heart attack May 14, according to a WCPO Cincinnati report. He was 25.Martin, a former film & video major and son of former Cincinnati Bengals player Mike Martin, was admitted in...

Cost of living cuts Illinois too deep

May 12, 2014

Illinois is often the butt of jokes about government corruption and terrible weather, yet it is still the fifth most populous state in the country, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. However, that may change, considering that an April 30 Gallup poll found 50 percent of Illinois residents would move if they could, and 19 percent of current residents have plans to leave the state within the next year.The most common reasons for ...

“Change is never easy.”

By Campus Editor

May 8, 2014

In the waning days of his first year as president, Kwang-Wu Kim released a 14-page document outlining his vision for the future of the college.On May 7, Kim posted the “Redefining Our Greatness” memorandum to Columbia’s website. The document details Kim’s criticisms of certain college systems and practices, including its first-year seminar course, alumni relations, communications and resources.“I want to be suppo...

Federal, local grants aim to clean up lake

Federal, local grants aim to clean up lake

May 5, 2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s efforts to improve Lake Michigan’s water quality. During an April 26 press conference, the EPA announced that it would aw...

Students ‘Ride the Battle’ for hope

Students ‘Ride the Battle’ for hope

April 28, 2014

After driving cross-country in 2012 to inspire cancer patients, one Columbia student is at it again. But this time, instead of going in a car or van, he is traveling on two wheels. In the summer of 2012, Evan Bartlett, senior cinema art + science major, and two of his friends d...

City ambulances poorly stocked for emergencies

City ambulances poorly stocked for emergencies

April 28, 2014

As violent crime rates continue to rise in Chicago, residents have complained that ambulances are ill-equipped to address medical emergencies, prompting two aldermen to request an investigation into t...

Running of the Bulls

Running of the Bulls

By Media Relations Editor

April 21, 2014

Its official: The Chicago Bulls are the No. 4 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs, and they are in a great position to make a solid run in the postseason.Chicago is matched up against the Washingt...

Student comedians bring next generation of laughs

Student comedians bring next generation of laughs

By Brandon Howard

April 14, 2014

Do not let their foolish moniker deter you—the Chicago College Class Clowns, C4, are go-getters in the city’s famous comedy scene.Consisting of AJ Lubecker, Kevin Lobkovich, Sean Parker and Patrick...

Columbia students ‘Thirsty Enough’ for Sprite

Columbia students ‘Thirsty Enough’ for Sprite

April 7, 2014

For the second year in a row a Columbia film has been selected as a finalist in the Sprite Films competition, which gives student filmmakers national exposure. Cinema art + science graduate student Robert Forney’s short film “Thirsty Enough” is one of the six finalists chosen ...

Athlete Profile: Chelsea Lemon

Athlete Profile: Chelsea Lemon

By Copy Editor

April 7, 2014

Chelsea Lemon, one of the co-captains of Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s dance team, led the Saluki Shakers to the Universal Dance Association’s national competition in Orlando last year....

New technology illustrates complex human-environment relationship

New technology illustrates complex human-environment relationship

By Sports and Health Editor

April 7, 2014

Climate change may have a stronger influence on the relationship between humans and the environment than previously thought, illustrating the need to develop technologies to study this interaction.To bette...

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