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Kara Vana, a sophomore public relations major, said gaining experience in diverse fields is an important part of the college experience. To achieve this, Vana became a college representative for Headbands for Hope, an organization that gives headbands to children with cancer and donates money to fund research.

Someone You Should Know: Student stays busy by giving back

November 10, 2014

Kara Vana, a sophomore public relations major, is bringing Headbands of Hope, a nonprofit that raises funds for children’s cancer research, to Columbia. For every standard headband sold for $14.95, the company donates $1 to the cause and gives a headband to a girl battling the di...

Tactile fluidity: Human sense of wetness likely a collaboration of receptors

Tactile fluidity: Human perception of wetness likely a collaboration of receptors

By Assistant Sports & Health Editor & Copy Chief

October 13, 2014

A diver stands poised at the edge of a dock. With one smooth motion, he leaps outward and parts the surface of the water with his hands. Immediately, his skin prickles at the ocean’s coolness. The palm...

Local theater stages ‘Star Wars’-inspired panto play

By Brian Dukerschein

November 14, 2011

That’s no moon—it’s a debut theatrical production.Evanston’s Piccolo Theatre, 600 Main St., is premiering “Space Wars,” a play inspired by multiple science fiction television series and feature films, and written and performed in the style of traditional Victorian British pantomime, or “panto.”The play tells the story of Mark Sleepwalker, a young man who wants to escape his dreary existence of working in a din...

New exhibit brings blog to life

By Luke Wilusz

September 13, 2010

In a building full of bone saws, scalpels, antique X-rays and other artifacts from the bygone days of medical history, an art gallery is the last thing one might expect to see. However, that’s not to say it feels out of place. In fact, it’s difficult to imagine a better home for Vanessa Ruiz’s “Street Anatomy” exhibit.The exhibit debuted Sept. 3 with an opening reception in the fourth-floor gallery of the Internation...

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