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Rethinking porn addiction

Rethinking porn addiction

February 24, 2014

Pornography has been around for centuries, but over the past few years, so many have succumbed to it that it has become a serious concern. However, new research suggests labeling someone as a porn addic...

Peanut Butter Jellyfish

Don’t eat the peanut butter jellyfish

February 10, 2014

Not to be mistaken with the lunchtime classic, the world’s first peanut butter jellyfish has been created by an aquarist and an aquarium supervisor at The Dallas Zoo and Children’s Aquarium Aquari...

Formed in 2013, The Wild Familywas nominated for Deli Magazine’s Best Chicago Emerging Artist. Members (left to right) Kevin Koreman, Zack Schweitzer, Jake Schweitzer and Graham Young bring their own personal brand of contemporary indie folk to Columbia. 

Where the Wild Families are

February 3, 2014

A Family is a group of individuals who are affiliated by birth, marriage or a nurtured kinship. However dysfunctional, supportive, or awkward they may be—we all have a group of whack-jobs to call our own.W...

Bob Fioretti advocates for $15 minimum wage increase

Alderman, workers fight for $15 wage

February 3, 2014

Minimum wage reform is gaining momentum as local workers ask voters to support a city referendum that would increase the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour.Low-wage workers, community groups and the City ...

Ehi Ike, who is a freshman fiction writing major, has written and published two novels, each more than 200 pages, about a young girl’s kidnapping.

Featured Artist: Ehi Ike

February 3, 2014

Most students grouse about writing a three-page paper, but Ehi Ike, a freshman fiction writing major, complains when she isn’t allowed to write more. When she was 13, Ike completed an outline for her first novel, “Taken Away,” about a 14-year-old girl from a low-income family ...

Caring about Obamacare

January 27, 2014

Since the halting October rollout of the Affordable Care Act, more than 2.2 million Americans have bought health insurance using the government’s website, and young people are no exception. As of the end of 2013, approximately 25 percent of those enrolled are 18–34 years old, according to a Jan. 13 Department of Health and Human Services enrollment report.Despite the conservative media outcry that the Obama administration fai...

Holdstein steps down as dean

Holdstein steps down as dean

January 27, 2014

After seven years as dean of the School of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Deborah Hold stein will step down on July 1. Suzanne Blum-Malley, associate professor in the English Department, will take over as interim dean while the college searches for a permanent replacement, ac...

Pollution plagues the Great Lakes

By Angelica Sanchez

January 28, 2013

Toxins in the surface waters of the Great Lakes increased by 12 percent between 2010 and 2011, according to the annual Toxic Inventory report released by the U.S. Environmental Agency, released Jan. 16.According to the EPA, the sources of this ecological challenge to the Great Lakes are sewage disposal and discharges of industrial waste waters containingtoxic chemicals.The recent upswing in toxicity levels has caused alarm am...

Administrators address Faculty Senate concerns

By Alexandra Kukulka

December 10, 2012

At its meeting Dec. 7, the Faculty Senate had an open discussion with college deans and top administrators to address concerns about transparency that the Senate raised in a Nov. 27 letter to administrators, as reported by The Chronicle Dec. 3.The discussion focused on the merger of the Marketing Communication and Arts, Entertainment & Media Management departments, the possible split of the School of Fine & Performing Ar...

Columbia begins food drive on campus

By Ivana Hester

December 3, 2012

Columbia is joining the fight against hunger by holding two food drives for the Greater Chicago Food Depository.The Building Owners and Managers Association of the Chicago Food Drive, which the college is participating in for the first time, started Nov. 19 and will run through Dec. 14. Columbia’s radio station, WCRX-FM, will host the second drive, the 10th annual Holly Jolly Trolley Food Drive, on Dec. 6.The BOMA Food D...

Quinn cancels union contract

By The Columbia Chronicle

December 3, 2012

a move that has shocked unions across Illinois, Gov. Pat Quinn terminated the state’s contract with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 31, the state’s largest public employee union, on Nov. 20.The union had been in contract negotiations with the state since its contract expired in June, but failure to resolve issues regarding retirement benefits and health care for union members ha...

McQueen ‘moves’ audiences at Art Institute

By Contributing Writer

November 26, 2012

by Doug Pitorak, Contributing WriterAn exhibition featuring London-based moving image artist Steve McQueen debuted in the U.S. at the Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan Ave.The exhibit, which opened Oct. 21, is the largest collection of work by the artist in the U.S. and is located in the Modern Wing in Regenstein Hall. Thirteen of the installations are in the main room, and images with sound are played in small the...

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