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Gov. fires private manager of Illinois Lottery amid mismanagement

Gov. fires private manager of Illinois Lottery amid mismanagement

By Managing Editor

August 15, 2014

In the wake of Gov. Pat Quinn's firing of Northstar, the private firm operating the Illinois lottery, further evidence has come to light that the Lottery Control Board was out of compliance with Illin...

Athlete Profile: Michael Sempek

Athlete Profile: Michael Sempek

By Copy Editor

May 12, 2014

Michael Sempek, a sophomore television major, is stepping down as captain of the baseball team to take on a new role as the next president of the Renegades.Born in Omaha, Neb., Sempek has played baseba...

Strong Eyebrow Game

Strong Eyebrow Game

By Assistant Arts & Culture Editor

May 5, 2014

Columbia student Sydney Zenon has one strict fashion rule for herself: She cannot leave the house without filling in her perfefectly-plucked eyebrows. As she delved into the world of makeup during her ...

Life on the edge

Life on the edge

April 21, 2014

Many college students sneak alcohol past residence hall security guards and cover the vents in their dorm rooms to contain the smell of weed on the weekend, but within that haze is a group of students ...

Featured Artist: Charles Matz

Featured Artist: Charles Matz

April 21, 2014

Sophomore photography major Charles Matz works out of his parents’ garage to create glass marbles, pendants and pipes to grow his blossoming glassblowing company, Matz Glass.Drawing inspiration from as...

Marijuana meltdown

By Copy Editor

April 21, 2014

Ralph Morgan was always interested in medicine and business, two fields that have become the crux of his hectic life in Denver.Morgan is the owner, founder and co-founder of multiple cannabis dispensaries and businesses, including Organa Labs, a company that makes alternative cannabis products such as sublingual cannabis tablets and organic cannabis honey oil. Morgan is also co-founder of the O.penVAPE product campaign, whi...

Astronaut hearts shift in microgravity

Astronaut hearts shift in microgravity

April 14, 2014

According to recent findings, astronauts experiencing lengthy stays outside Earth’s gravity experience a change of heart—a shape shift to be exact.A March 29 study presented to the American College o...

Alumna takes the reigns of a Chicago arts foundation

Alumna takes the reigns of a Chicago arts foundation

April 7, 2014

As of late February, Kemati Janice Porter, a 1976 Creative Writing alumna, has been named the Interim Executive Director of the eta Creative Arts Foundation. The new position came after eta entered a transitional period when their former Executive Director resigned, a...

Internet exercises get mixed reviews from fitness experts

Internet exercises get mixed reviews from fitness experts

By Zareen Syed

April 7, 2014

With the help of online gurus and free home-workout YouTube channels, fitness fiends can get exercise instruction and motivation from the comfort of their own homes.However, these increasingly popular on...

Columbia expands composting program

Columbia expands composting program

March 31, 2014

Composting on campus is more convenient for students now that the college has put to use a nearly $5,200 grant from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity from the spring of 2012. The grant allowed Columbia to place 13 new composting bins in student-cente...

New WNBA contract aims to keep players in the U.S.

New WNBA contract aims to keep players in the U.S.

March 17, 2014

The WNBA and the Players Association signed a collective bargaining agreement March 7 that allows teams to expand their rosters from 11 players to 12 and offers cash incentives for players to stay in the...

How-to: Simple Sun Salutation

March 17, 2014

Sivananda Yoga's approach to the sun salutation brings prana, or energy, into the body with an emphasis on correct breathing techniques. Katrina Ryan, a yoga instructor at the Columbia Dance Center, 1306 ...

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