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Marques Jones, a senior cinema art + science major, has launched his rap career by the stage name Nick Astro. He will perform as one of eight student headliners at Manifest on May 16 and is currently working on his second independent project, an EP titled Light Skin With That Afro, which will drop this summer.

Featured Artist: Marques Jones

May 12, 2014

Marques Jones, a senior cinema art + science major better known by his stage name Nick Astro, began his rap career by branding himself as that “light skin with that afro.” Growing up li...

Miniature Tigers not so small anymore

Miniature Tigers play in New York City Feb. 14 (above) to promote their new record, Cruel Runnings, scheduled for release May 27.

By Weston Pagano

May 5, 2014

Having originally met through Myspace, the indie-pop quartet Miniature Tigers comes from humble beginnings and was named one of the 25 best bands on the social network site by Rolling Stone in 2006. Miniature T...

May Day Rally

May 5, 2014

International Workers' Day is an annual holiday on May 1 that celebrates solidarity among workers around the world. A holiday march kicked off the holiday at the historic site of the Haymarket Riots, the H...

Common Ground, Columbia’s LGBTQ student group, advocated for preferred first name changes, which lets student change their first names on student IDs, email addresses and other college documents.

College adopts new gender-inclusive policies

April 28, 2014

After a year of outcry from LGBTQ students, administrators have finalized policies for gender-inclusive housing and preferred first name changes. As of Feb. 11, students can request to change their first name on Oasis, which will officially change their first initial on their email...

Favorite Recipe

Key lime cupcakes

April 28, 2014

During the awkward transitional period from winter to spring, I often do things to reassure myself that winter may finally be melting away. This includes eating foods that are associated with warm sum...

What’s in a name? Inconsistencies in the weed industry could mean inaccurate strain classification and bad bud

Strains

By Assistant Campus Editor

April 21, 2014

OG Kush, PurpleHaze, Grand-daddy Purp, Sour Diesel—these are the unconventional names of some of your local dispensary’s most popular weed strains, each promising its own unique experience. But accordi...

KCBX Terminals Co. stores stockpiles of petroleum coke on the banks of the Calumet River on the Southeast Side. KCBX must fully enclose its stockpiles within two years under regulation imposed March 13 by Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

Petcoke stockpiles face stricter rules

April 14, 2014

After months of fielding complaints from Southeast Side residents, legislation to regulate petroleum coke, or petcoke—a harmful waste product of oil refineries that is stored along the banks of the Calumet Riv...

Microbeads

State tries to scrub away microbeads

April 7, 2014

The tiny plastic beads found in exfoliating cleansers may unclog pores, but environmental researchers claim they also clog waterways, harm marine life and pollute local lakes, prompting state legislator...

Video Poll: Rideshare vs. Taxi

April 7, 2014

In this week's Video Poll, Columbia students discuss whether they prefer to use rideshare services, taxis or a different form of transportation entirely. Ridesharing has become more popular since the ...

Ellis Peters’ designs are inspired by music, art and the HBO series “Game of Thrones.” The clothes embody the rebellious nature of youth.

Featured Artist: Ellis Peters

March 17, 2014

Ellis Peters, a junior marketing communication major, saw his creations paraded down the runway for the first time during a March 8 fashion show benefiting the United Nations Children’s Fund at Depaul’s Cortelyou Commons, 2324 N. Fremont St. Peters’ dark, urban streetwear pie...

Coffee with the president

Students and president talk spaces

March 3, 2014

The Johnson Publishing Building, 820 S. Michigan Ave., took center stage during “Coffee with the President,” a series of events where students can participate in an open conversation with President Kwang Wu-Kim, due to a lack of student spaces and the need for a campus student...

Go tax yourself

By Managing Editor

February 24, 2014

By 2014 it’s pretty common knowledge that America is fat.The obesity rate has been ballooning for years, people aren’t getting enough exercise and First Lady Michelle Obama has made it her personal crusade to convince kids to eat their veggies. The current state of physical health in the U.S. is laughable, but the nation’s Body Mass Index is ultimately determined by its citizens, not its government.In Illinois’ late...

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