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Garcia not done yet, runoff brings six more weeks of campaigning

By Metro Reporter

February 25, 2015

The work is not over for Jesus “Chuy” Garcia supporters who danced the night away to blaring basses and saxophones.With 34 percent of the vote Garcia, a Cook County Commissioner, forced Mayor Rahm Emanuel into a runoff that will take place on April 7.For Garcia supporters at the Albambra Palace Resturant, the news comes as no surprise. Foreseeing the runoff, supporters wore buttons urging voters to turn out on April 7. S...

Ridesharing App Companies Increasing Safety Protocols

Ridesharing App Companies Increasing Safety Protocols

By Sarah Martinson

February 2, 2015

Due to increased customer concerns after two Uber Chicago drivers were arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting passengers, Uber is starting a new safety initiative to protect its riders.In recent mo...

Student athletes rep Big Ten

Student athletes rep Big Ten

By Sports & Health Reporter

January 26, 2015

The Big Ten Conference announced Jan. 13 that Northwestern University student athlete Nandi Mehta will be one of three representatives for the NCAA’s new Division I autonomy governance structure. Meh...

Fall grads deserve commencement

By Editorial Board

December 8, 2014

Hundreds of seniors graduate at the end of each fall semester without a ceremony dedicated specifically to them. These seniors must choose to walk the spring before or wait for the next ceremonies the following spring or not walk across the stage at all.Hosting a fall commencement ceremony is a worthwhile venture that the administration should consider because of the significant number of students who graduate in December.In Spring...

Riot Fest 2014

Riot Fest 2014

September 22, 2014

South African rap-rave trio, Die Antwoord, rocks Riot Stage during the 2014 Riot Festival at Humboldt Park. During the performance, the crowd took its time getting Ninja back to the barriers after he do...

NFL scores touchdown against domestic violence

By Editorial Board

September 8, 2014

Following intense public scrutiny, the National Football League announced Aug. 28 that players would face increased penalties for domestic violence offenses.In July, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice received a two-game suspension for assaulting his fiancée, an act that was caught on camera and made public. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell experienced backlash for the light punishment he issued. It was a significantly mo...

Pimp my diploma: Columbia gives a new look to its sheepskin

Pimp my diploma: Columbia gives a new look to its sheepskin

May 5, 2014

Columbia graduates are about to look more legit. To address graduates’ com- plaints that employers question the legitimacy of their 9-by-9 inch square diplomas, which were implemented in ...

Too much tourism chips away at America’s parks

By Opinions Editor

May 5, 2014

Despite our obsession with technology and urban sprawl, people have always been attracted to the beauty in nature. Every year, millions of people flock to Yellowstone National Park, the White Cliffs of Dover, Mount Everest and other tourist meccas, but these assets are beginning to show wear from the constant traffic. To preserve the natural wonders of the world—and the money they attract—governments need to pay more a...

‘Noah’ rocks the boat, nearly capsizes

‘Noah’ rocks the boat, nearly capsizes

April 7, 2014

Director Darren Aronofsky ("Black Swan," Requiem for a Dream") has taken on a subject rife with controversy for his first big-budget blockbuster "Noah." A biblical epic is a risky project, and religion...

Featured Artist: Dan Shearer

Featured Artist: Dan Shearer

March 31, 2014

Dan Shearer, senior radio major and music director of WCRX, Columbia’s student radio station, received a first place trophy for best station blog from the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System on March 14. He won the competition for his blog about the annual Iceland Airwaves fe...

Porn and Chicken—what could be better?

Porn and Chicken—what could be better?

March 17, 2014

Ever Monday night at the Evil Olive, 1551 W. Division St., DJ trio Porn and Chicken bring an intense blend of chaos and debauchery too racy for water cooler conversation. If the idea of dousing your hair i...

Columbia celebrates Earth with climate award

By Assistant Campus Editor

March 10, 2014

Columbia’s campus might currently be cold and dreary, but it has been selected as one of the leading green schools in the country.Columbia has been named a finalist as one of 20 U.S. colleges for the 2014 Climate Leadership Award from Second Nature, an organization whose mission is to sustainably transform higher education.Second Nature works with the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment, an organization...

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